New to Me 39mm Explorer

Just walked out of the FedEx store with my newest watch! Have to say I am more than a little excited for this purchase. I’ve been looking at Explorers for quite some time now and have been back-and-forth between the different sizes and references.

This one popped up from a well established member at WatchUSeek and I couldn’t resist. This is a 214270 MK II from 2017. It was a complete set in nice shape at a fair price. This is my GADA and completes my Rolex Sport Model Trifecta of Sub, Explorer and Explorer II. I included a picture of Carson giving his approval and a sad mini-van “Luxury Auto Flex” just for fun. Thanks for looking!

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Beautiful watch and congrats! Ive got a 39 myself of the 2020 vintage. Also have a no date sub and polar explorer on the list!

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UnderTheRadar

Beautiful watch and congrats! Ive got a 39 myself of the 2020 vintage. Also have a no date sub and polar explorer on the list!

Thanks! If a one watch collection exists, the Explorer may be it.

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Congrats! For me it’s the best one. The matte dial and more importantly the Explorer text above the 6. Well balanced!

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Congrats Robert! That is an awesome watch, I am sure you will get years of enjoyment! 🍻👑🍻

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Nice watch and very cute puppy 🐶 😍

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Congratulations Robert. Has to feel great having the tri-fecta! 👏🏽

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Looks amazing. It wears almost like a 41mm

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Congratulations

Congrats on new purchase. Wear it in good health

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The explorer really is a 1 and done watch isn’t it. Very versatile. Congrats on that lovely purchase!

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Classic #rolex . My good buddy has the explorer and pictures don’t do it justice.

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Nice Robert, congrats 👏

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Absolutely gorgeous. The face is beautiful. I like the colour too, tell Carson he’s the best, oh and the watch is nice too.

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Beautiful watch! Its for sure a grail for me! Congrats! If you dont mind me asking, how much did you pay for it?

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No go for a 7.25 wrist… tiny in my opinion

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Huge congrats, Mate!

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Nothing like the original!

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AndreCance11

There is only one question to be asked… is that a Cairn terrier?

Yep, that’s Carson the Cairn Terrier. We’ve had Cairns for almost 40 years now. He is our 5th, while I was working we had them in pairs to keep each other company. Since I retired and we lost our older dog, he’s been a one and only.

BTW, the dog in my avatar is our original Cairn, Corky. We were at my daughter’s softball game with my very first digital camera and he was curious and stuck his nose in the lens and I snapped the picture.

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My guy!!! This is fantastic 😻 such a nice piece!! Oh I can't wait for you to do a write up on it so I can read it!! I want to know EVERYTHING

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jon1967

No go for a 7.25 wrist… tiny in my opinion

To each their own. I’m on the list for the 36mm and I have just under a 7” wrist. I won’t buy anything over 40mm anymore.

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Congrats!! It’s an icon.

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Looks amazing! I am working towards hopefully picking up a 224270, 40mm

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BrandonCLT

To each their own. I’m on the list for the 36mm and I have just under a 7” wrist. I won’t buy anything over 40mm anymore.

I’m the same way lately. I’ll do 41mm if it’s something thin or light but the lug to lug has to be pretty short also. 39-40mm with a lug to lug in the 45-48mm range seems to be the sweet spot for me. I’ve actually sold or traded 4 of my larger watches in the last 3 or 4 months.

My Smiths Everest Expedition in 36mm kind of started my smaller trend and I bought a 36mm DateJust a couple of weeks ago and love it also.

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ChronoFather

Looks amazing! I am working towards hopefully picking up a 224270, 40mm

My only gripe with the 224270 was the 21mm lug width. I’ve got a dresser drawer full of 20s and 22s and not a single 21 since I sold my HydroConquest Ceramic.

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Congrats! Nice trio. Similar to mine. Enjoy!

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If that is a Toyota Sienna? I used to make the wheel bearings at Gm/Delphi for them. The tolerances on them were tighter than Corvette wheel bearings. They were even tighter than a couple of Nascar bearing sets I used to make.

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Shbamn50

If that is a Toyota Sienna? I used to make the wheel bearings at Gm/Delphi for them. The tolerances on them were tighter than Corvette wheel bearings. They were even tighter than a couple of Nascar bearing sets I used to make.

This is my 3rd Sienna, the first two were completely reliable and trouble free. I also don’t think there is a more practical, comfortable vehicle on the market. I’ve also owned 3 Prius’ and I hope the hybrid system in the new Sienna is as seamless and reliable as the Prius. I don’t have 1000 miles on it yet but so far it’s averaging just under 35 mpg, crazy for a vehicle of this size.

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Nice one Rob!

Congrats mate - enjoy it.

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As always Carson looking cool 😎

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Congrats on your collection. Love the explorer - perfect GADA watch..