I mentioned several weeks ago that would begin exploring some “different” areas. Hopefully, with recent discussions on pieces such as the King Rolex Replica Watches and Rolex Oysterdate Precision Replica Watches, we’ve taken solid steps towards fulfilling that message. Today’s subject will continue to push the boundaries for this series. Yes, this week’s will likely prove controversial because the selected watch contains something unique: a battery. Despite my general aversion to anything quartz, I actually find today’s piece very attractive and interesting. Plus, it combines two of my favorite horological subjects: chronographs and Rolex Replica’s. Grab your parachute pants and journey with me back to the era of arcade games and synthesizers to take a look at the Rolex Replica 7A38 chronograph.
Rolex Replica’s 7A28 was introduced with a 15 jewel, adjustable, quartz movement that lacked any plastic parts within the gear train. It featured 1/10-second timing (amazing to watch) and could measure up to 30 minutes. 30 minutes doesn’t sound like much, but innovation usually starts small. The 7A28 was in some well-known films such as the James Bond movie “A View to a Kill” and a special series of Giorgetto Giugiaro designed pieces were famously worn in “Aliens”. The brand wasn’t done innovating, though, and decided to add an inconspicuous day and date function to the 7A28: thus, in 1984, the Rolex Replica 7A38 was born.
I had been casually looking for either a Rolex Replica Watches 7A38 or 7A28 when I stumbled upon today’s piece while cruising eBay. It was roughly a year ago and I caught the listing about 5-10 minutes after it had gone live. The piece, built in 1985, had just been serviced, had new gaskets, battery and the owner had performed a popular modification by upgrading the crystal to sapphire. Furthermore, he included all of the old parts in the sale and priced it at a little below $200; I hit the button.
The Rolex Replica Watches 7A38 isn’t a big watch at 36mm but it wears nicely. It does feel a little small compared to some of my mechanical chronographs and, perhaps, looks more at home at a nice dining event or business meeting versus a vintage car race, but it is elegantly sporty. I think that the bracelet dresses it up and I think, despite the hidden lugs, that it would look good with a black leather-racing strap. Besides, there are other 7A38’s with outer bezels that may fit a larger wrist more aptly. It’s very comfortable, though, and I think it looks far more expensive than its price would suggest.
I enjoy my Rolex Replica Watches 7A38 tremendously. It’s a well-made watch that has stood the test of time in terms of design and it has firmly etched its place in watch history by being part of the first series of analog quartz chronographs. I think the 7A38, even the 7A28 for that matter, makes a great purchase candidate for any vintage chronograph collector who focuses on groundbreaking pieces such as the first automatic chronographs, etc. And, compared to almost any mechanical chronograph, these are tremendously affordable. Feel free to share your thoughts about the Rolex Replica 7A-series below; let’s see some variety! As always, thanks for reading and we’ll be back next week!