Seiko Black Series” (ref. SRPC49) and “Goldtone” (ref. SRPC44) Replica Watches

A few weeks back, Seiko replica watches launched the limited edition “Black Series’” Turtle (ref. SRPC49 ), a release accompanied by two other watches in the series: the Prospex Solar Diver (ref. SNE493) and the Prospex Solar Diver Chronograph (ref. SSC673). These three are currently available for pre-order. Following hot on the heels of that release is the “Goldtone” Turtle (ref. SRPC44), a watch that is just as bold (if not more so) and one that is in stores today.

Let’s start by looking at the “Seiko Black Series fake watches,” which Seiko says is inspired by the world of night diving. The defining characteristic of this iteration of the popular automatic Seiko diver is the “hard black” coating given to the Turtle case, bezel and crown. It may not be the most necessary or expected update, and the shape of the case—which is so crucial to the overall appearance—is slightly less pronounced when PVD or DLC coated, but it really adds an extra dimension to create a great watch in its own way. To contrast against this sea of black is a strong burst of color from the large orange minute hand, which offers great legibility. The large lumed indices are filled with Seiko’s LumiBrite in a paler orange tone—tying in nicely to the minute hand without drawing too much attention away or becoming garish.

Seiko replica watches.

As with the other recent Turtle reissues, the movement inside is Seiko’s 4r36 caliber that beats at 21,600 bph and has a power reserve of 41 hours. The day/date is displayed at three o’clock. The Turtle’s case diameter in excess of 44mm does put it slightly on the larger side, though due to the cushion case shape and the reasonable lug-to-lug distance (48mm) the Turtle has gained many fans for whom such a diameter is normally well outside the sweet spot.

The Black Series Turtle also offers a unidirectional bezel, screw down crown and 200m of water resistance. It comes shipped on a black silicone strap that matches the stealthy case finish well and means the watch is perfectly ready for water. The normally black bezel of the Turtle is given a grey finish for the 0-20 minute markings, adding a nice relief from the mass of black.

Rubber strap Seiko fake watches.

PVD or DLC finishes aren’t universally loved by everyone and only time will tell how the black coating will hold up over years of use and abuse, but coupled with the orange accents it certainly makes for a visually appealing update to the Turtle.

The Seiko copy watches are currently available for pre-order through select retailers and is due to be delivered in March 2018. The expected price is 495 EUR (this is not a US release). Details of the number of watches being produced in this limited run is also not yet known.

TAG Heuer Link Men Calibre 5 Blue Dial Stainless Steel Case Replica Watches

Thoroughly updated for 2017, the TAG Heuer Link series replica watches continue to be the sporty Swiss watchmaker’s answer to a men’s jewelry-esque “business” watch. In its newly evolved form, the Link gains a more distinct form that is both more aggressive than previous generation models and designed to catch a lot more attention. Even though there are watches in the same category as the Link at lower prices, in a lot of ways, the Link offers detailing and aesthetic touches you’d often find in much more expensive watches. Value certainly seems to be on the side of this new Calibre 5-equipped TAG Heuer Link Men collection.

The Calibre 5 is TAG Heuer’s name for the Swiss Sellita SW200 automatic. Visible through the sapphire crystal caseback window, the mostly unembellished base automatic mechanical movement powers the watch at 4Hz (28,800bph) with about two days of power reserve. The movement is basic but sufficient for the target demographic who wants TAG Heuer fake Swiss watch with Swiss movement.

Blue dial replica TAG Heuer watches.

Over on the dial we see a remarkably clean and bold face (available in three to four different colors including blue, black, and white) that almost surprisingly (in this day and age among watches of this ilk) focuses on good proportions and legibility. With that said, the dial is not without its sense of attitude and personality. The polished hands and matching hour markers feel as large as they are reflective. Not reflective in a serious legibility harming way, but rather in their ability to garner attention as anything shiny would.

Being effectively shiny as a men’s item is something that TAG Heuer got right in the Link, and in many respects, I can’t think of too many other truly contemporary men’s dressy business bracelet watches that are this boldly shiny and yet still elegantly tasteful. The hour markers and hands can afford to be so big because the rest of the dial is relatively clean and uncluttered. I would however have liked for the date disc’s color to match that of the main dial (though it does on models like the Link with the black dial).

Blue dial fake TAG Heuer hands on.

I would have also liked for the 12 o’clock hour marker to be somewhat different in design from the rest of the hour markers. This is a common practice which is valued because it helps the viewer’s mind orientate the dial when looking at it from different angles. Having a distinctive-looking 12 o’clock hour marker just overall helps with legibility, but also orientates the design so that it has a proper “up” and “down.” It might have been sufficient for them to simply make the 12 o’clock hour marker a bit wider, or even an applied version of the TAG Heuer blue dials copy watches logo. Also given the size of the hands and hour markers, I bet this watch dial would look cool with tritium gas tubes (OK, now I am just going outside of what the brand would even do).

