We know the best-selling replica of Patek Philippe is Nautilus 5711, whether made by PPF or 3KF, they are all good quality. 5711 is the basic model of Patek Philippe, while some people have already asked me about the complicated models such as 5726, 5740 and 5980, these models are made by PPF, TW or GR in our market, but they have major differences from the genuines, for the Nautilus Chrono Date 5980 I am going to review today, I do not suggest people buy, it is a good replica watch with good case and bracelet finish, the chronograph function is also real, but being compared with genuine, there are too much difference.
For this replica Patek Philippe Nautilus 5980, even made by PPF, I do not recommend it, there is a big difference in function, let’s talk about this first. The replica has a subdial at 6 o’clock, the small hand with a red tip is the small seconds hand of the replica watch, it is moving, the other small hand is fixed. On genuine watch, both small hands on the 6:00 subdial do not move if the chronograph is not activated, both small hands are used for minute-chronograph display and hour-chronograph display. So, if you buy this replica, your friend will easily tell it is a fake because of the moving small hand at 6 o’clock. We can say the genuine watch does not have a second hand, but some people said that the central chronograph hand can also be used as a second hand on the genuine watch, however on the replica, you can not let the chronograph be running all the time, or the movement will have issues immediately. On the replica, the hands and date can be adjusted through the crown, which is screwed down to provide water resistance.
The replica is manufactured very well, while the case is a little thick, case diameter is correct, it is 40mm, I have measured the thickness, it is about 14.2mm, genuine watch is only 12.2mm, about 2mm thicker than the genuine. About the dial color on the replica, it is very close to the blue on genuine watch, the dark blue in the middle to black at the periphery. Currently PPF has made three models for this watch, the white, black and this blue one. In a word, it is a good replica with good finish on the case and bracelet, but function is a big difference.