Rolex Submariner 116610LV Comparison Between Noob V9 and ARF V2

Like the black Submariner 116610LN, 116610LV is also very popular among Rolex watch fans in various watch forums, both 116610LN and 116610LV are the Rolex watches that are mostly replicated by a lot of factories in Chinese market, in my memory, these factories are BP, J12, ARF, Noob, V9, ZZF, KSF, DJF, etc, I can not even count. However, among so many factories, their quality is different, so the price is different. Today, I will take Submariner 116610LV for an example, and picked up two best replicas to make a comparison review, hope you can learn something that will help you to make decision when need to buy one.

About two best replicas of Submariner 116610LV, one is made by Noob, its latest version is V9, the other is made by AR factory, the latest version is V2. In their 116610LV, both Noob and AR can install Asia clone 3135 and Asia clone ETA movement in it, today, I will choose the model with Asia clone ETA movement to make this comparison.


I got both watches before, and I think AR makes a better case. When I first got the ARF 116610LV on hand, I loved it, simply speaking, it gives me a genuine feeling. You know, I am not a watch expert and I will not make a very detailed and close comparsion between a replica and genuine, so the first feeling a replica watch gives me is very important. Although both Noob and AR factory make Green Submariner 116610LV with 904L stainless steel, and the case thickness is also the same, which is 13mm, but the case finish of AR is better than Noob, I also feel more comfortable when wearing the ARF 116610LV.


The bezel of ARF 116610LV is better. First, both Noob and AR factory use green ceramic insert on the bezel, the green color used by both factory is very close to that of genuine watch. However, the polishing of the bezel is better on AR factory, and there is no gap between the bezel and case, on some V9 models Noob factory published, there is tiny gap existing, hope they can improve this flaw next time. Finally, the luminous coating on bezel markers has a platinum color tone like genuine on both Noob and ARF.


Both Noob and ARF have their own advantages on the green dial. The white printings on Noob are more accurate than ARF, after all Noob has upgraded this replica to V9 edition, every time when they upgraded this watch, the dial printings could be improved. About the date window, AR has a more neat date font, when you first see it, you will choose AR, however, if you carefully with genuine, Noob has a correct date font. At last, about the hands, Noob makes them with iron, and the iron sheet is very thin, while AR makes them with stainless steel, so, whether in material or finish, the hands of AR are better than Noob.

Dial Lume

Both Noob and AR factories make dial lume correct.


On the ARF V2 Edition 116610LV, the bracelet finish has been completed to be perfect, it can be even exchanged with genuine watch. Although being made with 904L stainless steel both in Noob and ARF, but Noob can not achieve such a high quality level in bracelet finish. On every piece of 116610LV Submariner AR factory has published, the bracelet fits case perfectly and no gap, but the gap between case and bracelet may exist on some pieces of Noob 116610LV.


In Noob 116610LV, the movement is an Asia ETA 2836 automatic, which is fully gold plated, while in ARF 116610LV, the movement is Asia ETA 2824-2 automatic, actually both movements are made in China, the stabality and accuracy are good, can not be compared. While Noob offers a super clone 3135 movement option for this watch, this movement makes the watch have the same time and date adjustment like genuine, I think this is the only advantage of Noob 116610LV, but I do not recommend my clients to buy Noob Submariner with Super Clone 3135 movement, because this movement has a high repair rate.


Like genuine watch, AR factory will offer one plastic box for their Rolex including this Submariner 116610LV, while Noob does not have it.

Quality Check

Absolutely AR factory does better in quality check. In watch quality check before out of factory, Noob is not that strict like before. Now, many customers in forums like repgeek and replica-watch complained that their Submariners have problems after receiving the package within one week, they complained that the bracelet broke from the point that connects the case, lume coating on bezel markers falls off, etc., these complaints are true, while in all my clients who have bought the Submariner 116610LV from AR factory, no complaint ultill now.

After-sale Service

I do not know how is the after-sale service of AR factory, but Noob’s is very bad. In July, one of my clients sent one watch back to Noob for repairing, he waited almost one and half month for the factory to fix it, I must say that the repairing of Noob is too slow.


Both factories have their own advantages, but for beginners, I recommend ARF 116610LV more, because the first feeling it gives to you is more real, the quality and texture of the watch is super. I did not say bad things about Noob, they are a big factory, I have to admit, but if they can not do a better customers service and quality check, I think they will be very difficult to keep the pace with AR factory.

