If you recall, it was just last month I reviewed a watch that I took to calling the Armitron Explorer. This is not, of course, what the brand calls it, but it’s what it made me think of when I had the watch in, so it’s what stuck. Now, it’s your turn to have a chance to win it, and form your own opinion!

This is a solid, super-affordable watch (it only runs $65) and would be a perfect companion for your summertime weddings and whatnot. You could, of course, read our review, but I’ll give you the quick recap down below of our summary and the specs. Now, for the part you’re waiting for – how to get your entry in!

  1. Comment below what your favorite watch is that is inspired by (or, shoot, is even a direct homage) to the Rolex Explorer
  2. Head on over to the giveaway widget, and complete your entry

Be sure to do both steps for a complete entry! Do note, this giveaway is only open to residents of North America. Good luck, and our thanks to Armitron for sponsoring this month’s giveaway!

Review Summary

  • Brand & Model: Armitron 20/5048NVSVBN
  • Price: $65
  • Who’s it for? You want a reliable, good-looking watch for the office
  • Would I wear it? Yes, but sparingly. 
  • What I’d change: Those hands need some luminous paint
  • The best thing about it: It’s a recognizable look (without being a homage) with a classic color combination

Tech Specs from Armitron

  • 40mm case, silver tone
  • WR: 100m
  • Functions: day/date, hours/minutes/seconds
  • Strap: leather, brown

ByPatrick Kansa

A big data developer and leader with a penchant for gadgets, books, watches and beverages. You can find my work on WristWatchReview, Knapsack.News, and Slushpile. If you're on Twitter and/or Instagram, you'll find me there as @PatrickWatches.

17 thoughts on “The April 2019 WWR Giveaway: an Armitron Explorer”
  1. For $65 that’s an excellent deal think about half of the watches that I have bought that aren’t even close to being that and they do and they are very reliable since they use of a Japanese movement I think it would be wonderful to be strapped to my arm and I prefer that dial anyways and the color is just fantastic a further job I do everyday would be a perfect everyday watch and we have to destroy it thank you

  2. One of the first watches I bought for myself was the Citizen BM7100-59E Corso which has similar colorings to the Explorer. 🙂

  3. I have an old Timex that pays homage to the Rolex Explorer. Takes a lickin’ and keeps on tickin’

  4. The Alpha Explorer is a no brainer for an homage to the Explorer (and a popular one at that). This Armitron is beautiful and has great specs at that price point. Fingers crossed

  5. Longines Conquest is a beautiful watch with its own styling, bit lends some of it to the Rolex explorer!

  6. I like my Draken Tugela. It is tough and amazingly accurate. They just came out with a Tugela 2.0 which I highly recommend. you can pick up a new one for under $300

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