Cockpit Companion: Longines Avigation Replica Watch Type A-7 1935

Longines continues to grow its Heritage collection, which consists of modern timepieces inspired by vintage classics from the Swiss brand’s long and rich history. The latest addition is the Longines Avigation Replica Watch Type A-7 1935 — a contemporary replica of a watch Longines provided to U.S. Army pilots starting in 1935.


The watch — a successor to the original replica Longines Avigation Watch Type A-7, launched in 2012 with a black dial — derives its heritage from Longines’s historic ties to the world of aviation and its early-20th-century pioneers — including Charles Lindbergh, who famously helped Longines design one of its most historically significant pieces, the original Hour Angle replica watch, in 1931. The vintage timepiece on which this model is based needed to meet a precise set of criteria for precision, legibility, and sturdiness in order to merit the designation “Type A-7” imposed by the Army for its pilots’ watches. Like the original model, the new Avigation Type A-7 1935 has its dial angled at 40º to the right, which enabled a pilot in a cockpit — who would wear the watch on the inside rather than the outside of his wrist — to read the time without having to release his aircraft’s control yoke.

The vintage elements on the white-lacquered dial include large, legible, honey-colored Arabic numerals; “pear skeleton” hour and minute hands in blued steel, filled in with honey varnish; and a train-track chapter ring around the perimeter. The fake watch has a 41-mm stainless steel case with a large, vintage-style fluted crown, whose original purpose was to make it easy for a pilot to operate the watch even while wearing gloves.


The Longines Avigation Watch Type A-7 1935 (the name, by the way, is an amalgam of “aviation” and “navigation”) is equipped with an automatic movement, Caliber L788.2, which is a exclusive to Longines replica and based on the reliable ETA A08.L11. In addition to powering the hours and minutes, small seconds, and date (the latter two in a subdial at 6 o’clock), the movement is equipped with a chronograph, which is driven by a column wheel and operated by a monopusher embedded in the off-center crown. It stores a power reserve of 54 hours and runs at a frequency of 28,800 vph. The central chronograph counter hand ticks off the seconds, while the subdial at 12 o’clock tallies elapsed times up to 30 minutes. The replica watch is mounted on a brown alligator strap with a steel buckle and costs $205.

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Vintage Replica Cartier Tank Eye for the Modern Guy

As I’ve previously mentioned in my take on the Jaeger-LaCoultre Reverso, I have a soft spot in my heart for square and rectangular watches. To me, they represent a period long past: an era pre-Golden Age horology, pre-Quartz Crisis, and pre-Modern: a time when a watch was either a tool or an event accessory, with little else in-between. The Cartier Tank replica watch is no exception to this nostalgia, and is in fact considered one of the icons of this style, as evidenced by the many imitators that followed it.


Cartier (the brand) has long prided itself on the Tank’s rich history. Originally developed in 1917 by Louis Cartier, and released to the general market in 1919, it went from being among the first watches handed to American General Pershing for his service during World War I, to being chosen as the timepiece of choice for President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy, to becoming — perhaps most impressively — one of the very few watch models just as popular with men as it is with women. The Cartier Tank is nothing to scoff at, and while I have number of reservations about the series overall (mostly due to the use of quartz movements in several of them), the watch has earned its place in horology and continues to evolve as a truly classic piece.


While the Cartier Tank long has long been known as a rather fashion-forward series, Cartier has always kept one or two models in its rotation that directly honor the early pieces of the 1920s. Today, those models are the Tank Louis Cartier and the Tank Solo, the first of which we will look at. The Tank Louis Cartier, for the most part, keeps to the original spirit of the Tank watch. Hitting many of the major Tank keys, the piece is housed in an 18k gold, 29.5 mm x 22 mm case, maintains a white Art Deco-style dial with black minute counter and Roman numerals, uses steel-blue sword hands, and, possibly most characteristic of all, has a sapphire-beaded crown. This particular watch is available in larger sizes with some models coming with a date wheel, and starts at a price around $9,000.


