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17 Best Rolex Daytona Alternatives & Homages

The Rolex Daytona has been in production since 1963. It has an iconic look that is often sought to be replicated by other watch manufacturers producing the best Rolex Daytona alternatives and homages. The set of 3 high contrast sub-dials, screw-down crown with equally pronounced pushers, and sharp tachymeter bezel combine to create this classic, motor sport inspired timepiece.

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The Best Rolex Daytona Alternative

Seiko SSB033

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Movement Japanese quartz, Seiko 6T63
Case Diameter 40mm
Water Resistance 100m (330ft)

The Seiko SSB025PC is a black dialed chronograph with red accents on the second hand and in the dashes at the 12-9-6-3 positions. The black leather band with white stitching adds to the sporty feel of this chronograph. It has all of the characteristics one would be looking for in a Rolex Daytona alternative.

Best Budget Rolex Daytona Homage or Alternative

Stuhrling 669.01 Monaco Chronograph

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Movement Japanese quartz
Case Diameter 40mm
Water Resistance 50m (165ft)

The Stuhrling 669.01 Monaco Chronograph is a great budget Rolex Daytona homage. The design is most similar to the earlier Rolex Daytona which had solid colored subdials. The screw down pushers and crown complete the look. The outer bezel is a toothed design and the tachymeter is moved inward, which are the only obvious design deviations from the Daytona.

Invicta 9211 Speedway Chronograph

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Movement Japanese quartz, Caliber VD53B-14
Case Diameter 40mm
Water Resistance 200m (660ft)

The Invicta 9211 is an affordable Rolex Daytona homage. It shares nearly all of its design features with the modern Daytona Cosmograph. If you are looking for a budget Rolex Daytona homage for daily wear then this is an excellent choice.

The Invicta Speedway 9223 is a black dial version of the 9211.

Orient NEO 70’s Solar Panda

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Movement Japanese solar quartz
Case Diameter 42mm
Water Resistance 100m (330ft)

The Orient Neo 70’s Solar Panda has styling most similar to the late 1960’s Rolex Daytona. A panda chronograph is a white faced watch with black subdials, which resembles a panda’s face. This watch has classic, refined styling and can be worn for almost any occasion.

Seiko SSB025PC

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Movement Japanese quartz, Seiko 6T63
Case Diameter 40mm
Water Resistance 100m (330ft)

The Seiko SSB025PC is identical to the SSB033 except that it is a white dialed chronograph with sky blue accents on the second hand and in the dashes at the 12-9-6-3 positions. The SSB025PC is paired with a stainless steel band.

Henry Jay Specialty Aquamaster GMT

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Movement Japanese quartz, Miyota
Case Diameter 44mm
Water Resistance 100m (330ft)

This Henry Jay Specialty Aquamaster GMT has a unique color palette with a textured aqua blue dial face and bronze subdial and bezel. It closely resembles the latest Rolex Daytona generation. If you are looking for something with a bit of color this is an excellent Rolex Daytona alternative.

Stuhrling 564.01 Concorso Raceway Chronograph

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Movement Japanese quartz
Case Diameter 42mm
Water Resistance 50m (165ft)

The Stuhrling 564.01 Concorso Raceway Chronograph is very similar to the Invicta 9211. They are both among the best Rolex Daytona homages for those on a lower budget. The 564.01 and the 9211 are closest to the latest generation of Rolex Daytona with a stainless steel tachymeter and crown guard.

Timex Chronograph T2P041

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Movement Quartz
Case Diameter 43mm
Water Resistance 50m (165ft)

The Timex Chronograph T2P041 is an extremely affordable Rolex Daytona alternative. The T2P041 has a 10-2-6 subdial pattern which is slightly different than the 9-3-6 subdial pattern observed on the Daytona. The TP2041 also includes numbering on it’s dial and minute numbering on the outer edge.

High-End Rolex Daytona Homage or Alternative

Tissot Sport V8 T039.417.11.057.02

Movement Swiss quartz, ETA Caliber G10.211
Case Diameter 40mm
Water Resistance 100m (330ft)

The Tissot V8 T039.417.11.057.02 has the classic black tachymeter color scheme. It is paired with an angular, modern stainless steel band. The subdial locations are 10-2-6 and there is numbering on 12-8-4 but the overall design is very reminiscent of the Rolex Daytona, making this a quality Swiss alternative.

