UK Wonderful Seiko Prospex Diver Scuba SBEE001 And SBEE002 Giugiaro Design Limited Edition Replica Watches Review

The ongoing partnership between Seiko and Giugiaro Design isn’t slowing down. But today we see not a fresh design but one created with the Italian design company 30-some years ago, the wonderful fake Seiko Prospex Diver Scuba SBEE001 and SBEE002 watches based on models from the 1980s. As many of the Seiko Giugiaro watches have been chronographs, which is fitting as Giugiaro is perhaps best known for its automotive design, dive watches at least offer some welcome variety. And the quirky asymmetrical (G-Shock Frogman-like) design perhaps most associated with the Seiko Giugiaro watches is back again.

The Giugiaro-designed Seiko replica watches are distinctive and recognizable, to say the least, and you can probably spot most of them from across a room. The Giugiaro watches are exercises in design and have included many affordable models like these as well as higher-end watches like the Astron. Only earlier this month, we were surprised by the release of this delicate fake Seiko Astron Giugiaro Design Limited Edition SSE121 GPS watch (which is probably the coolest-looking Seiko Astron I’ve seen). While the Astron also had that offset design of the case in relation to the lugs and strap, the new Seiko Prospex Diver Scuba Giugiaro Design models have more in common with the Seiko x Giugiaro 30th Anniversary Spirit Smart watch – though note that the case is offset in the other direction.

For the SBEE001 and SBEE002 watches Seiko didn’t tone back the ’80s in them at all. The Seiko Prospex Diver Scuba Giugiaro Design limited editions appear to be faithful to the original reference 7C43-7A00 (above) in about every respect. The yellow dial replica Seiko Prospex Diver Scuba Giugiaro Design reference SBEE001 is steel with a blue dial, and the SBEE002 is gold-toned steel with a gold dial. Both have plastic outer cases with a strange bumpy texture which looks rather, well, plasticky in these official images.

Measuring 43.8mm wide, 48mm lug to lug, and 11.2mm thick, on what looks like a somewhat thin silicone strap, the proportions of the offset case are even more pronounced. Over the dial is “curved glass.” While in the Seiko Prospex collection, the dial does not indicate that but it does indicate the case’s 200m water resistance. Inside the black strap fake Seiko Prospex Diver Scuba SBEE001 and SBEE002 Giugiaro Design is the 7N36 quartz movement with an accuracy of -/+ 15 seconds per month that indicates the time, date, and day of the week.

Fantastic UK Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Italdesign Edition Replica Watches

The Geneva Motor Show will take place just before Baselworld 2017, and one of the most eagerly anticipated cars at the show will be Italdesign’s new hypercar. Founded by Giorgetto Giugiaro, Italdesign is a design and engineering company with a long history, and this will be their first foray into making a proper car. To commemorate the occasion, Italdesign has also teamed up with delicate Roger Dubuis replica to create the new replica Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Italdesign Edition watch.

But before we talk about the watch, here’s a little history about Italdesign. The main thing to know is that Italdesign is responsible for some of the greatest-looking cars in the history of the automobile. For example, Italdesign designed the fantastic-looking Maserati MC12 and the sexy Alfa Romeo Brera. Going further back, they were also the firm behind the DeLorean DMC-12 – surely one of most recognizable cars in the world – and also the first generation Volkswagen Golf and Scirocco. It is an enviable CV of car design.

And now, Italdesign wants to make cars proper. Heading this effort will be a new company called “Italdesign Automobili Speciali” and they will be primarily focused on making extremely limited edition cars. Now, since this is particularly relevant to the watch and an interesting development in itself, let’s talk a bit more about Italdesign’s newest car. At the time of writing, this car doesn’t have a proper name yet, but we do know that it looks absolutely bonkers, and it will be super fast. Thanks to an all carbon fiber chassis and a massive naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10 engine, the unnamed supercar will be able to hit 60mph in just 3.2 seconds. The car will hit speeds of over 205mph. Only five units will be made.

