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.

Some things need to be clarified

In this month, some clients ordered several watches from me, about their orders, I did not reply them timely, so some of them thought that I was not real, actually I was very busy in these days and their watches have been ordered from the factories, because it is the end of the year, the factories need more time than usual to process the orders, so the watches they ordered have a delay in shipping from the factory to my place. Here, I must make an apology to you guys, especially John Yestrebsky and Jaye, sorry for my late reply to your email message and the delay for delivery, really sorry about that, but I promise, the watch you ordered from me is absolutely the best one in the market, and surely I will ship them to you. A few days ago, John Yestrebsky received his watch and shared his feedback here:

12/21/2016

Karren,

I received my watch today via DHL. I am so pleased and happy. It is top quality as described. It was packaged very safely!

I was not patient with you and became paranoid and thought I was scammed. I reached out to a few people and told them I thought I was scammed. I was not! I apologize.

I now understand that quality takes time and this is what I have from you. I recommend anyone to buy from you. I will buy more watches again. So beautiful and good service. I am sorry I doubted you. I am a happy believer in you and your products.

I am sorry again if I caused you any problems.

John Yestrebsky
Indiana, USA

DHL Package

Steel 007 Watch on Desk

Steel 007 with Nato Strap

Happy Customer Review

For years I have been looking forward to purchase the watch of my dreams till I came to know karen. I was impressed how detailed the review she does in the blog. I was honestly sckeptical as a first timer. I had to read all the posts over & over until i felt confident.

After few days I decided to send money.

3-4weeks of waiting (due to hiccup on transit) Atlas! the timepiece of my dreams has finally on my hands. couldnt be more happier.

Impression

Pam 441 v3 she sent me can be mistaken as gen from every aspect. Detail was sureal & movement was purely accurate.

Although 1 neat improvment would be the “second” hand should be going back to 0 when time is being set.

All in all I am a very pleased. For those in doubt i can vouch for Karen. shes a real deal.

I am looking forward to my next time piece!

PAM 441 Wrist Photo

PAM 441 Wrist Photo 2

PAM 441 Watch

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

Top 10 Best-selling Replica Watches in 2016

It is nearly the end of year 2016, now it is time for me to sum up the best-selling ten replica watches in 2016. Every one has a different top 10 in their mind, yes, this top 10 list is the best-selling ten watches on my blog at wristwatchspot.com. Here the list includes popular Rolex and Panerai, as well as vintage Daytona Paul Newman. The common feature of these replicas is that they are all made by famous watch factories in our market, there are five Rolex models in this top 10 list because Rolex is the hottest brand both in genuine and replica watch world. Here I will explain why these ten watches are sold so well, I will briefly tell you the biggest selling point of each replica in the following article.

1. Omega Seamaster 007 Spectre

007 Spectre is our best seller, I gave a detailed review at http://www.wristwatchspot.com/2016/01/20/replica-omega-seamaster-300-spectre-james-bond-007-vintage-watch-from-kw-factory/. There were more than 20 blog readers who saw this review asked me how to buy this replica, this blog post is also my mostly read article, many watch fans shown a great interest in this replica watch, I also have contacted with each of you guys who left comments, and I sold about 10 pieces of it each month. Omega 007 Spectre was made by KW factory, also known as V6, it is a big factory specilizes in manufacturing 1:1 Omega and PAM replicas, this Omega Spectre replica actually had a very low repairing rate, few customers who bought this replica returned it to me because of quality problem. The biggest selling point that makes Spectre the No. 1 in this top 10 list lies in its accurate Miyota 8215 movemen, and there will be an extra stainless steel bracelet shipped along with the watch for free.

Omega Seamaster Spectre 007 Replica with Nato Strap

Omega 007 Clone 8400 Movement

2. Rolex Submariner 116610LN

Black Sub 116610LN Date occupies the second position. At the beginning of 2016, Noob factory published V6S of 116610LN, now the latest version is V7, which was just upgraded with all details ,closest to genuine. The watch is very heavy because it has a similar weight to genuine. Bezel engraving and dial lume are exactly the same. The biggest improvement of V7 is the clasp, it is correct polishing rather than sand finish. This replica also has a version with super clone 3135 movement, but I think 2836 is enough because it is accurate and stable.

Best Rolex Black Submariner 116610LN Replica

Best Rolex Black Submariner 116610LN Replica 1

Best Rolex Black Submariner 116610LN Replica 2

Best Rolex Black Submariner 116610LN Replica Clasp

3. Rolex Daytona Paul Newman Vintage

At the beginning of writing this blog, vintage watch is the main theme, I had always been searching for the best vintage Rolex and Panerai replicas to share reviews of them with you guys. The following Daytona Paul Newman 6241 is the best-selling one among all vintage watches reviewed on my blog. The main dial is in cream white color, the movement inside is manual winding, do not wind it too tight each time.

