While I don’t disagree with any of this, I will say that it’s a big mistake to buy either one without trying them both on first. Until you see a watch on your own wrist you can’t have a full opinion of it.Mr. Mowry achieves a museum grade Harvard art curator look, and we would expect no less.
The Sub brings the swagger to SWD, but I would tend to agree with your friend that the 1016 might be a better match for you:
-Given the investment, I would value a model that could be used broadly, across menswear categories. The Explorer bridges SWD and CM better.
-4mm make a big difference. At 6’, 175, with a 7.375 wrist, a 40 mm sports watch is the max that I think gives a balanced look on my wrist.
-The Sub is such a visible, recognizable, and emotionally charged, cultural artifact that sometimes it can seem that it is wearing the man, rather than the other way around. More realistically, it sometimes draws so much attention that it can distract attention from the rest of the outfit. The 1016 blends in, it is a better ensemble player, IMO.