Graham Chronofighter Replica

Graham Chronofighter Replica

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Graham is a very unique and interesting watch brand. In recent years, it has created some one the boldest and recognizable left-sided crown chronographs that also impress with their extremely modern designs. One of its best timepieces is the Graham Chronofighter 2CCAU.B09A which strikes as a stylish watch with an irresistible carbon “trigger”, an intriguing personality when worn on the wrist and with a strong ability of empowering its owner with sophistication and brilliance.

brown band, black dial Graham Chronofighter watch

Authentic Graham Chronofighter

The Graham watch company was founded in 1995 by Ernst Thomke, Pierre-André Finazzi and Eric Loth. At first, it was called Les Monts S.A and its concept was to revive the best works of iconic British watchmakers. But in 1998 the firm released two new brands: Graham and Arnold&Son. Then in 2010, Arnold&Son was sold and the company changed its name to Graham London. One of the initial founders, Eric Loth is still leading the brand’s success.

The name Graham was inspired by ‘Honest George Graham’, a British watchmaker born in 1673 who invented the mercury pendulum, brought important improvements to the pendulum clocks, developed the 28-day long case dead beat escapement in precision regulator clocks and even built the most complex and precise planetarium at that time. His work was significant for the evolution of modern watchmaking and calendar complications.

back case cover of Graham Chronofighter watch

I am a huge fan of Graham watches. I find their designs and choice of materials simply fascinating. One of the most interesting particularities of their models is the chronograph trigger on the left hand side of the case. It has a distinctively bold and modern look, especially because it is made of carbon and the black color highlights its forms very stylishly.

Fake-Graham-Chronofighter wristwatch dial

For me, the Graham Chronofighter 2CCAU.B09A is the best example of sophistication. With a modern color choice of yellowish numerals and bluish hands and indexes, a masculine black carbon fiber case and a fashionable choice of straps, this watch steals your attention in a heartbeat. It’s beautiful, fashionable and complicated. This is what I love the most in a watch and also the reason why I got myself a replica of the Graham Chronofighter 2CCAU.B09A. Below I will share with you my impressions on my new Chronofighter knockoff.

Fake-Graham-Chronofighter black watch

The particularity:

Graham as a brand is obsessed by trigger actuated chronographs. It’s the brand’s meaning and quintessence. There is a logical reason for fitting a trigger on a chronograph watch. The thumb is the fastest acting finger so it has the best control over the chrono function. When the watch has a left side trigger you don’t even need to look down at the watch to operate the stopwatch. Its location and design are intuitive, especially on the Graham Chronofighter which has been shaped so that it fits the thumb perfectly. The anatomically constructed trigger allows you to measure elapsed time without interrupting your eye focus on the task that is being performed.

wrong back case cover of graham replica watch

The design:

No one can argue this. The Graham Chronofighter 2CCAU.B09A has a stunningly masculine look. It is the right choice for modern men with a very active and bold lifestyle. Nevertheless, its rugged aesthetics are nicely balanced by well-studied curves and fresh color accents. The choice of materials is also very unique and accentuates its distinctively unique look.

imitation graham watch close up

The dial:

The Graham Chronofighter is available in an array of dial colors, but I opted for the black dial with yellowish numerals and blue accents. I find this version very interesting and refreshing. My replica watch looks pretty authentic. It has that beautiful matte finish dial, the lovely yellowish numerals in the correct font, the bluish gradations and hands, the correct wording and markings, but something is slightly different. At the 3 o’clock position there should have been a small seconds display, but instead there is a 12 hours subdial. And at 6 o’clock there should have been a 30-minutes counter. Instead there is a 60 second subdial. Another small difference that I dislike very much is the date window. The font is different. On my imitation watch, the white numbers are slimmer and more faded than on the authentic Graham.

ceramic case of graham knockoff watch

The case:

This model is considered an oversized watch as it measures 47 mm in diameter so it is not a watch that would suit anyone. You got to love big watches so you can effortlessly wear the Chronofighter. And it is not just its case that goes a bit over the top. Let’s not forget that this timepiece sports a considerably large trigger that adds up to its measurements. But even though it is a big timepiece, it is very comfortable to wear. It feels very nice on the wrist. What I find different about my replica is the shape of the bezel. On the authentic watch, the bezel is domed whereas on my replica, the bezel is flatter. Also, the left side trigger is designed differently. The original one has a beautiful geometrical pattern printed on it whereas on my clone the same design is deeply embossed in the metal. The screws on the trigger are also different and the crown is smaller and slimmer. It just doesn’t look right. Taking a look at the caseback doesn’t offer too much satisfaction either as the real Graham Chronofighter comes with a see-through caseback that reveals the G1747 self-winding movement, but on my knockoff there is a solid black caseback engraved with the company’s name and logo.

graham rubber strap

The strap:

The Graham Chronofighter comes in a large choice of straps. Some are vintage leathers and others are modern rubber bands. I went for a rubber strap when I ordered my replica as this is a more practical and comfier option, especially on an oversized watch. The rubber band on my imitation Graham looks very nice and feels very durable. It comes with the distinctive pin buckle and a square shaped pin that interfaces with rectangular shaped holes. And last but not least, it has all the correct markings.

