“You’re looking at the Rolex Submariner. For years, it’s been standard gear for submariners, frogmen, and all who make their living on the seas. We built it with an easy-reading revolving bezel around the face to tell you elapsed time in murky waters. And we built it big, because underneath its unlovely stainless steel exterior, pressureproof to 110 fathoms, it’s actually a full 26-jewel chronometer, guaranteed accurate by an Official Swiss Institute for Chronometer Tests. The Rolex Submariner runs $210 (with authentic Rolex bracelet) at fine jewelry shops.

Other waterproof, self-winding Rolex chronometers from $175.”

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Jason Pitsch
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Jason Pitsch is the Founder of Professional Watches. He appreciates good design and engineering in everything from architecture to automobiles to cameras to clothing. Yet his focus for the past decade has remained consistent on covering just one type of craftsmanship: watchmaking.