Royal Oak must be the most popular series of Audemars Piguet, as a sports Swiss brand watch, Audemars Piguet positions Royal Oak an entry-level model among all their collections. In replica watch market, Royal Oak is also one of the best-selling watches, especially the Royal Oak 15400 made by J12 factory, it should be the best replica Audemars Piguet ever made. Today, I will introduce a good-looking Royal Oak Diver replica watch, its reference number is 15706, made by XF factory, also known as V6, which is one of the oldest watch manufacturers and as famous as Noob and ZF. This forged carbon Diver 15706 I am going to introduce today is the latest V3 edition, which is currently the best 15706 that is in stock.
Well, 15706 stands out among various Royal Oak Diver models due to its unique case material and special grain on. Perhaps many people are willing to choose the stainless steel 15703 when talking about Royal Oak Diver, but some people prefer this forged carbon model because they may like the light-weight wearing comfort. The forged carbon 15706 Diver has a 42mm case, which is not too large and can fit the wrist of most men. The forged carbon has special grains that make it look so unique, the bezel is brushed black ceramic, why did not Audemars Piguet use foreged carbon material on the bezel, if so, I will consider to buy one.
The case back is solid stainless steel, the center has a micro-sanded background with polished letterings “Royal Oak Offshore”, behind the back, it is an Asia clone ETA 2836 automatic movement, this movement is widely used in replica watches, check the movement inside, the auto rotor has the same motif as genuine Audemars Piguet Calibre, except the power reserve capacity, this clone movement does not have any other difference with original AP Calibre.
About dial, it is black and has checkers, besides the forged carbon case, another special place of the replica lies in its orange inner bezel, which could be rotated. The dial has a high legibility, besides the orange color usage on inner bezel, minute hand and second hand, the luminescence applied on the hour markers and hands also add a great readability.
About the V3, it has the following improvement:
The sapphire crystal is more clear.
The inner bezel is updated more closer to genuine.
Black checkers on the dial are closer to genuine.
The shape of the hands is molded correct.
Noob also makes this forged carbon Royal Oak Diver watch, but it is not available now. So currently this V3 edition from XF factory is the best one you can buy online.
Nowadays, more and more watch manufacturers started to produce replica Rolex watches, Noob is one of the earliest factories that made replica watches, while in recent years, GM, AR, EW and other factories also entered this field. Among these manufacturers, I think that only AR and GM have the ability to challenge the dominance of Noob, the truth is these two factires never disappont us, they are getting bigger and gathering more fans at home and abroad. Now, although Noob factory has a slower response to the market and does not unveil new models that quick like before, they are still the No. 1 factory in our market that makes the best replica Rolex. Today, I will share three new YachtMaster 116622 models they just published. Three watches are with stainless steel case and bezel, one is blue dial, the other two with grey dial.
It is the first time for Noob to make YachtMaster replica with 904L stainless steel, but this time, the movement installed in these three pieces is a clone 2824 movement, while several days ago, GM factory published the YachtMaster models with clone 3235 movement, it is a bit disappointing for us that Noob did not install a 3235 mechanism in them, but I think a 2824 machine is already enough.
Among the three watches, I like the one that features grey dial with light blue second hand. The YachtMaster is 40mm in case diameter, not too big, it is only 12.5mm thick, the watch is not only suitable for men, but also a very good timepiece for most women. The bezel is 1:1 replicated from original watch, it is bi-directional rotating, the raised markers are polished, which are contrasting with the micro-sanded bezel face. Look at the crown guards, Noob did a high quality polishing work, they are round and feel very smooth.
The dial is grey, but it has a different finish with another grey YachtMaster shown below. This grey dial has a sunray texture on the surface, the other one is micro-sanded. Look at the engraved crown logo at 12 o’clock on the inner bezel, it is just in the middle position of the triangle marker. Hands and hour markers are applied with white luminescence that will emit blue light in dark conditions.
