5. Longines Master Collection
CHECK PRICE ON AMAZON →Packed with innovative features, this Longines watch shows off all themanufacturer’s skills in fine Haute Horlogerie. Its white dial acts as theperfect backdrop to features like a moon phase display, chronograph hours,minutes and seconds, the day and the date. It also features a 24-hour sub-counter, enabling you to keep track of a second time zone when hopping fromone country to another.The perfect companion for sport, leisure, socializing, and travel. You needonly combine its classic brown leather strap with a smart suit to feel dapper.Longines remains one of the most recognized watch brands out there. Theirtimepieces are associated with reliability and elegance first and foremost.Pros: + Functions: chronograph/day/date/moonphase/24 hour + Powered by self-winding Caliber L687 + 54-hour power reserve + 40mm steel case – 30-meter water resistance + Transparent sapphire glass caseWhy We Like It – You can view the intricate arrangement and seamlessperformance of this Longines movement through a crisp sapphire-backed case.* * *
Tag Heuer Aquaracer
The Tag Heuer Aquaracer offers excellent value for a high quality Swiss-madedive watch. The Aquaracer definitely has a more modern feel than the RolexSubmariner, with its angular bezel edges, and its yellow accents. Thehorizontally textured dial gives this automatic Rolex Submariner alternative amore contemporary look as well.Model: WAY101A.BA0746Movement: AutomaticEngine: Tag Heuer Calibre 5Band: Stainless steel braceletCase Size: 43 mmWater Resistance: 300 meters / 1000 feetBUY FOR $1,865.00* *At time of publication
Tudor Black Bay
Some might refer to the Tudor Black Bay as the ultimate Rolex Submarineralternative. The Tudor brand was in fact started by Hans Wilsdorf, the founderof Rolex, as a line that his agents could sell alongside Rolex watches at amore affordable price point.With a 41mm case, the Black Bay is slightly wider than the Submariner, butretains the same overall Oyster form. The Tudor’s dial is strikingly similarto the Submariner, although the snowflake hands give this dive watch a uniquelook of its own.Much like the Submariner, the Black Bay Heritage uses an in-house automaticSwiss movement.Model: 79230NMovement: AutomaticEngine: Tudor Calibre MT5602Band: “Rivet” Steel BraceletCase Size: 41 mmWater Resistance: 200 meters / 660 feetBUY FOR $3,195.00* *At time of publication
Simply put, the Rolex Submariner is one of the most recognized watches of alltime. Although its design has been tweaked throughout its illustrious history,the Submariner is still a watch that many try to imitate.Because it’s the archetypal Rolex, Submariners are quite popular nowadays—forthose who have upwards of $7,000 to spare, that is. If you want a Submarinerthat stands out from the crowd, go for a Sea Dweller or No Date, which variesfrom the standard model. You can also change the straps, too, and putting aSubmariner on a fabric strap is a tried and tested look—just ask James Bond.If you’ve got some more time on your hands (excuse the pun), digging deep fora vintage model would also be a good idea.
Even if you don’t know anything about watches, you could probably pick aSubmariner out of a lineup. Arguably the most recognizable watch in the world— and almost certainly the most imitated — the Sub debuted in 1953 alongsidethe other first modern divers, the Blancpain Fifty-Fathoms and Zodiac SeaWolf, and it remains the prototypical diver today. Looking flawless witheverything from a wetsuit to a T-shirt and jeans to a tuxedo, the Submarineris the one watch that just about everyone wants in their collection. But withtheir prices growing almost by the day, it’s not as easy to nab one as it usedto be.Case Size: 41mm Movement: Automatic Water Resistance: 300mPurchase: $8,100+
The Tudor Pelagos is another Swiss-made Submariner alternative. It isobviously more expensive than any other watch on this list, but it is stillavailable for well under half the price of a Rolex Submariner. The all-titanium Pelagos is available with a black or blue dial. The Tudor Pelagos isalso available in left-hand drive, which is definitely a desirable option forlefty watch enthusiasts.Model: 25600TNMovement: AutomaticEngine: Tudor Calibre MT5612Band: Titanium Bracelet (Rubber Strap Included)Case Size: 42 mmWater Resistance: 500 meters / 1650 feetBUY FOR $3,850.00* *At time of publication32 Best Rolex Submariner Homage AlternativesIn the world of watches, the Rolex Submariner is truly a legend. With ahistory spanning over six decades, the Submariner has seen other designs comeand go, yet this classic Rolex has stood the test of time, remainingfashionable and functional throughout those sixty-something years, animpressive feat to say the least.
Hamilton Khaki Navy
The Hamilton Khaki Navy is very similar to the Submariner in the case, bezeland bracelet, in addition both watches are Swiss made with automaticmovements.The face, however, has a style all of its own. Unlike the plain dial markerson the Rolex, the Hamilton has small 24 hour Arabic numerals, and chunky 3, 6,9 & 12 o’clock markings.It has a non-magnified date window between the 4 and 5 o’ clock positions anda red-tipped second hand as well.The Hamilton Khaki Navy might be the perfect choice if you’re looking for anaffordable alternative to the Rolex Submariner that shows some originalitywhilst still bearing some resemblance to the classic Rolex.Model: H82335131Movement: AutomaticEngine: Hamilton Calibre H-10Band: Stainless steel braceletCase Size: 40 mmWater Resistance: 100 meters / 330 feetBUY FOR $475.00* *At time of publication”