In this week’s episode of ASKTNH LIVE, Christian tackles the hardest hitting questions of the week from the watchfam over on our Instagram (@theoandharris, wink wink).
Our first question deals with whether or not Rolex is likely to bring back the 36mm Explorer I, to which Christian very quickly comes back with “no, that’s not super likely.” The reason involves just how weird it would be for Rolex to offer pieces within the same model line in varying sizes beyond those with historical precedent (see: the Datejust). This DOES, however, bring up an interesting discussion about whether the Explorer II is undervalued (it SO is). When you think about it, the only thing that truly separates it from the GMT, short of some design cues, is its price and relative popularity. On a mechanical level, the modern ones are basically the same damn watch, so there’s no justifiable reason that the Explorer II is such a steal compared to the GMT or the Sub.
From there, we dive into the world of the Rolex Oyster Precision, a line that doesn’t get nearly enough love because it’s so widely viewed as the sort of red-headed step child of the Rolex family.
Last, we dig into the JLC Master Control Date and, perhaps more importantly, why this, when coupled with the VC Fifty-Six collection, might be a sign of some tectonic shifts in what has long been regarded as the Holy Trinity of watchmaking (and I’m for it 100%).
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