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    Originally posted by TheGoodGoodLife View Post
    henchr you’re right. But one last question remains: is the V6F compatible with gen leather straps? Because I will order one in brown/orange for sure!... which leads me to still needing to wait for it to arrive at someone else’s wrist ;(

    if I’d have to listen to my guts, I’d pick the V6F over the GF
    You won't get an answer out of me, seeing as I probably won't buy a gen strap in the nearest future. It's on my schedule, but I've got other things to spend my money on. But seeing as the GF takes gen straps, I'd presume V6F does too. I just wish some third party could make some affordable QuickSwitch straps!
    Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun. Orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety-two million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue green planet whose ape-descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea.

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      So this is a huge thread, with multiple sizes (and now) multiple factories. Maybe we can provide some "latest" insights from our findings?

      What is the best 35mm classic white dial version? I'm seeing a bit of back and forth between GF and V6F - is there a clear winner as of late?

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        Originally posted by ZoomBoy View Post
        So this is a huge thread, with multiple sizes (and now) multiple factories. Maybe we can provide some "latest" insights from our findings?

        What is the best 35mm classic white dial version? I'm seeing a bit of back and forth between GF and V6F - is there a clear winner as of late?
        no one currently has the V6F 35mm inhand here as far as I know.
        3 members ordered it tho. I am about to order in the next couple days.

        some TDs say GF 35mm is not in stock anymore.

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          Originally posted by TheGoodGoodLife View Post

          no one currently has the V6F 35mm inhand here as far as I know.
          3 members ordered it tho. I am about to order in the next couple days.

          some TDs say GF 35mm is not in stock anymore.
          been told by toro that 35mm gf is not in stock.

          opted for v6f in the end. still waiting qc pics

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            Originally posted by ZoomBoy View Post
            So this is a huge thread, with multiple sizes (and now) multiple factories. Maybe we can provide some "latest" insights from our findings?

            What is the best 35mm classic white dial version? I'm seeing a bit of back and forth between GF and V6F - is there a clear winner as of late?
            As far as I've gathered, the differences here are minute. GF, KOR and V6F all have good versions, and - by personal preference - KOR is the best rep for the medium; for now. Check this thread for a side-by-side comparison between GF and KOR Large models. FYI, KOR is the left, GF is the right. V6F does have a really great track record when it comes to Cartier replicas, which is why I'm opting for it. If any of the factories manage to put in a screw-down crown, we're talking super-rep. When I checked a few weeks ago, the GF was out of stock, but I don't know if they've caught up by now. My V6F hasn't updated since Friday, so it probably haven't left Guangzhou, meaning it'll probably be here by monday or tuesday - hopefully before.
            Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun. Orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety-two million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue green planet whose ape-descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea.

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              Originally posted by TheGoodGoodLife View Post
              henchr you’re right. But one last question remains: is the V6F compatible with gen leather straps? Because I will order one in brown/orange for sure!... which leads me to still needing to wait for it to arrive at someone else’s wrist ;(

              if I’d have to listen to my guts, I’d pick the V6F over the GF
              They fit but is not perfect (the strap came loose a few times with heavy shaking) and you can imagine the watch dropped pretty hard on the floor

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                I just picked up the V6F from the postal office. Initial reaction was great, however something felt off. After some measurements, I can safely say that the watch is 9.67mm in height as opposed to the 8.8mm which has been stated. Seeing as this is a tenth of the height of the watch, I'm really not satisfied.

                Link to photo.
                Last edited by henchr; 19-09-19, 15:27.
                Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun. Orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety-two million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue green planet whose ape-descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea.

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                  Originally posted by henchr View Post
                  I just picked up the V6F from the postal office. Initial reaction was great, however something felt off. After some measurements, I can safely say that the watch is 9.67mm in height as opposed to the 8.8mm which has been stated. Seeing as this is a tenth of the height of the watch, I'm really not satisfied.

                  Link to photo.
                  Wow, that's not good at all!

                  Can you fix the photo? It's broken.

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                    Originally posted by ZoomBoy View Post

                    Wow, that's not good at all!

                    Can you fix the photo? It's broken.
                    Hm, it works on my end. Here's another one. I've emailed PureTime about it, so they're aware of it, so we'll see what they do about it. I'm not picky when it comes to reps, but this ground my gears a little.
                    Last edited by henchr; 19-09-19, 16:43.
                    Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun. Orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety-two million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue green planet whose ape-descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea.

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                      Originally posted by henchr View Post

                      Hm, it works on my end. Here's another one. I've emailed PureTime about it, so they're aware of it, so we'll see what they do about it. I'm not picky when it comes to reps, but this ground my gears a little.
                      Yup, I had the V6F bookmarked to buy, but have flipped it back to my original choice of GF 35mm. Hopefully they come back into stock.

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                        Update: PureTime was told by V6F that the watch was a complete copy of the Cartier de Santos medium. They also claim to have measured the watch before shipping, without the crystal. What good that would do, I don't know, so I measured the height from the caseback to the bezel which is 9.5mm. This is a tough spot to get an accurate measurement, seeing as the caseback curves at the edges, but seeing as the crystal doesn't protrude much it's safe to say that in any way or form, the watch is at least 9.6mm in height.
                        With crystal:

                        Bezel to caseback:


                        Here's a few photos of the watch in daylight. I have to say, apart from the height, it's a stunning watch. The bracelet is very nice with little play, save for a millimeter at the buckle. The cabochon is nicely milled and shows no tool marks or chips. The print is very well done, with glossy and slightly raised ink. The QuickSwitch is magnificently smooth to operate, and I have no doubts that it'll take gen straps, although I probably won't order one seeing as I'm already considering getting rid of the watch. The QuickSwitch works well, although some of the spring loaded pins don't pop out as much as they should; they're easy to grab with a fingernail, though, so that's no problem. The gen also has this problem. However, some of the pins do pop out willy-nilly, but seeing as my chicken wrists forces me to take out almost all the links, I can easily just swap the link in question. The clasp too feels very sturdy, is well machined and locks very securely. Click on the photos for high resolution versions.






                        Case measurements:
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                        Last edited by henchr; 20-09-19, 12:02. Reason: This forum really doesn't like image uploaders.
                        Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun. Orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety-two million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue green planet whose ape-descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea.

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                          Originally posted by henchr View Post
                          Update: PureTime was told by V6F that the watch was a complete copy of the Cartier de Santos medium. They also claim to have measured the watch before shipping, without the crystal. What good that would do, I don't know, so I measured the height from the caseback to the bezel which is 9.5mm. This is a tough spot to get an accurate measurement, seeing as the caseback curves at the edges, but seeing as the crystal doesn't protrude much it's safe to say that in any way or form, the watch is at least 9.6mm in height.
                          Thanks for the insights. It's a shame this isn't 1:1 dimensions!

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                            still looks fantastic

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                              Okay back to the gf then...

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                                It’s look new version GF
                                https://puretimewatch.io/ctr2019092102.html


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