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The Rolex Submariner: Not Just A Watch But A Piece of History

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More often than not, all successful fashion items are copied. The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner, because that’s its full name, is one of them, and for good reason. Or reasons, should I say.

The first reason is, of course, its quality. With Rolex, you really get what you pay for. Sure, there are lots of cheaper alternatives out there but if you’re not really sure which one to buy AND you have the money, a Rolex will never let you down.

The second reason is the history behind it. You see, it’s not just the name, Rolex. It’s also about WHO wore it.

Spotted below is captain Jacques Cousteau wearing one:

captain custeau wearing a rolex submariner

Here’s James Bond wearing it (the submariner has appeared in 11 Bond movies):

James-Bond-Rolex-Submariner

photo: thenewtraditionalists.com

And how about Che Guevarra?

che guevarra wearing a submariner

photo: stylereport.ro

A Rolex is a Rolex but just what makes the Submariner so unique?

The Submariner is designed first and foremost for sea lovers. It was the first watch guaranteed to work to a depth of 330 feet (or 100 meters), which was quite an accomplishment for sea lovers and swimmers back in 1953.

The ceramic bezel on this watch is not only extremely resistant, but also very stylish, as it comes in a variety of colors. Hint: you can match these with some other color in your outfit or you can leave it as a subtle drop of color in a monochromatic one.

Bottom line

If you can afford it, the Rolex Submariner is a great way to show elegance, power and good taste in accessories. It’s preferable that you have some sort of a connection with the sea or with swimming if you’re going to get one for yourself, though… because the Submariner is all about that. If you don’t, there’s always another Rolex to fit your needs.

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George Lavas

George is dedicated to fashion and style for men. Based between London and Tucson, Arizona he enjoys writing about lifestyle and fashion from both sides of the pond. George created BeStylish.org to help readers create a strong sense of style with minimum effort believing that everyone can look and feel good, all day, every day.

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