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The new ARF A4130 Yellow Gold Basel Daytona

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Hey!

Finally, this order arrived. By far my worst one yet, because I drove directly to the post office after a two-hour drive, then to my apartment. I decided to open the watch first, even though I had to piss like a motherfucker. Used my brand new (note, sharp) knife to open the package. Me, tripping like a bitch due to my full bladder sliced up my left thumb. So that’s nice.

 

The watch however, is fantastic! It arrives in this brilliant service-box from the «The Hourglass» boutique in Australia... So, thanks to The Hourglass!

http://www.thehourglass.com/boutiques/australia/

 

Moving on, here she is. Brilliant little thing. It came with the chrono seconds at 58, and the pushers unscrewed. Chrono restarted, and reset like a charm. Screwed the pushers back in, never to be used again. The @3 and @9 are faux dials anyways.

So, this new movement is exciting. I’m excited to see how long it lasts, and if it proves reliable! It’s so thin it’s ALMOST Daytona spec from caseback to crystal. Rotor is noisy, so they haven’t fixed that :p

The dial is pure porn, and crisp like a motherfucker. She plays SO nice under certain lighting conditions. The Oysterflex band only has three positions, and the tightest one just barely fits me. Clasp feels cheap as fuck, and I’d expect more from a watch this expensive. Nonetheless, it looks the part.

Stocks from the ARF factory is limited, so be aware of LONG delivery time for this piece. Questions? Fire away. Enjoy the pics.

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This looks great. Thanks for sharing the pics. Still contemplating one, but dunno how I’d get on with the Oysterflex, although see ARF have released a stainless ceramic Panda with same movement that is also tempting.

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I like the watch a lot, can't deal with the rubber bracelet just personally.  But that looks money.

 

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Haha, that's hilarious they repped the Hour Glass' box. 

 

Looks great. 

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I’m not normally into Daytona ‘s but this looks great! 

Yet again more temptation!

 

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Look´s  the Business! i´m tempted but a bit worried of the reliebility of the movement.

not to mention my universial fear of Goldplating  Fading to soon ....

wear it in good health

 

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Looks great pal!

The White Dial with Stainless Steel Bracelet looks nice too!

The price though......:thud:

Enjoy wearing it in the best of health mate!

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Thanks for great feedback guys. She’s a keeper! Usually I find things to «pick» on my watches. You know, things that separates them from gen.

 

This however, looks so damn real. I’ve checked with tonnes of pictures, and she’s spot on. 

 

The accuracy though, DAMN if my QC pics weren’t lying.

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(QC claimed 4.2 sec a day)

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I’m still overwhelmed by this watch. Brought out my Macro lens.

This is the 10x macro. I was actually looking for the etched rolex crown, but I couldn’t find it. But look at these details! How do repmakers do this?!

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I’m used to doing these macro shots only to find «rough edges» on hands and poor dial print. But LOOK AT THIS!!!!

 

I eventually jacked up the macro to 15x and brought out my LED-Lenser. Guess what I found!!

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The @6 crown is there, but it’s so gen-like you can’t see it with the naked eye. I’ve never seen this before.

 

The lume after exposed to intense lighting is nice, but I’m dissapointed at the «everyday lume».

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Gold is not my thing, however that is a stunner. Enjoy it.

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10 hours ago, Mr_baldwin said:

Do it man! 

Price is steep, but holy cow, the details!

(And maybe wait and see if my movement goes to shit any time soon)

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Those macro shots are just making me want one even more now!

I thought my v7 Noob Hulk was outstanding, but the attention to detail on this looks amazing. 

This may have to be my 40th birthday present watch since I can’t get the watch I wanted. Might even have to get the stainless Panda version too ;) 

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11 hours ago, Chiquita Fanjita said:

Those macro shots are just making me want one even more now!

I thought my v7 Noob Hulk was outstanding, but the attention to detail on this looks amazing. 

This may have to be my 40th birthday present watch since I can’t get the watch I wanted. Might even have to get the stainless Panda version too ;) 

Agreed this and a panda seems to be a must now.. god help me if they release the gold on a bracelet 

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Haha but holy shit, that price.

If the movement is up to par, it’s definately worth it. But only time will tell.

when they release the fully working A4130 clone (presumably next summer) I’ll just have to go for the ceramic panda or chocolate.

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34 minutes ago, 4pekatt said:

Haha but holy shit, that price.

If the movement is up to par, it’s definately worth it. But only time will tell.

when they release the fully working A4130 clone (presumably next summer) I’ll just have to go for the ceramic panda or chocolate.

I know what you mean about the price, but still cheaper than most AP’s I’ve bought.

I never use the chrono, so the faux 3 & 9 subdials don’t bother me. Had loads of 7750 PAM’s and AP’s and used the chrono maybe once on only a few of them.

Hopefully the 4130 will be stable if the chrono isn’t used.

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She's been on the wrist nonstop. Starting a new week together!

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1 hour ago, 4pekatt said:

She's been on the wrist nonstop. Starting a new week together!

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Please stop, my missus might end up without a Christmas present if you continue!

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4 hours ago, Mmatt said:

What size wrist could this watch fit? I'd love to get one but my worry is that it won't be small enough.

If I run a ruler where my watch would be on the wrist, it reads out 17,5cm.  Anything less than 17cm will be too small, and the watch would just dangle about. 

My hand/wrist ratio is out of this world. 

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