I think it was just before the pandemic that the Asia Mechanical Watches Group (AMWG) collaborated with Mathey-Tissot to recreate a less known version of the Explorer. The truth is that they got me right at the 34.5mm diameter even before I read about how it's not a 1016 clone.
The face might look a bit like a 1016 but the profile is very different, and it wears very well on my 16.5cm wrist. Mathey-Tissot is a “has been” company but together with AMWG they got it right this time.
I'm a big fan of watches that are interesting because they are either unique, have interesting features, well designed or simply offer a great value for their price.