As a Luminor Submersible which Panerai published for people with thin wrist, PAM 683 was out of stock for some days before, now, just received the news from VS factory, saying that this replica watch is in stock again, with limited quantity this time.
PAM 683 belongs to Luminor Submersible series of Panerai, but it is 5mm smaller than traditional Submersible, and is also much thinner that is only 14.5mm. Maybe Panerai took the consideration of their Asia consumer groups when making this PAM 683, while a lot of my clients coming from USA and European countries asked me about this watch, now it is time to put your trigger.
PAM 683 from VS factory is made with 316F stainless steel, the bezel, dial and band all use same color, black, like the style of previous Submersible models published by Panerai before. The case is entirely brushed, including the bezel, lugs and crown bridge. Black bezel has a ceramic insert with silver studs, the pearl dot filled with luminous material and surrounded with silver edge, in dark place, you will see the pearl emitting a strong blue light. About crown bridge, it has a lever that presses down the crown, not like the screw-down system on most watches, but that does not affect its water resistance, claimed by VS factory, each Panerai replica watch coming from their factory is tested to be at least 30m waterproof.
Specification of the watch:
Movement: Super Clone OP XXXIV, Correct Position of Balance Wheel at 7 o’clock
Case: 42mm*14.5mm, 316F Stainless Steel
Bezel: Black Ceramic
Dial: Black with Superlumed Hour Markers
Band: Black Rubber Strap with Pre-V Buckle
Water Resistant: 30m
Maybe this is the last Panerai watch coming from VS factory before 2020, we have seen several new models of Panerai VS factory published in 2019, most of them are Submersible, today, before the end of 2019, I’d like to introduce one Luminor Marina Panerai, whose reference is PAM 661, like most other Submersible VS made in 2019, this PAM 661 also used the so-called Carbotech material, and is equipped with VS factory’s iconic Super Clone P.9010 movement. PAM 661 is not the Panerai watch with a classic outlook, maybe the special textures on the case can not be accepted by some people who only want a PAM with regular appearance, however, PAM 616 will be a necessary model for Panerai fans to know what changes have been made on the modern Panerai models.
First, VS factory used solid forged carbon material on the case, which is 44mm in diameter and 18.5mm in thickness. However, genuine watch is only 14.5mm thick, so the replica is up to 4mm thicker than genuine, you will have a more obvious feeling when you wear it on your wrist, 18.5mm will stand very high on your wrist, to reduce the case thickness, the most important thing is how to slim down the movement, let’s see what VS factory will do on their clone P series movements in future, because the movements installed by VS factory in their Panerai replica watches are thicker than original, many customers also said that the Panerai replica watches they bought are heavier and thicker than genuine.
Second, in modern Panerai watches, like PAM 661 and most Submersible published in this year, one big change is Panerai is more willing to use multi colors on the dial. Take this Luminor Marina PAM 661 for example, the blue small seconds hand is an eye catcher on the black dial, however, I do not like the blue, I would rather it uses the same color as the central hands. Hour markers are dotted except Arabic numerals at 6, 9 and 12. The luminous brightness of Superluminova C3 applied on hour markers and hands is as strong as genuine, but not as durable as the lume material used on original Panerai.
PAM 661 uses a brown leather band that features white hand stitching, the leather strap has a very soft texture and feels very comfortable to wear, if you do not like the brown color, you can order one extra pair of straps in other color from VS factory, we can send you one screwdriver to replace the band by yourself, it is very easy to replace the band on Panerai.
Again, in the coming Chinese New Year holiday, all watch factories are going to be off work soon, if you need watches, be better to place your order now, so we can ship them before our holiday.
Whether PAM 979, PAM 1616, PAM 616 or PAM 799, these Panerai replica watches which VS factory has published in recent two months all belong to Submersible models, today, I want to introduce another Panerai Submersible replica watch, it is a special edition for Mike Horn, the genuine watch has a reference PAM 984.
Now back to this PAM 984 replica watch, it is an art work from VS factory. The watch is fully made of solid Titanium material, like other Luminor Submersible models, this special edition uses a 47mm case that is fully brushed, while the case is not too thick, it is only 15mm, not 17mm thick. The bezel is uni-directional rotating, it has engraved markers that are brushed in sand-finished bezel background, this looks amazing and gives a strong visual effect.
The dial is black, it is sandwiched, the upper plate has skeletonized hour markers, the plate at bottom is painted with Swiss Grade SuperLume. Please notice, this PAM 984 is different from other Submersible models, it is like Omega Planet Ocean, the dial has two different lume light color, when you check the watch in dark condition, the minute hand looks blue, other hands and all hour markers look green. The subdial does not look like the one of traditional Luminor Submersible models, it looks more technological. This is a Mike Horn special edition, I think Panerai just let it looks unique.
The case back is solid and has detailed engravings, there is a big shark logo and Mike Horn signature, it looks so special. Open the back, the movement inside is a super clone P.9010, VS factory claimed that they made this movement according to genuine Panerai P.9010, we believed it is a custom-made, but it absolutely can not be compared with genuine Panerai P.9010. Somebody said it does not have difference, but I must say that the power reserve of this clone P.9010 is not that long like genuine. So, I suppose this clone P.9010 is also based on a Chinese automatic movement, just with decorated plates and auto rotor, and also the balance wheel is changed to correct position. So, never think that a replica watch can have the same movement as original watch.
At last, about the water resistance you guys mostly concern, you can wear the replica watch while washing your hands and swimming, but do not go to a deep diving with it. By the way, not all replica watches can accompany you to swim, this is true. Sometimes your dealer can pick up a good replica with perfect water resistant performance, sometimes if the watch is not sealed well, the water can easily penetrate the case.
In recent weeks, I have introduced several Panerai watches that are made of forged carbon, they are PAM 979 and PAM 1616, both have received a lot of attention due to their forged carbon material and unique prints on the case. Panerai has published a lot of Luminor Submersible models, the most popular one should be PAM 382 that is made with bronze material. However, in all new models Panerai published in 2019, the most are those made of forged carbon. It seems like the hot period of Panerai has passed away, now people’s attention was attracted by other brands such as Hublot, Richard Mille and IWC.
In our market, the replica PAM 616 was published by KW factory two years ago, today, this watch I am going to review is the V2 edition VS factory just released several days ago, now VS factory made some improvement on its previous version. The biggest updation on this latest PAM 616 lies in its movement, which has set the balance wheel in right 7:00 position, like PAM 441 and PAM 438, these hot PAMS made by VS factory are now all equipped with this Super Clone P.9000 movement.
Like PAM 1616 I just reviewed, PAM 616 is also made of forged carbon, the case and bezel look really big but they do not have a heavy weight like those stainless steel or ceramic PAMs, actually compared with Rolex Submariner or those full stainless steel models, I more like to choose a forged carbon Panerai as my diver’s watch, because it will have a more comfortable wearing feeling, especially when you in deep sea.
Different from PAM 1616, PAM 616 has a black dial with white dotted markers, there are a small second hand running at 9:00 subdial, the small hand works very smoothly, no ticking or jumping issues. Look at the last photo in the article, the dial lume light is very strong. The bezel pearl, hour markers and hands will emit the same green lume light in dark conditions.
This watch uses a black rubber band with classic Panerai OP Logo signature. In my memory, Panerai has used three types of bands in their Luminor Submersible models, brown leather straps for PAM 382, green nylon and this black rubber strap. The wide and thick brown leather strap is specially designed for PAM 382 Bronzo, while the black rubber strap is also a very ideal choice for PAM 616. This type of rubber band uses the natural rubber material imported from Malaysia, it is soft and has a strong stretching.
PAM 382 is one of the best-selling Panerai watches, I think PAM 616 is also pursued by a lot of watch fans, if not, VS factory would not continuously improve it and publish its V2 edition.
This is the second Carbotech watch I have seen in this month. The first is PAM 979, this watch has a reference PAM 1616. Both are the latest Submersible models Panerai published in 2019 SIHH. Now you can find good quality replicas of both in our market, it is really lucky for us. VS is always the first factory to make the replicas once there are new Panerai watches published each year, yes, I admit that VS factory, whose previous name is KW, has a long history in making replicas of Panerai and can always bring us surprise in this field.
Like Submariner 116610LN and Daytona Super Clone 4130 for Noob factory, VS factory also has their own iconic models, such as PAM 441, PAM 438, PAM 382, etc. I think this PAM 1616 will also be on this list.
This replica uses real Carbotech material like genuine PAM 1616. The case is big in 47mm and 17mm thick, but the whole watch does not feel heavy just because it uses this lightweight carbon material. The case, bezel and lugs all have unique prints. The bezel has blue pearl and blue markings between 0 and 15.
Compared with the blue color usage on this PAM 1616, I prefer the white and black on PAM 979. Actually I do not like this style, the blue applied on lume bezel pearl and hour markers and hands makes the watch a bot show off.
