There are a lot of factories manufacturing Rolex Submariner replica watches, BP is the oldest factory, they have the most complete collection of Rolex replicas. Noob makes the best, J12 is a new rising factory that specilizes in producing 1:1 highe end AP replicas, now they also make good quality Rolex replicas. As I mentioned before, at the beginning of 2018, a lot of new factories appeared in our market, like AR, VR, GM, they followed the steps of seniors and started to replicate popular Rolex Submariner models like 116610LN, 116610LV, etc. Some of my blog readers, also they are potential buyers, always asked me which factory has the best Submariner 116610LN or Green Submariner, why so many people are asking this? Because there are so many factories, they are misguided by different manufacturers and various versions from the same factory. Here I give you one basic guideline to follow to buy the best black sub or green. If you want one with genuine Swiss ETA movement, please choose from BP factory. If you want a Submariner that looks 99% the same as genuine whether in outlook or inside movement, then buy Noob V8 Submariner with Super Clone 3135. If you are in pursuit of an extreme wearing feeling, then choose J12 version because this factory always does a perfect job in case and bracelet polishing. Today, I will introduce a vintage replica Rolex Submariner 16610LV published by J12, the watch is one of the best sellers in our market. The following article will show how charm the watch is.
The case is 40mm in diameter and 13mm thick. Genuine watch has the same thickness. Whole case is brushed except sides, which are polished. The factory uses genuine watch as a sample to build a 1:1 case profile from one forged piece of metal. The bezel is uni-directional rotatable and features a green metal insert, which is not ceramic made. Case back has tooth design, the center is sandblast finished while the edge is polished. Check the pins that connect case and bracelet, they are flawless without damage, I always checked this place on watches I will send to my clients, because some watches from big factories have damaged pins. I carefully checked every place of the watch before posting.
The dial has nothing to review except different printings from modern Submariner. Yes, it is the “OYSTER PERPETUAL DATE”. Black dial and the green bezel form a sharp contrast, in my opinion, that’s the charm of vintage 16610LV Submariner, and it will be the one that firstly catches your attention when putting 16610LV and Hulk 116610LV together.
The bracelet is made of solid 316L stainless steel, it is brushed. Please check the the buckle, it is a design that on vintage Rolex Submariner’s. When you unfold the clasp, you will find the engravings are symmetrical. Inside the case, it is an Asian clone 3135 movement, which is based on a Shanghai automatic movement.
Overall, if there is a 10, I will give the watch a 9.5. If the factory has a genuine ETA movement option, the watch will be perfect ten.