I have been lusting after a Rolex Explorer I 39mm for a year or so now as a "One Watch" daily wearer.
There is two reasons I have refrained from purchasing one, #1. no date window, at 67 yrs. of age a date window is a must, and #2. the Obscene price, which I could manage to pay, but am reluctant to do so.
I bought a Sinn 556i. I took the watch with me on Cruise out of L.A. It was the sole watch I took with me. One of the port of calls on the Cruise was Santa Barbara and my wife and I did some window shopping in the downtown area which includes some high end jewelry shops that handled Rolex, Patek, Breitling, Mont Blanc and Cartier watches.
In the store that handled the Rolexes I tried on and looked at the Explorer I 39mm and did a side by side with my Sinn 556i.
Both are low key minimalist watches and are similar in size. Much to my absolute surprise the Sinn's fit and finish, especially the brushed satin finish looked much nicer then the Rolex. The bracelet was more comfortable then the Rolex, and the Rolex's bracelets outer links were sharp to the touch, whereas the Sinn's were smooth and comfortable.
The Sinn's dial was infinitely easier to read and was clear and crisp and the Rolex was harder to read with all the glare coming off of it because there is no Anti-reflection coating at all on the crystal. The Rolex came off as shine and bling, where the Sinn came off as smooth, understated and subdued.
I know the Rolex is a Rolex, but the harder stainless steel and the better movement can't remotely justify an additional $5K in price.
My lust for an Rolex Explorer I, ended that day!
P.S. The Sinn has a date window and an additional 100m WR to boot!