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Datejust 36 - DJF vs ARF?

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    did you install the gen dw directly or did you modify something ?

    In any case djf seems to be a good alternative: reliable movement (in theory) rather good dial color.

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      Originally posted by swags-45 View Post
      Here it is, my physical ARF vs DJF Blue:

      ARF Datejust 36, 116234 SS V2 904L Blue Jubilee SA3135

      VS

      DJF V2 904L SS 1:1 Best Edition Blue Oyster Bracelet A2824

      Both from InTime...great experience...

      Pictures are below.

      Note: The ARF includes my failed effort to install a Gen date wheel. You can identify this in the pictures with the date stuck at “4” and out of position. The ARF had originally the bulky/ugly font, which was the catalyst for this endeavor.

      I could find little difference between the ARF and DJF.

      The ARF Blue is slightly lighter and has a more silver sunburst effect. The DJF Blue still has the sunburst effect but is slightly darker. It’s only noticeable if seeing them physically side by side.

      The DJF has a much better datewheel font, stock.

      There are a few other very slight perceived differences in crown size and placement on dial, dial markers. I can’t say which is more true to Gen.

      And yes, I was able to put the ARF Jubilee on the DJF case. It was an absolutely perfect fit.

      You will see this in the final pictures. I’m quite pleased with the final product!

      Now, I also have an ARF with a non-functioning Gen datewheel and a DJF oyster bracelet that I need to part with...

      Enjoy the pics below!











      Thanks for the side-by-sides!

      Looks like DJF has a very purple tint to the blue dial ?

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        Thanks, this make me willingful to pay for the ARF jubilee to put on my DJF DJ silver.

        Hopefully I can find it within decent pricing

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          I might end up doing the same. My TD says the only way to get my bracelet fixed is to buy a new one, he offered to pay for 1/2 the cost. I dont want to put that extra cost on the TD. I already ordered a Jubilee off Ebay, if that doesnt fit then I'm just going to order an ARF one.

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            Thanks for the pics swags, both watches look good. Does anyone know which of the 2 has the dial closest to gen? I'm leaning towards the djf model due to movement and stock dw being better however if the arf dial is closer to gen i would go for that.

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              I'm very interested in picking one of these up. The DJF looks better OTB because of the date font and it's cheaper, but the movement isn't compatible with gen dial etc as far as I know. Would it be possible for a modder here to install gen dial and DW on the ARF for me? I'd love to have one modded to be as gen as possible, maybe even gen xtal as well.

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                Originally posted by Roadman View Post
                I'm very interested in picking one of these up. The DJF looks better OTB because of the date font and it's cheaper, but the movement isn't compatible with gen dial etc as far as I know. Would it be possible for a modder here to install gen dial and DW on the ARF for me? I'd love to have one modded to be as gen as possible, maybe even gen xtal as well.
                If you plan on modding, get the ARF definitely. The dw is basically a drop in (you need to remove a jewel but it's not an issue).

                The dial fits right in.

                The crystal too.

                With these 3 mods you're not spending a fortune for a basically 1:1 watch. Dial 400$, Crystal 200 (prof, gen is 300-400), DW 100, watch 400, you're good to go

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                  Edit: Deleted as I got them mixed. Arf has better dial, but DJF has acceptable DW (to me) and jubilee bracelet (critical for me) and as noted, the dial colour is only really a tell when side by side. Also the DJF movement may be more reliable.

                  I am slightly kicking myself for passing up a DJF late last year but the slush fund had been spent elsewhere.

                  I think I would go for a DJF for these reasons and run it OOTB.

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                    Massakretor, I've never modded a watch before so forgive the dumb question... do I need to source the gen parts myself and send them to a modder along with the watch or can they generally source the parts themselves? Also who is good to contact on here about this? Thanks so much for the help!

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                      Usually it's best to source the parts yourself but your modder may be able to help.

                      As for who to use, it depends on where you are located?

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                        Located in the UK! Sorry should have said that haha.

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                          What about a recent 2018 model of a BP Factory 36mm Datejust? They come with a A3135 movement, but I personally know too little about this movement. Price wise they seem more than ok IMO.

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                            Originally posted by The Tourist View Post
                            What about a recent 2018 model of a BP Factory 36mm Datejust? They come with a A3135 movement, but I personally know too little about this movement. Price wise they seem more than ok IMO.

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                            A3135 is usually ETA 2836 but decorated to look like the 3135.

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                              So things didnt work out with getting a new end link for my DJF. Big thanks to swags-45 . Going to custom order one of the ARF Jubilee bracelets.

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                                How does the DJF compare to the older BP DJ?

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