Pick one and why

Love my father-in-law’s Explorer II

These two pieces are similar but oh so different!

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Explorer 2. Classic, love the bezel, GMT hand looks better, great dimensions, and I prefer the lumed indices.

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I would choose the Explorer II...  so that I could then sell it on Chrono24 for ~$11,500.  And then I would take that $11,500 and buy the SBGN003 for ~$2,300 on Chrono24.  And, then, with the leftover $9,200, I'd also pick up the SLGA013 off Chrono24.

Easy-peasy!

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HotWatchChick69

I would choose the Explorer II...  so that I could then sell it on Chrono24 for ~$11,500.  And then I would take that $11,500 and buy the SBGN003 for ~$2,300 on Chrono24.  And, then, with the leftover $9,200, I'd also pick up the SLGA013 off Chrono24.

Easy-peasy!

Absolutely brilliant, I’m with you!

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playboyheafner

Explorer 2. Classic, love the bezel, GMT hand looks better, great dimensions, and I prefer the lumed indices.

Can’t argue with that! Would make a great one watch collection. 

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EXII. I like @HotWatchChick69’s logic, but I would have a hard time selling the EXII, but could not fault anyone for doing so and picking up a great 2-3 watch collection, especially if it starts with the 003. 

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I like the pop of color of the red gmt hand on the GS, but the lume might clinch it for me. If I am buying one, I would never buy the Rolex, way too far out of my budget and would opt for the Seiko. Honestly though I guess I am pretty unlikely to go for either as a gmt is not really a complication I need/value. Maybe a SBGE253 for the spring drive though. 

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This one is an easy win for the Explorer 2. Even better if it's a polar. As much as I love and respect GS for what they do, I am still not sold on their sports watches.

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explorer 2, im not into gmt gs lol

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Neither…preferred mine…

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But *whispers* I’ll take the ROwlecks … 😉

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I do prefer GS to Rolex, but want to put my vote in the middle. I think mine looks like a merger of the two!

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Robcollects

I do prefer GS to Rolex, but want to put my vote in the middle. I think mine looks like a merger of the two!

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That's nice... I'll take one please

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Explorer as well, Im a sucker for the white dial version. Something about no-bezel GMTs just makes the watch face too big for me. Both great pieces though.

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Based only on those two models, I’d also go for the Explorer. I like Grand Seiko, but I’ve always been more attracted to their unique dials. 

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That's my favorite Rolex beside my favorite GS.

I'd take the GS, simply because I could conceivably afford one!

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Explorer hands down

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I’ve never liked a cyclops over the date display. If not for that I might have gone with the Explorer but that’s making me lean to the GS.