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Old 24 October 2021, 10:16 PM   #61
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9 / 10 first buyers pick the DJ. Yes its classic, it has a date, has some wow factor on the jubilee and it feels like a good choice for the money,

Then a few years down the line, you realise the explorer is the perfect steel sports watch for virtually every occasion unless you absolutely must have a date.

At least I did.
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Old 24 October 2021, 10:40 PM   #62
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Old 24 October 2021, 10:49 PM   #63
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I hate to say both but both. If only one start with the DJ. A lot of bang for the buck.
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Old 24 October 2021, 10:55 PM   #64
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Of those two, DJ for the win.
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Old 25 October 2021, 12:50 AM   #65
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If I have to choose one for all occasions then I choose the Explorer. I am dressed casually and do more active things far more often than I’m in a suit doing in a suit things. If that was reverse for me I’d choose the DJ.
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Old 25 October 2021, 02:48 AM   #66
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These kinds of threads are hilarious. It may as well be titled “Name one of these two watches!”
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Old 25 October 2021, 02:48 AM   #67
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9 / 10 first buyers pick the DJ. Yes its classic, it has a date, has some wow factor on the jubilee and it feels like a good choice for the money,

Then a few years down the line, you realise the explorer is the perfect steel sports watch for virtually every occasion unless you absolutely must have a date.

At least I did.
Amen.
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Old 25 October 2021, 02:49 AM   #68
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Definitely the DJ.
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Old 25 October 2021, 03:02 AM   #69
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Another vote for the DJ
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Old 25 October 2021, 03:43 AM   #70
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Explorer, unless you’re over 75 and/or in the mob
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Old 25 October 2021, 03:46 AM   #71
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The DJ looks great on your wrist, can’t go wrong with one.
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Old 25 October 2021, 04:02 AM   #72
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DJ its a classic and the white pops nicely
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Old 25 October 2021, 08:45 AM   #73
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If the Exp was the MkII with lumed 369 it would be an easy decision for me. The DJ41 is a lovely watch but the one thing that doesn't appeal to me are the Arabic numerals used in the chapter ring. I wish Rolex left them out and just used hash marks, like they do for the DJ36. In the end, both are great watches, but as a daily, I'd choose the Explorer.
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Old 25 October 2021, 08:48 AM   #74
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Old 25 October 2021, 12:56 PM   #75
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Old 26 October 2021, 04:19 AM   #76
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Old 27 October 2021, 12:38 AM   #77
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Old 27 October 2021, 01:09 AM   #78
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Old 27 October 2021, 01:42 AM   #79
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Frankly both will work well, DJ more dressy (jubilee) and Exp more casual.
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Old 27 October 2021, 01:43 AM   #80
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DJ for me too
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Old 27 October 2021, 02:11 AM   #81
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hands down the DJ. The white is classic and super crisp.
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Old 27 October 2021, 02:20 AM   #82
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Explorer Mk I for me.
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Old 27 October 2021, 02:48 AM   #83
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DJ lol easy
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Old 27 October 2021, 02:51 AM   #84
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DJ for me, just a very classy piece, no contest IMHO. The Exp is nice but a touch underwhelming to me.
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Old 27 October 2021, 03:18 AM   #85
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I've got both and I prefer my DJ.
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Old 27 October 2021, 03:46 AM   #86
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I would go with the DJ
White dial is just stunning
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Old 27 October 2021, 04:21 AM   #87
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That exact DJ is my next one on the list. Love that one.
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Old 27 October 2021, 04:24 AM   #88
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Explorer is the safe/boring choice, DJ for sure.
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Old 27 October 2021, 04:26 AM   #89
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Tough call, but DJ.
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Old 27 October 2021, 07:23 AM   #90
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These kinds of threads are hilarious. It may as well be titled “Name one of these two watches!”
In general, I would agree, but not this time; The OP posted his dress criteria: "mostly dressed in business casual, while still wearing a suit and tie sometimes..." and did post very good wrist-shots of how both watches wear on him. I think it's very fair (even nice) to ask a bunch of Rolex nerds/watch nerds/WIS for an opinion if you want an outside viewpoint.
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