Following the Lantern Festival, industries are back in full swing, albeit facing challenges in timely order fulfillment. Among inquiries, the question of which factory produces the finest Datejust II replicas arises frequently. With numerous factories crafting replica watches, selecting the optimal one becomes a daunting task. Notably, Clean factory and VS factory have garnered attention for their Datejust replicas. A pertinent query arises regarding Clean factory’s pricing parity with VS factory despite the latter’s utilization of the superior 72-hour power reserve movement. This incongruity will be addressed in a forthcoming article.
Today, however, I aim to spotlight another exquisite timepiece from VS factory: the carbon Rolex Submariner. Released in January, VS’s Rolex replicas have eclipsed their Panerai counterparts in popularity, with an array of impressive DiW (Dial in Watch) Rolexs hitting the market. The DiW Submariner Parakeet stands out with its distinctive matte finish and carbon fiber elements adorning the case, bracelet, bezel, and dial. While the clone 3135 movement may no longer confer a competitive edge, VS’s adoption of the 3235 movement for the 41mm Submariner remains a significant advantage.
Personally, I’m enamored with the matte finish of the watch, which boasts a 40.5mm diameter and a 13mm thickness, crafted from genuine 904L stainless steel. The utilization of real carbon fiber for the black bezel and dial adds to its allure. Notably, this Submariner features a carbon dial, a rarity in the replica world, with a distinct texture reminiscent of ZF Richard Mille. VS asserts that the case profile precisely mirrors the genuine counterpart, allowing for interchangeability of all case parts. While I remain skeptical, it’s worth noting the stringent quality control standards of genuine watch brands compared to replica manufacturers.
Despite the Submariner’s status as one of the most extensively discussed and improved replica watches, certain flaws persist. Issues such as the bezel pearl shape and position, material usage within the bezel markers, and the longevity of dial luminescence in darkness remain unresolved. The cessation of improvements by factories may indicate an impasse in addressing these concerns indefinitely.