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    Please suggest Rolex Explorer look-alike around $1,000

    Hi, straight to the point: I really dig the style of Expy I, but will never raise the dough to afford one, so I'm searching for a watch that can fill this void on my collection. Particularly I want these features:

    • Oyster-type bracelet
    • black dial
    • 38-40 mm
    • screw-down crown
    • 3 bar or more
    • some lume would be nice to have
    • automatic movement (eta, miyota, seiko - they all fit the bill)
    • date is ok, but not mandatory
    • price around US$1,000


    I've seen some old posts with suggestions to Zeno Explorer, Smith Everest, Sandoz and Seiko SARB033 that is almost perfect but lacks screw-down crown. The others are difficult to find.

    So I'm reaching to you seeking some expert advice. Suggestions and pics are welcome! Thanks!

    (edit: ok, if I'm asking for screw-down crown, it has to be at least 10BAR)
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    Christopher Ward C65

    Edit: I had the wrong watch I meant 65 not 60
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    Re: Please suggest Rolex Explorer look-alike around $1,000

    Quote Originally Posted by dtc View Post
    I've seen some old posts with suggestions to Zeno Explorer, Smith Everest, Sandoz and Seiko SARB033 that is almost perfect but lacks screw-down crown. The others are difficult to find.
    The Everest is not difficult to find and is about as close as you'll get.

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    Re: Please suggest Rolex Explorer look-alike around $1,000

    How about this? (Image borrowed from their website)

    http://www.armidawatches.com/a6.php




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    Re: Please suggest Rolex Explorer look-alike around $1,000

    Quote Originally Posted by Blaze0303 View Post
    Christopher Ward C65

    Edit: I had the wrong watch I meant 65 not 60
    Yeah, the C65 is nice, but at 42mm I think is a bit on the larger side for my needs.
    BTW, I own a C60, a nice Submariner homage...

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    Re: Please suggest Rolex Explorer look-alike around $1,000

    You could try and scope out an
    Orient Star WZ0091ER, tough ask though

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    Re: Please suggest Rolex Explorer look-alike around $1,000

    Quote Originally Posted by Millbarge View Post
    I'm digging that UHR-321...

    Thanks, and nice collection you have! I've noticed the seiko sarb033... Is it dressy enough?

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    Re: Please suggest Rolex Explorer look-alike around $1,000

    Quote Originally Posted by cyberwarhol View Post
    How about this? (Image borrowed from their website)

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