At the beginning of 2018, Z factory took some great action in making superior quality replica watches. For example, the ultimate PAM 127 developed by ZF and Noob, Portuguese 7 Days Power Reserve V5, both are important models and liked by a lot of watch fans. Now, with the newest version published in the market, they will bring another sales storm. I just posted the PAM 127 review on my blog, and immediately a lot of readers asked me about its price, it is really a perfect replica like PAM 217, which I am going to introduce today. PAM 217 is a destro watch, means it is a lefty and people wind it with their left hand. In fact, those diver’s watches made by Swiss brands in old decades are all left-handed, including the ones made by Panerai for the Italy Navy. PAM 217 was made by Noob factory before, but the one here discussed is the latest V3 from Z factory, it is currently the best sold online.
Stainless steel case is 47mm in diameter, it is brushed while the bezel is polished. Case is 17.5mm thick like genuine watch. Crown bridge is positioned on the left side of case, so you could wear the watch on right hand and wind it with your left hand conveniently. Case back is see-through crysand and there are correct engravings on the rim.
Black dial uses classic sandwiched structure, this type of dial has a great lume effect. Two hands on the centre are displaying hours and minutes separately, small second hand is running on 3:00 subdial smoothly. The dial uses Arabic numerals at 3, 6, 9 and 12. Lume material looks patina but emit super green light in the dark.
The movement inside is an Asian Unitas 6497-2, which is manual winding and features 17 jewels. Like real ETA 6497, the replica also has Y-Incabloc shockproof system and correct Swan Neck regulator. Movement plates are decorated to the outlook of ETA 6497, there are rubies, blued steel screws and blue “OFFICINE PANERAI” engravings.
I almost forgot the brightest spot of the replica, it is the crystal, which is super-domed sapphire and features colorless ar coating. The sapphire crystal face is so domed that it costs a watch master several hours to complete, and it is more skilled to make sure the crystal fits the case perfectly, no gap.
About the band, it is black leather strap with white stitching, but you can also ask for an ASSO leather band, just need several tens of dollars. By the way, the replica has a good water resistant performance that is up to 50m.