Now, let’s talk about the watch. The cool fake Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Italdesign Edition watch is clearly based on Roger Dubuis’ Excalibur Spider Single Tourbillon watch. That watch is notable because features a highly skeletonized dial that shows off Roger Dubuis’ Geneva Seal-stamped caliber RD505SQ to its fullest.

The stainless steel case replica Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Italdesign Edition watch is no different but features a few aesthetic cues that make it stand out. Since Italdesign is based in Italy – and obviously emphasizes its Italianness – the watch features the colors of the Italian flag with red, white, and green accents, as Italdesign has made a signature of their brand. We will note, this also more or less matches the car’s color scheme.

The 45mm-wide multi-layer carbon case, for example, features a white ceramic bezel marked with red liquid ceramic. The DLC-coated titanium crown comes with red vulcanized rubber. On the dial, the flange features red minute markers and even a tiny Italian flag at 11 o’clock. The white gold hour and minute hands also feature red tips filled with white SuperLuminova. And finally, the black rubber strap, for instance, features red, white, and green stitching. It wouldn’t be a stretch to call the Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Italdesign Edition watch patriotic!

The highly skeletonized dial leaves nothing to the imagination, as the caliber RD505SQ is exposed in all its glory. There is a large flying tourbillon with a tourbillon carriage in the shape of the Celtic Cross at 7 o’clock, and all plates and bridges are circular-grained and coated with NAC treatment. The caliber RD505SQ is hand-wound and has a single barrel that offers a power reserve of 60 hours.

Certainly, the black strap replica Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Italdesign Edition watch is a good match for Italdesign’s new hypercar. Both are Italian and both are produced in extremely limited units. The fake Roger Dubuis Excalibur Spider Italdesign Edition watch will be limited to just 8 pieces, which is curious because Italdesign’s new hypercar is, as I mentioned earlier, limited to 5 units. Wouldn’t it make more sense for the watch to be available in the same number as the car?

Wonderful UK Replica Pocket Watch Inspired Pramzius Trans-Siberian Railroad Watches

Pramzius replica is a new watch brand with the unique mission of bringing the delciate fake Pramzius Trans-Siberian Railroad pocket watch back, but in the form of a wristwatch. Our company has been importing watches from Eastern Europe and Russia for the better part of two decades, with names you know like Vostok-Europe, Sturmanskie and Tsikolia. In late 2015 we decided to launch our own brand drawing from our many years of experience with watches from this part of the world.

Pramzius, which is named for the mythological Baltic Ruler of Time, will use inspirations from one of the eight countries that border the Baltic Sea. For the first edition, we chose for inspiration a Russian railroad pocket watch popular in decades past built by a company that sadly ceased operation in 2007. As a result, we built this first model to be “unapologetically big” at 48 mm in order to be sized similarly to the inspiration watch. We wanted the first Pramzius to be a pocket watch for the wrist, and a quite specific one at that.

The original pocket watch maintained popularity throughout its run and was really just a cool piece. The simple dial and that amazing relief image of the train on the back made the watch a must-have for collectors of Russian timepieces as well as devotees to pocket watches. We actually sold the original watch in North America for many years before the company that built them folded, and it was always one of our co-founder’s personal favorites. He has several in his private collection.

Despite our love of the original, we knew the blue steel pointer replica Pramzius Trans-Siberian would have to incorporate critical updates from the inspiration piece for today’s watch consumer demands. The case, crystal and crown, among other things, are all significantly improved. The original was plated brass, and the Pramzius is all surgical-grade stainless steel.

We also know that watch owners really enjoy multiple strap options these days, so we are having three made for the white dial fake Pramzius Trans-Siberian – a bund or lagarto style, a nylon Zulu style, and a more traditional wide-grain leather version that still has the screw-in system for security. The base model automatically comes with two straps, with the third as an optional upgrade. And for those who love the piece but perhaps don’t see themselves wearing it, we are offering an optional cherry wood veneer stand made right here in Connecticut that can convert the Trans-Siberian into a desk clock.

