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An Explorer and a SMP are very different watches, so I guess it depends on whether you would use/wear a large dive watch more than a sport/field watch. The Explorer is quite plain and simple, while the SMP is always exciting to look at on the wrist. I personally went with a Rolex OP39 for my "regular / all purpose / sport / dress" watch. I don't own an SMP (yet), but when I contemplated the purchase, it was with the intention of wearing it a lot. It's really impressive on many levels - style, function, quality, etc. Instead of the SMP, I stumbled upon a red dial 2503.60 Aqua Terra that just captured my attention immensely, and I had to have it. So - that is filling the void that the SMP would have filled. Of course, the 2503 AQ is not a dive watch either, but it wears quite large, even compared to my OP39. It's a fantastic watch and I can't wait to start considering the SMP again - when funds are next available!

I guess my bottom line opinion is: keep the SMP AND get the sport/field watch that you like best!
 

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If it were me I wouldn't even consider it. SMP is a great watch. When and if omega decides to make the minute hand a straight side design in the same style it will change everything on that watch in terms of look.
 
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Doesn't hurt to try it since if it doesnt work out, though it might waste some time you can get back what you payed for with the rolex
 

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that's part of my reasoning. Might get in on the explorer now and get another seamaster later. I'm really hoping for one without a date. That would be the ideal watch!
You may find that the new Explorer is too small, in which case you can just sell it to some sucker for a profit.
 

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Spurred on by an urban gentry video :(, I really considered the 39 explorer a year ago ... was at the ad with my credit card all ready to go, but I couldn't pull the trigger. If you take out the Rolex name out of the equation, it is just a bit plain with no complications... I thought about all the other cool watches that one can buy with that kind of money. But honestly - it wasn't money at the end that turned me off, it was the explore itself... it didn't generate much excitement for me in person....

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My own personal taste in watches at this point agrees with your thoughts. Maybe when I'm much older I'd appreciate the boring yet simple/classic dial and basic 3-hander more.
 

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Well, I could really use some input and opinions here... I'm thinking about selling my Almost new Omega Seamaster 300 in white to buy a used 200X explorer. Is this a good or a bad idea? I could really use some input here hehe.

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Those are just about complete opposites...I'm thinking only you know why a Explorer will push your buttons better than this. I am also assuming you mean the Explorer not the Explorer II.

I'm a big Rolex fan but I'd take this Seamaster over an Explorer. Or save up and own both.
 

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I would, and I HAVE an SMP. Smaller and simpler in my mind is better in the long run. For ‘keepers’
 

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Hell no, don’t do it.

I have owned both watches. I miss my white SMP (even if I have another variant) and I will probably re-buy it. Such a distinctive looking watch and yet a classic Omega. I don’t miss my Explorer 39 at all. It was one of the more plain and boring watches I have had, and the bezel was a scratch magnet that rivals Grand Seiko. Also the bracelet and clasp on the Explorer is probably the most basic entry-level that Rolex has to offer and I don’t mean that as praise for zen simplicity :)
 

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I don’t think your going to get enough value from the seamaster sale to make it worth while. It’s also a much different watch that I think you would be better served keeping as an alternative to the Rolex, giving your collection more diversity
 
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