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Old 17 February 2019, 02:37 AM   #31
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Iím currently traveling with both watches, and, honestly, the GS has taken most of my wrist time. Itís such a fantastic piece at this price point!!!
Who makes the olive green strap? Very nice!!
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Old 20 February 2019, 08:12 AM   #32
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Recently I've been looking for a dress watch to add to work in tandem with my Explorer. I came across this GS and it changed everything. Really love this.
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Old 21 February 2019, 04:55 AM   #33
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Who makes the olive green strap? Very nice!!
Please refer to post #26
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Old 21 February 2019, 06:46 AM   #34
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Just picked one up to serve as a daily, I ordered some alligator straps as well.
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Old 21 February 2019, 06:47 AM   #35
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Just picked one up to serve as a daily, I ordered some alligator straps as well.


Congratulations! Itís a great watch
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Old 21 February 2019, 08:21 AM   #36
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I probably haven't been this "hooked" on a watch since I decided to buy my Explorer. I do have a couple of questions/concerns.

First, is there any rubbing of straps against the edges of the case? Looks like somewhat of a snug fit in some pics I've seen. Have owners noticed any damage to their straps forming so far?

Second, in some of the videos I've watched in certain light there appears to be quite a bit of yellow in the dial color. How much of that are you noticing on a daily basis? On the flip side the 253 appears to have no yellow or cream at all. Honestly I personally find the dial of the 253 a bit boring in comparison to the 231.

Thanks and enjoy your beautiful watches!
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Old 21 February 2019, 09:50 AM   #37
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Is this watch available in the US boutiques and ADs?
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Old 21 February 2019, 11:20 AM   #38
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I probably haven't been this "hooked" on a watch since I decided to buy my Explorer. I do have a couple of questions/concerns.

First, is there any rubbing of straps against the edges of the case? Looks like somewhat of a snug fit in some pics I've seen. Have owners noticed any damage to their straps forming so far?

Second, in some of the videos I've watched in certain light there appears to be quite a bit of yellow in the dial color. How much of that are you noticing on a daily basis? On the flip side the 253 appears to have no yellow or cream at all. Honestly I personally find the dial of the 253 a bit boring in comparison to the 231.

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I've been wearing mine nearly every day for 3 months straight and there's no abnormal wear near the lugs. Perhaps someone who has had it longer can chime in...

The 231 dial is definitely more yellow than the 253, and that's a huge reason why I love it! It's a subtle Ecru color that gives it a vintage charm and a nice contrast if you choose the right strap combo.

Feel free to PM with other questions

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Sure is. PM me if you need help locating one and I'd be happy to point you in the right direction
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Old 22 February 2019, 12:52 AM   #39
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I've been wearing mine nearly every day for 3 months straight and there's no abnormal wear near the lugs. Perhaps someone who has had it longer can chime in...

The 231 dial is definitely more yellow than the 253, and that's a huge reason why I love it! It's a subtle Ecru color that gives it a vintage charm and a nice contrast if you choose the right strap combo.

Feel free to PM with other questions
Thanks for the great reply!

I'm going to wait and see what Basel holds but unless there's a game changer announced there I will most likely be getting very serious about acquiring a 231 after. May definitely be picking your brain.
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Old 18 November 2019, 01:15 PM   #40
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I'm bumping this post because I am super interested in the GS 231. Can anyone provide more details on the watch? More pictures? Thanks!
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