New Portuguese 7 Days model from YL factory
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Presently, the realm of IWC Portuguese imitation timepieces is primarily dominated by two manufacturers: ZF and YLF. While both excel in crafting high-quality replicas of the Portuguese IWC series, I consistently steer my clients towards the ZF iteration. Although the disparities between ZF and YLF versions of the Portuguese 7 Days model are nuanced, I lean towards ZF because my clients have purchased them with minimal issues reported. Admittedly, I possess limited knowledge about YLF, but it’s worth noting that the most recent rendition of the Portuguese 7 Days Power Reserve is designated as V5.
Presently, the images of the red Portuguese 7 Days model are sourced from YL factory, marking the latest addition to the Portuguese 7 Days Power Reserve assortment. As of now, ZF has not introduced their rendition of this red Portuguese variant. Hence, if you’re inclined towards purchasing this particular red IWC at a more economical price point, you can opt for the YL factory version. However, I recommend exercising patience until ZF releases their iteration, which shouldn’t be too long of a wait. In terms of value, ZF’s Portuguese models are superior in craftsmanship compared to those of YLF, making them a more worthwhile investment.
The introduction of this new red color variant expands the range of dial options available for the Portuguese 7 Days Power Reserve, which already includes black, white, green, blue, and grey. Additionally, the case material can be either stainless steel or a golden tone. Moreover, the factory offers the flexibility to replace the originally installed leather strap with another pair in a different color if desired. In comparison with YLF, ZF may offer a broader array of options for the Portuguese 7 Days Power Reserve. Here, I’ve included some photos showcasing ZF’s Portuguese 7 Days models. If any of them catch your eye, feel free to reach out to me.