TAG Heuer Autavia UAE Limited Edition Super-Luminova Brown Leather Strap Replica Watches

A remake modelled on the Autavia ref. 2446 “Nina Rindt” of the 1960s, the Autavia Heuer 02 is the flagship of TAG Heuer‘s Heritage line. Only just recently the base for “panda” dial Jack Heuer birthday special copy watches, the Autavia has once again been tweaked to create a 150-piece limited edition for the United Arab Emirates.

Loosely inspired by the sun and sand of the Persian Gulf, the Autavia UAE Edition has its bezel insert and chronograph registers in brown, not unlike the faded “tropical” dials that are fashionable amongst vintage watch enthusiasts.

Brown leather strap TAG Heuer replica watches.

The dial itself is cream, with the Super-Luminova TAG Heuer replica watches on the hands and hour markers done in a tan shade, once again to mimic the look of vintage watches.

Though TAG Heuer has begun to introduce regional or national editions with increasing frequency of late, they are affordable and mostly attractive, as this one is. It’s a good looking watch, and also fairly unusual, for a relatively modest sum.

Livery aside the watch is identical to the stock model, with a 42mm steel case and the Heuer 02 movement inside. The product of industrialised production, the Heuer 02 offers a long list for features for a relatively modest price.

Hands on TAG Heuer watches copy.

It’s an automatic chronograph movement in replica TAG Heuer copy watches that’s the workhorse of the TAG Heuer line-up, featuring a column wheel, vertical clutch and a 75-hour power reserve.

TAG Heuer Heritage Autavia Calibre Heuer 02 Three Slim Dials Replica Watches

People love TAG Heuer Heritage Autavia Calibre

Ever since “The Autavia Cup” design campaign in March 2016, watch lovers have been excited about the re-issue of the TAG Heuer Autavia. The idea was to allow the public the opportunity to choose from a long list of historic Heuer Autavia watches that the TAG Heuer fake watches of today would produce and release just one year later. The summation of that is here, available for sale, and a rather special product if you understand it for what it is. I will say that while the TAG Heuer Heritage Autavia Calibre Heuer 02 is undeniably lovely, it takes a certain perspective of understanding to really appreciate what TAG Heuer did correctly here.

Prior to discussing the TAG Heuer Heritage Caliber Heuer 02 Automatic Chronograph replica watches (oddly, even though ‘Autavia’ is on the dial of the watch, it doesn’t seem to technically be the name of the watch as of writing on the TAG Heuer website), I want to talk about recent background of the TAG Heuer brand and what the watch market seems to be interested in. The last decade has been a rocky time at TAG Heuer with lots of leadership changes, rapid fluctuations in the average price point of products, sometimes very large and diverse types of products, and an internal struggle of current objective priorities.

Black dial replica TAG Heuer watches.

Much of that is thought to now be resolved under the leadership of Jean-Claude Biver—modern hero of the watch industry. As the guy responsible for running the watch division of LVMH (which includes TAG Heuer, Zenith, and Hublot, as well as Louis Vuitton, Bulgari, and Dior), he is the name in charge at TAG Heuer. Jean-Claude has proven to be very open-minded as well as grand in his vision toward rebuilding the TAG Heuer brand.

To be classic

One of the things that Jean-Claude seemingly identified is that while TAG Heuer men’s classic copy watches had some impressive offerings over the last decade, few of their products felt particularly timeless or classy. Knowingly or not, Biver’s mission seemed to be one that included returning TAG Heuer to being a design icon. Part of that is intelligently leveraging everything the brand has done until now. The best way to do that? Look at what the brand’s collectors are pining over. Particularly interesting to many serious watch collectors are driving-themed chronographs from the 1960s and 1970s. Who was making a lot of those? Heuer of course. Thus, TAG Heuer today “owns” the history of making these old chronographs, which are today coveted by uber fans. Does it make sense to make those same designs again for today?

TAG Heuer red leather strap replica watches.

This very question has been one of the most popular in the contemporary watch industry, but it can be answered in the affirmative in a surprisingly large number of ways. Sometimes rebuilding something old works out to being an amazing idea, and sometimes the idea is dead before it left the factory. In answering the question of how to make history relevant for today, TAG Heuer has never answered better than with the Autavia Calibre Heuer 02. I’ll attempt to explain my reasoning for this below.

I will however offer the summary of my argument now. I feel that the combination of using a beautiful, effective, and classic design mixed with a thoroughly modern and competent construction that’s properly packaged for today’s consumers is the formula TAG Heuer followed for success here. The reality is that the Autavia is in no way a “vintage” watch outside of its aesthetic. In all respects this is a totally “today” machine. I’m going to invent a new term for watches like this and that is a watch wearing “vintage camouflage.”