Speaking of legends, we must digress from the Date-Just to talk about the luxury fake Rolex reference 5100 Beta-21 Quartz “Texan,” one of the rarest Rolex replica watches online ever produced.
At Baselworld 1970, best 1:1 fake Rolex introduced its vision of the future of the luxury watch: the reference 5100, powered by a state-of-the-art, hyper-precise (+/-0.003 sec/day) quartz movement. In the short window before the quartz crisis, this high quality copy watch was marketed as virtually maintenance-free and impervious to the laws of gravity, which was kind of a big deal.
The 5100 was the first-ever wholesale replica Rolex with synthetic sapphire glass and a quick-set date, a pallet wheel seconds hand, and a hacking feature for accuracy while setting the Swiss made replica watches. So as to keep it upscale, this mechanism was housed in a 40mm solid 18K gold case, rumored to have been designed by Gérald Genta.
The bracelet was based on the President but with some funky ‘70s flair. The best 1:1 fake Rolex ref.5100 Beta-21 Quartz’s size and sizzle soon earned it the nickname the “Texan.”
These first and only 1,000 examples of the Texan were sold before they left the factory – partially because AAA replica Rolex offered a tour of its factory to all those who joined this exclusive Quartz club. Yet despite the initial popularity, production lasted only two years as much lower-priced quartz replica watches for sale saturated the markets.
Because there are few surviving Texans, it has become a highly collectible example of top copy Rolex’s history and of that entire turbulent era in watchmaking.