Among all models Panerai has published in recent years, PAM 687 is very outstanding. It is a vintage PAM that was made to pay tribute to Radiomir 3646, which was made for the Italian Navy in the 1930s. At that time, Panerai manufactured several Radiomir watches with unique 12-sided bezel that has engravings of “OFFICINE PANERAI BREVETTATO”, which mean Panerai patented.
Like genuine PAM 687, this replica has been integrated with a lot of vintage elements. Let us look at its case first, this 47mm case is big, but it is only 12.5mm thick because the watch is equipped with an manual winding movement. Radiomir is the earliest diving watch Panerai made for the Italian Navy, now this PAM 687 used the same cushion-shaped Radiomir case, 12-sided bezel is like the case back of modern Panerai. On the case, every corner is smoothly polished, there are removable wire lugs.
The dial reflects the essence of this vintage PAM. First, it uses a gradual brown color, which looks like being oxidized and faded. The sandwiched dial has cream yellow luminous material applied on the bottom plate, the hour markers that include digits 3, 6, 9 and 12 are skeletonized. Two hands on the center of the dial, this is also one of the iconic features on vintage Panerai Radiomir watches. The hands have golden edge, which is perfectly in line with the brown color of the main dial. PAM 685 is also such a type of vintage Radiomir, but it has a black dial.
About the movement, ZF factory put a Super Clone P.3000 inside the replica, which is a manual winding movement and beats 21600 times per hour. The inside mechanism could be appreciated through crystal case back. The best and most stable P.3000 used in replica Panerai watches is made by ZF, look at the jewels’ color, it is very close to genuine, the balance wheel is also set in a right position, the golden balance wheel features original shock absorber and its bridge has two ends fixed on the base plate, which greatly improves the stability of the whole movement.
The band is distressed look, it is in brown color, very close to the faded brown tone on dial. There is the classic OP Logo on each pair of the leather band. Polished buckle is Pre-V style with “PANERAI” engraving in same depth as genuine watch. By the way, the replica watch has been tested 30m waterproof.
After reading the review, have you known how many vintage features used by this Radiomir PAM 687?
Panerai has their own characteristics, except the big dial, you will also have a deep memory of its crown bridge even you are not familiar with this brand. PAM 127 is a limited edtion model in Panerai family. Domed sapphire crystal, cushion-shaped Luminor case, flat and wide bezel, crown bridge, golden hands, you can find all these classic Panerai’s features on this PAM 127. In our market, two factories have replicated PAM 127, they are Noob and ZF. Today, I will introduce the latest version of replica PAM 127 made by Noob, I think it is the best PAM 127. However, the one from ZF is also good, but I love the Noob PAM 127 more because Noob has a much richer experience in manufacturing 1:1 high end replica watches.
There are two difficulties in replicating Panerai PAM 127. First, the domed or bubble crystal. Two or three years ago, those PAM 127 replicas in our market did not have the correct domed sapphire crystal, some used flat sapphire crystal, the others featured a domed mineral crystal, not sapphire. So, along with the rapid development of watch-making technology, Noob factory is able to make this correct domed bubble crystal on PAM 127, the crystal is not only sapphire, but also has the right domed shape. The crystal on this Noob replica PAM 127 is in a perfect condition, it is highly transparent, besides, check the dial carefully from different angles, the Arabic numerals of 3, 6, 9 and 12 will not deform and disconnect. None of other factories could make such a perfect domed crystal, except Noob.
The second challenge in making this Panerai replica watch lies in the movement because PAM 127 has a see-through crystal case back. If the movement would not be cloned to be exactly the same as genuine, it is easy for some people to find that you are wearing a fake watch. However, Noob has made four times of improvement on the Asian ETA 6497 movement on this PAM 127, to ensure it has a very close outlook to genuine and could work accurate. I posted several movement photos below, after seeing the perfect decoration on movement plates, are you still able to find flaws that distinguish it from genuine? Actually, I can’t. Steel gears have exquisite sun-ray polishing, two important components Y-Incabloc Shock Protection System and Swan Neck Regulator are directly imported from the Switzerland. Although the movement is a clone ETA 6497, it has extremely high accuracy and stability.
