I think the Ranger is far better value for money. It is also a better representation of vintage explorer watches, while the explorer is just a modern luxury watch. I've experienced both in the metal and id have the Ranger
I just had a couple of Sinns, Seikos, TAGs, a Breitling and an Oris. They weren’t super expensive but they combined to make up for a lot of money in watches that I didn’t use. It felt wasteful. Now I'm down to the Breitling, a Sinn and 3 Seikos. I might sell the Breitling and Sinn and add money and get a Rolex. Then I'll have my Seikos as Beaters and my Rolex as a good watch
I used to have about that many watches too and I sold/gave away the ones I didn’t wear and just kept the ones I do wear and I felt much better to be honest. I didn’t buy any new watches for a while but I'll probably get something soon it's been a while!