Special thanks go to JPH for alerting us of this amazing find.Hodinkee in Biggie Smalls' Rolex, Rolex, Rolex Datejust Monday, September 15, 2008 at 12:55PM We've said it before and we'll say it again, the Rolex Explorer is probably one of our favorite replica Breitling Windrider Chrono Cockpit watch, period, end of sentence.It is the smallest, st, and most understated Rolex sport watch and its purity has been left unchanged for the better part of a century.We have written about some pretty interesting ones in our day (for a full list, see here) but if there is one uniting quality, it is that each Explorer had a black face.
So, ask yourself, do you want a watch that pretends to be a luxury Corum 396-250-20-0F05FZ30R Men's watch brand like so many do in the $2000 range or do you want an earnest, dependable, well-made automatic watch with little pretenses? If you want to play dress up, buy something else, but if you want an honest mechanical watch, these new watches from Swiss Army may be for you.Click here to be taken to Mechanical.Victorinox, the brand's new micro-site for these automatic watches.Hodinkee in Swiss Army Sunday, October 31, 2010 at 8:46PM
Or did they??Today's watch is most certainly a Rolex Explorer, but a rare white-dialled version from the early 1960s or 1950s.It is reference 6610, which pre-dates the more common 1016, which ran all the way up until 1990.It is being sold on The Vintage replica Breitling Windrider Chronomat Evolution Men Forum and the seller is asking $11,250.He seems like a knowledgeable seller and the watch comes with a one year warranty as it was recently serviced by a Rolex technician.Click here for the details of a very cool and rare version of a Hodinkee favorite, a white-faced Rolex Explorer.