Steve from Theonewatches.io compares the 41mm Blue Rolex DateJust in Gen, VSF, Clean, GM and AR factories.

Today we bring you a full comparison of the GEN Blue datejust 126334 with several major manufacturers! Let’s get right to it!

r/RepTime - Gen, VSF, Clean, GM and AR, 41mm blue datejust detailed comparison

front view

(some photos are cut since reddit limit, you can check our RWI post)

There is unavoidable about the color difference in the blue dial, the GEN is a dark blue, the AR factory deviates the most and looks similar to a faded color!

AR sunburst on the dial is too strong, VS is the closest to GEN, followed by CLEAN, GM is too indistinct!

r/RepTime - Gen, VSF, Clean, GM and AR, 41mm blue datejust detailed comparison

Bezel view

VS, CLEAN and AR are all very good in the teeth shape, GM is on the long side and the angle of the triangle on the inner edge is obviously too small! Also the triangle of the AR is too smooth.

r/RepTime - Gen, VSF, Clean, GM and AR, 41mm blue datejust detailed comparison

Stick view

The overall shape of the VS is closer to the GEN, VS is better filled, the downside is the lack of rounding of the sharp edges, the other three are still mainly due to the lack of filling of the inner edges, resulting in significant gaps. Clean’s chamfering of the scales is still excellent.

r/RepTime - Gen, VSF, Clean, GM and AR, 41mm blue datejust detailed comparison

Crown side view

It’s not very good to compare because the angle of the picture will deviate. But after I repeatedly observed the physical comparison, the four factories are actually similar, all still good, or maybe my eyes are not very good! I’ll have to see what you guys have to say!

r/RepTime - Gen, VSF, Clean, GM and AR, 41mm blue datejust detailed comparison

Lume filling view

All three are very good, except for the GM, which is too smooth, and the AR is the grainiest, for the C, which is the closest in color and texture to the GEN!

r/RepTime - Gen, VSF, Clean, GM and AR, 41mm blue datejust detailed comparison

Engraving font view

The VS and Clean are very flat, the GM and AR font have uneven edges, especially the AR!

As we can see, GEN’s type is very glossy, something that all the factories lack! We noticed through the macro lens that GEN’s ink printing is much fuller, but if you look at it from the naked eye, other factories do a good job, except AR, which can be noticeably different.

r/RepTime - Gen, VSF, Clean, GM and AR, 41mm blue datejust detailed comparison

Hand view

The shape of the central axis of the hands, VS factory and C factory have done skeletonized solid structure, but C factory’s central sleeve position, flatness is very poor, GM and AR’s sleeve position is completely closed, and is very different from GEN.

From the side view, the whole arrangement of VS and GM is very close to GEN, AR appears too dense

r/RepTime - Gen, VSF, Clean, GM and AR, 41mm blue datejust detailed comparison

Crystal Giant Side View

The overall translucency of all the factories is fine, and the cross-sectional chamfers of the windows are best polished by the AR factory!

r/RepTime - Gen, VSF, Clean, GM and AR, 41mm blue datejust detailed comparison

1-5 calendar display view

(more date can check our RWI also)

There’s nothing much to say about this! You can compare for yourself if you want to.

r/RepTime - Gen, VSF, Clean, GM and AR, 41mm blue datejust detailed comparison

Rehaut view

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The GM factory engraving has some darkening and looks a bit like rust; for the AR factory, the engraving looks a bit too light in person, both VS and Clean are still quite good.

r/RepTime - Gen, VSF, Clean, GM and AR, 41mm blue datejust detailed comparison

Case side view

All the factories are fine in terms of case type, and there are no significant differences!

r/RepTime - Gen, VSF, Clean, GM and AR, 41mm blue datejust detailed comparison

Sel view

First, we can check the location of arrow pointed, the layered VS on the side of the bezel is the closest to the GEN, which is commendable, followed by the AR, which is less pronounced in the C factory, and the GM, which is almost flat.

Then where the lugs meet the headstock, VS and GEN are the same, GM is not too bad, VS and AR are almost flat.

r/RepTime - Gen, VSF, Clean, GM and AR, 41mm blue datejust detailed comparison

Strap view

The VS and CLEAN both use AR steel straps, but the GM steel strap does feel a little different than the AR!

The engraving is still a far cry from the GEN.

r/RepTime - Gen, VSF, Clean, GM and AR, 41mm blue datejust detailed comparison

Case back view

The same old problem as in the C factory, a ring around the bottom of the teeth, spillover from the brushed lines, unevenness!

r/RepTime - Gen, VSF, Clean, GM and AR, 41mm blue datejust detailed comparison

Lume view

The stripes on the bezel are very strong for VS, weaker for C, and almost non-existent for GM and AR.

r/RepTime - Gen, VSF, Clean, GM and AR, 41mm blue datejust detailed comparison

Laser view

GEN’s irregularly arranged crown pattern is always a problem for factories! And we don’t need to be too concerned!

r/RepTime - Gen, VSF, Clean, GM and AR, 41mm blue datejust detailed comparison

Comparative chart of various data

Note: All measurements are taken in a calibrated state and may be inaccurate due to slight deviations in caliper position

All the replicas haven’t take off the plastic protector. the VS and GM have removed the steel strap protector as you can see, the GM is closest in weight to the GEN !

Well, that’s it for today’s post, thanks for watching, if there are any mistakes, please correct me, welcome to comment and exchange!

We will bring you more detailed comparisons between the replicas and GEN later, also to let you better choose your favorite style replicas, you can leave a comment on what style you are more interested in!

Description: (Some of the photos have deviated from the real thing because of the light source, the details are still based on the text, the size of the comparison pictures are relatively large, you can download them and enlarge them for comparison.)

Drop: There is no perfect replica, only your favorite replica.

 

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