Same for me but I am not in a position to buy either. I completely get the history of the Ploprof but I don't care for the look so rather than have an awesome historical price that doesn't get worn, I'd go for the Rolex. Now if the choice were a vintage Omega Seamaster 1000, it would be a different story.Not a fan of the Ploprof, and i bought the polar ExpII...
This totally comes down to personal preference though.
+1I'd go with the Rolex in this instance. Nothing against the Ploprof, and I understand that there's a lot of history behind it...but aesthetically speaking, I never understood the appeal of that odd shaped hunk of steel. That said, however, I'm certain that if it's being used for what it was designed for, it's probably about the best you can get. But if you're looking for versatility, i.e. style AND function...go with the Rolex for sure.
"PloProf" = Plongeur Professionnel, or "professional diver." Doesn't seem so "hideous" when you actually know what it means, does it? ;-)I just had to look up what a Ploprof is. I never heard of it before. I wouldn't even think twice about going with the Rolex. That Ploprof, besides having a hideous name looks terrible. It looks like a poorly cut hunk of metal strapped to your wrist. Way to big and awkward. I don't think a shirt cuff would ever be able to go over that.
+1.It is an Iconic design. A true Tool watch.