For the engine, instead of a pocket-watch movement with a sub-dial second hand, we went with the NH38 open heart movement built by SII, so that the open heart displays where the sub seconds would normally appear. We wanted the quality that comes from fake Seiko but we also wanted to have the configuration speak to the pocket watch legacy. The open heart accomplishes both and puts a new twist on the whole theme.

With all that said, for us, the case back is as important to the watch’s identity as anything else. We insisted the case back feature the large, 3D rendering of the original train that appeared on the inspiration watch. That was really what made the original such a sought after piece. The acrylic crystal on the inspiration watch is upgraded to a K1 mineral (or optional sapphire) crystal. The watch is also a numbered, limited edition of only 999 per dial while the original was a continuous production. Nobody actually knows how many were ever produced.

The inspiration watch also had new luminous material, which is not that uncommon for pocket watches. So, that was another change we knew we would be making. We are lume nuts. We won’t personally wear watches that don’t have excellent lume and there was no way we were going to produce timepieces that didn’t rock great luminous material.

This is a watch for those who love bright, highly visible lume. The Super-Luminova on the brown leather strap fake Pramzius lights up the night and splits the dark. The full-lume dial on the white model is, of course, a stand out. However the lume on the blue and black dials is also excellent, with the black sporting the coveted blue color lume. The lume on the full lume dial is C3, which is the brightest offered by Super-Luminova. The black and blue use one of the newest compounds, BGW09, which allows for the wider variety of color options. Something of note: we apply 15 to 20 coats of lume (well beyond any industry standard) and we silk screen between layers to provide the maximum illumination from the bottom layer all the way to the top.

Even though this is not a dive watch, we at replica Pramzius insisted on 10 ATM water resistance. Our goal was not to simply recreate the original pocket watch and put it on a strap. We wanted to create something new that is true to the inspiration but also a solid upgrade in material and workmanship. If you are a fan of big watches with stand out lume and are looking for something that won’t look like what is on everyone’s wrist, the Pramzius Tran-Siberian is definitely for you.

Recommendation Of Several UK Fake Jaeger-LeCoultre Atelier Reverso Classic Large Duo Small Second Watches

Watch buyers are becoming increasingly sophisticated and discerning. They no longer just want a well-made, handsome watch. They want exclusivity and the ability to customize a watch to their tastes, and that is why the wonderful replica Jaeger-LeCoultre Atelier Reverso program was born. Unveiled last year as part of the Reverso’s 85th anniversary, the Atelier Reverso program allows watch lovers to customize their Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso with dozens of dial and strap options. According to fake Jaeger-LeCoultre, a staggering 5277 combinations are possible. Well, there are going to be a couple more because the brand has just announced three new dial options for the men’s Reverso Classic Duo Small Second watch.

As you can see, the three new dial options are Electric Blue, Military Marble, and Tiger’s Eye. But before we talk more about the new dial options let’s recap the white scale Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Classic Large Duo Small Second watch. It comes in a stainless steel case and measures 47mm by 28.3mm and is 10.3mm thick, which means it is quite modestly sized. It has two faces – hence the Duo name – driven by a single movement, allowing it to display time in two time zones. Water-resistance is 30 meters.

The movement within is the hand-wound JLC Calibre 854A/2, which is a fairly simple movement that beats at 3Hz and is made out of 160 parts with 19 jewels. Power reserve is a standard-range 40 hours.

The exquisite fake Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Classic Large Duo Small Second watch comes with two dials that the wearer can flip between with the watch still on the wrist (in case you are unfamiliar with the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso concept). The main watch dial is in silver and features a vertical brushed finish and a hand guilloche center with a small seconds indicator at 6 o’clock. The hands are blued for an added touch of elegance. All in all, like most other delicate replica Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso watches, the main dial of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Classic Large Duo Small Second oozes lots of Art Deco cool and elegance.

