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    Rolex Explorer 2 Eye Candy

    Hi Guys,
    so since you liked my last "Eye Candy" thread, I thought I'd show you some shots of my Explorer 2 Polar. One of the last tool watches made by Rolex and it's been used the same. Working on everything, from cooking to chopping wood, I don't baby it at all. One of my favorite pieces I have because I like the "Under the radar" feel of it, and the proportions are spot on for my arm (I'm a big guy and the earlier model is a tad too small). Anyway, you know everything there is to know about this model, so let the pics do the talking.

    Hope you like 'em. Cheers






















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    Love those pictures! Brilliant watch too. Thanks for sharing.

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    Awesome

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    My only Rolex now and one that i will never sell.

    A picture but not in the same league as yours.


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    Nice pics mate. Polar dial Explorer II is such an incredible watch. I donít go in for the whole Ďgrailí thing but if I had the cash to spare and could just pick one watch this would be it. Not my pic, saw it on Insta (credit to the owner) but think it looks amazing:




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    Gotta love a polar!

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    Nono, your watch photography is exquisite. You must have invested hundreds of hours learning the skills that allow such amazing photos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidj54 View Post
    Nice pics mate. Polar dial Explorer II is such an incredible watch. I donít go in for the whole Ďgrailí thing but if I had the cash to spare and could just pick one watch this would be it. Not my pic, saw it on Insta (credit to the owner) but think it looks amazing:




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    Love it

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    Some lovely pictures here.

    What is the availability of this model at the moment?

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    Insanely great photos! Love the Explorer II! Are we definitely all for the white dial over black?

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    Another great post. Nicely done!

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    Are you a professional photographer? If not, you should be! Great pictures.

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    Wthout meaning any disrespect to anyone else - my favourite photographer on here. Superb set.

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    Seriously good photos. Thanks making me remember and regret selling mine two years ago!

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    Jesus Christ. Now I want one. Particularly like the lume shots! Incredible work.

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    The one of it peeking out the box is just magical for me. I do wish i picked one up last year when i had the chance, if i ever get the chance again i wont let it pass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nono View Post
    ... One of the last tool watches made by Rolex and it's been used the same. Working on everything, from cooking to chopping wood, I don't baby it at all...
    You'll be opening beer bottles with the lugs next

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    Incredible pictures.
    If I didn't already have one I would definitely need one.
    Thank you.


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    Great pictures! Wearing mine today...


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    Stunning, professional and very artistic images!

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    Fantastic shots. Youíve got me missing my old black dial version badly now.

    So much so Iím seriously considering how to get one!


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    Very nice. I remember a time that Heathrow Rolex would always have stock of these, those were the days. I never added one of these, beginning to really grow on me now.


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    They are fantastic, have also got me thinking a 42mm Polar would sit very well with my 40mm.

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    First of all Guys, I don't want to name each individual, but thank you very much for all the comments. Really glad that you like the pictures.

    Quote Originally Posted by mjc1216 View Post
    My only Rolex now and one that i will never sell.

    A picture but not in the same league as yours.

    Actually your's it's better. Snow and Polar are THE Combo! Love the shot, too bad we aren't getting too much snow these days here.

    Quote Originally Posted by davidj54 View Post
    Nice pics mate. Polar dial Explorer II is such an incredible watch. I donít go in for the whole Ďgrailí thing but if I had the cash to spare and could just pick one watch this would be it.
    It really is a candidate for go anywhere / do anything watch. Except formal dinner situations (witch I don't do too often) I think it's a perfect match. It's all brushed so it can blend in with almost any type of clothing and it's good enough for skiing, swimming and cave diving. One thing that looks good on it are scratches, unlike the new polished/bruished ceramic models from Rolex.

    Quote Originally Posted by oldoakknives View Post
    Gotta love a polar!

    Boom, love the brown combo!

    Quote Originally Posted by mondie View Post
    Nono, your watch photography is exquisite. You must have invested hundreds of hours learning the skills that allow such amazing photos.
    Thank you mate. Well yeah, but I don't consider it as 'investment' cause I do it for fun. It's a therapeutic process in some way, beats paying the Shrink any day

    Quote Originally Posted by Christian View Post
    Are you a professional photographer? If not, you should be! Great pictures.
    Professional? I'm afraid far from it, only do this as a hobby. But thank you, really appreciate it!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Wthout meaning any disrespect to anyone else - my favourite photographer on here. Superb set.
    Tony, this coming from you and your outstanding photo skills, this really means a lot. Thank you !

