Retro-chic replica watches with cases which are smaller than 40 millimeters were vast at this year in Switzerland, even as manhole covers like those in Arnold Schwarzenegger’s new fake watch line, with cases measuring up to 58 millimeters, grabbed headlines.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual replica

Replica Rolex Oyster Perpetual, with 39mm case ($5,700) and Cartier replicaTank Solo, with 34.8mm case ($2,550). Credit Nathan Fox

seiko replicaTimex for J. Crew replica vintage army field watch with 36mm case ($98) and Grand Seiko replica 62GS re-creation of the 1967 original, with 37.6mm case (starting at $4,300). Credit Nathan Fox
“It started with guys wearing sports replica watches with suits, and that was the small opening that turned it into a contest: How big could it get?” Glenn O’Brien, GQ’s Style Guy, said with disdain. “Everyone was wearing these hockey pucks on their wrist. It was just one of the hallmarks of the new age of conspicuous consumption.”
Fortunately, an insurrection was brewing. Scruffy heritage-chic types with a taste for vintage everything started scouring eBay and flea markets for 1950s gems by Bulova and Heuer, which often came in cases around 35 millimeters, as most men’s watches did for generations.
Others were going cheap chic and retro with old-school military watches, like the ubiquitous $98 Timex for J. Crew vintage field army fake watch, introduced in 2011.
Swiss watchmakers, hit hard by the 2008 economic collapse, started to look to the vast market in China, with its prevailing taste for smaller, sleeker dress watches, said Joe Thompson, editor of WatchTime magazine. “When clean, classic elegance returned, thanks to the Chinese consumer, the watch world in general nodded in approval at the beauty of the simple dress watch,” Mr. Thompson said.
“Suddenly, a 39-millimeter best replica watches with no subdial and just one or two hands looked just gorgeous,” he said. “Who knew?”

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