The most noticeable change between this watch and its historical predecessors is the movement; I’ll spoil the plot and tell you right now that it’s quartz. Now, of course I have already admitted to an anti-quartz bias, and Fake Cartier UK has been known to focus almost primarily on quartz movements since at least the 1970s (go check out the vintage Les Must de Cartier collection), but to me, there is little excuse for Cartier’s most historically important timepiece not to contain a traditional mechanical movement.

In truth, however, the reason why Cartier uses uses quartz movements in these watches is abundantly clear: the Cartier Tank was (and is) famous not because of superb or innovative mechanics, but much more due to a design that made it the replica watch that so many people want as their personal accessory. Andy Warhol somewhat notably said, “I don’t wear a Tank watch to tell the time. Actually, I never even wind it. I wear a Tank because it is the watch to wear!” I can only imagine that many other people shared this sentiment, and Cartier was smart enough to adjust the product accordingly.


In the spirit of Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy, the second watch we will look at is the more contemporarily designed Tank Anglaise. This watch was released in 2012, with its stated aim to “perfectly embody” Louis Cartier’s desire for seamless design. While the watch is available in 17 different variations in many different metals, sizes, and bracelets — starting from a $4,850 steel case and going all the way up to a diamond-encrusted $168,000 case — the piece has quickly caught the attention of many consumers for its modern Cartier appeal. The model I am focusing on is a steel “large model” (Ref. W5310009), housed in a 39.2 mm x 29.8 mm case, using a nine-sided protected crown with iconic sapphire tip, and on a satin-finished, polished steel bracelet. The watch also features a two-toned flinqué and silvered dial with date window, steel-blue sword hands, and traditional Tank Roman numerals and minute counter. The whole piece is powered by an automatic movement, Cartier Caliber 077.


Given a choice to wear one, I would actually prefer the Tank Louis Cartier over the Tank Anglaise. You may be wondering why, given my previous comments, but the simple truth is that I find the Anglaise, is more an accessory than a tribute. While the watch certainly pays homage to past references — with the dial’s decals, general proportions, and sapphire tipped crown — I find it lacks the historical inspiration and simplicity that defines the older Tank models. I do love the automatic movement, which I’m sure was added as an effort to pay tribute to Louis Cartier and the era of watches in which he lived. But still, this piece appears to be a push deeper into the fashion-oriented, rather than the horology-oriented, realm of the watch world.


Cartier Tank watches are undeniably cool. They’re iconic, and chances are most people (even if they aren’t watch geeks) can identify one in the wild, which always makes for a good conversation. But the series is not without flaws. While I’m positive Cartier will have no problem selling these watches for many more decades, no matter how much the brand strays from the model’s original look and feel, the Cartier Tank is one of the last remnants of the vintage Art Deco era, and I would hate to see it lose its individualistic quality. Have I mentioned that I love square watches?

For Part 6 of this series, in which I compare the vintage and modern IWC Portugieser, click here – Swiss Replica Watches.

Caleb Anderson is the Director of Outreach at the online vintage and antique watch boutique Since starting at Theo & Harris, he has garnered extensive knowledge on vintage watches, and spends much of his time sharing his opinions within the field. Currently located near New York City, he is a persistent student in all things historical, a writer on watches, and a casual runner.

Replica Watches De Bethune DB27 D Polo edition

— The swiss replica watches brand presented a 10-piece limited edition of the DB27 at the occasion of the De Bethune Princely Polo Cup held in Vaduz.


Traditionally equipped with a protective cover or swivelled over into its housing, the classic polo player’s watch cannot display the time during play without risk of damage.

Thanks to its case equipped with an ultra-sturdy outer shell or ‘hull’, together with perfectly integrated and protected apertures, reading off the time during chukkas is now possible with this limited-edition DB27.

The digital jumping hours display and the minutes indicator enable a clear and instant time indication without any actual handling of the replica watches.

In its research work on new procedures and materials, De Bethune found that the choice of machining hardened steel – a material that has been used for centuries by various civilisations – and of combining its properties (notably including hardness) with those of a carbon-based coating, was a viable and sustainable alternative solution for ensuring a watch’s shock resistance. This vacuum-based treatment with a layer of carbon and hydrogen is generally applied to stainless steel in the swiss replica watch industry, whereas the blackened polished hardened steel of the DB27 unites the ideal characteristics that considerably enhance the robustness and elasticity of the case – whose extreme hardness results in a degree of resistance verging on that of the diamond.

