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    Nice Youtube vid of Everest v Explorer...


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    Quote Originally Posted by TKH View Post
    Thanks for sharing. I really don't like the size and applied indices of the ref 214270. Eddies rendition of the ref 1016 is just so spot on and highlights it's classic design and the perfect size at 36mm.

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    I found the commentary a bit "stream of consciousness"...

    The Oyster bracelet on the Everest is from a real Rolex of the period but it doesn't fit properly between the lugs.
    New Rolex adage: The customer is always wrong!

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    The commentary was a little flowery but it highlighted a few things for me.

    1 - how closely the Everest resembles the 1016

    2 - how much the Explorer has changed over the years

    3 - that I actually much prefer the Everest to the Explorer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kneadking View Post
    Thanks for sharing. I really don't like the size and applied indices of the ref 214270. Eddies rendition of the ref 1016 is just so spot on and highlights it's classic design and the perfect size at 36mm.
    I also prefer the older models with printed dials although I think that modern one is one of the nicer of the modern Rolex offerings.

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    The lack of AR coating on the Explorer's crystal would drive me crazy. In the side-by-side shots, you can see how much clearer the dial on the Everest is from most angles.

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    I had a 14270. Once over the initial excitement of owning a Rolex I was rather underwhelmed. I would agree with the above comments about lack of AR. Overall it felt more like wearing a piece of jewellery rather than a tool watch.

    I concluded that a 1016 was the best Explorer design - though even if I did have that kind of money free I couldn't bring myself to spend it on a watch.

    The Everest is ideal, has exactly the look I like and suits my budget perfectly. The fact its a homage is of no consequence to me especially as the original is no longer in production. In fact in my mind its not a homage its a Smiths. And that's that.

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    Last edited by Velorum; 17th October 2020 at 11:31.
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