The story of the UK cheap fake Rolex Explorer starts in 1953, when New Zealander Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, a Nepali Sherpa climber, became the first successful pair in the world to have reached the summit of Mt. Everest. On the wrists of these pioneers was the best 1:1 replica Rolex reference 6098 big bubbleback watches. While not yet officially called the Explorer, here is where the legend begins and leads to early references such as the 6298, 6098, 6150, 6350 and, reference of focus for today, the 6610.
In the mid 1950s AAA quality replica Rolex introduced their new movement, the caliber 1030. This new movement was Rolex’s first complete in-house built and designed movement and was chronometer rated. This next generation movement required a new generation Rolex Explorer replica Paypal and so the Wilsdorf Empire gave birth to the reference 6610 in approximately 1956.
The newly launched caliber 1030 was a lot slimmer than its ‘bubbleback’ predecessors and so a new case design was produced that was still well proportioned at 36mm with a 20mm lug width. The slimmer movement meant that a flatter caseback could be fitted to the top Swiss copy Rolex and it was this shape that became the standard for many years to come.
The 6610 also fully embraced the standard high quality replica Rolex Explorer aesthetic. The dials had the inverted triangle at twelve o’clock and the 3-6-9 numerals and now Mercedes pattern hands were always present. All the dials were gilt too. The term gilt can be misused and so to be clear, when discussing vintage wholesale copy Rolex dials the gilt refers to the glossy black dials with the text in a gold (gilt) colour.
The text is not actually printed on the gloss, but is actually relief print and the gilt text is the brass base plate of the dial showing through; a production method known as galvanic process. The dial then had a lacquer applied to protect it. There are some very rare Rolex Explorer replica watches online that had an additional line of text that was printed onto the top of the dial in either red or silver; a depth rating (50m = 165 ft). This was a way for Swiss made replica Rolex to demonstrate the capabilities of the watch for all sports and methods of exploration.