Sorry folks, when it comes to silly prices on popular modern copy watches, the Hulk is the poster child of ridiculousness. Yes, I am a traditionalist and, therefore, I like my Subs sans date and Henry Ford style. This means that I’d take a Submariner in any color as long as it’s black. Now, the green ceramic bezel copy Rolex Submariner 116610LV does look ok in certain lighting. I especially enjoy it when the lights are off at midnight. To me, this watch is gimmicky and borderline cheesy.
Ah, “but Rolex was doing green well before the others caught on,” you say in a snide hipster voice. Green is the brand color, indie rockers, so I don’t think this had anything to do with clairvoyance. Anyhow, the Hulk smashed its way out of the catalog in favor of a new watch with a cringe-worthy nickname (the Starbucks) and, as a result, prices are silly. Figure on something around 20 grand for one of these silly Submariners from your friendly neighborhood huckster.
Or you could buy: If you’re jonesing for a Rolex dive watch with a date window, why not turn your attention to just about any Sea-Dweller? For whatever reason, the black dial replica Rolex Sea-Dweller rarely makes it onto the shortlist of popular modern watches, but I think that will change at some point. Granted, recent models are also luxury goods with a strong case of overkill. Still, I like the fact that these watches are pretty focused, but they still give the wearer all the Submariner design characteristics.
Grab a decent high quality fake Rolex Sea-Dweller ref.16660 “transitional” (head to this informative article for some history) and take comfort that you’re buying a bit of an heirloom with some neat history. Whip that baby out at your next Williamsburg GTG at the local whiskey/mezcal/Tinto sherry speakeasy and watch your compatriots turn “green” with envy.