I fooled around with one at a dealer a few weeks ago. I was really impressed. The funny thing was that as I was looking at it, I kept thinking it had a Seiko vibe to it. Almost like if you went to the Seiko engineers, gave them a Rolex Sub and said "update this" this is what they would have done.
As nice as that Deep Sea is, it's expensive too.
While I was looking at it, the salesman started to brag to me about the new ratcheting clasp that it used...he was telling me it was a Rolex invention...I smiled, took off my Seiko, showed him my ratcheting clasp and said...."I don't think Rolex invented that concept."
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I've never handled any Rolex model - seen them in person, certainly, but handled them --- nope! Well, one exception - a Daytona that may or may NOT have been authentic, so I'm not counting it. [It belongs to our vet (well, really our dog's vet). He bought it on the street in Cebu some years ago - he needed a watch & just got it as something affordable to tell time! Didn't even know what a "Daytona" was!!]
I do have to say that goes for a lot of the hi-end Swiss brands [for me]. Seen them in person [either in store or on owner's wrist], but never physically handled them - either didn't want the store personnel to "get any ideas" [that I was going to shell out anything even close to what they wanted] or didn't know the wearer/owner well enough to ask permission to "handle" it!! :>)
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