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Old 10 October 2019, 01:42 AM   #1
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Explorer alternative.

Been looking at these Oris Commandos in all their variants for some time. Great value and history.
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Old 10 October 2019, 05:00 AM   #2
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I really like Oris, but I don't care much for that.
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Old 6 November 2019, 02:02 AM   #3
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I'm not really feeling that one.
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Old 7 November 2019, 02:35 PM   #4
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What about the Tudor Heritage Ranger?

https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/ha...eritage-ranger
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Old 7 November 2019, 03:26 PM   #5
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Looks generic. A mishmash of so many different watches, incl Explorer 1, Yachtmaster. Not feeling this one, although I like the Oris 65
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Old 7 November 2019, 09:41 PM   #6
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Don't like that Oris.

Talking my own book I would recommend taking a look at the IWC Mark XV on the pyramid bracelet as an alternative for the Explorer 1, unless you have to buy new that is. Both great tool watches, but the IWC can be had for a relative bargain preowned and it is the last pre-Richemont Pilot. Using it as a daily the date comes in handy as well IMO.
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Old 7 November 2019, 10:01 PM   #7
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The Oris shown is not for me. I like the brand but not this watch. Tudor Ranger is a strong alternative.
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Old 25 January 2020, 07:38 AM   #8
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Just bought this Oris and am loving it.




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Old 25 January 2020, 07:54 AM   #9
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I really like Oris, but I don't care much for that.
Exactly my thoughts.

The North Flag is a great option with some Explorer DNA while doing its own thing, too.
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Old 29 January 2020, 07:56 AM   #10
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I have that Oris in blue.


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Old 29 January 2020, 10:33 AM   #11
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My Tudor Ranger has been faithfully working with me for a few years now. It makes for an easy strap monster with it's lug holes case but I usually just love the retro look and solid comfortable feel of it's characteristic open end link bracelet.

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Old 31 January 2020, 08:35 AM   #12
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I have been eyeballing the new Longines Hydroconquest with Ceramic bezel, it has the feel of the explorer with a slightly larger case size. (I prefer the wolf grey one)
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Old 6 February 2020, 06:14 AM   #13
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Old 6 February 2020, 07:09 AM   #14
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Been looking at these Oris Commandos in all their variants for some time. Great value and history.
I'm fortunate to own a Explorer and a Submariner.... I did look at a Tudor Ranger 79910 and discovered after buying a Tissot Sea star that they both have a ETA 2824-2 movement, like Oris its an affordable workhorse that should be given serious consideration, ( I have switched out the second's hand as this was not to my liking) good luck with your choice.
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Old 7 February 2020, 11:34 PM   #15
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I find BB36 a nice alternative. It has that explorer vibe.
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Old 29 July 2020, 01:28 AM   #16
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Black Bay 36/41 and the Tudor ranger are probably the most obvious choices for a gada simple design that avoids diver bezel and is made of quality. Both can probably be had for great bargains. I would go for either of those over an Oris and definitely they will be better than Longines.

I had a Hydroconquest and loved it to death but after wearing nicer watches I realize how uncomfortable it was. Crown guards kept digging into my hand. I don't know if the newest model has fixed this crown guards issue. Again, I would suggest BB36 or the Tudor ranger.

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Old 29 July 2020, 03:35 AM   #17
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Sinn 556?
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Old 29 July 2020, 03:39 AM   #18
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Tudor BB36 or 41. This was my 41 when I was out exploring today.


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Old 8 September 2020, 09:45 AM   #19
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i'd second the IWC, or if not a Sinn 556 or Fortis Aeromaster/Shoreliner
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Old 9 September 2020, 06:46 AM   #20
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I was in the same shoes, bought the Sinn 556i and Tudor Ranger.. but he itch for an Explorer remained.. My advice is, if you want an Explorer wait (years even) and get the watch you want. You'll lose money chasing down the Explorer but buying alternatives..
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Old 9 September 2020, 11:47 AM   #21
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There is no substitute.
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Old 14 September 2020, 06:40 AM   #22
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How about Omega's 2503.52 first gen AT with the Railmaster dial?
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Old 17 September 2020, 04:53 AM   #23
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I bought this SEIKO since it had the Explorer-esque look and have enjoyed it.

It's the SEIKO Limited TiCTAC SZSB006.

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Old 17 September 2020, 07:47 AM   #24
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when I think exp alternative I think ranger, when I think oris i think big pointer

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