Another classic watch to add to my dream watch collection. The Rolex Oyster Perpetual watches are the ultimate in class and style. There are lots of great watches from this collection to select from but my favorite is the Submariner Date (pictured above). If I’m ever lucky (and wealthy) enough to own a boat, then this is the first watch I’d buy to wear on it. Its resistance to corrosion and water make it the perfect diver’s watch. The 40mm casing is perfect for my wrist size. A description from the site:
The Oyster Perpetual Submariner is the quintessential divers’ watch, the benchmark in its genre. Introduced in 1953 during the pioneering era for scuba diving, it was the first watch to be water-resistant to 100 metres (330 feet). This iconic timepiece has since evolved with a series of patented Rolex technical innovations, guaranteeing its reliability and precision down to depths of 300 metres (1,000 feet). At home in the oceans, where it remains an indispensable instrument for every diver, the Submariner has also conquered terra firma as the watch of action with a rugged elegance of its own. The Submariner is available with and without the date function.MODEL CASEOyster, 40 mm, steelMOVEMENTPerpetual, mechanical, self-windingBRACELETOyster, flat three-piece links
Here’s a fun fact… The Submariner has been featured in eleven James Bond movies (since then Omega has taken over the Bond duties). If that doesn’t demand MLDC-approval I don’t know what does.
What other watches do you own?
Ah sadly I don’t own this watch 🙁 I own an IWC Portuguese right now. I used to own an Omega, a Tag, and a Baume et Mercier but they got stolen last year… so sad.
Oh dang, that sucks! I’m looking to upgrade from my Tissot, and looking at B&M 8592 or Tag WAK2110. Any thoughts?
That B&M was the same one that I had! Great watch, can’t say enough about it. But it’s more of a formal style, whereas the look of the Tag you mentioned can be used in more versatile settings. In general, I ask myself “can I wear this watch at a setting” to determine how versatile it is. The Tag would look better at a BBQ, but the B&M would look better at the opera. But you probably go to BBQ’s more than operas!
True, but it’s more about whether I want to look like I go to BBQ’s or operas more 🙂