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Old 17 June 2019, 10:14 PM   #1
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New Exp 214270 pick up - Preston's at Leeds.

Good afternoon gang,

Just thought I'd share my new pick-up. 214270 Explorer I that I got from Preston's in Leeds (UK). John, the salesman, is a top guy so I'd recommend anyone from the surrounding area to head there for your Rolex needs. I changed from Goldsmiths after not getting the sales experience that I would have expected since buying 6 Rolex's from them.

I also got a bottle of champers and Rolex aftershave (pictured) with one of my first buys from them. Top guys.



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Old 17 June 2019, 10:19 PM   #2
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Congratulations Mike! The Explorer is such a great piece and one that I am constantly drawn back to time and time again. Glad to hear that your buying experience was top notch. Enjoy it and wear the heck out of it!
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Old 17 June 2019, 10:35 PM   #3
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Thanks! Great piece. I had one previously and sold it, so I guess I must like it still.

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Congratulations Mike! The Explorer is such a great piece and one that I am constantly drawn back to time and time again. Glad to hear that your buying experience was top notch. Enjoy it and wear the heck out of it!
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Old 17 June 2019, 10:36 PM   #4
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Old 17 June 2019, 10:40 PM   #5
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Congrats on the Explorer I. I've yet to receive a gift, so it's nice to see it still happens.
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Old 17 June 2019, 10:42 PM   #6
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Congrats!

That huge crown sitting on the warranty card is cool too
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Old 17 June 2019, 10:43 PM   #7
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Old 17 June 2019, 10:58 PM   #8
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Congrats mate! I’ve had mine for a week now and I love everything about this watch. It’s a perfect, no-nonsense piece that checks all the boxes.
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Old 17 June 2019, 11:08 PM   #9
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What does the aftershave smell like?
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Old 17 June 2019, 11:16 PM   #10
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Congrats Mike on a timeless classic!

Out of interest what other references do you have in your collection? And why pick up the Explorer now?
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Old 17 June 2019, 11:16 PM   #11
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Nice pic and a great watch! Congrats!
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Old 17 June 2019, 11:41 PM   #12
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Congratulations Mike!
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Old 17 June 2019, 11:41 PM   #13
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What does the aftershave smell like?
This is the big question here... Indeed, what does it smell like?

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Old 17 June 2019, 11:50 PM   #14
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Congrats! Explorer is a handsome choice!


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Old 17 June 2019, 11:56 PM   #15
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congrats! One of my favorites
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Old 18 June 2019, 12:13 AM   #16
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This is the big question here... Indeed, what does it smell like?

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Old 18 June 2019, 12:30 AM   #17
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Congrats! I love my Explorer, I'm sure you will too.

Wear it in good health!
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Old 18 June 2019, 12:40 AM   #18
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Old 18 June 2019, 12:53 AM   #19
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Wow! Nice gifts!
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Old 18 June 2019, 01:13 AM   #20
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What does the aftershave smell like?
Surprisingly not too bad, but I'm a bit of a Tom Ford addict. It will do for props!
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Old 18 June 2019, 01:16 AM   #21
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Congrats Mike on a timeless classic!

Out of interest what other references do you have in your collection? And why pick up the Explorer now?
I have;

116610LN
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and of course, the 214270.

I got the explorer because I love how it looks on the Oysterflex, which I have on my sub date. I intend to change them up when I have time. I've had the Exp 1 previously, it was the one without luminous numerals.
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Old 18 June 2019, 01:42 AM   #22
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Mike you have a lovely collection.


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Old 18 June 2019, 01:44 AM   #23
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Can we see the sub on OF? I’ve been thinking of doing this with my sub. Did you use endlinks? Nice explorer.


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Old 18 June 2019, 05:30 AM   #24
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Can we see the sub on OF? I’ve been thinking of doing this with my sub. Did you use endlinks? Nice explorer.


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Smartyendlinks.com. Get the Daytona ones, sub can be troublesome.
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Old 18 June 2019, 08:21 AM   #25
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Congratulations, this was my first Rolex and is still very special to me.
A great all rounder, and will compliment your fine collection.
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Old 18 June 2019, 08:23 AM   #26
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Classic choice. Congrats!
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Old 18 June 2019, 08:57 AM   #27
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Congrats bro! I'll definitely give Preston's a try in future if I were to get any more Rolex I've had enough of Goldsmiths now after given the runaround
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This is the big question here... Indeed, what does it smell like?

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