Yachtmaster Blue dial or Polar Explorer II? 🤔

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By default I’d go Yachtmaster, as I find the Exp2 to be too large in all of its proportions (unless you have a >7.5” wrist). The YM is however much dressier than the Exp2, so if you’re wanting “under the radar” you won’t get it with a YM. Both watches suffer from wear to the bezel, as neither are obviously ceramic. As an owner or the Dark Rhodium YM, I can tell you that it is my most comfortable Rolex. The rounded, elegant edges, low profile, and slender lugs make it just hug the wrist. You can sort of see in the picture below the difference of the YM lugs vs the Maxi case lugs (found on the GMT Master II and Submariners)

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I love the yachmaster, it is much rarer to find on wrists, more understated and elegant than other sports watches in the Rolex stable, except one. The classic explorer in 36mm

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16570 instead perfect size and absolutely stunnning and save a few bucks

1) Never let someone else’s opinion be the deciding factor in choosing a watch
2) What else is in the collection?
3) How big is your wrist?

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For me it’s the ExpII. Far more useful complication if you travel, and to my mind, a better looking watch. But, hey, go with your heart. And thank your lovely wife! My lovely wife just gifted me the attached. My choice, above the Rolex, Omega & other alternatives, albeit I was pretty much given an open field to play in

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What else do you have in your collection?

Jumping into the game actually. First Rolex. Got promoted this year and wife wants to buy me one. I’m not going to decide based on your opinions, just wanted to see how you all owners perceive these two. And, I’ve a smaller wrist.

I know the Exp2 can feel like “good value”, because you get a date and a second timezone, but I really recommend trying on several before making a final determination. I’m really in love with my OP39 white and my Exp1. They could make a killer, no fuss, 2-watch collection by themselves.

Thanks M1. Makes sense

D OP. Also couldn’t disagree with the EXP1 if you’re looking for a simple, no frills, day to Day watch. It’d be a great choice

YM gets my vote in this one

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