Menswear: Which watch?


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9930 posts since 21/10/05

4 Oct 2014 18:11
New addition locks? Lovely if so
Yellow gold looks great with the White dial
blackbeltjones
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416 posts since 4/2/12

4 Oct 2014 21:40
careful with air kings. some of the older models are really small and light - look great in pics but not so good worn. don't buy online without trying it on. modern air kings are better.
Forper
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2080 posts since 29/1/13

5 Oct 2014 00:00
That Daytona looks fake to me. I know Noble has had the real in the past but I think he's pulling a fast one here
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350 posts since 14/12/05

8 Oct 2014 12:33
UK AD losing their Rolex account selling off their stock at around 20% Off:

http://www.bankslyon.co.uk/rolex-sale-watches

Mainly datejusts but a few sports models in there.
Homer
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23926 posts since 8/5/03

8 Oct 2014 13:44
What's the difference between the airking and explorer 1, look well similar
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9930 posts since 21/10/05

8 Oct 2014 14:57
a wrote: UK AD losing their Rolex account selling off their stock at around 20% Off:

http://www.bankslyon.co.uk/rolex-sale-watches

Mainly datejusts but a few sports models in there.

Any idea why they lost their account?
Mrtyn
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969 posts since 30/1/14

8 Oct 2014 14:59
Both of these watches are built to the same standards and share the same movement. Neither have a Triplock crown, both use the Twinlock..

The Air-King was named as a tribute to early British pilots who needed a reliable watch. Out of the many names Rolex used on their 34mm models (Speed-King was one), Air-King is the only one that has remained in the line-up.

The Explorer was marketed as an outdoors-man time-piece and most of it's ads used the early Everest Expeditions (Rolex provided these watches to the climbers) to make this claim.

Air King is a 34mm watch, and the Explorer was a 36mm watch until it was increased in size to 39mm.

The Explorer only comes in a black dial; the Air King has several different dials available.
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9930 posts since 21/10/05

posted 8 Oct 2014 15:03, edited 8 Oct 2014 15:03
Homer wrote: What's the difference between the airking and explorer 1, look well similar

Size mainly, the air king is mid size at 34mm where as the explorer is 36mm or bigger
Mrtyn
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969 posts since 30/1/14

8 Oct 2014 15:06
Size mainly, the air king is mid size at 34mm where as the explorer is 36mm or bigger
DuffMan
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14389 posts since 21/2/07

8 Oct 2014 15:47
Anyone got a Max Bill they want to sell me?
Homer
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23926 posts since 8/5/03

8 Oct 2014 15:49
Mrtyn wrote: Both of these watches are built to the same standards and share the same movement. Neither have a Triplock crown, both use the Twinlock..

The Air-King was named as a tribute to early British pilots who needed a reliable watch. Out of the many names Rolex used on their 34mm models (Speed-King was one), Air-King is the only one that has remained in the line-up.

The Explorer was marketed as an outdoors-man time-piece and most of it's ads used the early Everest Expeditions (Rolex provided these watches to the climbers) to make this claim.

Air King is a 34mm watch, and the Explorer was a 36mm watch until it was increased in size to 39mm.

The Explorer only comes in a black dial; the Air King has several different dials available.

Informative cheers Cool
burny
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6024 posts since 25/5/06

posted 8 Oct 2014 16:19, edited 8 Oct 2014 16:19
Went and tried one on today (air king), little bit dainty if im honest, which is a shame. Im a type geek and really like the way 'Air-King' is set. Thinking about the Explorer now.
Homer
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23926 posts since 8/5/03

8 Oct 2014 16:36
I have child wrists Smiling
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

8 Oct 2014 16:52
Air kings deffo a young/small mans kettle imo.
Centurionone
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1594 posts since 30/3/11

8 Oct 2014 17:21
Toasted
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1709 posts since 15/10/09

8 Oct 2014 17:28
Baller watch Smiling
Centurionone
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1594 posts since 30/3/11

8 Oct 2014 17:34
Thanks buddy
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

8 Oct 2014 17:38
Cool
Dee
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12018 posts since 22/11/07

8 Oct 2014 17:59
Ubercool
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13291 posts since 17/5/03

8 Oct 2014 18:12
one of the guys in my office has that, it's lovely