The latest news

VS factory just announced that they will publish the following replica watches soon, one Rolex, one Panerai and three Omega.

Rolex Explorer Two Tone
Omega Green
Omega Grey
Omega Kakhi
Panerai 1391

For the 126xxx series Daytona, I do not recommend the ones made by VS factory although they use a Dandong 4131 movement, but I do not think this is a perfect clone 4131 movement because its uni-directional winding rotor. Now it is said that they will also use Dandong 4130 movement in the 126xxx series Daytona because of the short stock of Dandong 4131, this is not acceptable, I would rather choose the one from Clean.

Clean factory just published the following two Rolex Explorer replica watches, in the past, three factories making them, including C+, GM and JVS, now just buy from Clean, these two Explorer from Clean are the best now because they use Dandong 3285 movement inside, this movement is only owned by Clean.

Clean Explorer

APS factory announced that they willl publish this Daytona 126506 replica watch, the movement in the watch will be Shanghai 4131, this Daytona is really a model that is being loved by a lot of people, many readers here have asked me if there is a super clone of it, I said no, but this one from APS factory is worth a try.

New movements coming soon

Shanghai 4401

Not sure which factory will develop it, VS? I do not know, but it is said that this clone 4401 movement will have a genuine flyback feature, it will equipped by AP 26240 or 26239.

Dandong RMUL

It is said to be the best RMUL movement used in super clone Richard Mille, perhaps developed by APS factory, or BBR? I do not know, and the movement will have about 120-hour power reserve and will be equipped by RM055 and other models.

Shanghai 3132

Will be equipped by the AP Skeleton 15407 made by APS factory, I am very sure APS will install this movement in the V2 edition of their AP 15407, this AP is also a very popular replica watch in our market, at that time, perhaps APS will also share the movement with ZF watch maker.

When will be the V2 Edition of AP 15407 released by APS? I am very excited now.

Why did APS and BT reduce the prices of their Daytona?

BT factory lowered the price first, then the raid happened in the market, and APS factory just reduced the prices of their Daytona, Hublot Classic Fusion and other watches. Why BT and APS lowered the prices almost at the same time? They can not compete with Clean? Yes, but this is only a small part of the reasons. The most important reason is more frequent and strict check in the market, even the boxes printed with Rolex logo now could not be sold in the stores of the street. So, I think the two watch makers BT and APS have realized the danger, even though their Daytona is not as hot as that of Clean, but these two watch makers have the same high popularity as Clean among watch fans in the world. In my opinion, the price of reduction means BT and APS will quit the manufacturing of replica Rolex watches, so if you want to buy their products, need to be quick, especially the Daytona from BT factory. I thought BT will seize the opportunity to make the 126506 Daytona before Clean, now it seems like they want to abandon the Rolex Daytona business.

Replica Rolex Daytona Panda from APS Factory
Replica Hublot Classic Fusion from APS Factory

APS Factory Replica Jaeger LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Small Seconds

This is the latest work from APS factory, it is a replica of the Jaeger LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin 1218420, now only APS factory makes the replica of this watch, I do not know if their follower ZF will also publish the replica in future.

The best selling replica among so many Jaeger LeCoultre watches is the Master Ultra Thin Moonphase model, which was made by GF, APS and ZF before, now only APS and ZF make it because GF could not be back to the business after that raid in the end of last year. GF went back to the business with a new name GO for some days, just to deal with their stocks, now you can not buy the good quality replica Jaeger LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Moonphase from GF, I thought GF makes the best one although the movement is Miyota 9015 based, but it is very stable. While the one made by APS or ZF usually has movement issues even it uses a super clone 925 movement. Unfortunately there are no super clones of the replica JL Master UT Moonphase with Miyota 9015 movement, only several small unknown factories are manufacturing.

Back to this new small seconds model from APS factory, the replica is equipped with a super clone 896 automatic movement, which is modified on the basis of APS 925 and moonphase and date modules were removed, the whole replica watch is very thin, which is about 9.2mm, but still thicker than 8.1mm on genuine watch. But it is about 1mm thinner than the moonphase model. Because the moonphase module is abandoned on the super clone 896, I think it is much more stable than the 925 of APS.

The replica does not have big flaws, the dial is an exact imitation of the original, every detail on the dial looks perfect, the dial is slightly arched, every hour marker is precisely cut in correct shape, the tridimensional JL logo at 12 o’clock has the same size as that on the genuine watch, the sword-shaped hour hand and minute hand have blasting finish on one side and polishing finish on the other side. Small second hand is running on the subdial set at 6 o’clock, it runs smoothly, not like the moonphase model that has a sudden jittering second hand.

