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Rolex Submariner

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

  1. beester

    beester DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Belgium / Italy
    For me watches are emotional things... Like books, they have a soul! (I could never destroy a book, give away yes, destroy never). You never known who has read them, and for watches you never known where they have been.

    I own a sub, it was a gift from my grand mother and aunty. The same aunty who was my role model when it came to diving, who taught me how to dive when I was 14 years old. A couple of years ago they wanted to give all grand children something nice... my sis got an all inclusive holiday to the bahama's with her family, I got a rolex sub.

    It's been on my wrist ever since... it's full of scratches, it's been on top of mountains, it was there when my son was born, when I got married and divorced, it hasn't been DIVING... because I always dive in drysuits and it just doesn't fit well, plus I would feel like a fob wearing it on dives. It is a magnificent watch... and I barely notice it :)

    One day I'll pass it on to my son... who was fascinated as a toddler by it (mind you the only person actually who paid any attention to it).
    Saboteur, drainaps, Fastmarc and 2 others like this.
  2. Ojai Diver

    Ojai Diver Barracuda

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Southern California
  3. scrane

    scrane Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Boise, ID.
    Watches can be fun, but they're only a machine. Certain watches are appropriate for certain tasks. Practically speaking, mechanical watches have very little role to play in diving. Puttering around with a $12K watch in an environment where it can quickly lose its value is foolish IMO.
  4. Fastmarc

    Fastmarc Just drifting along... ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Kingston, Jamaica
    Practically speaking from the introduction of quartz, mechanical watches shouldn't even exist, but they do and are sought after by many which resulted in emergence of the very lucrative luxury watch market. When Audemars Piguet came out with the Royal Oak, a stainless steel sports watch which it priced over watches made of precious metals and it sold like... it made no sense. As said above, it's an emotional thing that goes against all reason.
    drainaps likes this.
  5. Rooster59

    Rooster59 Solo Diver

  6. FezUSA

    FezUSA Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Hiram, OH, USA
    True tool watch? I like the Marathon TSAR and GSAR (1st is quartz, 2nd is the automatic), Sinn also makes some incredible 'tool' watches. Each to their own though!
  7. Jcp2

    Jcp2 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    If you look at the picture of the diver in the article, he is wearing a Poseidon drysuit with Force Fins.
  8. АлександрД

    АлександрД Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Moscow, Russia
    I have one answer for this topic:

    FezUSA likes this.
  9. Andre_N

    Andre_N Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Seattle
    Among luxury brands Pelagos is the only tool watch. Better than any Rolex Sub or Sea Dweller or Omega SeaMasters. These are dress watches.
  10. Divectionist

    Divectionist Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Gold Coast, Australia

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