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Well this little goodie arrived in the post today and I have to say I’m rather pleased.

It was only last Thursday that I came across a post showing off what I only imagined was one of the most beautiful looking Daytona’s I had seen. I really could not believe that it was a rep from the OP’s pictures so decided to take a deeper look.

This lead to an order being placed with Sead on Thursday and the watch being on my wrist this morning! Unbelievable service from my new “go to” dealer.

Reading up about the 904l Steel that ARF use in this watch peaked my interest and also scepticism, however in the hand, I am certain that there is a difference between this and the usual steel that is used. (Or at least the steel used in my Noob V7 Hulk) 

The quality of the watch is fantastic. It gleams and glistens in the sunlight in a way that I have only seen gen rolex’s do. Very impressive! 

The bracelet is like butter. Extremely smooth.

The dial is perfect from what I can see and everything seems to line up correctly.

The thickness, or rather thin-ness, of the watch is also noticeable. I understand that this is pretty much gen-like and it definitely feels like it compared to previous gens that I have held.

The ONLY negative to the watch is the noisy- ish - rotor. Although this is well known for this model and not a hard or expensive fix. One which I will be doing soon.

pictures are taken in a variety of lighting. Some with flash some without. And also some with the watch next to a Noob V7 Hulk and a Blue Regmariner for comparison on the steel colour. 

Enjoy! I know I am!! 

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Jasonbaylee

Good collection there!

Wear it well!


"There are more than 1 road to Rome...."

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Ilovethiscity

Enjoy kind Sir! 

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WatchaholicMallorca

Lovely, took mine off today for the first time since I got it last week

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OliverC
17 minutes ago, WatchaholicMallorca said:

Lovely, took mine off today for the first time since I got it last week

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I hardly want to take mine off! 

The way it looks in sunlight! 

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josmcg

Where did you get this watch? Cost?


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Talha

lovely Daytona. Wear it with pride. 

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OliverC
16 hours ago, josmcg said:

Where did you get this watch? Cost?


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Watch was bought from Sead (supermirrors) over on the repgeek forum.

About £360 including shipping (after converting to pounds from dollars) 

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Dmclift

Hi, lovely piece here!

 

Could you confirm the weight at all?  Sorry to be a pain!

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deju

looking good, from out the gate ARF have really up'd the bar on quality 

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timewellspent
Lovely, took mine off today for the first time since I got it last week
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Stunninggggggg, waiting a couple months to see how this movement works out then pulling the trigger. Wear well my friend.

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HeftyJohnson
On 19/02/2018 at 10:13, OliverC said:

About £360 including shipping (after converting to pounds from dollars) 

How was it shipped and what method of payment did you use out of curiosity? I typically use visa, which normally has a 25% charge whacked on top, then the shipping is extortionate. I normally see a watch priced at $458 and just assume it’ll cost around £458 after the hidden costs!

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OliverC
On 03/03/2018 at 23:27, HeftyJohnson said:

How was it shipped and what method of payment did you use out of curiosity? I typically use visa, which normally has a 25% charge whacked on top, then the shipping is extortionate. I normally see a watch priced at $458 and just assume it’ll cost around £458 after the hidden costs!

Paid via PayPal, no extra charges and shipped via Royal Mail special delivery. Was extremely reasonable 

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HeftyJohnson
23 minutes ago, OliverC said:

Paid via PayPal, no extra charges and shipped via Royal Mail special delivery. Was extremely reasonable 

Which TD did you use?! :O

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OliverC

Sead (supermirrors) over on the repgeek forum 

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HeftyJohnson
11 hours ago, OliverC said:

Sead (supermirrors) over on the repgeek forum 

I’ll ceetain be placing my next order with him! 

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WolfieWST

Excellent choice there! ;)

Maybe I actually need a Daytona after all...

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Teenyweeny

Calling all TDs.... come take my money !!!!


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Urminme

Hey so he ARF does not come with a functioning chrono right? I thought that's what I heard and that the new noob one is fatter in size but had the chronograph. 

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crimsonnq
1 hour ago, Urminme said:

Hey so he ARF does not come with a functioning chrono right? I thought that's what I heard and that the new noob one is fatter in size but had the chronograph. 

I believe it has a working seconds at 6, but the subdials at 3 and 9 are non-functioning so no this isn't a working chronograph. That was apparently a compromise that had to be made to get the thickness of the case as close to gen as possible.

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Casawelli1
On 3.4.2018 at 05:31, crimsonnq said:

I believe it has a working seconds at 6, but the subdials at 3 and 9 are non-functioning so no this isn't a working chronograph. That was apparently a compromise that had to be made to get the thickness of the case as close to gen as possible.

All true. I got mine today also from Sead (supermirrors) and it is stunning.

And I won’t miss any Chrono on the little sub-dials anyhow, which I wouldn’t miss on a gen either...in a time of smart phones, those functions are definitely not needed in daily life and are for freaks only...

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crimsonnq
4 hours ago, Casawelli1 said:

All true. I got mine today also from Sead (supermirrors) and it is stunning.

And I won’t miss any Chrono on the little sub-dials anyhow, which I wouldn’t miss on a gen either...in a time of smart phones, those functions are definitely not needed in daily life and are for freaks only...

Casawelli1, I've got a gold one arriving any day now on the oysterflex band. Can you tell me what your thoughts are on the loudness of the rotor? I've been hearing reports suggesting it's extremely loud?

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Casawelli1

Sorry for very late reply.
I can‘t complain about the rotor at all and the Daytona has most wristtime ever since arrival...


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josmcg

Stunninggggggg, waiting a couple months to see how this movement works out then pulling the trigger. Wear well my friend.

I’ve been wearing mine as a daily beater now for 6 months and no problem with the movement. Mine has never had any noise issues either.


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Casawelli1, I've got a gold one arriving any day now on the oysterflex band. Can you tell me what your thoughts are on the loudness of the rotor? I've been hearing reports suggesting it's extremely loud?

My ARF is not loud at all.


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