If you love big watches and want to get your first replica watch, please think about PAM 127. It could be more suitable to become your entry-level Panerai watch than PAM 111 or 005. The 3-6-9-12 black sandwiched dial is very classic and has a strong Swiss lume on hour markers and hands, golden hands exactly match with the brown color of leather band. Besides the crystal and movement, there are also a lot of other things worth being talked about, but I do not want to write too much here, the photos say everything. Please check its specification at last.
Movement: Asian ETA 6497 Manual Winding Movement, 21600BPH, Swan Neck Regulator, Y-Incabloc Shock Protection System
Case: 47mm*17.5mm, 316L Stainless Steel
Crystal: High Quality Dome Sapphire with Colorless AR Coating
Dial: Black Sandwiched Dial with Swiss Superlume Applied on Markers and Hands
Bracelet: Brown Leather Strap with Pre-V Buckle
Water Resistant: 50m
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PAM 441 is one of the best-selling Panerai replica watches, it is loved by a lot of watch fans, in genuine watch market, PAM 441 is sold at a sky high price, so a lot of people turn to the help of replica. However, with the development of replica watches industry, the clone of Panerai PAM 441 Ceramica has passed through several stages. The replica Panerai PAM 441 produced in each stage has different quality level. Now, this V2 edition published by KW factory is the best one currently. But its price is also a bit higher than that of other versions, if you read the following article, you will find it is very worth to spend one hundred dollars more to buy a better replica watch.
KW factory made one important change on this V2 replica Panerai PAM 441, that’s the movement. Not like PAM 441 replica made before, this one is equipped with a Super Clone P.9001 that is not based on any Chinese movement, it was completely custom made by KW factory that features the same movement plates and decoration as genuine Panerai P.9001 Caliber. Because PAM 441 has a see-through crystal back, the movement must be cloned to be 100% correct so that it could not be esaily identified as a fake, this is a big challenge for KW factory, and fortunately this Super Clone P.9001 has reached a high imitation level. Check movement photo below, the balance wheel is positioned at 7 o’clock, genuine P.9001 also has balance wheel set at 7 o’clock. Compared with previous versions that set balance wheel at 6 or 10 o’clock, this V2 PAM 441 completely solved its movement appearance defect, improved movement stability and accuracy. Besides, every piece of Super Clone P.9001 movement has passed through several tests from production to assembly, its daily error is controled within 8 seconds, you know, for a standard Swiss watch, the movement inaccuracy is within 15 seconds.
About functions on this V2 replica PAM 441, now its hour hand could be independently adjusted, date could only be adjusted by hour hand, GMT function is real and correct, it is 12-hour, not 24-hour. In a word, with such a brand-new Super Clone P.9001 movement, the functions of the replica are made to be completely the same as genuine. If you need a Panerai replica watch with correct GMT function like genuine, then currently only V2 PAM 441 can fulfill your need.
Case is brushed black ceramic, it is 44mm in diameer and 18mm thick. Bezel is also ceramic and removable, you need to screw it back tightly after taking the bezel off. Crystal face uses dome-shaped sapphire, which has a good transparence and reflection. The quality of sapphire crystal used on case back is better. Check each watch part on this replica, they are 1:1 replicated according to genuine watch parts, and could be interchanged.
Sandwiched dial is in black. The bottom plate is fully applied white Superluminova C3, the upper skeleton hour markers will emit green light in the dark, so do the hands. About watch band, it is Panerai’s iconic brown ASSO leather strap, while KW also offers a free black rubber strap for it. The brown ASSO leather band has aging treatment on outside and looks tough, while its leather on back side is soft and feels comfortalbe when being worn on your wrist. The buckle on the band is Pre-V style. Now, this is the end of review about the latest V2 PAM 441 replica Panerai, hope you like it.