As we all know that IWC Mark series is one of the best replica watches in market. It is made by some large factories like ZF, MK and V6. MK makes the best IWC Mark fake watches among these three factories. However, with the fast development of watch-making technology, these factories learn technique from each other, so the difference of these watches made by each factory is getting smaller and smaller. Like this IWC Mark XVII watch, it is a Le Petit Prince special edition, actually MK factory published one before, the quality is good, now this one is made by V6 factory, which has been very well-known for manufacturing nice quality PAMs. Mark XVII Le Petit Prince is like a blue wizard in the all dark forest, genuine watch is too expensive while such so simple watch could be made 100% the same as genuine, so why not spend less on a high quality replica, I am sure that the sales person in a boutique is not able to identify it is a fake watch. By the way, MK version is much more expensive because it is produced with a genuine ETA 2892, while this one made by V6 features an Asian clone ETA 2892 movement, but the accuracy and stability are still guaranteed.
The watch looks harmonious as a whole. I like simple watch, the black leather band, steel case and the blue dial, which all give me a fresh and comfortable feeling. First, the brushed stainless steel case is measured to be 41mm in diameter, and this case size has already been very suitable for men who like bigger watches. The case is molded from one piece of stainless steel material, and it is molded according to genuine case because the factory has bought real IWC Mark XVII Le Petit Prince to research. 1:1 case construction, the diameter, thickness, the length between lugs and arc design are all perfect. On case back, the Le Petit Prince patterns and lettering engravings look very elegant. The back design is screwed down with gasket to guarantee the best water resistance.
The blue dial is really gorgeous. A very elegant design I like, three hand with luminous hour and minute hands, second hand features a shooting star end, other Mark series replica watches do not have this feature. The big triangle at 12 o’clock is the icon of IWC Mark series. White markers on blue background make the dial highly readable. A fan-shaped date window at 3 o’clock has black date font in white background, the left white triangle is pointing at current date. Anyway, I like this type of dial because no complicated decoration, it is easy for the factory to replicate a simple dial, so the replica will look closer to genuine watch.
As for the band, it is brown, not black or grey. It is made of genuine calf leather, soft and durable. The buckle really shows the progress of watch-making technology. It uses brushing and polishing, so every corner is polished well and gives a very angular feeling. In conclusion, from outside case to inner mechanism, the fake IWC is good a high end replica that will be perfectly suitable for men who need a timer in formal occasions. By the way, the steel bracelet is also available.
I wrote a little while ago about a replica Radiomir 3 Days Acciaio, one that simply blew me away. It was an all black Ceramica that instantly made it to my top 5 Panerai replica watches. You may wonder what does that have to do with this post… Well, I’m a big, big Panerai fan and of course I added a new one to my collection, one that will be the star of this photo review.
Not merely it’s been three months since the last Panerai replica review on my blog (a Panerai ceramic replica), but it’s been over a month since the last time I reviewed a watch on my blog. So, with a little help from my cousin, I’m happy to bring you a new version of my video reviews, crisp and modern, more dynamic but I won’t spoil it, I’ll let you guys see for yourselves.
Anyway, I kept postponing because I’ve been working on the blog, I want to change a few thing here and there, especially on the videos. And no, it’s not a Panerai Luminor replica – it’s the Panerai Radiomir 3 Days Acciaio aka Radiomir Firenze aka PAM 604. Oh, and I have a bit of a surprise for you guys. I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve gotten tired of the same white background and after I’ve been looking back through them, I found the videos well… not boring but I felt there’s room for improvement. If I remember well, it was a champagne dial Day Date with a little bling on the side. But enough chit chat, let’s have a look at this awesome Panerai watch replica.
The stunningly engraved stainless steel case looks adds a vintage touch to the whole design, but hey, that’s what Radiomirs are all about. Although I’m quite sure that the engraving wasn’t done by hand, the end result is impressing. Ultimately, it’s part of the whole vintage charm that this timepiece oozes. If we were to put Panerai replica vs original side by side, there actually isn’t much difference to be honest.