Calibre S233D from the Manufacture is equipped with De Bethune patented and innovative features, notably including the patented triple pare-chute shock-absorbing system that protects the regulating organ from repeated and violent shocks.

DB27 D Polo edition. © Swiss Replica Watches UK

The 43 mm round case with its 12 o’clock crown leaves comfortable space on the wrist thanks to short floating lugs. These articulated lugs are equipped with a patented spring-based system that enables the fake watches uk to adjust to the wrist and to polo players’ movements in order to achieve ultimate comfort and elegance.

In an appealing aesthetic touch, the shimmering overall black polished effect is enlivened by a pink gold medallion hand-engraved with two mallets and inlaid with a hand-polished white gold ball.

The creators of the DB27 D Polo edition, David Zanetta and Denis Flageollet, are thus placing their signature on an exclusive model backed by technical and aesthetic research applied to enhancing the legibility and functionality of the finished object.

Sheffield eBay crook jailed for selling stolen designer shoes and fake watches

Kevin Johnson
Kevin Johnson

A Sheffield crook who sold stolen designer shoes and fake watches and boots on eBay has been jailed for four-and-a-half years. Kevin Johnson even had the cheek to advertise counterfeit items thieved from a Trading Standards warehouse which still had their police tags.

Sheffield Crown Court heard Johnson, aged 47, of Birley Moor Drive, handled goods stolen from ‘professionally planned’ break-ins at two warehouses in the east end of the city. Prosecutor Ian Goldsdack said the Darnall premises of vintage clothing firm Rocket Originals were raided in July, 2012 and £48,000 in clothes, shoes and accessories taken.

A regular customer spotted some of the shoes being advertised on eBay a month later and Johnson was arrested but denied knowing the items were stolen. More of the shoes were later found at lock-up garages in Occupation Lane near Johnson’s home and empty shoe boxes at his house.

Johnson was also warned off by police after contacting the firm’s owners by email. He continued trading while on police bail and the Trading Standards warehouse at Carbrook Business Park was broken into in March 2014 and counterfeit boots worth up to £9,000 and replica watches uk valued up to £15,000 were stolen. Some of these were also found in the garages.

Three co-accused are yet to face court proceedings and divorcee Johnson was said by the prosecution to have recruited them into the enterprise. Johnson also threatened his nephew Lee Rogers and his wife. The garages were registered to Mr Rogers but ‘controlled’ by Johnson, said Mr Goldsack.

The defendant asked Mr Rogers to tell police he had sold the lock-ups but Mr Rogers said he would tell the truth. Johnson, who was imprisoned for two years in 2002 for causing grievous bodily harm to another relative, threatened him over the phone at work and made false allegations to social services that he was mixed up with drugs.

Mr Rogers, who has two children, told police he and his wife Leonie were ‘absolutely petrified’ and he was worried Johnson might turn up at his house and assault him. They had installed CCTV at their home and his wife was frightened to go out of the house with the kids. Mr Goldsack said: “One of their sons kept asking if Uncle Kevin is going to kill his dad.”

The court heard the couple who run Rocket Originals had to borrow money from the bank to keep their fledgling business afloat. Johnson admitted conspiracy to convert criminal property between July, 2012 and April, 2014 and witness intimidation. Anthony Kelbrick, defending, said Johnson had been on remand since last June when he was arrested for the intimidation offence.

“He has some mental health issues and is not an intelligent man,” he said. “He is not blessed with a considerable amount of intelligence.” Judge Robert Moore said: “You took delivery of many of the shoes and used your eBay account to sell them and stored some of them in garages owned by you.”

He said others were ‘above him’ in the burglaries and handling and added: “It may be you were paying some of the proceeds to these other people.” The Judge said he caused ‘genuine and widespread fear’ with the threats to his nephew. Johnson was also given a 10-year restraining order barring him from contacting the Rogers and another couple or going within 200 yards of their homes.

