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Stainless steel case with a stainless steel Rolex oyster bracelet. Fixed domed stainless steel bezel. Black dial with silver-tone hands and stick hour markers. Arabic numerals mark the 3, 6 and 9 o'clock positions. Minute markers around the outer rim. Dial Type: Analog. Luminescent hands and markers. Automatic movement with a 48-hour power reserve. Scratch resistant sapphire crystal. Case diameter: 39 mm. Round case shape. Deployment clasp. Water resistant at 100 meters / 330 feet. Functions: hour, minute, second. Luxury watch style. Watch label: Swiss Made. Rolex Explorer Black Dial Stainless Steel Rolex Oyster Automatic Mens Watch 214270BKASO.
- Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 5.1 x 5.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B007EF9G90
- Item model number: 214270
- Date first available at Amazon.com: February 17, 2012
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|Brand, Seller, or Collection Name||Rolex|
|Dial window material type||Sapphire|
|Case material||Stainless Steel|
|Case diameter||39 millimeters|
|Case Thickness||13 millimeters|
|Band Material||Stainless Steel Rolex Oyster|
|Band width||20 millimeters|
|Bezel material||Fixed Domed Stainless Steel|
|Special features||2nd timezone feature|
|Item weight||2.1 Pounds|
|Water resistant depth||100 Meters|
Top Customer Reviews
This is definitely a "Lifetime" watch, and well worth the investment. The original version of this model was worn by Sir Edmound Hillary when he climbed Mt. Everest. This was Ian Fleming's watch, the watch James Bond wore in his books. The only reason Sean Connery was wearing a Submariner was the prop man forgot to get the proper watch and one of the directors loaned him his Submariner to wear while filming instead.
The only caveat about this watch is the Amazon price. For a couple of hundred more you could buy one at an AD, maybe even cheaper, and from the AD you get the Rolex warranty.
Besides the case size, I also like the strong, bluish lume. It's definitely the brightest I've seen. The stainless steel watch band gives the watch some weight. Sure, it's not gold, but I like the feel of its weight, esp. in a sporty watch. I love the double-locking mechanism along with the half-link adjustment within the buckle, as well. Lastly, the "ROLEX" logo is imprinted all along the edge of the inside of the front of the watch case. I thought it was a cool, little detail. I've worn this at the office almost on a daily basis and it keeps its winding charge after 8 hours of usage. If I don't wear it on a particular day, then I just pop the crown one click and wind it manually to keep it running.
Even though it's a sporty watch, I think it still pretty much goes with just about anything (short of wearing it with a tuxedo or a super formal event), so it could be worn around the office on a daily basis. I mean, if I had a choice of having a collection of affordable watches (e.g., 12 watches that are $500.00 each) or just one watch, I'm confident I'd stick with this one. Purists might say its new size and lume may make it "blingy," but its rugged elegance is still fairly understated. Besides, I'm not too worried about the horological significance of updating the look of a mass-produced watch.
This watch has no special features. No rotating bezel, no Day or Date, no extra hands beyond Hour/Minute/Second, no extra timezones. I wouldn't have it any other way, this is as clean and simple as a watch can be made. It is smooth and elegant, with no extra bells and whistles to distract you. It's all steel, with a dark black dial that compliments the steel wonderfully. The band is excellent, with great manufacturing and a greatly improved clasp.
As another reviewer said, this watch has a lot of history. A very similar watch, one of the first Oyster Perpetual models, was worn on Everest by Hilary, was preferred by Ian Fleming and was James Bond's watch in Ian Fleming's novels. These facts are true, however they refer to the original Oyster Perpetual watch, which through time and improvements became this wonderful Explorer I that I now own.
This is one of the nicest watches one can own. It is reserved and yet instantly recognized. It's a sports watch, but could be worn in a formal setting. It is clean, simple, and minimal while still being elegant, precisely engineered, and beautiful.
It’s a fabulous, classy watch, arguably the most ideal and perfect watch a man can own, in fact, some reviewers describe it as such.
Firstly, it’s a Rolex. That means status and quality. It means more than that though. It means history, past, present and future. They know what they’re doing and make a great watch, on so many levels.
The size, shape and proportion of the Explorer are great. 39mm is described by some experts as the perfect size. If you’re young and very trendy though, the Explorer may not be big enough. If you’re mature in age or in taste, this will be an excellent size for you.
Rolex’s appeal and at the same time drawback may be their commitment to tradition. They are sometimes criticized as too old and stuffy.
Rolex has been criticized, and I think justly, for changing the shape of their cases. These newer ones are a bit more “blocky” and less tapered in appearance. In a way, it makes the watch “wear” somewhat larger. But that’s the way it is. Lug holes are also a thing of the past, a very cool thing to some. Four tiny holes that in some way provide a historical link.
The “short minutes hand” has been mentioned in every review I have seen. I don’t know if someone started this and others chimed in or if all the experts simultaneously found the minutes hand noticeably short, disproportional and off putting. Yet all reviewers pretty much discard this as a minor criticism. I don’t think I would notice this in any way if I had not read the reviews. But I did and I do. It was said that Rolex used the hands from the smaller Explorer, the 36mm. How could they have done this- Rolex being stingy? How could they have missed this, and on a $6500 watch no less!Read more ›