On black dial, the hour hand and minute hand are skeleton, there is blue lume coating on the tip. The blue lume coating applied on hour markers and hands is thick and can make them have a long-lasting superlume in the dark. Like genuine PAM 1616, the replica has two different lume light on the dial.
About the movement, it is super clone 4130, I can say it is completely custom made by VS factory, this movement has become the pround of VS factory, with it, all PAMs replicas can completely achieve the full functions of genuine Panerai, including GMT, which works as accurate as genuine, also adjusted like genuine, this is unbelievable.
It is all Rolex in recent months and we have not heard the news about Panerai for a long time. Fortunately VS factory never let us down, after releasing a lot of quality replica Omega watches, this time they brought us a very robust watch, which is the latest Panerai PAM 979, the watch looks very unique, not only the case uses carbon material, but also the dial. Maybe this is the first time for a brand to use a carbon dial on their watch, I never see it before. The quality of Panerai replica watch from VS factory is top, they also have the most complete collection of Panerai.
Let us see this PAM 979 first. It is a full black watch, looks very cool, I like this style. 47mm case diameter makes the watch look very large, 17mm case is also very thick, however, due to the full carbon material, the watch has a light weight. It is not that heavy as a ceramic or stainless steel watch. With a black rubber strap, PAM 979 is very comfortable to wear, and it is very suitable for a man to wear for a beach party in this hot summer.
Like genuine PAM 979, the replica uses real CarboTech material on case, the case, bezel and crown bridge all have unique patterns, studs are decoated on the bezel with a white pearl at 12 o’clock. The case back is solid and blackened, it is engraved with a pilot and the inscription “SURVIVAL INSTRUMENTS”. The 47mm case is made of real CarboTech, which is a composite material, the entire case is permeated with a distinct unique striped pattern, well, you can also see these striped patterns on a genuine watch.
Dial uses real carbon material, the color of the dial is very close to that of the case, the carbon dial makes the watch look very unique, it is high recognizable and very easy to be distinguished from other Panerai Submersible models. Small seconds hand is on the subdial positioned at 9 o’clock, it seems like Panerai has made a slight change on the hour and minute hands, all hour markers are also improved with thin edge, while more SuperLumiNova filled in the center.
By the way, the replica Panerai PAM 979 is equipped with a super clone P.9000 movement, which features a balance wheel at 7 o’clock, the P.9000 movement cloned by VS factory has been regarded to be the most reliable clone P series movement used in replica Panerai watches. PAM 382 is still very popular after being released by VS factory, I think PAM 979 will also have a good amount of sales like it because it is so special.
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.
This replica watch is made by VS factory, which is also known as KW or V6. The watch has a classic design only with two hands, the small second hand is on the subdial at 9 o’clock, date window is positioned at 3 o’clock, main dial is in dark brown color with stick hour markers. Like genuine watch, there is “L SWISS MADE L” printings, the replica is not made of stainless steel, but Titanium, so it looks a little grey in color.
Sapphire crystal is domed, not flat, the crystal features a colorless ar coating, this is the same as genuine.
Titanium case has a refined brushing process, while the bezel is polished. People who are allergy to stainless steel can choose this Titanium watch. The case profile and construction are also the same as original.
Now, I am going to introduce the most important part of the watch, yes, the movement. The PAM 351 replica uses a see-through sapphire crystal case back, some people who want to buy this watch but have a worry about this, because they are afraid of being spotted as wearing a replica watch by checking the movement through the crystal back. However, on this replica, you do not need to worry because VS has replicated the P.9000 so perfect, the movement has correct decoration like PANERAI SEALs, the position of balance wheel is also corrected, so even you check the movement through case back, you can not find the its difference with the genuine.
In the past, most factories used Shanghai 7750 or Sea-gull ST25 as a basic movement to clone Panerai P.9000, however, this Super Clone P.9000 is modified from a Japanese Seiko automatic movement, VS made a modification on its gears, so this clone P.9000 has the same date adjustment and winding as genuine Panerai P.9000.
The dial lume is super, maybe much stronger than the lume of genuine watch. The blue dial lume is also durable because VS uses imported Swiss SuperlumiNova C3 on this sandwiched dial and hands.
Brown leather strap is made of genuine calf skin leather, there is white hand stitching, the Pre-V buckle is a classic feature of Panerai Luminor watch, it is brushed with “PANERAI” deeply engraved. The band is very soft and comfortable to wear.
