So this time we bring you a comparison of the Explorer I generation. Let’s cut the crap and get to the bottom of it.

Front Dial View

Natual Light View


Under Light View
The color of the dial is not much to say, it is still Steve’s favorite black dial, black is good, mysterious and cool but also thin, the main thing is no color difference, ha ha.

in addition, The factory claims that the GM and BP are actually from the same factory, except that the GM is made of 904 steel and the VR3230 movement,

while the BP is made of 316 steel and the A3230 movement, otherwise they are the same. In fact, this is not the case, because during the comparison,

I found that only some of the parts are common, but some of the details are different, probably due to the assembly, so let’s compare GM and BP as two factory products.

Bezel Side View

From the top view alone, all the factory bezels are fine, but the differences can be seen from the side view, the side height of BP is obviously narrow, GM,

EW and Gen remain the same, the slight flaw is that the gap between the bezel and the case is a bit large, Gen is almost no gap at all.

Crystal Side View

All factory crystals have the same edge chamfering as Gen, there is no significant difference between them, mainly in the thickness of the mirror, from the picture you can see that the BP crystal is too thick, resulting in its raised too high,

and after a careful comparison of the physical found that EW is closest to Gen, GM is slightly thicker, but the impact is not significant.

Markers Side View





Regarding the stick, GM and BP should use the same parts, because no difference can be found in shape or details.

The triangle and bar stick of GM(BP)are better, with edge chamfering , while EW is not, and the sharp corners are too sharp. But in the edge of the Arabic numerals, EW does a better job.

In addition, you can look at the digital stick 3 (marked in the figure), the corner of the Gen edge is curved, not sharp. In this small detail, EW noticed and synchronized it, while GM and BP ignored it.

Luminous Filled View

GM is still in its usual style, the surface of the stick is smooth, as is the BP, while the EW is well filled and very grainy.

The filling on the hands is not superior or inferior, we can focus on the end of the minute hand, where EW is still very commendable, because its end is sharp-angled shape, the same as the Gen, while GM and BP are flat (commonly known as scissor needles)

Oil Font View





Overall, the level of Oil font in the three factories is not very different, and there are no obvious mistakes, there is not much to say, anyway, in my opinion, under the naked eye are the same.

Middle Axis View


The Middle Axis of GM and BP is raised higher, there is almost no hollow part, so EW is better in comparison. As for the factories have burn marks on Middle Axis , we don’t have to care too much

Rehaut Side View

The clarity of EW’s Rehaut is a little better, and its backing is more densely engraved.

There is not much difference between GM and BP. Their serial numbers begin with GC6, both should be the same Rehaut parts.

Crown side view


There is no problem with the shape of the crown, and the tips of the teeth are rounded and smooth, but the actual touch will be a little sharp, including the Gen is also the same.

Case side view

There is no significant difference in the shape of the case, but after careful comparison I found that all the factory‘s lugs are slightly on the fat side, but this difference is very subtle and within acceptable limits.

Caseback view

There is nothing to say about the Caseback, if I have to pick out some flaws, it is factorys edge of the teeth are a little sharp, EW is relatively better, but the actual touch does not feel different. In our Chinese way, that is “no matter the difference, the problem is not big.”

Endlink side view

Regarding the curvature of the Endlink, we have done so many issues of Rolex model comparison, in fact, we also found that this has a certain relationship with the assembly,

Gen will be different from model to model, even the same model will be different. So we don’t need to be too concerned about that,

if we look at it according to what we think is the standard, GM is a little better, BP and EW are a little too flat.

Strap Details View




There is nothing more to say about the strap, so check it out for yourselves.

Laser Marker and Luminous View

As you can see from the comparison pictures, the EW laser mark is still very clear, the GM and BP are slightly more blurred, and this is confirmed by looking at the real thing.

The Luminous is not much of a differentiator, as long as there is no problem with the tint, I don’t think the brightness is a factor of comparison.

Movement view

GM uses the VR3230 movement, BP uses the A3230 movement (based on the 2824 movement), and EW also uses the A3230 movement based on the 2824 movement, which is from Hangzhou.

Data comparison chart




Note: All watches are measured in a clamped state, and there may be errors due to the slight deviation of the position of the caliper. In addition, GEN intercepts the strap, and the factory has a steel strap protective film that has not been torn off.

Well, today’s post is here, thank you guys for watching. If there are any mistakes, please correct me. If there is anything else I overlooked, you can put it up, and I will try my best to complete it. Welcome to comment and exchange!

I will continue to bring you more detailed comparisons between replica watches and GEN’s. And it is also for you to choose the favorite models conveniently.

Illustration: Some photos deviate from the real object due to the light source. For details, please refer to the content. The size of the comparison picture is relatively large, you can download it and enlarge it for comparison.

There is no perfect replica, only the one you prefer.



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