When I was working in a retail watch shop, a question I got more than once was, “Rolexes don’t tick, right?” and it took me a while to come up with what I thought was a satisfactory answer. The best I could come up with was: “no, modern Rolex fake watches online do not tick.” As enthusiasts, we know that while best 1:1 replica Rolex made several different models that did in fact tick over the years, but I wasn’t about to drag unexpecting shoppers through a history of the Tru-Beat and Oysterquartz. Every once and a little while someone would volunteer to listen to my rants, and I would hope that their eyes wouldn’t glaze over.
That rant was what I thought I was going to share until I took a closer look at the watch we have today. The legend told about the cheap fake Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref. 1530 is that the Crown had started development of the Beta 21 quartz movement, and wanted to put this movement in a new case. However, they’d finished designing the case before the movement could be completed to their satisfaction, so they decided to load up their new case with their AAA copy Rolex Datejust movement and make some watches in the meantime.
Given high quality fake Rolex‘s tight-lipped nature we’ll likely never know if this is the truth or just watch nerd apocrypha. This story does seem all the more likely given the very short (two-ish year) production run of the 1530 and after 1977 we only see this case fitted with quartz movements. Check out the most misleading Swiss movement replica Rolex right here.