Oyster Perpetual 124300 (41mm) GEN, GM, KING, EW & BP Comprehensive Comparison
Hello everyone, this is Steve and I'm back.
Today I’m going to bring you a comprehensive comparison of the entry-level model of the Rolex - Oyster Perpetual.
In the beginning of this year, I had planned to do a comparison of the Oyster Perpetual. It is not as popular as other Rolex series, after all, it is the pioneer series of Rolex watches.
If we don’t have comparison for this model, it’s a bit unreasonable. Haha. Without further ado, let's get started.
Front Dial View
Natual Light View
Color difference is unavoidable for these color dials, so we have to see which is the closest. Through the comparison view, we can clearly distinguish the color differences between the factories.
The colors of KING and EW are brighter, and their color is very similar, it seems that they use the same dial. The color of GM is a little bit darker.
The color difference of BP is actually not very big, but its color looks a bit faded and lacks gloss, which leads to its overall feeling by the dial color is not very comfortable.
In general, I personally think that the color difference of GM is the smallest.
Except for BP, the bezel shape of all factories is consistent with GEN, and the side section of the BP bezel is too thick, which makes the bezel appear a bit too large from the front.
Crystal Side View
For the chamfering and height of the side of crysta, GM is the closest to GEN, followed by EW. The chamfering of KING is too much, resulting in obvious layers, while BP is slightly lower in height.
Crown and Markers View
GM’s crown logo has the smoothest edge chamfering treatment, and the overall shape among GM, KING and EW are very similar, no big different with GEN.
While BP is slightly different, mainly because of its slope width is a bit narrower.
Hands Luminous Fill View
All factories have a certain luminous graininess, there is not obvious difference for this part.
Dial Mimeograph Front View
Relatively speaking, the regularity of BP fonts is slightly worse, and the mimeograph thickness and three-dimensional effect of other factories are similar.
Let's take a look at the opening of crown at 6 o'clock. Except for EW, the other three factories have relatively large deviations. Of course, this might caused by batch issue of the factories.
In addition, let’s talk about the dial. From the high-definition pictures, we can see that all factories’ dial is actually a grainy dial but not a glossy dial like GEN.
It is just invisible to the naked eye and non closeup photos. King and EW are slightly better, the graininess is not particularly noticeable.
Hands and Middle Axis Dial
Compared with GEN, the leaking cylindrical part of the middle axis is different from each factory. Relatively speaking, GM and EW are closer to GEN.
The flaw of BP is the most obvious, the hollow part in the middle is too large, and the processing is relatively rough, with obvious welding marks.
Rehaut Side View
In terms of the overall lettering shape and clarity, there is no obvious difference between the factories. If you have to score high and low,
I personally think that KING is slightly better. Zoom in on the picture to see that the edges of KING’s font are more regular, and the shading is more clearer.
Crown Side View
There is nothing to say about the crown as there is no problem with the appearance and size.
It feels a bit scratchy when you tough the crown of King, mainly because the teeth are not chamfered.
Case Side View
According to the past habits, usually, we don’t comment on the case, but I noticed it this time, so mentioned here.
It is not difficult to find through the pictures. Compared with GEN, the curvature of the lug end of GM and BP seems to be more downward.
I found that it is indeed the case by comparing with real watches.So KING and EW are naturally the winners in terms of case shape.
No more comments for the caseback, You friends can compare it in accordance with the photo. Steve is still in a hurry to write the next comparison, haha.
Endlink Side View
In terms of endlink, it is very difficult for factories to be completely consistent with GEN.
In my opinion, as long as the lugs are not completely flush, it is within the acceptable range.
Obviously, EW and BP are not good. GM is the best in this part and it is the closest to GEN, followed by KING.
Bracelet Details View
For the engraving inside the buckle, factories are different. EW’s overall engraving lines looks more comfortable.
GM and KING lack clarity, and a few small engraving dots below the ''ROKEXSA'' font of BP is missing.
Laser Mark and Lume View
Although the laser marks appear slightly different in the picture, there is no difference in reality.
KING's luminous color is different, it is more green than GEN, and the other three factories are consistent with GEN.
GM and KING use the VR3230 movement, while EW and BP are A3230 movement which is modified and based on the 2824 movement. After all, their prices are cheaper.
Compared with other factories, EW and BP have always take the cheap route, so it is justifiable to adopt the cheaper movement for these two factories.
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.
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.)
There is no perfect replica, only your favorite replica.