Panerai Replica Movement
This is one of the things that set apart a Panerai watch replica from all others – the movements. As I said in the beginning of this post, not merely does the PAM 604 cost around 20K, which is about three times more than the Panerai Luminor Arktos price, but you have to fly over to Italy to get it. Whether it’s hand-wound or kinetic, they’re all awesome to look at through the back case (where that’s possible), being small works of art in their own right. The genuinely is done completely by hand, thus you’d expect some rough edges here and there.
Well, the verdict is that this is a cool, truly one of a kind Panerai watch replica and even if it’s not exactly your kind of watch, I think one must give credit where credit is due and this baby deserves it. This Radiomir Firenze clearly is one of the coolest watches out there, on par with the black Panerai Ceramica replica I reviewed here, which is perhaps the coolest Panerai Luminor replica out there.
Just like many don’t know how to spot a fake Panerai Luminor because most replicas do a great job at cloning every detail right, I think is just as hard as being called out with a fake with this baby. And the Japanese movement that powers this baby is no different. It keeps perfect time and the power reserve lasts easily over a day. Not many get to see one, as opposed to your average Panerai Luminor Marina replica which again, not easy to spot as a fake if you don’t know exactly where to look at.
Ultimately, I have no reason not to be satisfied. Awesome looking case, great feeling leather strap and one of the best movements’ automatic movements I’ve seen lately. Even if you’re not the greatest admirer of the brand, the replica Radiomir 3 Days Acciaio is perhaps the best place to start because at just 42mm, it sits well on any kind of wrist. That being said let me know how you like it in the comments section below.
Do you think that I made the right decision or did I commit sacrilege? Or both? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. But I wear it with pleasure; it is a great conversation starter and it is a damn good-looking, kick-ass watch. The watch was cool, definitely very cool. It was exactly everything I was expecting and even more. I wore the watch, I wore it quite a lot during that summer. I really wanted to love it, maybe we would grow to love each other and appreciate each other’s company. But, no, it just didn’t happen.
During a trip to Tokyo a couple of years ago I was in a meeting with a distinguished Japanese gentleman, impeccably clad and wearing the most gorgeous Yohei Fukuda bespoke shoes. But since I’m not a fan of modern Rolex (and somewhat of a cheapo) I naturally didn’t want to pay full price. After having put my amazing negotiation skills to work and obtaining a generous zero percent discount, I walked out with Reference 216570 including box and papers. Beneath his French cuffs he appeared to be sporting a modern luxury replica Rolex Explorer II for sale.
The watch nerd that I am, I rarely immediately wear my new watches; I like to put them aside for a few days and let the anticipation grow. My guardian angel, once again proving that he or she is watching over me full time, came to the rescue as just around the corner I found a second-hand store that had . . . wait for it . . . an Explorer II in stock. When the day finally came that it was time to wear my new Rolex, I took it out of the box, read the instruction manual (I couldn’t figure out how to set the orange hand) and proudly put it on my wrist. It didn’t give me joy, I didn’t look distinguished, I didn’t even look Japanese!
And then horror struck. I didn’t feel anything, not a thing!
Zilch, nada, niente!
Around that time I was also checking out the different online platforms offering different case coatings and dial modifications, and I started thinking that maybe if I made some modifications it would help me give more TLC to my Explorer II. Emails were sent, contacts made, and the watch was sent for a full makeover that would take two months.
I spoke to my buddy, Chris, about this. He is a collector and watch fanatic and takes his watches very seriously. He is often left shaking his head in disbelief when I talk to him about my different watch projects, but this time his reply was, “I don’t consider the Explorer II an iconic Rolex like a Submariner or a Daytona, so why not?”Anyway, to make a long story short, I collected quotes from different companies who could pimp my Rolex, and each was even more ridiculously expensive than the other.
Each quote I got almost doubled in price, but I was ready to make the sacrifice; I was not going to abandon my Explorer II without a fight. Yes, I seem to be the guy who needs approval from his peers to go ahead with a project . . . sigh . . . and there I was thinking I was a free spirit!
