The small watch trend isn’t just about price, necessarily. Swiss made replica Cartier’s Crash, for example – which TTC promptly graduated to – has become something of a grail, despite the chances of you finding one beneath £200k being slim to none. (You could try for a luxury fake Cartier Pebble instead, which seems to be Tyler’s new squeeze, anyway.)
Expensive doesn’t equal cool (not in the purest sense; a Gucci bag isn’t cool just because it’s £3000), so perhaps it’s the sheer impossibility of the cheap replica Cartier Crash that makes it so desirable. That, or the fact that it is one of the most beautiful, perfectly proportioned things ever made.
Traditionally, the perfect replica Cartier Crash would be considered a watch for women, but as more and more women have taken to wearing men’s watches, and vice-versa, the watchmakers have recognised the need for more intermediate sizing. In the main, women’s watches are just smaller, bejewelled versions of the men’s pieces – the proverbial ‘pinking and shrinking’. But when all the new high quality fake watches for the year were unveiled in the Spring, it became clear that many makers had catered to the in-between. Vacheron Constantin’s charming 34.5mm Overseas, for example. Or Tudor’s Black Bay 54, which stunned the critics with its slight, 37mm case.
Perhaps the reason young people are wearing smaller replica watches for sale is because smaller watches are just better. Lighter, more comfortable, less likely to snag on your sleeve etc. They go with more stuff, too – a little Timex or Swatch looks better with a suit than a giant dive copy watch, for example. And there’s no drop in performance, because they tell the time just the same.
And for those insecure few fretting over the notion that a small watch doesn’t convey status, then worry not. We live in the age of quiet luxury, and nothing whispers money like a tiny Swiss movement replica Cartier.