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    Polar Explorer 216570 vs GS Snowflake SBGA211 vs VC Overseas 47040

    I’m sure this question has been asked before but I could not find it via a quick search, so here goes:

    I’m hoping to add a mid to high end piece to my 15 watch collection and then consolidate down to <10 pieces.

    The current three top contenders:

    1. Rolex Explorer Polar 216570
    2. Grand Seiko Snowflake SGBA211
    3. Vacheron Constantin Overseas Gen II Silver dial 47040/b01a-9093



    I will most likely buy a used price because:


    1. The Explorer seems to be hard to get new (the two AD’s near me only has a bunch of small diameter DJ’s)
    2. It seems that a mint GS can be had for a good price used compared to new
    3. The VC is discontinued and I prefer Gen II over Gen III



    I am open to suggestions / recommendations, but it has to be an SS sportswatch (Subs are out, so are PP and AP)

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    Re: Polar Explorer 216570 vs GS Snowflake SBGA211 vs VC Overseas 47040

    Quote Originally Posted by jorgenl View Post


    I am open to suggestions / recommendations, but it has to be an SS sportswatch (Subs are out, so are PP and AP)
    Your PP is out? Disgusting

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    The VC is stunning and simply in a different category vs the Exp2 and GS in my opinion. But it wears big so I'd try it on first if I were you.

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    Re: Polar Explorer 216570 vs GS Snowflake SBGA211 vs VC Overseas 47040

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    Re: Polar Explorer 216570 vs GS Snowflake SBGA211 vs VC Overseas 47040

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    Your PP is out? Disgusting
    I need to air it now and then
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    Re: Polar Explorer 216570 vs GS Snowflake SBGA211 vs VC Overseas 47040

    Quote Originally Posted by hungdangnguyen23 View Post
    The VC is stunning and simply in a different category vs the Exp2 and GS in my opinion. But it wears big so I'd try it on first if I were you.

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    I think I'll be OK. 7.5+" wrist. In fact 42 mm seems to be a sweet spot for me (for a sports watch, that is).

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    Re: Polar Explorer 216570 vs GS Snowflake SBGA211 vs VC Overseas 47040

    I also suspect that I have the be patient to find the perfect used VC Gen II.

    The 216570 is easy to find on watchrecon, maybe 10 for sale every week. Just a matter of waiting for a LNIB to pop up.

    The GS does not seem to be that hard to find either.

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    Re: Polar Explorer 216570 vs GS Snowflake SBGA211 vs VC Overseas 47040

    Each of the three has a lot going for it but the VC is in a different class. So long as you're ok with the placement of the date window - it's a deal breaker for some - I'd pick the VC. It's stunning in real life...

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    Well, I was standing on a corner in Winslow, AZ and Clara Oswald slowed down to take a look at me and my GS Tiffany SnowflakeTM...

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    Re: Polar Explorer 216570 vs GS Snowflake SBGA211 vs VC Overseas 47040

    Quote Originally Posted by hungdangnguyen23 View Post
    The VC is stunning and simply in a different category vs the Exp2 and GS in my opinion. But it wears big so I'd try it on first if I were you.

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    That's a Gen 3...
    Well, I was standing on a corner in Winslow, AZ and Clara Oswald slowed down to take a look at me and my GS Tiffany SnowflakeTM...

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    Re: Polar Explorer 216570 vs GS Snowflake SBGA211 vs VC Overseas 47040

    Quote Originally Posted by BigSeikoFan View Post
    Each of the three has a lot going for it but the VC is in a different class. So long as you're ok with the placement of the date window - it's a deal breaker for some - I'd pick the VC. It's stunning in real life...

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    I normally do not like a 4:30 date window but somehow it seems OK on the VC ....
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