About ZF

I have introduced the stories and development of some watch factories on my blog, including APS, Clean and 3K, a lot of people read these stories and thought they are interesting.

Clean factory: https://www.susanreviews.com/2024/02/17/the-development-of-clean-factory/
3K factory: https://www.susanreviews.com/2024/02/10/about-3k-factory/
APS factory: https://www.susanreviews.com/2024/01/26/secrets-about-aps-factory/

Today, I will give an introduction of ZF. I have talked some things about ZF in another recent post, it is the relationship between APS and ZF, please read it here, https://www.susanreviews.com/2023/12/23/the-bromance-between-aps-and-zf/. Actually I know more things about Clean, Noob, AR and other factories than ZF, there are not many stories about ZF, in the past, I always thought that ZF is a big factory because they have published replicas involving many brands, but I was wrong, ZF is not big, they are not even a watch manufacturer, they just got replica watches from other factories and put “ZF” sticker on, and then sell to their clients, so I finally understand why the watches from ZF have higher prices than other factories.

Not like the other three factories we talked before, ZF is not a watch manufacturer, however, some watches from ZF are still worth buying.

First, the IWC Big Pilot, ZF bought the watches from AZ and changed with a better dial, price is a little higher than AZ Big Pilot. Worth buying.

ZF Big Pilot

Second, the IWC Portuguese 7 Days Power Reserve, this watch from ZF is equipped with a custom-made 52010 movement, which was developed by APS and is the first generation of custom-made movements in this industry, that movement has about 3-day power reserve. ZF also changed with a better dial on the Portuguese 7 Days Power Reserve, and this watch made ZF well-known all over the world. It is worth buying.

ZF Portuguese 7 Days

Third, Tudor replica watches from ZF all have a great quality, they are worth buying.

ZF Tudor

Fourth, about AP Royal Oak 15400 and 15500, I always recommend ZF, but now my thought changed, you can directly buy from APS factory, because ZF also got these two models from APS, but sell them at a higher price.

Sixth, it is Patek Nautilus 5711, ZF makes the best replica in the past before 3K factory developed the super clone 324 movement. Now, besides the blue/grey dial version, the replicas of other Nautilus 5711 models, I suggest you buy from 3K.

Seventh, replica Patek Nautilus 5712, only ZF makes it and this watch is really good and the movement is very stable. Worth buying.

ZF Patek Philippe 5712

Eighth, the last two watches are Franck Muller V45 and Bvlgari Tradition, these two watches have a very high quality and are worth buying.

ZF Bvlgari Tradition
ZF Franck Muller V45

The development of Clean factory

I already talked a lot about Clean in my previous reviews of replica watches made by this factory, to know Clean factory better, please read this article.

Before the birth of Clean, the best Submariner replicas were made by Noob and AR, these two factories now have been closed. At that time, the Submariner made by Noob and AR has two big flaws, first, the tone of the bezel markers will fade, second, the green color is not correct. Someone who sold replica watches in the market saw a business opportunity that will earn a lot of money by making a better ceramic bezel for the Submariner. In 2019, he made one green ceramic bezel and sold it under name of “Clean”, immediately the green ceramic bezel became hot in the market, especially among the watch fans who did custom-made jobs, it is the first green ceramic bezel that has the closest green color to gen and has no-fade bezel markers. He earned some money by selling these bezels. At that time, Noob have been selling 4130 Daytona for some time, but their bezel on the Daytona is not very good, so a few months later, Clean made a ceramic bezel for the white Panda Daytona 116500LN. And at the same time, Clean published their first generation of Submariner and sold under name of “ZZF”. At that time, Clean could not compete with Noob and AR in the field of Submariner, later, Noob and AR also developed the ceramic bezel which they claimed won’t fade.

In the end of 2020, Clean announced the release of the GMT-Master replica watches with clone 3186 movement, but they did not sell them until the summer of 2021. In the whole year of 2019, it is the competition of Submariner between Noob, AR and ZZ, later, VS factory also published the Submariner with the latest Dandong 3135 movement, this movement is more stable and has fewer issues than the movement equipped in ZZF Submariner, even the Submariner from VS did not have the same good finish as the Sub from ZZF, especially on the hulk Submariner, the green color on the ceramic bezel is not as good as that on ZZF 116610LV, but with better movement and better quality control as well as higher reputation, VS still beat Clean and became the second big supplier of super clone Rolex Submariner, Noob occupied the biggest market share. Clean’s ZZF Submariner still not hot.