AR Submariner 116610LV photos below:

Noob Replica Rolex GMT-Master II 126710BLNR Black/Blue Ceramic Bezel A3285 Movement with Jubilee Bracelet

GMT-Master is really attractive to men, some people will consider a GMT Master watch when they are going to buy their first Rolex, I also like Rolex GMT-Master, its unique bezel design attracts me so much, if I do not have an IWC Portuguese, then Rolex GMT-Master II will be my most favorite. GMT-Master is not like Datejust or Day-Date that look so “Rolex”, it has its own sports elements that could also be found on some other brand watches, maybe this is the reason I love GMT-Master. In our market, many factories make the replicas of Rolex GMT-Master II, the earliest BP, now VR and AR, which version is the best? That depends on your budget, if you only have less than 300 USD, the best option for you is those ones from small factories. If you have enough budget, then I only recommend Noob. It is the only version that has closest dial details, and also makes correct functions with real time and date adjusting.

This GMT-Master II with black/blue bezel is very popular, especially when Noob just published it, at that time, it is the one with Oyster bracelet, now the new model comes with a Jubilee bracelet, and there is a small Rolex crown logo printed at 6 o’clock, between “SWISS MADE”. In my previous posts, I told you guys not to choose a GMT-Master if you are going to buy your first replica Rolex, and I recommended Noob Submariner or Daytona first. Today, this is also the truth, Submariner and Daytona from Noob are much more stable than their GMT-Master. Even this 126710BLNR replica has A3285 movement that could realize all functions of gen, I still do not suggest you guys buy it, unless you are very crazy about Rolex GMT-Master and are collectiong them.

I did not mean it is not a good replica, it is very good, in high quality, and I also believe that other factories can not reach its level. The watch must be in the top ten list of replica Rolex, there is no doubt about this. If you are a loyal fan of Rolex GMT-Master II, buy one from Noob, you will see its amazing quality, absolutely to guarantee no issues, I will test your watch for several days before shipping, my clients before bought Noob Daytona from me and never had issues, so, Daytona will be the first watch I recommend if you want a replica Rolex, this GMT-Master II is worth buying, its quality is the same as Daytona, maybe looks more advanced than Daytona, to guarantee no issues after my clients receiving, I will test their GMT-Master for a few days, adjust them and wear.

The replica is very expensive, but tens of dollars cheaper than Noob Daytona, almost one hundred dollars expensive than Noob Submariner. With the Jubilee bracelet, there is another GMT-Master II model, it is 126710 Pepsi, with blue/red ceramic bezel. Each of these GMT-Master II watches with this Jubilee bracelet is sold at a very high price, maybe due to the new clone 3285 movement, I think Noob will lower their prices in future, but seems not possible in a short period.

Customer Review About Rolex Deepsea Sea-Dweller Watch Replica with 2813 Movement

Welcome Jason to send his review about this replica Rolex Deepsea Sea-Dweller watch, he said this watch is the most accurate replica he has ever bought, compared with other replica Rolex he bought before, this one has less flaws and some of its components can really be exchanged with genuine watch. So, let us appreciate his review first, the following are watch pictures the seller posted him before shipping the replica.

I was shocked by its appearance at the first glance when I opened the package, it is a great high end replica Rolex I immediately recognized, the ultimate version they called these type of replicas. The casing craft is done perfectly, I feel it by hands and the touch is very good, just like touching the genuine watch, especially when my fingers stopping at these corners on the case, they are as smooth as genuine. Different from earlier versions of replica Rolex Deepsea Sea-Dweller, the bezel of this replica uses real black ceramic, more important, the bezel structure features sandwiched numeral insert like the genuine, this is the most accurate bezel I have ever meet. Other replica Rolex Sea-Dweller did not use real black ceramic, or they look a little greyish. The bezel pearl is not flat, it has a little arc on top and the color look closer to genuine. Maybe the replica has some different size of bezel tooth compared with genuine, and the clicking sound is not that crisp.

The dial also has some shining points, such as deep inner bezel engraving and pure blue lume colour. The thickness of date font is adjusted to be more accurate, the dial printing all look good, you will not find any flaws without a magnifier. Hour markers and hands have silver edges, and their central part is coated with white luminous material, overall, the whole dial details look perfect in my eyes.

The dealer told me the movement does not use the original 3135, it is an Asian 2813 movement, actually according to my knowledge, the clone 3135 calibre is not that stable as ETA clone movements, I prefer a long stalbe and reliable Asian ETA 2813 movment inside the case, it could supply a long life to the replica Rolex Deepsea Sea-Dweller watch. By the way, due to one-piece screw-down crown with o ring crown tube, the replica watch can dive to 50 meters.

Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra Replica Watch Review

Time to review this Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra replica watch now, it is a good replica watch whose bright feature lies in its second hand I think. Polished stainless steel case and bracelet links, the factory that makes this replica watch has spent a lot of time in polishing the case and bracelet, the stripes on movement plates also make the replica watch more high end, I like stainless steel watch, because it feels heavy on hand, which makes me believe it is a high quality one. Aqua Terra and Planet Ocean are two popular sub series of Omega Seamaster, they are also being replicated frequently in recent years, many factories in Guangzhou, China are manufacturing Omega Aqua Terra replicas, the most popular three are Noob, BP and SF.

The dial is the first spot to identify a replica at a glance, this Omega replica has a high degree of imitating level, the dial looks the same as genuine, bar-shaped steel hour markers have white luminescence on surface, three-dimentional Omega logo at 12 o’clock, black words on white dial that has vertical stripes, the date window is trapezoidal, it has silver edge, it looks the date font is a little smaller than genuine. You can easily tell whether the watch is a replica or genuine by viewing the dial detail, but a replica watch like this Omega has a high quality dial, so the second tip to help you buy a good replica is to feel the case and bracelet.

Good case always has uniform case polishing, the space between bracelet links are uniform and there is no big gap between them, the clasp of this replica Omega is easy to open just pressing the buckle, you can clearly see on-word screws to fix those links, which are made of solid stainless steel. The length of bracelet is important to know if the watch can fit your wrist perfectly, but the design of lugs are also very important, although not as good as genuine watch, the replica must have smooth lugs that also feature a certain arc design, so that it can fit your wrist.

Now, every replica watch from Chinese market must be tested, then being shipped out. This Omega Aqua Terra replica watch is equipped with Asian clone 8520 movement, there are Omega information engraved on auto rotor, rose red rubies on movement plates, the movement has a good accuracy, the data displays that it only has 5 seconds error per day, beats 28800 times per hour, so every specification proves it is a high end Omega replica watch.

Replica Rolex Air-King Watches: Everything You Need to Know

Those familiar with the Replica Rolex Air-King collection have likely browsed plenty of popular models.

While a number of these references are common for collectors to have heard of, it’s safe to say that fewer are familiar with the Domino’s Rolex, which isn’t a nickname coined because of a particular color or style, but rather the label given to Rolex watches made especially for the giant pizza chain.

This merging of two incredibly different brands, where one represents affluence and the other affordability, may surprise some as it is hardly the most expected pairing. However, Domino’s Pizza has been ordering custom Rolex watches from the Swiss watchmaking giant for more than 40 years.

History of the Replica Domino’s Rolex 

Tom Monaghan, the founder of Domino’s Pizza, revealed the origins of the Domino’s Rolex watch in his 1986 autobiography, Pizza Tiger. He wrote, “I started giving away watches in 1977, when I wore a Bulova with our Domino’s logo on its face. A franchisee asked what he had to do to get that watch from me, and I told him, ‘Turn in a twenty-thousand-dollar sales week.’ He did it, and for the next few years I gave away several Seikos and after that hundreds of $800 Rolex watches.”

The Rolex watches he mentioned were in fact, the Air-King ref. 5500. With its stainless steel 34mm Oyster case, steel Oyster bracelet, and time-only dial, the Air-King 5500 is one of Rolex’s most understated watches. However, the vibrant Domino’s blue and red logo emblazoned on the dials of the Air-King watches awarded to high-achieving store managers makes the otherwise discreet Rolex stand out.

Monaghan understood that the chance to win a Rolex would be a fantastic motivator for store managers, so the pizza company set up the Domino’s Pizza Rolex Challenge. While the original way to win a Domino’s branded Rolex was to hit $20,000 a week in sales, the targets became more ambitious as the pizza chain grew. Additionally, as Rolex’s catalog has also changed, Domino’s branding has not only appeared on various watches, but also in different forms over the years. And yes, the Domino’s Pizza Rolex Challenge is still going on today with the brand new Oyster Perpetual 36 ref. 12000 standing in as the coveted prize.

It’s important to emphasize that genuine Domino’s Rolex watches are not aftermarket pieces with custom branding done by Domino’s— – these come straight from Rolex and  furnished with necessary logos, some even with paperwork stating “Domino’s Pizza” as the purchaser.

Features and Variations of the Replica Domino’s Pizza Rolex

With a history that spans over four decades, there have been several variations of Domino’s branding on Rolex watches. For instance, earlier models included the Domino’s logo on the dial. There are examples with color logos (blue, red, and white) and black and white logos, in addition to larger logos, smaller logos, straight logos, and tilted logos.

  • Color Logos or Black & White Logos 
  • Smaller Logos or Larger Logos 
  • Straight Logos or Tilted Logos

Sometime in the mid-2000s, the Domino’s logo moved from the dial to the bracelet. The Domino’s logo, which is also fashioned from stainless steel, is attached to the first link (later, the second link) of the steel Oyster bracelet for a more discreet approach to the co-branding effort. There are examples with the full square Domino’s logo on the bracelet, as well as models furnished with a simplified logo with just the domino piece without the name of the pizza brand. There are a few rare transitional examples from aroundabout 2003/2004 that have the logos on both the dial and the bracelet.

