Lost And Found: Vintage UK 1:1 Best Rolex Submariner Replica Watches Discovered On The Ocean Floor Returns Home After A Five-Year Adventure

Skiing down Mont Blanc, sailing the Pacific Ocean, and sitting lost in a septic tank for over a year. These are just some of the incredible adventures that Ric Outrim’s perfect UK Rolex Submariner replica watches has endured, and it has kept ticking without complaint. But its greatest adventure has just wrapped up, and this one took almost five years. 

The lost and found vintage Rolex Submariner

Back in July, we brought you the incredible story of Ric’s lost Rolex Submariner. Australian professional surfer Matt Cuddihy found the high quality Rolex fake watches while he was snorkeling and collecting rubbish off the Queensland coast near the surfing town of Noosa. Ric saw our story on Fratello, and before long, he had proven his connection to the lost Rolex thanks to an inscription on the back of the top Rolex copy watches, which simply reads “R. Outrim, Presented 1971.” It turns out that it had been under the ocean for four years — first lost in 2019, then found in 2023. (A quick side note, dear readers: we came across a separate story of a Rolex found in Queensland, which we covered here. It is unrelated to Ric’s story.)

The moment Ric knew that someone had found his luxury replica Rolex watches, he “broke down and wept.” When he realized that he would get the watch back thanks to Matt’s honesty and efforts, he said, “I am so grateful for this to be returned. It’s unbelievable. You would never think this could happen. I am so emotional.” 

Life’s adventures with a Rolex strapped to the wrist

Ric had a special attachment to his Rolex Submariner. It had accompanied him on every twist and turn of his life’s journey since he received it at 18 years old from his father, a sailor and former member of the Royal Australian Navy. Those adventures included tying the knot, winning a few sailing races, backpacking across Europe, and working in Switzerland. The Swiss made fake Rolex watches was a connection to his father, who died in the early 2000s. “It’s finally come back home; it’s a big thing,” Ric said.

Overjoyed, Matt told Fratello that he was “stoked” that Ric had gotten his Rolex back. “I am so stoked for Ric. His Rolex is right back where it should be — on his wrist telling time and ready for more adventures. I told him I didn’t want to see it in my aquatic garbage collection again!” In addition to sharing his find on Fratello in an attempt to find the owner, Matt had also posted on his social media to more than 25,000 followers. At the time he was overwhelmed by the response, but it was only by chance that Ric had seen the Fratello story and reached out. 

Rolex refurbished and back at home again

When Ric was able to prove his ownership of the AAA Rolex super clone watches, Matt helped put him in touch with Rolex so that he could have the barnacle-encrusted timepiece repaired. In December, the watch returned from Rolex. At Ric’s request, the brand had completely refurbished it and included the original parts with the watch. Inside one of the zip-lock bags was even one of the barnacles that was attached to the watch when Matt found it in the ocean. The watch also arrived on a period-correct Oyster bracelet from Rolex (Ric had lost the original and was wearing the watch on a Velcro band when it fell off his wrist in the surf). 

Fratello understands that just one watchmaker at Rolex was the dedicated expert on the refurbishment from start to finish. The process took the greater part of six months, something that touched Ric. “I would like to say ‘thank you’ to that watchmaker because it’s clear how much love and effort went into this project,” he said. “We had lunch together with the Rolex team in Brisbane. It was missing for such a while that I had sort of reconciled with this sense of deep loss. I never thought it would come back to me, but Rolex was amazing. The people there were so good to me. They gave the watch so much special attention.”

“A friend for the rest of my life”

Ric always wanted to have the watch completely refurbished while keeping as many of the original components as possible so that he could take it surfing and swimming again. Not only has that happened, but the perfect Rolex replica watches has also become a story of friendship. Matt and Ric met for lunch in Noosa and now are regularly in touch, sharing a passion for nature, the sea, and surfing. “I’d like to have Matt as a friend for the rest of my life. He’s a person of very high caliber,” Ric said. 

