Since perusing the "Show your functional Explorer homages" thread I have been thinking of picking one up. I've always liked the Rolex Explorer's plain functionality, and have been checking out the affordable alternatives. The Smiths offering seems to be the clear choice for quality/durability, but the Alpha Exp I shown in the above thread looks pretty good as well (for the price). Are their any other options, I am aware of the sterile Chinese made ones on the 'bay, that offer the same look? The other examples in the "show" thread, with the exception of the Zeno, don't have the 3,6,9 classic look that I am searching for. I can't seem to find any of the Alpha or Zeno examples available, so if you have a source for these please pass it along. Also, if you have the Smiths version please chime in with your experience. Especially with regards to the acrylic crystal durability, etc. Pictures are always welcome, and encouraged.