Is There A 'Best Rolex Submariner Homage'? - Steinhart vs Squale vs Rolex Updated 2021
 

Is There A 'Best Rolex Submariner Homage'? - Steinhart vs Squale vs Rolex Updated 2021

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We sit down with three different takes on very similar watches - have your say in the comments below!

What do you think about homage watches?’ A question which always results in interesting responses from watch enthusiasts. Most homages available today are of Rolex models. Sure in the past few years popular steel watches have become homaged with the Nautilus and the Royal Oak being most noticeable, but Rolex is still #1. And which model is king in the Rolex family? Yes, it’s the Submariner.

Today we wanted to look at three different types of Submariners and directly compare them to each other. Watches featured in this article include:

  • The Squale Y1545 20 Atmos - £430 (approx.)
  • The Steinhart Ocean 1 Black Aluminium - £335 (approx.)
  • The Rolex Submariner 16610 from 2008 - from £8,000.

The Squale vs Steinhart vs Rolex Submariner - Image Credit: WatchGecko Online Magazine

 
Regular price
$24.00 USD
Regular price
$76.00 USD
Sale price
$24.00 USD
Flat Links Version Berwick Stainless Steel Watch Strap - Silver
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Are any of the watches high quality? How do features like their black dial, cyclops and finishing compare?

They say a picture speaks a thousand words so we're going to let the pictures do the talking and let you form an opinion on the watches based purely on visuals. Don't worry though, we have a few things to say about homage watches in an upcoming article. Oh, and on the closer shots where a brand name or logo isn't visible, we won't label the watch shown so you can try and work out which model it is based on the quality.

Which lug do you think is the best quality? - Image Credit: WatchGecko Online Magazine

Which lug do you think is the best quality? - Image Credit: WatchGecko Online Magazine

Which lug do you think is the best quality? - Image Credit: WatchGecko Online Magazine

The Rolex Submariner dial - Image Credit: WatchGecko Online Magazine

Which bracelet does this belong to? - Image Credit: WatchGecko Online Magazine

 

Which bracelet does this belong to? - Image Credit: WatchGecko Online Magazine

3 different watches, 3 different cyclops which is the best? - Image Credit: WatchGecko Online Magazine

3 different watches, 3 different cyclops which is the best? - Image Credit: WatchGecko Online Magazine

3 different watches, 3 different cyclops which is the best? - Image Credit: WatchGecko Online Magazine

The Squale Y1545 20 Atmos - Image Credit: WatchGecko Online Magazine

 
Regular price
$58.00 USD
Regular price
$128.00 USD
Sale price
$58.00 USD
Diver's Vintage Rivet Berwick Stainless Steel Watch Strap - Silver / Gold
Sale

Which handset do you think is the best? - Image Credit: WatchGecko Online Magazine

Which handset do you think is the best? - Image Credit: WatchGecko Online Magazine

Which handset do you think is the best? - Image Credit: WatchGecko Online Magazine

A detailed look at the indices on these Submariners - Image Credit: WatchGecko Online Magazine

A detailed look at the indices on these Submariners - Image Credit: WatchGecko Online Magazine

A detailed look at the indices on these Submariners - Image Credit: WatchGecko Online Magazine

The Squale Y1545 20 Atmos - Image Credit: WatchGecko Online Magazine

 

Which bezel does this belong to? - Image Credit: WatchGecko Online Magazine

Which bezel does this belong to? - Image Credit: WatchGecko Online Magazine

Which bezel does this belong to? - Image Credit: WatchGecko Online Magazine

 

The Steinhart Ocean 1 - Image Credit: WatchGecko Online Magazine

 
Let us know your thoughts on homage watches as a whole in the comments below...

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Tim Vaux

About the Author: Tim Vaux

I don't think I can remember a time in my life when watches weren't in my life. I've been writing about watches online for a handful of years now, enjoying every moment of it. I'm passionate about experiencing the world of watches and translating those experiences via articles and images for the wider audience to consume.

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