Nowadays, a lot of Swiss brands are willing to develop new materials in their watch-making process, for example, the famous sports watch brand Hublot, is a pioneer in this field, you can find many amazing Hublot models that are made with different materials that are still not used by other brand watches. But today, I want to create a new topic, it is about bronze watch. In the past, few watches are made with bronze, but more and more brands are now using this material in their watch manufacturing, such as Panerai, IWC, Tudor, and the Zenith I am going to introduce today. In the end of this article, I also make a summary of bronze watches that are available in our market, if you are interested in any of them, please let me know.
First, this Zenith replica watch is made by XF factory, it was just released by the factory one day ago, so on most dealers’ websites, you can not find this watch. The replica is made with solid bronze material, its case, bezel, crown and lugs are all made with bronze, and the watch is very big, which is measured to be 45mm in case diameter, absolutely not including the size of the big crown. So, if you like large pilot watch, this Zenith will be a good choice.
Besides the bronze tone, big face, big hour markers and strong dial lume are another three selling points of this Zenith watch. Zenith Pilot replica watch was published several years ago, but it was not sold very well, I do not think this bronze version will succeed, in our market, few people like to buy Zenith, if they want a bronze watch, they are more willing to choose from IWC, Panerai or Tudor because these brands are more popular than Zenith.
The hour markers are big and are fully applied with luminous material. At the beginning, those markers and hands will show you a strong lume light in dark conditions, they look slightly green even during the day, no matters, the green is exactly in line with the bronze tone, I like it, even I do not like such big watch, it is too big for me.
The Zenith is equipped with one pair of brown leather band that is fitted with big buckle, which is made of stainless steel. The brown leather strap is also a good match of the bronze case, color perfectly matches with each other. Will someone prefer with a bronze buckle? Inside the replica, it is an Asia clone eta 2824 movement, it is lying behind the case back that is fixed by screws, not screw-down.
At last, I share some other bronze watches that are available in our watch market.
Another Panerai watch made of bronze material, last time, it is PAM 382, which is still selling very well in our market, in the past, PAM 382 bronzo is one of the top ten best-selling replica Panerai watches. PAM 968 is the newest bronzo model which Panerai published, compared with PAM 382, PAM 968 is thinner. Once being released, many people bought PAM 382, not only because Panerai used bronze material on this watch, but also its green dial is very attractive. The new PAM 968 uses a brown color, which may be more acceptable by some people, however, others think that green is the best match for bronze, check the photos below and tell me your opinion.
Like most Panerai, the new replica Panerai PAM 968 is also made by VS factory. There are many famous factories that make Rolex replicas, seems to be more and more in future, but about the production of Panerai replicas, only VS factory is doing this work, so I am wondering why no other factories join this field, I know they want to, but can not compete with VS factory, because VS factory is always the leader in manufacturing Panerai replica watches.
PAM 968 replica from VS factory is made with solid bronze material, some people who wanted to buy a PAM 382 replica before asked me if it is made with real solid bronze, I said yes, they do not believe, I asked why, because they do not believe in the rapid progress replica watch industry has made in recent years. But after receiving their watches, they all said the watches are amazing and great. PAM 968 has a case diameter of 47mm, the case is 15.5mm in thickness, actually such a big case is still too thick for a lot of people, but for many big tool watches with automatic movement and have a case up to 18mm, this is a big improvement for replica PAM 968.
The bezel, dial and band are in brown color, which exactly matches the bronzo tone of the case. Compared with PAM 382, maybe PAM 968 has a more uniform style, however, for me, PAM 382 is more attractive due to its green dial. With the brown color on bezel, dial and strap, the bronzo case looks like rose gold. The brown bezel has an insert made with real ceramic, brown dial has hour markers and hands filled with good quality luminous material.
VS factory offers one extra pair of green rubber straps for this watch, now if you buy this watch, you will get the green rubber straps for free. The specification of the watch is shared below:
Movement: Asia Clone P.9010, Hour Hand Adjustable Independently, Decorated to Genuine P.9010 Case: 47mm*15.5mm, Solid Bronzo Bezel: Brown Ceramic Crystal: Sapphire with Colorless AR Coating Dial: Brown with Superlumed Hour Markers and
Having not published reviews about Panerai replica watches for a long time, actually there are not new models coming from the market, all new replicas of Panerai have been reviewed on my blog, including PAM 961, PAM 985, PAM 960, PAM 1616, etc. It seems like all these new replica Panerai watches published in recent months are coming from Luminor Submersible collection, and most of them are made with forged carbon material, today, I would like to introduce another new Panerai replica watch that is also made with forged carbon material, but is is from Luminor Marina series, its reference number is PAM 1661.
