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    Beautiful insert! Nice platinum and blue color. Swap the crystal and you have a beautiful batman


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      Originally posted by ryantunna View Post

      I’m thinking of putting a jubilee on it. Wondering if noobs will fit well or should try arf again


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      Noob jubilee should fit. I put an ARF GMT LN bracelet on a Noob 126710 BLRO case and the fit is perfect.
      Last edited by KJ2020; 16-01-21, 05:08.
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        Originally posted by jcher View Post
        Bringing more pictures of the ARF BLRN against the GEN.


        looks like 2 ARF to meThe bezel insert on the supposed to be gen looks pretty bad
        Last edited by guru; 16-01-21, 11:04.

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          Originally posted by guru View Post

          looks like 2 ARF to meThe bezel insert on the support to be gen looks pretty bad
          Double post - tapa
          Last edited by jcher; 16-01-21, 10:15.

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            Originally posted by guru View Post

            looks like 2 ARF to meThe bezel insert on the support to be gen looks pretty bad
            Looks like 116710blnr isn't your expertise then as the watch is genuine... ;-)

            Arf bezel has some transition lines (hardly noticeable) other than that it is as close as it gets to the genuine one


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            Last edited by jcher; 16-01-21, 10:24.

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              Originally posted by jcher View Post

              Looks like 116710blnr isn't your expertise then as the watch is genuine... ;-)

              Arf bezel has some transition lines (hardly noticeable) other than that it is as close as it gets to the genuine one


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              Well, I am not an expert on the BLNR but the engravings on the gen bezel look bad in some numbers.
              No transition lines don‘t make a Gen. My doesn‘t have any transition lines in the Pics I posted above.
              But it is maybe the light?


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                Originally posted by guru View Post

                Well, I am not an expert on the BLNR but the engravings on the gen bezel look bad in some numbers.
                No transition lines don‘t make a Gen. My doesn‘t have any transition lines in the Pics I posted above.
                But it is maybe the light?

                Better picture of the GEN ;-)

                On the other pictures you can tell the gen by simply looking at the CG
                Last edited by jcher; 17-01-21, 20:47.

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                  Originally posted by guru View Post

                  No transition lines don‘t make a Gen.
                  Another shot of the ARF vs GEN



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                    Originally posted by jcher View Post

                    Another shot of the ARF vs GEN


                    looks better

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                      wow. thx for viewing.

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                        Originally posted by jcher View Post

                        Better ;-)

                        On the other pictures you can tell the gen by simply looking at the CG
                        For those who are not 1000% macro freaks, it's very hard to tell gen and this arf apart. Comparing to my friends gen it's so hard to see which one is the rep that I cannot describe. CG is hard to spot nor I can see any diff to be honest. The only complain i have is the squeaky bracelet that had to be fixed with some grease.

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                          Originally posted by kennycoder View Post

                          For those who are not 1000% macro freaks, it's very hard to tell gen and this arf apart. Comparing to my friends gen it's so hard to see which one is the rep that I cannot describe. CG is hard to spot nor I can see any diff to be honest. The only complain i have is the squeaky bracelet that had to be fixed with some grease.
                          How did you proceed exactly? Greasing the individual pins for each link or..?


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                            I would just ultrasonic clean and wear it, my last arf bracelet was also squeaky from the beginning and it solved allone within some days of wearing.

                            I think it's normal with new bracelets because the tollerances are very small between links and pins and there can sure occur some squeaky places that should disappear after some wear. I think better it squeaks than when it rattles, that indicates a nice tight bracelet!

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                              I'm so conflicted, I wish there was a definitive correct rep to get. But as far as reading between the 3 or so different threads with the 116710BLNR go I believe the following applies. Although I'm certain that I will be put right in due course.

                              ARF

                              Pros
                              Seems like a good choice for overall construction -
                              Good crystal and bezel/transition quality (and colour?)

                              Cons
                              The movement is sub-par compared to VR
                              Thin crownguards
                              Potentially poor quality bracelet.
                              incorrect serif per gen dial print - not a big issue.

                              VRF
                              Pros
                              Closest to gen dial accuracy
                              Reliable movement and good DW
                              "Correct2 crown guards - as far as they can be
                              Good color on the bezel
                              Good bracelet?

                              Cons
                              Incorrect 126710 case shape and marked as the same between the lugs?
                              Poor bezel transition in some units
                              Sub-par crystal - not something that I can see
                              Variation in hand lume width and border between batch 1 and 2 (believe KJ2020 knows more about this)

                              ROF

                              Pros
                              Unknown quantity as yet for the batman -
                              Has VR Movement
                              Cheapest of the 3.

                              Cons
                              Sub-par crystal - worse than VRF
                              Possibly same bezel construction as VRF
                              Asymetric CGs?

                              Feel free to put me right, as I want to pick up a batman but want to understand which the best compromise is first.

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                                Originally posted by MJH89 View Post
                                I'm so conflicted, I wish there was a definitive correct rep to get. But as far as reading between the 3 or so different threads with the 116710BLNR go I believe the following applies. Although I'm certain that I will be put right in due course.

                                ARF

                                Pros
                                Seems like a good choice for overall construction -
                                Good crystal and bezel/transition quality (and colour?)

                                Cons
                                The movement is sub-par compared to VR
                                Thin crownguards
                                Potentially poor quality bracelet.
                                incorrect serif per gen dial print - not a big issue.

                                VRF
                                Pros
                                Closest to gen dial accuracy
                                Reliable movement and good DW
                                "Correct2 crown guards - as far as they can be
                                Good color on the bezel
                                Good bracelet?

                                Cons
                                Incorrect 126710 case shape and marked as the same between the lugs?
                                Poor bezel transition in some units
                                Sub-par crystal - not something that I can see
                                Variation in hand lume width and border between batch 1 and 2 (believe KJ2020 knows more about this)

                                ROF

                                Pros
                                Unknown quantity as yet for the batman -
                                Has VR Movement
                                Cheapest of the 3.

                                Cons
                                Sub-par crystal - worse than VRF
                                Possibly same bezel construction as VRF
                                Asymetric CGs?

                                Feel free to put me right, as I want to pick up a batman but want to understand which the best compromise is first.
                                il say go for ARF and if you want to throw in a VR movement, The ARF one isn't bad. Had mine for about a month and not had a single issue even with the jumping hand

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