How about PAM 911 from HW factory?

Replica Panerai Luminor Marina PAM 911

On a day one week ago, VS announced that they accepted orders for all Panerai watches, many people placed orders, now they stopped accepting Panerai orders again, but I received news from the market, it is about VS factory, that is you can order watches from VS, but need to wait for them to process your order, and not sure for how long. This is a good news for us, and VS factory may reopen in 2022.

Panerai PAM 911 Replica

So, if you want the best Panerai replica, I still suggest you place your order first with VS, then wait. Besides VS, do you have other options? I said no. As far as I know, during the closure of VS factory in 2021, only two factories made Panerai watches, HW and TTF, but their quality is not the best, does not match the quality level of VS Panerai, only moderate.

PAM 911 Crown Bridge

For people who want a moderate quality Panerai with manual winding movement, HW factory is a wise option, their price is much affordable. Take this PAM 111 for example, it looks nice from these photos, case finish is good, sandwiched dial construction as genuine watch, high quality and durable leather band, its quality can meet most people’s standard.

PAM 911 Case

My first Panerai is PAM 111, I bought from the market and it still works very well. Some people do not like such watch with manual winding movement, because they found it is inconvenient to wind a watch, however, for me, especially for my replica PAM 111, it always reminds me to wind it everyday to keep an accurate time, for a replica with automatic movement, you also need to wind it each day, because the movement in a replica, even the highest quality replica, does not have enough power reserve like genuine watch. So, my PAM 111 helps me keeping a good habit.

PAM 911 Case Back

The finish, whatever on the case or on the dial, it will not be a shortcoming for this moderate quality Panerai, the case and dial can be also made to be perfect by HW factory, the only difference lies in the movement. This Panerai PAM 911 replica uses an Asia clone 6497 movement, but if you open the case back, you will find the movement is not decorated, which means there are no blue engravings like “OFFICINE PANERAI”, so, the movement does not look like the one in genuine watch in appearance, but the function has no difference. For this PAM 911 with a solid case back, this is acceptable. Due to the Covid-19 and raid, I think no factories are willing to spend a lot of money in developing better clone movements for Panerai, we can only expect VS back to normal soon.

PAM 911 Green Replica

About our holiday and VS factory

Now, it is very close to our Chinese New Year holiday, which will start from January 31st, some watch factories are already closed for the holiday, most watch factories still open for their business, like ZF, VRF, TWF, Clean, etc. However, I think they will also be closed for holiday soon, after about 3 to 5 days. So, if you guys want to order watches before our holiday, now it is the time. As far as I know, these factories had a very long holiday each year, so I think they won’t be back before March in 2022. During our Chinese New Year holiday, watch factories do not accept orders, shipping also can not be arranged.

About VS factory, in last 2021, it was closed and did not make any watches. Just one week ago, VS opened for just one day, and only accept Panerai orders, now they are closed and do not accept orders again. Seeing from this, not like Noob, I think VS factory has not been closed forever, there is a chance for them to come back to this field in 2022, but I do not know when. In manufacturing super clones of Panerai watches, there is still no factory that can take VS factory’s place.

TTF Replica Panerai PAM 1314 Available

I have been waiting for a long time ultil there is a watch manufacturer that can make some Panerai replica watches for us, I am a big fan of Panerai, I loved this brand when I first saw this watch in our watch market, its big size, unique crown bridge and practical dial design all attract me, however, for a genuine Panerai watch, it means a lot of money to me, I only own some replica Panerai watches, I remember my first Panerai is PAM 111, it is also the first super clone Panerai in our market. Nowadays, because the factory that make the best replica Panerai watches before was closed, so there is nowhere to get the best replica Panerai now, in 2021, the sales of Panerai replica watches is greatly decreased. The worse news is it is said that VS will not come back in future, so, I think it will not exist, and VS watch products like Omega Seamaster and Panerai will not appear in our market any more.

The good news is some unknown factories are going to make Panerai replica watches, such as HW and TTF, although their progress in this area is very slow, I believe they will bring us more Panerai watches in 2022. About HW factory, they only make some manual winding Panerai models, such as PAM 005, PAM 111, etc., while TTF only makes two Panerai watches, PAM 1312 and PAM 1314.

The PAM 1314 features the classic Luminor case that is brushed, while the round bezel is polished. The case is 44mm in diameter, while 16mm in thickness, a little thick. Curved lugs can fit your hands perfectly and there are screws to connect them with straps. On the center of solid case back, there is the classic Panerai OP Logo. The engravings on case back are sanded, which forms a high contrast with surrounding finish. White dial features a small seconds subdial at 9 o’clock, the dial has a sandwiched structure like genuine watch, the luminous material applied on the disc below looks a bit grey, not the darker black like dial printings of “PANERAI” and “Automatic”. The date is easily readable due to its black font in white background.

I do not like this Panerai, its white dial with silver grey lume and the brown leather strap, these things make the watch look weired, maybe in color combination and dial design, the watch looks more modern, but it does not look that classic like previous Panerai watches like PAM 312.

Replica Panerai PAM 1314
Replica Panerai 1314
Replica Panerai Luminor Marina PAM 1314
PAM 1314 Crown Bridge
PAM 1314 Case
PAM 1314 Case Back
PAM 1314 Brown Leather Strap
PAM 1314 Pre-V Buckle

How about the quality of PAM 111 from HW factory?

HWF PAM 111 Replica

We have not discussed Panerai replica watches for a long time, because the factory that made the best Panerai replicas before is closed now, you know the factory I am talking about, yes, it is VS. Since the close of VS, no other factories have made replicas of Panerai watches, this is a very bad thing.

PAM 111 Sandwich Dial

We have waited for so long, the good news is that a factory can make some Panerai replica watches with manual winding movement, that is HW factory. This factory now only makes several Panerai watches, and all of them are with manual winding movement, hope they can make more Panerai replica watches in future.

Panerai PAM 111 Manual Winding Replica

Today, I want to talk about the PAM 111 replica from HW factory. About the replica of Panerai PAM 111, the best one was made by Noob before, its version came to be V12, unfortunately Noob was closed, we also do not know if they can come back to this business. So if you want a replica of PAM 111, the only option is to buy this one from HW factory. But how is its quality?

PAM 111 Case

HW factory sells PAM 111 at the same price as that of Noob V12, but I can not compare the quality between them, because there is nowhere to get a V12 edition of Noob PAM 111. However, from previous pictures of Noob, I found the movement is different, I mean, absolutely Noob PAM 111 uses better movement. Perhaps the power reserve of PAM 111 from HW factory has the same power reserve capacity as Noob V12 PAM 111, but if you check the decoration on movement plate and the jewels color, you will find the clone ETA 6497 on Noob version is much better, and is absolutely closer to genuine.

PAM 111 Crown Bridge

I do not know why HW factory did not make the movement decoration more beautiful, because you already made a lot of clone ETA 6497 movements and are ready to install in your Panerai PAM 111, you only need to do a little extra work to make this watch more perfect, but you did not do it, so many customers choose to wait until HW factory is willing to improve the movement decoration next time.

PAM 111 Pre-V Buckle

Actually other details on dial and case finish, they are very close to the quality level of Noob PAM 111, and HW uses a brown leather strap on the PAM 111, not rubber band, I love it with a leather strap more. In a word, this is a very good PAM 111, if there are 10 points, I will give it a 7.

By the way, PAM 915, PAM 005, PAM 1084, PAM 000, PAM 1085, PAM 416M, PAM 417M, PAM 634, PAM 774, PAM 777 from HW factory are in stock.

PAM 111 Brown Leather Strap
PAM 111 Manual Winding 6497 Movement
HWF Panerai PAM 111 Replica

Top Ten Best-selling Panerai Replica Watches in 2020

Always as popular as Rolex, Panerai is a brand that is loved by more and more young people. In recent two years, it seems like Panerai slightly changed their watch style and unveiled some models that are in smaller dimension, to accept more customers in different ages and wrist size. I believe their strategy has succeeded, you can also get this conclusion from the sales of Panerai replica watches in our market, in the following top ten list, a lot of them were just released within two years, and I hope you can find your ideal Panerai replica watch from this list.

VSF PAM 441

1.VSF PAM 441

I introduced this Panerai watch in another top ten list before, while after two years, PAM 441 is still one of the best-selling replica Panerai watches. If you are looking for a ceramic Panerai, I recommend PAM 441 and PAM 438, both are made by VS factory. In December, 2020, XF also released PAM 441, but they finally decided to sell it at a big discount, I think the main reason is that they are not able to compete with VSF. PAM 441 has a see-through crystal back, so it is very important to make the movement look nice, while this Super Clone P.9001 from VS factory is the best clone P.9001 movement in the market, you don’t even have to worry that your friends see the movement and find it is a replica, it won’t happen.