The next plan? Ric wants to take the refurbished wholesale fake Rolex Submariner watches to the spot where he lost it and go surfing with Matt. “Now that it’s back, I’d like to go back to National Park where I lost it surfing, go surfing with Matt, and retrace my steps with it on my wrist.” So perhaps, in a sense, the watch’s adventures are just beginning again, not ending with this chapter of the story. 

Final thoughts

We don’t like to inject ourselves into stories like these too much at Fratello. However, Ric insisted that he add a “thank you” to the author and the editorial staff for helping him in the journey that reunited him with his Swiss movements Rolex super clone watches. “You are one of the people who brought this whole thing together with your stories on Fratello, Henry. The whole experience was surreal. Thank you,” he said. Personally, it has been a touching experience for this writer to have shared some of this journey with Ric and Matt. I am so happy to have seen the watch returned to its rightful home. Thanks to RJ and Fratello’s managing editor Nacho for championing this series too and setting up the articles and photographs for publication.

This experience has given Ric a new appreciation for Rolex, watches in general, and the community of enthusiasts. And while Matt, who has become a Fratello reader since the first part of the story broke, would love 2024 China replica Rolex watches, he says he likes the approachable vibe and designs of modern Tudor, a fitting watch for the wrist of a professional surfer and someone who spends his private time in the water cleaning up his local beaches. This is how the story ends. For now, I wish you all a happy holiday season and look forward to bringing you more stories next year.

The 1:1 Top 4 UK Rolex Replica Watches For Collectors And Investors

The Rolex name has been associated with luxury, opulence, timelessness, and professionalism, ever since the brand’s inception in 1905. The brand’s rich legacy and history has led to its perfect Rolex replica watches becoming some of the most collectible timepieces in the world.

From the classics to incredibly rare limited-edition collections, Rolex offers a premium watch for every segment. So let’s take a closer look at five of Swiss movements fake Rolex’s most desirable watches for collectors and investors.

Rolex Submariner Replica Watches

Instantly recognisable at first glance among watch enthusiasts, the UK best Rolex Submariner fake watches is an absolute titan in the industry. First manufactured in 1953 and officially released to the public the following year, the Submariner was considered the first watch to be waterproof for up to 100 meters underwater.

Its iconic history, combined with its amazing build quality and resulting durability, make it a regular fixture in Rolex collections all over the world. This also makes the wholesale Rolex Submariner copy watches highly sought after, meaning its value appreciates regularly, in particular with vintage and rare editions.

Rolex Daytona Fake Watches

The timepiece was named after the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, a race track that hosts the Daytona 500, considered the most prestigious race within NASCAR.

Keeping with the tradition of designing watches for leaders and winners, Rolex originally designed the high quality Rolex Daytona replica watches for professional racers to measure their lap time. However, due to its bezel fitted with a tachymeter and smaller dials arranged in an iconic triangular shape, it has grown to become a fan favourite.

Luxury Rolex Daytona super clone watches with rare dials and exclusive designs regularly draw high valuations at auctions, making earning it some regular appearances among investors and collectors alike.

Replica Rolex GMT-Master II Watches

Continuing on with the theme of producing fully-functioning and purposeful Swiss made fake Rolex watches for professionals, Rolex absolutely outdid itself with the Rolex GMT-Master II.

Known among collectors for being able to tell the time in two different time zones, the AAA Rolex GMT-Master II replica watches is noticeable in an instant: All it takes is one brief look at its two-colour bezel and iconic colour scheme.

The GMT Master II was initially made for globetrotters, internationally-traveling business people, and pilots. These days, they have become fully etched in Rolex history, as one of the most recognisable and collectible Rolex replica watches for sale under the brand. One of the most sought-after models is the “Pepsi” colour combination, where the bezel is adorned in blue and red.

Fake Rolex Day-Date Watches

The 2023 Rolex Day-Date replica watches was one of Rolex’s original flagship models, referred to as the “President’s watch” for its ability to appear on the wrists of the world’s most elite. To original watch collectors, the Day-Date will likely be the first model that comes to mind at the mention of the term “Rolex”.

The most popular all-champagne gold colour perfectly contrasts with the deep green Rolex box which contains it, making the first viewing of the watch all the more memorable.