Rolex Daytona Paul Newman 6241 Replica Watch

Rolex Daytona Paul Newman 6241 Replica Watch 1

Rolex Daytona Paul Newman 6241 Replica Watch 2

4. PAM 438 Ceramica

The fourth one is Panerai PAM 438. There are V6, Z and S factories manufacturing PAM 438 replica, absolutely the best one is made by V6 factory, its version also comes to V4. This replica uses a full metallic black ceramic material, other cheap replica PAM 438 uses black DLC not genuine ceramic. The movement is a clone P.9001 that is modified from Shanghai 7750. The front and back crystal all use anti-scratch sapphire with colorless anti-reflective coating. The GMT function is working, just the same as genuine PAM 438.

PAM 438 Full Black Ceramic Watch

PAM 438 P.9001 Clone

5. Rolex Daytona SS

There are Noob, BP and J12 factories manufacturing this replica Daytona, but the best one I think is made by Noob factory, that is the one in the following. The dial is black with red hands, the replica runs a small second hand on the subdial at 6, chronograph is fully working, big red hand on the centre is very obvious. From Noob, I recommend the Daytona to you, but the same watch from J12 is also very good, even I think J12 does a better polishing on case and bracelet.

Rolex Stainless Steel Daytona Watch

Rolex Stainless Steel Daytona Watch 1

Rolex Stainless Steel Daytona Watch 2

6. Hublot Big Bang

Hublot is selling well all over the world and their replicas are also the hottest models. The following Hubot Big Bang replica uses the best movement, which is a clone HUB4100, the auto rotor and movement plates are modified to the outlook of genuine HUB4100. Black ceramic used on the bezel is the second selling point of this replica. There are woven patterns on black dial, small second hand is applied white luminescence and runs on subdial at 9. All hour markers are in 3D silver tone. The black rubber strap is soft but durable, it does not have a bad smell. A lot of people asked me the price of this Hublot but they finally turned to other replicas because the price for HUB4100 replica is a little expensive, because it is more cost-efficient to spend $438 usd on a super replica Rolex rather than a HUBLOT.

Hublot Big Bang Steel Rubber Replica

Hublot Big Bang Steel Rubber Replica 1

Hublot Big Bang Steel Rubber Replica 2

7. DEEPSEA D-Blue

Like Black Sub 116610LN, this DEEPSEA D-Blue 116660 is made by Noob factory and now its version comes to V7, replicas always need to be improved because our customers have always been looking for the perfect ones. So, maybe there will be V8, V9 or even V10 of 116660 in 2017. However, the following one is really great, the gradual blue-to-black dial symbolizes the eternal pursuit of Rolex to deep sea. The crown is screw-in and could be tightly locked, Titanium case back also has the same locking system as genuine, so this replica has a good water resistance, which is nearly 100 meters that have been tested in factory. For people who pursue perfection, there is also a genuine ETA 2836 movement option for this replica. I sold two pieces of DEEPSEA D-Blue watch in this month, they were bought by one my Lithuanian client.

Rolex Deepsea Sea-Dweller D-Blue Noob Replica

Rolex Deepsea Sea-Dweller D-Blue Noob Replica 1

Rolex Deepsea Sea-Dweller D-Blue Noob Replica 2

8. IWC Big Pilot IW500908

The eighth watch is famous IWC Big Pilot Le Petit Prince. It has several models because of different dial color, but the most attractive one is this blue dial version. 7-day power reserve is real because it uses a Sea-Gull automatic movement with real power reserve feature. Blue dial is very charming. The big crown is very easy for you to operate. The case diameter is up to 46mm, so the big dial looks very comfortable, it is not like other watches with a complicated dial that features all details in a compact way, the dial of Big Pilot Le Petit Prince is big, large hour markers and slender hands are very convenient for you to read the time.

IWC Big Pilot IW500908 Replica Watch

IWC Big Pilot IW500908 Replica Watch 1

IWC Big Pilot IW500908 Replica Watch 2

9. Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711

Patek Philippe Nautilus is also the watch which factory has always been focusing on improvement. Now it is the V4 version of this Nautilus 5711. The replica uses 316L stainless steel that is directly imported from Germany. The case diameter is 40mm, not very big and just a good size for all men’s wrist. The movement is Clone Cal. 324, which is modified on basis of Miyota 9015, that’s the best selling point of this replica. Because I think this Japanese movement is more accurate and stable than other clone movements.

Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711 Blue Dial

Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711 Blue Dial 1

Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711 Blue Dial 2

10. Rolex YachtMaster II 116680

The most beautiful YachtMaster II in my opinion, a lot of clients bought it only because of its fresh blue color on bezel and dial. Nowadays, the design of new YachtMaster II has taken too much consideration of material and movement technology, so I think Rolex forgot to keep the original outlook design of YachtMaster II. In my memory, the blue color is the only thing that makes me remember this watch is a YachtMaster II. Because of movement difference, the red triangle hand on the centre is not working, however, the replica watch features a fully working chronograph.

Rolex YachtMaster 2 Steel Watch Replica

Rolex YachtMaster 2 Steel Watch Replica 1

Rolex YachtMaster 2 Steel Watch Replica 2