The cow leather band feels a little stiff, you can replace it with a genuine aligator leather band, it is easy to remove the band due to the quick removal system. There are some stores in our market supplying genuine aligator leather straps.

Replica Jaeger LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Small Seconds
Replica Jaeger LeCoultre Small Seconds
Jaeger LeCoultre Small Seconds Silver Dial
Jaeger LeCoultre Small Seconds Sapphire Crystal
Jaeger LeCoultre Small Seconds Replica
APS Factory Jaeger LeCoultre Replica
Jaeger LeCoultre Small Seconds Case
Jaeger LeCoultre Small Seconds Clasp

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 Breguet Tradition, these two watches have a very high quality and are worth buying.

ZF Bvlgari Tradition
ZF Franck Muller V45

Secrets about APS factory

In one of my articles published in the end of last year, I talked about the friendship between ZF and APS, today, more interesting stores about APS factory will be shared.

First, have you heard of BF? I thought it was a new factory when their AP ROO Diver 15710 and 15720 firstly appeared in the market in 2021, but BF has been in the market for more than 5 years, even has a much longer history than APS, there is a relationship between APS and BF. Their bosses are cousins. BF introduced APS into this industry.

The relationship between ZF and APS is very solid, we talked about this in the article https://www.susanreviews.com/2023/12/23/the-bromance-between-aps-and-zf/. In the early time when APS just entered this market, almost all replica watches were using Asia clone ETA 2824 and 2836 movements, they wanted to use better movements to create better replica watches, so they focused on researching and developing movements at the beginning, absolutely the new movement development process is mainly completed by Chinese traditional movement factories. Take the Portuguese 7 Days Power Reserve as an example, the earlier model with old movement looks werid, check the picture below.

Old Portuguese
The Portuguese with old movement

Then APS cooperated with a movement factory in Dandong and developed a new movement, after being installed, the Portuguese 7 Days Power Reserve below with new movement looks very nice. At that time, APS only sold this Portuguese 52010 movement to ZF. But one or two years later, APS realized that they could not earn enough money by only developing and selling movements to other factories, then they started to sell the Portuguese 7 Days Power Reserve replica watches by themselves, with the latest 52010 movement they owned, but under another name “AZ”, someone also call it AZF, so, APS and AZ are actually the same team.

New Portuguese
The Portguese with new movement from APS

The clone IW52010 is a great success for APS, they wanted to develop another great movement now, especially after seeing the release of Dandong 4130 movement by Noob, APS took the action immediately. They also cooperated with Dandong and developed two movements in 2020, one is JL925 for the Jaeger LeCoultre Master Moonphase, the other is JL938 for the Jaeger LeCoultre Reserve De Marche. The first batch of clone JL925 movement was sold to YL factory, later APS also equipped JL925 in their replicas of JL Master Ultra Thin Moonphase and sold under name of “AZ”. Later this clone JL925 movement was also supplied to ZF and GF two factories.

Next, it is the 3120 movement used in 15400. We know 3120 was developed by JF before, but JF was closed, later the 3120 was improved by a movement factory in Shanghai. Then APS seized the opportunity and accepted all 3120 movements from Shanghai. Now we can see the 3120 in Royal Oak 15400 made by APS is very stable. Later APS offered a small amount of 3120 movement to ZF. And then APS and this movement factory in Shanghai developed the 4302 movement together, we can see 4302 is now used in Royal Oak 15500 made by ZF and APS. The last movement from APS I want to mention here is the 5134 used in Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar 26574, this movement is also very stable, for AP 26574 replicas, I still recommend the ones made by APS, which are more stable than those ones just published by BBR a few weeks ago.

AP 26574 Black

The Bromance Between APS and ZF

Just in this week, ZF released the replicas of Royal Oak 15450, which have a 37mm case diameter and are measured to be 9.8mm in thickness. They are equipped with the super clone 3120 movement developed by APS factory. There are three colors available, gray, white and blue, please check the pictures of them in the end of this article. Actually I have introduced the replica AP Royal Oak 15450 watches on my blog, they were firstly published by APS factory just two weeks ago, now ZF followed the step of APS and published the same watches. If you ask me which factory makes the best, I would say it is a correct choice no matter which factory you buy from. ZF had cooperation with APS before, but from now on, I am more convinced of their bromance.

Like ZF, APS also has been in this industry for many years, but it is still younger than ZF. When APS just entered this industry, ZF has been famous for some time because of some Panerai replica watches they made, for example, the PAM 127, this is a very hot replica Panerai watch in the past, ZF made it really good and competed with Noob. In 2016, APS seized an opportunity and cooperated with YL factory, both developed an important movement together, which is the clone 51011 that was later used in the replica IWC Portuguese 7 Days Power Reserve watches made by ZF. So, we know that the famous watch Portuguese 7 Days Power Reserve from ZF is actually using the movement given by APS factory. Even YL also published the replicas of Portuguese 7 Days Power Reserve, but they still could not compete with ZF at that time, some people said that ZF has better finish on the case and dial on this replica watch.