If you flip the case around, you will be greeted by the second Travel Time dial. On the regular green dial fake Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Classic Large Duo Small Second watch, this dial features Clous de Paris engraving and a handy day/night indicator. But now, there are three new dial options featuring exotic stones. Let’s get into these three new dial options right now.

The three new dial options are, again, Electric Blue, Military Marble, and Tiger’s Eye. Electric Blue features a striking matte blue register atop blue Clous de Paris markings on the dial. Military Marble consists of a matte green register surrounded by a unique-looking green marble. And finally, Tiger’s Eye features a reddish brown register in the center of the dial surrounded by Tiger’s Eye stone, which has distinctive alternating bands of various shades of brown and gold. And if you want, brown dial Jaeger-LeCoultre replica also offers matching straps to go with these three new dials.

I have always liked white gold case fake Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso watches with two faces, and I think these three new dial options will be popular amongst Reverso fans who want something a little out of the ordinary. Personally, I’m quite fond of dials made out of exotic stones as I find them to look much more interesting and dynamic. Of the trio, the Electric Blue dial doesn’t really do much for me, and I’m more intrigued by the Military Marble and Tiger’s Eye dial options. Military Marble is definitely something unusual and could be interesting in the flesh. On the other hand, Tiger’s Eye is a wonderfully striking stone and I think it would make for a visually arresting watch dial.

UK Panerai Luminor Base 8 Days Acciaio PAM561 Replica Watches Review

From a strictly military perspective, wearing a white dial dive watch on a mission would possibly cause your fellow commando soldiers to smack you in the back of the head. But what the white dial replica Panerai Luminor Base 8 Days Acciaio PAM561 lacks in historical accuracy and stealth capabilities it makes up for by being one of the more affordable, in-house-movement-equipped and refreshing-looking alternatives in a sea of boring black and blue dial watches.

Panerai may be a brand of only a handful of – admittedly very similar – collections, yet it still is one among few that have an almost unearthly power in bringing their first-time customer back for another model… and then another, and another, and so on. As such, I don’t think that the brown leather strap fake Panerai Luminor Base 8 Days Acciaio PAM561 is a typical “first Panerai” – for that, check out our Cost of Entry article on the most affordable Panerai you can buy.

I picked the stainless steel case replica Panerai PAM561 specifically because I wanted to review a Panerai that isn’t an obvious choice but something one might actually end up considering after looking at the current production line-up of the brand. Clad in a 44mm-wide Luminor case, it is a simple, legible, and among Panerai watches, competitively priced offering that also packs a more unusual hand-wound, in-house-made movement with an 8-day power reserve.

Aesthetics & Wearability

Being the simple watch that it is, there isn’t much pizzazz to get distracted by. But that just means that the fewer number of consequently more prominent elements have to work together all the better – and, with one notable gripe notwithstanding, they do.To this day, I remain positively baffled by how ingenious this Luminor case design is, especially in 44mm where proportions with the dial elements I find more spot on than the 47mm. The larger case is proportionate but often too large to work well with the dial, in my opinion.

The perfectly round bezel looks both elegant and masculine, while the cushion-shaped case with its tall profile (unlike the sloped 1950 variant) and straight lugs operates in brilliant harmony with it. The black scale fake Panerai PAM561 has a fully polished case which is not as impressive as exteriors with alternating finishings can be: it really is a polished mass of steel without any sharp angles, complex corners and edges, or particularly fascinating details anywhere. It is your bog-standard Luminor case that is attractive as a whole and at a glance, but not for its selfishly complicated intricacies.

