Advice or just thoughts for first Rolex???

I am ready to dive into my first Rolex…struggling to decide between sub ref 14060 or explorer mark II ref 214270. 

I have larger wrist so 36mm explorer looks odd….

One more data point, I wear my Tudor Pelagos 2 liner as my daily and love it 😀

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difficult choice my friend. having had a Sub, id plump for the Explorer II. I think in the long run your appreciate the Ex 2 far more 👍

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There is only one and only one Rolex that is worth any money in my opinion. The skydweller. 

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Go for the Explorer.  They are understated enough that only true watch nerds (or fellow Crunchers) would be able to notice it and you already have your Sub/Diver itch scratched with your Pelagos.  Black dial will most likely go with more and play into that understated vibe I mentioned previously, but the white dial variants are gorgeous.

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Mastiff

difficult choice my friend. having had a Sub, id plump for the Explorer II. I think in the long run your appreciate the Ex 2 far more 👍

Exp II is the direction I am leaning.

Appreciate the comment!

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BMuck5

Go for the Explorer.  They are understated enough that only true watch nerds (or fellow Crunchers) would be able to notice it and you already have your Sub/Diver itch scratched with your Pelagos.  Black dial will most likely go with more and play into that understated vibe I mentioned previously, but the white dial variants are gorgeous.

I do like to be incognito with the general public who are wearing Apple Watches…don‘t get me wrong I like tech and use it for working out myself, but my heart is with having mechanical/analogue timepiece on my wrist 😀

Appreciate the comment!

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If yall come across a good one please let me know!

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of the two choices the sub!.. I prefer the regular explorer or the green dial OP from the current rolex catalogue!

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the 114270 Explorer (36mm) looks just right on my 7.5" wrist - it's a different vibe from a big case watch, but the watch, plus the lug-to-lug and the bracelet makes it look just right. Try one on if you hav'nt already - you'll be surprised at the presence. 

On Explorer II's - the 16570 (previous model) wears large for it's size - the 214270 wears bigger - too big for me. Also, some prefer the red, less obtrusive GMT hand of the 16570 over the orange on the newer models. . The 16570 movement (3185) is accurate but sloppy to adjust. the 216570 movement is better, the current model (226570 with a 3285 inside) is outstanding. 

If you are looking at a 14060 sub, have you thought about a 16600 Sea-Dweller? It will give you the presence as your Pelagos, the same classic looks as the 14060 and the heft of a steel diver. There's a date, but no cyclops, which is kinda nice. Also, a good 16600 will be more modern, has a banging movement (3135 baby!!) and will cost you roughly the same as a good 14060. 

So - my 2 cents worth - with Explorers, get them on yoru wrist - they all have more presence than the dimesions would suggest, and some find the larger one's too large. 

Have fun shopping!!

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Archangel

the 114270 Explorer (36mm) looks just right on my 7.5" wrist - it's a different vibe from a big case watch, but the watch, plus the lug-to-lug and the bracelet makes it look just right. Try one on if you hav'nt already - you'll be surprised at the presence. 

On Explorer II's - the 16570 (previous model) wears large for it's size - the 214270 wears bigger - too big for me. Also, some prefer the red, less obtrusive GMT hand of the 16570 over the orange on the newer models. . The 16570 movement (3185) is accurate but sloppy to adjust. the 216570 movement is better, the current model (226570 with a 3285 inside) is outstanding. 

If you are looking at a 14060 sub, have you thought about a 16600 Sea-Dweller? It will give you the presence as your Pelagos, the same classic looks as the 14060 and the heft of a steel diver. There's a date, but no cyclops, which is kinda nice. Also, a good 16600 will be more modern, has a banging movement (3135 baby!!) and will cost you roughly the same as a good 14060. 

So - my 2 cents worth - with Explorers, get them on yoru wrist - they all have more presence than the dimesions would suggest, and some find the larger one's too large. 

Have fun shopping!!

Good suggestions. 

I tried on the new explorer 36mm at local AD and for me it just felt too small on my fat wrist.

I will take a look at sea-dweller. I do like the functionality of it vs subs.

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Charper

Exp II is the direction I am leaning.

Appreciate the comment!

I've owned both. I do sometimes miss my Explorer II Polar but I don't miss the bezel that's a scratch magnet. How about a Milgauss... I've always thought that's a good looking watch.

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Dump the rolex idea get 2 watches without waiting instead . Omega and grand seiko )

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Dumont

Dump the rolex idea get 2 watches without waiting instead . Omega and grand seiko )

Not a bad idea. But already have an omega and seiko brands so I thought I’d try Rolex which would be my first. 
 

Silly I know 😁

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Charper

Not a bad idea. But already have an omega and seiko brands so I thought I’d try Rolex which would be my first. 
 

Silly I know 😁

U just want a rolex or smth truly special and cool? 

Consider bulgari octofinissimo or place a custom order with kudoke or sartory billiard . U will definitely not see those on anyone.  

P.s. and u won't be robbed)

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The Rolex Explorer II is underrated, and contains the same excellent movement as the Rolex GMT Master II, which is ridiculously overpriced.