The Cyclops and Cerachrom ceramic bezels are symbols of Rolex. But I want to see a watch that makes me feel quiet. It should be a simple stainless steel sports watch. Then I found Explorer I. Only those who understand Explorer can appreciate its handsome appearance.
Explorer has been in production since 1953. The modern Imitation Rolex Explorer 214270 did not appear until 2010. 2010-2016 was the first phase of Explorer 214270. The second phase of Ref. 214270 starts in 2016. Because Rolex updated the original Ref. 214270 without changing the reference number. Since these two imitation Rolex watches use the same reference number, what are the differences and similarities between them?
Since the two watches have the same name, there must be many similarities between imitation Rolex Explorer 214270 watches. First, they have a case of the same size and material. Explorer 214270 expanded the case size from 36mm to 39mm for the first time in 2010. The 2016 Explorer also remains the same size and is made of 904L steel. Second, the solid oyster bracelet. Explorer has been using solid bracelets since 2010 and continues to this day. Third, the same movement. The first version of the imitation Rolex Explorer 214270 uses the modern movement 3132. Six years later, Explorer still uses the same movement. Because No. 3132 movement with Parachrom hairspring and Paraflex shock absorber is reliable enough.
In fact, the difference between these two imitation Rolex Explorer 214270 watches is in the dial. They use the same black dials 3, 6, 9 but with different details.
The biggest difference between these two imitation watches is the 3, 6, and 9 time scales in different colors. Arabic numerals 3, 6, and 9 on the 2010 dial are made of solid white gold. So they don’t glow at night. But the 3, 6, and 9 time scales of 2016 are surrounded by white gold. Arabic numerals are filled with Chromalight inside. So the numbers also show a persistent blue tone at night.
Larger time scale. When imitation Rolex Explorer 214270 was enlarged in 2010, the time scale and hands were not enlarged by the corresponding multiples. So the markings on the dial are too small compared to the case. Therefore, the dial of the 2016 Explorer has thicker hands and fatter time scales.
Longer minute hand. One of the issues with Explorer 2010 is that the minute hand cannot reach the minute track. Therefore, the wearer cannot read the time immediately and accurately. Then we see that the new imitation Rolex Explorer 214270 has a longer minute hand reaching the minute hand track. Overall, Explorer 2016 has greatly increased readability.
Both Explorer 214270 belong to the professional Rolex watch series. Explorer 214270 in 2016 inherited the advantages of 2010 and improved the disadvantages of 2010. Regardless, Rolex is a luxury watch brand that has grown.