Of the two minor details I would still point out that go beyond mere proportions, first is how the four corners of the middle case are curved downwards, which takes the edges of the corners away and makes them better complement the round dial and bezel. The second is the profile of the crown guard – not something many would look at. Its bottom side is completely flat to keep it as high above the wrist as possible (though at times, it does dig into the skin), while its top part is angled upwards, towards the wearer. This, you don’t necessarily realize even when looking at the watch at a slight angle, but it does add more sophistication to this over-60-year-old military design.

Speaking of this component, oddly enough, Panerai decided to add a fully satin-finished crown guard on the completely polished case. This isn’t something that would stand out immediately at first look, but once spotted wasn’t something that I could quite get used to over the few weeks with the fake Panerai Luminor Base 8 Days Acciaio PAM561. This aesthetic element is sort of like an exaggerated take on alternating finishing. I will say that, from afar, I found it possibly adds a more quality look than what the PAM561 would have had with a polished crown guard to go with the reflective case. It isn’t a maker or breaker of the aesthetics but rather something that I think is a bit odd at first, but ultimately, justified.

Typical Panerai treats include the reassuringly snappy crown guard lever – that I liked to fiddle with whenever I had a brief moment to spare in a queue or on public transport. It is something I find myself reaching for and disappointedly not finding after strapping on other watches. Also appreciated was the 24mm lug width that opens up a virtually infinite supply of strap options.
Panerai will sell you calf and buffalo leather straps from CHF 220 going up to CHF 360 for alligator ones. But frankly, at this point, there is such a vast selection of aftermarket straps that you’d be highly encouraged to shop around there (and support those guys, as well).

 

The black “Calf Monte Carlo” leather strap that the elegant replica Panerai Luminor Base 8 Days Acciaio PAM561 is supplied with is of decent quality, but nothing notable that would really add or take away from its overall appearance and impression. If anything, this black-on-black option I think is a bit safe and boring, especially as this white dial version is all about more vivid colors and pushing regular, safe aesthetics to the side a bit. Apart from looks, wearability is as great as it always is with a Panerai, as the watch is held firm and secure thanks to the ample width, thickness, and rigidity of the strap and its massive, Panerai-marked pin buckle.

Dial & Legibility (& My Only Gripe)

The dial is more unusual not just in its color but also in its markings, with Arabic numerals all around (unlike your more typical Panerai dials that only have numerals for 12, 3, 6, and 9 with baton markers everywhere else) plus an additional and, again, rarer 60-minute track on the periphery. The numerals are not lumed, only the hands and the pips on the periphery of the dial are. All of these are painted on the dial’s surface as the luminous pointer fake Panerai Luminor Base 8 Days Acciaio PAM561 has a solid dial rather than the famed Panerai sandwich dial.

Sandwich dials are fun and all, but your first Panerai more than likely had that already, and the fake Paenrai PAM561 is more like your second or third in the line, as I mentioned above, where you do want something new in the subtleties that render one Panerai different from another. The prominent “8 DAYS” marking above six o’clock refers to the P.5000 in-house caliber – but before we move on to that, just one more word (and my only gripe with the PAM561) on legibility.

The black numerals and the black painted hands with their off-white (but not faux vintage!) center contrast beautifully against the sharp white dial – the lume pips and the center of the hands turn noticeably green even when it’s bright outside, the famously excellent Panerai lume is so strong. Stay inside for longer, though, and as the lume discharges (and doesn’t receive much charge from ambient lights), these elements go back to being white.

Everlastingly good color contrast aside, however, the only two hands on the fake Panerai PAM561 are just way too short. I noticed this in official images but even during the excitement of unpacking a freshly received review unit, they soon stood out for me as too short – and, frankly, I don’t see why this was necessary. The minute hand falls way short of the track it’s by definition supposed to reach, and the hour hand sometimes just looks “lost” in the sea of white, coming in way too short to be even remotely close to the outer edge of the dial (it barely reaches halfway across).

