Rolex Datejust 126234 GEN, VS, Clean, GM & EW Comprehensive Comparison
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The 36mm datejust series was always competed by the old factories GM and EW before, Since the second half of last year, as the two top factories VS and Clean joined the 36mm datejust camp, you guys has more choice in this series.
Many friends left a message "I want to see the comparison of 36mm datejust", so the time is coming, let's take a look at the standards of VS and Clean as latecomers, will GM and EW be able to keep the position of the datejust 36mm series?
Without further ado, let's get started.
Front Dial View
Natual Light View
In terms of dial color, compared with GEN, VS, CLEAN, and EW have better control, and the color is only slightly darker, while GM has the largest color deviation with obvious brown tone.
In addition, the sunburst of GEN is very obvious, while VS and CLEAN is slightly lack of sunburst, and the sunburst of GM and EW is more obvious.
The GEN has a platinum bezel, so it has a distinct yellow hue. The Clean and EW are plated with platinum, which also has a yellow tint. VS and GM ignored this step, so it is silvery white.
For the stick at 9 o’clock, VS and Clean have obvious flaws, as everyone commented on the “mini version of the 9 o’clock stick”, this stick of the two factories are obviously longer and narrower.
In terms of shape and size, GM and EW are obviously closer to GEN. The slight disadvantage is that there is no edge chamfered treatment of EW, while GM is only chamfered the front of stick, but not chamfered the side.
In the green outline part, the colors of VS and CLEAN are closest to GEN, GM is darker, and EW is too bright. The difference is not obvious by naked eyes in reality.
When you zoom in the picture, you can see that there are more or less flaws in the replica, which cannot compare with the smoothness of GEN.
In contrast, the other three factories are slightly different. The treatment of VSF is very neat, while there are obvious weld marks on the middle axis of GM and EW.
While the other three factories only have the same side layers as GEN, and did not show the bottom layering.
In terms of the junction of the strap and the lugs, all factories are basically consistent with the GEN factory in the height of protrusion.
Bracelet Details View
In general, Clean and VS do better in the engraving inside the buckle. They perform well, both in terms of shape and depth. GM and EW is slightly insufficient in this part.
We can zoom in the luminous picture and check the luminous effect carefully. The graininess of replicas is very clear.
Data Comparison View
(Note: All measurements are in a clamped state, and there may be tolerance due to slight deviations in the position of the caliper. All protective films on steel strap of replicas are not torn off.)
Well, this is today’s post, thank you guys for watching, if there are any mistakes, please correct me. If there is anything else I overlooked, you can put it up, and I will try my best to do it complementary and comprehensive, welcome to comment and exchange!
I will continue to bring you more detailed comparisons between replicas and GEN, which is for you guys to better choose your favorite replicas.
(Note: Some photos deviate from the real object due to the angle of the light. The details are mainly written in text. The size of the comparison picture is relatively large. You can download it and enlarge it for comparison.)
By the way, I’d like to share the recent market situation. Due to the uncertain delivery time of some factories, the overall delivery time has also increased compared to previous.
We will try to mitigate this situation by adding as much inventory as possible.If some friends are really unwilling to wait for the order, please feel free to tell us, I will arrange a refund for you or change to other model.
We will do our best to provide the high quality service to you.
There is no perfect replica, only your favorite replica.