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Review: Gen Skyland vs Rep Skyland

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This is a review I wrote a while back at RepGeek.

I received my Skyland V3 from Peter and I love it!! It felt gen right away. The strap feels nice, the watch is heavy and built quality is great.

I took these pics at work, sorry for the quality...

Gen vs Rep

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When I first compared the rep to the gen the first thing I noticed was the difference in AR and dial quality. The gen AR is stronger. The rep AR has a more blueish tint. This is very difficult to capture on photo, but is very noticable when held next to each other.

Another difference are the subdials. The subdials have some kind of texture. This can be seen when it reflects light. Also, this is very difficult to photograph...

A side by side comparison:

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rep:

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gen:

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Nothing to add here.. they are identical....

Pearls, rep vs gen:

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rep:

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gen:

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I think the pictures spoke for themself...

Then the most discussed part of the Skyland, the lumedots!!

gen:

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rep:

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The dial close up.

If you see the dials up close you can see the difference in quality.

gen:

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rep:

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Casebacks:

The rep caseback is very good! The sticker isn't very accurate, but that's an easy fix ;)

rep:

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gen:

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Some more shots:

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And last but not least... the wristie ;)

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The rep is indeed amazing. :blink:

Thanks for the great comparison. I will add this to the Breitling Guide so please keep those images hosted in your Photobucket (for good).

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The rep is indeed amazing. :blink:

Thanks for the great comparison. I will add this to the Breitling Guide so please keep those images hosted in your Photobucket (for good).

Well, it's really amazing, but the V2 is even more accurate :)

Compared mine to the gen this weekend, and I couldn't believe my eyes! (and I'm not a noob, I know what to look for...)

Reps are gettin' better and better!

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What this means is that we need to be "up close and personal" to tell if 90 percent of our collection is a REP! :p

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Excellent review (I wish I had a gen to compare mine to). It just makes me love my Skyland even more.

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wow D, didn't know you fancied Breitlings......?

But then again, you just have to grab them while working

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How could it fit?

It's completely different! (markings on the bezel, rider tabs, and SIZE!)

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wow excellent.

So how do you guys feel with that on your wrist. its a 48mm right? Im used to 44's and Im on the fence on this :p

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