Before giving a detailed introduction of PAM 1661, I want to know if the Basel event of this year has been cancelled, I did not see any new models coming from Rolex, if being cancelled, when will it be opened again? The cancel of Basel event in 2020 also affected the business of fake watch industry.
PAM 1661 is made by VS factory, now, almost all good quality replicas of Panerai are made by VS factory, you can not find any other factories that make better Panerai replicas than VSF, that’s the truth. There are also some exceptions, such as Noob PAM 111, ZF PAM 127. About this replica PAM 1661, it has a large case diameter of 44mm like other Luminor Marina models, the case is measured to be 18.5mm thick, I think it is too thick, even those replicas with Asia 7750 movement are not that thick, maybe this is the common issues of all replica watches, some factory claimed that their replicas have the same thickness as genuine, that’s impossible, I do not think they are, possibly they are already very close to.
PAM 1661 is made with forged carbon, in the past new models that were just published within months, most are made with forged carbon, some are made with Titanium, Panerai has seldom published new models that are made with stainless steel in recent years, looks like they are addicted to using new materials in their watch making, sometimes they did it and the result is really great, but do not forget your tradition, actually I do not like the design of PAM 1661, it looks like a cheap fashion watch, it is lack of Panerai’s classic.
The movement inside the replica is perfect, it is developed by VS factory themselves, Super Clone P.9010, which features balance wheel at 7 o’clock, is considered to be a perfect derived movement from P.9000. The movement is very reliable, but replica is a replica, if your contact did not test the movement for you before shipping, you still have a chance to get a “bad” one from VS factory. Now, buy this replica can get one extra pair of black rubber straps for free.
It is a rose gold watch, the latest watch from VS factory. About this watch, I do not like its style, rose gold, looking very luxury and does not match the theme which this Omega Seamaster watch wants to present.
Now, Omega Seamaster has already become the star product of VS factory, it is obviously more popular than their PAMs, especially the Seamaster Diver 300m with wavy dial, which was published by VS in 2019, has been one of the hottest replica watches in our market. Today, I am going to introduce the latest Seamaster Diver 300 from VS factory, it is a blue watch, while case is fully plated with rose gold.
The blue color on the bezel, dial and rubber band seems not to match the rose gold tone well, I like the match of black and rose gold, it looks more classic than the blue with rose gold. Unfortunately, about the rose gold Seamaster, currently there is no black version. While I suggest you buy both for different occasions, stainless steel black and this rose gold blue. Stainless steel black is for you to wear with your business suits, while this rose gold blue is perfect for you to go for a beach party.
About the rose gold watch, maybe you will ask me about its gold thickness again. I can not tell you how exact thick the gold coating is, it will also fade, no replica watches can have their gold last forever, they are not genuine watches. If you accidentally let your watch collide with a rock or wall, then the gold coating may be scratched, and the white stainless steel part will be exposed. That is very normal for a replica watch. If you want solid gold that will never fade, you need to spend a lot, not recommended for a replica.
About replicas of Omega Seamaster, I only recommend VS factory, not only VS has a rich experience, but also they have the best clone 8xxxx series movement that looks closest to genuine Omega Caliber. And most Seamaster watches now have a see-through crystal back, it is better not to buy a replica with a cheap toy movement that does not look like real at all, cheap toy replicas will make you shame.
Below are two videos of the Seamaster Blue and Seamaster Black from VS factory.
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
2019 is a very prosperous year for replica watches industry, some factories brought us amazing replica watches with their breakthrough watch-making technology, thanks them, we all have the chance to appreciate the real super clones of Swiss brand watches. Now, during this period, the virus is getting worse abroad, every one is suggested to stay at home, not a good news, but at the same time you have a lot of time to read my reviews, before you place your order with some one, be sure to choose the best clone, other sellers may not give you honest advice, but you can seek help from me when hesitating. Today, I will show you the top ten best-selling sports watches in our market, absolutely they are not the real sports watches when being compared with Casio or Apple, so calling them luxury sports Swiss watches is more appropriate. Here comes the top ten list.
