Why did APS and BT reduce the prices of their Daytona?

BT factory lowered the price first, then the raid happened in the market, and APS factory just reduced the prices of their Daytona, Hublot Classic Fusion and other watches. Why BT and APS lowered the prices almost at the same time? They can not compete with Clean? Yes, but this is only a small part of the reasons. The most important reason is more frequent and strict check in the market, even the boxes printed with Rolex logo now could not be sold in the stores of the street. So, I think the two watch makers BT and APS have realized the danger, even though their Daytona is not as hot as that of Clean, but these two watch makers have the same high popularity as Clean among watch fans in the world. In my opinion, the price of reduction means BT and APS will quit the manufacturing of replica Rolex watches, so if you want to buy their products, need to be quick, especially the Daytona from BT factory. I thought BT will seize the opportunity to make the 126506 Daytona before Clean, now it seems like they want to abandon the Rolex Daytona business.

Replica Rolex Daytona Panda from APS Factory
Replica Hublot Classic Fusion from APS Factory

Replica Rolex Daytona: 126518 vs 116518

Before showing you the pictures of comparison between Daytona 126518 and 116518, I would like to announce a good news from BT factory, which is they have lower down the prices of their Daytona replica watches, I do not know why they take this action, they want to beat Clean and gain more customers with this method? This is a wrong action, they can not beat Clean by this way. Customers do not mind spending $50 or $60 more to get a better super clone Rolex. Actually BT factory can win more customers if they make a better ice blue Daytona 126506 with crystal back, currently Clean does not make this watch and the one made by QF is not a super clone, many watch fans like this Daytona, this is really a opportunity for BT.

Well, back to our today’s topic, let us see the comparison pictures between 126518 and 116518, both are made by Clean. Many people including me did not like the new Daytona watches when Rolex just published them, but now I love them, especially the two models with black rubber band, the more times I see, the more I like them. Besides Clean, ZF and AR+ also published the replicas of the new Daytona, however, ZF made a wrong case, AR+ uses a not good movement, I have explained what real movement inside the AR+ Daytona. For a super clone with correct case shape, good dial details and good clone 4131 movement, currently the only trusted source is Clean.

Daytona 126518 vs 116518

Shanghai 4131 Movement pictures:

Shanghai 4131 Movement

Shanghai 4131 Movement vs Dandong 4130 Movement:

Shanghai 4131 vs Dandong 4130

QF Replica Rolex Daytona 126506 Ice Blue Daytona Available

I felt so happy when I firstly saw this replica coming out from our market, but then a bit disappointed about the watch because it is not made by Clean factory. This is a new Daytona replica watch with a see-through crystal back, many people are expecting this watch, they are expecting a super clone, not this one from QF that is not a good replica but sold at a very high price. I did not hear QF factory before, some reviews saying they specilize in manufacturing replica Rolex watches with increased weight, this Daytona from them has a weight more than 177 grams. However, I do not suggest you guys buy this Daytona from QF, it is not a super clone because of its movement.

I did not see genuine Daytona 126506 watch and can not compare the case shape and dial details between it and this replica, but I must say the movement is a big flaw on the replica. QF claims that they use Dandong 4130 movement in this replica Daytona, but this is not the same Dandong 4130 as the one used by Clean Daytona. The movement in this QF Daytona is uni-directional winding, while the Dandong 4130 in Clean Daytona is bi-directional winding, two different movements, the one used by QF is not good, but QF still selling this replica Daytona at the same or even a higher price than the Daytona from Clean, that’s not fair. So currently do not buy this Daytona from QF, you can wait, I think Clean will publish it soon.

Replica Rolex Daytona 126506
Replica Rolex Daytona Ice Blue Daytona Crystal Back
Replica Rolex Daytona Ice Blue Daytona QF
Rolex Daytona 126506 Dial
Rolex Daytona 126506 Crown
Rolex Daytona 126506 Case Back
Rolex Daytona 126506 Bracelet
Rolex Daytona 126506 Clasp
Rolex Daytona 126506 Weight

New Daytona models from Clean factory

Now, all watch factories have been back from new year holiday for several days, just at the end of the holiday, Clean announced the release of four new Daytona replica watches, including 126500LN black and white, 126518LN, 126519LN. In 2023, ZF and AR+ have published the replicas of Daytona 126500LN, perhaps Clean felt the competition from them, actually they are not a threat to Clean because the Daytona from them are not good. Then how about the quality of the four new Daytona from Clean?