Swiss Replica Watches On The Decline As Apple Takes A Bite Out Of Low-End Demand

Swiss replica watch exports have begun to decline in the low-end and midrange segments, with the likely culprits being smartwatch makers, predominantly Apple. It is unknown if this is the beginning of the end for Swiss watchmakers or simply a bump in the road.

While some might have thought that smartwatches from tech companies like Apple and Samsung never would have affected sales from Swiss replica watch makers, exports of Swiss replica watches have fallen for the first time in six years, suggesting that perhaps Apple poses a bigger threat to the industry than previously thought.

Shipments of Swiss replica watches declined by 1.5 percent to $1.5 billion, according to the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry. Exports of watches that cost less than 200 francs, or around $205, plunged 13 percent, while exports of fake watches between 200 and 500 francs, or $512, fell 24 percent.

So, while high-end Swiss replica watches are keeping their crown, at least in the meantime, the low-end and midrange segments are suffering, presumably because of the rise of the smartwatch.

Watch shipments themselves make up one-tenth of Switzerland’s exports, and in general, they have declined by 1.2 percent during the first eight months of 2015. In fact, Apple’s entrance into the market in particular has spurred midrange and low-cost Swiss watch makers to develop smartwatches or watches with smart features of their own.

In fact, there was a 1.7 percent rise in the high-end Swiss replica watch market last month, with the largest manufacturers remaining Rolex, Swatch Group and Richemont.

Only time will tell exactly how big of an impact smartwatches have on the Swiss replica watch market. It is likely that smartwatch makers will start to pursue high-end devices like the Apple Watch Edition, however, it is unknown if this will greatly impact high-end Swiss watchmakers.

Longines Replica Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships 2015

— Margarita Mamun awarded with the Longines Replica Watches Prize for Elegance at the 34th Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships 2015.


The jury of the Longines Prize for Elegance brought together Bruno Grandi, FIG President, Magdalena Brzeska, 26-time German Champion in rhythmic gymnastics, Rainer Eckert, Brand Manager Longines Germany, and Walter von Kanel, President of Longines Replica Watches Sale UK. The basis for evaluating, judging and awarding the Prize included emotional appeal extending beyond technical considerations to beauty and femininity, grace and harmony of movement, and above all, elegance.

Set up in 1997, the Longines Prize for Elegance takes the form of a trophy representing a gymnast in movement created especially for Longines by the Swiss artist Jean-Pierre Gerber. In addition, the winner received an elegant Longines timepiece and a cheque. Besides, the Official Watch of the 34th Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships was a lady model of the Longines DolceVita collection, cased in steel, decorated with diamonds and featuring a silver-coloured “flinqué” dial adorned with painted Roman numerals. This timepiece represents contemporary elegance of the Fake Longines watchmaking brand worldwide. It perfectly illustrated the elegance of this world class competition.

Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships 2015 © Longines Replica

Yana Kudryavtseva clinched the World Championships all-around title for the third year in a row. She also captured three gold medals in individual ribbon, ball and clubs, as well as the team title with her Russian compatriots Margarita Mamun and Aleksandra Soldatova. Famous for her ball-spinning tricks as well as her spectacular ribbon routines, she demonstrated once again that she is one of the best rhythmic gymnasts of her generation.

Longines first became involved in gymnastics in 1912, when it launched an innovative electro-mechanical timing system. For over twenty years the brand has been the official partner and timekeeper for artistic and rhythmic gymnastics competitions organized by the International Gymnastics Federation. At these events, Longines provides the necessary infrastructure and personnel for calculating times, presenting scores, processing data (start lists, results, and medals) and displaying it on the results screens, on the commentators’ information system as well as transmitting it to the television companies that are covering the competitions.

Russian gymnast Margarita Mamun winner of the Longines Prize for Elegance. © Longines Replica Watches

The Swiss Replica Watch Brands’ Biggest Challenge

When Chinese policy makers devalued the renminbi last month, the subsequent ripples through global markets were just the latest in a long line of currency shocks to rock the Swiss luxury replica watch industry this year. Yet even as investors quickly dumped shares in European luxury goods players with sizable exposure to the Chinese consumer market, including LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton and Richemont, and as fresh fears of further slowdowns in luxury sales rose, at least one of the coterie’s high-end watchmakers voiced confidence in the future.

