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Noob Daytona 116520 4130 2018 Clone Review - A Noob/ARF/GEN prospective

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Why couldn‘t I any pics


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deju
56 minutes ago, luxus564 said:

Why couldn‘t I any pics


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post images server cache it will sort its self in a few days.... all images load for me on .org and .cc 

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Khronos
1 hour ago, deju said:

See them on Chrono24 circa £5-600 

Oh..so it's ARF for me then :) Couldn't care less for the chrono..Thanks!

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1 hour ago, Khronos said:

Oh..so it's ARF for me then :) Couldn't care less for the chrono..Thanks!

Won’t be disappointed, 50% of 116500 ceramics on instagram posted by the 200k watch bloggers are ARF! 

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highrisedrifter
Posted (edited)
8 hours ago, deju said:

The comparison wrist shots are Noob vs Gen. 

Due to scheduling neither of us were in the country at the same time for ARF vs Gen. 

Oops my bad. I was having to look at the pictures individually by replacing org with cc, so obviously I got my wires crossed. Thanks for clarifying. Still, if that's what the Noob looks like compared to the Gen, I don't think it looks as catastrophically bad as some of the doomsayers say. Yes, it doesn't look Gen but it doesn't look terrible by a long way. I can see why you'd want to put a gen dial on it though and that's something for me to consider down the line.

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deju
6 minutes ago, highrisedrifter said:

Oops my bad. Thanks for clarifying. Still, if that's what the Noob looks like compared to the Gen, I don't think it looks as catastrophically bad as some of the doomsayers say. Yes, it doesn't look Gen but it doesn't look terrible by a long way. I can see why you'd want to put a gen dial on it though and that's something for me to consider down the line.

Yeah it’s not bad by any means and you’d have to be a rep guy to call it out. Without a gen in hand beside I don’t think many could it be guess work. 

We handed the two watches round our mates in the pub and it was 50/50 on what people said was real! 

We’re all just too fussy with small micro details that can’t be seen in the real world. 

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highrisedrifter
2 minutes ago, deju said:

We’re all just too fussy with small micro details that can’t be seen in the real world. 

Yeah that's not a bad thing by any means because it's the people who crave the 1:1 detail who will keep the factories making reps that are closer and closer to gen. And when that happens, we all win.

For us complete newbies it makes things harder when we come to compare. Still, i'm really enjoying the research a lot, as it happens. It feels like in my 40s i'm now learning a new skill and any day where I learn something new is a good day.

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roro6263

Hi Guys,

I already read the movement was a bit noisy, but never  heard that. Did you?

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The second hand @6 moves smoothly at 28800 BPH without any stuttering or stopping; a known issue with the ARF Daytona. The clutch was serviced when the Genuine ETA Rotor was installed.
 

Thx

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deju
5 hours ago, roro6263 said:

Hi Guys,

I already read the movement was a bit noisy, but never  heard that. Did you?

Thx

Yeah ARF is unwearable without fitting a decent rotor, sounds loud and gritty as F*** on the wrist.

Never heard of a known issue of stuttering or stopping. 

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roro6263
Posted (edited)
3 hours ago, deju said:

Yeah ARF is unwearable without fitting a decent rotor, sounds loud and gritty as F*** on the wrist.

Oh my God, really?? It's horrible!:Shocked:

Either I wait for the V2 :pointlaugh: or I go to the latest Noob with the fully functional chrono, but I did not hear a lot about it.  I couldn't find a discussion apart this thread.

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deju
44 minutes ago, roro6263 said:

Oh my God, really?? It's horrible!:Shocked:

Either I wait for the V2 :pointlaugh: or I go to the latest Noob with the fully functional chrono, but I did not hear a lot about it.  I couldn't find a discussion apart this thread.

It’s a simple modification, remove deco plate and rotor fit eta rotor and oil. After that it’s perfect! 

I really think unless you want to eventually franken then ARF is ideal! @WatchaholicMallorca Has my ARF and has compared to a Gen in real life, awesome watch. 

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roro6263
26 minutes ago, deju said:

It’s a simple modification, remove deco plate and rotor fit eta rotor and oil. After that it’s perfect! 

I really think unless you want to eventually franken then ARF is ideal! @WatchaholicMallorca Has my ARF and has compared to a Gen in real life, awesome watch. 

No, no Franken, just a good rep.

By cons, I don't understand very well (Sorry, I'm French) what I have to do when you say that:

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, remove deco plate and rotor fit eta rotor and oil.

Thanks for all.

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deju
2 hours ago, roro6263 said:

No, no Franken, just a good rep.

By cons, I don't understand very well (Sorry, I'm French) what I have to do when you say that:

Thanks for all.

@Glaude can translate he is also French :lol:

the ARF watch has a faux plate to make it look like the Rolex moment.

The rotor is hollow to accommodate this faux plate that is noisy. 

To fix the issue you can remove the faux plate and rotor. Fit a standard ETA rotor. 

Tres facile! :) 

 

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roro6263
20 minutes ago, deju said:

@Glaude can translate he is also French :lol:

the ARF watch has a faux plate to make it look like the Rolex moment.

The rotor is hollow to accommodate this faux plate that is noisy. 

To fix the issue you can remove the faux plate and rotor. Fit a standard ETA rotor. 

Tres facile! :) 

 

Okay, if I understand well, I have to buy another rotor to replace the one already installed?

Merci infiniment, mon ami.;)

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deju
30 minutes ago, roro6263 said:

Okay, if I understand well, I have to buy another rotor to replace the one already installed?

Merci infiniment, mon ami.;)

oui c'est ça exactement! :D 

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Glaude
1 hour ago, deju said:

oui c'est ça exactement! :D 

In french the word "cons" is the equivalent of "idiots" in English... :lol: 

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deju
16 minutes ago, Glaude said:

In french the word "cons" is the equivalent of "idiots" in English... :lol: 

:lol: bunch of cons! 

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deju

Fixed the images and links ladies :) 

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roro6263
15 hours ago, deju said:

Fixed the images and links ladies :) 

Thanks.

Finally, I chose the Noob 4130 white face. Ordered yesterday afternoon.:hookah:

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deju
2 hours ago, roro6263 said:

Thanks.

Finally, I chose the Noob 4130 white face. Ordered yesterday afternoon.:hookah:

Now the fun waiting game begins!! 

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roro6263
6 hours ago, deju said:

Now the fun waiting game begins!! 

Indeed!

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Killasam

@deju - Care to tell me how you got YOUR hands on the girl of MY dreams?

The 116520 takes the crown (< ahh) as the first watch I ever bought a rep of and this one has been calling my name in my sleep!

I need one ASAP.

:comp-punch:

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um52

Has anybody actually made a Franken yet with a gen dial. I am looking to do the same with Gen hands and bezel but don't want to be the guinea pig

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goldrolexdaydate

Is it just me, or does Noob's new 116520 have different size subdials on the black vs white dial 116520?

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roro6263
On 19/04/2018 at 09:45, deju said:

Now the fun waiting game begins!! 

Hi guys,

Some news.

I asked to the TD why I didn't receive the QC pics, here is his answser:

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Fun waiting game??;)

 

 

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