PAM 604 Comparison Review ZF VS SF

It is a long time for me not to post such a long review here, today is Christmas Day, happy you all Merry Christmas, you guys must have prepared a sweet gift for your girlfriend. Tonight, I will talk about the PAM 604, which is now made by two different factories, I have reviewed another similar watch PAM 672 before, now this is a comparison review of PAM 604 from two factories S and Z.

As an art work, PAM 604 is the most beautiful Panerai watch in my heart. The following two PAM 604, left is from ZF, right is SF version.

PAM 604 From ZF and SF

If you have ever seen a person wearing this watch, then he must be wearing a replica, because Panerai only released several pieces of PAM 604.

Most of you can not see or feel the actual watch before placing an order, so the most important thing in doing a review is to tell you friends how were the details of the watch made, the difference between each version, so you will decide which one to buy after reading the details. The same watch manufactured by different factories actually has similar quality, so when I give a review on this PAM 604, I will do in an objective attitude, not going to tell you which one is better.

I have both watches for almost one week, after test for one week, both all give me a good wearing comfort, have a considerable weight, arc-shaped crystal is round and smooth.

When holding two watches for the first time, the dial of SF 604 is more clear than ZF, after checking, I found the sapphire crystal of ZF 604 is a little yellowish, so the dial is not as transparent as SF’s. The left is ZF, right one is SF.

PAM 604 Crystal

In the following, I used a tool to test the crystal hardness.

ZF version, the front and back crystal all have a 8 strength hardness, they all use sapphire crystal.

ZF PAM 604 Crystal Hardness

ZF PAM 604 Back Hardness

The front crystal of SF 604 also features a 8-level hardness, while its back crystal is 6.

SF PAM 604 Crystal Hardness

SF PAM 604 Back Hardness

About the engraving on buckle, you can only find such feature on replica PAM 604. The first buckle is from ZF, the second and three are from SF. It seems that ZF version has a more refined finishing, SF added a logo on the pin. The back side of the buckle has laser engravings.

Look at the first photo, the ZF buckle has a more three-dimensional engraving.

ZF Buckle

SF Buckle

SF Buckle 2

It comes to the lume test. Here I brought the iconic PAM 111 to do a lume test with them. PAM 604 adopts sandwiched dial design, the lume effect is good. The photo below shows the lume brightness of the three watches, from left to right, it is ZF604, SF 604, Noob 111. Absolutely PAM 111 has the strongest lume, SF 604 is the next.

This test was done in the same light condition.

PAM 111 604 Lume

10 minutes later, the lume effect of ZF 604 is still the weakest. 111 is the best.

Lume After 10 Minutes

The watch weight. ZF 604 is 128g, SF is 133g.

ZF 604 Weight

SF 604 Weight

The watch diameter and thickness. ZF 604 is 50.4mm in diameter, case thickness is 16.6mm. While SF 604 is 50.9mm in diameter and 16.3mm thick. The measurement includes the crown.

ZF 604 Diameter

ZF 604 Thickness

SF 604 Diameter

SF 604 Thickness

Sapphire crystal comparison. The left 604 is ZF made, right one is made by SF. Please see the number “6” at an angle, the SF’s is distorted because the factory made the edge of the crystal too rounded.

Number 6 Under Crystal

I do not want to compare the dial of the two versions, you know, the dial is the most complicated place to replicate because there are too many letters.

The depth of the lettering is different on both PAM 604, the hand length is also not the same, both watches have a large gap in dial details when being compared with genuine.

The front case engraving, ZF did better, it is more beautiful. While the engraving appearance on SF is closer to genuine.

PAM 604 Front Case Engraving

About the engraving on left case, SF’s engraving is closer to genuine in appearance and proportion. However, in delicateness, ZF did better.

Please see the Lily icon on the center, both watches are too different from the genuine.

PAM 604 Left Case Engraving

The crown engraving, it is hard to tell, ZF uses polishing, while SF’s is matte finished.

PAM 604 Crown

Finally, the movement, The left is from ZF, right one is SF. Whether the movement plates shape or polishing, both watches are very similar. In my opinion, they are the best-looking Panerai clone movement. The power reserve can last for 5-6 days.

Clone P.3000 Manual Winding Movement

Conclusion:

About dial details, ZF makes better, the back uses sapphire crystal. While the crystal on SF is more transparent, the case engraving is closer to genuine and dial lume is stronger. Actually two PAM 604 are all good quality ones, after reading this review, I hope you can find the best one that suits yourself.

Replica Zenith Pilot Montre d’Aeronef Type 20 GMT Watch Review

Zenith Pilot Montre Type 20 Replica

I have not posted articles here for a long time, it is the end of the year, a lot of things need to be dealt with before the coming 2017, replica watches factories now are collecting advice from sellers like me, so that they could offer more good quality watches in 2017, you guys could share your opinions on replica watches by commenting on my blog, tell me which places should be improved on a specific replica watch you like, or which watch you want the factory to replicate in 2017, so I will tell the factories what you think about, because I ordered watches from them directly, they will take my advice.

Zenith Pilot Montre d'Aeronef Type 20 GMT Replica

Today, I want to introduce another Zenith watch here, I have reviewed two popular Zenith watches before, they are Ton-up and Pilot Type 20 Extra Special, this one that is going to be reviewed today is not from ZF or V6, it is manufactured by a small factory but has a good quality. Especially the blue dial, it looks very charming.

Zenith Pilot Montre d'Aeronef Type 20 GMT Blue Dial

Big size is the common feature of these Zenith watches published in recent years. Case diameter is 48mm, which is even bigger than Rolex Submariner and most other diving watches. Round case features a big crown, which is pumpkin-shaped, the big crown is so convenient for the wearer to adjust time and date by rotating. The case mainly uses screws to fix four lugs. Whole case is brushed except the polished bezel edge. Case back is locked by six screws, there is an unique aeroplane pattern that is exclusive to Zenith, actually each Zenith Pilot watch has a different engraving pattern on back.

Zenith Pilot Montre Type 20 Crown

Big dial uses four colors. The central silver hands with a red spear tip is not second hand, it is actually the GMT hand, while the second hand is running on the subdial at 9 o’clock. The dial, I think, is full of some Chinese elements, like three hands on the centre, they are more like a Chinese weapon in old times – the spear. The logo of Zenith Pilot watch, a five-pointed star, is also very special. 24-hour GMT markers are in red on track scales. Hour markers are raised from the dial and all in white color, these digital markers will emit super green light in the dark.

Zenith Pilot Montre Type 20 Case

The leather strap refers to the band design of some Panerai watches, especially the buckle, like the Pre-V buckle on some PAM models. Brown leather strap with white hand stitching is very soft, it uses genuine calf leather to make, which offers a great wearing comfort.

Zenith Pilot Montre Type 20 Caseback

Finally, the replica watch is equipped with a 23 jeweled automatic movement, it is also sold at a much cheaper price than Zenith Type 20 Extra Special replica watch, now contact us to get its price.

Zenith Pilot Montre Type 20 Star Buckle