In 1952 a number of climbers travelled to the Tibet and China border as part of a research trip in preparation for the 1953 assault of Everest. The cheap fake watches given to these climbers were reference 6098 big bubbleback watches. Newly uncovered documentation informs us that high quality copy Rolex provided twenty 6098s for the team in two batches (the first seven in 1952 to the advance research team and the second batch of thirteen to the remaining expedition members who hadn’t been on the research trip the year before).
The destination was a mountain called Cho Oyu, 20km to the west of Everest. Included in the party were some of the key players in the famous 1953 expedition including Edmund Hillary, Charles Evans and Alfred Gregory.
The big bubbleback Rolex fake watches for sale are more commonly known by their Italian nickname – Ovettone and are key watches in the development of the Explorer. The story began in the late 1940s with the 5020 series watches. Ovettone is Italian for ‘big egg’ and describes the large domed casebacks and crystals. The second series of Ovettone that Rolex produced were Swiss movement replica Rolex reference 6098 (the Everest watches) which like the 5020 series watches were of monoblocco construction (the mid-case and bezel were made from one block of steel) and featured the newly designed Super Oyster Crown, which didn’t screw down but just pushed in like regular dress watches.
The 6098s were powered by the A296 perpetual movement, which was very thick and therefore necessitated the prominently domed case back. The 6098 Rolex copy watches for sale were also chronometer rated and the accuracy of these watches was one of the key aspects that super clone Rolex UK were keen to see test results of when the expedition team returned.