There was no way I was going to go under with regrets, but that’s where my guardian angel intervened a second time: another collector friend of mine told me of a discreet watch shop in Switzerland (names and places have been changed to protect the innocent) who could do the pimping I needed. Needless to say, this gentleman captivated me so that basically the first thing I did once the meeting over was look for a Rolex dealer.
Replica Blackened Rolex Explorer II watches
The reason for my choice was simple: I wanted my Rolex to still look like a best Rolex fake watches, but since I was pimping it I didn’t want to have the dial redone to look like a vintage model (on a side note, I find the current offers to modify modern Daytonas to look like vintage models, but at an even higher price than acquiring the true vintage counterparts, completely ridiculous!).
Electric green numerals on the bezel on this replica blackened Rolex Explorer II watches
As for the green numerals . . . well, they are not because I’m a big Shrek fan. And without warning opened it to find my pimped out Explorer II looking menacingly dark yet joyous with its green accents. I rather love the color and find that unfortunately it is used far too infrequently in watchmaking. The person in charge of the enameling sent me a few suggestions by mail, even one with orange numerals, but I settled for a strong lime green color in the end. The changes I wanted were minimal: a black case and bracelet with lime green enamel numerals on the bezel. The dial and hands were to remain untouched.
So how did I feel?
I won’t lie: it wasn’t love at first sight.
And I noted with some joy that the pimper (or pimp?) had sent me the watch even before I had paid for it! Kudos to him: I am happy to have people who still work based on trust. After about two months’ wait, I got a package in the post. I can’t say that I love the watch, and this remains proof that I just don’t like modern cheap Rolex replica watches no matter how pimped up it is. Let me sugarcoat that. I’m not a fan of modern Rolex other than the Explorer II Reference 216570 with the main reason being is that it looks so much like the vintage 1655 “Freccione” with its flamboyant orange second time zone hand, a collector’s classic dream.
Even for some young watch collectors and fans, they may not know that this type is not new to market. As a matter of fact that it was early released in the 40s. Of course, right after it was lunched, it caused a hot discussion in enthusiasts of Omega. After 1948, it has become extremely popular and attracted a large number of fans from all around the world. In line with the same idea, some new types of this edition were launched. Compared with old Seamaster watches, they share same designing idea, but, there also are many differences and unique details.
In this article, we have a Planet Ocean Omega Co-Axial 42 mm Seamaster Replica, which is very well made. There are barely any differences between this replica and the genuine watch, but a more thorough analysis on key elements on the watch will be presented below. Before that, it should be stated that good Omega replicas are pretty hard to find and the most decent ones barely have all the elements that make them similar to the genuine. For those who are attracted by this model, buying a replica watch is probably the best option as it offers the chance of owning a designer brand watch at a very affordable price.
The genuine model features beautiful scratch resistant sapphire crystal, a lovely black dial with contrasting white markings and hands that give it a really elegant feel. The only thing one should take into consideration is making a thorough comparison of all the important aesthetic and functional particularities. The great details and high craftsmanship of the genuine watch can surprisingly be found on this replica too, making this particular watch a lot like its high end counterpart.
we can easily see how well polished the watch is and how beautiful it looks; this is a very important aspect because sometimes replica watches are a bit more matte and hardly shine as well as the originals. But this watch has been polished to perfection and even the lovely metal shade has been achieved making it, at least at first glance, very similar to the original.
When looking at the side of the watch, you will notice that it has the well-known Omega logo on the winding crown, which is another sign that those who manufactured this watch took a long time to craft all the beautiful details onto it.
One more interesting detail about this replica watch that needs to be mentioned is the seconds hand; this hand comes with the same orange accents as the one in the genuine watch, making this replica yet again a perfect example of a good copy. For those who are attracted by this model, buying a replica watch is probably the best option as it offers the chance of owning a designer brand watch at a very affordable price. The only thing one should take into consideration is making a thorough comparison of all the important aesthetic and functional particularities.