“The devaluation of the yuan is just a wave in the ocean compared to the tsunami that hit us in January after the dissolution of the franc cap,” said Jean-Claude Biver, chief executive of TAG Heuer and head of LVMH’s watch division, which includes his brand as well as Hublot and Zenith. “That knocked us into real crisis.” He referred to the Swiss central bank’s unexpected decision to scrap an artificial cap that kept the Swiss franc pegged to the euro — which dropped it from 1.20 francs to the euro on Jan. 14 to 0.85 franc the following day. By late August, the currency was at 1.08 francs to the euro.

“It is still too early to tell exactly what will happen, but the reality is, our industry has coped with much more than this over the years, and we will do so again,” Mr. Biver continued. “For now, I believe we have gone through the worst of the worst and have entered a period of consolidation and stability.” Mr. Biver’s optimism should be welcomed by contemporaries in the Swiss replica watch industry weary of the prospect of more obstacles to growth. The change in the franc increased their production costs and created large pricing variations across sales regions. Most Swiss watchmakers had to offset the mismatch between their costs and revenue bases by either increasing or slashing prices, or by accepting a new and uncomfortable era of lower margins.

For example, Patek Philippe Replica decreased its prices in February 7 percent in North and South America, 5 percent in Switzerland, 7 percent in Hong Kong and 3 percent in the rest of Asia and the Pacific, while increasing its prices 7 percent in the eurozone and 5 percent in Japan. And Richemont, the world’s second largest luxury goods company by market capitalization and owner of replica watch brands such as IWC Schaffhausen and Piaget, reported a 35 percent decline in net income in May because of losses on hedging contracts it had bought to cope with currency fluctuations.

“We’ve got to get on with life,” the Richemont chairman, Johann Rupert, said after reporting the tumble, adding that moving production out of Switzerland was not an option. As for exchange rate volatility, “we survived it before and I think we’ll survive it again,” he continued. “Switzerland is still a wonderful place to do business.” Jon Cox, an analyst at Kepler Cheuvreux in Switzerland, estimated that every move of 1 percentage point in the Swiss franc now costs Richemont 10 basis points, or one tenth of one percent, of its profit margin.

For Swatch Group, which focuses more on middle-market timepieces, he said the same change in the franc cuts 20 basis points, or two-tenths of 1 percent from its margin. But Mr. Cox also noted that narrowing price differentials, coupled with a gradual strengthening of both the euro and the dollar against the franc, is improving the position of Swiss brands. High-end watch sales in the United States and purchases made by domestic European shoppers have been solid in recent months, he added, noting that price stabilization and a careful rein on inventory levels actually may prompt Chinese shoppers used to spending abroad to spend closer to home instead.

“Many brands have put significant investment into their operations in Hong Kong and China,” Mr. Cox said, “and would like to see that pay off after years of Chinese tourists’ going further afield to make luxury purchases in Europe and elsewhere in Asia to take advantage of more competitive prices. “Perhaps this latest chapter in the currency wars is actually beneficial for all concerned, especially when it comes to combating the gray market which has created a real headache for the luxury replica watch world,” he said, referring to daigou sales — shoppers who buy luxury goods in bulk outside China to sell for personal profit at home.

Weakening demand from Chinese tourists shopping across Asia has been cited as the primary reason there was a 9.3 percent decline in Swiss replica watch exports in July, the steepest monthly decline since November 2009. But Luca Solca, head of luxury goods at Exane BNP Paribas in Paris, noted in late August that exports were down only 1.2 percent over all in 2015 and that some pressure on companies’ earnings comparables was expected to ease toward the end of the fourth quarter. (It will have been a year since the Hong Kong pro-democracy protests first began to take their toll on shopping revenues in the city.)

He also pointed to robust second-quarter performances by companies such as LVMH as indicators of continuing luxury demand and said the decline in share prices created by the Swiss franc cap removal had moderated for companies such as Swatch and Richemont to 5 to 6 percent. “The boom days are undeniably over for brands, replaced instead with a constant balancing act which is as much an alchemy as a science,” Mr. Solca said. “The peak of the Chinese demand days are now behind us. “The road to success is far less obvious than it once was, but there are positive signs when it comes to long-term growth. Time will tell.”

