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Buying a BP Explorer I (214270)

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Hi Guys and Gals,

 

I have just pulled the trigger on a BP Explorer I, 214270, from Joshua.

 

Do any of you Gents know of things I have to be aware of or double check when I get the QC pics?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

/NP

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It would help if you gave us a link to the watch you're buying.

The BP 214270 is basically a good watch so the only real variable is the movement.

My preference for a movement would be the Asian 2824-2 (or the A2836-2). After that, the SA3132 and the SH3132 are maybe available but in my mind those can be more problematic- be prepared to get them serviced. The SA3132 could become a paperweight since no parts are available for it. The SH3135 is a little better since you can generally substitute gen Rolex parts, but that can become expensive also.

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Hiya,

 

sorry 😊

https://www.pf-868.com/0rlex00031-explorer-1-uv-214270-ss-black-sa-3132.html

 

This has the SA3132.... is this a general perception do you think?  

 

And could one not just buy a movement to replace the broken one? ( I am blank on this )

just scratch the last question... this is probably more expensive, and way to fiddly ...

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The SA3132 is basically an eta 2824/2836 converted to look like a Rolex 3132. It doesn't have the best history, but maybe they're getting better. You take your chances. I don't know what the hand sizes are on the SA3132- either the original eta sizes or the Rolex sizes- but that could making swapping out movements just that much trickier- these hands have the new blue lume and could be tough to find.

https://www.pf-868.com/0-0-rlex00976-explorer-1-gmf-214270-ss-black-asian-2824-904-steel.html

This Explorer has the 2824 and the 904L steel- 904L really doesn't do much for me- you can't tell the difference between it and 316L, but it cost $40 more to get it.

https://www.pf-868.com/0-rlex00059-nf-2016-explorer-1-214270-ss-ss-black-asian-clone-2836.html

This last one has the 2836-2- even if the movement craps out, it will be the easiest to get serviced. Ssteel is right across the pond from you and could help you out if you need service.

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Thanks a bunch, something to consider 🙂

 

all the best.

 

/NP

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