I never doubt the quality of Daytonas made by Clean factory, the bezel and dial details are better than other factories even they use the same Dandong 4130 movement. But how about the new Daytona from them? They are also much better than the ones made by ZF and AR+. Compared with ZF, Clean makes correct case shape and dial details, compared with AR+, the Shanghai 4131 movement is much better than the Dandong 4131 which AR+ uses. If you read my another post about the AR+ Daytona, you will know the real movement inside.

In the new Daytona, Clean uses Shanghai 4131 movement inside, it looks like that movement has a better decoration than the Dandong 4130, but its stability still needs time to be tested, after all, Dandong 4130 has been tested to be very stable for years. I heard a rumor that Clean is going to use Shanghai 4130 in their old Daytona models such as 116500, that will be bad if they abandon Dandong 4130. By the way, the ice blue Daytona with see-through crystal back is not available, many clients like this Daytona, but I think it will be available soon.

Replica Rolex Daytona 126500LN White
Replica Rolex Daytona 126500LN Black
Replica Rolex Daytona 126519LN
Replica Rolex Daytona Two Tone Rubber
Replica Rolex Daytona 126500LN Panda
Rolex Daytona 126500LN Crown
Rolex Daytona 126500LN Dial
Rolex Daytona 126500LN Clasp
Rolex Daytona 126500LN Case Back
Rolex Daytona 126500LN Bracelet
Shanghai 4131 Movement

About 3K factory

Like Clean, 3K also does not have a long history in this industry, it has another two names, K3 and BT. Today, I will give a brief introduction of 3K factory.

In 2019, someone in Zhanxi market bought one Cartier Ballon Bleu replica from V6 factory, he was impressed by the quality and decided to make Ballon Bleu Cartier replica watches by himself, finally, the products came out and the quality is very good, the Ballon Bleu made by him has a very close quality to V6, he was smart, put the V6 sticker on each of his watches and then sell under the name of V6, but at a cheaper price, the result is he earned some money.

The super clone 4130 movement that was developed by Noob and a movement factory in Dandong was very popular at that time. He found this movement factory in Dandong and expressed his thought of wanting to develop a clone PP 324 movement. After half one year of researching, the first generation of clone PP 324 movement came out, which was then equipped in Nautilus 5711 and Aquanaut by WY-3K. But these Patek Philippe replicas equipped with the first generation of PP 324 has a few big issues like jumping seconds, date stuck, sudden stop and noisy auto rotor. Because of these serious problems, a lot of Patek watches were overstocked in their warehouse.

In the end of 2020, I do not remember exact time, they decided to re-study the PP 324 and wanted to solve these issues, then finally the second generation of clone PP 324 came out, which is also the final clone 324 movement you see in current 3K Nautilus 5711 and Aquanaut. The new clone 324 solved all movement issues mentioned above and it is more stable than the movement used in PPF Nautilus. Because of this movement, the case of Nautilus 5711 replica from 3K can be reduced to only 8.3mm, which is closest to gen thickness among all replicas. Afterwards, 3K factory continued to update the case shape of the Nautilus 5711, with the promotion of watch fans who did custom-made works on replica watches, the 3K Nautilus became popular quickly, and now more people are like to buy Nautilus 5711 replica from 3K, other than from PPF, except the blue/gray dial version.

Along with the closure of V6, 3K gained a large portion of the market that belonged to V6 before, then they started to compete with AF in the field of Ballon Bleu. And a branch of 3K, which was called K3, specialized in making ladies Cartier Ballon Bleu.

