The case and bracelet of the Oysterquartz actually debuted in 1975 on the cheap fake Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date ref. 1530. Most Rolex scholars believe the case and bracelet were designed with the Oysterquartz as the goal, but Swiss made replica Rolex finished producing those parts before the quartz movement was ready. So the brand released a “trial run” in 1975, powered by its automatic caliber 1570. This super clone Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date model featured a smooth bezel and Oyster-like bracelet, as pictured above.
At the same time, AAA replica Rolex also released reference 1630. It was a Datejust model with the exact same case, but with a gold fluted bezel and a Jubilee-esque two-tone bracelet. It is believed that less than 1,500 examples of references 1530 and 1630 were produced. Once the Oysterquartz calibers were ready, these two “trial” copy watches online went the way of the dodo.
So what about that cheesy “Nautilina” nickname in the title of this article?
Well, I’ll be honest; you can thank Rob Nudds for that. He thought I’d design a new watch based on that idea, but it’s pretty clear that 1:1 fake Rolex doesn’t really need my help. So, sorry Rob, I kind of dropped the ball on that one. But who needs an all-new “Nautilina” when you already have this? I hereby nickname the perfect replica Rolex Oysterquartz “the Rolex Loyal Oak.” Bonus points go to me for an even cheesier nickname…
The matter of alternatives
So could the luxury replica Rolex Oysterquartz aesthetic scratch your Royal Oak itch? Could it be the perfect “alternative” you never knew you needed? Personally, I really like it, and I think for me, it could. Especially in the above configuration with that clean “Buckley” dial. But the answer really depends on what you want from your Swiss movement copy watch.
If you want a Royal Oak because it’s a Royal Oak, I believe you shouldn’t buy anything except the real deal. Settling, in the end, usually leads to dissatisfaction — at least that’s what I have found in my high quality copy watches collecting journey. But if you simply like the look and the idea of Genta styling, the Oysterquartz could be an interesting option for you. If you’re OK with going vintage and don’t need the latest tech, the Rolex Oysterquartz replica Paypal could certainly do the trick. If you want a grab-and-go watch that you’ll never have to wind, it goes without saying that an Oysterquartz could fit the bill.
And if you simply want a best Swiss fake Rolex but not just any boring one, I think an Oysterquartz is way cooler than a plain ol’ Datejust. Only about 25,000 Oysterquartz super clone watches for sale were made between 1977 and 2001. I wonder how many million mechanical Datejusts were made in the same timeframe…