Cocks on clocks (Part the Second)

I keep looking at the stainless explorer
Been advised to avoid due to unpopularity

If you like it, why NOT buy it ?

Unless you just want to be popular :thinking:

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Advised to avoid???
By a half wit?
They don’t make as much profit as the other sports range, but they don’t lose money.
Stick with the latest models with the 72 hour power and solid links.
They are superb every day watch that won’t get you noticed like the instagram bling models.

Even if I get a flashier weekend watch, this one will be my daily forever now.

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I bought one recently, didn’t listen to anyone else

At least 3 people on here have one (me being one of them)
It is a lovely watch
(Timing on pics is a bit uncanny)

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It’ll be the correct time twice a day.

I don’t even like modern Rolices, but bollocks to what anyone else thinks - like it/afford it/buy it.

No-one but dealers is making any money on this stuff right now (Ti YM apart), so don’t buy because of that.

There’s some excellent tributes (i.e. not fakes with Rolex branding) out there for peanuts (e.g. San Martin), if in doubt it’s a cheap way to try-before-you-buy :+1:

Even odder is that Rolex tribute themselves, through Tudor

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Tudor has been my daily for years brilliant never missed a beat.

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Opinion offered by a local specialist reseller.

Ah, market manipulation :+1:

A new strap for this. Hasn’t been worn for a while.

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Meaning there isn’t enough margin it for him or he hasn’t got any in stock.

Just adding another voice to the “this is nonsense” chorus.

a) buy whatever speaks to you
b) if such things bother you then an Explorer 1 will always be highly liquid

Personally I like the 36mm, and prefer the older version with the less square shoulders. Had one back in the day :face_with_raised_eyebrow:

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I couldn’t afford the Rolex version back when I bought this.

Now that I could afford one (if I sold some others) I don’t feel the need as this does the job perfectly well.

In the end, buy what you want,

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I have the Tudor one, it’s an excellent watch. :+1:

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I really like this, except would prefer it to be smaller (34-36mm) as a nod to the earlier models, and with a date. Much prefer the Arrow hands to the Mercedes hands, always put me off the explorer (and similar models).

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My favourite Rolex and the only one I’d buy.
I do seem to have unique taste in stuff though.

This is getting a rare airing

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