BT, which is another branch of 3K, makes good quality replicas of Rolex Daytona. Clean is not the only one factory that owns super clone 4130 movement developed by a movement factory in Dandong, BT and New Noob also has it. After the release of Daytona 116500LN by Clean, BT also published the replica Rolex Daytona 116500 white and black models, later Clean made several improvements on the Daytona bezel and dial, but BT also did, so I think the 116500LN Daytona from BT is also very good. Perhaps they wanted to beat Clean so urgently, so next BT published a series of Daytona models earlier than Clean, but the finish is not as good as the first two Daytona 116500LN watches they made before. Next Clean also published a lot of Daytona watches including the yellow gold one and white gold one with rubber band, which have a better quality than BT, so in the competition of Daytona between Clean and BT, BT is gradually at a disadvantage. However, their Daytona 116500LN, full stainless steel Daytona and ice blue Daytona are still worth buying.

This is the story about 3K factory.

Which factory makes the best gold Daytona 116518 replica?

Gold Daytona Comparison BT vs Clean
BT Daytona Dial
Clean Daytona Dial

About the gold Daytona 116518, there are several factories that are making its super clone, they are Clean, BT, Gold, APS, QF, New Noob, among these factories, maybe you are more familiar with Clean and BT, which are more mentioned when people talking about super clone Daytona. Gold and APS also make good quality Daytona replicas with increased weight, but they are using Shanghai 4130 movement, which is not as good as the Dandong 4130 equipped in Daytona made by Clean and BT. About QF, I heard very little about this factory, and about New Noob, I have introduced it in one of my articles before. Currently I only suggest you buy Daytona from Clean and BT. Many Franken watches are also customized on basis of the Daytona from them.

The gold Daytona 116518 is a very popular replica, both Clean and BT are make this model and form a direct competition, which factory makes the best one? I though BT makes this watch better before, but after watching a lot of video reviews on this replica watch, I changed my mind, Clean version is better, please buy with Clean.

Look at the pictures in the beginning of this article, do you know which one is from Clean?

First, I want to say the replica made by both Clean and BT has flaws if you compare them with genuine watch. The case has color difference, genuine watch uses real 18K yellow gold, the replica only has a layer of gold plating on the case, the gold tone on the replica looks brighter and more yellowish. The weight difference also exists, the replica is about 35 grams lighter than the genuine watch. The dial printings on genuine watch are better, especially the red “DAYTONA”, which has a thicker font on the genuine watch. I have seen the movement comparison between them and genuine, the decoration on genuine Rolex 4130 movement is better, and genuine Rolex 4130 movement has one feature that could not be found on Dandong 4130.

BT makes 116518 earlier than Clean, now the latest version comes to V2, on the V1, the gold on the case and dial is too yellow, BT has made the changes on the V2 edition, now the gold tone is very close to that on Clean. However, the dial color is still a little yellow. The dial color on Clean is closer to genuine, I think this is the biggest difference between BT and Clean. Which one will you choose if I put them together. Many videos reviews said the one made by Clean is the ultimate version, so I also recommend Clean even it has a higher price.

Except the dial color, I can not find other differences, can you? Which one is Clean and which one is from BT? Please comment below and share your opinions about the two replicas.

Z Factory Replica Rolex Daytona 126500 with Shanghai 4130 Movement

Just several weeks ago, Z factory announced the release of the Daytona replica watches, are you familiar with them? The black one and white one, look like Daytona 116500, but the ones Z factory published this time are the replicas of the latest Daytona 126500 that were made by Rolex in 2023. The 126500 Daytona has some changes upon the previous 116500, but the replicas from Z factory are not good, I do not recommend.

Its quality is ok, but there are too many differences when you compare it with the genuine watch, and the differences are too obvious, I think it has a solid quality, 904L stainless steel, sapphire crystal and Shanghai 4130 movement, all these elements make it a high quality replica, but not a super clone in my opinion, no people will buy the 126500 from Z factory, especially at this moment when all people are seeking for perfection.

I just did some searches on the pictures of genuine Daytona 126500 and found the replica is greatly different from the genuine, first, its case shape is not correct on the replica, especially on the lugs, second, the most obvious flaw you can immediately noticed is its three subdials, which should be thinner and smaller, but Z factory uses the subdials that are in the same size as the 116500, that’s a big mistake, even the hour markers are thinner, but the subdial on the replica 126500 is a very obvious flaw. I do not think people will buy this watch.