VSF PAM 1441 Replica

2.VSF PAM 1441

Very similar to PAM 441, a brother model, while you can notice there are several difference on the dial, case back and movement. Although PAM 1441 replica was released by VS factory in December, it was sold very well, just like its brother PAM 441. Many people bought PAM 1441 because the solid case back seems to be more acceptable to them, well, that does not mean the movement inside PAM 1441 replica is not good, the watch is equipped with VSF’s Super Clone P.9010, you can not find big flaws even you open the back to check.

PAM 1312 Replica

3.VSF PAM 1312

It is the first Panerai replica watch I recommend if you are looking for a stainless steel model. PAM 1312 has a really nice outlook, stainless steel case, black dial and black leather strap, this combination makes the watch fulfill most people’s aesthetic principles. PAM 1312 is a brother model of PAM 312, both are good replicas from VS factory and are sold very well in our market. PAM 1312 features a solid case back, with a Super Clone P.9010 movement inside, VS factory can ship a free white rubber band with this watch.

PAM 1616 Replica

4.VSF Submersible Carbotech PAM 1616

PAM 1616 deserves this position, it is from Panerai’s 47m Submersible line, although in big size, but VS factory makes the replica with real forged carbon material, the watch feels very light even the case thickness is up to 17mm. Dial is attractive, it uses fresh blue color on hands and hour markers, coupled with the new-style hour and minute hands, the entire watch looks younger than previous Submersible watches. The replica is equipped with VSF’s iconic Super Clone P.9000 movement, which is considered to be the best clone P series movement with absolutely high stability.

PAM 960 Replica

5.VSF Submersible Carbotech PAM 960

In outlook, it is very similar to PAM 1616, PAM 960 is another Submersible replica watch that is sold well in 2020. Compared with PAM 1616, PAM 960 is only 42mm in case diameter, and 14.5 mm in thickness, much smaller now, it seems to be more acceptable to most people, after all they do not have such a big wrist.

PAM 1661 Replica

6.VSF PAM 1661

It is a Panerai watch that looks very cool. The replica is also made with sold forged carbon by VS factory, so are the crown bridge and lugs. PAM 1661 is one of Luminor models that have a forged carbon case, it has a 44mm case diameter and is measured to be 18.5mm in thickness, which is much thicker than some Submersible watches, I do not know why VS factory has to build it so thick, it may affect the comfort of wearing. However, the color usage on dial and nylon strap strikes my eyes, which also makes this Luminor carbon watch looks more modern. There are four selling points on this replica, forged carbon case, strong lume light on dial, top quality movement and interchangable strap.

PAM 127 Replica

7.XF PAM 127

One or two years ago, this Panerai watch should rank top five, there were also a lot of factories that have produced replica PAM 127, including Noob, ZF and XF, however, in 2020, you can not get a PAM 127 replica from these factories above, it was out of stock. In the second half year of 2020, XF brought it back to us, we are very happy, because PAM 127 really has a big amount of need in our market.

PAM 968 Replica

8.VSF Submersible Bronzo PAM 968

Compared with PAM 382, this bronze Panerai PAM 968 looks more uniform in style, bronze case to match brown ceramic bezel and brown dial with brown leather strap, it looks perfect in color combination. The replica watch features a see-through crystal back, with a Super Clone P.9010 automatic movement inside, VS factory also offers one free pair of green rubber straps for this watch.

PAM 111 Replica

9.Noob PAM 111 V11

You can not even imagine how popular this watch is when it was just released in our market, and now the latest version comes to V11, we can see there are still a big amount of need for this replica watch. When Noob firstly launched this replica several years ago, it really shocked us and was a star product at that time. If you are still looking for a handwound Panerai replica watch, I think PAM 111 is still the best choice, seeing from the crystal back, the ETA 6497 movement looks really nice, having been updated for years, it is the best clone ETA 6497.

