I was in the area of the closest Rolex dealer and decided to walk in. I talked to the sales woman who didn't seem particularly knowledgeable. I asked to try on the Explorer and I had to show her what I was talking about. It was the only Explorer in the case. My impression was it was too small for me. With the lighting it was kind of hard to read with the shiny numerals. She commented my Stowa Marine Original was much larger but it was only 2mm difference. I guess it just wears large. I then saw a new Sea Dweller 4000. I could wear that watch every day and be happy except for the fact that it was 12k with no discount. It was a terrific watch and was really in my sweet spot as far as size but I could never afford a watch that expensive. They did have a Submariner with date and I tried that and it was okay but not super readable for my 52 year old eyes. The hands seem a little thin, the dial a little small and the cyclops kind of jumbled things up a bit. It was fun trying them on but I doubt Rolex is in my future.