Why did Z factory unveil this new Daytona 126500 so urgently? Because they want to make more money. We know Z factory makes some good quality replicas, such as IWC Portuguese, Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 15400 and 15500, Patek Philippe Nautilus and Aquanaut, etc., they make a lot of models, but today only several watches can earn money for Z factory, they are AP 15400, 15500 and Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711, while among these watches, Z factory is facing the direct competition from APS and 3K factory, so I think they earn much less money than before. So, Z factory need to open another project, actually they have such a plan several years ago, from the release of the replica Rolex Submariner, we can tell that Z factory wanted to enter into the Rolex field, then Z factory published the Daytona replicas, we can see they are very eager to make a success in Rolex field, but they failed. Nobody wants to buy Submariner and Daytona from Z factory in the past, and the latest 126500 replicas published by them this time are also bad clones.

Absolutely there will be super clones of 126500 Daytona in future, I think Clean or BT will release half a year later.

The pictures of the ZF 126500.

Replica Rolex Daytona 126500
Replica Rolex Daytona 126500 Panda
Replica Rolex Daytona 126500 White
ZF Replica Rolex Daytona 126500
Rolex Daytona 126500 Case
Rolex Daytona 126500 Crown
Rolex Daytona 126500 Case Back
Rolex Daytona 126500 Clasp

The pictures comparison between Clean Daytona 116500 and ZF Daytona 126500.

Clean Daytona 116500 vs ZF Daytona 126500

The New Trend – Replica Watches with Increased Weight

All news are about replica watches with increased weight in recent days, actually it is the hottest topic people have been talking about since the second half of this year. Nowadays, replica watches are made closer and closer to genuine watches, but people are still pursuing perfection, so some persons in the market will do custom-made jobs on these replica watches made by famous factories like Clean, ZF and VS, I think they are the first to use the case with increased weight on replica watches, and then the factories found this business opportunity and also participated in. The two factories that firstly make replica watches with increased weight are GM and GS, which published the Day-Date replicas with increased weight, in my memory, they were very popular once being published to our market.

Then another factory appeared, its name is TED, they make a YachtMaster 226659 replica with increased weight, it is said TED is a sub-branch of VS company, but I think it is just a small studio opened by somebody that has a good relationship with VS, so he can sell this watch in the name of VS.

Now the factories we discuss the most is Gold and APS, Gold factory makes replicas of Daytona and YachtMaster with increased weight, APS makes replicas of Daytona and Royal Oak 15400 with increased weight, Gold seems to be more popular. There are some rumors about Gold factory in our market, someone said that Gold is operated by Clean, most people said that Gold is a watch part factory that makes cases and has been in the market for years, I choose to believe the latter one. Now Gold factory only makes the Daytona and YachtMaster models with rubber band. Today, I choose the Daytona with gray dial and rubber band from Gold and APS to take some pictures and make a simple comparison between them.

Both Gold and APS use tungsten steel in the case, but not all pure tungsten steel, the case is made with tungsten steel alloy material, or it is too hard. The weight of the APS Daytona is 145.2 grams, while Gold is 142.9 grams, this Daytona from Clean is around 109 grams, so each Daytona from Gold and APS is more than 30 grams heavier than the Daytona from Clean or BT. However, there is still a weight difference because genuine watch is around 160 grams. Because of the added tungsten steel, the case of the Daytona from both factories may not be polished as well as the one of Clean Daytona, this is true, you can check the case back and the lugs, because tungsten steel is harder and is not easily polished as smooth as the stainless steel.

The biggest difference absolutely lies in the movement, Gold Factory uses a Dandong 4130 movement in this Daytona, while APS uses Shanghai 4130, I still prefer the Daytona with Dandong 4130 movement, because this movement has been tested to be very reliable for years, while Shanghai 4130 is still new to us, currently it is only installed by the Daytona replicas made by ZF and APS. Well, this may be the reason why this Gold Daytona is much more expensive than the APS Daytona.

The case shape and size on the two watches are very similar, I assume that they came from the same watch part factory. The gray dial is slightly different in color, I can not say which one is better, but both are not as good as the dial of Clean Daytona. On the clasp, the engravings on the APS Daytona is thicker and deeper, both Gold and APS use 904L stainless steel on the clasp. At last, please check the pictures of the Daytona from both, the one with a dog head icon is from Gold factory, the other with a green sticker is from APS factory.

