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Rolex Submariner

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

  1. BoundForElsewhere

    BoundForElsewhere ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Seiko prospex. Good stuff and for the same price you can own 20 of them or more.
     
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  2. Rooster59

    Rooster59 Solo Diver

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    i use a G-Shock as a failsafe bottom timer. If it gets crushed / lost / stolen it's not a big deal. Buy another for $60 or so. There's no crying in scuba
     
  3. Fastmarc

    Fastmarc Just drifting along... ScubaBoard Supporter

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    For a stainless steel version which immediately appreciate the moment you walk out the store with it. Well worth it for those that don't mind being on a waiting list I guess.

    I'm not really a rolex fan, but have to give due respect. They are still considered the standard that other dive watches are judged. I would likely get the Omega if it wasn't for this Tudor that caught my eye. Who knows what I'll buy when I eventually get around to it, but that the fun part.
     
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  4. Fastmarc

    Fastmarc Just drifting along... ScubaBoard Supporter

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    They would have adjustments and regulation during the service for sure. I think recommendation for those watches are 5-7 years.
     
  5. flyboy08

    flyboy08 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    My 2000 Tag Heuer Chrono has spent most of its life above 36k feet or 100 under the sea and with one service since new, had been an impeccable piece of jewelry! And I own many watches of various costs....and a dive computer....of course....don’t we all?

    Rolex....well if it’s good enough for Bond, it’s good enough for you!
     
  6. flyboy08

    flyboy08 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Get a NATO band and the chance of losing the watch is greatly reduced!
     
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  7. runsongas

    runsongas Great White

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    Bond wears Omega Seamasters these days
     
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  8. Hoag

    Hoag Loggerhead Turtle

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    Actually, it depends entirely on your frame of reference and location. If I walk into my local high end jewellery store, I have no doubt at all that the price tag would be $10k or more. I live in Canada, and at today's exchange rate, $7500 USD is almost exactly $10,000 CAD.

    Your comment may be true where you live, but it is certainly not true everywhere. In some places, saying it costs $10,000 may be totally accurate in their frame of reference and location.
     
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  9. AK4

    AK4 Angel Fish

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    Unfortunately you can't just go into a high end jewelry/watch store and ask for a Stainless Steel Professional Rolex watch anymore. They simply have limited how many stores are getting and generally Stores save these watches for their preferred customers. This is due to the fact that people are buying these sought after watches and flipping them on the secondary/gray market for profit. Even more so on the GMTs and Daytonas which are highly desirable and go for several thousand if not double the MSRP on the gray market. My Jeweler told me she had a 9 year waitlist of customers who wanted a specific Daytona Watch. Keep in mind you can buy Precious Metal Rolexs (ie White Gold, Platinum, 18k Gold, Rose Gold) no problem but again those are gonna be above the $20k area...

    Anyways to the OP, yes it is a luxury item. And worth the money as a functional time piece? Well thats entirely up to you...Because honestly it is not as accurate from a time keeping standpoint to other watches that are a fraction of the price. A G Shock that is $80-$200 has more features and more accurate than a Rolex. But if you have the means to buy a Swiss Watch then go for it. I have a Submariner and I took it diving in Key Largo just to wear it and use it. I would only buy used from a Trusted Dealer and definitely learn as much about Rolex as you can and avoid any pitfalls or scams or fakes that are floating out there. Go to your local Rolex Dealer and talk to a salesman and see what they can do for you.
     
  10. Hoag

    Hoag Loggerhead Turtle

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    I was under the impression that the only way to get a Daytona was to win it. (Well technically to win the Rolex 24hours of Daytona race and then you get the watch as one of the prizes.) I didn't think they were available for sale (except second hand).
     

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