Real watch lovers wind their own: the 2 best mechanical replica watches

When the Quartz Crisis of the ‘70s and ’80s nearly bid RIP to the entire Swiss watch industry, threatening a future of cheap, reliable and predominantly Seiko timepieces, the idea of anyone seeking to read about the best mechanical replica watches online ever again would have been hard to fathom. Like, who needs the hassle of hand-winding when you have batteries? Boring. Dead. Idiots!

But that’s what makes mechanical fake watches for sale special, and undoubtedly brought them back from the dead. As much as an automatic movement is a marvel and quartz has its time and place, there’s just something special about a watch that relies on both its engineering and its owner to keep going. A symbiotic relationship that, really, is why we get into watches in the first place. A mechanical copy watch is a clever piece of kit, a return to analogue… sort of.

And the best part – said quartz crisis seemed to trigger a realisation among brands that mechanical replica watches paypal don’t have to cost the world. Of course you can still drop a few Swiss Francs on a special piece, but below we’ve run through some our favourites, from a Timex classic to the original military beater.

Fake Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch
We’re blowing the whole budget (and then some) on this bad boy. Swiss made replica Omega’s original lunar-conquering super watch (a version has been worn during all six landings), this particular Speedy has been turbo charged in trademark ‘Moonshine’ gold, which is a special blend gold alloy inspired by the moonlight. Nice! A punchy 42mm case of luxury fake Omega with a rubber strap and a manual-winding chrono movement and tachymeter functionality, which can measure how fast you’re plummeting towards the moon’s lonely, lonely surface. £29,200.

Replica Panerai Luminor
Watches designed for bold Italians to go really deep down into the sea, the aaa quality replica Panerai Luminor is Panerai’s crown jewel. About as clean an example as you’ll find, a stainless steel cushioned dial, Italian leather on the strap, hand-wound movement and, of course, the brand’s signature Luminor dial, allowing you to clearly read the dial even in the murky depths. Up until 1993 Swiss movement fake Panerai didn’t even offer watches to the public, they strictly made them for the Italian Navy. These were super clone watches meticulously crafted to do a job, they just so happen to look really cool while doing it. £4900.