For Submariner, whether it is black 116610LN or green 116610LV, there is always a controversial topic people still are arguing about, that is, which factory makes the best replica? About 5 years ago, when Noob still alive in the market, I think all people will vote Noob as the factory that makes the best replica Submariner. Noob has been closed for years, nowadays, which factory makes the best Submariner? Because Clean and VS are the two most famous factories that make 40mm Submariner 116610LN and 116610LV, their quality is very close, but some watch fans are addicted to making a comparison between them to select the best one in their opinion, so, I got two watches today and took a lot of pictures of them, you can clearly see the difference, but I have to say both factories make gorgeous timepieces, I like them, please enjoy.
All pictures below were taken under the same light condition, the left watch with a sticker that has letters “3135” and “CLEAN” is from Clean, the right one is made by VS.
Just look at the first six pictures of the two beauties, you will finally be in love with them. The two watches are made with solid 904L stainless steel, the case of both replicas has the same diameter and thickness, the finish on the case of both is very good, I can not see the difference when holding them on my hands, the case shape also no difference, but the watch from VS factory looks a little larger, that’s strange. But please check carefully at number “20” on the bezel, the bezel tooth on the right watch sticking out, its bezel seems to cover larger space of the case, so I think that’s the reason why it looks a little larger. Any way, I did not see the difference in case shape.
The crown looks different, seeing from the pictures, Clean has a thin crown, while the crown on VS looks fatter. Two watches use the same movement, absolutely the crown tube is the same, however, the crown is clearly different, I like the one on VS more.
The first link that connects the case and bracelet on both watches is different, the curvature of that link is different, and how high it stands above from the links beside, that also looks slightly different.
The tooth on the bezel is also different. The size, shape and depth of the tooth are different, actually the bezel tooth difference is easy to be found by checking the first picture in this article. The bezel on the right watch looks more straightforward. Which factory makes the bezel with correct tooth? I think it is VS, but I want to hear your opinion.
A lot of people in the forums and reddit said that VS factory also uses a Clean bezel on this replica, but I saw the color difference on the bezel between the two watches. The bezel on Clean 116610LV looks greener, maybe not too obvious by checking the pictures below, but that’s the truth.
The bezel pearl color is slightly different, perhaps can not find the difference on these pictures, but the bezel pearl on VS bezel is whiter.
Look at the dial on both watches, the green color is different. VS dial looks like having a deep green color, not as bright as the Clean dial on the left.
What difference can be found from the comparison pictures on the case back?
The bracelet is the same, the spacing between each link has no difference. The notch opened beside the crown is different, Clean looks larger, VS looks deeper.
The pictures below show the difference on the clasp, I can not find obvious difference on the engravings of the clasp, but someone will find the tiny difference between them if checking carefully, by the way, the code on Clean is “5HF”, the code on VS is “7GJ”.
At last, check the movement. First, it is the engraving on the back.
Both factories use Dandong 3135 in the replica 116610LV, please check the pictures below, they are showing the same movement with same decoration on the movement plates. But I see the golden engravings have tiny difference on the font, and on the third picture below, VS movement has a code being engraved between the two screws, it is “027288F5ROLEX”, Clean does not have this.
Ok, this is the comparison review on the replica 116610LV between Clean and VS, after reading it, do you know which one is closer to the genuine watch? Or have you finally made a decision between Clean and VS?