126600 was published at 2017 BaselWorld, it is an anniversary model to commemorate the first Sea-Dweller watch Rolex unveiled. The watch I will write about is a replica Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600 made by AR, which is a new manufacturer that started to replicate Rolex watches from 2017. AR brought new material 904L stainless steel to their watch making and more advanced technology. About Sea-Dweller 126600, BP is the first factory that makes its replica, then Noob and VR also published their Sea-Dweller 126600 replica, AR factory is the last one to release a replica of 126600 watch, but their quality is the best, because they used 904L stainless steel to make the case and bracelet, 100% the same as genuine Rolex watch. Once 126600 replica released, it created a sales storm, a lot of Rolex fans wants to buy this watch, it seems to be more popular than other Sea-Dweller models, I think it is because of the attractive single red “SEA-DWELLER” on the dial.
The case is 43mm and made of 904L stainless steel, 43mm case is bigger and thicker than Submariner 116610LN. The case is polished by skilled watch master and has triple lugs with a certain degree of curve. On the left case, the Helium Valve button does not have the real function, but it is matt processed and looks delicate. The bezel uses black ceramic with silver markers, whose width and depth are closer to genuine than that of Noob 126600. Besides, silver white engravings on the bezel are very close to Platinum tone of genuine. The crown and case back are screw-down to ensure that you can wear the watch to swim.
On black dial, both hour markers and hands have silver edge with white luminous material filled in the center, look at the white printings on black dial, the font looks bigger than that of Submariner. Red words “SEA-DWELLER” are raised from the dial and look three-dimensional. Date window at 3 o’clock has centered black font in white background, above the window, there is a magnifier with ar coating. So, you can clearly read the date even under shiny sun light.
The Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600 replica is equipped with an Asian ETA 2824, which has a good accuracy and stability, the Asian ETA 2824 is the most widely used movement in replica watches market, after opening the case back, you will find the movement keeps the original look at utmost, it does not have too much modification, so this helps to maintain the high stability of the base movement.
The bracelet has the same construction as genuine watch. It is not only made of real 904L stainless steel, but also features diver’s extension link. You can remove links at both ends if you find the bracelet is too long. By the way, every replica Rolex watch coming out from AR factory will be packed with a plastic box.