Originally Posted by robinsongreen68
have to agree with this- finally got the explorer but have grown a little disenchanted with it. its to do with the size and lack of, for want of a better word, solidity. i had got used to wearing the speedmaster and that does feel like a lot more watch, the whole construction feels better, the rolex is almost tinny by comparison. the explorer is still a good watch but not worth the money when you consider the other options out there IMO.
by the way i got a nato from singular and it is great quality, as good as timefactors IMO.
My thoughts exactly, the Aqua Terra I had really turned me around on this one as I used to think it was the style of the watch that was the problem but after owning the Omega and seeing the slight difference in size (39mm vs 36 for the Explorer) and the build quality I fell in love with the style again, plus the fact that the Omega new was less than a grand from what I paid for my explorer over 6 or 7 years ago was a refreshing surprise, I really cannot believe they get away with charging what they do for the Rolex nowadays given that it hasn't changed at all, thankfully when I sold mine I didn't lose as much with the sale as I could have as their secondary market values now are pretty horrible.
FWIW here is my Omega again...