I sympathize with those who chose replica Rolex Explorer I 214270 watches. In addition to those who “understand”, just because they fell (because understandably) because of their handsome appearance, there are some super-thought Explorer I customers who have also made a fair decision. Before buying the first (or next) Rolex, some research is needed. They studied Submariner and Submariner Date and Oyster Perpetual, both of which are on the side of Explorer I in terms of price and function. I can connect with those who end in Explorer I 214270, but, nevertheless, I am still not sure if this is the watch I want to buy when I buy an affordable Rolex today.
The process of getting lost in hundreds of forum pages and watching comments is very easy, and there are countless minutes of videos dedicated to the hard work of making the “best for you” decision when choosing Rolex. You will find Cyclops fans, the biggest desk haters, Cerachrom ceramic bezel opponents and believers, OP (for our mortals, Oyster Perpetual) value proposition missionaries, fact sheet comparators, and the list is endless. When I look for the best Rolex watch to earn hard-earned money, I can use a psychological struggle to fill the entire article, or even the entire book.
Thankfully, these days, Rolex stainless steel watches have excellent value retention, so even if you realize that your choice is not suitable, you may be able to get rid of the predicament hundreds of dollars without losing more than one dollar. However, the purpose of this is to help you determine whether Rolex Explorer I 214270 is right for you.
Rolex Explorer I 214270 is essentially a “dateless” hybrid of Oyster Perpetual 39 and Submariner, including the case, bezel, dial, bracelet and movement. This cleverly leads us to my point of view, in terms of price and functionality, many people think that if used with Explorer I, they will get the best of both worlds.
Although there are many subtle differences between these three collections, their priorities and methods are not the same, but here is a quick introduction to the Explorer method that I am suitable to use.
It basically has OP’s 39mm Oystersteel overall mid-shell, and its profile is slightly curved than the flat trapezoidal profile of the 40mm Oystersteel Submariner. Explorer I has different baffles: OP has a domed, high-polished baffle, while Explorer I has what Rolex calls a “smooth” baffle. Its polishing effect is equally good, but it has a flat surface instead of the raised bezel of the OP. There is no Cerachrom anywhere in Explorer I, which means you will definitely have at least some vortices on the steel bezel, but you absolutely do n’t have to worry about breaking the Cerachrom ring insert. “Explorer” I has a very good water resistance, reaching 100 meters, while “Submarine” has a rated water depth of 300 meters. As I am sure you have noticed, this will indeed be a trade-off game.
The movement in Rolex Explorer I 214270 is the Rolex 3132 movement, which is the same as the Oyster Perpetual 39 movement. The only major difference between me and Submariner’s “No Date” 3130 is that Explorer and OP both have “High-Performance Paraflex Shock Absorbers”, and strangely, Submariner with a professional diving watch pedigree does not. You will see the Paraflex shock absorber of Rolex Explorer on the picture below. Although they all have the highest chronometer seconds accuracy (2/2 + 2) and a 5-year international warranty like all Rolex watches produced today, OP, Explorer I and Submariner all have a 48-hour power reserve, far less than Rolex (Rolex) new generation movement 32xx has a power reserve of more than 70 hours. Learn more about this.
The dial of Rolex Explorer I 214270 now has a blue Chromalight display-essentially a BGW9 luminescent material, which has a longer lifespan than the more common Super-LumiNova C3, but is not bright after being charged. Compared with the Super-LumiNova temporary lighting on Panerais and other installations, I prefer Chromalight’s long-lasting blue tone.