Gen blue changes all the time. It’s black in dimmer light. The biggest tell on these is the brushing highlight on the lugs is parallel, and on the gen it is angled. Same problem with 5 digit Rolex reps.Did anyone get to do a Gen vs. Rep comparison? Mostly I care about the blue color.
My crown tube is not that excessively long, but maybe I just got lucky there and I have never noticed the lug brushing issue, so that is minimal to me. The lume on the bezel at 12 did fall out and I used a toothpick to drop a tiny bit of white paint in the fitting, and one of the ceramic balls on the claps also seems to have fallen out, but it still stays secured as normal. Normally, issues like those would turn me off of a watch, but this thing is so well made I can excuse the faults. Mine came from m2m as well, so who knows how much it was worn before me.I would love to have more feedback on this watch. Other than the length of the crown hub, which appears to be slightly longer than the Gen, and the brushing highlight on the lugs, what is your opinion of the watch for those of you who own it?