Rolex Explorer: Full Review

The Rolex Explorer made its bones when Sir Edmund Hillary conquered Mount Everest wearing the watch. Only that didn’t happen. Eddie left his Oyster Perpetual at base camp and ascended Everest wearing a Smith’s. Rolex created the Explorer name to commemorate Hillary’s triumph. Does that matter? It does if you’re looking for Rolex’s most exploration-ready timepiece. News flash: the Explorer ain’t it . . .

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Doxa: one of the best dive watches under $1000

The Dive Watch: Dead Genre Walking?

Over at Hodinkee.com, Jack Forster ponders The (Almost) Inexplicable Popularity Of The Diver’s Watch. While the journalist can’t pronounce time-of-death for the dive watch – his boss sells sells thousands of ’em – Mr. Forster acknowledges the fact that dive watches are the horological equivalent of the buggy whip. The writer then lists three reasons why dive watches are so popular . . .

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