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    Tribute to the fallen H factory

    If you’ve been collecting reps as long as I, you’ll remember a humble factory from the 2000s called H maker. Unfortunately, they were raided around 2017 and never recovered. To honor them, I thought I’d share some of their contributions to our hobby so we can all appreciate their legacy.

    The “H” and their claim to fame came from the first HUBLOT Big Bang rep and it was very good, especially at the time (V6 factory with deco 7750 has since surpassed it). Beyond the first HBB, H maker made some excellent replications from Breitling, Chopard, IWC, Panerai, and others. They made the first IWC rep in full Ceramic case with the Top Gun. They made solid 1:1 reps with crisp dials, SuperLume, AR crystals, quality case machining and finishing, all with very good and consistent QC. They still impress even by today’s expectations.

    Today 1:1 reps may be the norm, but in the mid-late 2000s it was a big deal indeed. Most notably, they were the first to portray factory side by side gen photos when other makers only claimed to have the gen:


    If you’re the proud owner of an H piece, please share it here and how it’s special to you. Here are some I have or had over the years...

    CHOPARD Mille Miglia Edition
    12 & 6 printed on crystal per gen. Mille Miglia race engravings on case back.



    CHOPARD Gran Turismo chrono
    Dunlop tire rubber strap. The rubber even had a Vanilla scent just like the gen.


    HUBLOT Big Bang Mat


    IWC Cousteau Divers
    Clever IWC design feature: the inner bezel rotating ring adjustment is integrated with the 4:00 chrono pusher — the chrono reset pusher doubles as the bezel rotation knob. Fun fact




    IWC Spitfire Doppel Chrono
    Layered 3D dial. Doppel (double) is IWC’s Rattrapante or Split Second chronograph. H maker made both chrono seconds hands move together as one, without splitting. The 10:00 “Split” pusher is spring loaded but has no function.



    IWC TOP GUN Ceramic Doppel Chrono
    First rep with real Ceramic case (not DLC/PVD coating).


    PAM 089 GMT
    Anthracite dial. Titanium case.



    PAM 188 Daylight
    3 & 9 sunken sub dials per gen. A7753 with date change push button @ 10:00.



    PAM 212 Flyback




    PAM 224 Firenze
    A7753 with date change push button @ 10:00.



    PAM 228 Firenze
    Stunning blue dial. Detailed case back engravings.



    PAM 243 Submersible
    Enough said.



    PAM 308 Regatta
    Waffle pattern dial complimented by Sportech strap.



    Last edited by m5smg2; 29-10-21, 10:54.

    #2
    Blast from the past! These were the good old times when every PAM release was a hit. They did a great job on those IWC as well.
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      #3
      Amazing brother!

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        #4
        Pioneered the way to where the rep watch industry is today!

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          #5
          Waoh all very nice reps with very good attention to the details!

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            #6
            Did someone say HF?
            I am still crying almost on a daily basis because this factory was shut down by the chinese authoroties. They made some amazing quality of PAM reps and I can only imagine what they could have done if they were not closed..


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              #7
              Originally posted by dadog13 View Post
              Did someone say HF?
              I am still crying almost on a daily basis because this factory was shut down by the chinese authoroties. They made some amazing quality of PAM reps and I can only imagine what they could have done if they were not closed..

              I just had a small accident.... :/


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                #8
                Thanks to HF for this couple.

                PAM026 K
                PAM056 C

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                  #9
                  Wow, your collection and the details on those pieces look really amazing.

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                    #10
                    Seeing these pics make me miss my 26k hfac. First ever rep!


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                      #11

                      Here is my 3 for contribution to this awesome thread.

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                        #12
                        H factory was great. Had the 026 and the Cousteau divers, if only I could find them again...
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                          #13
                          I'll add a couple more from myself with pam089 and pam005


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                            #14
                            Great homage thread to HFac. I've been in the rep game for less than 2 years but that H sounds mythical and always makes my heart beat faster when I see a sale on M2M. Definitely a part of the replica's "H"eritage.

                            I had a PAM 288k, and still a proud owner of a Breitling SO Steelfish.

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                              #15
                              How could I forget their Breitlings?
                              I still miss my grey skyland avenger
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