1.Noob Daytona 116500 V3
We know replica watches have passed through several stages of development, those replica watches made before 2019, we could call them “quality replicas”, but about this Daytona 116500 from Noob, only “super clone” can describe it. Besides Daytona, Noob also published GMT-Master in 2019, you can call them “super clones”, which means the best of best. With newly developed Daytona products, Noob beated AR factory and becomes the no.1. The best-selling Daytona from Noob is 116500, which features white dial and black ceramic bezel. Actually other Daytona models from Noob are also selling well, for example, the grey Daytona with black rubber strap, ice blue Daytona, etc.
2. Noob Submariner 116610LN V10
Black Submariner 116610LN is the best selling product of Noob before 2019, now it comes to the second position next to their Daytona. The latest version of Submariner from Noob came to V10 in 2019, it is made with 904L stainless steel and uses Super Clone 3135, now their 3135 movement has become very reliable, Submariner 116610LN is the first watch I recommend if you are going to buy a replica Rolex. About water resistance, you can wear it to swim in the pool, no doubt about this, if your trusted dealer did a strict QC for you, you can wear this Submariner watch to dive in the sea.
3. PPF Nautilus 5711 Blue V3
Patek Philippe is the second best-selling brand in our market, next to Rolex, because its Nautilus is too hot. Nearly everyone who bought a Rolex Submariner 116610LN before will ask about Nautilus 5711, especially the one with blue dial. Too many factories have made the replicas of Nautilus 5711, there are BP, MK, PF and PPF. Among them, only PPF makes the most correct one, with right case thickness and correct blue dial color. The case thickness of Nautilus 5711 from PPF is 8.5mm, which is the same as genuine watch. And among those manufacturers mentioned above, PPF is the only one who makes the blue dial color right. Absolutely, the price is also very high. If you want Nautilus 5711 at cheaper price, MK factory is also a good choice.
4. JF ROO Diver 15703 V9.5
In this list, there must be a position for Audemars Piguet, which is a very famous luxury Swiss sports brand. Audemars Piguet is also very hot and is one of the mostly replicated brands in our market. Their Royal Oak 15400 and Royal Oak Offshore Diver have been popular for many years. If you are looking for a replica watch with diving style, Royal Oak Offshore Diver 15703 will be an ideal choice. The latest version from JF now comes to V9.5, it has a perfect case polishing which is much superior to other factories. The replica is equipped with A2824 movement, still no complaints from my customers after purchasing.
5. ZF Aquanaut 40mm Black
Aquanaut has rubber band, it looks more sporty than watches above. Like Patek Nautilus, there are also many factories making replica Aquanaut. PF, PPF, ZF and 3K all have good quality replicas of Aquanaut. But I think ZF makes the best one. First, ZF is a big factory, much bigger than 3K, PF and PPF. Second, the case finish on ZF Aquanaut is better than other factories. You know, now ZF has their own replicas of AP 15400 and 15500, these two AP replicas have a high requirement in case polishing, however, I have checked the case finish of ZF 15400, it is very good, even can be compared with the finish on JF 15400. So, I think the Aquanaut coming from ZF has the same polishing level as their AP 15400. 3K factory claimed that their Aquanaut has correct case thickness, but the rubber band is not very good. The case thickness of ZF Aquanaut is very close to genuine, and the rubber band is much better than 3K.
6. ZF Royal Oak 15400
I am very hesitated about which 15400 to put in this position, ZF 15400 or JF 15400? Both factories make good replicas of Royal Oak 15400, JF has improved their replica Royal Oak 15400 for many times, it even does not have any flaws, but since ZF started to make Royal Oak 15400, many customers turn to buy the one from ZF. The price from both factories is almost the same, ZF’s is a little higher, maybe it has a auto rotor with less noise.
