After extensively discussing various replica watches and delving into the details of different factories, you likely have a good understanding of where to find the top-quality Submariner replicas. Noob and AR are the two primary factories renowned for producing the best Submariner replicas. While some may argue that Noob’s versions are superior, in my earlier posts, I highlighted that AR factory‘s Submariner excels in certain details, making it challenging to definitively declare one as the absolute best. However, if you specifically seek a Submariner without a date function, the decision becomes simpler. In the past week, Noob unveiled their replica Submariner No Date 114060, crafted from 904L stainless steel, currently standing out as the top version available.
Previously, only ZZ and GM factories produced the Submariner 114060 replica using 904L stainless steel. GM factory incorporated an A2824 automatic movement, while ZZ factory offered A3130 and A2836 movement options. In my earlier recommendations, I leaned towards purchasing the 114060 from GM factory, given that ZZ was a relatively new entrant in the replica watch industry, and information about them and their products was limited. Customers who opted for GM factory watches provided positive feedback. However, with the recent release of Noob’s 114060, any confusion regarding the best version of the Submariner No Date 114060 has been dispelled – Noob’s version is now recognized as the top choice.
Concerning the Submariner models, the 116610LN tends to be more favored compared to the no-date 114060, as its date function is deemed more practical by many individuals. However, when juxtaposing the 116610LN and the 114060, I might lean towards the latter. The 114060, lacking a date window on the dial and the cyclops on the crystal, exudes a simpler and cleaner aesthetic. The absence of a date opening contributes to a more complete and uncluttered appearance on the dial.
Contrary to some claims on certain websites labeling it as the V10 edition of the 114060, this is inaccurate. Noob has introduced the use of 904L stainless steel for the first time in this Submariner No Date 114060, but the improvements made align with the details found in the V10 116610LN. Since the release of the V8 edition, Noob has not provided updates for the 114060, making it more precise to refer to this version as the V9 114060.
Noob utilizes 904L stainless steel for both the case and bracelet in this 1:1 replica Submariner No Date 114060. The bezel has undergone improvements, featuring deep engravings with Platinum coating. While the bezel markers boast real platinum coating with a color tone matching the genuine counterparts, there are slight differences compared to the authentic version. First, in terms of construction, it is suggested that the bezel on the AR Submariner is closer to genuine, although neither Noob nor AR has provided a detailed showcase of their Submariner bezel construction. Second, regarding the bezel markers, despite Noob’s claim of resistance to fading, there might still be concerns. Nevertheless, when compared to the Submariner 114060 from ZZ factory, Noob emerges as the superior choice.