|#188 - The MKII Vantage from Bill Yao.|
No 188 - MKII Vantage
You know I like the MKII’s but the Vantage was never actually on my list of watches to buy. But when I found one for sale, a fullset from 2010, to a price that was reasonable, I figured I might just give it shot. The MKII’s are known for being easy to sell without taking the risk of losing money so it was a safe deal.
The outer condition was far from mint. It was quite worn with a lot of swirls. I must say, even though I like 36mm watches, that this homage to the original Rolex Explorer I, worked pretty good being a little beefier with 39mm. But overall it was just as I had expected it; pretty boring. The case should have had much sharper lines. It felt round which I didn’t like. This was one of MKII’s first homage models and they are rarely seen for sale any longer. I saw one listing for $1300 a couple of months ago. Come on, seriously? Get real! They’re not THAT good.
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