The pictures of the Daytona from Gold Factory.

Gold Factory Rolex Grey Daytona Replica

The pictures of the Daytona from APS Factory.

APS Factory Replica Rolex Daytona Grey

Comparison pictures between them.

Gold VS APS

New Names in Our Market

Today, I want to show you some new names just appeared in our market, they are not new watches in this field, but some new factories names you may just heard of.

First, it is S+, this factory, maybe it is more suitable to call it somebody, just appeared in our market in the end of October, with the release of two Omega Seamaster replica watches, including the full black ceramic Seamaster I show below. As far as I know, S+ currently only makes two Seamaster models, why does it suddenly appear in the market? Because these two replicas of Seamaster made by VS factory have been out of stock for a long time, people who want good replicas, so they want to seize this chance, let’s see if they can succeed, How about this Seamster made by S+? Quality is ok, the movement decoration is nice, closer to genuine watch, but movement stability needs time to be tested. My advice is wait, do not push your trigger now.

S+ Factory Seamaster

Second, it is VVS. I knew this factory just several days ago because they released the full titanium replica of Seamaster 007 No Time To Die, then I made some searches online and found some replicas posted online are using the bezel or dial under VVS name, so I guess this is a factory that only made watch parts before, now they want to sell replica watches by themselves and just entered this field. How about the Seamaster 007 No Time To Die made by VVS? Its quality is ok, but I do not suggest you buy. We know the best replica of this watch was made by VS factory, and the latest version has come to V4, but the bracelet is still not titanium. VVS corrected it and uses titanium material on the case and bracelet, this is a big improvement, but its dial finish, case back engravings and movement are not as good as VS. I opened the case back, there are no decorations on the plate. The price of this replica from VVS is even sold at a higher price than VS. Not recommended.

Third, Gold Factory. Here we call it “狗厂” in China because there is a dog head icon on the strap. This is a new factory in our market. Perhaps you have seen the replica watches made by this factory on the internet, on your dealers’ wechat moment, they have posted pictures of the watches from Gold Factory. Currently Gold Factory only makes two types of Rolex replicas, Daytona and YachtMaster. What is the difference between their watches and the ones made by Clean and VS? The watches made by Gold Factory are much heavier, which have a closer weight to genuine watches, that’s the biggest difference. Look at the rose gold Daytona posted below, it has a weight of 145 grams, and the last picture shows you all Rolex watches Gold Factory is making. Why this Daytona is heavier than the same one made by Clean or BT? Because Gold Factory uses tungsten steel as case material. The movement is Dandong 4130.

Gold Factory Daytona
Gold Factory
Daytona Weight

Top Ten Best-selling Replica Watches in 2023

It has been a long time for me not to write such type of articles, some readers asked me to send them the best sellers list before they make decision on which watch to buy, so sometimes I am wondering that this list may be helpful to them, but it only works in the field of super clones. Actually I have written several articles about the best-selling replica watches in past years, but things changed, some replica watches that were very popular before now are not sold very well, and some watch factories have been closed and do not exist, today, I will write a review about the top ten best sellers of replica watches in 2023, although 2023 is not over yet, the result won’t change.

1.VSF Submariner 126610LV

126610LV is the Submariner with 41mm case Rolex has published, it is known as Starbucks among our watch fans. The replica watch was made and released by VS factory in 2020, now it is still a best seller in our market, many people will buy a 41mm 126610LV when they are considering a green Submariner. The movement in the watch is a super clone 3235, which is known as Dandong 3235, people buy the 41mm Submariner from VS factory mainly because of this movement, which is very reliable and has a low repairing rate.

2.Clean Daytona 116500 V3

A big difference between Clean and VS is Clean will continuously improve their flagship model, while VS does not. For example, the Daytona 116500 should be the flagship model of Clean, it is the most profitable watch of Clean, it is also the Daytona 116500 makes Clean factory to be the boss in the field of super clone Rolex. Since the release of the Daytona 116500 by Clean, the watch has been improved three times, even BT factory made this watch next, I still think Clean makes the best one.