PAM 688 Replica

10.VSF PAM 688

It is a replica Panerai watch which VS factory published in 2017, however, it is still one of the best sellers. From Luminor GMT line, PAM 688 is 42mm in case diameter, this size is acceptable to more people. Different from other PAMs that are usually with black dial and black leather strap, PAM 688 is entirely in blue color, with hands in rose gold tone. The polishing on round bezel is highly contrast with the brushing on crown bridge. The most important is the GMT hand works the same ways as genuine watch. Now, the latest version of this PAM 688 replica comes to V2.

Besides these watches above, I think there will be a top ten list in the heart of every one, a lot of other Panerai replica watches are also sold very well, but we need to admit that the best ones are almost produced by VS factory. If you are interested in any PAM above, please contact me, I can also send you all Panerai models that are currently available in our market.

VS Factory Replica Panerai Luminor Marina PAM 1025 with Super Clone P.9010

Replica Panerai PAM 1025

Now, Chinese New Year holiday is over, every watch factory has already back to work, maybe there are too many orders waiting to be processed by the factory, they released their stocks very slow, and some special models like tourbillon watches from JB and ZF V3 forged carbon Richard Mille, I am not sure for how long to wait, maybe one or two months. But for most popular models like Submariner from Noob and VS, Nautilus from PPF, Panerai from VS, Datejust from GM, I can get them for you within two days. Now, the Covid-19 is still very bad in the United States and most European countries, I hope you guys can stay safe at home, health is the most important thing, hope you are doing fine every day.

PAM 1025 Replica
Replica Panerai Luminor Marina 1025

Today, the replica watch I am going to introduce is a Panerai from VS factory. PAM 1025, it is a new replica that was just published in December 2020. PAM 1025 is a stainless steel Panerai watch, I like Panerai, it is one of my favorite watches, among all PAMs, I think the stainless steel models are most classic, for example, PAM 312, PAM 1312, they look elegant. While for this PAM 1025, the band is different, it is not leather on the outside but nylon, I do not like this style.

PAM 1025 Black Dial

44mm case is brushed, which is in high contrast with the round and smooth bezel that is polished. Case thickness is 16mm, I do not know how thick the genuine is, maybe the replica is a little thicker, but it does not matter, it is still a top quality watch that is 1:1 replicated.

PAM 1025 Case
PAM 1025 Crown Bridge

About the movement, it is VS factory’s Super Clone P.9010. I think this movement is one of the best movements which VS factory has developed. There are many super clone movements in our market, for example, Super Clone P.9000 from VS, Super Clone 3135 from Noob, Super Clone 4130 from Noob. Do you really know the meaning of the two words “Super Clone”? I think it has two meanings, first, it says that the watch is a super clone. Seconds, it means the movement is best ever made, independently developed by the factory, every component of is replicated according to real movement and then assembled separately by watch master, not based on any Chinese or Japanese movement. So, about this movement used in PAM 1025, it is really a super power, the part that greatly adds points to this replica watch.

PAM 1025 Case Back

Like I said before, I do not like the band, its outside nylon may look cool to some people, but it is not my style, and Panerai really liked to use such band design on their latest watches, I saw many already. It is acceptable to me if the watch is forged carbon, but I think a black leather band will be better to fit this stainless steel watch. What do you think?

PAM 1025 Nylon Strap
PAM 1025 Buckle

VS Factory Replica Panerai Luminor GMT PAM 1441 Ceramic Watch with P.9010 Movement

Replica Panerai PAM 1441

There are a lot of popular models in Panerai collection, PAM 441 is one of them, if you want to buy one Panerai watch with ceramic case, the first model I recommend is PAM 441, actually it is also one of the few Panerai watches that feature ceramic case. About this PAM 1441, it is very similar to PAM 441, the watch caught a lot of attention from Panerai fans once being launched, it looks like a brother model of PAM 441. Actually you will find the difference between them easily if you hold them together in hands.

Replica Panerai 1441

In our watch market, VS factory has the most complete collection of replica Panerai watches, it also makes the best replica Panerai watches, this PAM 1441 replica is also made by VS factory, although was produced by VS in December, 2020, it immediately became one of the best sellers of Panerai, many readers here asked me about PAM 1441 before, now it is finally available.

Replica Panerai Luminor GMT PAM 1441

About PAM 1441, the biggest difference between it and PAM 441 maybe lies in the movement. PAM 441 uses P.9001 movement, while PAM 1441 is equipped with P.9010 movement. On both replicas of PAM 441 and PAM 1441, the movement is independently developed by VS factory themselves, both super clones, while PAM 1441 is much thinner because of the P.9010 movement. By the way, on outside, the biggest difference you can see is that PAM 1441 now has a solid case back.