Perhaps longer and heavier hands would have put additional strain on the movement, but if anything, an 8-day power reserve movement should have enough torque to move these thin and light hands around. I personally will go so far as to say I would have traded a day or two of power reserve for longer hands.

Elegant UK Tudor Heritage Black Bay Chronograph Replica Watches Hands-On

We looked forward to seeing new iterations of Tudor’s highly successful fake Tudor Heritage Black Bay line at Baselworld 2017 – but this is something that we didn’t expect. A new chronograph watch with an “outside group movement,” it is officially called the wonderful replica Tudor Heritage Black Bay Chrono. In short, its surprising combination of typical chronograph and dive watch design elements powered by a new-for-the-brand chronograph movement leaves us with a lot to discuss.

We’ve covered this delicate fake Tudor several times in the past, and for all details you could possibly want on it, check out our comparison test of the Heritage Black Bay Black and the Rolex Submariner 114060 here. In a nutshell, the most notable contributors to the success of the Heritage Black Bay beyond its competitive price point are its great legibility, powerful in-house movement, and perhaps above all else, its elegant, clean, purposeful looks.

With the luminous scale fake Tudor Heritage Black Bay Chronograph, Tudor has added a new and, again, sort of unexpected element by turning a full-on dive watch into a “diver chronograph” – a very sensitive, complicated combination that we have seen both work well and not work well in the past. A quick rundown of the mixed elements in this watch are as follows: the tachymeter scale, two sub-dials at 3 and 9 o’clock, central seconds hand and two screw-down pushers for the chronograph; a highly legible dial with large and bold indices and hands, the red “meters first” text and the so-called “big crown” for the diver.

Tudor made a risky move by merging all these traits to pretty much completely remove the brown leather strap fake Tudor Heritage Black Bay from its comfort zone of being a clean-looking, vintage-inspired dive watch and turn it into what we could best categorize as a diver and/or sporty chronograph. The boldness of the move comes in how watch enthusiasts (many of whom are Tudor fans and customers) often tend to prefer single-purpose designs and purpose-built products to feature-laden and multi-purpose ones as the former tend to age and look better and also work with a wider range of situations and attire.

Tudor thus far has pretty much excelled at nailing this “purpose built” ethos throughout its Heritage Black Bay, Pelagos, and even their Heritage Chrono lines. Now, the stainless steel case Tudor Heritage Black Bay Chrono is the first to really go in a totally different direction and blend two into one… Which begs the question, can it win the hearts of both Black Bay and Heritage Chrono enthusiasts, find a new customer base, or suffer from what some do-it-all products do and fall to the floor between two chairs?

In steel and at 41mm wide, it is as wearable and comfortable as any Black Bay before, and the leather straps are especially good this time around, though we are still not fans of the woven straps. There also is a riveted bracelet that we saw debut last year when the exquisite replica Tudor Heritage Black Bay received its update from an ETA movement to Tudor’s in-house caliber. Wearability, therefore, is still great and the sizing remains timeless – if you want a larger Black Bay you’ll have to go with the bronze iteration. Water-resistance is rated at 200 meters (as is noted on the dial with a vintage-watch-enthusiast-enticing red lettering) thanks to the screw-down crown and pushers.

 

The charming replica Tudor Heritage Black Bay Chrono debuts the brand’s new chronograph caliber MT5813, a column-wheel, vertical clutch and silicon balance spring-equipped, COSC chronometer-certified caliber. Serving as its base is the Breitling Caliber B01, Breitling’s flagship chronograph movement and, in fact, the Tudor Caliber MT5813 is manufactured by Breitling but updated with Tudor’s proprietary adjustable moment of inertia balance wheel, hairspring, and finishes.

Though the proprietary movement is manufactured by Breitling, the solid case-back of the Black Bay Chrono does say Calibre Manufacture twice on it. In return, Breitling will receive Tudor’s MT5612 calibre (a three-hand with date) and use it as their Breitling B20 (as in the new Superocean Heritage II). So yes, Tudor and Breitling are sharing resources in what the brands refer to as a “complimentary partnership” of offering services to one another – an intelligent move considering both the history and present state of the watch industry.