3.VSF YachtMaster 226659

Published by VS factory in 2020, immediately became one of the best sellers and almost beat all other YachtMaster watches, people will consider to buy this YachtMaster replica watch first when they need a YachtMaster. The YachtMaster 226659 has a 42mm case that is made with 316F stainless steel, not 904L stainless steel like being claimed by other dealers. The replica YachtMaster 226659 is equipped with a Dandong 3235 movement. Because the big hotness of the Dandong 3235 movement at that time, many customers wanted to buy this YachtMaster from VS, but this watch was often out of stock, so, somebody noticed this and assembled a team, then started to sell this replica YachtMaster watch, the team was called JVS.

4.Clean Daytona 116519

Like the other Daytonas made by Clean, this Daytona 116519 is also made with 904L stainless steel and uses the super clone 4130 movement, which is also known as Dandong 4130. This Daytona 116519 has a gray dial and is equipped with one pair of black rubber straps. Seeing from the sales record, a lot of people like this grey Daytona more than other models. By the way, for the length of the rubber band, Clean offers different length combinations for various wrist size.

5.Clean Datejust Wimbledon

Published by Clean factory in 2022, this Wimbledon Datejust has a ringing name. This is a Datejust with a new face, tired of seeing pure black, blue or silver dial colors, try this Wimbledon green Rome dial. For 41mm Datejust, perhaps some people will advise VS factory, but in my opinion, the sunburst finish on the dial of Datejust is better on Clean. Dandong 3235 movement from VS on the Datejust is not a big advantage, I prefer the one from Clean that has a better dial finish.

6.ZF AP Royal Oak 15400

Royal Oak 15400 should be my first suggestion if you want to buy a high quality replica Audemars Piguet watch. It is also first watch I recommend if you are looking for a full stainless steel watch with masculine and robust design. Both APS factory and Z factory make super clones of AP Royal Oak 15400, I still suggest you buy from ZF even APS has released the latest V4 edition, because my clients who bought ZF 15400 have not complained its finish and movement.

7.Clean GMT-Master II 126710

Known as Batgirl, this GMT-Master II has a very similar design to Batman, Batgirl GMT has a Jubilee bracelet, while Batman has a Oyster bracelet, both have a black and blue ceramic bezel. The GMT-Master II has become the second flagship model of Clean because of the Dandong 3285 movement. Currently the best Dandong 3285 movement is only used in the GMT-Master II production line of Clean factory. But ordering a GMT-Master II from Clean needs to wait for more than half one month, if you do not want to wait that long, C+ factory is also a good option.

8.Clean GMT-Master II 126710BLRO

Known as Pepsi GMT, this GMT-Master II has a jubilee bracelet and a blue/red ceramic bezel. The case is measured to be 40mm in diameter and 12.1mm in thickness. Together with the Batgirl and Sprite, three of them are the latest GMT-Master II replicas Clean has published in this year. Clean makes the best replica GMT-Master Rolex watch, this is the truth, many dealers will choose Clean’s product as a base watch if they want to make a franken.

9.3KF Nautilus 5711

About Nautilus 5711, it is also one of the best-selling replica watches, the blue one is the most popular model among all Nautilus 5711 replicas published by 3KF and PPF. 3K Factory installs a super clone PP 324 movement in the replica, its case thickness is also the one that is closest to genuine watch, which is less than 8.5mm. By the way, inside the Nautilus 5711 by 3KF, you will never hear a big noise caused by the auto rotor, it can be fixed easily.

10.GMF Day-Date

Definitely a big dark horse in this year, GS factory firstly released the 40mm Day-Date with improved weight, and then GM factory followed the step. I never thought that Day-Date will occupy a position in this list, but it is indeed being sold very well, a lot of people have shown their interest in the updated Day-Date replica watch. After being improved, the weight of the Day-Date replica Rolex watch from GS or GM is very close to that of genuine Rolex. It is ok to buy that Day-Date from GM or GS, both have the same quality.

On this top ten list, you will find most of these replica watches are from Rolex, I am not surprised because the best-selling replica watches are coming from two main factories VS and Clean, even APS and ZF wanted to enter the field of replica Rolex, but not succeeded.