Why did APS give movement 51011 to ZF? I guess they need the protection of ZF, because APS just entered this industry and ZF has a strong background. Do you still remember the raid ? I do not know exactly whether it happened two or three years ago, many big factories were closed, including Noob and ARF, but ZF and APS survived.

Next, it is about the super clone AP 3120 movement, which is also developed by APS factory. In the past, ZF used a Miyota 9015 movement in the Royal Oak 15400, on the basis of Miyota 9015, ZF added extra plates and made decorations to let final movement look closer to genuine AP 3120. Several years later, APS spent money and developed a super clone AP 3120 movement, as far as I know, this movement was manufactured by Shanghai xx xx. Because of this movement, the case thickness of replica Royal Oak 15400 and 15500 is much thinner and closer to that of genuines. By the way, APS also gave this movement to ZF, that’s also a big reason why 15400 and 15500 from ZF are being sold so well. Seeing from this thing, the friendship between ZF and APS is really solid. APS factory has also published the replicas of 15400 and 15500, they continuously improve them, but their watches are still not sold as well as ZF.

APS acted faster than ZF but they are always thinking of the latter.

Replica Audemars Piguet 15450 White
Replica Audemars Piguet 15450 Gray
Replica Audemars Piguet 15450 Blue
Replica Audemars Piguet 15450 Crown
Replica Audemars Piguet 15450 Movement

The New Trend – Replica Watches with Increased Weight

All news are about replica watches with increased weight in recent days, actually it is the hottest topic people have been talking about since the second half of this year. Nowadays, replica watches are made closer and closer to genuine watches, but people are still pursuing perfection, so some persons in the market will do custom-made jobs on these replica watches made by famous factories like Clean, ZF and VS, I think they are the first to use the case with increased weight on replica watches, and then the factories found this business opportunity and also participated in. The two factories that firstly make replica watches with increased weight are GM and GS, which published the Day-Date replicas with increased weight, in my memory, they were very popular once being published to our market.

Then another factory appeared, its name is TED, they make a YachtMaster 226659 replica with increased weight, it is said TED is a sub-branch of VS company, but I think it is just a small studio opened by somebody that has a good relationship with VS, so he can sell this watch in the name of VS.

Now the factories we discuss the most is Gold and APS, Gold factory makes replicas of Daytona and YachtMaster with increased weight, APS makes replicas of Daytona and Royal Oak 15400 with increased weight, Gold seems to be more popular. There are some rumors about Gold factory in our market, someone said that Gold is operated by Clean, most people said that Gold is a watch part factory that makes cases and has been in the market for years, I choose to believe the latter one. Now Gold factory only makes the Daytona and YachtMaster models with rubber band. Today, I choose the Daytona with gray dial and rubber band from Gold and APS to take some pictures and make a simple comparison between them.

Both Gold and APS use tungsten steel in the case, but not all pure tungsten steel, the case is made with tungsten steel alloy material, or it is too hard. The weight of the APS Daytona is 145.2 grams, while Gold is 142.9 grams, this Daytona from Clean is around 109 grams, so each Daytona from Gold and APS is more than 30 grams heavier than the Daytona from Clean or BT. However, there is still a weight difference because genuine watch is around 160 grams. Because of the added tungsten steel, the case of the Daytona from both factories may not be polished as well as the one of Clean Daytona, this is true, you can check the case back and the lugs, because tungsten steel is harder and is not easily polished as smooth as the stainless steel.

The biggest difference absolutely lies in the movement, Gold Factory uses a Dandong 4130 movement in this Daytona, while APS uses Shanghai 4130, I still prefer the Daytona with Dandong 4130 movement, because this movement has been tested to be very reliable for years, while Shanghai 4130 is still new to us, currently it is only installed by the Daytona replicas made by ZF and APS. Well, this may be the reason why this Gold Daytona is much more expensive than the APS Daytona.

The case shape and size on the two watches are very similar, I assume that they came from the same watch part factory. The gray dial is slightly different in color, I can not say which one is better, but both are not as good as the dial of Clean Daytona. On the clasp, the engravings on the APS Daytona is thicker and deeper, both Gold and APS use 904L stainless steel on the clasp. At last, please check the pictures of the Daytona from both, the one with a dog head icon is from Gold factory, the other with a green sticker is from APS factory.

The pictures of the Daytona from Gold Factory.

Gold Factory Rolex Grey Daytona Replica

The pictures of the Daytona from APS Factory.

APS Factory Replica Rolex Daytona Grey

Comparison pictures between them.

Gold VS APS

The latest news in our market

In October, there are some new factories appeared in our market, the most popular one is the Gold Factory, which makes Daytona with improved weight, actually before Gold Factory, we have heard that VS opened a new branch named TED to make the 42mm YachtMaster with improved weight. We know genuine Rolex watches are made with solid platinum, yellow gold or rose gold, so these Rolex replicas, whether made by Clean or VS, always have a ligher weight than the genuines, so Gold Factory and TED tried their best to increase the weight of the replica Rolex watches to make them have a closer weight to genuine, Gold Factory now has made a lot of Daytona replicas in this type, they are very popular in the market, I think they will gain a great success in this field.

Now if you ask me which factory makes the best Daytona and which factory occupies the largest market share of replica Rolex, I will say it is Clean, their Rolex replicas are really being sold very well, especially the Daytona and GMT-Master II, they face no competitors or I could say Clean has beaten all competitors. However, a problem shows up, that is Clean won’t often improves the details of their watches like before, after all they have achieved such a great success, but as customers, we want the replicas to be perfect, so I think the appearance of these new Daytonas made by Gold Factory with improved weight will push Clean to upgrade their watches continuously, otherwise their market share will be slowly eroded by Gold Factory, because Gold really solve a big problem.

In one of my previous posts, I mentioned that GF has bee closed due to the raid, now this factory back to the business one week ago, they have a new name, which is called GO, they usually released watches once every five days.

The last news is about APS factory, they also start to add weight on their Daytona and AP 15400. APS factory started to make Daytona watches about two months ago, but this project has failed, nobody has bought their Daytona in the last two months, so they improved the weight, but I do not think they will get a good result, because Dandong 4130 movement has been tested and proven to be very stable and reliable, the Shanghai 4130 which APS Daytona uses still not recognized by us. However, at the same time APS factory also published the AP 15400 with improved weight, but I think they will succeed in AP. In the past, this replica AP 15400 with leather band is only 103 grams, after being added with weight, the entire replica watch is about 140 grams, you know the genuine watch is more than 150 grams, but less than 160 grams. How did APS factory add weight on this AP? They added tungsten steel in case and case back.

AP 15400 Improved Weight

APS Factory Replica Jaeger LeCoultre Ultra Thin Moon Phase

Highly recommended! APS factory just published five replica watches of Jaeger LeCoultre Ultra Thin Moon Phase, including stainless steel and rose gold, the dial has white, black and blue color options. Please check the pictures below. The stainless steel model with white dial is the most classic one, which has a very similar weight to genuine watch. While the replica in rose gold has a lighter weight than the genuine, because the rose gold on the replica is plated not solid gold, and the rose gold color will slightly fade after a long time of wearing.

About Jaeger LeCoultre Ultra Thin Moon Phase, it is a very popular watch, there are also several factories here manufacturing its replicas, including ZF, GF and AZ, now GF is closed. The following five replica watches are the replicas of the new Ultra Thin Moon Phase models which Jaeger LeCoultre published in 2021, now only APS factory makes them. The new Jager LeCoultre Ultra Thin Moon Phase has the same size as the old model that was published in 2011, but there are some differences on the dial you can clearly see, here we do not discuss the differences between the new model and the old model, I will mention several differences between the replica and the genuine.

First, the case thickness of the replica is up to 9.8mm, while the genuine watch is only 9.3mm, the replica has been made to have a very close thickness to genuine, but I think a 0.5mm is a big difference for such an ultra thin watch. The moon phase runs one circle per month like the genuine watch, but the moon phase indicator does not look that three-dimensional like the genuine. Third, it is about the movement, APS factory uses a super clone dandong 925 movement, but the brand name “JAEGER-LECOULTRE” and other information on the movement plate seem not to be engraved, they look like being printed because the lettering looks shallow. This is a big mistake especially for the watches with crystal back. Genuine watch uses high quality alligator leather band, the band of the replica is made of calfskin leather, but you can ask your dealer to change a real alligator leather band on, only need to pay some extra money.

Jaeger LeCoultre Black
Jaeger LeCoultre Blue
Jaeger LeCoultre Diamonds
Jaeger LeCoultre Rose Gold
Jaeger LeCoultre Moon Phase White Replica
Jaeger LeCoultre Ultra Thin Moon Phase Replica
Jaeger LeCoultre Ultra Thin Moon Phase Crown
Jaeger LeCoultre Ultra Thin Moon Phase Case
Jaeger LeCoultre Ultra Thin Moon Phase 925 Movement