Named according to its stunning, yet practical features, the Day-Date was the first wristwatch that could display the day and the date of the week, spelled out fully. Combined with its heavy usage of rare metals, it comes as no surprise why this cheap Rolex fake watches has grown to become one of the most desirable watch designs in the world.

Rolexes, no matter the model, are exquisite, handcrafted creations that are justly desirable among both investors and collectors. Pendulum, Thailand’s first luxury watch boutique, understands the elegance and rarity that all Swiss online replica Rolex watches possess. Pendulum is currently home to one of the most extensive and impressive collections of Rolex watches in the country.

Swiss Luxury Rolex Submariner Fake Watches UK Found By Australian Surfer In Pacific Ocean Is Reunited With Its Original Owner

The whooshing boom of the Pacific Ocean rollers could be heard as Australian pro surfer Matt Cuddihy snorkeled off the coast of Noosa, Queensland. He was picking up surfboard fins, a plastic hazard for marine life when he spotted a watch in the sand. It turned out to be Swiss made replica Rolex Submariner ref. 5513 watches.

The story of Matt Cuddihy’s Rolex discovery, first covered in depth here on Fratello after he shared an image on his social media, went global. Media outlets worldwide, including major newspapers in Europe, covered the story. Fellow watch publications and journalists chased it, and it eventually made its way into the international press. Finally, artist Bryan Braddy, (@badartnicewatch on Instagram) was even inspired to paint the Rolex Matt had found. The UK AAA Rolex fake watches, Fratello can reveal, was first lost on February 6th, 2019. It spent four years in the ocean until Matt discovered it last month. It still runs and is now on its way (via Rolex in Australia) to be reunited with its original owner.

This is that story.

Chapter 1: The surfer and the Rolex Submariner

Matt Cuddihy is a park ranger and a pro surfer, so the ocean environment is important to him. “The ocean gives us so much, and we are the ones that can fix what we broke. It’s devastating to see what ocean plastics and fishing lines do to marine creatures. For me, it’s the green turtles that we share the surf with,” he explains.

Upon finding the perfect Rolex replica watches, Matt sent it to a friend in Melbourne to get it looked at. “My mate Dayne lives in Melbourne and seems to have friends in just about every industry, and he is also a watch nerd. So I put the Rolex in the mail, he unwrapped it at his friend’s Rolex store, and, apparently, sand went all over the spotless counter. I’m not surprised, but it’s in need of a service. It got a little love, so now the time can be set, and that’s about it. It’s slightly less sandy, the time is adjustable, and it’s ready to rock and roll,” he said. Matt quite literally could not believe his luck.

The real deal

“The only time I figured out I found something awesome was happening was when my mate Dayne called me and explained that I actually did find a Rolex. It was not a Bali knock-off. I was still convinced it came from a market in Kuta…free with a Bintang singlet.”

He could have quietly kept the watch, but being the gentleman he is, Matt wanted to find the original owner. There was an inscription on the back of the top Rolex copy watches, so he realized this must have been a special gift for a fellow human being somewhere out there in the world.

Matt then made the fateful decision to post an image of the sand-encrusted high quality replica Rolex watches on his social media, hoping to find the owner. What happened next was overwhelming. “It’s been crazy, to say the least. This is definitely the most time I have ever spent on my phone, and I don’t recommend it. I’ve been getting a lot of messages from people wanting to buy it for crazy amounts of money or trying to claim it as their own. There’s either a bunch of Rolexes in the surf or a lot of BS in my direct messages. Either way, I’ll be back snorkeling and collecting aquatic garbage tomorrow,” he said.

Chapter 2: The message

Despite getting more than 200 messages, having the story covered widely in media, and getting lucrative offers from overseas collectors to buy the found Rolex, Matt was determined. “The only thing I wanted was to reunite it with the owner,” he said. “I wasn’t ever going to sell it. I knew it meant a lot to someone. There is so much history there.”

