To the WPS world and the Rolex experts if you could have only one, which would you choose?

 By: dkaleal : February 20th, 2021-18:26
The Explorer 1 Mark II
The Explorer II-40MM
Blue or Green MilGaus
Modern AirKing (Nico Favorite)

These are my favorite steel Rolex options and I am leaning heavily lately towards the Explorer 1 Mark II but 2 years ago was the Explorer II...


Explorer I would be my choice. Pure Rolex.

 By: vitalsigns : February 20th, 2021-19:18
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+1. I agree with you. Exp1 has all basic qualities that Rolex claims to have with least pretence.

 By: Pun : February 20th, 2021-19:40
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This watch has really captured my attention in the last year or so.. and really like all iterations of it but I think the Mark II is my favorite!

 By: dkaleal : February 21st, 2021-09:21
Thanks for to feed back Pun and Vitalsigns!

For me, the one and only would be...

 By: kkochheiser : February 20th, 2021-19:31
The current GMT Master II Pepsi. Really, it does it all.


My favorite GMT is the Black Dial/Bezel with Green GMT hand!

 By: dkaleal : February 21st, 2021-09:22
Just not possible from an AD and I wont pay the current grey market prices for the GMT's...But they all are pretty sweet!

I hear you!

 By: kkochheiser : February 21st, 2021-12:21
I was fortunate enough to get my Pepsi from my AD a couple of years ago. The first and I hope last time I've paid full retail for a Rolex! I can't imagine buying from the gray market.

Not bad at all.

 By: amanico : February 21st, 2021-12:43
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Assuming we have other watches but none of the 4 listed, I’d go with the AK. Best overall fit, look, and heft for my wrist/physique. Also, the first 3 are great one only watches. The AK on the other hand is a great companion/rotation piece at least for me

 By: Echi : February 20th, 2021-20:51
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Thanks Echi! I do have 6 other watches but need to check off the Rolex itch and these 4 are the ones that have most intrigued me and fit into the rotation well!

 By: dkaleal : February 21st, 2021-09:27
I have always liked the Polar Explorer 2 Dials but recently the black dial and layout of the Explorer 1 is so simple but so pleasing.. I have also come to find that 39MM is a really nice fit on my wrist! I do need to try them on in the flesh but with Rolex that is pretty hard at the moment!

I see. Best way to scratch that particular Rolex itch would be the Exp 1. Great one and done but if not, relatively easy to move along. In this case, AK would be last on the list. 2nd to the Exp 1 would be Exp 2 for fit. The Milgauss might be top heavy..

 By: Echi : February 21st, 2021-21:44
For some and not as easy to center on the wrist.

They’re all close contenders and you can’t really go wrong with any smile

If that is the list:

 By: roger.goodgion : February 20th, 2021-22:24
Explorer 1.
Classic, legendary and pure from an esthetic point of view.

The others are good though. Follow your heart. Not a bad one in the bunch.

Thanks Roger!

 By: dkaleal : February 21st, 2021-09:28
Enjoy the day!

All of them are winners tbh

 By: agyzace : February 20th, 2021-22:26
But, I will go leftfield here and say ExpII 40mm.
It is cool and I don’t think Rolex will ever go back to 40mm sadly..

This might be a must one day anyways if I can find one for a good price.. I like the new ones but I think the 40MM is the one for me!

 By: dkaleal : February 21st, 2021-09:31
Who knows with my addiction all 4 could end up in the collection! I passed on the Milgauss blue over a year ago and definitely regret it..
Thanks for the feedback!

I look forward to how this plays out!

 By: agyzace : February 21st, 2021-09:53
Wish you luck in the hunt!!!

Do you need some inspiration or influence? :)))

 By: amanico : February 21st, 2021-10:29
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From th four above,

 By: halkcb : February 20th, 2021-23:30
it would have to be the Explorer 2 40mm,so versatile.
Now if the Explorer 1 was 36mm,,114270,that would be quite another thing

Thanks halkcb! I actually like all the Explorer 1 iterations and who knows what would happen if I saw a 36MM in the flesh!!

 By: dkaleal : February 21st, 2021-09:33
Explorer 1 and 2 getting alot of love here!

For me Explorer II as a date is a must have. The Explorer I however is also iconic.

 By: nasseriq : February 20th, 2021-23:34
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Among those you mentioned, the Air King. It is a really special watch.

 By: amanico : February 21st, 2021-00:23
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Your post and others on this site have turned me on this one and really like the dial and at 40MM i think would fit me well!

 By: dkaleal : February 21st, 2021-09:34
Thanks Nico!

You will succumb to its charm and its unique coolness.

 By: amanico : February 21st, 2021-09:35
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Explorer 11 and AK a close second.

 By: pmh6000 : February 21st, 2021-08:59
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Thanks pmh600!

 By: dkaleal : February 21st, 2021-09:35

I would more on the AK side, for abvious reasons :)

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 By: @lberti : February 21st, 2021-09:37
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Cool picture! the dial is so awesome and really different from everything Rolex has..

 By: dkaleal : February 21st, 2021-09:37

Very true. Upolished and those numbers really make the difference

 By: @lberti : February 21st, 2021-09:38
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