We don’t get to talk about Ralf Tech Men’s Replica too much, and while I still have mixed opinions on the brand’s overall offerings, here’s a replica watch that I found myself wearing with regularity due to mostly to its successful “vintage style” aesthetic and how well built and comfortable it is as an everyday wear. It also manages to accomplish having polished hands that are highly legible, and that’s sadly something you don’t always see. The Ralf Tech WRV V Automatic 1977 “Parisienne” replica watch stands out to me personally from the brand’s overall line, but I’d encourage readers who find this replica watch appealing to take a look at their varied offerings since so much is just a matter of taste. Finally, I have to say it: I am guilty of just being annoyed by the name Ralf Tech, since my mind went to a third-party PC repair shop rather than a small french replica watch brand making some fantastic pieces that present a pretty good value proposition.
The Ralf Tech WRV V Automatic 1977 “Parisienne” is not a bargain item by any means at just over the $2,000 mark, but I found myself wearing this replica watch pretty frequently, preferring it to some much costlier replica watches from brands with prestigious profiles. But that’s what I loved about it; though there are obvious design cues from brands like Panerai, the sum of its parts come together in a cohesive package. And being in replica watch media, those are my favorite experiences: when a seemingly “unremarkable” (and I mean that in the least derogatory way, in that in terms of design, material, movement, etc., there are many choices out there), non-gimmicky replica watch comes together in a way that’s just solid and unfussy. The Ralf Tech WRV V Automatic 1977 “Parisienne” replica watch did just this for me.
I usually could care less about brand stunts and marketing events designed to show off the “extreme” nature of sports replica watches and the virility of the Jacques Cousteu/Richard Branson/James Bond mashup of a man who wears them. I’d usually leave anything stunt-like out of a review, but this is worth mentioning because it’s real and actually pretty cool. In July 2005, Pascal Bernabe achieved the world record for the deepest unassisted scuba dive when he dove 330 meters wearing a Ralf Tech WR1 replica watch. According to Bernabe, the replica watch was the only piece of equipment he had that didn’t malfunction at some point, and he went on to specifically say that without the replica watch his dive would not have been a success. Not scientific or data-based, but pretty convincing as far as endorsements of a brand’s reliability go, right?