Rolex Explorer II Ref 16570: From the ad to the reality...

 By: amanico : July 2nd, 2018-14:43
The ad: 

The reality... Sor Rondane Expedition, one year sooner...

Isn't it extraordinary to have such a piece of history? 



Sure is. Nice one.

 By: Miles_151 : July 2nd, 2018-14:46

Thank you, Miles. [nt]

 By: amanico : July 2nd, 2018-17:28
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Another great (and apparently successful!:-) ad from the past, thanks for sharing these gems Nico! :-) [nt]

 By: FabR : July 2nd, 2018-15:53
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Pleasure! [nt]

 By: amanico : July 3rd, 2018-00:46
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Never seen this ad before. Love it!

 By: descartes1 : July 2nd, 2018-16:17

These Explorer II ads are very much in the spirit of National Geographic, don't you think? [nt]

 By: amanico : July 3rd, 2018-00:49
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wow. momentous [nt]

 By: Gelato Monster : July 2nd, 2018-17:55
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Thanks, G.M [nt]

 By: amanico : July 3rd, 2018-00:53
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Wondering if i should put a black one on my wish list..

 By: Echi : July 2nd, 2018-20:27
To complement my white. I've always dismissed the black. I always thought the white was the better exp2.

But then somewhere along the way, I found myself being more of a black dial kinda guy.. to the point of actually letting go of my white Milgauss, leaving my white exp2 just in case I revert :-p

Anyway, it has crossed my mind to get one. Who knows.

I love these old ads!

Thanks for sharing.


White or Black Rolex, the eternal debate... Daytona, Explorer, Milgauss...

 By: amanico : July 3rd, 2018-00:56
I said white, because I wanted to go out of the beaten paths, with these three. The 1019 with its silver dial is to die for.
Now, I would say that, in the case of these three, both is the answer.
I would love to see a very nice Explorer II 16550 Black, as well as a Daytona 16520 and a Milgauss 1019.
And to add them!
Best, my friend.
And keep your 16570!

Great Ad

 By: RG1 : July 2nd, 2018-21:14
with powerful headline...

Merci, Ronald! [nt]

 By: amanico : July 3rd, 2018-00:56
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Love the Ad and the watches speak for themselves. [nt]

 By: pastaboy1939 : July 3rd, 2018-04:19
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Thanks, Pastaboy. [nt]

 By: amanico : July 3rd, 2018-04:36
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My 16570

 By: pastaboy1939 : July 3rd, 2018-13:43

Cool and clean one. 1996? [nt]

 By: amanico : July 3rd, 2018-13:45
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Yes, looks unpolished and has the goodies. Color is great. [nt]

 By: pastaboy1939 : July 3rd, 2018-15:27
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Cool! [nt]

 By: amanico : July 3rd, 2018-23:54
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Love it, the watch exudes history :) [nt]

 By: Rogi : July 3rd, 2018-07:04
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And stories, too. Thanks; Rogi. [nt]

 By: amanico : July 3rd, 2018-07:37
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He looks like A Swarzenegger. The person i mean, not the watch... an out of this world achievement to do this in 99 days. The person i mean, not the watch..;-) [nt]

 By: Ron_W : July 3rd, 2018-07:48
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Good one, Ron. Thanks for your comment. [nt]

 By: amanico : July 3rd, 2018-07:51
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