An homage to the Rolex Submariner

You don’t need to be a watch aficionado to understand the charm of wearing a beautifully crafted, intricately designed piece of technology on your wrist. A Rolex Submariner is one such instrument. Designed to extremely high standards and tight tolerances, most of us wish we could, some of us can and a few of us will own this watch.

Oftentimes, it is difficult justify the large outlay of finances to make this true. However with a bit of research, it is not difficult to find a lovely watch for a fraction of the cost.

No, I’m not talking about a fake or a replica or whatever else they’re called these days. It is unforgivable to insult the original by wearing a knock-off. I would never do it and you shouldn’t either. It is simply not worth it. Everyone who knows their watches will instantly recognise it and those who don’t, won’t care. Not to mention, YOU will know its a fake. There’s no point really.

All’s not lost however. There are several reputed companies who make watches that look a lot like Submariners. And Seiko is one such company. Their experience translates into a watch  that will last forever with a little care. A lovely automatic mechanism, excellent craftsmanship and heritage. It has it all. Just not the price tag.

I’m referring to the Seiko Sea Urchin (SNZF17).


At less than $200, this is a lot of watch for the money. Plus you don’t really need to worry about it taking the knocks of everyday life as you would with a $7000 watch.

Just don’t take it diving.

But at the pool, or the mall or at the office it does just fine. And you know you’re not wearing a fake. Can’t get any better than that.

Now start saving for the Rolex.

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