You often hear that replica watch collecting – well, really purchasing – is about the thrill of the chase. In St. Fleur’s case, while he was chasing one watch another appeared seemingly out of thin air.
“This Rolex Datejust copy watch with Jubilee steel bracelet was never on my radar. I was waiting for the blue one with the stick dial, and white gold fluted bezel. – I love the color blue. I got a call and was told ‘Gardy, we know you’re waiting on the blue Datejust, but we got this one in.’ I saw a friend of mine later that day who said to me ‘I think you should go get it right now,’” he says.
“I didn’t know anything about this watch at the time, but now I wear it more than anything else in my collection. It’s flashy, but not too flashy – it’s just a nice classic Rolex. This is the luxury copy Rolex I wear courtside to the Nets or the Kicks game.”