Im going to be bold enough to say the new Explorer tribes ascend game of the year edition II has better proportions than the Submariner or GMT II, and its because of the larger case size.
However, lots of big watches are still out there, whether being worn, or peddled on the second hand market.Powered by the caliber 1575, the reference 1655 had a date function and fourth hand, acting as a 24-hour hand.Closeup of the reference 216570 Rolex Explorer.But personally I prefer the brushed finish on the case and bracelet of the Explorer II, as its a little more on the subtle side.If you tend to wear tighter fitting shirts and jackets, then you might find the GMT Master II more likely to get stuck on your cuffs.After a short hiatus, Head-to-Head is back and weve got a proverbial beard-scratcher on our hands: two.Explorer II was due for a facelift.This is a showdown between Rolexs most popular GMT models!Explorer II Closeup Comparison, reference 1655: The Original Spelunker, created with spelunkers in mind, the original Explorer II aimed at a very specific demographic, and much to its detriment.You can use it in the same way as above, but by turning the bezel you can track a 3rd time zone.The 5 at the end of 1575 signifies a calendar function, which the Explorer II utilizes.
Reference 216570: The Current Spelunker, back in 2011, Rolex rolled out the all-new reference 216570 Explorer II, a follow-up to the long-running 16570.
Its tough to pick a winner here, but for me it really comes down to the dial design and Im very much in the Explorer IIs camp on this one.
The best thing to do is to use as many verified comparison photos as possible to match up the dial, bezel, and seconds hand, looking for a period correct example.The wider crown guards and lugs make sense, and flow better with the wider diameter.I think the overall look is fantastic, and showed Rolex was willing to take chances back in the 70s and 80s.However, the GMT Master II can give a third reading.Low Price Guaranteed: » Model as seen in Video » All GMT-Master Models m/rolex/gmt-master » All Explorer II Models m/rolex/explorer/explorer-ii » On sale m/on-sale, follow Us: » » Facebook m/Jaztime-Timepieces / » Blog: m/blog/ » Instagram m/jaztimejewelers/ » Yelp m/biz/jaztime-newport-beach-3 » Pinterest m/jaztimejewelers/.The results are watches that appear much larger on the wrist than their predecessors.The numerals are etched into the bezel and then coated with a layer of platinum for maximum legibility and durability.