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Because rose gold on black band-aid is so wearable?

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Right!

New fully-lumed Explorer is a nice update

Right!

Thoughts on the new fully-lumed Explorer dial? Notice they've also quietly fixed the minute hand length. 






That new Explorer 1 is the business. Love the (subtle) changes. Its the watch to have IMO.
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As Basel comes around, I will post here my biggest secret to watch collecting: avoid recency bias. These things are made to last forever. There's no reason that the newer model is necessarily better than the older model. In the long run, it will all even out. If you want to find bargains, all you have to do is be patient or go back to older pieces. That being said, I like the new Daytona ;)

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Because rose gold on black band-aid is so wearable?

 

Uniqueness, modernity, comfort, restraint and classical-referencing beauty are not often found in the same place. 

 

As for wearability, guess that depends on how much you're influenced by tradition.

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As Basel comes around, I will post here my biggest secret to watch collecting: avoid recency bias. These things are made to last forever. There's no reason that the newer model is necessarily better than the older model. In the long run, it will all even out. If you want to find bargains, all you have to do is be patient or go back to older pieces. That being said, I like the new Daytona wink.gif

But, but, bu, b, ... Steve! Can't you see?! Basel is like Christmas morning a non-denoninational watch-lovers holiday, man! biggrin.gif

Get in the spirit!

(I kid.)



Also, @tigerpac, regarding that Planet Ocean, at first glance it looks like a nice, coherent update. Would like to see some more (real life) pics, and also view the new specifications.

I do consider myself an Omega fan.

But with that particular model, I'd say it all comes down to how one really feels about the color orange. It can be polarizing.
Edited by Keith T - 3/18/16 at 7:35am
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Wish they offered a 36mm Explorer (again) with no applied indices. The 36mm Black Bay is my pick of the bunch.
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36mm and 39mm Explorers are both good. How about somewhere in the middle and offer a 38mm version? I prefer it with applied indices, though. I like the all lume 2016 Baselworld version. Wish I could afford it now, I'd be all over it if I could.
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36mm and 39mm Explorers are both good. How about somewhere in the middle and offer a 38mm version? I prefer it with applied indices, though. I like the all lume 2016 Baselworld version. Wish I could afford it now, I'd be all over it if I could.

Agreed!  Although I often wear a 40 mm Rolex, I found the 39mm Explorer seems a tad large for its design, and I wish it were just a little smaller perhaps as you suggested, 38mm.  I also prefer the applied indices and I like the all lum look of the 2016 model.  

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Originally Posted by SteveH35 View Post
 

As Basel comes around, I will post here my biggest secret to watch collecting: avoid recency bias. These things are made to last forever. There's no reason that the newer model is necessarily better than the older model. In the long run, it will all even out. If you want to find bargains, all you have to do is be patient or go back to older pieces. That being said, I like the new Daytona ;)

That "Newness bug" has a strong bite!  I remember when the 16520 was being replaced by the 116520 and lots of people dumped their prior model Daytonas to get the newest one.  Granted, the newest one had a fantastic movement, longer power reserve, and a better bracelet...but within just a few years the many 16520s had doubled or tripled in value were selling for more than their replacement. 

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That Tudor Black Bay Black really has  my attention.  I had thought I might get an Omega diving watch next, but that Tudor :nodding:

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That white dial Daytona is so, so good.....

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I don't understand why Rolex released a new version of Explorer I. I have it and like it, it could be my one watch (possibly) and I keep staring at the new version but not noticing significant changes, most releases are similar (read DJ41, how is it different from DJII? Different clasp and thinner case?).
Daytona C is obviously a hit and I've always disliked Daytonas but this one is so good that I could see myself getting one. That ceramic bezel with white dial is so awesome it is like poor mans Platona.
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Agreed!  Although I often wear a 40 mm Rolex, I found the 39mm Explorer seems a tad large for its design, and I wish it were just a little smaller perhaps as you suggested, 38mm.  I also prefer the applied indices and I like the all lume look of the 2016 model.  

Yes indeed, all dial watches like the 39mm Explorer do wear large, so I think slightly smaller at 38mm would do a world of good. It's surprising how much of a difference just 1mm can make, but it can. Apart from the size (I'd still get the new 39mm version if I could, though, but I would prefer it at 38mm), the new Explorer looks just about perfect to me in every other way.

Thanks for the video links, @RFX45.
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Also, @tigerpac, regarding that Planet Ocean, at first glance it looks like a nice, coherent update. Would like to see some more (real life) pics, and also view the new specifications.

I do consider myself an Omega fan.

But with that particular model, I'd say it all comes down to how one really feels about the color orange. It can be polarizing.

 

 

Curious to see it in person.  Rubber in a bezel gets a presumption of being a bad idea in my book but we'll see.

 

In regards to orange, I want an all-orange bezel... it was an iconic look for the Planet Ocean!  

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