Panerai PAM 1441 Dial

The case is black ceramic, 44mm in diameter, while it is measured to be 16mm in thickness, much thinner than PAM 441, you know, PAM 441 replica from VS factory is up to 18mm, very thick. The solid case back hides the movement, so you can not appreciate the beauty of P.9010 movement, however, many people prefer the replicas to be with a solid case back, so that the movement can not be seen by other people who may think it is a replica. It sounds reasonable, this may be the reason why much more people ask for PAM 1441 now.

PAM 1441 Ceramic Case
PAM 1441 Crown Bridge

Black dial has a sandwiched construction, Arabic numeral hour markers are skeletonized, the small seconds hand is in blue, which highlights the entire black dial. GMT hand on the center is functional. Date window is positioned at 3 o’clock, it is very small, the date font has the same color as the luminous material applied on the hands, the entire dial has a very delicate matte texture.

PAM 1441 Solid Case Back

Brown leather strap is a perfect match for PAM 1441, the band has a pre-v buckle in black ceramic, by the way, VS factory offers one pair of free black nylon straps for this watch, the nylon band has blue stitching that exactly echoes with the small seconds hand in blue on the dial. I like PAM 1441, if you are looking for a replica watch with ceramic case, then it is the first watch I recommend.

PAM 1441 Pre-V Buckle
PAM 1441 Wrist Shot

PAM 217 available again

Panerai PAM 217 Replica

Like PAM 127, PAM 217 is also very popular, both are classic Panerai watches that still keep some features of old PAMs. 127 and 217 were discontinued in production before, now they are available again. PAM 127 and 217 now are produced by XF factory, before, many watch factories manufactured PAM 127 replica, including ZF, XF and Noob, PAM 217 was only made by Noob before, but it has been not available for years, now XF makes it, it is a good news for our watch fans who want one lefty PAM.

PAM 217 Lefty Replica
Panerai Marina Militare PAM 217 Replica

There are two big features of PAM 217, the biggest feature is its crown bridge that is positioned on the left side of the case, so, it is very suitable for people who want to wear the watch on their right hand, another iconic feature lies in its bubble crystal face that is domed, yes, it is also the feature of PAM 127. It is a real domed sapphire crystal.

PAM 217 Dial

PAM 217 is a big Panerai watch that is 47mm in case diameter, like most Panerai Submersible watches, PAM 217 is also very thick, I think it is because of its movement, the case thickness is up to 17.5mm, even thicker than most replicas of Panerai Submersible made by VS factory.

PAM 217 Crown Bridge
PAM 217 Case

Black dial is covered by domed sapphire crystal, the entire dial adopts sandwiched structure, small seconds subdial is positioned at 3 o’clock, hour markers are skeletonized, big Arabic numbers 3-6-9-12 are very classic.Under dark conditions, you can see strong green lume light emitting from hands and hollow hour markers. See-through crystal back allows you to appreciate the beauty of the best manual-winding 6497 movement, which is correctly decorated.

PAM 217 Movement

By the way, the replica PAM 217 from XF is equipped with a black leather band, if you want to change another pair of straps, it is very easy to change the band, you know, many people bought Panerai watches just because it can bring fun to then when changing the band.

PAM 217 Black Leather
PAM 217 Pre-V Buckle

VS Factory Replica Panerai PAM 968 Submersible Bronzo with Clone P.9010 Movement

Replica Panerai Submersible PAM 968

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.

Replica Panerai 968

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.

Replica Panerai PAM 968 Bronzo
Replica Panerai Bronze 968

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.

Panerai PAM 968 Crown
Panerai PAM 968 Case

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.

PAM 968 Movement

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

PAM 968 with Brown Strap
PAM 968 with Green Rubber Strap

VS Factory Replica Panerai PAM 1661 Luminor Carbotech with Super Clone P.9010

Replica Panerai Luminor Marina PAM 1661

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.

Replica Panerai Luminor Marina 1661 from VSF
VSF Replica Panerai 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.

Replica Panerai PAM 1661 Black Dial

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 Carbon Case
PAM 1661 Crown Bridge

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.

PAM 1661 Back

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.

PAM 1661 Buckle