Like the case, the bracelet is also made with 904L stainless steel, the finish is also superior. The three-link bracelet is polished on the middles, while brushed on two-side links, the contrasting effect is strong. Behind the case back, it is a clone ETA 2824 automatic movement, which is 25 jeweled and beats 28800 times per hour. Please be noted, all clone ETA movements used by replica watches do not have the same days of power reserve as genuine watch, so you need to wind it every day, especially before going to bed. The following are photos and videos of these three Yacht-Master watches.
Bronze is a tiny theme in watch industry in recent years, actually I did not like bronze watch before, because it can be oxidized easily. However, after wearing the Panerai PAM 382 for years, I seem to fall in love with the aging effect which the oxidizing case brings, the entire watch will look more masculine as time goes by, before, Panerai, Zenith and IWC had their bronze models, now I am going to introduce another bronze watch coming from Bell Ross, which is not a very popular square brand watch in our industry. Having been silent for a long time, will Bell Ross become the focus again with this new bronze watch?
The big square case is measured to be 42mm wide, and 42mm in length, while only 11mm thick. This is an 1:1 case profile from original watch, the case and bezel of this tool watch are made with bronze material, which is first used by Bell Ross I think. Nowadays, on most modern timepieces, every sign on the case makes them not only a timepiece, but as a tool or bracelet in more times. Like this Bell Ross BR03-92 Diver model, the four screws on the case corner, black engravings on the bezel and bezel lock mark, all these details decorated this watch to be a “machine”. Actually I do not like the watch in a square case, for this square 42mm BR, it is a little bigger for my small wrist.
The dial and band add score to the replica watch. High legibility is the biggest selling point, hour markers, hours hand and minutes hand are applied white, which not only forms a high contrast with the black background, but also offers a strong green lume light in all dark situations. The replica comes with a wide aged black leather strap, while I think it is a bit stiff, not very comfortable to wear, but fortunately the factory offers another pair of rubber straps for this watch, you can change the band by yourself very convenient.
The replica is sold at $358 usd, for bronze watch fans, this price is not competitive. At this price level, the Tudor Black Bay Bronzo, IWC Spitfire IW387902 and Big Pilot Bronzo are more popular. And I think it is better to get Panerai PAM 382 just need to pay dozens of dollars more.
One week ago, Noob published the V3 edition of their Super Clone Daytona, including 116500 Ceramic Black Dial and 116500 Ceramic White Dial. After the release of this V3 edition, the Daytona from Noob factory now has become a perfection. Since the usage of 904L stainless steel and development of Super Clone 4130 movement, Daytona has become the star product of Noob factory, now this perfect V3 edition is published, more and more people rush to buy it. However, are you buying the correct V3 Daytona from Noob? I mean, do you know the difference between V2 and V3? If you do not know the difference, please read this post carefully.
First, not all Daytona watches from Noob have been improved to V3 edition, as far as I know, all 116500 shipped out from the factory now have been updated to V3, but among other models such as grey ceramic and golden ones, there are also V2 edition mixed. Second, if you want to buy the right V3 edition, your watch supplier needs to know the difference, then he can pick up the right version for you, this is very important. So, here I list some important features of V3 Daytona below, after reading it, you can identify whether your Daytona is V3 or V2.
The numberals on bezel of V2 is a little white. While V3 is closer to genuine, the bezel markers are silver grey, which will not fade.
Check the letters “S” and “R” on the bezel, they are different on V2 and V3, while they look more real on V3.
The numerals on bezel of V2 is a little thick, while V3 makes them correct, in right thickness.
Check the numeral “60” on the bezel, V2’s is a bit skew.
The three small dials are also improved on V3, they look more full, the circles are not that thin on V2, besides, the color of these small dials look closer to genuine.
These five points are main difference between V2 and V3, as we can see, too much improvement has been made on the bezel, one of clients who bought the V2 edition before and said they can not find the difference with genuine, now about this V3, I believe it can satisfy everyone.
