These categories are not set in concrete. Some of you might even dispute the fact that Plongeur is a separate category. They are, in fact, a mixed set of baton and sword hands used for a pretty-iconic dive replica watches. And who, exactly, are the progenitors of the enigmatically named Obelisque style? Read on, Fratelli, and let some unfamiliar styles of luxury fake watches hands point the way.
Do Mercedes hands make the Submariner what it is?
One should think so, based on the hundreds (thousands?) of homages, copies, and inspired hands out there. Yes, they only belong on a Submariner or GMT-Master. Such is the power of Swiss made replica Rolex. So much so that this design, unlike any other sword, feuille, or arrow hand, will make you shout “copy!” or “homage!” if you see them on any other watch. They do, however, cheekily also appear on a number of Tudor Subs from back when the Tudor actually had top super clone Rolex markings on the case back. Why are they called Mercedes hands? Because the round end of the hour hand has a pattern that indeed resembles the encircled star of Mercedes-Benz fame.
Plongeur rhymes with Ploprof
OK, they don’t actually rhyme, but there’s a reason Seiko modders use the word “plongeur” (French for “diver”), and it’s attempting an homage to the tool-daddy best copy Omega Ploprof. The Omega beast makes the new perfect replica Omega Seamaster Ultra-Deep seem like your first Swatch and the Rolex Sub a dress watch (well, it kind of is these days). This is a steel brick of legends, made from the same warmer, more corrosion-resistant 904L steel that Swiss super clone Rolex attempts to monopolize. I still envy RJ’s holiday shots where he insouciantly flaunts his massive tool (watch!) like it was a 35mm Casio, and I have one on my list. The “plongeur” term comes from the odd match of the small hour hand — here, cricket-bat-shaped — with a massive sword hand in a cheerful orange. Why? Because on a dive, your minutes matter, man. You don’t want to stay down there too long and run out of air!
Skeletonized sword hands belong on a cheap fake Omega Seamaster Professional 300M
This is indisputable, even if I have an ambivalent relationship with them. There is a reason there are too many Swiss movement replica Omegas in these two stories, and it’s not just because Fratello and #speedytuesday are inseparable. It is merely because aaa quality fake Omega, with its studied wristwear evolution, has so many textbook examples of design principles put into practice.
And yes, the high quality fake Omega Seamaster Professional 300M would not be the massive hit it is with any other hands. Like the evocative waves on the dial surface, the broad swords with their round lume pips are just right. I’m not sure I love them, but that white-dialed version sure looks crisper than fresh snow in February. And how about that lush green?