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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr TPG View Post

    What brand/model is this explorer homage please?
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    TINA - There is no alternative. Trust me, I've had a PRS-25 Everest, a MKII Vantage, an Alpha Explorer and a couple of no-name homages. The real deal is the way to go.

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    Re: Rolex Explorer 1 alternatives?

    Quote Originally Posted by faiz View Post
    What alternatives do you have for the explorer 1, 36 or 39mm?



    All of a sudden really interested in the do it all 3 hander.
    You know the type, no bezel, no date, 3 hands and formal enough to pass at dressy occasions.
    I suppose a date could pass.

    The Rolex does it so well, I'm actually unsure that it has any genuine competition bar the limited edition JLC Geophysic.
    How about the Tudor Heritage Ranger?


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    A watch currently out of production, but still available with a thorough search (despite low production numbers). Well, truth be told, perhaps not terribly easy to find in new/mint/NOS condition - I lucked out ...







    My Girard-Perregaux Classique Elegance ref. 49570 (cal. 4000, based on the in-house JR 1050 and similarities with its big brother, the cal. 4500).
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    Re: Rolex Explorer 1 alternatives?

    Quote Originally Posted by mui.richard View Post
    How about the Tudor Heritage Ranger?

    I had a good look at the THR when I put my Sub in for a service at my AD; they had just started selling the Tudor range.

    The THR is a much larger watch than an EXP1 and I mean in terms both of diameter and case thickness. Sorry, I don't have the specs to hand but it was noticeably chunkier. That's not to say it's a bad watch but it's less refined than the EXP1. I'm not enamoured of the second hand and the "snake" hour hand just reminds me of something else. Finally I'd say that there are many other military style watches available at more affordable price points, such as the PRS-29B - 39mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkpw View Post
    I had a good look at the THR when I put my Sub in for a service at my AD; they had just started selling the Tudor range.

    The THR is a much larger watch than an EXP1 and I mean in terms both of diameter and case thickness. Sorry, I don't have the specs to hand but it was noticeably chunkier. That's not to say it's a bad watch but it's less refined than the EXP1. I'm not enamoured of the second hand and the "snake" hour hand just reminds me of something else. Finally I'd say that there are many other military style watches available at more affordable price points, such as the PRS-29B - 39mm.

    Yes the Tudor Heritage Ranger is a more modern watch, bigger case and thicker...but not by that much.

    And I think your referral of military watches is off the mark...when I see the Explorer I, I see a tool/field watch...which is exactly what the THR is. And with the 3-6-9 dial I doubt you can get much closer without getting the real thing.

    And by the way, I have the Heritage Ranger and I have a smallish wrist...but the Ranger wears very nicely, especially on the camo strap that comes with the watch...light and extremely comfy.
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    Never seen this GP before. I absolutely love it. 2nd only to Rolex in design. Wear in good health :)

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    What's going on - nearly 50 posts and not one mentioned the best looking "explorer" type watch?
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    Re: Rolex Explorer 1 alternatives?

    Quote Originally Posted by mui.richard View Post
    Yes the Tudor Heritage Ranger is a more modern watch, bigger case and thicker...but not by that much.

    And I think your referral of military watches is off the mark...when I see the Explorer I, I see a tool/field watch...which is exactly what the THR is. And with the 3-6-9 dial I doubt you can get much closer without getting the real thing.

    And by the way, I have the Heritage Ranger and I have a smallish wrist...but the Ranger wears very nicely, especially on the camo strap that comes with the watch...light and extremely comfy.
    I looked it up it's 41mm, quite away up from 36 or 39mm Rolex Explorers. Without a dive or tachymeter bezel to reduce the apparent wear size, it looked even bigger. Check out the review on ablogtowatch and you'll see I'm not alone in calling it a "military style watch."

    Look you have the watch and I'm not trying to knock it, I'm just saying that's it not the same type of watch. Having owned several homages and having briefly looked at the Tudor, the closest in feel and size to the real thing, is the real thing - then the MKII Vantage.
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    Re: Rolex Explorer 1 alternatives?

    Whilst there are alternatives there can only be 1 Explorer 1!
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