Avenger Grey Skyland Avenger V2 remake review

Discussion in 'Breitling Replicas' started by PolonusTM, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. PolonusTM

    PolonusTM Well-Known Member
    Start a conversation
     

    Joined:
    May 24, 2010
    Messages:
    1,333
    Likes Received:
    73
    Location:
    Poland
    I ordered graphite dial Skyland Avenger, from Joshua /Perfect Clones, the H-factory remake of their V2 from 2008, I suppose. Some things were corrected, like superlume. There are several excellent reviews of Noob and H-factory versions of this watch so I found it matured rep project and decided to make that little departure from my usual Panerai gusto. I allowed myself to put all pros and cons in one table:

    [​IMG]

    More details:

    - I got the watch on Pro-2 SS bracelet with additional croco print walnut strap with rep Breitling buckle
    - the AR is very nice - it is very easy to hold the watch in such a way where sapphire totally "disappears".
    - it is my first rep with A7750 where chrono minute totalizer advances exactly at the right moment!
    - I love matte grey dial! I don't think black one is right for this watch - too much contrast and it hurts eyes, I suppose…
    - the softly embossed hour digits (gen and Noob have it sharp embossed) - are not a problem, You need to inspect it closely to spot this flaw.

    Bracelet:
    - quite well executed with some weak points - it's easy to call it "rep" for these awful bolts for bracelet length regulation
    - bolts are biggest tell, there are not "almost-flat", they are different to each other - heads shapes are all over the place. Only ONE bolt is correct to the gen, as you will see that on the video.
    - when you adjust clasp elements a bit, it starts to close with a nice, powerful click :)
    - correct markings with production date set to year 2007
    - need additional polishing (few minutes with CapeCod polish will do) since edges had some glue(?) residues


    Leather strap:
    - nice quality, probably one of the best rep straps
    - nice printed croco pattern
    - all correct markings apart from the stamp "Cuir Veritable" where "Croco Veritable" would be correct, since the strap has croco pattern.

    It is a matter of personal taste, but I would suggest to buy this watch with a nice rep strap instead of a bracelet which is awful light reflecting thing, way beyond my taste :/ Even in gen.
    The bracelet "eats" the watch while nice strap works particularly well. No mentioning metal parts scratch everything (i.e. caseback) and get scratches and swirls from everything, too.

    Ordering this watch with a strap has an additional benefit of avoiding scratches between lugs - inevitable thing during the process of bracelet installation, especially in rep-factory ;)
    Short advice - skip the bracelet ;)

    Some photos:
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Photos from QC procedure:
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Overall, I am VERY impressed by this watch. Visited local AD, the gens are not more impressive than this, really. Skipping the bracelet, of course ;)
    Lume is OK, since it is Luminova but You cannot expect too much with these small points and tiny hands. It is not Panerai's "demolish them with lume" thing, not at all.

    Little HD showcase:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8K3TYDGDGo"]Avenger - YouTube[/ame]
     
  2. Xman

    Xman New Member
    Start a conversation

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2011
    Messages:
    195
    Likes Received:
    1
    Good review, glad your happy with it :)
     
  3. hado67

    hado67 New Member
    Start a conversation
     

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2011
    Messages:
    1,747
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Sweden
    Good review. Must say its tempting to get one!
     
  4. R2D4

    R2D4 ɹoʇɐɹʇsᴉuᴉɯp∀
    Start a conversation
    Staff Member Administrator  

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2007
    Messages:
    25,016
    Likes Received:
    115
    I love the speadsheet and the music. Great review.
     
  5. guru

    guru ADVISOR
    Start a conversation
    Advisor  

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2006
    Messages:
    10,495
    Likes Received:
    75
    Occupation:
    High Performance Computing Sales Manager
    Location:
    45 minutes north of Schaffhausen
    Nice review, I always liked that watch. Swapping to gen eta 7750 is a 15 min job.
    Glad it comes now with super lume.
    Can you post a lume shot?


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
     
  6. ThinkBachs

    ThinkBachs Do Not Sell To Or Buy From Me!!!
    Start a conversation
    No sale

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2009
    Messages:
    9,040
    Likes Received:
    120
    Location:
    Binghamton, NY
    Love the review style- chart is awesome!
     
  7. PolonusTM

    PolonusTM Well-Known Member
    Start a conversation
     

    Joined:
    May 24, 2010
    Messages:
    1,333
    Likes Received:
    73
    Location:
    Poland
  8. guru

    guru ADVISOR
    Start a conversation
    Advisor  

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2006
    Messages:
    10,495
    Likes Received:
    75
    Occupation:
    High Performance Computing Sales Manager
    Location:
    45 minutes north of Schaffhausen
    What else can you ask for....great. I may order one


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
     
  9. locoandroid

    locoandroid New Member
    Start a conversation

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2012
    Messages:
    208
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Slacker
    Location:
    USA
    Great review!! Nice pics
     
  10. R2D4

    R2D4 ɹoʇɐɹʇsᴉuᴉɯp∀
    Start a conversation
    Staff Member Administrator  

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2007
    Messages:
    25,016
    Likes Received:
    115
    I stuck this thread. So many folks are linking to it. :)
     
  11. shaidx

    shaidx RWI SUPPORTER
    Start a conversation
    Supporter  

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2012
    Messages:
    3,255
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    Home
    wow! thats an awesome review, thanks so much.
    would anyone spare me their v3 caseback ?;P
     
  12. locoandroid

    locoandroid New Member
    Start a conversation

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2012
    Messages:
    208
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Slacker
    Location:
    USA
    Great review and awesome pics
    Enjoy the watch
     
  13. jeffah123

    jeffah123 New Member
    Start a conversation

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2011
    Messages:
    55
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Pilot
    Location:
    Holland
    Just ordered one!! Amazing watch!
     
  14. jeffah123

    jeffah123 New Member
    Start a conversation

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2011
    Messages:
    55
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Pilot
    Location:
    Holland
    Got mine today!

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  15. basst22

    basst22 New Member
    Start a conversation

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2009
    Messages:
    25
    Likes Received:
    0
    Please help me with direct link to this watch (or the full name with i can find it on page.) I see lot of avengers and dont know the correct type
     
  16. Beef Supreme

    Beef Supreme Member
    Start a conversation

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2010
    Messages:
    3,878
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    DC
    Is Josh the only one who has the v2 remake?
     
  17. shaidx

    shaidx RWI SUPPORTER
    Start a conversation
    Supporter  

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2012
    Messages:
    3,255
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    Home
    Goto TD section click hont, emal him saying you want a v4 and wait for a reply. V4s are not on honts website but he does have stock
     
  18. shaidx

    shaidx RWI SUPPORTER
    Start a conversation
    Supporter  

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2012
    Messages:
    3,255
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    Home
    Got mine from Hont. Correct bezel "1" flagpole. I do see some v4s with the wrong "1"
     
  19. Beef Supreme

    Beef Supreme Member
    Start a conversation

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2010
    Messages:
    3,878
    Likes Received:
    14
    Location:
    DC
    Nice, thanks!




    And just cause,
    :cny:
     
  20. DomWash

    DomWash Member
    Start a conversation

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2012
    Messages:
    96
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    South Africa

Users Viewing Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 0)