The Sea-Dweller 126600 is not a recent addition to Rolex’s lineup, having been introduced several years ago. Upon its release, this timepiece garnered significant attention from buyers due to its 43mm size, which filled a niche between the 40mm Submariner and the 44mm DEEPSEA Sea-Dweller. However, the recent launch of the 41mm Submariner has led to a decline in the popularity of the 43mm Sea-Dweller 126600. This is understandable, considering that the Sea-Dweller is designed as a professional diving watch and may be considered somewhat thick for many individuals. As a result, the 41mm Submariner has now gained greater popularity.
Within the replica watch industry, the development trajectory of the replica Sea-Dweller 126600 closely mirrors that of its authentic counterpart. Approximately four years ago, AR was the pioneering factory to produce the replica 126600. The initial release of this replica watch generated considerable popularity, attributable to AR’s meticulous attention to the case and bracelet finishing. As a result, the replica 126600 from AR became one of the best-selling Rolex replicas at that time. In subsequent years, leading up to its closure, AR factory continued to enhance the replica 126600, ultimately reaching the V4 edition.In addition to AR, other watch factories such as Noob and GM also manufactured the 126600 during that period. Recently, VS announced their entry into the market with their own version of the replica 126600. Following the closures of AR and Noob, only two watch factories remain capable of providing super clone 126600 in the current market: GM and VS.
GM factory offers two movement options, the 2836 and 3235, for the replica Sea-Dweller 126600. On the other hand, VS factory currently only equips this watch with the 3235 movement. While both options are worth considering, I personally prefer the version from VS factory due to its superior 3235 movement.VS factory initially introduced the 3235 movement in their Datejust 2 and conducted extensive testing over nearly a year, which instills confidence in its quality. Currently, there are two clone 3235 movements available from different factories: VS and Clean. Both factories claim to produce the best 3235 movement in the market, but it is difficult to determine which one is truly superior as no customer complaints have been reported for either option.Regarding the 3235 movement used in the Sea-Dweller 126600 from VS factory, it is claimed to have a power reserve of up to 72 hours. While I cannot confirm if this assertion is accurate, as no customers have specifically mentioned it, I believe it likely offers a longer power reserve compared to the 3235 movement from Clean and GM.
I agree, the 3235 movement is a significant advantage for the replica Sea-Dweller 126600 and a major selling point. When a watch factory has a unique advantage that its competitors do not have, it is likely to attract more customers and sell well in the market.In terms of the bezel, the ceramic uni-directional rotating bezel is another notable feature of this replica watch. VS factory uses stamping technology to fix the ceramic insert into the groove, which is closer to the genuine watch than the bezel insert fixing method used by GM or Clean, which involves glue. The triangle marker on the bezel has a lume pear, and it can be set back in a correct position aligned with the crown logo on the inner bezel and the 12:00 hour marker on the dial. Additionally, when pressing down on the bezel with your fingers, there is a flexible spacing between the bezel and the middle case, but this is normal and does not affect water resistance, as the genuine watch’s bezel demonstrates a similar characteristic.
The VS 126600 may be slightly higher compared to the GM 126600, but it is still a worthwhile investment for those who truly appreciate this diving-style watch. I also agree that all Rolex replica watches from VS factory offer reasonable prices and high-quality craftsmanship.Regarding the Daytona, I’m not sure if VS factory plans to produce it in the future, but I can understand why you would want them to do so. I know that Clean sells the Daytona at high prices, which may make it less accessible to some customers.