Our next pick on this list of oddball Rolex replica watches online is the Explorer ref. 1016 “Space-Dweller.” But the Space-Dweller is a curious case. Was it a small batch of Explorer ref. 1016 models that perfect fake Rolex actually produced, or is it merely a story of a small series of Space-Dweller dials that were never actually used and fitted to several 1016s decades later? It’s an intriguing story, and it reads like a novel that still needs the final plot twist. The last interesting article we have seen on the handful of cheap replica Rolex Space-Dwellers that have surfaced comes courtesy of Perezcope. He did some amazing in-depth research that I highly suggest you read to get the full story and make up your mind about the Space-Dweller’s true origins.、
The story that has surrounded the Space-Dweller for years is that luxury replica Rolex created the watches specifically for the Japanese market. The NASA Project Mercury team, including John H. Glenn and Alan Shepard, visited Japan in 1963 and were welcomed like true stars. As the story goes, Rolex seized the opportunity to create a limited run of aaa quality fake Rolex Explorer 1016s with “Space-Dweller” on the dial rather than the usual “Explorer.”
Consequently, the handful of Space-Dwellers are all regular 36mm Swiss movement copy Rolex Explorer 1016 models powered by caliber 1560/1570. But were they actually from a small batch of special Explorers, or were these dials never really used for these watches in the 1960s? There is more to this tale than I can fit in this article, but do read Perezcope’s story. Whatever the plot twist, these high quality fake watches are rare and go for incredible prices whenever they show up for auction.