Marine Tunnel Rat
I agree with you whole heartedly. I own a 16610 Sub which sits comfortably in a safety deposit box as an inheiritance for my oldest boy.Intellectually I understand what the Rolly represents in expenditure, history and legacy, R & D, and prestige. But I cannot deny that the Tissel is the prettier piece in your comparison. It seems to be the bargain of the century to me
Thanks for introducing us to this new brand Chazman - great find! Really helpful review and photos.What I find striking is just how well the Tisell looks compared to the Rolex, if anything can be seen it is the Rolex's lack of AR on it's crystal. The bezel color seems to match better with the dial on Tisell also, or maybe that is just the lack of AR distorting the shading of the dial.
That's just about the same way as I feel, that's why I went with the Kermit instead of black version.Because the black submariner with the black bezel is so ubiquitous
That's the same model I have, the Kermit.I am really liking the look of this clone.
I stopped shopping for clone watches that don't have a noticeable difference from the original a while ago (more than a re-branded dial and whatnot), but considering what i have read from you and others, I might have to give one of these a try. I love the fact that it uses a Miyota 9015 over the usual seagull offerings. The nicer movement gives additional piece of mind, as I have had numerous sterile subs in the past that the movements crapped out long before anything else.
Anyway, on a whim I just ordered a black dial/green bezel version.
No it's not. They were released around the same time and were more or less developed concurrently.:capitulate::capitulate:
Then don't buy a Rolex, since the Submariner is a homage to the Blancpain 50 Fathoms.
Blancpain 50 fathoms was introduced in 1953, while the Rolex Sub was released in 1954. Those early models looked almost identical, I rest my case.No it's not. They were released around the same time and were more or less developed concurrently.
That's just another one of those urban myths that get perpetuated by the interwebs.
Nothing happens in a bubble.
Similar looks around at the same time does not always an homage makeBlancpain 50 fathoms was introduced in 1953, while the Rolex Sub was released in 1954. Those early models looked almost identical, I rest my case.