Which Watch Is Better? A Submariner or a Seamaster? Late 90s to Early 2000s Edition

P.J. IngenitoWatch Comparisons

I am frequently asked “Which watch is better, an Omega Seamaster or a Rolex Submariner?” and the answer is difficult and complex unless the inquirer is very clear about which models of the two watches they are comparing and what they want to get out of the watch. The first step to finding the answer is to realize is that all Submariners are not the same and all Seamasters are not the same. There are … Read More

Rolex Submariner 116610 vs 16610 Comparison

P.J. IngenitoWatch Comparisons53 Comments

The 16610 model of Submariner Date was discontinued in favor of the 116610 model Submariner Date, which is often referred to by its most notable feature as the ceramic bezel Submariner. So when discussing features, we should start with the bezel. This is the most exciting and visually accessible difference between the two models. The ceramic bezel (officially Cerachrom) insert is certainly interesting as a material. It is for most purposes scratch-proof unlike the 16610 … Read More

Swiss Dive Watch Photographs & Observations

Cory BerryWatch Comparisons, Watch Tips2 Comments

It is no secret, we sell a lot of dive watches here at Bernard Watch. Like an SUV and rugged terrain, many “professional” dive watches will never see their way around a SCUBA suit or inside a diving bell. Also like an SUV, they are tough and built to withstand the elements. This makes them a great every-day watch! Just about every major Swiss brand offers a diver’s watch of some sort. For this blog … Read More

Rolex Sea-Dweller DEEPSEA Fake Vs. Real Comparison 116660

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Rolex Sea-Dweller DEEPSEA Real vs. Fake Comparison 116660

We received a high-quality replica (fake) DEEPSEA today. We will be shipping it back to the person who tried to sell it to us. Below, you will find some of our observations on differences between the genuine 116660 and the fake. In the above photo, the only thing that really stands out is the clasp extension on the fake doesn’t lay flush inside the clasp. The print on any real Rolex is going to be … Read More

Omega Seamaster Overview of Modern Models

Cory BerryWatch Comparisons, Watch Knowledge70 Comments

The Omega Seamaster was originally introduced in 1947. Today’s Aqua Terra bears the closest resemblance to the original with a dressier (yet, sporty) look, but it has still evolved quite a bit since then. In this post, we will discuss the 3 main Seamaster lines of today (since 1994 to be more specific): The Seamaster Professional, the Seamaster Planet Ocean, and the Seamaster Aqua Terra.

Omega is Gunning For Rolex

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Omega has been stepping up their game every year.  Their current incarnation of the  Seamaster Planet Ocean boasts a ceramic bezel and the reliable Omega 8500 Co-Axial caliber.  The Rolex Submariner still offers one of the best values for a rugged, yet sophisticated Swiss watch. View the conversation on Facebook

ETA automatic workhorses, the 2824 and 2892

Jeff BernardWatch Comparisons, Watch History, Watch Knowledge20 Comments

ETA is the largest supplier of movements in Switzerland. Currently about 80% of Swiss watches have ETA movements. ETA is owned by the Swatch Group conglomerate. Eta was formed in 1983 with the merger of ASUAG and SSIH. Prior to that ETA was Ebauches SA which was an alliance of the top three players in Swiss mechanical movements: A. Schild SA (AS or ASSA), Fabrique d’Horlogerie de Fontainemelon (FHF) and A. Michel AG. Ebauches SA … Read More

Fake Rolex Tell Tales – Submariner How To Spot a Fake

Jeff BernardWatch Comparisons, Watch Knowledge, Watch Tips1 Comment

If you are looking for a genuine Rolex Submariner to buy, please review our Rolex Submariner inventory. We had a gentleman come in one day to offer a Rolex two tone blue Submariner he had bought mail-order from someone in Florida. Original Rolex boxes and booklets accompanied the watch. Nice touch, it makes you want to let your guard down. This watch is a good counterfeit with most of the markings. When I picked up … Read More