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Old 24 August 2021, 05:13 AM   #1
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Bit the bullet, 214270

I haven’t had a Rolex in about 3.5 years. I’ve been wearing a 43.5mm Planet Ocean 8900 in blue for the last few years. Pretty much always been a one watch guy with a decent Seiko diver backup.

3.5 years is by far the longest I’ve worn and kept a daily watch. I got a little bored and it’s time for a change. I’ve always admired the Explorer 1, even went looking for one when the mk2 3-6-9 lume dial came out. Tried on a mk1 214270 back then and found it too small. This was when I was wearing 46mm pilot watches and coming off a 45mm 1st gen Planet Ocean. The smallest I was comfortable going with was a Sub C, so I went that route at the time.

So today I received my mk2 214270 from DavidSW. Great easy transaction as always. First time I’ve paid over MSRP for a watch, and it hurt to have to do so on something I could have had for less than retail a few years back ��. But hey, the market is what it is and with the 39mm discontinued, I could at least find peace with the situation since there was no chance at getting one from an AD.

So here it is, on my roughly 7.8” wrist. I’m glad my tastes changed and I feel comfortable wearing this watch. Happy to have it.

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