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    Explorer II GMT vs Seamaster 300 GMT Bond

    Explorer II GMT vs Seamaster 300 GMT Bond

    Apologies if this has already been done, I found a lot of Submariner vs Seamasters but not this shoot out.

    Yeah they are both great, but somehow they are not similar. The Rolex is a rolex, some frown upon them, some are embarrassed to wear them but for some it is the jewel in the crown.
    The Omega, well everybody loves them but the movement may not be as special as a Rolex and here it is not a perpetual!! I already own a couple of omega’s a PO and a Great white.

    I want to get one of these, but cant decide. And are there any auto perpetuals with a GMT in the Explorer’s price category?

    What would the WUS members go for.


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    Re: Explorer II GMT vs Seamaster 300 GMT Bond

    The Explorer wins by a landslide.. but just to be clear, the watch does not have a perpetual calendar function, the term Oyster Perpetual is just a line of Rolex watches. Most Swiss perpetual calendar automatic watches start upwards of $10-$20K. If I recall, Glashutte Original had a Sport Evolution Perpetual GMT, though this is in a higher price category

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    Re: Explorer II GMT vs Seamaster 300 GMT Bond

    The Explorer 2 is a very nice watch, I'd take it over the SMP.
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    Re: Explorer II GMT vs Seamaster 300 GMT Bond

    Since you already own two Seamasters, a little variety might be nice.

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    Re: Explorer II GMT vs Seamaster 300 GMT Bond

    Not even close: Explorer II all the way.

    I don't like how Omega does GMT; either SMP, AT, or SpM. A proper GMT marker should be on the bezel. Doing it on the dial just clutters the watch up.
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    Re: Explorer II GMT vs Seamaster 300 GMT Bond

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    Re: Explorer II GMT vs Seamaster 300 GMT Bond

    Although the Omega SMp is my grail, I'd take the Rolex I this situation because I think they do the GMT function better than Omega does. And besides, how many SMPs does one guy need?!
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    Re: Explorer II GMT vs Seamaster 300 GMT Bond

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael the Psycho View Post
    Not even close: Explorer II all the way.

    I don't like how Omega does GMT; either SMP, AT, or SpM. A proper GMT marker should be on the bezel. Doing it on the dial just clutters the watch up.
    Agreed. What's more, EXII looks good in sports elegance and dark leather straps though not iconic as Sub.
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    Re: Explorer II GMT vs Seamaster 300 GMT Bond

    Ex II.

    Although I'm not keen on the 'Mercedes' hour hand

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