Rolex Explorer I Steel/Yellow Gold Black 36mm Dial Oyster Bracelet 124273 - BRAND NEW

Rolex Explorer I Steel/Yellow Gold Black 36mm Dial Oyster Bracelet 124273 - BRAND NEW

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Brand New
Box & Papers
Production Year
Current Production
Model Number
Model Year
Current Model


Screw Down
Yellow Gold Domed
Case Back
Steel/Yellow Gold
Case Size
36 mm
Case Shape


Dial Type
Dial Color
Dial Markers


Band Material
Yellow Gold/Steel
Folding Oysterlock Safety
Bracelet Type
Light: Traditional


Watch Style
Sports Watch
Country of Manufacture
Date, GMT
Water Resistance
100 Meters (330 Feet)


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So, starting off with the case, we have 36 millimeters, from finger to thumb is the two to eight o'clock positions. Same as the 10 to four o'clock positions. Same distance, same diameter, same 36 millimeters. You have the monoblock middle case, with the screw down case back, and the Rolex winding crown with the Twinlock double proof, Twinlock double waterproof in this system, all to ensure water resistance down to 100 meters or 330 feet below sea level. Also, a full high polish along the sides of this case, with satin brush finishing on the front of the case, as evident on the lugs, tapering down very nicely to the integrated bracelet, all in Oystersteel, meaning that it is the highest grades of steel, with some other minerals, proprietary blend, of course, from Rolex to give you the highest grade possible in terms of strength, while also maintaining a superior and very, very beautiful luster on the high polish portions. The satin brush finishing, very highly reflective, although diffuse in its reflective in lighting. Sitting on the very front of this case, we have a yellow gold, equally high polish bezel here. I wouldn't go so far to say that it's necessarily domed, but it's not the fluted variety as you would find on a Datejust 36, but the smooth bezel here lends it to more of that practical application of the Rolex Explorer. It does give it that glowing look, less calling for attention and just more being itself, if that makes any sense. And I'll be going over that a little bit more, a little bit later, but taking a look here at the dial, you have a black dial, nothing too new here. It's not quite a matte finish, as you can see, it does reflect, but it doesn't have any of the guilloche patterning. It keeps it nice and simple. And again, that's all due to the practical application of the Rolex Explorer. You have index hour marks, only eight in total because you have three, six, and nine as Arabic numerals all loomed themselves. If you take the lights out of the equation, you can see that it has a very bright Chromalight feature. The hour hand, being probably the most prominent, along with the 12 o'clock triangle there, and the seconds hand constantly moving with its own luminescence there, makes it very easy to read in any low light situation. You have the Mercedes hand, elevating this above the Oyster Perpetual, as well as the larger, more legible, three, six, and nine hour mark indicators there. All right, and while I'm on the topic of an Oyster Perpetual, this basically became an offshoot of the Oyster Perpetual line because Rolex was outfitting explorers, and mountain climbers, mountaineers, and such, with very, very tough watches because they wanted to test their watches and really put them under really strong conditions to basically flex on other watchmaker models. And so, that's what they did. And they basically boasted that the Explorer would be the watch for people who go of the same name, anyone who explores, anyone who climbs mountains, basically subjects themselves to very harsh elements. You wanna be able to read the dial very clearly, and so that's what the dial gives you here. The easy to read three, six, and nine, not quite an Air-King, where you have every single minute marked up, but just the essentials here while maintaining a very easy legibility. And here, with the two-tone look, it gives it that more elevated sense of luxury and just overall visual presence. All right, so going on to the functionality here, just simply unwind the crown at the three o'clock position. This allows you to wind the launch at the base position. So about 20 to 30 full winds will get you to the full power reserve if you are at a dead stop. And once you start feeling the damping and the resistance starting to ramp up when you reach a certain point, that basically is saying that you've reached a full power reserve, so no need to wind it any further. Pull the crown out to the only other position, and you'll note that the seconds hand does, in fact stop, giving you that functionality of the hacking feature so that you can basically set the hour hand by way of the minute hand, of course, and place the minute hand precisely wherever it needs to go based on the position of that seconds hand, right? Be sure to press the crown in when to get the seconds hand started and screw it back tightly against the case to ensure the superior water resistance and weather sealing of this watch. So, what makes it work on the inside? To no one's real surprise, if you're a fan of the Oyster Perpetual line, it's basically the third, well, it's not basically, it is the 3230 caliber from Rolex. So it's the same movement as you would find in Oyster Perpetual 36. So, you have the plus or minus two second per day time differential after casing, with the center hour minute and seconds hands and the stop seconds for precise time setting. No need for a date here because you're basically referring to the time. You're gonna be outside the whole time, anyway. You have the paramagnetic Bleu Parachrom from hairspring and the high performance paraflex shock absorbers for the oscillator, meaning that, basically, you can get relatively close to magnets, circuitry, any electromagnetic interference will not affect the watch. And also, the paraflex shock absorbers allow you to take a few bumps here and there. No need to worry about the time keeping ability of the watch because it's nice and shock absorbent. The winding here occurs through a bidirectional, self-winding perpetual rotor, center mounted on the inside, of course, but simply what that means is that once you've wound your watch sufficiently using the winding crown, just simply put it on your wrist, and the natural movements of your wrist will allow that perpetual rotor to turn, which then winds the main spring barrel and charges the power reserve. For this watch, approximately 70 hours, same