7. VSF PAM 312
As a military brand in the past, now it is very popular among people who love sports watches. Panerai has many models that are selling well in our market, for example, PAM 127, unfortunately its replica is now discontinued in production here. While PAM 441 and PAM 438 made with ceramic do not look so sporty. PAM 1616 is a best seller in recent months, but its forged carbon style is not accepted by many people. So here I recommend PAM 312, after all, many buyers’ first choice is more willing to be a stainless steel model if they want a Panerai. The stainless steel PAM 312 also looks very classic.
8. V6F Big Bang Rose Gold
Among the watches in this list, maybe Hublot is the most sporty brand. Many people love this brand because of its unique case that has bold design. In 2019, maybe the best-selling replica Hublot watch is Classic Fusion from WWF, but here I recommend this rose gold Big Bang because it looks more sporty. The replica is made by V6 factory, the quality is guaranteed, many people prefer this watch not only its luxury rose gold tone, but also there are full of sporty elements on this watch. It is a replica with fully working chrono function, no doubt about this, the rubber material used on the band is also in top quality.
9. VSF Seamaster Diver 300m SS
There must be one Omega watch in this list, as one of the most successful luxury Swiss sports watches, Omega published a lot of attractive Seamaster watches in recent years, especially the models published for 007 series movies, they are pursued by many people. Just in last week, a good news coming from our market is that VS factory just unveiled the replica of new Omega 007 Bond watch, the No Time to Die. The one I recommend here is another Seamaster 300m watch from VS factory. About this Seamaster Diver 300m, there are several styles, SS, Two Tone and Ceramic. I love the one in full stainless steel, VS factory ship it in a plastic box with one card, you can also buy one extra nylon band with this watch.
10. VSF Submersible PAM 1616
Absolutely the most sporty PAM which Panerai has published in recent years. VS factory published the replica PAM 1616 in July 2019, and in the second half of 2019, the sales of PAM 1616 is crazy, everyone shown their interest in this watch. PAM 1616 is one of the most sporty model among all PAMs published by Panerai in recent years. The replica is made with real carbon material, whose grain is very close to genuine watch. It uses VS factory’s iconic P.9000 movement that is developed by themselves, reliable and durable. One reason that some people do not choose PAM 1616 is its big 47mm case size.
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.
Nowadays in this field, if you are new and want to buy a good one among so many replica watches coming from various manufacturers, I must say it is very hard, especially there are no purchase suggestion in this area on the internet. If you ask for advice in forums like repgeek, replica-watch or rwg, those people will only recommend you to buy the most expensive watches, they will not give you an honest advice. If you just entered this industry, I do not suggest you buy an expensive watch that is more than $400 usd, that’s too much money. So today, I picked up ten watches for you, each of them is uder $400 usd, they are also in good quality, I think they are the best choices for beginners.OM Factory Royal Oak 15400
1.OM Factory Royal Oak 15400
In many articles, I said J12 makes the best Royal Oak 15400 replica, especially the V5 edition they just published, it is perfect. But why I recommend the 15400 from OM factory to beginners, because it is almost $100 USD cheaper than J12 15400. Plus shipping fee, you need to spend almost $500 USD on a JF Royal Oak 15400 V5 Edition. The quality of replica 15400 from OM factory is also good, its dial has black, white, blue and grey color options. OM was good at making Omega Speedmaster Chrono before, now it has expanded its watch business, I trust their watch-making technology and service.DJ Factory Datejust 41mm 126334 with Jubilee Bracelet
2. DJ Factory Datejust 41mm 126334 with Jubilee Bracelet
From its name, you will know that DJ factory makes good quality replica Rolex Datejust watches. In our market, too many factories make Rolex watches, among them, the most famous are Noob, BP, AR, EW and DJ. However, for most Datejust watches, Noob does not have stocks, if you want to order a Datejust watch from Noob, you need to wait for more than one month or two. About this Datejust II 126334, AR, EW and DJ make it. While I only recommend beginners to buy the one from DJ. Why? Because I think DJ has two advantages, first, compared with AR factory, it is nearly $120 usd cheaper, second, compared with EW factory, DJ makes this Datejust with 904L stainless steeel, while EW only makes it with 316L stainless steel. This Datejust 41mm features a Jubilee bracelet, its dial has black, white, grey and blue options, I think the grey dial version is better. By the way, this Datejust is equipped with a golden Asia ETA 2824 automatic movement.
