Patek Philippe Calatrava is one of my most favorite watches if I am looking for a classic and simple casual watch, in my heart, it has the same important position as IWC Portuguese 7 Day Power Reserve, I like them both. Stainless steel case, simple dial design and leather strap, this is a classic combination many people like, I think there must be one watch like this in your collection. In Calatrava, there are a few classic model I like, for example, 5227G, 5296G and the latest 6007A, they are all popular among people who are looking for the most classic dress watch, classic never goes out of style, especially when it is applied on such a big luxury watch brand – Patek Philippe.
For such simple classic watch, if you are looking for its replica, I suggest you find a big and famous watch manufacturer that make it, never consider those AAA or even moderate quality replicas made by unknown factories. Whether for IWC Portuguese 7 Days Power Reserve or Patek Philippe Calatrava, the only watch manufacturer that makes the best replicas of them is Z Factory(ZF). In case finish, dial details and clone movement, the replicas of Portuguese 7 Days and Patek Calatrava are the best in our market, very close to genuine, so, do not waste your time to search for other manufacturers, ZF is the only choice.
The watch has a rose gold case, which is measured to be 38mm in diameter and 9mm in thickness, the round case and curved lugs are polished, the crown is screwed in and has delicate Patek Philippe logo, on the screw-down case back, the center is see-through sapphire crystal, you can see small engraving on the back of each lug, actually each engraving has their special meaning. The case diameter is exactly the same as original, but when it comes to case thickness, the replica is very close to the thickness of genuine watch, a little thicker I think. On this watch, the leather band is black, while ZF can change the brown leather band for you, well, everyone thinks a brown leather band looks better on the rose gold case.
The dial is special, track-style display for hours and minutes, so many lines on the dial in different lengths but they do not look cluttered. Leaf-shaped hour hand and minute hand as well as slender second hand are all blued steel, which add classic to the entire watch. There is a small square window at 3 o’clock to show black date font in white background. Compared with this watch, some people may prefer the model 5227G with empty dial. But I like this watch more just because of these tracking-style decoration on the dial.
This is a replica watch, not genuine, even through it is very close to genuine watch. While you can see another different version of this watch on the internet, the dealer say that the watch uses genuine watch parts, they call it “Frankenstein watch”, I know this name has been in the industry for years. Please check the following pictures, it is a PP 5296G in stainless steel with black leather strap, except the movement, other watch parts like case, dial, hand set, buckle and leather band are all from real watch, the case is real platinum, but the price is very very high. Do you think it is worth to buy such a Frankenstein watch?
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Where can I find the Frankenstein PP 5296G? Any TD?