as the Oyster Perpetuals of the new. So, basically, you can set this down Friday evening, pick it back up early Monday morning, no need to wind the watch. While I'm zoomed out here, you can also see that we do have the oyster bracelet. This is basically the only bracelet that the Explorer can come on, with the two-tone look here as well, matching that of the look here. Also, there's a tiny bit of 18-karat yellow gold for the hands, as well as the hour indicators. So, I forgot to mention that, but that's basically one of the telltale signs here. Well, if the bezel and the winding crown were not enough of an indicator, you still have it on the bracelet. The center links being the high polish yellow gold, the outer links being the Oystersteel, in satin brush finishing with a high polish along their sides, satin brush finishing underneath. All right, you have a gentle taper down to the oyster folding clasp, but not just an oyster folding clasp, the oyster safety clasp. Simply lift from the bottom of the crown to open the safety and then lift from top to unhook it. You have the full Rolex logo on the inside and a full steel composition for the clasp here. So, nice and durable, right? And the added bonus of the folding clasp here is that you do have the easy length five millimeter extension. So say you happen to be outside. You're actually using this watch for its intended purpose. You're out exploring, you pounded like three liters of water and you're ready to hike that trail all the way up to Mount Everest. Well, your wrist is probably gonna swell part way up. Well, not only due to the environmental conditions, but also your own hydration levels. So simply just reach underneath here, pull it straight out, and there you go. Underneath, an easy five millimeter extra extension there, or basically, another half oyster link. So that basically allows you to continue to wear your watch without having to worry about cutting off your circulation to your arm. You can continue to wear your watch nice and easily. And when you no longer need it, just simply fold it back in on itself, press it back into the case or the clasp rather, and you're good to go. While I'm here, I can also try it on and give you my thoughts as to how it wears on my wrist, seven inches in circumference. All right, and to no one's surprise, at least if you're a common viewer of this channel, you'll know that I basically say the same thing every video, and especially for the Rolex 36 millimeter models, it's the perfect size for me, at least for a seven-inch wrist. Seven and a half inches, may look a little bit small but you can still wear this, down to maybe five and a half, or even five-inch wrist sizes can still wear the 36 millimeter model. It's basically the higher end of the midsize case size, meaning that basically anyone can wear this, and Rolex bringing down their Explorer from the 39 to 36 millimeter model makes it fit very nicely on more people's wrists. But enough of that, taking a look down the edge of the wrist here, tiny bit of space underneath the lugs, not a huge issue, there's no overhang, so it works just fine for me. If your wrist is smaller than mine, you may risk a little bit of overhang, maybe if you're down to, like, six or six and a half, or maybe even five and a half inches, you'll start reaching that territory, so keep that in mind. You also have the oyster bracelet, nice and sporty in its look and functionality. Nice and strong with these flat three-piece link assembly here. Fewer links means stronger assembly and you certainly get that. With Rolexes, basically, zero-tolerance among their links, means that you'll never actually have any pinched skin, no hairs unceremoniously removed from your wrist. It'll feel nice and comfortable all the time. And it also vents the wrist quite nicely, so you can wear this all day without it becoming a sweat band around your wrist. Well, maybe if you're hiking, that may actually be a welcome thing. But looking straight down, face on at this watch, very, very easy to read. It's easier to read than an Oyster Perpetual, and that's the basic premise, the principle behind the Rolex Explorer here, because it's basically a step up from the Oyster Perpetual in that it's made to be, not only better in its weather sealing, it's basically the same. In modern times, honestly, any watch you're gonna get the best weather sealing for your purposes, and here is no different. You have the three, six, and nine being very easy to read with the Arabic numerals. So, you can very easily read that, as opposed to the double hash marks or the double index marks for the Oyster Perpetuals. You have an actual indication of discrete numerical value here for the three, six, and nine. The 12 obviously, taking it from the Maxi Dials of the Submariners and the Explorer 2 model. It's just keeping that within the overall branding of the Rolex line here, and very easy to read because you'd have the highest contrast here as well, with the black dial. That's the only dial that you can get with the Explorer 1, at least this model, 124273, and with the Sapphire crystal on there, keeps it very, very easy to read because it's scratch resistant, all right? So, that's all I have to say about this watch. What do you guys think? Let us know down in the comments below. Would you wear this to your next expedition, or would you just keep this as a nice office meeting model? Because you do have the two-tone look here. This one is also available entirely in steel. We do have a video for that on our channel as well, but also consider that this one's basically the highest level that the Oyster Perpetual can go before going into the Datejust, and other sportier model lines, the Sky-Dweller, Submariner, Sea-Dweller, et cetera. So, before you get into those models, this is probably the highest that you can go if you want just the time and just the readability, but also keeping it nice and elevated with a very nice overall look here. The two-tone look, nothing to scoff at, obviously. So leave us some ideas down in the comments below. Be sure to like this video, if you enjoyed it or learned something and be be sure to subscribe, hit the bell notification, so you can be notified when we go live with another video like this one. As always, if you'd like to purchase this watch or any other watch, new, used, discontinued, we can still get them for you. Even when this one sells and we don't have another one sitting on our desk, we'll find one for you, no problem. Thanks for watching. Take care, we'll see you in the next video.