As the two largest manufacturers of replica Rolex watches in the market, Noob and AR have produced a lot of good quality Rolex replicas for us, they are also the two factories that firstly used 904L stainless steel material in the making of replica Rolex, since the usage of this advanced stainless steel material, the competition between Noob and AR is also becoming more and more fierce. In my opinion, the competition between them mainly comes from two products, Daytona and Sea-Dweller Single Red 126600, which are the most popular two Rolex replicas in 2019.
About Daytona, it is undeniable that Noob makes the best replica, however, about this 43mm Sea-Dweller Single Red 126600, I think both have their own advantages. Noob and AR make it with 904L stainless steel, about movement, Noob has Asia 2836 and 3235 options, while AR factory only has Asia 2824 movement option. AR factory unveiled the replica 126600 earlier than Noob, now the version of 126600 from AR is V3.
Both factories make the same case size, which is 43mm in diameter and 14mm thick. However, about the case finish, I think AR factory is better. All clients of mine who bought this 126600 said that the AR 126600 gave them a real feeling when they firstly touched the case and bracelet. Every corner of the case is polished by skilled master, the case of ARF 126600 is completed to be perfect.
The bezel uses ceramic insert on both factories. About bezel tooth, AR is a bit sharp, while Noob’s is a bit smooth and has a better touch. The sharp of each tooth on Noob 126600 has a rounded chamfer polishing, so these teeth feel smooth. About the bezel pearl, it looks a little greenish, while Noob’s looks more white, the bezel pearl of AR 126600 is closer to genuine. The inlaid method of the bezel pearl is also different, Noob sticks it with glue, while AR inlays the pearl into, if you check the Noob 126600 carefully, there is glue mark around the bezel pearl, while AR’s is very clean. Because the installation of bezel pearl is different on both factories, Noob’s is a bit higher than its edge around, while AR’s is correct, the same as genuine, it will also not easily fall off. About bezel engravings, AR 126600’s are deeper than Noob’s, because Noob’s bezel engravings are shallow, the platinum coating is exposed to dust and sweat on your hands, so the white coating will easily become black. While the bezel engravings on AR 126600 are much deeper, they can avoid the contact with hand sweat, so after a long time wearing, they still look very clearn. So, about the bezel finish of 126600, I think AR wins.
I can hardly find difference. Both Noob and AR have made a good dial. About the letters below red “SEA-DWELLER”, AR’s are slightly plump, while Noob’s are a bit thinner. The lume coating on the dial is a little yellowish on Noob, while AR’s is very clearn.
Helium Valve Button
On the side of the helium valve button, Noob has a qr code sticker, while AR factory does not have. Noob makes it correct. The helium valve button on both factories do not work. While I think AR makes the helium valve button correct because they do a better finish on the button.
Both AR and Noob use 904L stainless steel to make the bracelet. While I think that the 904L stainless steel used by AR is the best in entire watch market. The first touch feeling which AR Rolex gives you is excellent, whether on the case or bracelet, the finish on AR 126600 is superior. On AR 126600, if you check the first link of the bracelet that connects the case, its compactness with the links on both sides is made better, Noob’s has a small gap. The crown logo on the buckle looks more three-dimensional on AR 126600. So, about the bracelet, I think there are no other factories that can compare the quality of AR factory.
This is the only advantage of Noob factory, because Noob offers a 3235 movement option for this Sea-Dweller 126600. I did not say the Asia 2824 on ARF is not good, it is also a very good movement, even more stable than the clone 3235 and Asia ETA 2836 used by Noob 126600.
Whether in material or finish, ARF Sea-Dweller Single Red 126600 is the best. About the movement, I still vote for ARF, because the Asia 2824 movement is more stable. Now, AR factory almost has occupied the entire market of Sea-Dweller 126600, about the after-sale service, Noob’s repairing service is very slow, this is also a big reason why I do not recommend Noob here.
Photos and video of Noob 126600
Photos and video of ARF V3 126600