Fratello worked with Matt to help publish the story and find the original owner. As the story on the Fratello website went viral, and as Matt was being inundated with messages from across the globe, someone contacted both Matt and Fratello with a simple message:

“Hey Matt,” the message read, “if that watch has a special inscription on the back it is mine. I contacted the police after I lost it and Rolex to see if it was found and cleaned up. I might be able to get it back because it has very special memories for me. Ric.” Matt had received a similar message on his social media account. The mention of the inscription stood out for him because he had not mentioned it or posted any photos of the Swiss movements fake Rolex watches’ case back publicly. We knew this could be a genuine lead, so we tracked down Ric, and the next part of the story began to unfold.

Chapter 3: The inscription

The inscription on the back of the Rolex simply read, “Presented 1971.” This would be a detail that would unlock the secret of who originally owned the watch. The text itself does not tell much, but it meant the world to Ric, a 69-year-old Sunshine Coast local. The 1:1 Rolex replica watches had been presented to Ric in 1971 when he was 18 years old by his father for winning a local sailing race. For Ric, the watch has shared every adventure since. “Matt finding that watch unlocked the key to this whole 52-year story,” Ric said.

In 1971, Ric was at a boarding school in Brisbane, where he could come home during the holidays to spend a lot of surfing and sailing time with his family, especially his father. “I sailed small sailing ships called moths. And I had such a successful year sailing at Caloundra Sailing Club, I was presented a watch by my father for sailing achievements in 1971. I was so grateful for that Rolex fake watches wholesale and surfed and sailed a lot with it; I even won the Sunshine Coast Championships with it strapped on my wrist,” Ric explained. “The watch started its career with me there. It helped me with its countdown bezel where I would count down start times for sailing, surfed everywhere from the bar in Caloundra to Double Island Point as well in the 1970s with it.”

A father’s gift

Beyond being a useful sailing and surfing companion, the Rolex was a connection to Ric’s father, who had been in the Royal Australian Navy and was a sailor himself. “My dad had been a prisoner of war in Germany during World War II for more than three years after being captured during the raid on St Nazaire in 1942. His boat was blown out of the water, and he was one of the few survivors of that vessel and would go on to be a prisoner of war until 1945. He was an amazing man, who died in 2003,” Ric explained.

The Rolex Submariner replica watches for men went on to share a lot of adventures with Ric from the 1970s well into the 1990s. In the mid-1970s, the watch returned to its spiritual home in Switzerland as Ric went to hotel school in Geneva around 1975. “It was there that I started snow skiing with this watch. We lived throughout Geneva, and a friend and I drove all around the ski resorts of Europe in 1976 in a little truck as well. Then, in 1978 or 1979, I came home again, and we started water ski racing. The watch went with me while I was water ski racing as well. Mate, this watch has had a huge bunch of adventures,” Ric said. “It was with me when we won a few outboard boat races too.”

Chapter 4: The Rolex gets lost in deep sh*t and goes for a ski down Mont Blanc

This is not the first time Ric’s Rolex has gone on a solo adventure. In 1980, Ric was fixing a friend’s septic tank. What happened next meant he would not see the Rolex super clone watches online site again for over two years. “I took the watch off my arm and put it into my jacket pocket, and it fell into the septic tank while I was busy working. I had no idea where it went. It was in the septic tank for almost three years, and I only recovered it when the tank was emptied. It still worked just fine, though it had lost its bracelet. Later on, my friend found the bracelet and put it on his Tudor Submariner. I decided to let him keep it, so I changed to a strap, which is why Matt found it without a bracelet,” Ric explained.

After that, the cheap Rolex replica watches went back to Switzerland for two years in 1981 with Ric as he worked at a ski resort as an apprentice baker. “My last day of skiing there with this watch, I worked for a shop called Ski Service. One day during that time, the boys that worked in the ski shop booked a helicopter trip to the top of Mont Blanc, and we skied down to the French Tunnel at the base of Mont Blanc. That was the most incredible moment with that watch on my wrist, I tell you,” Ric fondly recalled.

