Horological world cup match 2: submariner v seamaster

Nov 23, 2022,00:08 AM

Well the Reverso v Tank was a result I was not expecting, I thought it would be more closely fought, but it was a landslide for the Reverso.

So onto the battle of the divers 

Rolex Submariner v Omega Seamaster 

Rolex Submariner 

The original, most imitated, and the blueprint for all the rest, Blancpain may gave something to say about it, but the Fifty Fathoms sadly didn’t have the continuity. 

You really can’t miss the Submariner, its such an icon. In continuous production the great great great grandchildren show the family DNA from the first generation.

It really is a cult classic. 

Omega Seamaster 

Say Submariner, and everyone knows exactly what it is, Seamaster, well you’re forgiven for asking which one

To really understand the name Seamaster, you need to think of it as Oyster, that is pertaining to a waterproof watch.

But in 1957 the Seamaster 300 was born, as proper scuba diver watch.

Like the Submariner the design evolved, and turns into the asymmetric case versions, and perhaps you could argue an aesthetically more pleasing watch.

The Seamaster 300 faded away in the 1970’s, and re-emerged in the 80’s as the Seamaster 200. An integrated bracelet version, which just wasn’t in the game to be honest.

But it all changed in the 90’s and hence why this isn’t a one way game.
The co-operation of 007 and a modern quite striking design and blue livery helped create a modern legend. Omega hit the bullseye 🎯 

Just like the Sub, the Seamaster 300 has continuously evolved. 
Omega being Omega though, still manage to create 3 different divers Watch lines. You could argue variety is the spice of life.

So which gets to play in the next round?

Vote now till Thursday midnight gmt!

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Sorry I call a tie!

 By: gregcarraram3 : November 23rd, 2022-00:11

I own a seamaster and I love it, BUT...

 By: andrea~ : November 23rd, 2022-00:33
I also own a black bay 58 which is basically a sub. I love both brands and I appreciate what their strengths and weaknesses are. I can't call it, but here's what I'll say: if I could only wear one watch, the sub would be my choice among these two, while w... 

Sub for me.

 By: toddg : November 23rd, 2022-00:52
It is the gateway watch for so many.

Surely no contest here; the Sub all the way.

 By: Jay (Eire) : November 23rd, 2022-01:48
Am also somewhat surprised with the prior result; not quite Saudi v Argentina but surprising nonetheless.

A smackdown…

 By: myles721 : November 23rd, 2022-02:43
I have to say I take slight exception with the set up. For me there are three distinct eras. So distinct that they are incomparable with each other. The first being pre 1970. Pre 1970 I have to give it to Rolex on Bond alone….but also on their ad campaign... 


 By: oyster case : November 23rd, 2022-02:50

as much as I appreciate many early Omega seamasters

 By: keks : November 23rd, 2022-06:00
this one is no contest, Rolex all the way for me


 By: Bobbe : November 23rd, 2022-06:38

Which one?

 By: amanico : November 23rd, 2022-10:53

The sub in general 🙂

 By: Echi : November 23rd, 2022-12:17

Hehehe... ;)

 By: amanico : November 23rd, 2022-16:24

Thats a hard one

 By: Cookies : November 23rd, 2022-12:38
I sit on the fence on it. Rolex still makes the best clicking sensation for the bezel. Omega probably does a better ceramic bezel tech with the liquidmetal technology. The rolex ceramic bezel insert was reported to drop off (i saw a few pics of it on a ro... 

Sub hands down

 By: drphileasfogg : November 23rd, 2022-20:24

Sub for me.

 By: pmh6000 : November 23rd, 2022-22:52

If it's good enough for the SBS . . .

 By: Dr No : November 24th, 2022-19:21
. . . it's good enough . . . [photo credit: Nicolas] . . . for me. Even though the SBS swings both ways. 😌 ...  

Hello my friend. As much as I love Omega´s diving watches and recognize their past history and present high techonology in movements and great watches, my deep love is Submariners.

 By: Subexplorer : November 24th, 2022-20:10
My favorites in my collection: 5508 and 5513 models. A 1680 Red Sub is so nice too. Modern made Submariners with ceramic bezels are a bit too bling and masive on the wrist but no doubt the movements are much improved and I imagine that their case building...  

Caramba! :))))

 By: amanico : November 24th, 2022-20:58


 By: Subexplorer : November 25th, 2022-13:09

Wonderful creamy patina!

 By: Mike H : November 25th, 2022-10:44
Enjoy my friend!

Thanks a lot Mike!!

 By: Subexplorer : November 25th, 2022-13:09

Winner for me is the Sub, because of the 1680 Red Sub.

 By: CR : November 25th, 2022-04:08
Several years ago, I decided to look for 3 vintage Rolex references: a 1665 DRSD, an older 1675 GMT, and a 1680 Red Sub. I liked other references well enough, but I knew these three would be the only ones I'd actually wear. The 1680 is a home run. That be...  

I do!

 By: CR : November 25th, 2022-12:58

How cool!

 By: amanico : November 25th, 2022-15:13

By order of priority...

 By: Mike H : November 25th, 2022-10:42
Sub, Sub, Sub !