The biggest news at the beginning of October is that Noob has published their V10 Submariner, including 116610LN and 116610LV, two models are the most popular Submariner in our market. Upon V9, Noob updated a lot on this new V10 edition. I did not realize that Noob will publish the V10 edition so fast, I thought they will publish it in next years. Maybe they have already felt strong competitiveness from AR factory, if still can not bring us some big surprises, they will be completely defeated.
Back to the V10 Submariner 116610LN and 116610LV. The biggest change is made on the bezel, which Noob factory claims that is could be interchanged with the bezel of genuine Submariner. The engraved depth of the bezel markers are the same as that of genuine Submariner, besides, the Platinum tone of the bezel markers will not fade as time goes by.
About the movement, Noob offers two options, one is an Asia ETA 2836, the other is a Super Clone 3135. The latter one has the same time and date adjustment as genuine Rolex 3135 Calibre. Both have a high quality.
Please read the following specification to know both watches better, and check a lot of photos below.
Movement: Super Asia 3135/Asia ETA 2836 Automatic
Case: 40mm*13mm, Solid 904L Stainless Steel
Bezel: Uni-directional Rotating Black Ceramic, Anti-clockwise
Crystal: Sapphire with Etched Crown Logo at 6 o’clock
Dial: Black with Superlume on Hour Markers and Hands
Bracelet: Solid 904L Stainless Steel with Deployant Clasp
Water Resistant: 30m
When talking about Daytona, you guys must know Noob and AR factory, the two factories almost occupy all market share of Daytona, I also introduced Daytona watches from them before, they are really good timepieces that can even be compared with genuine. When need a Daytona, you have two choices, purchase from Noob or AR factory? Sometimes it is hard to make such a decision, today, I am willing to help you to make a right choice. After National Day holiday, I write this guide will help you pick a better Daytona replica watch between Noob and AR factory.
Both Noob and AR factory almost have the same collection of Daytona models, here I will take Daytona 116500 for example, currently it is the most popular Daytona replica watch, every body wants to own one.
Both Noob and AR factory are good. Some people said that the quality of 904L stainless steel used on ARF Daytona is better than that of Noob Daytona, this is not true, I think the quality of their 904L stainless steel material is the same. In earlier editions of Noob Daytona, the quality of 904L stainless steel is indeed not as good as that of ARF Daytona, but in the latest V3 edition which Noob factory just pulished, the quality is good, just the same as genuine. AR factory has always been proud of their case finish, but in the V3 Daytona from Noob, the case finish has reached the level of ARF Daytona. By the way, the case thickness of Daytona from Noob is more accurate, it is 12.5mm, genuine watch is 12.3mm, while ARF Daytona is 13mm.
I vote for AR factory. Actually both factories have flaws on the ceramic bezel. First, Noob makes the bezel markers in correct thickness, while they are a little thick on the bezel of ARF Daytona. Second, on some markers of Noob, the coating will fade, but this will not happen on ARF Daytona.
Noob is better. In my previous posts, I said more than once that replica watches made by Noob are famous for their exquisite dial details, so are Noob Daytonas. On the dial of ARF Daytona, there is a big flaw, that’s the small dials at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock, they have no function, which means the small hands in the two subdials are fixed, they do not move, even you start the chronograph, only the central seconds-chronograph hand works.
ARF Daytona is better. Both use 904L stainless steel, but AR factory has a better finish, especially the polishing on the corners, you can feel by your hands, the ARF Daytona is much better. AR factory has always focused on the polishing work of the case and bracelet, if you care the texture of bracelet too much, then it is a right choice to choose a Daytona from AR factory.
I vote for Noob. Both factories use 4130 movement, some people said that ARF 4130 is more stable, that’s not true now. I have two clients who bought Daytona watches from Noob in last year, now their watches still work well, very accurate. Noob 4130 movement has a full functional chronograph, while ARF Daytona does not have. About 4130 movement from both factories, if you do not use the chronograph too often, then the movement should be very stable.
