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    Rolex SD43 GEN vs ARF review

    Hi guys

    Here we go, a mini review side by side Rolex SD43 126600 vs ARF V3.

    I wait almost one year for that Gen, I received it in April and just received the ARF V3 2 days ago.

    Sorry for the poor quality pictures, I used my iPhone XS Max, I don’t have any professional camera.

    Please feel free to ask any question, I will be happy to answer.

    I’ve done 2 mini gen vs rep reviews in the past , Gen AP survivor vs Noob and Gen Blue deapsea vs Noob v7.




























    Gen


    Rep


    Lume, Rep on the left


    I’am not an expert so I will give only my opinion about flaws I noticed.

    Please keep on mind that the replica is about 400€ and the Gen is 12000€, ARF did a good work on the V3.

    1 - Bezel insert color is good on the ARF but still a little bit darker then the Gen.

    2 - The red text color is brighter on the Gen.

    3 - Dial color is a little bit darker on the REP.

    4 - Dial text on the Gen is a littler bit different.

    5 - Different engraving text on the buckle

    6 - The logo on the REP buckle is off

    I’am sure there is lot of other flaws I didn’t noticed but what is sure is ARF done an excellent work on this one, without putting theme side by side it’s very hard to call it except if you are an Rolex expert.

    I think I will wear only the ARF and put the Gen in a safe place

    Thanks for watching.

    Cheers
    Last edited by zaeim; 23-08-19, 08:06.
    Review - Audemars Piguet ROO Survivor (GEN vs REP)

    DSSD Blue Gen vs Rep (V7) side By side

    #2
    Very Nice comparison thanks for sharing, I’ve been eyeing up one of these for a while and now I am defiantly going to pull the trigger! Don’t think you can get a better Rolex ootb in my opinion.

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      #3
      Thanks Zaeim for the review.

      I really liked your deep blue and survivor reviews also.
      APP ROO: Blue Batons, White Themes, GPFC, GPRG, RB2 Plat, RB2 Ti, White & Blue Montoya, Trulli, Buemi, Schumi, LBJ, RG PO Mexico, Don Ramon, White & Brown Safari, Auto Tour 2010 & 2012, Ceramic, Ginza, Panda, Navy, Survivor, Volcano, RGRC PAM: 569, 508, 364, 382 Bronzo, Egiziano, 425, 187, IWC: ZF Chrono, Big Pilot PP, Portugieser, Rolex: Daytona Blue Arab, Plat, 2016 Ceramic + most Subs and GMTs

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        #4
        I should’ve gotten the black vs hulk. grr

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          #5
          zaeim is there any difference in weight? Does it feel much different on the wrist?

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            #6
            Thanks for this awesome comparison!

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              #7
              Originally posted by rlos1000 View Post
              I should’ve gotten the black vs hulk. grr
              This is a sea dweller not a submariner. The hulk is a submarner.

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                #8
                I really like the datewheel. Looks so gen and not to bold!

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by xartan View Post

                  This is a sea dweller not a submariner. The hulk is a submarner.
                  yea, i wish i had gone that route. the sea dwellers look a lot sharper to me

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Lawny View Post
                    zaeim is there any difference in weight? Does it feel much different on the wrist?
                    I will check it when it’s possible and let you know
                    Review - Audemars Piguet ROO Survivor (GEN vs REP)

                    DSSD Blue Gen vs Rep (V7) side By side

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Runna180haiza View Post
                      I really like the datewheel. Looks so gen and not to bold!
                      The rep looks a bit bolder to me. But not bad at all!

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                        #12
                        I’m excited as I have a v3 on the way from Li. This comparison makes me even more confident it was a good decition to get one.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by xartan View Post
                          I’m excited as I have a v3 on the way from Li. This comparison makes me even more confident it was a good decition to get one.
                          I have to agree mate, it looks same even to my OCD.
                          Is just movement different in V3 or smt else as well?

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                            #14
                            Very nice comparison bro. Thanks for sharing.


                            What bothers me the most about ARF rolex reps in general, is the 12 o’clock marker (and to a lesser extent the 9 and 6 markers), which all have flat/pointy hour surrounds.

                            ARF lume (in general) is also too white and flat. Gen lume is raised slightly and grainy/puffy.

                            Everything else is spot on as far as I am concerned...just hour marker surrounds and lume colour.

                            ARF seem to have fixed the pointy/flat 12 marker surround on the latest subs, hopefully they will fix the SD43K soon.

                            However, let’s not forget the price difference.


                            Sent from my iPhone using RWI

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Cadows View Post

                              I have to agree mate, it looks same even to my OCD.
                              Is just movement different in V3 or smt else as well?
                              I thought it came with either a2824 or 3135. But I only see the 2824 for v3. But I don’t intent to franken so I prefer the ETA clone anyway.

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