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Old 1 August 2019, 01:00 PM   #61
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After Batgirl was released Explorer II is now the only Rolex steel tool watch GMT on oyster bracelet. Can’t beat that !
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Old 1 August 2019, 02:49 PM   #62
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Why no love for the explorer 2 42mm

I saw in another thread that itís better as a second watch rather than your first and I couldnít agree more


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Old 1 August 2019, 03:03 PM   #63
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Sub and Polar 42mm is a great two watch collection
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Old 2 August 2019, 03:30 AM   #64
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Agree...The Polar makes are real nice companion to a Rolex Diver

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Old 2 August 2019, 06:48 AM   #65
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I prefer the 5 digit.

The colour orange and fat stumpy hands on the dial just donít do it for me.
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Old 2 August 2019, 07:06 AM   #66
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Most underated piece in the Rolex line up. I wear mine 95% of the time and would sell may sub before Iíd sell the polar. Was in my AD the other day (waiting for a SkyD) and they told me they are becoming more and more popular and harder to get.
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Old 2 August 2019, 07:11 AM   #67
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Personally itís low on my list. I just donít like the bezel. You but a black ceramic bezel on it now we are talking!
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Old 2 August 2019, 07:29 AM   #68
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I'm a big fan of the Exp II,
Funny enough It's on my to-do list.
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Old 2 August 2019, 07:55 AM   #69
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Personally itís low on my list. I just donít like the bezel. You but a black ceramic bezel on it now we are talking!


This is what makes this reference a home run to me and many others. It may very well be the only Rolex available today that hasnít been remade to todayís standards of a ceramic bezel and a precious metal model variant. This watch is still very much a tool watch some 60 years later without all the bells and whistles that the submariners, the Daytonaís, the GMT masters all have now


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Old 2 August 2019, 09:43 AM   #70
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I love my 6 digit black dial. It pretty much is my everyday, and while I love my new SD43 my exp2 is just perfect to me. I love the super maxi dial and those phantom hands! The white looks a bit cartoonish if you ask me, but anyway I could never see myself selling it. I’d sell my GMT before it.
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Old 2 August 2019, 10:22 AM   #71
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Thereís plenty of love for it on my end. The white dial is killer and at 42mm, also hits a sweet spot for me!

Only problem for me is that itís proving more difficult to obtain... I placed an order almost 4 months ago and havenít seen it yet. Ive also noticed that there havenít been many (AD sourced) incomings recently.

Anyone else noticed this?


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Old 2 August 2019, 10:38 AM   #72
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Great watch. wears well and is very legible. My old eyes are happy.
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Old 2 August 2019, 11:18 AM   #73
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They are ridiculously oversized. The 16570 was the perfect fit.
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Old 2 August 2019, 11:20 AM   #74
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Thereís plenty of love for it on my end. The white dial is killer and at 42mm, also hits a sweet spot for me!

Only problem for me is that itís proving more difficult to obtain... I placed an order almost 4 months ago and havenít seen it yet. Ive also noticed that there havenít been many (AD sourced) incomings recently.

Anyone else noticed this?


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FWIW, I only waited 8 days for mine from a well known AD that I had no relationship with


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Old 2 August 2019, 11:44 AM   #75
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Old 2 August 2019, 11:46 AM   #76
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FWIW, I only waited 8 days for mine from a well known AD that I had no relationship with


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Old 2 August 2019, 11:52 AM   #77
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They are ridiculously oversized. The 16570 was the perfect fit.

Itís all relative to the proportions of the wearer.
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Old 2 August 2019, 12:29 PM   #78
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Have the 16570 in black. Added the 216570 polar and absolutely love it. So much so, I got the 216570 in black. Too much for one collection? Nah- the Exp 2 is great, all three are in the rotation.
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Old 2 August 2019, 01:45 PM   #79
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Old 2 August 2019, 01:51 PM   #80
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Love it and have wanted one since seeing it in National Geographic ads 30 years ago! Unfortunately the lugs overhang my wrist in the 42mm size. If they ever go back to 40mm I will be first in line... to wait 2-4 years to own one.
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Old 2 August 2019, 01:54 PM   #81
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I like them, especially the Polar. Great watch!
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Old 2 August 2019, 03:03 PM   #82
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I picked it up yesterday! Lucky indeed. I almost felt lucky enough to inquire about a Daytona for my next purchase but I knew that wouldnít happen lmao


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Old 2 August 2019, 04:53 PM   #83
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Itís all relative to the proportions of the wearer.
It's relative to what you want to see. People stating 42 is too big for a man is just absurd... Imo

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Old 2 August 2019, 07:25 PM   #84
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It's relative to what you want to see. People stating 42 is too big for a man is just absurd... Imo

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Exactly, women wearing 40mm ceramics on their 5 inch wrists look fine to me
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Old 2 August 2019, 08:02 PM   #85
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I really like it, when i bought my sub I tried one on for me it was just to big - feels like its loved by me! if it was a 40mm probably would have bought it
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Old 2 August 2019, 10:23 PM   #86
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I have big hands and wrists. The Explorer 2 with the white dial has become my daily watch. I see the diver style Rolex everywhere. The white dial and fixed bezel set it apart and most people don't know it's a Rolex.
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Old 2 August 2019, 10:25 PM   #87
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Old 2 August 2019, 10:31 PM   #88
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Something about that watch always struck me as "not premium" form some reason. Not sure what it is but I couldn't get past it. It's a great watch, don't get me wrong, but never sang to me when I saw it in-person.
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Old 2 August 2019, 10:37 PM   #89
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I m in love with it among hulk.. Cameron.. Batman.. SD43 I really like it

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Old 2 August 2019, 10:40 PM   #90
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It is gettin a lot more attention as the last year but before it wasn't so popular indeed..

It is a STUNNER in my opinion
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