Jaeger Le-Coultre, Panerai, Omega update retro replica watches with new technology


Nostalgia Isn’t What It Used To Be might be the title of a book and the name of a song, but it also applies rather neatly to the world of replica watches. How so? When brands aren’t looking to the future and trying to guess what next will persuade us to buy yet another time-teller, they’ve a tendency to look back, delving into the archives to pull out designs that worked way back when – and might just work again. Well, not just work again, but sell again.

There are two potential audiences for older designs: those who liked it the first time around but were in no position to buy; and later generations who have never had the opportunity to buy, but love the old designs, case shapes and sizes. Luckily for all, this appreciation of nostalgia only goes so far, for often forgotten is how un-finessed some early swiss replica watches were. Performance could be erratic, shock-resistance poor, waterproofing barely there and finishing rudimentary.

The crystals, for example, were no such thing; rather than sapphire they were plastic or Plexiglas and easily scratched, while finding fluff and debris between glass and dial wasn’t uncommon, nor was discovering traces of spotting on the face and rust on the hands. Viewing your watch through a loupe was courting bad news. Watch brands – being the closet essayists they are – have found a wonderful way of describing the most common ageing or decay, renaming it rather more positively as “patina”. Patina commonly sees white hands yellowing, pale dials darkening and cases acquiring a burnished appearance.

Believing their own publicity, brands have gone so far as to replicate patina on recent watches, current examples being creamy or salmon-coloured hands on numerous Panerai Replica models, ditto for Replica Omega’s Seamaster 300 or Jaeger-LeCoultre Replica models, including the Reverso and Geophysic. It’s a look enthusiasts new and old seem to love. Jaeger has taken to taking things even further, with regular offerings of the Reverso featuring “period” dials; given the model debuted in the 1930s, they’ve some beauties to choose from. These boutique-only limited editions invariably sell out.

That said, look deeper and you’ll find all prove the point that nostalgia isn’t what it was. For behind that patina-ed Panerai or art-deco-dialled Reverso lies a sophisticated compress of cogs – not to mention cleverly crafted casework and sophisticated finishing, a package approaching perfection to which the original versions of these fake watches couldn’t aspire. For this you can thank the advent of computer-aided graphics and CNC (computer numerical control) technology that captures a look and perfects its manufacture.

Today’s take on yesterday’s timepieces also reflects a change in our view as to what a watch should be, not to mention our expectations. Back in the day, the challenge for most brands was to tell the time accurately first and attractively second. Today, a watch has to be a lot more “special” to win a place on our wrist. Vintage looks are one thing, but along with them we want to know the allure is more than skin deep.

On this score brands at all levels seem determined not to disappoint. If you want the best of both worlds – past and present – you need venture no further than the aforementioned prestige posse, or take a look at “heritage” models from Tudor or Longines, “vintage” pieces from Oris or TAG Heuer, or – at the extreme – Omega’s half-century-old Speedmaster which now comes rendered in black ceramic with a massively upgraded movement inside. Nostalgia? When it comes to replica watches uk, fondness for the past appears to have a great future ahead of it.

One replica watch, 100 returns

Since 1931, Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Reverso model has consistently reinvented itself, while staying true to its original and recognisable identity. The icon has been reimagined in classic, sporting, “grande complication” and jewellery versions and has given a home to more than 50 in-house calibres. Most noticeably the Reverso has sported several hundred dial variations over the years and re-releases of early coloured dials are now extremely popular with collectors.

In the 1930s, while the majority of buyers opted for white, cream-coloured, black or gold-toned dials, the company offered a broad palette of dial colours for those wanting to express themselves “with originality”. During this period, referred to in French as the “Années Folles” (crazy years), adding a colourful dial required a distinctly non-conformist attitude. According to Jaeger-LeCoultre, a small number of people chose chestnut brown or blue, but the more adventurous – many of them artists and intellectuals embracing dandyism – apparently went for red. The modern version, the Grande Reverso 1931 Rouge released in 2012, was an immediate sellout. Aficionados subsequently queued for later versions with blue and chocolate dials.

