So I'm thinking about getting a new watch, and I kind of want it to be one of these two. The wife would prefer it to be a brand-new watch from an AD for the warranty, but I personally wouldn't mind a minty used one. The watch would be for everyday wear to work and whatnot (office job).
I've kind of narrowed what I want down to these two watches. A Rolex Explorer II Polar or a Rolex GMT Master II BLNR "Batman"
Polar Explorer II: I like the white face and the very tool-ish nature of the watch. Bushed everywhere. I like the brushed bezel as well.
GMT Master II: I like the heritage of the watch, the black/blue is really cool and different, though I also like the Coke and Pepsi looks as well. The black/blue is low-key enough where it doesn't stand out as much as the Pepsi/Coke versions. I don't care for the polish center links as much. I wish they were brushed like the Explorer's.
As new, the Batman and Polar are about $900 apart, so that's not a huge consideration. Used, though, the Batman is holding its value a lot more. It'd make more sense to buy the Batman and hold onto it and get a cheaper, used Explorer if I want one in the future. Most people would say that the Batman is very cool and is the obvious choice, but I really do like the white-faced Explorer II.
I have a small-ish wrist, but I wear a 42mm watch now as it is.