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    Adventures of M. and his Rolex Explorer II

    As some of you may know, there was a recent thread on watches that can go anywhere, do anything. My contention is that the mechanicals cannot contend with digital watches, if going anywhere and doing anything includes anything adventurous.

    While we could debate the definition to you, dear reader, this thread is not about you. It is about me. And my adventures.

    You see, to me, going anywhere, doing anything means much more than spending 9-5 at a desk. I neither have a job, nor a desk.

    It involves reading a book by the fireplace. Hanging out on the beach with my woman (well, more like cooking and cleaning with my woman). Working out. Playing fetch with the dogs. Meeting men with money and men wanting money. Shaking hands with unsavory politicians. Changing diapers. It involves exploring new parts of the world. Climbing mountains, rock and ice. Flying planes. Sailing the oceans. Riding motorcycles. Reading WUS. Sometimes even reading Chronopolis' posts.

    But this is a test. So, mostly, it involves trying to see if the watch can take what I throw at it. How much shock, water, sand, grit, grime, sticky toddler fingers can it take? Will it stand the test of M?

    To determine this, I have purchased a Rolex Explorer II. It is a great looking watch, and it saddens me to think that this beautiful watch will go through hell. But many WUS posters believe that it is, indeed, a great watch. While I wouldn't wear it to a black tie event (even I have standards), I would certainly wear it on the road.

    So without further ado, I present to you my latest acquisition (pending arrival):



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    Re: Adventures of M. and his Rolex Explorer II

    Nice watch, Met. One might even say ..........a Superlative watch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by molarface View Post
    Nice watch, Met. One might even say ..........a Superlative watch.
    It is a superlative chronometer. And get this -- it is officially certified. That's how awesome it is.
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    I look forward to the updates and pics. Hopefully it won't stop working the first time you change a diaper or shake an unsavory politician's hand.
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    Awesome Metlin, my bet's on the watch . . .
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    Pinky swear that you won't intentionally break it to prove your point? (just kidding)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Palmettoman View Post
    Pinky swear that you won't intentionally break it to prove your point? (just kidding)

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    No promises.

    But I won't treat it any differently than my Iron Man, Pathfinder, or G-Shock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by run23 View Post
    I look forward to the updates and pics. Hopefully it won't stop working the first time you change a diaper or shake an unsavory politician's hand.
    I'd be more worried about missing the watch (and my pants) after shaking an unsavory politician's hand.

    I made sure to check my person after running into her today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drhr View Post
    Awesome Metlin, my bet's on the watch . . .
    To be fair, anything that could break the watch will probably break me.
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