In terms of technology, I think the Milgauss would have been a better competitor. The Milgauss uses caliber 3131, which has a magnetic shield to protect the movement. But caliber 3230, found in the latest 36mm UK cheap fake Rolex Explorer, has 70 hours of power reserve (22 more than the 3131). Perhaps I generalize a little bit here, but most Rolex owners do not care that much about the details. They’re just comfortable in knowing that these are good movements. For them, it is more about style. And when it comes to that, the best replica Rolex Explorer is a good contender to the 2017 Omega Railmaster from the 60th-anniversary collection.
The best-proportioned Explorer
In all honesty, I haven’t experienced the new luxury fake Rolex Explorer 124270 in the metal yet. This has to do with the pandemic, but also with the fact that Rolex is not delivering. However, my colleague Gerard has the 124270 on the wrist, and I happen to have the 114270, the older 36mm Rolex Explorer replica for sale, sitting in front of me. In my opinion, it is the most beautiful sports copy Rolex, and I was happy to see the brand announce the return of the 36mm model.
I’ve tried the 39mm 1:1 fake Rolex myself. But just like the Day-Date II, Day-Date 40, and Datejust II, something about these larger versions feels “off” to me. It’s like any other Royal Oak than the “Extra-Thin” — there’s nothing wrong with them until you put the 15202 (or one of its predecessors) next to it. I experienced the same with the Swiss made replica Rolex Explorer (and the Day-Date, Datejust, etc.). The 36mm Explorer is simply perfect. Therefore, it’s not only hard for the 39mm version to beat it, but it’s a tall order for the Railmaster to do so as well.
A watch with modern specs
The current UK AAA replica Rolex Explorer (ref. 124270) has had some interesting updates compared to the one I have here. It has a Rolex 3230 movement, which offers the previously mentioned 70 hours of power reserve, and has all the technology of a modern Rolex onboard. That includes the Parachrom hairspring, Paraflex shock-absorbers, and Superlative Chronometer certification with an average daily deviation of +2 / -2 seconds per day. Externally, there weren’t too many changes. The applied lume is now best quality copy Rolex’s Chromalight instead of Super-LumiNova, and the bracelet has been updated with the Easylink extension clasp.
In my opinion, it is the go-to sports Swiss movement fake Rolex if you don’t want to go 40mm or larger, or if you want to stay under the radar a bit. It has a rich history that goes back further than its official introduction in 1953, as the pre-Explorer was used by climbers of Mount Everest in 1952. But we also know that Ian Fleming, the author of the James Bond novels, wore an Rolex Explorer replica Paypal, and therefore, he made 007 wear a Rolex too. The Explorer is a classic, an icon, and whether you have a vintage 1016 or the modern 124270, in essence, it’s still the same watch.