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ARF Batman GMT 116710 BLNR photo review

ziggycharly

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How’s the AR in the cyclops? Been satisfied with vsf offerings lately so hoping ARF are comparable
 
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How is the dw and xtal? Is it necessary to change to a gen? Overall, the pics look great! Very promising.
 
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Got my QC today, transition on 18 is a little bit below 18, maybe 2/10 of a millimeter and DW sits low. Will put an VR moment in, so no problem with the DW.

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Got my QC today, transition on 18 is a little bit below 18, maybe 2/10 of a millimeter and DW sits low. Will put an VR moment in, so no problem with the DW.

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Beautiful piece

Did you order from Puretime?


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Got my QC today, transition on 18 is a little bit below 18, maybe 2/10 of a millimeter and DW sits low. Will put an VR moment in, so no problem with the DW.

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That is what I saw in another guy’s QC. But OP’s pics seem to show otherwise (higher transition on the 18)? Very strange
 

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m5smg2

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Very beautiful. I'm tempted!

Is the crystal sticking out or does it just look like that on some pics?
Thanks. I’ll take a profile pic tomorrow for the crystal height..
 

m5smg2

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The crystal and cyclops have more black hole effect than the LN. It may be the new cyclops from the their V4 Sub?
 
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m5smg2

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Got my QC today, transition on 18 is a little bit below 18, maybe 2/10 of a millimeter and DW sits low. Will put an VR moment in, so no problem with the DW.

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Guru your 18 looks to be in the 8. Not the most clear photos, but it looks correct. Can you post a clearer QC pic?
 
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I would be curious to see your qc just to understand this transition of 18 from your beautiful batman to that of others

were you lucky or the photos of the td are not the best?


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I'm curious what you use to take these pictures that always look so good. Is it simply your phone or do you have a DSLR? And do you use any filter after taking them?

Thanks bud. Just an iPhone with a clean lens, good light, and a steady hand. No filters
 

m5smg2

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I would be curious to see your qc just to understand this transition of 18 from your beautiful batman to that of others

were you lucky or the photos of the td are not the best?


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I think guru QC pic is dark and not that clear but his 18 looks the same as mine. Heres my Puretime QC pics bud. See for yourself:
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m5smg2

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Here is another pic
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I think you can see the 18 better in your first pic and it looks correct. Please share some pics when you receive it.
 

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This is really nice, the 1rst correct BLNR insert OOTB, at least.
Only thing now : the movement. One can deal with the SH3186 of course but still, not the best knowing the VR is a better option, and swapping may need a bit of work. As ARF open a new path with this bezel insert, we can hope other factories will jump in, with a chance to see one coming with a VR soon.

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m5smg2

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About the 18 argument, see the first 2 gen pics and the ARF last. The blue is just in the 8 but not up the 8 openings. It’s also not below the 8
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