Here is a fake watch uk that ticks all of my boxes: Available in yellow gold, check. Smaller case size available with either quartz or automatic movement, check. Unusual, off-beat, and not super recognizable (aka discreet), check.
The perfect fake Cartier Santos Octagon is high up on my ever-expanding hot watches from the 90s wishlist. Watch dealer Zoe Ableson also shares similar sentiments of endearment for the Octagon. But Zoe, unlike myself, actually owns one. She inherited the luxury super clone Cartier from her grandmother and I had a good giggle when reading her 4+1 for Hodinkee where she recounts the story of grandma replacing the automatic movement for quartz in the copy watch because “she wanted it for convenience”. Zoe and I texted one another countless versions of the Octagon this morning. Stainless steel with lapis dial, yellow gold with ferrite dial and gem-set bezel, full pavé!
While I long for the days of Santos ref. 2961 it would be so fun to see cheap replica Cartier UK bring back this super distinctive octagonal variation. I love that this smaller size was available with an automatic movement. All of the mechanical versions have tiny bubble backs which feel super retro but I would happily take a bubble back case if it meant I could finally have small, design-driven aaa quality fake watches with mechanical movements.