    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    Thanks making me remember and regret selling mine two years ago!
    Oops

    Quote Originally Posted by Desert_Weasel View Post
    The one of it peeking out the box is just magical for me. I do wish i picked one up last year when i had the chance, if i ever get the chance again i wont let it pass.
    Don't wait too long, next year is the Annv. of Explorer, so they will get the new Ex models out with new movements. And you know when that happens...well you know :)

    Quote Originally Posted by nod_ View Post
    You'll be opening beer bottles with the lugs next
    That made me laugh, haha

    Quote Originally Posted by deepdivedaz View Post
    Incredible pictures.
    If I didn't already have one I would definitely need one.
    Thank you.


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    Awesome sunset shot!!!

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    Ok, I think I can go ahead with a second set!

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    Love the polar on a NATO. Great pictures, esp the lume shots.

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    Awesome shots - well done!

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    Wow, lovely photos, thanks.

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    Great photos Nono.
    Im a big fan of the Exp2.

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    Fantastic second set. I honestly canít think of a more photogenic watch.

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    Has made me go and get the Exp II out of the box!!

    Fantastic pictures.

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    These are better than Rolex publication photos. Incredible!

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    like the phots , like the usb charge :-)
    feel lucky to own a polar too.

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    You know you have a problem when you start coordinating your belt and trousers with your Rolex...
    Quote Originally Posted by Nono View Post
    Last edited by nod_; 7th March 2020 at 09:58.

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    I thought the first set of photos were stunning, then you just raised the bar!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nono View Post
    Ok, I think I can go ahead with a second set!

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    Some great shots there love the polar explorer!


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    As is usual from you Nono; all great photos and a lovely watch.

    Thanks for posting!

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    Amazing photography and that polar dial... whewww that's one beautiful watch!

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    Wow! just wow! Beautiful pictures!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjc1216 View Post
    My only Rolex now and one that i will never sell.

    A picture but not in the same league as yours.

    Even better with the white balance adjusted. :)


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    Quote Originally Posted by dkpw View Post
    Even better with the white balance adjusted. :)

    Thanks for that i was going to have a play around with it but Google Photos has been playing up on my laptop all weekend.

    Mark

    PS I was trying to make it dark just like LTF

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjc1216 View Post
    Thanks for that i was going to have a play around with it but Google Photos has been playing up on my laptop all weekend.

    Mark

    PS I was trying to make it dark just like LTF
    Haha! It was actually more a question of exposure compensation than WB. However, what do I know - I donít go out in daylight

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    Seriously stunning photos Nono. Thankyou for sharing and inspiring me a little.


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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Haha! It was actually more a question of exposure compensation than WB. However, what do I know - I donít go out in daylight
    Correct Tony, I should be more precise. LOL!

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    Damn, those photos have just made me want want want want a modern polar explorer.

    Great photos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nono View Post
    Hi Guys,
    so since you liked my last "Eye Candy" thread, I thought I'd show you some shots of my Explorer 2 Polar. One of the last tool watches made by Rolex and it's been used the same. Working on everything, from cooking to chopping wood, I don't baby it at all. One of my favorite pieces I have because I like the "Under the radar" feel of it, and the proportions are spot on for my arm (I'm a big guy and the earlier model is a tad too small). Anyway, you know everything there is to know about this model, so let the pics do the talking.

    Hope you like 'em. Cheers





















    Really great photography skills there. The watch looks superb 👍 that nato combo...

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    Again, thank you all for great comments.

    Quote Originally Posted by nod_ View Post
    You know you have a problem when you start coordinating your belt and trousers with your Rolex...
    Ammm....that was pure coincidence

    Quote Originally Posted by NCC66 View Post
    Thank you for sharing and inspiring me a little.
    No problem, be sure to share some of your shots.

    Ok, so third set, little normal this time

















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    So glad i kept mine and sold the SD43 instead....these photos show i made the right choice.

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    Great shots, thanks.

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    Definitely my favourite Rolex. Will pop down the AD at lunch time and get one I think...

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