"The most beautiful objects are those built for purpose. Few things are more thrilling than the unrestrained use of tools most have mistaken for luxuries" -unknown
I have a Explorer with the Odets infamous 3000 calibre...mine is the A series...performed flawless since day 1 til now...no issues faced at all....within COSC specs
The new Explorer`s are nice,but the 1016 is my choice.
rolex explorer I
I've not seen the 39mm in the flesh, but I love my 114270, it's the model least instantly recognisable as a Rolex to most people which is a plus point for me, and on my 6.6" wrists doesn't look too small.
I think it's the Rolex most likely to be bought by someone buying a quality watch rather than buying the brand name!
Omega: Planet Ocean 2209.50 (2006) | SMP 2551.80 (1999) | Constellation Pie Pan ST168.005 (1964/2004)
Steinhart: Ocean Black DLC (2011)
Seiko: SRP481K1 (2014) | SNZF45K1 (2012) | SNZF15J1 (2012) | SNZG13J1 (2011) | 5M42-0A30 (1995) | 8F32-0019 (1999/2006) | A128-5010 (1978)
Invicta: 8926c Sub (2000)
Helenarou: PloSub-C (2011)
Alpha: "Pepsi" GMT (2013)
Obris Morgan: Explorer (2013)
Armida: A8 Brass (2013) A7 Brass (2013)
Tiger Concept: GMT Pilot II (2014) | Blue No Date Snowflake Sub (2015)
LeCoultre: Atmos (1960's/2003)
The Departed: Eterna | Rolex | Sinn | TAG Heuer
both are very nice but the mark I for me as it can be picked up for very reasonable money used like mint boxed with papers quite a few out there.
going to be hard pushed to get much of a deal on the new one.
I like the new Explorer a lot. I looked at it a number of times, comparing it to my Aqua Terras. The black face Explorer and a white face AT would make a stunning pair. I'm not a big fan of Rolex but if I were to buy one it would likely be a Daytona. Still, I do like the Explorer and its fairly priced compared to the AT 8500.
i absolutely love the styling of the ExpI, but i just can't live without a date function. and the ExpII looks too much like all the other sports models; sharing (essentially) the same dial, hands and case form factor. i hope Rolex finds it in their heart to release an explorer I with a date one day.
I like it.......but it's too big for my wrist....I went w/ the 36mm explorer, I like the look on my wrist better.
but surely then it would be esentally close to a sub? just without a graded bezel but I now what you mean I also struggle without a date which is why my daily wear is an oysterdate precision which is 2mm smaller than the old style explorer I and also sits perfect on my skinny wrists.