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Originally Posted by wootx View Post

Damn, the explorer is beautiful, too.

What is your opinion of white dial vs black dial? I guess white is considered more dressy whereas black has more of a sporty vibe?

 

Doesn't have to be, a lot of it is personal preference.  Some people seem to gravitate more one way than the other but the watch itself will dictate how dressy much more than the face color.  Now some crazy colors can make it less dressy but both black and white work all along the dressiness spectrum imo.

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Also, on the question of bulk - you really have to try watches on to see how bulky they are on your wrist. You may be surprised.
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Again, thanks a lot for your valuable insights.

As for my question re your do-it-all watch, I was looking forward to your opinion and, why not, also some recommendations as alternatives.

Dino, thanks for pointing out the correct information! And yes, the RO is truly stunning, but unfortunately out of my budget.

Aleksandr, that Oyster perpetual looks very similar (identical to my untrained eye?) to the Explorer. Apart from the change in colors, what should make me lean towards one or the other?

I also take the opportunity to apologize for the stream of (silly) questions I'm spamming this thread with. Cheers!
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Originally Posted by wootx View Post

Again, thanks a lot for your valuable insights.

As for my question re your do-it-all watch, I was looking forward to your opinion and, why not, also some recommendations as alternatives.

Dino, thanks for pointing out the correct information! And yes, the RO is truly stunning, but unfortunately out of my budget.

Aleksandr, that Oyster perpetual looks very similar (identical to my untrained eye?) to the Explorer. Apart from the change in colors, what should make me lean towards one or the other?

I also take the opportunity to apologize for the stream of (silly) questions I'm spamming this thread with. Cheers!
For me it is style/function and financial.

For style, I am hardly ever in a suit or any formal attire. For work I wear trousers and odd sport coats. My Explorer excels in this area as well as jeans/T shirt or by the beach/pool. If I am ever dressed formally I just don't wear a watch.

I have recently be flirting with the idea of getting a nice, hopefully precious metals dress watch, but that's where the financial portion comes in. I just can't justify the expense on something that will hardly get worn. I'm a casual guy.
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

Oops. Sorry I did not see the "II" after Exporer. I thought you were referencing the 36 and 39mm. I should have read it again.

No worries my friend.  Cheers! :cheers:

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I mentioned the RO being a versatile one watch specifically for myself in answering what the OP described as a "Side question," when he asked, "Also, as a side question: do you own a "one-watch" (i.e. one watch suitable for most venues/attire/occasions), regardless of your other possessions?"    His calling it a "side question" seemed more like he inquiring about our own experiencea rather than suggestions for him, especially since he asked the question stating,"regardless of our other possessions."   I realize that there is a big price difference between an AT and a RO and I wasn't suggesting he change his budget to buy a RO.  

As mentioned above, I mentioned the RO not as an alternative to an AT, but merely in responding to what you described as a side question inquiring as to whether we own a "One watch."  If I misunderstood and you and you were seeking suggestions as to a one watch kind of watch, then I apologize.  At one point I did have an Explorer as a do everything watch (but I still had other watches).

With regard to the Rolex Explorer I, it is not out of production in favor of the Explorer II.  It is a current production model, so you can purchase a brand new one.  

The Cartier Roadster is not a current production model.  It was discontinued several years ago.  Anyway, good luck with your journey!  Cheers!

Apologies, I misread the original question and thus missed the point of your post.

To respond to the one watch question - I have far more watches than is decent at the moment but some moons ago I received a yachtmaster I as a graduation present from my father. It was my first, shall we say, TWAT approved watch (though I've noticed it gets much less love than some other Rolex models, I'm not sure why) but it faithfully accompanied me on all my endeavors from law firm interviews to scuba diving in the Bahamas (bad idea but that's another story). So yes most definitely I used to own a one watch. Had I not discovered TWAT that might still be the case..
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Originally Posted by wootx View Post

Again, thanks a lot for your valuable insights.

As for my question re your do-it-all watch, I was looking forward to your opinion and, why not, also some recommendations as alternatives.

Dino, thanks for pointing out the correct information! And yes, the RO is truly stunning, but unfortunately out of my budget.

Aleksandr, that Oyster perpetual looks very similar (identical to my untrained eye?) to the Explorer. Apart from the change in colors, what should make me lean towards one or the other?

I also take the opportunity to apologize for the stream of (silly) questions I'm spamming this thread with. Cheers!

To me the biggest difference would be the hands. The Oyster Perpetual has ever so slightly dresser hands (IMO). It also comes in a domed bezel but that's up to personal preference. Also it's 36mm which depending on the Explorer you are looking at may be smaller or the same size.

I've discovered that everyone in here is always very generous in sharing recommendations and general watch knowledge. I've learned a lot from lurking and occasionally posting and am happy to contribute as well! Good luck in whatever you decide on and most importantly do post pictures once you have koped.
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114060 for the perfect do it all watch. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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far more watches than is decent .
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

For me it is style/function and financial.

For style, I am hardly ever in a suit or any formal attire. For work I wear trousers and odd sport coats. My Explorer excels in this area as well as jeans/T shirt or by the beach/pool. If I am ever dressed formally I just don't wear a watch.

I have recently be flirting with the idea of getting a nice, hopefully precious metals dress watch, but that's where the financial portion comes in. I just can't justify the expense on something that will hardly get worn. I'm a casual guy.

+1

I think your "daily wearer" (probably a better term than "one-watch") boils down more to your personal style, how casually/formally you dress, and also what watch you just plain enjoy wearing. For example, although it might not be everyone's idea of a "one-watch", and even though I dress relatively casually in my current workplace, I've found myself wearing my Grand Reverso Duo for just about everything short of sports, mostly because I've just enjoyed wearing it and like daily ritual of winding it up in the morning. It's made me seriously consider getting another manually-wound watch next, rather than an auto, simply because I find the experience of winding my watch fun. That's not to say that I love my Reverso any more than my Royal Oak; just that in my current mood I find it versatile enough to dress down or up, depending... I think the main criteria for a first watch is to buy something that you love and which speaks to you (obviously within what budget you have). Go with your gut and don't overthink it!
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Re. black vs white dial, firstly silver is sharp, but with the AT, perhaps consider blue? Blue things are frequently awesome, and definitely on the AT.
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Originally Posted by tifosi View Post

For me it is style/function and financial.

For style, I am hardly ever in a suit or any formal attire. For work I wear trousers and odd sport coats. My Explorer excels in this area as well as jeans/T shirt or by the beach/pool. If I am ever dressed formally I just don't wear a watch.

I have recently be flirting with the idea of getting a nice, hopefully precious metals dress watch, but that's where the financial portion comes in. I just can't justify the expense on something that will hardly get worn. I'm a casual guy.

You may be surprised how cheaply you can buy a simple gold dress watch by a reputable manufacturer at a watch auction.
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Per my previous post, any recommendations for reputable sources for a watch from 1965 (my birth year)? Thinking Rolex or Omega. Thanks!
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Per my previous post, any recommendations for reputable sources for a watch from 1965 (my birth year)? Thinking Rolex or Omega. Thanks!
Dress or sport? And price point?
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Originally Posted by Tried and True View Post

Dress or sport? And price point?

Have yet to decide on dress or sport. Up to $5K?
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