Annoying when you were the first owner in the 1970s or early 1980s, a blessing for a lot of collectors now.
Getting to the section of the Great Wall our visit meant taking a roller coaster-like small car that took us hundreds of feet into the mountain and into the Wall proper.
There is nothing too spectacular about the Rolex packaging, nor has there ever been.The clasp includes the protective Rolex Oyster lock, but unlike the Submariner, the scientist and engineer's guide to digital signal processing there are no quick adjustments except for the 5mm oyster link which I mentioned makes it easy to extend or reduce the bracelet by 5mm during the day as your wrist expands and.At 42mm, the 904L steel case looks proportionately perfect to my eye.The images above show a traditional GMT bezel insert laid on the bezel of the GMT-C (left) and the Explorer II (right).Initially, when initially released at Basel in 1971 Explorer II did not garner much attention.The greenish Super Luminova used on the GMT-C is plenty bright.What do you think?Additionally, having a vertical crown makes it easy to see if the crown is screwed down fully before going into water.
GMT II - C, explorer II, on the left is the GMT-C and on the right is the Explorer.
Having only experienced the old stamped sheet metal type, this feels commensurate with a watch of this stature.
Price for the Rolex Explorer II 216570 is 8,100.The larger hands and dial dots found on the Explorer II does make somewhat of a visual difference, but reading the GMT was no less difficult.The Explorer II flat section is also larger in diameter.(36 thumbs up (11).The weight of both watches is very similar with the GMT-C being 145g versus the Explorer II being 150g (weighed with two links removed from the watch strap).Although the watch had a full wind, the hands failed to run normally.