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    Amazing watch and photos!

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    f you look closely, there are at least two Rolex watches in the picture. Or maybe three.... I don't know, what's the going rate and premium these days on toilet rolls?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Nono View Post

    Love that picture!

    That reminds me, it's changeover day so Polar it is!
    “The more I learn about people, the more I like my dog.”

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    Cool watch, even cooler photos.

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    Great stuff. I love it when members take the time and effort to create some original content on here, be it photos, reviews, whatever. These are fantastic!

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    Great pics

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    rolex explorer 2

    they look great, i have a polar 2009 version and wear it on a nato with the red stripe down the middle. They are great watches!

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    Enjoying the snow like a pig in mud bath :smokin:






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    Quote Originally Posted by Nono View Post
    Enjoying the snow like a pig in mud bath :smokin:





    Glad you got snow...thought after i posted my poor effort you would take some great shots and you have.


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    jesus christ dude, I don't know what to say.

    amazing pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjc1216 View Post
    Glad you got snow...thought after i posted my poor effort you would take some great shots and you have.

    Actually, you got the same theme going there. Any shot of the Polar in the snow is a good shot!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jari37 View Post
    jesus christ dude, I don't know what to say.

    amazing pics.
    Thank you

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    Awesome pictures.

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    Blimey, what a great set of photos, OP!
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    Tnx dudes!
    TGIF so cheers!


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    Fantastic watch and I'm also blown away by those great photos.

    Can I ask what camera(s) you use?

    Otherjohn

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    Amazing shots !! Thanks for posting

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    Not having readies to buy one of these I started looking for an homage to it. Not found a nice one yet...

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    Great photos and watch.
    Had an opportunity not long ago to get one as well, but turned it down as my job wasn’t 100%.
    Have always loved this watch on an orange strap as well.

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    Thank you lads for your comments

    Quote Originally Posted by Otherjohn View Post
    Fantastic watch and I'm also blown away by those great photos.

    Can I ask what camera(s) you use?

    Otherjohn
    Sure. I'm using Canon 750D and Canon 60mm Macro f:/2.8 lens 90% of the time for my shots

    Quote Originally Posted by Chukas View Post
    Great photos and watch.
    Had an opportunity not long ago to get one as well, but turned it down as my job wasn’t 100%.
    Have always loved this watch on an orange strap as well.
    Tnx mate. And don't worry about not getting one, in the end of the day it's just a watch. Better have a decent night sleep than that piece of metal strapped to you wrist.

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    Always nice to see this thread get a bump with more pictures. LOVE the lume shot. Great stuff.

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    Next level photos, great stuff!

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    Yes the Lume and images are superb


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    ^^^ Beautifully done!!!

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    Beautiful shots thanks for sharing!!



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    Every time i see these shots i am so glad i sold my SD43 instead of my polar explorer.

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    This makes me miss mine badly. The second Rolex figure out how to stop the bezel from scratching when you even look at it the wrong way and give it a triplock crown I'll be back to replace it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    This makes me miss mine badly. The second Rolex figure out how to stop the bezel from scratching when you even look at it the wrong way and give it a triplock crown I'll be back to replace it.
    I managed to scratch the crystal whilst leaving the bezel unmarked

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    Without a doubt, best value sports Rolex out there. I never had any issues with the bezel, although I do baby my watches!

    Perfect case size...doesn't suffer from being a huge block of steel like the modern Sub case and sits much flatter on the wrist...more like an Omega SMP in that respect which I find is much more comfortable.

    I've owned both the older and modern version...much preferred the modern 216570 over the 16570...the hands look a bit weedy on the older model in comparision...something which the older subs/GMTs dont seem to suffer from...maybe it's the dial colour that causes this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nono View Post
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    Amazing photos, what camera are you using?

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    Rolex Explorer 2 Eye Candy


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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    ^^^ Beautifully done!!!
    Thank you Tony, always glad to hear this from someone who knows how to look through a lens

    Quote Originally Posted by DigitalSeb View Post
    Beautiful shots thanks for sharing!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjc1216 View Post
    Every time i see these shots i am so glad i sold my SD43 instead of my polar explorer.
    Quote Originally Posted by Christian View Post
    Without a doubt, best value sports Rolex out there. I never had any issues with the bezel, although I do baby my watches!

    Perfect case size...doesn't suffer from being a huge block of steel like the modern Sub case and sits much flatter on the wrist...more like an Omega SMP in that respect which I find is much more comfortable.

    I've owned both the older and modern version...much preferred the modern 216570 over the 16570...the hands look a bit weedy on the older model in comparision...something which the older subs/GMTs dont seem to suffer from...maybe it's the dial colour that causes this.
    Thank you guys. And Christian, I agree with you, for a bit larger wrists it's the perfect case size. Not too big, not too small, very thin profile and one of the rare ones that still have the tool predigre. I hope that they don't put the ceramic bezel on top of it in next iteration, because it will cock up the design.

