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Rolex Explorer Black Dial Domed Bezel Oyster Bracelet Mens Watch Review

Stainless steel case with a oyster bracelet. Fixed domed stainless steel bezel. Black dial with luminous hands and stick hour markers. Minute markers around the outer rim. Self winding movement. Scratch resistant sapphire crystal. Solid case back. Case diameter: 39 mm. Deployment clasp. Water resistant at 100 meters/ 330 feeet. Functions: hours, minutes, seconds. Rolex Explorer Black Dial Domed Bezel Oyster Bracelet Mens Watch 214270BKASO.

This is probably the only Rolex I would purchase, no bling, just class. The 39mm case is just right for my 7-1/2" wrist, and the new bracelet they have on this model is a 200% improvement of previous Rolex models, where the bracelet was the missing link (no pun intended) in quality.

This is definitely a "Lifetime" watch, and well worth the investment. The original version of this model was worn by Sir Edmound Hillary when he climbed Mt. Everest. This was Ian Fleming's watch, the watch James Bond wore in his books. The on…

Rolex Explorer I review

Made of 904L steel. The lugs, which are brushed at the top but whose sides are polished, blend very nicely with the bracelet in a smooth taper. The polished bezel is the central key in making this watch appropriate for formal/professional wear like suits in my opinion. Thus seeing the polished bezel (the sides of the case are also polished) matched with the brushed finish of the lugs give it both a dressy and sporty/casual look.

I used to dislike the 3-6-9 numerals, but I think that it actually adds to the sporty/casual look of the Explorer. And many people complain about the lack of lumination -- I actually find the solid white gold markers without the lume is the classier choice...otherwise it'd look too much like a glow in the dark toy. If it had only the stick markers then it would be a little too dressy/formal for days where I'd just go out with shorts and polos. The gray matte background has a very subtle color difference depending on the lighting that I hold t…

Hublot Ferrari Big Bang on Geneva Fair 2013

Love or hate Hublot, the brand is undeniably irrepressible, often outrageous, and many times incredibly clever, innovative and creative with the watches they produce and the way in which they market themselves. It’s hard to think of a watch brand that has made a bigger splash around the world in recent years, and the watches just keep coming. Here is a Hublot Ferrari Big Bang on Geneva Fair 2013

 We featured this watch on Watchuseek last year. It’s been highly successful, both commercially, with the two first Big Bangs in titanium and Magic Gold - the famous first ever scratch-resistant 18-carat gold invented by Hublot - and promotionally, with more than 130 events. This success is welcomed by Jean-Claude Biver, Chairman of Hublot, and Ricardo Guadalupe, the CEO of Hublot, and has created ideas for new models.

There are three which are already part of the Big Bang 45 mm family: The first is the Big Bang Ferrari "Red Magic Carbon": It is the new symbol of the bra…