In the development process, Clean updated all their Submariner with the second generation of Shanghai 3135 movement, from that time, in the sales of Submariner, they decided not to use name “ZZF” any more, but use name “Clean” directly. The intense competition between Clean and VS started. During their competition, there was an interesting thing happend, VS found the factory that always supplied ceramic bezel for Clean. Later, VS developed Dandong 3235 movement and firstly equipped in the 42mm YachtMaster, and then equipped it in their 41mm new Submariner and Datejust. After seeing the fast development of VS, Clean took an action and developed a Shanghai 3235 movement, whose decoration is not as beautiful as Dandong 3235 movement of VS, the power reserve of Shanghai 3235 movement is about 45 hours, which is shorter than 72 hours on Dandong 3235 movement. At this time, Noob and AR could not follow the steps of VS and Clean, although they still have a large amount of customers.

In March or April of 2020, I can not remember exactly in which month, Noob and AR were forced to be closed because of the raid, and then VS was also closed. Now only Clean survived. Before this raid, Clean was absolutely not as famous as Noob, AR and VS, but the three actions Clean made next made them become the boss in the market. First, they accepted all orders of Dandong 4130 movement that were only supplied to Noob before, Clean started to sell the Daytona with Dandong 4130 movement in the end of 2021, their Daytona is much better than the one made by Noob before. Second, Clean decided to use the Dandong 3135 movement in their Submariner. From that time, Clean completely beat VS in 40mm Submariner. Third, about in 2022, Clean developed Dandong 3285 movement and continued to improve their GMT-Master replicas. Clean now is the boss in super clone Rolex, and VS can compete with Clean just because they still own the Dandong 3235 movement. Clean made a very quick success, besides the super quality, the luck also played an important role, I explained the “luck” factor in Clean’s development process in another post at https://www.susanreviews.com/2023/09/29/why-did-clean-factory-get-a-success-so-quickly/.

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.

V9 Factory Replica Vacheron Constantin Historiques 222 Yellow Gold Watch

This is the latest replica watch from V9 factory, it is a Vacheron Constantin watch from Historiques collection, reference is 222. The watch has a full yellow gold tone and has some retro flavor, I like it very much.

There are not too many super clone Vacheron Constantin watches in our market, I only recommend three models, Overseas 4500V made by ZF, Overseas Ultra-thin 2000V made by XF and 6000V tourbillon made by BBR, they have a very good quality and also the VC replica watches people mostly bought.

There are no such type of replica Vacheron Constantin watches like this Historiques 222 that has a full yellow gold tone, I was deeply attracted by its design when I got this watch yesterday night, it has a sporty shape but with some retro design features. About factory V9, there is little information about it online, I remember they makd some IWC replicas with complication functions before. This Vacheron Constantin 222 replica has a 37mm case diameter, the case is measured to be about 8.5mm in thickness. Like many replicas made by V9 in the past, this Vacheron Constantin replica also has a quality that beyond middle level but not reach the highest quality, I do not think it is a super clone.

The price of this Vacheron Constantin replica is a little high sold by V9, now only V9 makes this replica and people who like VC watches that look a bit vintage will probably consider it, the watch has an iconic Maltese cross at the 5 o’clock position on the yellow gold case, crafted from polished stainless steel. The polishing on the Maltese cross does not look too obvious, I think it should look more glossy. The brushed round bezel has small semicircular grooves on the edge, the groove looks a little smaller than the one on the genuine watch. The bracelet is perfectly integrated with the case into one piece. The yellow gold tone on the dial is perfectly in line with the color on the case and bracelet.

This replica VC Historiques watch is worth purchasing because V9 adopts a Miyota 9015 movement, where you can see it through the crystal back. V9 added the decorated plates on basis of the original Miyota 9015 movement, the auto rotor is also decorated to look closer to the calibre on genuine Vacheron Constantin watch. I think you already know this movement has been widely used in replica watches because of its good stability and accuracy.

Replica Vacheron Constantin Historiques 222
Replica Vacheron Constantin 222
Replica Vacheron Constantin Historiques 222 Yellow Gold
Vacheron Constantin Historiques Yellow Gold Replica
Vacheron Constantin Historiques 222 Crown
Vacheron Constantin Historiques 222 Movement
Vacheron Constantin Historiques 222 Crystal Back
Vacheron Constantin Historiques 222 Bracelet
Vacheron Constantin Historiques 222 Clasp