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    VSF Datejust 41 Rhodium Dial - Review & Macros

    I received my new VSF Datejust 41 from Sead yesterday. The parcel arrived 11 days after QC approval which is super fast these days for a shipment from China. First impression is great, looks and feels great. Thanks again to Sead for his service, everything's aligned well, the movement started up out of the box without winding, keeps time well.

    Build quality on this one is really good, expected nothing else from VSF. It's a little ahead of my ARF DJ41 in some details e.g. the crown. The bracelet is just as good as the ones I know from my VSF AT and the VSF 126610LN. No oil treatment is necessary, edges feel less sharp than my 126610 bracelet actually, clasp opens and closes with a solid click. Workmanship on the metal parts is on the same level as my ARF DJ41, only the hands (hour hand in particular) could be finished a little better. Polished and brushed surfaces on the case and bracelt look good, see macros below. The dial print is reasonably sharp, datewheel print has the usual minor imperfections close up, not visible with the naked eye. Maybe a little less 3D/bumped than a gen R factory datewheel print. The hands and markers are OK but worse than on my 126610, take a look at the hour hand shot to see what I mean. The dial markers are good with no critical finishing issues. The fluted bezel is finished perfectly, very nice polished surfaces and tack sharp teeth. The rehaut and datewheel are aligned, with the serial numbers not 100% perfectly distributed between the minute markers. All barely visible to the eyes, below pictures are at 10x to 30x magnification. SELs and SEL recess look good, clasp finish as well, both the brushing and polished middle links. Here's a ton of pictures for your enjoyment, they're all linked to the full size images upon click. Sorry for some dust, lints and smudges I didn't get properly cleaned.

    Edit: one more thing regarding the cyclops. It's OK, but still a bit away from R factory as you can see in the comparison shots. It seems to run out flatter towards the edges. The gen cyclops has what I call the "acrylic" look, not replicated by any rep crystal so far. Ther's a kind of additional bevel around the edge of the gen cyclops, see side-by-side with gen crystal on my ARF below.















































































    Last edited by YellowFin; 21-01-21, 10:42.

    #2
    Nice review mate, appreciate it

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      #3
      Thanks for the review, nice watch.Need to get one but I always thought it is for people which are over 70. Will pick a black one after CNY.


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        #4
        Thank you for the review, I have the black one otw! Cant wait!

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          #5
          Great right up mate. Looks really good. Think I’ll pick up the blue on jubilee.

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            #6
            Originally posted by guru View Post
            Thanks for the review, nice watch.Need to get one but I always thought it is for people which are over 70. Will pick a black one after CNY.
            Thought the same until I had it on my arm. It goes really well with a biz casual outfit like Chinos and a shirt (or Polo).

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              #7
              How do you find the sunburst on the dial?

              Helpful review btw.

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                #8
                Originally posted by mistermagoo View Post
                How do you find the sunburst on the dial?

                Helpful review btw.
                The sunburst effect/reflections seem a bit more pronounced on the blue ARF dial. Might be due to the colour though.
                Last edited by YellowFin; 21-01-21, 11:21.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by YellowFin View Post

                  Thought the same until I had it on my arm. It goes really well with a biz casual outfit like Chinos and a shirt (or Polo).
                  I only wear chinos and Polos, so I will get one.
                  Jubi or Oyster? I like the Jubi on pictures, when I had it on my
                  Pepsi, I didn‘t like it.


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                  Last edited by guru; 21-01-21, 11:57.

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                    #10
                    Wow looks great ????????


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                      #11
                      Great review, thank you for your time and feedback. Amazing close up pictures too. Would do take face up/face down/sides of the overall watch please? Outdoor shots too?

                      All the components looks very well build indeed, and that DW is one of the best upgrade regarding what ARF used to offer.

                      It seems ARF lost his DJ crown boys.
                      Last edited by mrsullivan; 21-01-21, 12:37.

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                        #12
                        Coronet, Markers on the Dial have improved a lot and looks spot on.
                        I don't see any bleeding of ink on the Datewheel and they are almost 90% to the mark...
                        Brushing has improved a lot but still needs bit of improvement

                        Just makes me wonder, if VSF can make such a good watch with awesome movements, why someone needs a low end Swiss made watches anymore?

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by guru View Post

                          I only wear chinos and Polos, so I will get one.
                          Jubi or Oyster? I like the Jubi on pictures, when I had it on my
                          Pepsi, I didn‘t like it.


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                          Jubilee for dressy, oyster for more sporty look. Always jubilee on DJ for me!

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by YellowFin View Post
                            I received my new VSF Datejust 41 from Sead yesterday. The parcel arrived 11 days after QC approval which is super fast these days for a shipment from China. First impression is great, looks and feels great. Thanks again to Sead for his service, everything's aligned well, the movement started up out of the box without winding, keeps time well.

                            Build quality on this one is really good, expected nothing else from VSF. It's a little ahead of my ARF DJ41 in some details e.g. the crown. The bracelet is just as good as the ones I know from my VSF AT and the VSF 126610LN. No oil treatment is necessary, edges feel less sharp than my 126610 bracelet actually, clasp opens and closes with a solid click. Workmanship on the metal parts is on the same level as my ARF DJ41, only the hands (hour hand in particular) could be finished a little better. Polished and brushed surfaces on the case and bracelt look good, see macros below. The dial print is reasonably sharp, datewheel print has the usual minor imperfections close up, not visible with the naked eye. Maybe a little less 3D/bumped than a gen R factory datewheel print. The hands and markers are OK but worse than on my 126610, take a look at the hour hand shot to see what I mean. The dial markers are good with no critical finishing issues. The fluted bezel is finished perfectly, very nice polished surfaces and tack sharp teeth. The rehaut and datewheel are aligned, with the serial numbers not 100% perfectly distributed between the minute markers. All barely visible to the eyes, below pictures are at 10x to 30x magnification. SELs and SEL recess look good, clasp finish as well, both the brushing and polished middle links. Here's a ton of pictures for your enjoyment, they're all linked to the full size images upon click. Sorry for some dust, lints and smudges I didn't get properly cleaned.

                            Edit: one more thing regarding the cyclops. It's OK, but still a bit away from R factory as you can see in the comparison shots. It seems to run out flatter towards the edges. The gen cyclops has what I call the "acrylic" look, not replicated by any rep crystal so far. Ther's a kind of additional bevel around the edge of the gen cyclops, see side-by-side with gen crystal on my ARF below.


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                            Thanks for Your Review...i see more quality in your photos than in TD’s threads

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                              #15
                              The watch looks great, thanks for the photos and your review. Now we await VSf Dj 36 Jubilee smooth bezel ... model 126200

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