The movement:

The authentic Chronofighter comes with the stunning G1747 automatic chronograph movement which beats at a frequency of 28,800 vph (4Hz), has 25 jewels, and offers a power reserve of 48 hours. To understand how exquisite this mechanism is we need to mention that the oscillating mass is adorned with a côtes de Genève motif and blued screws, and the mainplate is decorated with perlage. It goes without saying that my replica watch has an inferior automatic movement. It is boosted by a Japanese automatic mechanism that only tells time and shows the correct date, but does not have a working chronograph.

Turcoaz hands graham watch dial

 

replica graham watch subdial

The Graham Chronofighter 2CCAU.B09A is a stunning watch. It looks amazingly stylish and delivers impressive functionality on the wrist. One of its biggest assets is the unique left side chronograph trigger that enhances both sophistication and ease of use. Being so appealing and fashionable, it is quite understandable why I decided to get a replica of this timepiece, but I have to say that the clone doesn’t even come close to the original thing. The huge difference between the subdials, the caseback and the design of the trigger makes it easy to spot as a fake. Sadly, this time I am not completely satisfied with my replica watch purchase, but I hope this review will help my readers choose wisely when they do their online replica shopping.

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Corum Admirals Cup Competition

Corum Admirals Cup Competition

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The Corum Admiral’s Cup 48 Competition is a timepiece that has a very unique and extraordinary design. Its distinctive look is completely different than the one of the other models from the Admiral’s Cup collection, but its particularity is represented by the extra-large 48 mm diameter case that was designed for extreme diving and luxury-sports.

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This modern sporty looking watch is one of the most attractive and popular timepieces on the market. It is a much sought after design for those who are looking for a stylish mix between sportiness and sophisticated looks. Its high popularity has determined numerous replica manufacturers from across the globe to clone it and sell it online. So all those who feel that this model is suitable for their style and are considering buying a knockoff should know a few basic things about distinguishing a fake Corum Admiral’s Cup 48 Competition from the genuine one.

Corum Admirals Cup Replica

For instance, if you have a few pictures of the imitation watch and a few of the original product you mostly have everything you need for determining if it is a good quality replica or a badly made one. The part of the watch that you should pay great attention to is the dial of the Corum Admiral’s Cup 48 Competition replica watch. The face of the watch is very complex and sophisticated. It has numerous decorative details that are considerably difficult to replicate.

Corum Imitation Watch Picture

If we compare the dial of the fake watch with the one of the genuine timepiece we observe a few differences, like the distinct shades of the colored geometrical shapes that are located above the Arabic hour numerals, the layout and size of the hand and indexes of the 9 o’clock small dial, and the size and shape of the main seconds and hours hands. Other important differences are represented by the day and date window that is present on all the authentic Corum Admirals Cup watches, but on the replica from our pictures the day is missing. It has only a date window. Also, on the fake watch the “Admiral’s Cup” writing from above the 6 o’clock hour marker is in a different font and size than on the original timepiece.

Admirals Cup Competition Replica

What we notice as being identical when it comes to the aesthetics of the replica watch are the bezel which is made from the same beautifully polished stainless steel, the black coated crown guard that contributes to a manlier look and the two-wheeled winding crown made from steel.

Also, the original Corum Admiral’s Cup 48 competition comes with a scratch proof sapphire crystal that is very resistant to daily wear, but most often replicas come with a mineral crystal that isn’t so durable. The exception is the Swiss fakes that will always have a sapphire crystal.

Corum Replica Band

The authentic Admiral’s Cup 48 Competition is powered by a Caliber CO947 in house Corum movement that offers an extensive power reserve and extreme accuracy. On the other hand, a replica will either be equipped with a 21 jewels Miyota Japanese automatic movement or with a 25 jewels ETA Swiss self-winding mechanism.

Even though a good quality Corum Admiral’s Cup 48 Competition replica has a 48 mm stainless steel case and this is considered the best material available on the market, the real one has a titanium case that will never be used for replicas. This metal isn’t something available for replica manufacturers.

Fake Corum Admirals Cup

Also, do not forget to check the shape and material of the strap. Usually, this watch comes with a black rubber band that has a raised triangular shape near the lugs of the case and a simple silver buckle that features the company’s name.

Simply check all these particular aesthetic and functional details of a Corum Admiral’s Cup 48 Competition watch and you will surely be able to find and purchase a high quality replica timepiece.

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