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Rolex Submariner

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

  1. Andre_N

    Andre_N Nassau Grouper

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    You are the first Horologist that says that. Please inform us with technical information as to why Rolex movement is better.
     
  2. axluba

    axluba Nassau Grouper

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    Every person I talked to agrees on paraflex>incabloc and parachrom>silicone hairspring... but that’s the extend of my knowledge and I’m not going to fight for it

    I know there are other differences (just because Rolex wouldn’t have it any other way). But I’m not on the market for any of those brand so I don’t know much
     
  3. BFRedrocks

    BFRedrocks ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Phoenix, AZ
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    I have that same watch (although I have the chronograph version) and love it. I've only actually taken it diving a few times, but that "manual" depth gauge is fascinating and amazingly accurate.
     
  4. Michael Jastrzebski

    Michael Jastrzebski Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Oakland, CA
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    I used to own a Rolex Oysterdate and sold it - it required too much expensive maintenance, simple cleaning was like $500. I know have a Casio G-shock with GPS, solar powered to boot. I don’t touch it at all and it keeps accuracy within 1 sec every day since it recalibrates itself automatically overnight, when I travel with it - it recognizes the new time zone and sets it. Really amazing piece of technology, practically maintenance free.
     
  5. vjb.knife

    vjb.knife Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: the Big Island of Hawaii
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    I think that you need to go onto a site like the Rolex forum and ask specific movement related rating questions if you don't believe me. But let's look at it this way. Tudor who makes the Pelagos is a subsidiary of Rolex and is basically their lower end line of watches. It is a similar relationship as Lexus to Toyota or Omega to Longines or Grand Seiko to Seiko or Ferrari to Fiat. Why would Rolex put the superior movement in the low end watch vs the top of the line. Both are very new versions of the company's movement expertise. A few years back Tudor watches had the same cases as Rolex but with lesser movements sourced from other companies like ETA. I will agree that Tudor has come a long way since, by making different designs in their cases and bracelets and beginning very recently making their own movements. But, they are still there to attract the customers that are not willing to pay the price of a Rolex.
     
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  6. vjb.knife

    vjb.knife Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: the Big Island of Hawaii
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    I have watches made by Rolex, Grand Seiko, Seiko, Sinn, Baume & Mercier, Citizen, and Casio as well as dive computer's made by Suunto and Garmin. I use them all and enjoy having each of them. Whatever works for each person is great. Just as we all use different types of regulators, BCD's, computers, etc. every person has their own preferences. Luckily this is not a world where there is only one choice for all. Use what you like and enjoy it, don't worry about why someone else has chosen a different piece of equipment.
     
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  7. axluba

    axluba Nassau Grouper

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    Hey, can I ask you which models? Specifically for the GS, Sinn and citizen?

    (If you don’t mind of course, I’ve always been a watch nerd)
     
  8. Divectionist

    Divectionist Solo Diver

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    I know it is the norm but I can't stand choice - having to pick which watch to wear in the morning.
     
  9. vjb.knife

    vjb.knife Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: the Big Island of Hawaii
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    Grand Seiko SBGE031
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    Seiko Japan Domestic Models
    SBDX011
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    SBDX023 - just ordered
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    SINN
    EZM13
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    EZM / U1000S
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    Citizen
    Promaster 1000 Diver BN7020-17E
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    4X4 Supertough
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  10. vjb.knife

    vjb.knife Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: the Big Island of Hawaii
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    "I know it is the norm but I can't stand choice - having to pick which watch to wear in the morning."

    It is tough but I manage to struggle through.
     
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