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The VSF Submariners Thread

jkrw247

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Dear all, who has full gold 40mm subs? 116618 LN LB

Please sell to me if you don't want it! Thank you! :)
 

Paolo_Gaz

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Submariner 41mm 126610 LV Kermit 904L Steel VSF 1:1 VS3235
bought on January 15 arrived today February 03. I like it very much, a small defect in the closing clip to be rectified and a little dirt to clean on the dial. For the rest vsf is a really good product. I have not removed the plastic because the watch is a gift and it is not for me.
 

gibbo1988

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My 126610LN arrived today.

Everything is perfect… except..

The clasp, big gap where the crown clips down and it doesn’t clip down as hard as I’d like

What’s the best clasp replacement?

I don’t think I can wear it like this, it wasn’t apparent in QC pics

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gibbo1988

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You think maybe it’s being caused by all the stickers still on it?

I’m too eager to pick faults…. Yes I’ve removed stickers now and it’s helped. It’s not perfect but better than it was, thank you


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1breitling

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My 126610LN arrived today.

Everything is perfect… except..

The clasp, big gap where the crown clips down and it doesn’t clip down as hard as I’d like

What’s the best clasp replacement?

I don’t think I can wear it like this, it wasn’t apparent in QC pics

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I wouldn't let this bother you, I have a CF 114060 and my clasp has about the same gap as yours does. The clasp code on mine is 1LD which I believe many consider as one of the better ones. Enjoy it friend, I'd love a VSF like yours right about now.
 

gibbo1988

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I wouldn't let this bother you, I have a CF 114060 and my clasp has about the same gap as yours does. The clasp code on mine is 1LD which I believe many consider as one of the better ones. Enjoy it friend, I'd love a VSF like yours right about now.

Mines 1LQ. It’s maybe something I can live with now I’ve removed the stickers.

The only weaker points are the bracelet and clasp. Bracelet is slightly rattly in comparison to my 2021 Gen datejust on jubilee.. I’ve got it soaking in baby oil as we speak, it’s never going to feel 100% gen but hopefully helps


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matty1938

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That’s my pre raid VSF now with Steve for my gen xtal DW and hands to be put on :D
 

RainbowNato

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My pre-raid VSF 114 vs pre-vsf XF 116.

Ignore the dial and hands of the XF.

The case shape is identical, the stem height is very slightly different due to the ETA movement in the XF. Insert indices look much better on the VSF. The clasp is better on the XF marginally, though it closes with a less confident click than the VSF. The crystal is better on the VSF. The XF cyclops doesn't have the distortion like the 126 VSFs do, so thats a bonus.

If I ever get around to getting a dial + hand set for the XF, I'd prefer that in the long run just for the movement stability.

But I still love the VSF 114 enough to call it NWBIG. Only falls short of the super rep stat due to the 12 oclock triangle being a little shorter than gen, but I honestly doubt anyone gen owners will know.

 
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