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Hey guys I've been looking at two 16710s at KingWatch and I think that they both look pretty good and close to gen in appearance but I'm not sure/familiar when it comes to the Swiss 3186 mvt.. Any advice as to which is closer to gen in appearance ( I have done my research) but any input would would be appreciated

This is the 3186:

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This is the 2836-2:

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Thanks in advance

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HaydenM    100

Don't be worried about what movement looks more realistic, you sill never see it unless you're doing work on the watch. Just don't get a swiss movement and get whichever is the most reliable relative to your budget.

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Sorry let me clarify... I'm not worried about which movement looks more gen.. Just wanted to get opinions of which movement is better/more reliable. Also any input as to which of the watches looks better

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HaydenM    100

From a cursory search it appears that there is no such thing as a Swiss ETA 3186, my advice is get an asian 2836-2. It's a reliable movement that should be brand new and in a relatively decent condition. Avoid "swiss" movements straight from he dealer as they're not new and often cobbled together between ETA and Asian ETA parts while being notorious for having problems. Get the Asian 2836-2, I've one ticking on my wrist as I write this and in the rare case that it was to die then it's an easy swap for a swiss one.

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Yea I was skeptical about the 'swiss' one. Thanks for your advice. I've also got a 2836-2 on me right now ( black Gmt iic )

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Can you explain what this means please? Lol

 

 

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the metal ring between the crystal and the dial slopes giving it an appearance of being not unlike a cooking wok.

some reps have this issue

to make sure yours doesnt best way to check for sure is to get a picture of the watch straight on. laying flat. post it here.

 

out of those 2 you posted the first one looks best

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Ok I see.. I only have qc pics and from what I can see from them there is no real sign of 'wokkyness'. I know that I can't post the qc's here so will have to wait to receive the watch.

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I chose the second one because of availability and also from the looking around I did at gens I felt the 2nd one looked a bit better and more gen like for the model/year . Crown on dial and also cgs etc.. But now I'm freaking about receiving a wok! Lol

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if the second one is the same as this one, (watch the video) correct hand stack

http://www.puretime.watch/product/gmt-master-ii-16710-bluered-bezel-correct-hand-stack/

then its the wokky one with the date window too far right

So I received the watch.. Was not the one in the video with CHS and thankfully not all that 'wokky' at least to me.. I am however a bit confused about the CGs and crown. When I'm wearing the watch I feel they are wrong so took some pics to post here and when I look at them they look fine. Can you give me your opinion? I feel I'm going a little mad..

Ps the watch came on a really really flimsy hollow link bracelet so swapped it for a jubilee I've had lying around for ages. The thing that's stressing me out about the CGs is that they are too long and the crown is too small???

Some pics:

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