  • Full Logos with Domino’s Name
  • Simplified Logo with No Name 

Additionally, Domino’s Rolex watches typically have engravings on the caseback, which can also vary depending on the year they were awarded. Some have casebacks with the Domino’s logo, some have the initials of the awardee, some with the date and sales target (e.g. $20,000) achieved, and so on.

  • Full Logo Engraving 
  • Simplified Logo Engraving 
  • Initial of Awardee Engraving 
  • Date & Sales Target Engraving 

Which Replica Rolex Watches Have Domino’s Branding? 

Although all Domino’s Rolex watches have been stainless steel time-only watches, there have been various models used over the years including Air-King and Oyster Perpetual watches. As previously mentioned, the first Domino’s Pizza Rolex was the Air-King ref. 5500, which is one of Rolex’s longest-running models.

When Rolex discontinued the Air-King 5500 in the late-1980s, the Replica Air-King ref. 14000 took over and therefore became the watch Domino’s used as the prize for its Rolex Challenge. There’s also the Air-King ref. 14010, which is similar to the ref. 14000 but with an engine-turned bezel rather than a smooth one. In the 2000s, Rolex upgraded the Air-King to the ref. 14000M (and 14010M) with an updated movement, followed by the Air-King ref. 114200 in 2007.

In 2014, Rolex discontinued the Air-King line entirely but kept the ref. 114200 as part of the Oyster Perpetual collection. Along with Domino’s versions of the Oyster Perpetual 114200 with 34mm cases, there are also Domino’s Oyster Perpetual 116000 models with larger 36mm cases.

In 2020, Rolex released a brand new generation of the Oyster Perpetual in various sizes and as expected, there’s a new Domino’s Rolex, too, in the form of the Oyster Perpetual 36 ref. 126000 with the silver dial and gold hands and indexes.

Here’s a quick reference on the timeline – keeping up with this challenge is, well, challenging: 

  • Late-1970s – 1989: Domino’s Rolex Air-King ref. 5500
  • 1989 – 2000: Domino’s Rolex Air-King ref. 14000 and ref. 14010
  • 2000 – 2007: Domino’s Rolex Air-King ref. 14000M and ref. 14010M
  • 2007 – 2020: Domino’s Rolex Air-King ref. 114200, Oyster Perpetual 34 ref. 114200, and Oyster Perpetual 36 ref. 116000
  • 2020 – Present: Domino’s Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36 126000

There have also been a few smaller ladies’ Domino’s Rolex watches made over the years including the Oyster Perpetual ref. 67194, 67180, 76080, and 176200.

How Much Are Replica Domino’s Rolex Watches?

With stainless steel cases and bracelets and simple three-handed dials, the Oyster Perpetual and discontinued Air-King references (not the current Air-King ref. 116900) have always been some of Rolex’s more affordable models. Historically, a pre-owned Domino’s Rolex watch sold anywhere between $3,000 and $6,000 depending on the specific reference and condition, with some collectors willing to pay a slight premium for the unusual branding.

However, the current value of the latest 2020 Domino’s Rolex Oyster Perpetual ref. 126000 on the secondary market is around $8,000, which is on par with the value of a standard pre-owned Oyster Perpetual ref. 126000. To put this into context, the official retail price of the Oyster Perpetual 126000 is $5,600. However, like many current Rolex models, these references (Domino’s branded ones included) sell for higher prices on the open market thanks to consumer demand significantly outpacing supply.

The Unique Rolex Watches Made for Domino’s Pizza 

An Important Partnership to Commemorate Achievement 

While there are several co-branded Rolex watches out there including Tiffany, Cartier, COMEX, Pan Am, and Chevrolet (just to name a few), the Domino’s Pizza ones stand out for several reasons. For instance, this has been a relationship that has endured for over 40 years and still continues today. Conversely, many of the other corporate co-branded Rolex watches were discontinued decades ago.

Furthermore, these Rolex watches are not what we traditionally think of corporate watches, such as those given after decades of service (like Coca-Cola and Winn-Dixie). Instead, the Domino’s Pizza Rolex watches are prizes offered on a regular basis for the highest-achieving members of the company.

Although some may turn their noses up at the curious co-branding of ultra-luxurious Rolex and mass-marketed Domino’s Pizza, it’s important to remember that these watches are symbols of hard work and incredible achievement on the part of the original recipient. As collectors, we often talk about the story behind the watch and all Domino’s Rolex watches have a story of personal dedication and triumph.