Tissot T-Sport PRS516 T044.417.21.031.00

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Movement Swiss quartz, ETA Caliber G10.211
Case Diameter 42mm
Water Resistance 100m (330ft)

The Tissot T-Sport PRS516 T044.417.21.031.00 pairs the classic color scheme of black on white, with red accents seen often in the Rolex Daytona. This watch again follows Tissot’s 10-2-6 subdial pattern but features a more classic style stainless steel band than the Tissot V8 shown above. This is a fantastic Rolex Daytona Alternative with an alluring color scheme.

Tissot Quickster T095.417.16.037.00

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Movement Swiss quartz, ETA Caliber G10.212
Case Diameter 42mm
Water Resistance 100m (330ft)

The Tissot Quickster T095.417.16.037.00 has all of the features to qualify it as an alternative to the Rolex Daytona. The bold, high contrast color scheme and subtle white subdials do create a minor departure from the classic Daytona styling.

Alpha Daytona Chronographs

Alpha Chronographs are some of the best Rolex Daytona Homages available. They carry excellent quality homages to nearly all generations and variations of the Rolex Daytona. Alpha Daytona Chronographs are only available on their site, Alpha Watch.

Victorinox Swiss Army 241191

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Movement Swiss automatic
Case Diameter 45mm
Water Resistance 100m (330ft)

The Victorinox Swiss Army 241191 is an excellent Swiss mechanical chronograph with a very similar color scheme to the Rolex Daytona. The black edged subdials paired with the white dial make it an excellent Rolex Daytona alternative. Subdial location is rotated 90 degrees to a 6-9-12 setting and the tachymeter is moved to the dial while the bezel is a minimal rotating dive timer.

Victorinox Swiss Army 241447 AirBoss Mach 6

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Movement Swiss automatic
Case Diameter 42mm
Water Resistance 100m (330ft)

The Victorinox Swiss Army 241447 AirBoss Mach 6 is a Swiss mechanical chronograph that closely resembles the Rolex Daytona. The addition of hour and minute numbering on the dial and the rounded design of the pushers are the only aspects of this watch that vary greatly from the Daytona, making this an excellent higher-end alternative.

Longines Admiral L36674067

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Movement Swiss automatic L705
Case Diameter 42mm
Water Resistance 100m (330ft)

The Longines Admiral L36674067 is a unique Swiss-made Rolex Daytona alternative. This watch only has two subdials at the 9 and 3 positions, with a date display at the 6 position. The stainless steel bezel has subtle text for the tachymeter. Red accents on the second hand and the right subdial hand, and gunmetal accents in the band create a sporty, race inspired feel.

TAG Heuer Carrera CV1A10.BA0799

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Movement Swiss quartz
Case Diameter 43mm
Water Resistance 100m (330ft)

The TAG Heuer Carrera CV1A10.BA0799 is another Swiss made alternative to the Rolex Daytona. The most notable differences between the two are the red accent on the top pusher, the black accent on the crown, the slightly raised 9 and 3 subdials, and the angular design of the case. Overall this is a sharp, modern, and well executed design.

TAG Heuer CAZ2010.BA0876

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Movement Swiss automatic, Calibre 16
Case Diameter 44mm
Water Resistance 200m (660ft)

The TAG Heuer CAZ2010.BA0876 also features the red accent on the top pusher, and the black accent on the crown. The tachymeter text is highlighted in red and the subdials are rotated to the 12-9-6.

Hamilton Pan Europ H35756755

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Movement Swiss automatic
Case Diameter 41mm
Water Resistance 100m (330ft)

The Hamilton Pan Europ H35756755 has a unique design but shares a multitude of design characteristics with the Rolex Daytona. The biggest differences are the more square shaped case, the dive timer bezel, and the missing 6 position subdial. However, the overall color scheme and layout of the bezel make this an awesome Rolex Daytona alternative.

Omega Speedmaster Racing Chronograph 326.32.40.50.02.001

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Movement Swiss automatic, Calibre 3330
Case Diameter 40mm
Water Resistance 100m (330ft)

The Omega Speedmaster Racing Chronograph 326.32.40.50.02.001 is priced higher than the other Rolex Daytona alternatives that we have listed. This Omega shares the same subdial setup, pusher arrangement, tachymeter bezel and color scheme as the Daytona. This high-end Swiss made timepiece can still be had for around 20% of the price of the Rolex, and that is why it is worth mentioning.

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