Swiss replica Rolex UK introduced the Oysterquartz in 1977 as a spin-off of the regular Datejust (16000 series) and a successor of sorts to the Beta-21-powered quartz ref. 5100. There were three flavors — one in all steel (ref. 17000), one in steel and yellow gold (ref. 17013), and the one I’m highlighting here in steel and white gold (ref. 17014).
The first high quality replica Rolex only had one line on the dial stating “Oysterquartz” at 6 o’clock and “Rolex Datejust” at 12 o’clock. The watch above is from 1979. And as you can see, the wording had changed to “cheap fake Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust” at 12 o’clock, and the famous “Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified” wording was printed at 6 o’clock.
AAA quality fake Rolex UK discontinued the Oysterquartz in 2003, marking the end of the line for the brand’s quartz movements. Unfortunately, it was also the last time that Rolex used this case (it was also used for the 1:1 super clone Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date ref. 1530 in the mid-1970s). These high end replica watches used to be fairly affordable, but they’ve gone up in recent years (like almost every other Rolex model). It’s still an amazing watch, though, and the quartz movement with its incredibly loud tick is not your average cheap plastic quartz caliber. This particular 1979 Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust 17014 replica for sale is being offered at Juwelier Burger for €7,750.