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Re: Explorer I thoughts

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:19 am
by smalls
I thought I was done too when I got mine but now I want another Speedy so there ya go. Always chasing the next one.

Re: Explorer I thoughts

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:29 am
by Panerai7
It's a sickness for sure. So many times I thought to myself why can't I go back to 2-3 watches and be done. Sometimes I miss those days of 2-3 watches that I had emotional attachment to and every scratch brought back a memory. Now it's just like changing socks :)

Re: Explorer I thoughts

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:50 am
by Chocodove
Panerai7 wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:29 am
It's a sickness for sure. So many times I thought to myself why can't I go back to 2-3 watches and be done. Sometimes I miss those days of 2-3 watches that I had emotional attachment to and every scratch brought back a memory. Now it's just like changing socks :)
This is how I've kinda always looked at things. Whenever I get over three watches I just think of all that money sitting in the watch box. That's why I usually flip before I get too attached to something.

Re: Explorer I thoughts

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:04 am
by Panerai7
Great discipline Todd

Re: Explorer I thoughts

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:02 am
by Grahamcombat
Torrid wrote:Funny enough that this thread popped up. On Wednesday I told my wife that I’d stop all buying and selling if I could get an Explorer I.
I did it with this GMT.

I still own the CWC and a UX that’s at service, but I told her I was basically done.

She’s never given two thoughts about what I have and what I do with watches, but she’s been involved with the discussion about this GMT from the minute it came out of his mouth and is pretty happy for me that it’s here.

That being said, realistically, I would buy and wear an Explorer gladly in rotation with this. The one I test drove was perfect, just not the right time. I don’t see myself doing that with any other sub or gmt.


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Re: Explorer I thoughts

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:21 am
by toxicavenger
I am down three watches, the Monta broke me from chasing for a while. I did want a Bahama Halios but I can do with out.

Re: Explorer I thoughts

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:03 pm
by fastward
I’m back up to three after only having two for a few years.

Re: Explorer I thoughts

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:19 pm
by james80
I think I was happier at the beginning of this madness.

I bought an Aquaracer for daily wear (I was a noob) and loved it, got an SKX on rubber for weekend and boat/sea stuff, bought a Carrera Chrono (and had it as best) then restored my Granddads Rolex and I was fixed. Four watches that all had their place. Now I have 15 and don’t feel the connection that I did with the four.

It’s strange, I always thought watches should mean something, like “Dads watch”. I have my Dads watch but doubt anyone in my family will associate me with one watch.

Re: Explorer I thoughts

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:50 pm
by 59yukon01
^^^I might agree with that. Blissfully wore my SKX173 for 16 years and never even thought of another watch. Didn't even know/care about if it ran plus or minus, but it was close enough. Then one day watch forums invaded my life and now I have 10. At least I'm not breaking the bank with my Seikos though.

Re: Explorer I thoughts

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:00 pm
by Chocodove
It's true, the forums feed the addiction. It would be helpful if everyone here were assholes, because then I wouldn't want to check in all the time (as with pretty much every other forum), see all the great watches, and shoot the bull. I am kinda thankful for that, though. :gayumbrella:

Explorer I thoughts

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:09 pm
by dukerules
I was very happy with just my 16600. Then I started with the forums. I actually don't regret any of it. I've had a lot of fun, and met some great people on this journey. My wife would disagree with me, though.

Re: Explorer I thoughts

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:35 pm
by hoppyjr
dukerules wrote:I was very happy with just my......Then I started with the forums. I actually don't regret any of it. I've had a lot of fun, and met some great people on this journey.
I imagine this part applies to many of us. As much as I’d love to be content with one or two watches, I don’t regret any of this.

Re: Explorer I thoughts

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:17 pm
by Grahamcombat
I regret knowing all of you m’fers. Every day. All the time.


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Re: Explorer I thoughts

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:36 pm
by rain_maker
Grahamcombat wrote:I regret knowing all of you m’fers. Every day. All the time.


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Since I got into this I’ve always had 3-5 watches (currently have 3). But being on the forums always makes me think I need something new.

The Exp1 is definitely a watch I’d like to try at some point. Would make a great pair w my GMT.

Re: Explorer I thoughts

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:14 pm
by ItnStln
Chocodove wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:07 am
Mine came in “worn” condition and it’s been nice to just wear it wherever, just as intended.

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That looks nice on a NATO. Are the lugs on the Explorer drilled?

Re: Explorer I thoughts

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:16 pm
by hoppyjr
ItnStln wrote:
Chocodove wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:07 am
Mine came in “worn” condition and it’s been nice to just wear it wherever, just as intended.

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That looks nice on a NATO. Are the lugs on the Explorer drilled?
No. No Rolex has drilled lugs since early 2000’s.

Re: Explorer I thoughts

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:19 pm
by ItnStln
hoppyjr wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:16 pm
ItnStln wrote:
Chocodove wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:07 am
Mine came in “worn” condition and it’s been nice to just wear it wherever, just as intended.

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That looks nice on a NATO. Are the lugs on the Explorer drilled?
No. No Rolex has drilled lugs since early 2000’s.

Re: Explorer I thoughts

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:01 pm
by toxicavenger
ItnStln wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:19 pm
hoppyjr wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:16 pm
ItnStln wrote:
Chocodove wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:07 am
Mine came in “worn” condition and it’s been nice to just wear it wherever, just as intended.

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That looks nice on a NATO. Are the lugs on the Explorer drilled?
No. No Rolex has drilled lugs since early 2000’s.
So dope! :love:

Re: Explorer I thoughts

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:11 pm
by ItnStln
toxicavenger wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:01 pm
ItnStln wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:19 pm
hoppyjr wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 3:16 pm
ItnStln wrote:
Chocodove wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:07 am
Mine came in “worn” condition and it’s been nice to just wear it wherever, just as intended.

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That looks nice on a NATO. Are the lugs on the Explorer drilled?
No. No Rolex has drilled lugs since early 2000’s.
So dope! :love:
Indeed