About the replica of Daytona 116500, as there is the newest V3 edition, and Noob has made a lot of effort in improving the case finish and movement stability, now is is really better than ARF 116500, also the price is also much higher.
Now I am very sure that VS factory makes the best replica Omega watches, they also have the most complete collection, the last picture shows all Omega models available by VS factory. The development of replica watches industry is rapid in recent two years, better materials and closer movements. So, the prices of these replica watches are much higher than before. However, although some factories now use better materials and movement in their replica watches, they do not produce watches that meet their high prices. Take Noob for example, they always claimed that their watches are closest to genuine, but they made too much modification on the movement and ignored the stability of the original movement, so even the replica watches they produced look very close to genuine, but sometimes they are not stable and easily have issues. Like the GMT-Master from Noob. So, I want to say that sometimes not the most expensive watches are good for you, you need to find the right one.
Back to this VS factory Omega watch. I not not remember that any other factories make good quality replica Omega watches except VS factory. Oh, I almost forgot, Noob made one Omega Planet Ocean Liquidmetal replica watch several years ago, but that’s the only Omega watch they have ever made. Compared with other Omega Planet Ocean, this one has a special bezel that is in black and white color, I think this is the biggest difference between this Planet Ocean and others. We also call this ceramic black and white bezel “Tai Chi” bezel.
The dial is black ceramic, it is a GMT watch so there is an extra hand for GMT display on the dial. Please notice, the silver hand with arrow tip that is pointing at 5 o’clock is the GMT hand. The black dial looks clean, it is the style I like, central hands are made with stainless steel, they are delicately made with multi cutting faces, so each hand has a strong three-dimensional visual effect. About the dial lume, except the green lume on minute hand, the lume light on other hands and hour markers looks blue. However, if the watch has a full black ceramic bezel, I will like it more.
The bracelet is made of 316F stainless steel, it is fully brushed with every piece of links finished perfectly. By the way, through the sapphire crystal back, you can see the movement machine parts clearly. It is a clone 8906 movement, with decorated Platinum plated movement plates and auto rotor, the balance wheel is also black like original movement, so this clone 8906 is the movement that looks closest to original Omega 8906.
There are other details on the replica watch that are finished to be perfect, you will feel excited if you check these subtle details carefully.
Like the black Submariner 116610LN, 116610LV is also very popular among Rolex watch fans in various watch forums, both 116610LN and 116610LV are the Rolex watches that are mostly replicated by a lot of factories in Chinese market, in my memory, these factories are BP, J12, ARF, Noob, V9, ZZF, KSF, DJF, etc, I can not even count. However, among so many factories, their quality is different, so the price is different. Today, I will take Submariner 116610LV for an example, and picked up two best replicas to make a comparison review, hope you can learn something that will help you to make decision when need to buy one.
About two best replicas of Submariner 116610LV, one is made by Noob, its latest version is V9, the other is made by AR factory, the latest version is V2. In their 116610LV, both Noob and AR can install Asia clone 3135 and Asia clone ETA movement in it, today, I will choose the model with Asia clone ETA movement to make this comparison.
I got both watches before, and I think AR makes a better case. When I first got the ARF 116610LV on hand, I loved it, simply speaking, it gives me a genuine feeling. You know, I am not a watch expert and I will not make a very detailed and close comparsion between a replica and genuine, so the first feeling a replica watch gives me is very important. Although both Noob and AR factory make Green Submariner 116610LV with 904L stainless steel, and the case thickness is also the same, which is 13mm, but the case finish of AR is better than Noob, I also feel more comfortable when wearing the ARF 116610LV.
