Good to hear. There’s hope for me yet. Thanks

May 13, 2021,09:33 AM

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Look what I brought home

 By: blau : May 12th, 2021-02:08
A shiny (and matte) new Explorer! Sorry for the terrible picture but be assured: this watch is superb. So good to see this back at 36mm. ...  

Congratulations! Lucky you...

 By: josunese1975 : May 12th, 2021-02:13
So how does it wear? Compared to the older 36mm?? Enjoy.... you have my envy...haha. 36mm is the perfect size for this watch.....

Wears beautifully.

 By: blau : May 12th, 2021-10:42
Has a slight but definite chunkiness compared to the older 36mm that I, for one, appreciate--that, plus the heavier and smoother modern bracelet make it feel a little more prominent on the wrist than a 114270, which I'm preferring. (Don't get me wrong: it... 


 By: baufoam : May 12th, 2021-02:57
I am “On the List” for one . I will believe it when I see it! So happy they are making an Explorer in 36mm. Can’t wait to see one on my wrist! Enjoy!

Thanks! I did not think this would happen so quickly

 By: blau : May 12th, 2021-10:43
Many thanks to my friends at the boutique!

Thanks! It certainly does.

 By: blau : May 12th, 2021-10:43
Looks a little bigger in that picture than it really seems, though.

Congrats 🎉🎉🎉

 By: Watcholic_id : May 12th, 2021-04:12
And enjoy it in great health 🍻

Perfect fit!

 By: Pun : May 12th, 2021-06:20
Wear it in good health. Regards

Thanks, I agree

 By: blau : May 12th, 2021-10:44

Awesome. 36 mm explorer is the perfect GADA modern rolex

 By: hoseachandra : May 12th, 2021-06:47
Congratulation. Wear it in good health. Please post your impression of the AR coating on this watch.

It is chock full of GADAness

 By: blau : May 12th, 2021-10:47
This was never going to be my only watch, but it feel so obviously ready to accompany me ANYWHERE I want to go doing ANYTHING I might want to do, that I see how it could be. As for the AR: if they hadn't told me it had AR coating, I never would have guess... 


 By: Mary Anny : May 12th, 2021-06:48
Has it really a matte dial?

They shifted to glossy again!

 By: Mary Anny : May 12th, 2021-12:15

Enjoy, my friend.

 By: amanico : May 12th, 2021-10:51

I would be keen to hear about the bracelet too

 By: VinnieD : May 12th, 2021-07:12
The increased tapering should be interesting. The new Speedmaster is certainly quite drastic on that front

Taper is great

 By: blau : May 12th, 2021-10:53
19mm at the lugs to 14mm at the clasp. Interestingly, I *don't* think the taper looks that drastic. I would think that 19->14 would look more radical than this does.

Great fit.

 By: maxfcc1 : May 12th, 2021-09:22
Looks fantastic. I’ve a smaller wrist and was hoping to get one. May I ask your wrist size?

Thanks! 16cm

 By: blau : May 12th, 2021-10:52
But this watch could be worn with confidence and security on a wrist as small as... I dunno, pretty small (I think it looks a little bigger on me in this photo than in reality.)


 By: Reuven Malter : May 12th, 2021-09:38
Call me crazy but i even like the tt.

They showed me a TT as well

 By: blau : May 12th, 2021-10:49
I can't say it tempted me... but I did not hate it.

thats at least something :-)

 By: Reuven Malter : May 12th, 2021-16:10

By MINUTES Mr. Blau!

 By: r0gue : May 12th, 2021-10:20
Alas,.. I admit defeat. Payment thus forthcoming... ...  

We could call it a draw...

 By: blau : May 12th, 2021-10:54
it was the same afternoon!

Amazing piece I am starting to think about it even though I never the intention to another rolex thi

 By: Watch_kha_wen : May 12th, 2021-18:23
I was wondering if anyone would know if we could fit a oyster polished steel bracelet on it ? Kev

Just got mine too… smaller than initial expectations … especially as my wife wears the 36mm OP

 By: Explorertwo : May 13th, 2021-03:38
But I still love it and it was one watch that got me started into my horological journey 25 years ago

Like many Explorer fans, I'm not a huge Rolex fan in general

 By: blau : May 13th, 2021-10:42
If you're like me, this watch is the modern Rolex for you.

Thank you!

 By: blau : May 15th, 2021-02:53

It looks good on your wrist

 By: Jari from Finland : May 21st, 2021-16:17
36 mm seems perfect.