The Rolex Submariner is a damn fine watch. At $10k it damn well ought to be. And again, it is. But ten large is a lot of money and let’s face it: the Sub’s been done. So what’s a dive watch aficianado seeking Rolexian quality to do? Here are three no-compromise Rolex Submariner alternatives that won’t melt your credit card asmuch . . .
$150 Seiko 5 Watches Are an Affordable Alternative to Rolex, manyofmany.com pronounces, pimping the new Seiko 5 in hopes of a commission. Yes, well, as good as the wee beastie may be, it’s an affordable alternative to the virtually identical Seiko Prospex, not a Rolex Submariner. But there are watches that scratch that particular itch . . .
Over at Instagram the_watch_father asks a question often posed by ‘gramers posting pictures of two watches: which one? In this case, we have two near-as-dammit identical light-powered dive watches from Seiko and Citizen. Ignoring Blue Watch Monday flexing, the only rational answer: who cares? The display raises a more important question . . .
When it comes to questions of style, the horological media are a pretty tame bunch. Watch reviewers focus on two questions: does the timepiece fit under the sleeve of a dress shirt and can it be worn casually and at the office? Snore. There are far more important style issues to ponder: which watch works best at a sex club, drug deal or a police interview. Here are my recommendations . . .