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    Having accepted I don't need a date function, advice appreciated.?

    Good afternoon,

    I have naworred down my next purchase to the following :::

    Rolex Explorer 214270

    Or

    Rolex Op 36mm blue dial

    I have tried on both and really can't fault either!! I was wondering would you mind sharing y
    your thoughts & opinions on the above watches please.?

    Because of financial reasons this purchase will be my everyday watch for the next few years.

    Thanks in advance and as always your opinions and advice are always greatly appreciated.

    Tony..



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    I prefer the size of the OP and the dial of the Explorer. For an everyday watch I’d pick the Explorer due to the black dial.

    I love blue dial watches, but there’s an inherent sportiness and flashiness to them. You’d need to decide if you’re okay with that especially if you take into consider you watch as part of your attire/outfit. My own plans are to have an Explorer and a blue DJ36.

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    Re: Having accepted I don't need a date function, advice appreciated.?

    Wrist size matters with this choice.
    If you are 7 inches or larger then the explorer fits the bill nicely and I prefer its case shape.
    If your wrist is closer to 6 1/2 inches or smaller the OP would be my choice.
    The explorer wears large for a 39mm watch where as I feel the 36mm OP wears normally for its size.

    The Mercedes hand mod is a good look on the OP as well IMO


    ..... not my watch or photo

    I went with the explorer as the 36mm OP and 36mm explorers all felt too small for a daily wear sport watch on my 7 inch wrist.

    I looked at pictures all day long and was undecided, but a couple of minutes on wrist was all it took for me to know the right choice for my wrist.
    I never even took 36mm reference photos, it just never felt right.




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    Re: Having accepted I don't need a date function, advice appreciated.?

    Explorer - complete no brainer.
    The most 'perfect' Rolex.
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    Re: Having accepted I don't need a date function, advice appreciated.?

    Welcome to the very small club of "time-only enthusiasts."

    I'm a small-wristed guy at 6.5", so the time-only OP36 (for me, the white dial) is the perfect timepiece.

    Be sure to post what you decided to go with.
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    Re: Having accepted I don't need a date function, advice appreciated.?

    Both good choices, but the Explorer would be my pick for an everyday watch.
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    Re: Having accepted I don't need a date function, advice appreciated.?

    In my opinion, the OP is more tasteful.

    Moreover, that model of Explorer is too big. I have yet to accept Explorers being over 36mm. It is an understatement to say the Explorer is classic. Shame on Rolex to be swayed by the big watch fad and monkeying with the Explorer I’s dimensions.

    Finally, with the OP you get honest Rolex design and history. I believe it was an OP that mounted Everest and it was an OP that was worn by that woman swimmer in the English channel.

    But of course, try not to let us dudes on some internet forum influence you too much; ultimately, you have to live with your watch. Keep in mind YOUR needs and preferences when making your choice.
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    Re: Having accepted I don't need a date function, advice appreciated.?

    Honestly it shouldn't even be a decision. Explorer all day and twice on Sundays!
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    Re: Having accepted I don't need a date function, advice appreciated.?

    I decided many years ago that I don't need a date function, but the manufacturers seem to think otherwise.
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    Re: Having accepted I don't need a date function, advice appreciated.?

    Explore ftw! more history pedigree.
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