The bezel of ARF 116610LV is better. First, both Noob and AR factory use green ceramic insert on the bezel, the green color used by both factory is very close to that of genuine watch. However, the polishing of the bezel is better on AR factory, and there is no gap between the bezel and case, on some V9 models Noob factory published, there is tiny gap existing, hope they can improve this flaw next time. Finally, the luminous coating on bezel markers has a platinum color tone like genuine on both Noob and ARF.
Both Noob and ARF have their own advantages on the green dial. The white printings on Noob are more accurate than ARF, after all Noob has upgraded this replica to V9 edition, every time when they upgraded this watch, the dial printings could be improved. About the date window, AR has a more neat date font, when you first see it, you will choose AR, however, if you carefully with genuine, Noob has a correct date font. At last, about the hands, Noob makes them with iron, and the iron sheet is very thin, while AR makes them with stainless steel, so, whether in material or finish, the hands of AR are better than Noob.
Both Noob and AR factories make dial lume correct.
On the ARF V2 Edition 116610LV, the bracelet finish has been completed to be perfect, it can be even exchanged with genuine watch. Although being made with 904L stainless steel both in Noob and ARF, but Noob can not achieve such a high quality level in bracelet finish. On every piece of 116610LV Submariner AR factory has published, the bracelet fits case perfectly and no gap, but the gap between case and bracelet may exist on some pieces of Noob 116610LV.
In Noob 116610LV, the movement is an Asia ETA 2836 automatic, which is fully gold plated, while in ARF 116610LV, the movement is Asia ETA 2824-2 automatic, actually both movements are made in China, the stabality and accuracy are good, can not be compared. While Noob offers a super clone 3135 movement option for this watch, this movement makes the watch have the same time and date adjustment like genuine, I think this is the only advantage of Noob 116610LV, but I do not recommend my clients to buy Noob Submariner with Super Clone 3135 movement, because this movement has a high repair rate.
Like genuine watch, AR factory will offer one plastic box for their Rolex including this Submariner 116610LV, while Noob does not have it.
Absolutely AR factory does better in quality check. In watch quality check before out of factory, Noob is not that strict like before. Now, many customers in forums like repgeek and replica-watch complained that their Submariners have problems after receiving the package within one week, they complained that the bracelet broke from the point that connects the case, lume coating on bezel markers falls off, etc., these complaints are true, while in all my clients who have bought the Submariner 116610LV from AR factory, no complaint ultill now.
I do not know how is the after-sale service of AR factory, but Noob’s is very bad. In July, one of my clients sent one watch back to Noob for repairing, he waited almost one and half month for the factory to fix it, I must say that the repairing of Noob is too slow.
Both factories have their own advantages, but for beginners, I recommend ARF 116610LV more, because the first feeling it gives to you is more real, the quality and texture of the watch is super. I did not say bad things about Noob, they are a big factory, I have to admit, but if they can not do a better customers service and quality check, I think they will be very difficult to keep the pace with AR factory.
AR Submariner 116610LV photos below:
Noob Submariner 116610LV photos below:
Video comparison between Noob 116610LV and ARF 116610LV:
Today, I was just back from our traditional Mid-Autumn Festival, it is time to share the latest news in our watch industry, within these days, there were a lot of new watches published in our market. For example, Noob published Super Clone 4130 Daytona V3 edition and GMT-Master II 126710 Blue/Red, OM factory unveiled a lot of Audemars Piguet Royal Oak watches, VS factory made some stunning Omega Seamaster watches, etc. Among these new watches, the most attractive should belong to the GMT-Master II made by Noob factory.
At the beginning of 2019, Noob only published one Rolex GMT-Master II, that is Blue/Black 116710BLNR, that is the only one GMT-Master II from Noob made with 904L stainless steel. After that, Noob put their emphasis on Daytona watches, in September, the Daytona products with 904L stainless steel and Super Clone 4130 movement have been upgraded to V3 edition, we must admit that currently Noob factory has the best replica Daytona. However, in researching and developing other Rolex models, especially GMT-Master II, Noob has fallen behind other factories like GMF. However, the 126710 Blue/Red GMT II which Noob just published saved face for them.
