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Rolex Datejust 36mm ARF vs GMF vs DJF

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    Rolex Datejust 36mm ARF vs GMF vs DJF

    Hello my repfam friends,

    I am not here to skip my homework but I am going to pull the trigger on a Rolex Datejust 36mm with Jubilee bracelet... I have been searching the forum for 4 months now. What i know is that Arf is a very good rep but its tell is the bold DW date which has improved on recent batches. The Rolex datejust from djf i think is good overall (better in terms of DW font compared to ARF) but it doesn't come with a Jubilee bracelet so it is a no go for me. Lastly, my TD (Sead) told me to buy a GMF rep of the watch with has a more reliable movement, better datefont than ARF (previous batches) and its only flaws seem to be in terms of the bracelet.

    So guys, as i am very selective can you please help me towards what's the best factory for the Rolex Datejust 36mm? I haven't seen many or not at all reps of GMF so that's why i am a bit anxious of buying a Rolex Datejust 36mm from GMF! What i need is the one that is closest to gen. I don't consider modding the watch in any way.

    Thanks in advance

    #2
    I decided to go with an ARF (just got my QC pics) because everything but the DW was best from what i read but the DW font does still look thicker than normal to me. However, I don't know how good GMF or DJF is

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      #3
      Arf with gen dw make a stunning watch.
      Some batches have the coronet on the dial too high and some not

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        #4
        Originally posted by Thugnasty7 View Post
        I decided to go with an ARF (just got my QC pics) because everything but the DW was best from what i read but the DW font does still look thicker than normal to me. However, I don't know how good GMF or DJF is
        stil buffled really difficult choice

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          #5
          Originally posted by nonox View Post
          Arf with gen dw make a stunning watch.
          Some batches have the coronet on the dial too high and some not
          i am leaning towards this decision! buying an ARF and then sourcing the gen DW is a bit frustrating for me. If i find a gen DW i just go to the watch smith and change it?

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            #6
            Originally posted by serafim.g View Post

            i am leaning towards this decision! buying an ARF and then sourcing the gen DW is a bit frustrating for me. If i find a gen DW i just go to the watch smith and change it?
            that or you can change it yourself with a tool kit.

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              #7
              I want to order a Datejust 36mm ARF but im not sure for movement 3135.. what dou you think about it ?



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                #8
                I read that the ARF will need expensive service pretty fast – that's at least what is holding me back. DJF was recommended if you are not into modding. Can anyone confirm?

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Ene Michele View Post
                  I want to order a Datejust 36mm ARF but im not sure for movement 3135.. what dou you think about it ?



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                  better go with djf or gmf which have a better movement that lasts longer and can be serviced for a cheaper price if something goes wrong

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by rlx82 View Post
                    I read that the ARF will need expensive service pretty fast – that's at least what is holding me back. DJF was recommended if you are not into modding. Can anyone confirm?
                    i confirm better go with djf and gmf in terms of movement

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                      #11
                      I agree with you
                      But i don’t found a datejust 36 mm with jubilee by Djf or gmf .. do you know any td that has it ?


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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Ene Michele View Post
                        I agree with you
                        But i don’t found a datejust 36 mm with jubilee by Djf or gmf .. do you know any td that has it ?


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                        no i dont sorry! i think you have to buy the rolex dj from djf and source a jubilee bracelet from ARF

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                          #13
                          Does anyone know which TD sells the DJ 36 djf with oyster bracelet with 901L steel? I know that some non TD sells it but want to buy from trusted TD only.
                          Last edited by Nille; 05-07-19, 07:52.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Nille View Post
                            Does anyone know which TD sells the DJ 36 djf with oyster bracelet with 901L steel? I know that some non TD sells it but want to buy from trusted TD only.
                            i think any td can source it

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