Vintage watches have been always sold very well in watch industry. Some people are also collecting vintage watches but sometimes it is very hard to find a rare one. So, it is possible for them to get the one they like in replica watch field. In my memory, there are only two factories manufacturing vintage replica watches, BP and JK. Both make good quality ones. JK makes several vintage replica watches we like, the most famous one is the Rolex Daytona Paul Newman. Today, this vintage Tudor watch is made by JK factory, it is a Tudor SnowFlake 9401, the dial has printings “SUBMARINER”, yes, the vintage Submariner collection under Tudor brand. When I first saw this replica watch, it indeed has the shadow of the Submariner in design.
The case is 39mm in diameter, it is brushed. The whole watch inherits the design of Rolex Submariner, now in modern Tudor watches, we can not see these marks. On the bezel, it is uni-directional rotating, the black insert is metal, not ceramic. The bezel is very like the one on modern Submariner. On the crown, the watch does not use Tudor’s shield logo, it is the Rolex Crown logo with three small dots. On the solid case back, there are engravings that are related to Rolex, they are “ORIGINAL OYSTER CASE BY ROLEX” and “GENEVA”, these engravings not only stated that the watch uses Oyster case, but also pointed out the Oyster patent belongs to Rolex.
Crystal face is domed plexi plastic. Under the plexi crystal, it is black dial with square hour markers. This is the place that is different from vintage Submariner design. However, Tudor also has a round dotted hour markers design on this vintage Submariner model. The hands give design inspiration for modern Tudor Black Bay. The second hand with a snowflake logo is exactly an iconic feature of modern Tudor Heritage Black Bay. JK factory also applied lume material on hour markers and hands, so the dial will have a green lume light in dark condition.
The bracelet is made of 316L stainless steel, however, the middle links are hollow. The clasp has both engravings of Rolex and Tudor, it also has diver’s extention. The entire bracelet is brushed, perfectly matches the brushed case. Inside the case, there is an Asia 2836 automatic movement, it is the movement we have seen in most replica watches, its accuracy and stability have been tested for more than ten years, so do not doubt it.