    Quote Originally Posted by spspsp View Post
    Amazing photos, what camera are you using?
    Thank you. Canon 750D + Canon Macro 60mm lens

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    Stunning pictures! They really do the watch justice. The Polar Explorer II is one of the most underrated SS sports Rolex. Much prefer the 42mm on my wrist both I terms of size and look. I sold mine earlier this year, immediately regretted it and promptly bought another back. Makes me grin when I wear it.

    Thanks for sharing the pics. I enjoyed looking at them.
    Last edited by Indio; 27th May 2020 at 07:54.

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    @Indio

    Tnx so much dude. And good thing you got it back!

    Got my summer mood on









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    Really nice combination

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    Beautiful.


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    Tnx guys!!

    BTW can It go under water even if it's not a diver?


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    Phenomenal photos! Very very creative and look like they are straight out of a magazine (or even better). You really should send a portfolio to Rolex HQ!

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    Ah the thread that started my white dial fixation. Such great photos, and having previously decided a white Seamaster was the more logical choice, I'm now back to square one.

    Goddamn it.

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    I look at Nono's photos and I wonder why I don't wear my exp2 more. Amazing shots.

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    Thanks Nono, your pics have made me get straight onto Chrono 24 - the pictures with the blue Nato are very striking; and have probably just cost me many thousands of pounds

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Tetley View Post
    Phenomenal photos! Very very creative and look like they are straight out of a magazine (or even better). You really should send a portfolio to Rolex HQ!
    Thank you very much Sir. You know anyone at Rolex Marketing team?
    Quote Originally Posted by Jari37 View Post
    Ah the thread that started my white dial fixation. Such great photos, and having previously decided a white Seamaster was the more logical choice, I'm now back to square one.

    Goddamn it.
    You kniw what, white dial SMP is a really good choice, I would struggle with that as well. So much more toolish llok than regular SMP.
    Quote Originally Posted by Robsmck View Post
    I look at Nono's photos and I wonder why I don't wear my exp2 more. Amazing shots.

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    Thank you mate!
    Quote Originally Posted by Megatron View Post
    Thanks Nono, your pics have made me get straight onto Chrono 24 - the pictures with the blue Nato are very striking; and have probably just cost me many thousands of pounds
    Haha, well you'll thank me later
    And as for blue NATO, I was also suprised how it bonded to it. BTW if you want that exact look, drop me a PM. I've started my own NATO line of straps and that Blue one is one of them. Cheers

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    Afternoon coffee and a relaxing read



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    Incredible high quality pictures. Congratulations. We know the camera and the lens used but most important I would ask for the technique: ISO, aperture and exposure time... if it’s not too much. Thank you. Cheers


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    Thank you Sir!
    Sure, it all depends on the amount of light you are working with. So in this case the weather was overcast, which is ideal, and the ISO was low (200), but shutter speed was also low (0,4 sec). F stop was at standard 5.6.
    Now the trick is to get as much 'lume' light in to the sensor as possible, without getting the surrounding light on the sensor. There comes the UV lamp (busted )
    Oh yeah, the tripod is a must. And it really depends from a photo to a photo.

    For instance the shower shot (right before the last shot in this thread) was shot outside with plenty of light to work with. I wanted to get the 'flow' of water, so the faster shutter speed, the better. In this case ISO was at 800 so that I can lower shutter speed to 1/1600 od 1/2000 sec. F:4 because we need light and sharpness, and Canon 60mm Macro is not the sharpest lens at f:2.8. If you have any particular photo and would like to know more, I'll be glad to help.

    Cheers

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    Every photo you take makes me lusting after the watch in question. You would destroy the phrase you can't polish a turd! Excellent skills

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nono View Post
    Thank you Sir!
    Sure, it all depends on the amount of light you are working with. So in this case the weather was overcast, which is ideal, and the ISO was low (200), but shutter speed was also low (0,4 sec). F stop was at standard 5.6.
    Now the trick is to get as much 'lume' light in to the sensor as possible, without getting the surrounding light on the sensor. There comes the UV lamp (busted )
    Oh yeah, the tripod is a must. And it really depends from a photo to a photo.

    For instance the shower shot (right before the last shot in this thread) was shot outside with plenty of light to work with. I wanted to get the 'flow' of water, so the faster shutter speed, the better. In this case ISO was at 800 so that I can lower shutter speed to 1/1600 od 1/2000 sec. F:4 because we need light and sharpness, and Canon 60mm Macro is not the sharpest lens at f:2.8. If you have any particular photo and would like to know more, I'll be glad to help.

    Cheers
    Train me in your mystical ways of watch photos, these are absolutely stunning!

    Seriously, I bet you'd get people interested if you ever did want to gather some folk in your area together to have fun taking some watch shots. Big crossover between folk interested in photography and watches I think.

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    I think we should club together to buy this talented photographer a Grand Seiko. If he can make the Explorer II look this amazing (nice watch but agricultural compared to the Seiko) imagine what he could do with a GS with all the polished facets!!!

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    Unfortunately polished accents way more challenging to shoot than pedestrian brushed Explorer.

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