I knew it was always going to be difficult on the first look. Such a change. But I didn't hate it when it was released - thats always a good start! Press pics will never do it justice, so as more wristshots and real life pics emerged, it helped to form my opinion. Your shot alongside the Rolexes als
Are these pictures all the same watch? I noticed the first pic has a more creamy patina, maybe it is the lighting. Theese watches do not scream 'I AM A ROLEX' and yet they are undeniably 100% ROLEX!! (If that makes sense!)
Otherwise their prices would be through the roof!! I really like the Explorer2s, they fly under the radar (excuse the pun!), but fit the very definition of tool watch. I like the Bezel too, in the same material with the GMT hours etched into it.
It is as though you have set a challenge for yourself... which one do I pick today!! On another note, looking at your first pic again, it reminds me of the greatness of Lange. These two are very different watches. A Chronograph. A Moonphase + Time. And yet both have been made equally lust worthy! I
I believe there are many decent guys in the industry, who are resellers, who entered in the early 2000s. They, like the rest of us, take our knowledge from a very, very small group of people - 'the experts'. With Rolex not willing to get involved in any verification whatsoever, it is all about trust
I became really interested in vintage Rolex pieces when I moved to HK, in 2007. For the first time, I could see DRSDs Mk 1-4, Red Subs, Great Whites etc etc, all together, all in the flesh. Beautiful pieces, full of character. The dials just oozed class, with the bubble domed plexi to the patina. Mo
And I am going to take a closer look at the SKX 173. It feels right at home amongst the instrument clusters and glove. Great pics, and please continue to share as many pictures of watches and helicopters!! In fact, feel free to tell us more about the choppers, even without the watches!! We all appre
I have tried on both. The original Dato was the first watch that changed my perception about everything related to watchmaking. It was/is a masterpiece and a classic. However... As an evolution rather than a revolution, I think Lange improved on the original. Aside from the PR: 1. The proportions fe