Should You Get an Apple Replica Watch Protector Case


An Apple Replica Watch is elegant in design, so to many people a protector seems repugnant. Who gets a protector for a swiss watch? You wouldn’t put a protective case on expensive watches like a Replica Rolex. However, with an Apple Sport Watch designed for active use, there are some good reasons for the added precaution of a case.



Replica Watches trap oils and bacteria so it’s no surprise some people are getting rashes from an Apple watch. Other people have a reaction to the metal. While the Apple Replica Watch didn’t give me a rash — my Fitbit sure did. A fake watch protector can help some people with rashes. The protector shields the skin from most of the metal parts (except for the parts in the band). It also prevents the watch from moving around and causing friction with the metal. Without bordering on TMI, when I started wearing a protector, my wrist wasn’t as funky. Washing the protector was a breeze, too.



Apple limits the colors of the bands and the watch cases. For the sport, it’s just silver or black metal for the watch. You can pay $49 for a different band, but that won’t change the color of the replica watches uk. If your family has more than one watch, you don’t want to pick the wrong one. Just like an iPhone case, a protector adds a little individuality. My preferred protector turned my silver Sport Watch into a black one. I’m a big fan of black and green.



The obvious reason to get an Apple watch protector is to protect it. You can get Apple Care for $49 and then pay $69 to replace the glass. That coverage doesn’t include scratches – I tried and it only includes breakage. I realized how my watch was getting scratched: on the treadmill. Moving my arms back and forth caused my wrist to brush the sides of the equipment. The other cause was my workout gloves rubbing against the surface. The rubberized protector created just enough of barrier that it rubbed against those surfaces instead of the watch face.

Speaking of those gloves, they constantly hit the digital crown or side button. That was quite frustrating during working out. My protector fixed that problem, but I had to find the right one. With the heart rate monitor, a slippery wrist caused the watch to move, which affected the readings. The protector keeps the watch more in its place and prevents sliding, as mentioned under hygiene.

After a few weeks I found the place I got the most scratches is when I’d irresponsibly put my Apple Watch on the table with the face down. The protector lifts the glass just enough off the table that I didn’t scratch it as easily. Early reports say, for some users, the back of the Apple watch is wearing off. I don’t have that problem, but I’m confident a watch protector would prevent that.

Which Ones?

Although I didn’t test them all, I took a good survey of the field. Apple Replica Watch cases are a moving target, so the specifics may be out of date quickly, but cases fit into three basic categories

Basic Bumper


Most of these are under $10. I tried the Poetic’s Turtle Skins protector and it was $5.95 with free Amazon Prime shipping and a three-year warranty. It completely got the job done for me. I liked the $9.99 Luvvitt Ultra Armor case a slight bit better because it had a digital crown protector.

Reinforced Bumper


Companies like Speck make protectors that include some hard plastic along with the basic bumper material. I tried the CandyShell and it was a great protector. But I didn’t like the bulk it added to my fake watch.

Integrated Case and Band


Companies like Lunatik ($69.95) and Poetic ($24.95) sell Apple Replica Watch bands that include an integrated case. These let you completely change the look of your Apple Watch along with giving it some extra protection. I didn’t try these cases because I like my green Sport Watch band. When I get bored with that green, I’ll probably try one of these cases. However, they are more expensive than just a simple protector.

Some caveats to an Apple Replica Watch Protector

Most of these plastic covers are thin and flimsy. I couldn’t test long term, but I think with oils and sweat, they’ll break down easily. I don’t expect mine to last more than a year or so. By then my watch will probably be an antique compared to newer models.

One annoying problem I saw with all the cases is the replica watch didn’t always seat on my charger correctly. I’d have to position it just right on my charger, otherwise I’d wake up in the morning with a Power Reserve greeting.

Cases aren’t for everyone, but fortunately most cases are cheap making it easy to try one out. If you want to keep your watch in pristine condition, or you just want to avoid potential skin problems, check out a few of the ones I researched. If you use a watch protector, let us know your thoughts on how it worked (or didn’t work) in the comment section below.