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    Noob Daytona 4130 arrived

    Big thank you to Andrew at Trusty for his great service as always

    I have been waiting some time for this. In the waiting process I have seen quite a few photos and heard much criticism.

    Many of the photos are of the Gold case model and therefore not representative as the cases are completely different.
    I believe also many of the photos have been of very early production and pre production models. I think during the months that these have been trickling out to the TDs there have been some improvements along the way
    I say this because on the one I have just received , I see little validation for much of the criticism I have been reading.

    Firstly in principal the watch is revolutionary. It is a seriously complicated column wheel , vertical clutch chronograph. It is faithfully replicated and functions in exactly the same way as the gen movement. I received the watch yesterday and took it straight to my watch smith. He took the movement out and inspected it. He knows the 4130 well.

    He was truly amazed to see this movement and said that the level of finish was not very far behind the original movement. Different but not seriously inferior. He maintains without measurement to verify, that the majority of parts will be interchangeable. Yes the balance is different, but then why put a free sprung balance in a watch which doesn't need it. They are only more accurate if they are set up perfectly by a very experienced watchmaker or as I suspect in the case of Rolex, by a machine. So no benefit in that.

    What is so valuable about producing the clone 4130 in this way is that a column wheel vertical clutch chronograph doesn't work like a modular chrono nor a cam operated lateral clutch chrono. Therefore any rep without this movement will not feel the same at all.
    Also by this replication we not only have a Dayton rep which functions and feels like the gen, we have correct thickness and a power reserve of over 70 hours

    To say this is a breakthrough in the rep world would be a major understatement.

    I believe it is reasonable to say that the rep world, being the highly free market competitive world that it is, will from here on up its game to the bar which Noob have massively lifted.

    To the watch.

    No it isn't perfect. It is a rep and reps never are, especially when we assault them with pro lighting and super Hi def 36 MP full frame cameras and present cropped photos showing the watch at up to 5 times its actual size.

    The dial is great but not perfect. The case IMHO is as good as it gets If you are SEL obsessed they are good If you are not they are perfect.

    The main thing is that the watch doesn't feel significantly different from a gen. I have owned 6 or 7 Gen 4130 Daytonas as well as a couple of Zenith driven Daytonas.
    Wearing and operating this Noob, does not feel significantly different.

    Here are some quick photos They can speak for the watch. I will take more over time and bore you all with them be assured.

    Frankly Hat off to Noob . A great job and a fantastic advancement in the art.















    Edit; Correct view of case profile

    Last edited by timnic54; 16-07-18, 02:41.
    After more than 25 years in both, the irony is that the Rep world is more real than the Gen world



    #2
    Thanks for the review and your thoughts regarding the movement. The pictures are excellent. This may sway me to purchase one. I was on the fence due to the choice of steel Noob decided to use on their first production of the new Daytona. I reckon Noob will most likely release a 904L version once they exhaust their stock of 316L watches and parts, in order to profit (or break even) on the development costs. The question is now a matter of opportunity... is it worth waiting an indefinite length of time for a 904L version or get the 316L and be satisfied. Is the difference between 904L and 316L that much? I'm not sure as I'm still waiting for a Noob v9 116610LN. I'll have a better idea once I get the the watch in my hands and compare it to my other watches.

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      #3
      This looks like v2 batch. The dial looks much better to me.


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        #4
        Hi bud, looks absolutely amazing from photos, is it Swiss movement?? Please tell me where did you order from? I want exact same thing, good taste ????????

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          #5
          Originally posted by Hedrea View Post
          Hi bud, looks absolutely amazing from photos, is it Swiss movement?? Please tell me where did you order from? I want exact same thing, good taste ????????
          Yes friend, this is with swiss movement real one that noob buyed off the factory backdoor to make the copy...
          A man with a watch knows what time it is. A man with two watches is never sure !

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            #6
            Originally posted by machim View Post
            This looks like v2 batch. The dial looks much better to me.


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            It looks like the same dial to me, just timnic is a good photographer.




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              #7
              Originally posted by Hedrea View Post
              Hi bud, looks absolutely amazing from photos, is it Swiss movement?? Please tell me where did you order from? I want exact same thing, good taste ????????
              From Swiss Street in Guangzhou, precisely.

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                #8
                Thanks for sharing. I am also trying to decide on this version with the working Chrono or the ARF version with the (supposed) better case and dial, but fake Chrono. How do you find the bezel, in particular the numbers cut into the bezel, because it seems like Noob doesn’t cut the numbers as deep and ARF does a better job in that respect? Is it a major tell that it’s a replica?


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                  #9
                  Nobody really talks about this release these days which i think is really weird. Thank you for the review!

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                    #10
                    How is the pump pusher. Does it have the click feeling as the gen that you own?
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                      #11
                      Thanks for the review!
                      Did your watch smith have any comments concerning cleaning or lubrication of the movement ?

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by blehbleh215 View Post
                        How is the pump pusher. Does it have the click feeling as the gen that you own?
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                        The pushers have exactly the same feel in use as the gen.
                        After more than 25 years in both, the irony is that the Rep world is more real than the Gen world


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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Stormer View Post
                          Thanks for the review!
                          Did your watch smith have any comments concerning cleaning or lubrication of the movement ?
                          I said " dry and dirty?" He said "no actually clean and enough oil where needed "
                          After more than 25 years in both, the irony is that the Rep world is more real than the Gen world


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                            #14
                            Originally posted by little View Post
                            Nobody really talks about this release these days which i think is really weird. Thank you for the review!
                            Yes I have noticed that too. It is a bit odd
                            After more than 25 years in both, the irony is that the Rep world is more real than the Gen world


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                              #15
                              The dial of this watch looks better than other earlier models/versions. Wear it in good health!

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