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I've been researching the 16570 Explorer (starting to give serious consideration to swapping my 216570), and I came across this thread, showing the different dials used on later versions of the polar Explorer...

Interested to know which guys you have?
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downer wrote:I've been researching the 16570 Explorer (starting to give serious consideration to swapping my 216570), and I came across this thread, showing the different dials used on later versions of the polar Explorer...

Interested to know which guys you have?
Interesting, that thread indicates that the thinner indices are for post v serial 16570's mine is an F and I believe Neil's in also pre 2006 or so due to the lack of engraved rehaut on the chapter ring of his. So both our watches as can also be seen in the photos have the thicker indices. Which honestly I prefer from what I've seen of the thinner ones. Now the engraved rehaut is an entirely different matter which would have been great to have on mine
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I agree - I prefer the thicker black surrounds on the earlier models. I have my eye on a v serial from 2009 - it seems to have the thicker surrounds, the engraved rehaut, and the 3186 movement.

Still struggling to decide whether or not to switch though..
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downer wrote:I agree - I prefer the thicker black surrounds on the earlier models. I have my eye on a v serial from 2009 - it seems to have the thicker surrounds, the engraved rehaut, and the 3186 movement.

Still struggling to decide whether or not to switch though..
Personally I've tried on the newer model a few times and hands down prefer the 16570, to me it's a better size, I prefer the slimmer hour and minute hands, and I definitely prefer the slimmer red GMT to the Orange GMT. Granted the newer version is probably of better quality. But to me I much prefer the look of the 16570
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^ I once tried both versions on in an AD that had a NOS 16570 in black and definitely preferred the older one. Better proportions, fit and comfort (for my wrist).


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Gave this Festina a clean, and a rare outing, it repaid me by Waking me up at 5am. I don't have a clue how to set/disable the alarm.

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omegaaddict wrote:
downer wrote:I agree - I prefer the thicker black surrounds on the earlier models. I have my eye on a v serial from 2009 - it seems to have the thicker surrounds, the engraved rehaut, and the 3186 movement.

Still struggling to decide whether or not to switch though..
Personally I've tried on the newer model a few times and hands down prefer the 16570, to me it's a better size, I prefer the slimmer hour and minute hands, and I definitely prefer the slimmer red GMT to the Orange GMT. Granted the newer version is probably of better quality. But to me I much prefer the look of the 16570
I was going to respond that mine is thick but have been beaten to it. Mine is a 2005. If you can get one with the combination of thicker + engraved + 3186 I would go for it. As for the bracelet it is the most comfortable I have - in absolute technical terms, not as good as current Rolex/Tudor/Omega, but I prefer it. I like the 216570, but if I got one it would be as a tool watch (black dial). Whereas the white dial 16570 is my most versatile and most worn watch.

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nbg wrote: I was going to respond that mine is thick but have been beaten to it. Mine is a 2005. If you can get one with the combination of thicker + engraved + 3186 I would go for it. As for the bracelet it is the most comfortable I have - in absolute technical terms, not as good as current Rolex/Tudor/Omega, but I prefer it. I like the 216570, but if I got one it would be as a tool watch (black dial). Whereas the white dial 16570 is my most versatile and most worn watch.

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My local AD has a 2008 in stock so I plan to take a look at that before deciding - not sure what serial it is and whether or not it has the 3186/rehaut. The 2009 V serial is in WF.

It would all depend on the deal though. I've asked WF for a part-ex valuation, so I am waiting for the bad news. :D
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Switched to this for a more casual evening working from the hotel

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