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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoonjr View Post
    Will you miss the glidelock or the rotating bezel? Those are the big upsides to the Sub. Especially the glidelock on a metal bracelet.
    I do not dive and/or time stuff (not that divers actually use a bezel to time dives anymore) so the bezel has no purpose for me other than looking cool.

    The glidelick on the Submariner is great but not necessary for me. I am very lucky in that my 7.25 wrist fits both the 42mm Explorer II and 36mm DateJust perfectly without removing (or adding) links and only setting the bracelet pin inside the clasp.

    Unlike my original 40mm Explorer II 16570, the newer 42mm Explorer II 216570 has the 5mm easy extension link (I think it is also on the Explorer and AirKing) which gives me a bit more room in hot/humid weather so I do not really need the glidelock on the Submariner.

    Another advantage to the 42mm Explorer II is that even with the cyclops, the underlying date display is larger than on the Submariner so it allows me to read the date without my reading glasses.

    The downside to the Submariner is that everyone, including thieves, know you are wearing a Submariner. Until recently (which changed due to social media), the general public did not know about the Explorer II. I have worn mine daily on mass transit, including the NYC subway, most of my adult life and it was great to have a nice watch that nobody knows about. I traveled the world with it for work/pleasure and nobody ever gave it a second look. I beat the heck out of it and never worried about its "resale value".

    I really missed the GMT function of the Explorer II so I am glad to have the newer 42mm version of the watch. The 40mm was my daily wear for 25 years so the new 42mm version is like having an old friend back after it went in for an upgrade/improvement.

    From 1994 until 2009 I only had the 40mm Explorer II.
    From 2009 until 2019 I had the 40mm Explorer II (now sold) and the 36mm DateJust (still have).
    In 2018 I got the Submariner Date (selling soon) but it never felt right to/for me.

    I literally had no other watches during a 25 year period (and only started experimenting with much less expensive watches in the past year). I have probably worn my new 42mm Explorer II more in the past 3 weeks than I have worn the Submariner Date in the past 6 months. My wife said I can keep them both but it seems a waste if I am not going to wear the Submariner.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by 72gmc View Post
    "How did I end up here?!?"
    No kids. Great wife/friend/life-partner...and she wanted to look at (and purchase) shoes and purses.
     

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    That’s one of my grails. Once I land one of those, I believe I’ll be done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dashDustin View Post
    That’s one of my grails. Once I land one of those, I believe I’ll be done.
    What's the grail? Be specific.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYCfixie View Post
    What's the grail? Be specific.
    The polar 216570.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dashDustin View Post
    The polar 216570.
    Good choice. I am loving my 216570 Polar even more than my 16570 Polar. It will probably get me back to a 3 watch collection (and done): DateJust 36mm Steel/Gold/White dial, 216570 Explorer II Polar, and some kind of beater (SKX, Casio Square, etc.).

    Get on a list because it is a much shorter wait than a submariner, submariner date, GMT, and the "grail of grails" Daytona.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Strongin View Post
    Oh, god, no. Leathers need to match. At all times.
    i'm with Matt on this- and unless this is a shotgun wedding a tribal elder invited you to three minutes ago- and you're a corporal in the SAS stationed in Kandahar don't frucking wear a watch with a NATO strap to a wedding. Those things are for losers playing army man dress up. a wedding is a semi formal event. wear an adult's watch.
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    No one noticed the watch. Which tells me the bracelet was ideal.

    As was the Flowfold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jerk View Post
    i'm with Matt on this- and unless this is a shotgun wedding a tribal elder invited you to three minutes ago- and you're a corporal in the SAS stationed in Kandahar don't frucking wear a watch with a NATO strap to a wedding. Those things are for losers playing army man dress up. a wedding is a semi formal event. wear an adult's watch.
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    -- unless ra, ng or er active ready to deploy ---- military straps not vogue for a wedding...
    ronnie with a smile
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by ron l edmiston View Post
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    -- unless ra, ng or er active ready to deploy ---- military straps not vogue for a wedding...
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    ^^^this my friends. is priceless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dgaddis View Post
    Sorry but someone snatched it up like 10mins after I posted it haha.
    Spending a couple weeks rambling around the great state of Alaska with this one Dustin. Perfect choice for a few weeks "out there" with lots of hiking and other abuse. Thanks again for modding it and selling it to me.

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    Took my Citizen on our first family vacation since we added the +1. Went down to the Gulf, had a good time. The rugged and corrosion resistant all-titanium construction held up to the saltiness of the ocean, the chlorine in the pool, and the scariness of alligators. Also plenty stylish enough for getting ice cream.



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    Quote Originally Posted by dgaddis View Post
    Took my Citizen on our first family vacation since we added the +1. Went down to the Gulf, had a good time. The rugged and corrosion resistant all-titanium construction held up to the saltiness of the ocean, the chlorine in the pool, and the scariness of alligators. Also plenty stylish enough for getting ice cream.
    That is the best part of keeping a nice watch for a very long time (assuming that is your plan), it is a means to remember all the great times you had while wearing it. It's not about the watch, it's about the memories that it brings you. And cute kid by the way...
     

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    Local authorized dealer has this Rolex Milgauss in-stock. They agreed to hold it "in the back" until noon tomorrow if I want it. I Love the blue dial and green sapphire crystal but have never been crazy about the polished center links on an all steel oyster bracelet.

    They also have a Tudor Pelagos LHD with number 8400.

    So many watches. So little time. And never enough money to buy them all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYCfixie View Post
    "...So many watches. So little time. And never enough money to buy them..."
    Agreed 100%.
     

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    Wow they're up to 8400 on the LHD. Whoever in Tudor's marketing department who decided to number the LHD deserves a raise.
     

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    Milgauss is cool, almost as cool as a sub.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by theflashunc View Post
    Wow they're up to 8400 on the LHD. Whoever in Tudor's marketing department who decided to number the LHD deserves a raise.
    I was surprised too but I may have misread the number becasue I was looking at it upside down for only a few seconds. It may have been 4800 which would make more sense based on the numbers I have seen listed here and the one I saw in London this summer which was 3633.

    You are correct, this was a brilliant marketing move. I just hope they do not follow Omega, Seiko, and Grand Seiko's lead by offering way too many "limited" and "special" editions because once companies start making more limited/special edition watches than regular ones it is no longer limited or special no matter how they try to market the watch(es).

    Quote Originally Posted by twowheels View Post
    Milgauss is cool, almost as cool as a sub.
    My wife's litmus test: if you are not willing to give up your Explorer II or Submariner Date than you really do not want it that badly.

    With that said, she really did like the blue dial and orange seconds hand.
     

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    Tried on this new 2019 Sea Dweller 43mm steel and gold (first time ever in this combination).

    It looks great and wears well.

    Is it a "tool watch" or a "luxury timepiece"? Can it be both?

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    Baby steps according to my opinion.





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