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Explorer Blackout..Not A New Design Concept..

December 13 2011 at 9:01 AM
MC Yoon  (Login munchiew)
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from IP address 115.42.240.195

You can see it on this very early Explorer: a 6350, the same as that worn by Tenzing Norgay when the HT team stood on the summit of Mt. Everest.

The watch's radium lume plots have blackened over time...

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This watch has a wonderful waffle/ piepan dial; and still has the correct + crown..

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But not the correct bracelet; but with the incorrect Big Logo in spanking condition, what is there not to like?

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This watch also has unusual engravings on the inner CB; the 6350 has been crossed out, and "6352" engraved below as replacement.

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Could this indicate the fact that this watch is different from the usual 6350, and has a different(thicker) bezel? To better withstand more adverse conditions, like 26,000 ft of altitude, and temperatures of minus --- ??? I think PS has the answer!

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And also, as a consequence of ridicule that is elicited when people see my totally unfocussed and random collection (and worse, not restricted to Rolex!), I have decided to make some effort to put some semblance for order and logic into a 'new look" collection. Very much an effort in progress. So here is one theme; Explorer 6350, and it's siblings 6610 and 1016 , all Gilt CR.

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And maybe, stretch the "Explorer" theme to include their big cousins, the other Explorer dialled Rollies.

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Excuse the rambling; Merry Christmas & Happy Good Hunting New Year!!!

 
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