Power reserve is an impressive 70 hours and operating frequency is an expected 4Hz. Indications include hours and minutes via the typical Black Bay handset, two sub-dials with running seconds on the left and a 45-minute counter on the right and, new for the Black Bay, a white date at six. Legibility overall is good, with only the curved crystal’s occasional glare and the large snowflake hand covering most of a chronograph sub-dial hindering it. The interesting, subtle texture of the dial helped highlight the shiny hands more, though black dials will always be outperformed by brighter ones when it comes to legibility.

The date window and tachymeter scale are two design elements that frequently cause controversy in modern watchmaking and this is especially true when you think about the Black Bay’s successful and well-loved clean/undisturbed lines. The date at six o’clock makes for a balanced and symmetrical look but the black on white text, and the square cut-out against the round indices makes it stand out more than would arguably be ideal.

Charming New UK Movado Series 800 & Heritage Calendoplan Chronograph Replica Watches

Movado is almost always immediately associated with the Museum series, and for good reason – it’s an iconic design, and one instantly recognizable as being from the brand. But those watches definitely skew towards the dressier end of the spectrum. What if you wanted something a bit, shall we say, sportier? Well, then, the just-announced the wonderful fake Movado Heritage Calendoplan and the excellent replica Movado Series 800 chronographs are quite good-looking options that retain that Movado look.

First, the Movado Heritage Calendoplan quartz chronographs very much stick to the pattern and look that we are familiar with from the brand. You have a dressier look to the watch, with a polished finish on the 43mm case. When it comes to the sapphire crystal-topped dial, though, things are mixed up a bit. For starters, there’s no polished, concave circle at the 12 o’clock position that so many Movado watches employ. In its place, we’ve got the large Explorer-style triangle.

The font showing up under that triangle reinforces the vintage theme and fits well with the overall aesthetic feel of the dials. The subdials show the running seconds, 30-minute chronograph counter, and the day of the week over at 9:30. While I do rather like the panda/inverted panda-style subregisters, it is a bit of a shame that they’re chopping off the luminous indices in spots. Oh, and as long as we’re talking about reinforcing themes, the luminous paint on the dauphine handset also helps to bring the watch a little more towards the sportier end of a dress watch.

On the other hand, if you find yourself missing the Movado circle on the dial, and want something that is truly sporty and contemporary there are the new fake Movado Series 800 quartz chronographs. These are certainly more tool-watch looking, as they have a good bit of a dive watch feel to them. But it’s a classier sort of a diver, with the 42mm case (and its bracelet) coming with some polished and glossy elements.

 

Done in a steel case and bracelet with a blue or black sunray dial with a silver-toned concave dot, SS luminescent markers and hands, and date window at 4 o’clock, these are pretty masculine-looking pieces that still maintain that Movado signature look.

As on the fake Movado Heritage Calendoplan, the replica Movado Series 800 also saw fit to chop off a few of the lumed indices. Unlike the Heritage ones, though, the Series 800 watches do not have color-matched date wheels, which seems like an odd miss. Fortunately, the aluminum bezel inserts on the watch are color-matched fairly closely. While the fake Movado Series 800 has diver looks to it, we do not (at this time) have any word on a WR rating – though one hopes you could at least take it for a swim.

These are somewhat interesting additions to the Movado collection. The replica Movado Series 800 watches definitely have the delicate replica Movado look, while giving a more robust, ready-for-anything feel to them. Surprisingly, between the two, I actually find myself more drawn to the replica Movado Heritage Calendoplan lineup – just something about those indices and the text on the dial clicks for me. Sure, it’s not instantly recognizable as being from the brand, but that’s part of the appeal as well – it speaks to an earlier time when perhaps brand design language was not as set as it can sometimes be today.