Stainless steel replica watches have definitely captured the hearts and wallets of collectors, with consumers joining waitlists for desired models and praying they can snag one “at-retail”. The VIP nature of the access, and the level of spend it takes to get in the good graces of dealers, has become so significant it is arguably less expensive to just cough up the premium on the grey market.
Still, it can leave a bitter taste in your mouth knowing you’ve paid almost twice as much as the retail price of the watch. It’s just the principle really. But what if you could get your money’s worth without having to give into the infuriating, and enimgatic ecosystem of these hot watches? What if instead, precious metal options were on the table and you could actually save money? Here is a white gold fake Rolex sport watch that is cheaper than the steel sibling.
Rolex Daytona (116500LN versus 116509)
Arguably the most sought-after watch in the entire world, the stainless steel bracelet fake Rolex Daytona ref.116500LN is a watch you spot everywhere in the wild but inside a case available for purchase at retail. The 40mm stainless steel chronograph was outfitted with a sleek black ceramic bezel in 2016 when it was first announced at Baselworld four years ago – and there are no signs of demand slowing down. It has consistently sold well above retail since its debut, now commanding twice its retail price with an average after market sale value of around $29,000 USD.
Before you take the premium plunge, have you considered the Rolex ref.116509 replica with black dial in white gold and red/silver accents? The stealth wealth proposition is very high, giving the outward appearance of stainless steel – but with the heft only precious metals can command. I mean, let’s be clear here, we’re not talking about a gold Daytona on a leather strap (which is an even less expensive alternative). The case, bezel and bracelet are all made of precious white gold and the watch, in regard to horological value, has the same 4130 movement found in the current stainless steel models. The only arguable deviation from the normal Daytona aesthetic is the use of Arabic numerals and the inclusion of red accents and hands. If that subtle switch up doesn’t bother you, then maybe this is the better option to explore. You can find the 116509 in the above configuration anywhere between $23,495 – $28,000 USD putting it on par or a few thousand below the 116500LN.