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Old 19 January 2020, 12:13 PM   #2431
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So happy to see the thread reactivated!!!!

Thanks, Larry!!!

Here's mine back from a Rolex service about a year ago!!! Runs like a Swiss watch!!!

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Old 19 January 2020, 01:32 PM   #2432
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Old 20 January 2020, 08:57 AM   #2433
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Is the exp2 considered a more robust and rugged watch than the explorer?
Trying to justify both, and I don’t travel that much to justify the gmt function
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Old 20 January 2020, 04:50 PM   #2434
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Very happy that you reactivated this thread, I have really enjoyed reading thru the whole thread and have learnt a lot.
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Old 20 January 2020, 06:53 PM   #2435
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Old 20 January 2020, 06:54 PM   #2436
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Old 21 January 2020, 02:23 AM   #2437
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Is the exp2 considered a more robust and rugged watch than the explorer?
Trying to justify both, and I don’t travel that much to justify the gmt function
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No, it just has more features.
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Old 21 January 2020, 04:32 AM   #2438
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Nice to see this thread has been reopened!
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Old 21 January 2020, 09:56 AM   #2439
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1972 EXP II, "Steve McQueen" and 1996 EXP II "Polar"...couple of personal favorites that have accompanied me into thin air...
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Old 21 January 2020, 12:11 PM   #2440
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I know the thread kicked off with a focus on the black dial. But I felt the need to share my polar thatís bringing me so much pleasure right now.

Itís a great piece.




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Old 21 January 2020, 12:34 PM   #2441
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Old 21 January 2020, 12:38 PM   #2442
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Annnndddd ..... this one. So Iím huge fan and I agree that it is cool because itís under the radar compared to most models.


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Old 21 January 2020, 07:35 PM   #2443
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The best Rolex for me!
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Old 22 January 2020, 12:27 AM   #2444
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Got one coming. 2018 model from a grey for under RRP by £200. What’s not to like. Awesome looking polar dial and GMT! Amazing. Pics when it arrives.
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Old 22 January 2020, 03:36 PM   #2445
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Thank you for bringing the thread back.
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Old 27 January 2020, 05:17 AM   #2446
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I know the thread kicked off with a focus on the black dial. But I felt the need to share my polar thatís bringing me so much pleasure right now.

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Love the black that surrounds the lume against the white dial. When Rolex does a white dial watch, they sure know how to do it and knocked it out of the park with this one
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Old 27 January 2020, 06:16 AM   #2447
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I'm a wildlife conservationist and wear a 16570/black. I've traveled to Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, the DRC, SA, Botswana, Namibia, Madagascar, and more, and no one has ever noticed my watch. My friend George Schaller is the greatest field biologist since Charles Darwin and appeared in advertisements for the 16570, proclaiming that his Rolex has never let him down. George is now 86 and still working in the field.
The Explorer II has proven itself and is a real Rolex in both heritage and application. I will wear mine again in Kenya this fall and while chopping wood in my backyard this winter in the American Midwest. I'll also wear it with my tuxedo at a couple of galas this year.
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Old 21 February 2020, 11:15 AM   #2448
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First post here!

A 1999 Explorer II 16750 is my first Rolex, purchased while on vacation in France over the holidays. One of the main reasons I went with this model (like many others it seems) is how understated it is.
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Old 21 February 2020, 01:24 PM   #2449
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Just picked up one myself! Been hunting the right polar dial down, although I did consider the black dial because of how it contrasts with patina'd lume plots.
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Old 21 February 2020, 01:26 PM   #2450
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Interesting posts so far...
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Old 22 February 2020, 03:52 AM   #2451
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Old 22 February 2020, 04:23 AM   #2452
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My V-serial Polar says hello...





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Old 22 February 2020, 04:38 AM   #2453
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Old 26 March 2020, 12:06 AM   #2454
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I'm a wildlife conservationist and wear a 16570/black. I've traveled to Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, the DRC, SA, Botswana, Namibia, Madagascar, and more, and no one has ever noticed my watch. My friend George Schaller is the greatest field biologist since Charles Darwin and appeared in advertisements for the 16570, proclaiming that his Rolex has never let him down. George is now 86 and still working in the field.
The Explorer II has proven itself and is a real Rolex in both heritage and application. I will wear mine again in Kenya this fall and while chopping wood in my backyard this winter in the American Midwest. I'll also wear it with my tuxedo at a couple of galas this year.
That's the best testimonial i think I have read about a time piece. Pretty cool.
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Old 26 March 2020, 01:31 AM   #2455
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Hello, my ad has a brand new black dial explorer 2.
I do have 2018 model submariner 114060. if do a trade do I need to pay over?

I like the black explorer and it has date and get function which I can use it every day.

Eventough I am using the dive bezel as gmt its not its original purpose.

plus I am really forgetting the date.

What do you suggest?
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Old 26 March 2020, 02:58 AM   #2456
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Hello, my ad has a brand new black dial explorer 2.
I do have 2018 model submariner 114060. if do a trade do I need to pay over?

I like the black explorer and it has date and get function which I can use it every day.

Eventough I am using the dive bezel as gmt its not its original purpose.

plus I am really forgetting the date.

What do you suggest?

Everyone in this thread will tell you to do it. The Sub can be formal so itís a little more eclectic. Exp2 is bigger and more sporty. Depends on your lifestyle. If you need the date complication then you have to think about that too.


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