As an entry-level Panerai watch, this PAM 351 replica watch can fulfill your basic requirement in your daily life. With a self-developed clone P.9000 movement that has been tested for years, the replica watch can work accurately and stably. The brown leather strap makes it look a little luxury, under its sporty appearance, PAM 351 is also an ideal choice for being worn as a dress watch.
Luminor Base Logo is a classic series of Panerai, it inherits Panerai’s tradition and military DNA. Panerai has published several Luminor Base watches that are very popular among watch fans, they include PAM 111, PAM 005, etc. At 2018 SIHH, Panerai unveiled another two Luminor Base watches, which are PAM 773 and PAM 774, they perfectly inherited three features of Luminor Base – strong, simple and iconic. After new Panerai watches were published at 2018 SIHH, soon there are manufacturers started to replicate them, V6 is the most famous one among those factories that make good Panerai replicas. Today, the watch I am going to give a review is PAM 773, which is exactly replicated by V6 and has the highest quality finish as usual.
Case is made of 316L stainless steel, it is brushed. Round bezel is smoothly polished. The case is measured to be 44mm in diameter, with Panerai iconic crown bridge that is positioned on the right side. Polygonal case back is brushed and has a lot of engravings, on the center of the case back, there is an engraved OP Logo in matt finish. Like genuine watch, you can read enough information about PAM 773 from case back engravings. Case back is screwed down tightly, after opening the back with a bubble ball, you can see black rubber ring in the groove, this can help the watch prevent water. Anyway, on every Panerai replica watch, V6 tried their best to restore the waterproof system of genuine Panerai.
Dial is black. It is not only simple but also has a high readability, because the black dial has white letterings and green luminous markers and hands. I was usually asked by my clients who want to buy the best replica Panerai that looks very close to original. I have a basic guideline for them, usually the more simple the original watch is, the easier for a manufacturer to clone, so that replica they produced out will be mostly closer to genuine watch. On the dial of PAM 773, you can read that the watch only has hours and minutes, such type of Panerai watches like PAM 773 is really easy to be cloned to be in high quality.
Geuine PAM 773 is equipped with Panerai in-house P.6000, while the replica uses an Asian ETA 6498 manual winding movement. This movement is almost used in all hand-wound replica watches, it has a high accuracy and stability. But one thing you should bear in mind, do not wind the movement too full at one time, or the spring will break.
The replica is fitted with a black leather band that is made of genuine calfskin leather. The strap has a high quality texture and feels very soft, it has white hand stitching and a polished Pre-V buckle on. If you buy this watch with an original box, we can send you one black rubber strap for free.
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Each year Panerai added new models to their Luminor and Radiomir collection, in the latest PAMs they have published in recent years, Panerai used more innovative materials like carbon fiber and bronze. While I do not like the way they use blue, green and other color on their dial, that’s the reason why I always love PAMs published in old times, because they inherited the classic features of Panerai and offer a variety of band options for watch fans who want to place the watch for fun. Panerai watches today look more modern and are equipped with more high-tech movement developed by Panerai itself, however, these new models are loosing some flavor that has been kept by Panerai for a lot years. Only some Luminor Submersible has this flavor that is the core spirit of this brand made for the Italian Navy. Today, I am going to introduce a new replica Panerai here, it is PAM 1351 made by Z factory, here we call it ZF. Yes, you notice its small blue hand on the left subdial, but I do not like it.
It is a PAM that features a see-through case back, yes, the biggest feature lies in its movement, which is a super clone P.9010. ZF makes the best P series clone movements because the rubies on movement plates are closest to genuine. The movement has all correct blue engravings on such as “OP LOGO”, “OFFICINE PANERAI”, etc. There screws on the center are fixing the auto rotor to the main place, this design makes the movement work more stable.
The case material is high tech, it is Titanium, but I do not like its processing way, have you noticed the brushing on case and polishing on bezel, the watch will look more attractive if Panerai also uses brushing on the bezel. 44mm is acceptable for most people who love big watches in current watch trend.
Tabacco brown dial is eye-catching, as well as the blue second hand in small dial at 9 o’clock. To match the tabacco brown dial, the luminous material applied on the plate below the dial is in brown, not in patina like most other PAMs. The dial will give the wearer a strong green lume at night.
Besides the movement, the second place I love about this Panerai is its brown asso leather strap with pre-v buckle. If the band was in a darker brown like the dial color, I think the watch will become more attractive to you guys. Now, this is the end of the replica PAM 1351 review, please leave your opinion if you are interested in any of those.
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