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Such a great watch and the perfect daily wearer. Congrats.

Thank you smile.gif
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Just came back from my AD with this one to compliment my SubC LV.

Wanted an everyday watch and so far am very happy with it. Was a bit torn between this and the blue face Datejust but this suits my needs better (couldn't get past the PLCs for a discreet more subtle watch).

Looks great!  Congrats and enjoy it!!!  :cheers:

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Great choice - a real classic and very versatile.
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Originally Posted by tricky View Post

Just came back from my AD with this one to compliment my SubC LV.

Wanted an everyday watch and so far am very happy with it. Was a bit torn between this and the blue face Datejust but this suits my needs better (couldn't get past the PLCs for a discreet more subtle watch).


Congratulations! Love the Exp I.
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Congratulations! Love the Exp I.

 

Surely "Explorer____".  You of all people. :satisfied:

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Thanks guys. The only downside of getting a new watch is knowing I won't be getting another for a long time! smile.gif
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^^^ mimo hahah! Oops, sorry! "Love the Explorer ref 114270 and her bigger sister 214270!"

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Anybody wish they'd do the Explorer I in at least one other dial color?
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Anybody wish they'd do the Explorer I in at least one other dial color?

The blue starburst dial they have on the oyster perpetual and DJs. Would kop in a heartbeat.
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Anybody wish they'd do the Explorer I in at least one other dial color?

Not really.  To me when someone says Explorer I think black dial, Arabic markers at 3, 6, and 9, and a triangle marker at 12. I like that the watch has basically stayed true to recipe.  I don't have really have to consider variations in metal, dial color, hour markers etc (yes I know about the vintage white dial models, but most people don't have those and aren't referring to those when they say Explorer).  There are enough Air Kings and Datejusts, with similar looks that IMHO can take care of a person's wishes for a bit more individuality in terms of dial colors, hour markers, and bezels.  


Edited by Dino944 - 3/16/15 at 7:38am
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I much prefer that iteration of that watch, Frilly, than the current model, which is still nice but looks a little off to me (probably the too short hands).
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Getting close to Basel time.

 

Anybody ever been?

 

Or failing that, anybody ever been to Switzerland on a watch pilgrimage?  

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I much prefer that iteration of that watch, Frilly, than the current model, which is still nice but looks a little off to me (probably the too short hands).

Thanks TheWraith! I quite like the proportions of the older models, but I've got to say that I also have my share of the newer models currently in production (not the Explorer, but Subs and SDs and even the monstrosity that is the DSSD), and on the wrist I really quite like them.

Take, for example, my old, old 48 year old 1601, on my wrist today:

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I love this 36mm beauty, but I can also see why the modern chunkier DJs appeal today. I'm actually not sure how many guys are still okay with 36mm sizes these days, versus those who would prefer... Bigger proportions.

This being SF we forge our own way when it comes to preferences (but still consider inputs from trusted friends)!
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Getting close to Basel time.

 

Anybody ever been?

A friend who was in the watch industry for many years and had been to Basel and SIHH a few time said, unless you are a vendor ordering merchandise or a well regarded watch journalist, you will basically be ignored and you can't get into see certain things, so it would be a waste of time.  Not sure if its changed at all in the last 5+ years since he has been.  

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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post
 

A friend who was in the watch industry for many years and had been to Basel and SIHH a few time said, unless you are a vendor ordering merchandise or a well regarded watch journalist, you will basically be ignored and you can't get into see certain things, so it would be a waste of time.  Not sure if its changed at all in the last 5+ years since he has been.  

 

Unfortunately, that's pretty much what I thought the reality was. You can't come in as a small-timer and approach, nor even handle multi-thousand dollar timepieces. 

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