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Old December 4th, 2012, 10:09 PM
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I got it last year from my wife for my birthday. I would assume its a recent model, but I don't actually know. It replaced the Tag Professional I've had for 15 years and never took off.
Was it a Tag Super Professional? Did you sell it?
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Old December 4th, 2012, 10:20 PM
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I thought explorer II was always 40mm.
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Old December 4th, 2012, 10:40 PM
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Explorer got bigger. Explorer II is the same, I think.
Both got bigger.
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Old December 5th, 2012, 05:42 AM
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The Explorer I, looks good, I like the orange hand on the II that's about it.
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Old December 5th, 2012, 09:07 AM
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Owned a new gmt 2 for a bit but eventually sold it. It was the only new watch that wasn't enlarged.
The deep sea dweller is an abomination. The new explorer 2 face is nice but the fact that they enlarged the head and left the band the same size seems retarded.
I'm not a rolex guy, but I was interested in trying on the new Deep Sea Dweller. First thing I noticed was how puny the bracelet looked on the watch. That was enough to squash any interest I had in it.
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Old December 5th, 2012, 09:25 AM
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I'm not a rolex guy, but I was interested in trying on the new Deep Sea Dweller. First thing I noticed was how puny the bracelet looked on the watch. That was enough to squash any interest I had in it.
I looked at the Deep Sea but just didn't love it. It just felt off in terms of proportions and I didn't like the "Original Gas Escape Valve" writing on the interior.
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Old December 5th, 2012, 09:30 AM
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i think it's more of a utility watch than a flash timepiece ...
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Old December 5th, 2012, 10:23 AM
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The Deep Sea? I thought of it the other way around. At $11,000, I bet most of these see active duty in the shower, the pool, or at the yacht club.
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Old December 5th, 2012, 11:26 AM
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there is a difference between what its designed for ... and what it is used for.

I think the GMT's were designed for international pilots originally .. TWA? Pan Am?

I wonder if there are any deep sea divers that could opine on whether the sea dweller is a decent deep dive watch?
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Old December 5th, 2012, 11:39 AM
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The Deep Sea? I thought of it the other way around. At $11,000, I bet most of these see active duty in the shower, the pool, or at the yacht club.
At the yacht club we only wear Corum's Admiral's Cup
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Old December 5th, 2012, 12:11 PM
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Barry I think this would be perfect for you.

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Old December 5th, 2012, 12:34 PM
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The Explorer I, looks good, I like the orange hand on the II that's about it.
I've owned an Orange hand Explorer I for 25 years or so, still works strong and looks great !
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Old December 5th, 2012, 01:10 PM
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At the yacht club we only wear Corum's Admiral's Cup
Seriously? Get a Panerai Regatta.
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Old December 5th, 2012, 01:50 PM
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The Deep Sea? I thought of it the other way around. At $11,000, I bet most of these see active duty in the shower, the pool, or at the yacht club.
I have a few Breitling's that are waterproof to 5k feet. I have yet to test if that is true. I haven't been in a pool deeper than 8'.
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Old December 5th, 2012, 01:58 PM
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I have a few Breitling's that are waterproof to 5k feet. I have yet to test if that is true. I haven't been in a pool deeper than 8'.
Was it a saltwater pool? :-)
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Old December 5th, 2012, 02:44 PM
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there is a difference between what its designed for ... and what it is used for.

I think the GMT's were designed for international pilots originally .. TWA? Pan Am?

I wonder if there are any deep sea divers that could opine on whether the sea dweller is a decent deep dive watch?
Let me see, something comes to mind, oh yeah a Land Rover.
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Old December 5th, 2012, 02:48 PM
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I wonder if there are any deep sea divers that could opine on whether the sea dweller is a decent deep dive watch?
I get paid to dive. I don't know much about watches, my dive time is kept topside. I can tell you I would never bring anything into the Hudson River that cost >$10k.
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Old December 5th, 2012, 03:49 PM
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Every diver needs a Rolex.

I see more people wearing Sub's and SD every now and again, most have not been in the deep end of the pool.
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