In honor of ’90s Week, I thought it would be fun to collect a few folks from the HODINKEE team and ask them to write a little bit about their favorite watch from the 1990s. Many of us are ’90s kids – or look back on the decade with rose-tinted glasses – especially when it comes to the many great Swiss made replica watches of the decade.
So, take a tour down memory lane with IWC chronographs, the youthful side of Patek Philippe, two-tone Datejusts, democratizing divers, high school G-Shocks, and the birth of a special series from Chopard – we’ve got nine of the best 1:1 fake watches from the ’90s.
What did you wear or love in the ’90s? If we missed your fav, be sure to let us know in the comments.
Myles Kusaba – Rolex Datejust 16233 Replica Watches
I don’t think any watch epitomizes the ’90s quite like two-tone luxury UK fake Rolex Datejust watches on a jubilee bracelet. That brassy dial, fluted gold bezel, and folded end links are just the sort of end-of-the-20th-century design language right in line with big-shouldered Armani suits or a ’95 Chevrolet Lumina minivan. My love for this watch is purely nostalgic though, which would also be the reason I’d buy one.
Today, wearing this copy watches wholesale would probably make me some kind of “accidental hipster,” but in my head, I would be channeling my Japanese grandpa. He’s wearing impossibly high-waisted trousers and has his hands folded behind his back, shuffling down the street with this watch on his wrist.
Rich Fordon – Patek Philippe Aquanaut Ref. 5060 Fake Watches
Most ’90s Swiss movements replica watches that come to mind were not born in the decade, but were in-vogue variants at the time – the Cartier Santos and Rolex Datejust in two-tone, for example. My pick is a truly iconic watch, born in the 1990s. This is the first Patek Philippe Aquanaut.
The reference 5060, was introduced in 1997 as a “modern” interpretation of the then decades-old Nautilus design. The idea was to attract a younger audience who scoffed at the Nautilus. To the surprise of AAA China fake Patek Philippe watches, their most seasoned clientele immediately snapped up the first run of Aquanauts leaving that younger collector with limited access. I can see why it was such a hit. From a perfect 36mm case size to the “grenade” texture on the dial that ties into a similar feel on the “composite” (rubber) strap, the first Aquanaut is the ideal luxury sport watch. Just don’t hold me accountable for the steel bracelet – I only support wearing this watch on strap!
Danny Milton – Replica TAG Heuer 2000 Watches
There’s just something about perfect TAG Heuer replica watches and the 1990s that feels right to me. It’s the peanut butter and jelly of decade and timepiece. Enthusiasts today spend considerable energy piling up on the brand, calling it names like “mall watch,” but in a ’90s context, I think that’s its strength. The TAG Heuer 2000 – in any of its designs – is my favorite top super clone watches of the decade because I think it’s both a mirror and echo of the style of the times.
My mind immediately sees the wily TAG typeface (sometimes in color, sometimes not). Spike Feresten had it right when he bought one with his paycheck from Late Night With David Letterman. It’s hard to beat ’90s TAG Heuer replica watches online site.