In the past several years, Rolex GMT-Master Batman 116710BLNR has always been the most popular GMT watch. Till 2019, a lot of new Rolex GMT-Master II models were published, there were also a lot of factories manufacturing GMT-Master II, however, among so many watch manufacturers, no one is able to make them with 904L stainless steel and the same Rolex movement at the same time, except Noob. So, even you need to wait for a bit longer to get your ordered watches from Noob, sometimes it is worth to wait.
Now, back to the review of this GMT-Master II, like other GMT-Master II from Rolex, this one is also measured to be 40mm in case diameter, the case thickness is 12.5mm. Both case and jubilee bracelet are made of 904L stainless steel, the bezel uses high quality ceramic material, it is in blue/red color, actually the red looks like brown, the bezel markers have platinum coating that will never fade. About movement, Noob installed a clone 3285 in this replica Rolex GMT, this is the first 3285 movement in our market that has correct hand stack and adjustable hour hand, its functions are completely the same as genuine Rolex 3285.
Noob’s Rolex products are in good quality, some models represent the highest watch-making level in our market, some models have become the legend, for example, the black Submariner 116610LN. About this GMT-Master, if you pursue perfection in case design, dial details and even movement function, then choose from Noob. However, as I said before, the GMT-Master with Super Clone movement from Noob is not that stable, my clients who bought Noob GMT-Master before now all had some issues on their watches, what I want to say is that Noob still has not developed one movement for GMT-Master that is as stable as the Super Clone 4130 for their Daytona products.
Till today, I have written a lot of watches reviews that almost cover each Swiss brand, among them, I liked Panerai most in the past, but after reviewing these watches, it seems like I have been tired of seeing their round case, and in recent weeks, I found Hublot is more interesting, its porthole-shaped case attracted me deeply in recent days, with rubber band, although Hublot Big Bang has a big 44mm case, it can still fit my thin wrist perfectly.
The Hublot replica watch is made by V6 factory, it is a full black Big Bang from Hublot, an old model, I did not introduce this Hublot before, but I found it is still attractive, maybe some people are interested in such full black Hublot watch, which looks very cool. This Big Bang is the most classic model that can show the fusion watch-making concept of Hublot, because the watch is made of three different materials at least.
First, the 44mm case uses black ceramic, actually only the four lugs are made with black ceramic that is polished, while the middle part of the case is brushed stainless steel. The bezel is full Titanium made, stainless steel scews on the bezel with polished face. Please check the back, you can see engravings of “Ceramic”, “Titanium” and Hublot Logo on the connector of case and band.
The dial is well done and shows good hierarchy that you can only see on a good replica watch. The black dial base plate meets the black color of ceramic case and rubber strap, while these three-dimensional hour markers in stainless steel tone exactly echo with the Titanium color tone of bezel. Every small dial is not only finished delicately, but also can work like originals of Hublot Big Bang. The date window is opened at 4:30, it has correct construction and font thickness, white font color also increases the visibility of the whole black dial.
At last, the replica Hublot is installed with an Asia Valjoux 7750 movement, it is actually a common Chinese chronograph movement that has been widely used in replica watches industry, however, the movement has a considerable stability, besides, V6 factory makes correct decoration on movement plates and auto rotor. We call such decorated movement clone HUB4100. Actually such type of clone movement is greatly different from the the P.9000 developed by VS factory. The former is just added with correct decoration of genuine HUB4100, while the clone P.9000 is independently developed by VS factory according to Panerai P.9000 Calibre, while due to technical limitation, it is impossible for a watch manufacturer to develop a super clone HUB4100, so the factory can only achieve this level by adding some decorated plates.
About this Hublot replica watch, it has a good quality, maybe very close to the Classic Fusion made by WWF and F16. For chronograph models, Hublot Big Bang is also one of the watches I recommend.