Life goes on

After the Mont Blanc adventure, life became a little less hectic for Ric and his Rolex Submariner. In 1983, he got married — with the China Rolex fake watches on his wrist, he says — and went on to continue regularly surfing and sailing whenever he could, including with his father. “In 1988, Dad built a big boat called Innkeeper. We did two Sydney to Maloolaba yacht races with that vessel and got over the line twice. That was an amazing achievement as Innkeeper was only a 60-footer, and we came second to an 84-footer,” Ric explained.

During the 1990s to the 2000s, the Rolex was on Ric’s wrist as he participated in several other sailing races, including the Brisbane to Gladstone, visited Canada and the United States for ice fishing and skiing, and once again returned to Switzerland for a trip to reconnect with old friends. “That watch has done a lot of sh*t, I can tell you. It has seen some country,” Ric said.

Chapter 5: On a fateful day in 2019, the Rolex goes missing again

We wind forward to February 6th, 2019. Ric is surfing small swells off Noosa and is in a bad head space.

“I was surfing in the national park, and the swell was small, only about two feet. It wasn’t the best day, and I was feeling preoccupied. I had a Velcro band on the watch because my mate still had the steel bracelet from back when I lost it in the septic tank. I was riding this wave and swiped my hand past my leg rope around my knee. The leg rope must have ripped the watch off my wrist and dropped it into the water — I didn’t even realize what had happened,” Ric explained.

“I walked up to my old ute and put my board in the back. I put my arm to look at the wrist to see what time it was, and it was only then that I realized I’d lost it in the surf. It was a surreal moment when I lost it. If you can imagine yourself in a situation where your mind wasn’t registering what was going around, there was a sense of shock; it was huge.”

Ric said it was like the end, losing a close connection to so many memories with his father. Lacking snorkeling gear when he lost the 2023 replica Rolex watches, he contacted a local professional diver to look for it, but it wasn’t found. “I just felt hopeless,” Ric said. He contacted the local police department, as well as Rolex, and provided the watch’s details, including its serial number so that, on the tiny chance it was found one day, it could be returned.

Chapter 6: June 2023

We all know by now that Matt Cuddihy’s discovery went viral. But the chances that the story would be seen by Ric or one of his friends or family were still relatively small. Ric does not use social media, but a friend of his saw the story last month and contacted him.

“The next thing was my mate Bob saw the story online. But I don’t even have Instagram, so I didn’t know how to contact anybody. So my daughter helped me leave a message on the Fratello story, found Matt’s Instagram, and started helping me send him messages over several days,” Ric explained. Matt asked Ric and his daughter what the Rolex Submariner’s serial number was. Luckily, Ric had that number handy, having had the watch serviced by Rolex in 2005.

“I remember Matt asking if we had serial numbers and could describe the inscription. When we answered, he came back to us and said, ‘It looks like we might have matching numbers.’”

“When that message came in, I completely broke down. This is something that has had such a large amount of adventures in my life,” Ric said. The moment was quite emotional for him. “I couldn’t even sit with my daughter and wife while we were having dinner. I got up, walked out, leaned against a post on the patio, and just cried.” The fake Rolex watches for sale had been in the swell for more than four years but would now be reconnected with its original owner, thanks to Matt’s kindness, a watch story going viral, and a good helping of luck.

Final chapter: A friendship blossoms

Ric and Matt met in person a couple of weeks back for the first time over lunch in Noosa. It turned out that Ric lived only about 50 kilometers from where Matt is based. “It’s all pretty incredible. There are great people still left in the world,” Ric said.

For Matt, the journey has been about doing the right thing. “It has actually been so nice. The original owner is an absolute legend, and I have had a few chats with him on the phone, and then we had lunch in Noosa. He was very emotional, and the Rolex replica watches shop had a lot of sentimental value. I’m so happy to get it back to him, and hopefully, it continues to tell the time and stays on his wrist.” For now, the watch is in the capable hands of Rolex in Australia, receiving the TLC required for a watch that spent four years at the mercy of the ocean.

While this chapter ends, the now-famous “Rolex Submariner found by an Australian surfer” will soon continue sharing adventures with Ric. If nothing else, this has brought good people together in the most unexpected ways, and it goes to show how this hobby of ours is so much more than what might lie on the surface. If you dive in and swim deep, you never know what you might find.