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Rolex Submariner

Discussion in 'Computers, Gauges, Watches and Analyzers' started by iyakonboats, Oct 31, 2019.

  1. iyakonboats

    iyakonboats ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    So, would one consider this just a luxury status device or worth the money as a functional watch?

    Also, if worth it, any difference between a nicely used one versus a new one? Asking because I love Rolex watches, but I like vintage Rolex, typically.
     
  2. Ministryofgiraffes

    Ministryofgiraffes Manta Ray

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    Rolex watches have become a status symbol, but the origin is excellence. It's an exceptional piece of equipment. The 'Luxury' aspect is all relative.

    A nicely used one is still an excellent piece of equipment.
     
  3. iyakonboats

    iyakonboats ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Any real difference in functionality?
     
  4. kelemvor

    kelemvor Big Fleshy Monster ScubaBoard Supporter

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    It likely works just fine, but at $10,000 I think it's solidly in the luxury catagory. You can get a fully functional dive watch for under $50, and a dive computer for under $250. Heck, even top of the line air integrated dive computers with bright color displays are only about $1,000.
     
  5. Ministryofgiraffes

    Ministryofgiraffes Manta Ray

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    difference how? if you're asking difference between 'new and used one', that all depends on the condition of the new one in a range from 'not all' to 'completely' depending on condition...

    if you mean difference from a dive compluter....completely.

    I dive with a dive computer and a Breitling Superocean.
     
  6. RogueClimber

    RogueClimber ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    My 30 plus year old Sub works as good today as when I got it. I have sent it in for service a few times.

    Does it work to time a dive? Yes.

    Is it going to track my NDL? No.

    I use a computer for diving (Even the best computer is cheaper than a service for my Sub)
     
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  7. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Solo Diver

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    My BIL has perhaps a half dozen Rolex that have been family heirlooms. They are costly items that keep horrible time, expensive to service, and are a significant impact if lost/broken/stolen.

    So, to me, not worth it. I'll keep using my Shearwater PDC, and/or my Momentum watch (200m rated)...
     
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  8. Fastmarc

    Fastmarc Just drifting along... ScubaBoard Supporter

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    You simply cannot buy a better dive watch. They've set the standard by which all other dive watches are judged and are seen as responsible for dive watches being the most popular segment in luxury watches. You pay a premium for it new though if you can get one and there are others that are as equally as good for cheaper. I have my eye on a particular Tudor Black Bay for instance. Tudor is owned by Rolex. I also like Omega, so may go with a Seamaster.

    If you buy from a reputable seller, they will usually be able to tell you when last it was serviced, so it should be safe.
     
  9. greeniguana

    greeniguana Nassau Grouper

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    I divide luxury and function. They both have their place .

    For functionality, I have defaulted to cheap casio rangeman. It sets itself, it charges itself, and it's indestructible.
     
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  10. scrane

    scrane Manta Ray

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    In my world Rolex watches are totally irrelevant in any context.
     
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