Classic as AP Royal Oak 15400. This Audemars Piguet has a reference number of 15202. It is a classic Royal Oak watch with an extra thin case, genuine watch is only 8.1mm thick, this replica watch I am going to introduce is 9.5mm in thickness. The replica Audemars Piguet is made by J12 factory, we also call JF.
The case is made of solid 316L stainless steel, it is brushed, bezel is octagon-shaped and fixed by eight screws. The case is 39mm in diameter, J12 factory is better at case finish than any other watch manufacturers. The crown has “AP” engraving in sandblasted. Case back has a see-through crystal on the center, the edge has engravings of “Royal Oak”.
Dial has blue checkers, which look much smaller than those checkers on other Roay Oak watches. The dial looks so simple, it only has hour and minute hands on the center, stick hour markers are applied with Swiss lume like hour and minute hands. The “AP” logo above 6 o’clock is in silver, in three-dimensional. There is a small window positioned at 3 o’clock, displaying the current date in white font, the date window has the same structure as genuine watch, it is in multi-layer construction, the date font is set in the middle of the window.
The bracelet is stainless steel in brushed, it is fitted with a deployant clasp with sandblasted “AP” engraving. The bracelet of Audemars Piguet Royal Oak is one of my most favorite bracelets, it is very comfortable to wear. The movement has a genuine Miyota 9015 mechanism imported from Japan. The movement plates and auto rotor are decorated to look of genuine AP 2121.
If you are a fan of Audemars Piguet Royal Oak and pursue ultimate simplicity, then this Royal Oak 15202 will be your ideal choice.
Both Noob and V6 factory made this watch, Noob is the earliest factory that researched Asia ETA 6497 movement in our market, and PAM 127 made by Noob is indeed has the Asia 6497 movement that is closest to genuine. Why didn’t I put PAM 111 first? Because the domed sapphire crystal adds points to this watch. Many people are willing to choose PAM 127 as their first Panerai watch also due to its domed crystal face. The watch has a see-through crystal back, but do not worry, this won’t be a big tell for the replica, because the movement has a very close decoration to genuine ETA 6497. Fitted with a brown leather strap, which feels very soft to wear. PAM 127 is absolutely a good combination of classic and vintage.
2. VSF PAM 438
The most popular ceramic Panerai watch in our market. The latest version is the one made by VS factory, with super clone P.9001 automatic movement. Please notice, be sure to choose the one with super clone P.9001 movement, VS factory just developed this movement, it was independently researched by VSF, the movement has the correct balance wheel position at 7 o’clock, so check the movement through crystal back, you won’t find any flaws. PAM 438 is an entire ceramic watch, from case and bracelet, the watch is made of real black ceramic, in brushed finish. Super texture and wearing comfort, the watch will never be out of date.
3. VSF PAM 441
Yes, VS factory almost replicated each Panerai model. They have the most complete collection of replica Panerai watches. PAM 441 is another hot selling ceramic PAM from VSF. Like PAM 438, PAM 441 from VSF is also made of real black ceramic on case, the watch is equipped with super clone P.9001 movement that is independently developed by VSF. It is a real GMT watch, the GMT hand on the dial can work the same way as genuine. By the way, the dial features a Flush Cannon Pinion like genuine. Brown ASSO leather band is distressed and is a perfect match for this brushed black ceramic watch.
4. VSF PAM 382
Is PAM 382 the first Panerai watch made with Bronze material? I think it is. And the replica version from VS factory now is upgraded to V2 edition. ZF factory also made this watch, but because VSF has their own super clone P.9000 installed in this watch, so I think the best PAM 382 is made by VSF. Bronze case and green dial perfectly match with each other, both are the biggest selling points of this watch. When PAM 382 was firstly introduced in our market, it soon became the best-selling diver’s watch at that time. With a distressed brown leather strap, PAM 382 brings a lot of wearing fun for our Panerai fans.
5. Noob PAM 111
The latest PAM 111 from Noob is V5 edition. Some people think that PAM 111 should rank first place in this list, it deserves if it was five years ago. However, PAM 111 is still the first choice for many beginners, due to its simple dial design and functions, the replica watch could be made to be 99% the same as genuine, besides, PAM 111 from Noob factory also has a less repairing rate than other PAMs.
6. VSF PAM 688
PAM 688, also coming from VS factory. The latest version is V2. Upgraded from V1, now the watch has been equipped with a super clone P.9001 movement. Based on V1, PAM 688 V2 has the movement greatly improved. Now you can adjust the date through hour hand only, GMT is 12-hour, not 24. The movement is slimmer, so the whole case looks thinner, more close to genuine case. PAM 688 is also the first Panerai watch I saw, blue dial and blue leather strap, making the watch look fresh among so many black PAMs.
Two important IWC watches are just published by ZF factory in our market, they are from Pilot chrono series of IWC, Top Gun IW389001 and IW389002. Both watches use ceramic case and military-style nylon band. They are good choices for military watch fans. Here I post specification of these two watches.
Movement: Asia Valjoux 7750, Real Chronograph Function
Case: 44mm*17mm, High Quality Imported Black Ceramic
Crystal: Sapphire with Swiss Standard AR Coating
Dial: IW389001 with Black Dial, IW389002 with Green Dial. Green Superlume on Markers and Hands
Bracelet: Nylon Clad Calf Leather Strap with Deployant Clasp
Water Resistant: 30m
Both replica watches have black ceramic case that is brushed, whether in the front or sides, the entire case is brushed, both chronograph buttons are also brushed with polished round edge. The case diameter is up to 44mm, because of ceramic material, the case feels heavy. Case back has correct engravings in brushed surface, there are “TOP GUN” sculpture and other engravings.
IW389001 is in whole black, including the dial, it is the model I prefer. While IW389002 has a green dial. There is one little difference between the two watches on the dial, that is IW389002 has a red circle on the center of the dial to display 12 hours. Two subdials are positioned at 12 and 6 o’clock. The subdial with a small red hand is small seconds subdial, while the subdials at 12 o’clock have two small dials in sunken design, the outer one is 60-minute chronograph counter, while the inner one is 12-hour chronograph counter. All hour markers are in white, the markers at 3, 6, 9 and 12 o’clock are applied with luminous material, they will emit a strong green light at night.
Compared with the green dial of IW389002, I like the black one of IW389001 more. It has a match of white details in blackground, which greatly increases the dial readability. Black looks cooler too.
About the movement, ZF claimed that it is a clone IWC 89361, actually it is modified from a Chinese chronograph movement, we call it Asia Valjoux 7750, whatever behind the solid case back, the movement can completely achieve all functions of genuine watch. Besides, the stability of this type of Asia Valjoux 7750 has been tested for more than 10 years, it is trustworthy.
Watch band looks nylon on the outside, but it is actually made of calf leather, you can see it on the back side. The nylon face outside can prevent rain and water drops when washing your hands, while the genuine leather that touches your skin will bring you a great wearing comfort. So such type of band has multiple purposes. The buckle on the band is crafted very well and has a good brushing finish.
The review is done, let’s appreciate their acutal photos below.