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The best DJ with roman dial? I think thats the thing for me! Im searching on the web but its hard!

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LOL @ Kaplan's swift, initial photograph-only response.
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I do like that pic biggrin.gif
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I do like that pic biggrin.gif

So do I.
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me three
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Here's a little something for the "Pepsi" GMT fans ...I know that we have several here.... courtesy of Airows:

http://airows.com/22-photos-that-will-make-you-want-a-rolex-gmt-pepsi/
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Here's a little something for the "Pepsi" GMT fans ...I know that we have several here.... courtesy of Airows:

http://airows.com/22-photos-that-will-make-you-want-a-rolex-gmt-pepsi/

I've said it before... but if I had to pick just one, it would be the GMT:







The blue and red insert is my favourite, but it only takes a minute to change the look:



So I guess you could say that I'm a fan.
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PS — I kinda like this photo of the Ferrari chairman wearing one, too:

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So I guess you could say that I'm a fan.

I love the faded bezel. I've seen some with almost a light grey that look amazing.
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Guys -

If you had $5k-ish to spend for a versatile watch, neither too dressy or too sporty, what would you do?

1. Rolex 39mm Rolex Explorer 214270
2. Rolex Milgauss (black dial)
3. Rolex Eplorer 2 (black dial)
4. IWC Mark XV (38mm?)
5. Something else (no Omegas - already have the Speedy Pro which I love, and no Rolex subs - too sporty for my needs)

I am leaning heavily towards the Explorer 214270, but just want to cover all bases in case I am not thinking about something obvious.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

Guys -

If you had $5k-ish to spend for a versatile watch, neither too dressy or too sporty, what would you do?

1. Rolex 39mm Rolex Explorer 214270
2. Rolex Milgauss (black dial)
3. Rolex Eplorer 2 (black dial)
4. IWC Mark XV (38mm?)
5. Something else (no Omegas - already have the Speedy Pro which I love, and no Rolex subs - too sporty for my needs)

I am leaning heavily towards the Explorer 214270, but just want to cover all bases in case I am not thinking about something obvious.

If you can find a near NIB Mark XV, that would be my choice. Should come in well under $5k. The Explorer I would be my second choice, but I would look for the prior generation version (without the solid numerals) or a 1016.

Both are extremely versatile. They can be dressed up or dressed down and can be paired with all sorts of straps (everything from NATO to alligator).

At first blush, I very much wanted to like the contemporary Milgauss. However, the all-polished finish is dissonant with the watch's supposed mission as a serious tool watch.

The Explorer II is a good watch, but it is also definitively a sport watch. People wear them with suits, but I think it is a real compromise in that context. A Submariner would actually be more versatile--looks good on a strap.

Other watches to consider: JLC Reverso, JLC Master Control, Cartier Tank.
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Thanks for the reply. Is there a Mark XV vs Explorer comparison somewhere?

I cannot do 36mm watches. I have tried them (DJ, Explorer) on at different AD's and 36mm looks really small IRL.
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before all the other coppages arrives in this thread...
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You hit the Powerball?icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Oh man! Let the games begin!!!!
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