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Old 25 March 2019, 03:40 AM   #31
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OP for me. I had a blue dial that I moved for a dj41 (I wanted a date) I may add another back though. Such a simple yet great piece, IMO
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Old 25 March 2019, 03:55 AM   #32
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Thanks for all of the feedback gents. I think I've decided to go with the Explorer. I'm going to pick it up at my local AD next month for my 46th birthday. It's my son's favorite model. I'm going to start looking for a clean F serial 114270 for him. I'm not sure when I'll give it to him, but the prices seem to be on the rise. I may as well get it and hang on to it for him. I think that could be a fantastic one and only for him....unless he catches the watch bug from me.
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Old 25 March 2019, 08:46 AM   #33
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Gents,

I'm looking for a simple no date weekender type watch. I wear a black dial 42mm Explorer II throughout the week and I like the idea of something simple, classic and clean for the weekends. A no date is my preference because I don't need to know the date on the weekend and it makes quick work of setting the time.

I'm thinking between an Explorer and a white dial 39mm Oyster Perpetual. The white OP is obviously a nice contrast to my black Explorer II. My two worries are:

1. No EZ Link extension. I use the EZ Link on my Explorer II every day.
2. I see a million of them for sale. It kind of worries me that so many of these are being flipped in short order.

My only concern with the Explorer is it's somewhat similar to my Explorer II; black dial, Mercedes hour hand, brushed oyster bracelet. Otherwise the Explorer is as clean and classic as it gets.

Cost isn't a consideration since they are pretty close. Any thoughts or insight would be greatly appreciated! Pics if you have them.

Thanks so much!

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Explorer 1 . Then you get a combo meal deal explorer 1 and 2.

It isnít close. OP39 screams barely Rolex.
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Old 25 March 2019, 08:53 AM   #34
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MG Z Blue?
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Old 25 March 2019, 09:26 AM   #35
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MG Z Blue?
Man I absolutely love the Milgauss line in general, and the Z Blue in particular. I had a white Milgauss but it is residing with my twin brother at the moment, so I have access to it from time to time. It's just not quite what I'm looking for at the moment. I'm looking for a little smaller weekender type watch.

But it's definitely one I would be very interested in at some point.
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Old 25 March 2019, 09:55 AM   #36
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For me the real difference is the Coronet at 12 on the OP. When you look at it closely I just love that applied Coronet. OP can take you from hanging out to dinner with the Mrs. and not skip a beat. Now don't get me wrong so can the exp. But something about the OP says laid back luxury with a short sleeve and dignified gentleman with button up.

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Old 25 March 2019, 10:16 AM   #37
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How about a white dial Milgauss??
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Old 25 March 2019, 10:17 AM   #38
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Man I absolutely love the Milgauss line in general, and the Z Blue in particular. I had a white Milgauss but it is residing with my twin brother at the moment, so I have access to it from time to time. It's just not quite what I'm looking for at the moment. I'm looking for a little smaller weekender type watch.

But it's definitely one I would be very interested in at some point.
Got it! Sorry!
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Old 25 March 2019, 12:26 PM   #39
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Thanks for all of the feedback gents. I think I've decided to go with the Explorer. I'm going to pick it up at my local AD next month for my 46th birthday. It's my son's favorite model. I'm going to start looking for a clean F serial 114270 for him. I'm not sure when I'll give it to him, but the prices seem to be on the rise. I may as well get it and hang on to it for him. I think that could be a fantastic one and only for him....unless he catches the watch bug from me.
Great decision!
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Old 25 March 2019, 12:59 PM   #40
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Got it! Sorry!
No worries! One of the best all-time watches. I'll always have a soft spot for the white Milgauss as it was my first ever Rolex!
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Old 25 March 2019, 01:02 PM   #41
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Great decision!
Thanks so much Pauln! I feel great about it. I'll follow up with some pics when I pick it up. It's amazingly hard picking which Rolex to get because there are so many solid choices, but when you do finally make a decision it's exciting.
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Old 30 March 2019, 01:05 PM   #42
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A man and his watch will soon be united. Such a nice weekend thought. Cheers!
Game of Thrones reference?
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Old 30 March 2019, 03:15 PM   #43
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Thanks for all of the feedback gents. I think I've decided to go with the Explorer. I'm going to pick it up at my local AD next month for my 46th birthday. It's my son's favorite model. I'm going to start looking for a clean F serial 114270 for him. I'm not sure when I'll give it to him, but the prices seem to be on the rise. I may as well get it and hang on to it for him. I think that could be a fantastic one and only for him....unless he catches the watch bug from me.
Well done on making your difficult choice.
I have the Explorer and really love the watch. It is so comfortable and I really think the Easylink is a great feature that I use often.

Incidentally, I have had some serious deliberations over the OP 39 white.
It is a beautiful watch, and would like to have one in the future, but as an addition, not to replace the Explorer.
Looking forward to seeing a pic of the new Explorer.
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Old 30 March 2019, 03:28 PM   #44
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op39 white dial since you already have black. You can source an easylink if necessary. If your ad has a parts account, see if they can order you a spare.

The explorer ii is already a casual enough watch so you might consider something different. The op39 in my view would be exactly that.
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Old 30 March 2019, 03:30 PM   #45
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Old 31 March 2019, 08:57 AM   #46
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So I spent the day at my local AD and now Iím more uncertain....Loved the DJ41, Z Blue and Explorer.....


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Old 31 March 2019, 10:35 AM   #47
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Pretty decent collection with the sea dwellers, bluesy, and chnr. Honestly I’d still pick the Explorer. The only reason I’d even consider the Milgauss is because of the possible discontinuation and or redesign in the future.. Other than that I do not like them.. Its a old mans model lol sorry guys
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Old 31 March 2019, 12:00 PM   #48
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Pretty decent collection with the sea dwellers, bluesy, and chnr. Honestly Iíd still pick the Explorer. The only reason Iíd even consider the Milgauss is because of the possible discontinuation and or redesign in the future.. Other than that I do not like them.. Its a old mans model lol sorry guys
Have I mentioned that before I parted with my LN, I had the exact same duo as you?

I was a little surprised how many cool watches they had at the AD today too. I've got about about three weeks until my birthday, so I have some time to think about what I'm going to get next.
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Old 31 March 2019, 12:37 PM   #49
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So I spent the day at my local AD and now Iím more uncertain....Loved the DJ41, Z Blue and Explorer.....


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Grab that AirKing in the background!!

Not trying to highjack, but you mentioned "different" and boom! that's different... :-)

...but I may be partial to the homage it gives back to aviation. :-)
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Old 31 March 2019, 01:42 PM   #50
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Grab that AirKing in the background!!

Not trying to highjack, but you mentioned "different" and boom! that's different... :-)

...but I may be partial to the homage it gives back to aviation. :-)
I do really like the Air-King. They actually had two of them in the case!
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