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Avenger Grey Skyland Avenger V2 remake review

Discussion in 'Breitling Replicas' started by PolonusTM, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. PolonusTM

    PolonusTM RWI SUPPORTER    

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    I ordered graphite dial Skyland Avenger, from Joshua /Perfect Clones, the H-factory remake of their V2 from 2008, I suppose. Some things were corrected, like superlume. There are several excellent reviews of Noob and H-factory versions of this watch so I found it matured rep project and decided to make that little departure from my usual Panerai gusto. I allowed myself to put all pros and cons in one table:

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    More details:

    - I got the watch on Pro-2 SS bracelet with additional croco print walnut strap with rep Breitling buckle
    - the AR is very nice - it is very easy to hold the watch in such a way where sapphire totally "disappears".
    - it is my first rep with A7750 where chrono minute totalizer advances exactly at the right moment!
    - I love matte grey dial! I don't think black one is right for this watch - too much contrast and it hurts eyes, I suppose…
    - the softly embossed hour digits (gen and Noob have it sharp embossed) - are not a problem, You need to inspect it closely to spot this flaw.

    Bracelet:
    - quite well executed with some weak points - it's easy to call it "rep" for these awful bolts for bracelet length regulation
    - bolts are biggest tell, there are not "almost-flat", they are different to each other - heads shapes are all over the place. Only ONE bolt is correct to the gen, as you will see that on the video.
    - when you adjust clasp elements a bit, it starts to close with a nice, powerful click :)
    - correct markings with production date set to year 2007
    - need additional polishing (few minutes with CapeCod polish will do) since edges had some glue(?) residues


    Leather strap:
    - nice quality, probably one of the best rep straps
    - nice printed croco pattern
    - all correct markings apart from the stamp "Cuir Veritable" where "Croco Veritable" would be correct, since the strap has croco pattern.

    It is a matter of personal taste, but I would suggest to buy this watch with a nice rep strap instead of a bracelet which is awful light reflecting thing, way beyond my taste :/ Even in gen.
    The bracelet "eats" the watch while nice strap works particularly well. No mentioning metal parts scratch everything (i.e. caseback) and get scratches and swirls from everything, too.

    Ordering this watch with a strap has an additional benefit of avoiding scratches between lugs - inevitable thing during the process of bracelet installation, especially in rep-factory ;)
    Short advice - skip the bracelet ;)

    Some photos:
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    Photos from QC procedure:
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    Overall, I am VERY impressed by this watch. Visited local AD, the gens are not more impressive than this, really. Skipping the bracelet, of course ;)
    Lume is OK, since it is Luminova but You cannot expect too much with these small points and tiny hands. It is not Panerai's "demolish them with lume" thing, not at all.

    Little HD showcase:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8K3TYDGDGo"]Avenger - YouTube[/ame]
     
  2. Xman

    Xman Well-Known Member  

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    Good review, glad your happy with it :)
     
  3. hado67

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    Good review. Must say its tempting to get one!
     
  4. R2D4

    R2D4 ɹoʇɐɹʇsᴉuᴉɯp∀ Staff Member      

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    I love the speadsheet and the music. Great review.
     
  5. guru

    guru Well-Known Member      

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    Nice review, I always liked that watch. Swapping to gen eta 7750 is a 15 min job.
    Glad it comes now with super lume.
    Can you post a lume shot?


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  6. ThinkBachs

    ThinkBachs Do Not Sell To Or Buy From Me!!! No sale  

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    Love the review style- chart is awesome!
     
  7. PolonusTM

    PolonusTM RWI SUPPORTER    

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  8. guru

    guru Well-Known Member      

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    What else can you ask for....great. I may order one


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  9. locoandroid

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    Great review!! Nice pics
     
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    R2D4 ɹoʇɐɹʇsᴉuᴉɯp∀ Staff Member      

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    I stuck this thread. So many folks are linking to it. :)
     
  11. shaidx

    shaidx Well-Known Member  

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    wow! thats an awesome review, thanks so much.
    would anyone spare me their v3 caseback ?;P
     
  12. locoandroid

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    Great review and awesome pics
    Enjoy the watch
     
  13. jeffah123

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    Just ordered one!! Amazing watch!
     
  14. jeffah123

    jeffah123 Well-Known Member  

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    Got mine today!

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  15. basst22

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    Please help me with direct link to this watch (or the full name with i can find it on page.) I see lot of avengers and dont know the correct type
     
  16. Beef Supreme

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    Is Josh the only one who has the v2 remake?
     
  17. shaidx

    shaidx Well-Known Member  

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    Goto TD section click hont, emal him saying you want a v4 and wait for a reply. V4s are not on honts website but he does have stock
     
  18. shaidx

    shaidx Well-Known Member  

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    Got mine from Hont. Correct bezel "1" flagpole. I do see some v4s with the wrong "1"
     
  19. Beef Supreme

    Beef Supreme Well-Known Member  

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    Nice, thanks!




    And just cause,
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    That's a beautiful combination. Perfect!
     
  23. indiejones

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    I love this Watch I've been searching for weeks to find the right Replica Breitling for me... I've sent Joshua an email hoping he can hook me up with this Watch... I'm going to see if he can do it with a Fliplock Folding Clasp/Buckle
     
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    I recently ordered the grey Skyland V4 from Toro and I hope it measures up to the reps I've seen here.
     
  26. luminox

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    Hey Guys just curious about the SA grey dial on a Tony's website. Really eyeeing for those watch,and the price only $238,Just curious about the watch because Tony's did not mention about V2 remake from H factory or not.
    From my poin of view, i think they are from H Factory but i can not see clearly enough because the banner of Asian7750 watch had covering at a 3 o clock.
    So i decide to make purchase by sending my message to Tony's for asking the SA grey dial with V2 H-Factory.
    Tony said that Skyland Avenger V2 H Fac price was $278,and the grey dial one wasn't already.
    What do you think guys?why he said that the H Fac doesnt ready? if its doesn't so the V2 Skyland Avenger wasn't the H Factory?

    http://www.asian7750.com/cn/product_...0&P_id=857&ti=

    http://www.asian7750.com/cn/product_...0&P_id=858&ti=



    Thank you
     
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  28. {SAS}TB

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    Does anyone know of any TD's who have these in (Blue numeric dial with s/s/ bracelet) ?

    Ive looked around and none appear to explicitly say they are H Factory v4 / revised v2 ?

    Thanks :)
     
  29. marcel998

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    Ask [email protected] he is the best :)

    Got my V4 with black dial from him.

    It is not on his Homepage but he will get you what you are looking for if factory has stock ;)

    [email protected] also has them! Look for the ones with correct 1 on the bezel, this is V2/V4

    If the 1 is a flag it is one of the older models
     
  30. {SAS}TB

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    Cheers :)