Thank you one and all for your counsel. I definitely will be getting a Rolex Explorer 1 36mm then. Not sure exactly when, but I've made my mind up to get one at some future (reasonably soon) point. Thanks
Of course, I always try to get the best deals possible. But I buy what I like and get the best deal possible with them (I take my time with any such purchase). I don't really care about any other factor.
I buy Rolexes and Omegas because I like (some of) their watches (their look and their quality). I could give a stuff what anyone thinks of them or of me wearing them. 99% of the time nobody notices my watches anyway.