Hands-On With Graham Chronofighter Vintage GMT Men's Replica Watch

Those not intimately familiar with the various timepiece models produced by Graham men's replica might not even notice at first glance that the Graham Chronofighter Vintage GMT is a new replica watch. This isn't the first Graham "Chronofighter," it isn't the first "Vintage," and it isn't the first "GMT." Rather, it is a new model that blends a lot of what Graham has already done into a new and decently satisfying package.

Most people even remotely familiar with Graham will probably mistake the Chronofighter Vintage GMT for the previously offered, and soon to be discontinued I believe, Chronofighter Oversize GMT aka the Chronofighter GMT. The two High Quality Swiss Fake Watch have similar profiles, the same functionality (for the most part), and even share the exact same movement. The big differences are in the size and the price.

Where the "original" Chronofighter GMT has a 47mm-wide case, the "new" Chronofighter Vintage GMT comes in a much more wearable (for most people) 44mm-wide case. The Chronofighter Vintage GMT also has a retail price of several thousand dollars less than the Chronofighter GMT. Is 3mm in size enough for such a price premium? Of course not. The larger model is not worth several thousand dollars more. The reality is that the Chronofighter GMT was released as an arguably over-priced (as opposed to over-sized) product, and with the Chronofighter Vintage GMT, Graham is simply getting more realistic about product valuation.

Swiss Graham is one of those controversial "bold dude replica watches" that I've always had a soft spot for. Antagonists of the brand decry that replica watches like this lack sensibility, or taste, or elegance. I'm not sure if I agree or care about sensibility. In fact, when it comes to a luxury replica watch I am pretty sure most people, whether they behave consciously or not, are not looking for "sensible." Rather, they are looking for excess and something that makes a statement, which is a major reason why we like luxury timepieces if we want to be honest with ourselves.

The role that Graham plays is as a retro-styled pilot-themed adventure toy that you can wear on your wrist. A lot of high-end men's replica watches are essentially toys, insofar that we can play with them and they let us live out an adventure that does not represent our actual lives. Toys can really be anything that you use to make you feel, if but for a moment, that you are living a different life. What makes replica watches great as toys is that they have a real history on the wrists of adventurers (such as pilots) with accompanying visual themes to potentially exploit.

So Graham is a men's high-end toy replica watch brand that unashamedly promotes their sort of fun, just as many other replica watch brands do. It is just that some brands suggest a more genteel or gentle form of fun. With a name like "Chronofighter," Graham wants you to be playing out a more adult yet still boyish army fantasy at all times while wearing this timepiece. If you can appreciate and respect a timepiece for being a toy, and know that you have a place in your life for such items, then that is the first step to appreciating replica watches just like this.

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