Rolex Explorer II Polar vs. Zenith Pilot Big Date

Poll: Rolex Explorer II Polar vs. Zenith Pilot Big Date?

Like Tree14Likes

Thread: Rolex Explorer II Polar vs. Zenith Pilot Big Date

Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4 5 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 44
  1. #1
    Member sgtiger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Portland, OR
    Posts
    1,334

    Rolex Explorer II Polar vs. Zenith Pilot Big Date

    Money and cost of the watch aside (i.e. you can' t sell it or profit off of it), someone is willing to give you one of the following two watches, which do you choose:

    1. Rolex Explorer II Polar (current)






    2. Zenith Pilot Big Date Special (discontinued)





    Last edited by sgtiger; October 18th, 2017 at 00:50.

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Posts
    68

    Re: Rolex Explorer II Polar vs. Zenith Pilot Big Date

    Simply on aesthetics rolex

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk

  3. #3
    Member Chris Stark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Location
    Near this half dollar
    Posts
    7,168

    Re: Rolex Explorer II Polar vs. Zenith Pilot Big Date

    Man, this might be a tough one for me. I really like both watches and I think the Zenith has a hi-beat El Primero movement. Might be too large for my tastes though so I'm voting Rolex.

    I think you should also go for the Rolex since you already own the Zenith.
    "Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade?" -Ben Franklin
    Damasko | Hamilton | Longines | Mido | Orient | Oris | Rolex | Timex



  4. Remove Advertisements
    WatchUSeek.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Member sgtiger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Portland, OR
    Posts
    1,334

    Re: Rolex Explorer II Polar vs. Zenith Pilot Big Date

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Stark View Post
    I think you should also go for the Rolex since you already own the Zenith.
    I won't if I go for the Rolex.

    I'm torn...

  6. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    San Jose, California-USA
    Posts
    37,228

    Re: Rolex Explorer II Polar vs. Zenith Pilot Big Date

    Pass on both.

  7. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Socal
    Posts
    1,173

    Re: Rolex Explorer II Polar vs. Zenith Pilot Big Date

    Oops, voted the wrong one. Obviously it depends a lot on personality and what watch size you are most comfortable with, but I'd go with the Zenith. The chrono feature is more useful to most than a GMT, and the El Primero movement has an interesting story behind it and is beautiful to look at. I think the color combination and bezel of that Rolex are awkward; the Explorer 1 would be a much more versatile and balanced look if you can do without the date and GMT.
    omeglycine likes this.

  8. #7
    Member ten13th's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    NorCal, USA
    Posts
    4,057

    Re: Rolex Explorer II Polar vs. Zenith Pilot Big Date

    Explorer 2 Polar would be my choice.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Follow me on Instagram: ten13th
    My watch collection: A mixture of metal, plastic, leather, glass, a few drops of lubricant and a few batteries.

  9. #8
    Member wschofield3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Boston, MA
    Posts
    3,953

    Re: Rolex Explorer II Polar vs. Zenith Pilot Big Date

    Looking at a Zenith chronograph now as I want one to round out the collection, however, between those two, I'd choose the Polar.


  10. #9
    Moderator Public Forum soaking.fused's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    10,542

    Re: Rolex Explorer II Polar vs. Zenith Pilot Big Date

    The Zenith gets the nod from me out of these 2 models. Were it the prior 40mm 16750, it would be the other way around.

  11. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Posts
    390

    Re: Rolex Explorer II Polar vs. Zenith Pilot Big Date

    Explorer II


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4 5 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

    Similar Threads

    1. Replies: 17
      Last Post: October 19th, 2016, 07:54
    2. FOR SALE (OT): ROLEX Explorer II (Polar Explorer) 42 mm - In truly excellent condition!
      By Dixan in forum Watches - Private sellers and Sponsors
      Replies: 2
      Last Post: December 6th, 2015, 03:39
    3. FSOT: ROLEX EXPLORER II (42 mm Polar Explorer) - Only 9 Months old!
      By Dixan in forum Watches - Private sellers and Sponsors
      Replies: 9
      Last Post: October 4th, 2015, 07:02
    4. Replies: 48
      Last Post: April 7th, 2015, 18:12
    5. WTT; Rolex Explorer II 16570 polar for your Rolex GMT Master II
      By bigd5506 in forum WTT - Trade Corner
      Replies: 1
      Last Post: September 23rd, 2013, 02:17

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •