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    3 new candidates... very likely to pull the trigger next week on one.

    1. (In the lead right now) Omega AquaTerra GMT

    The size is just right, I think the gold markers/hands make this watch different and interesting.




    2. Breitling Transocean 01

    This one is just... mmm mmm good. The only negative is it bears some similarities to my Bremont Alt1-Z...



    3. Rolex Explorer II 216570

    The size on this one is a little bit of a concern 42mm is the smallest I feel comfortable wearing... but there's no question this watch is a stunner. It ends up being the priciest one as well.

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    Re: 3 new candidates... very likely to pull the trigger next week on one.

    That's a pretty awesome choice to have to make. I love the Rolex GMTs and Explorer IIs, so I'd head in that direction. The definitive adventurer's watch to my mind. The standard by which all others are measured.
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    Re: 3 new candidates... very likely to pull the trigger next week on one.

    If we're voting ... Yeah, the Explorer II.
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    Re: 3 new candidates... very likely to pull the trigger next week on one.

    AT GMT and it's not close for me. I love the look of the Explorer, but it's such a lightweight watch. I need a bit more substance, a nice heft to feel on my wrist. Especially for that kind of money.

    Though if I were picking nits, I'd get the AT GMT with different color markers. Gold's not really my thing. But that's just a personal problem.
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    Re: 3 new candidates... very likely to pull the trigger next week on one.

    Rolex of course.
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    Re: 3 new candidates... very likely to pull the trigger next week on one.

    Why of course? What about the Rolex do you like better than the others?

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    Re: 3 new candidates... very likely to pull the trigger next week on one.

    Quote Originally Posted by Doboji View Post
    Why of course? What about the Rolex do you like better than the others?
    I also picked the Rolex. Perhaps it's the very mild food-poisoning I woke up with. For some odd reason, my stomach started churning again when I looked at that particular version of the Omega AT. Also, as you said, the Breitling is too close to the Bremont that you already own. Meanwhile that Rolex is one of the extremely few that I'd buy.
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    Re: 3 new candidates... very likely to pull the trigger next week on one.

    Very close call between the Polar and the Transocean. Great choices. I don't like that AT at all.

    I don't believe you have a Rolex and I assume that the 42mm is what got you thinking about it. Correct?

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    All gorgeous and you know I'm not a fan of Breitling except for the SOH 46 but I like that one. I can see you with any of those. Close for me between AT and Rolex. I would get the Rolex but I think for you the AT makes sense.
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    Re: 3 new candidates... very likely to pull the trigger next week on one.

    Quote Originally Posted by lmcgbaj View Post
    Very close call between the Polar and the Transocean. Great choices. I don't like that AT at all.

    I don't believe you have a Rolex and I assume that the 42mm is what got you thinking about it. Correct?
    Yep it's really the only Rolex other than the DSD (which is too tall IMO) that is a good size for me. I also happen to really like the watch, like alot. I love how Rolex finishes their steel, it's done so well... I don't love the idea of getting yet another number-bezel watch. And even at 42mm I'd prefer a watch a little bigger....

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