3. Noob V8 Submariner 116610LN
Submariner must be recommended. The latest version of Noob Submariner is V9. While V9 is sold at much more expensive than V8 edition because V9 uses 904L stainless steel. About other details, Noob claims that they are the same. So, I think it is no need for you to spend extra $100 USD to buy Noob V9 116610LN. About the movement, I suggest you choose Asia ETA 2836 movement, one of my client bought Noob V8 Submariner 116610LN with Asia 2836 movement, and he has been wearing the watch for almost three years, it is really stable and has few repairing rate. This watch is highly recommended for beginners.
4. JH Daytona Stainless Steel
Daytona is also a good choice, while too many factories are making replica Daytona, prices are different, quality also varies. If you have a big budget, I suggest you buy the latest version from Noob factory. If not, purchasing from JH factory is also a good idea, because whether the Daytona from Noob or AR factory is too expensive. The Daytona watch from JH factory is not only cheap, but also has a fully functional chronograph, the movement is 7750, whose stability has been tested for years.
5. F16 Factory Classic Fusion 42mm
Now, I confirm that JJ factory has been closed. So, the factories that make Hublot Classic Fusion replica watches are F16 and WWF. Both make good quality Hublot Classic Fusion watches, only different in case diameter. F16 makes 42mm Classic Fusion, while WWF makes 45mm Classic Fusion, here I recommend the 42mm Classic Fusion to beginners. The dial color varies, but the most classic is black or grey dial, here I show you the photos of the grey dial version.
6. ZF V5 Portuguese 7 Days Power Reserve
About eight years ago, IWC Portuguese 7 Days Power Reserve was the best seller, nowadays, this watch is still selling very well. The best version, also the latest edition is V5, from Z factory(ZF). About the power reserve indicator, it is working like genuine, in movement outlook, the clone IWC 52010 movement is unbeatable, the movement also has a long power reserve that is up to 3 days, I have tested it. The white dial matches with black leather strap, looking so classic, it is must have dress watch.
7. Noob PAM 111
It is the first high end 1:1 replica Panerai, in the past, it is also the most iconic model of Noob factory. There are many other Panerai watches that are sold much better than PAM 111, but I think PAM 111 should have a position in this list. For daily wearing, I think stainless steel PAM 111 is more suitable than ceramic PAM 441 and PAM 438.
8. Noob PAM 127
Like PAM 111, PAM 127 also has become the iconic model of Noob factory, it is even more popular than PAM 111. With Unitas 6497 movement, Noob installs Y-Incabloc Shock Protection System on this movement, to enhance the stability of the movement. Actually all PAMs with such Unitas 6497 movement have few technical issues, almost no. So,if you are going to buy your first Panerai and want to wear it for years, please choose the one with Unitas 6497 movement, it is even more stable than the Panerai with automatic movement. By the way, in September, Noob gives special price for PAM 127.
9. V6 Ballon Bleu 42mm
The stainless steel model with white dial and blue hands is very classic, it is also a good gift in the coming Christmas Day, be prepare now. V6 is the first factory in our market to make replicas of Cartier Ballon Bleu, all sizes they make, including 28mm, 33mm and 42mm. I think this 42mm is more suitable for men. There are also other factories that make Ballon Bleu watches, but please purchase from V6, their quality is guaranteed. The movement inside this Ballon Bleu 42mm shown below is a clone Cartier 1847 MC, which is modified on basis of Japanese Miyota 9015. The factory also offers Asia 2824 movement option, both are in high quality.
10. VS Factory Seamaster Aqua Terra 150m
VS makes a lot of good quality Omega Seamaster replica watches, including the famous Planet Ocean, Seamaster Diver and 007 Special Editions, while considering daily wear for beginners who are going to buy their first replica watch, I think this Seamaster Aqua Terra 150m is the best choice. First, it is fully made of 316L stainless steel, not like most Planet Ocean with ceramic that is sold more than $400 usd, while this Seamaster Aqua terra 150m is under $350 usd. Second, through the crystal back, the self developed Super Clone 8500 by VS factory is flawless in appearance.
Now, all watches in this top ten list have been introduced, they represent the best quality at this price range from $300 usd to $360 usd. Some are even sold at about $250 usd. These watches have necessary functions for daily use, please consider.
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.