It’s funny, I’ve come full circle when it comes to the travel watch discussion. When I first began to travel years ago as an adult, I really had only one watch. My faithful Rolex Explorer replica with black dial went everywhere with me. As time progressed, though, and I collected more heavily, I began to think more about what to take. I considered the activities, the weather, business or leisure, and certainly a bit of safety as factors governing my options. At times, I’d bring a roll full of top quality copy watches, but I’ve moved away from that since my little run-in with Swiss customs. Now, I generally bring something decent and a relatively inexpensive no-nonsense watch like my Citizen Promaster Tough.
With light at the end of the tunnel related to COVID, people are beginning to get out again. In my home country, the USA, many have been flying for quite a while now. In Europe, however, things are only just now starting to kick off with purpose. I’ve had the opportunity to get out a lot, relatively speaking, and thought it would be fun to walk through my best 1:1 Rolex Explorer copy travel watch choices.
I am sure all of us have distinct things that we have missed over the past year or so. We can call them cravings. For me, aside from travel and experiencing different cultures, I have truly missed restaurants and the water. Most of you know that I live in Germany and we’ve been without the former for roughly seven months (!!) and, short of some geological phenomenon, we’ve never really had and never will have the latter. So, it was time to go back home to South Florida for all of April, take some vacation, and work some wild European hours from the comfort of my childhood home. Oh, and I thought I’d take advantage of my residency and get vaccinated to put my mind at ease versus waiting on what then felt like hopelessness in Germany. On that last point, I accomplished my mission on day two after arrival – what a wild difference!
Going somewhere for a month is a seriously long time for a luxury replica watch nut to consider bringing only one travel watch. However, I did it – kind of. I knew that I would be in casual situations for the entire month with a lot of water activities and warm outdoor dining thrown in for good measure. I also knew where I was going in terms of safety, etc. Normally, something like my Submariner 14060 would be the no-brainer choice, but, instead, I opted for the old workhorse. Yes, the Explorer 14270 made the cut for a couple of reasons.