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Rolex 126200, UN San Marco, 2 Casios and 1 Timex
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*Despite the click bait-y title, this post is not comparing the Murph to the Explorer.

A few impressions after wearing the Murph every day for 2 weeks. The watch wears very well. Its dimensions (38 x 44.7 x 11.1) should appeal to a wide variety of wrist sizes. It has often been compared to the Seiko Alpinist line, but the shorter lug-to-lug (44.7 vs. 46.5) and especially the thinner profile (11.1 vs. 13.2) make the watch extremely wearable. My wrist is only 6.25" and it fits perfectly with no lug overhang, and it slides under long sleeves without a problem.

The dial and hands are beautiful. This is subjective, but I love the slightly Art Deco numerals and cathedral hands. I wouldn't call the numeral color fauxtina, it is closer to bronze or khaki. Against the black face it presents a refined look. I've had no problems reading the watch. Some people have bemoaned the lack of Morse code on the seconds hand, but I think it improves the watch and allows it to stand on its own.

I read in other reviews that the stock strap was not good, and unfortunately that turned out to be true. I immediately replaced it with a brown leather strap from ColaReb (it's their Firenze line). I think it matches the vibe of the watch. I'm not convinced that it will look good on a bracelet, so I am considering a variety of options for summer including cork, silicone, and single-pass NATO.

The movement (H-10 caliber) is keeping incredible time. It's only gained about 2 seconds the entire time I have owned it. I've only had one other watch keep better time. It has an 80-hour power reserve so I could leave it for the weekend without having to reset it.

Yes, this is the watch from Interstellar but made smaller. I've never seen the movie, so that's neither here nor there for me. I just see a very classy looking field-style watch.

While definitely not a Rolex Explorer, there are similarities - black dial, time only, field-ish watch that is appropriate in a wide variety of situations. It has the same vibe: elegant but rugged. Like the Explorer, it could be your one watch. And you will save yourself roughly $9K.
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Definitely a great option. A high quality Swiss watch.

Hamilton has a low cost direct sales model. Very efficient.

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