We all know Rolex is one of the most well-known watch brands around the world. We all also know that Rolex watches are quite cost-prohibitive. But did you know that Orient offers some really great and affordable alternatives to these very costly timepieces?
It’s true, and today we’ll take a look at a diver watch comparison to prove it: the Rolex Submariner versus the Orient Ray. Check them out.
First introduced in 1953, the Rolex Submariner diver watch set the bar (quite literally) for water-resistance at the time. The first Submariner boasted 100m water resistance, which marked a huge step for watchmaking moving forward.
In years following, Rolex patented the triple seal “Triplock” winding crown, enabling the Submariner to remain water resistant up to depths of 300m. Submariners are also recognized for the intense amounts of lume on their dials (an essential feature of any diver). This lume is complemented by other features on the watch face such as the Submariner’s signature hands and a cyclops window over the date calendar.
What do you think? Let’s check out Orient’s diver watch.
Fast becoming a favorite diver among Orient enthusiasts, the Ray is admired for its diver qualities, sporty yet clean look, and solid materials. With 200m water resistance and a significant amount of lume on the indices and watch hands, the Ray is certainly an equipped diver watch.
Often pinned as the “new Mako”, The Ray offers all the favorite features of the Orient Mako but slightly improved and upgraded. Some notable differences include more lume and larger watch hands.
Part of the Ray’s popularity also lies in its affordability. And at $230, it’s hard to argue with that sentiment.
What do you think? Would you rather wear a Submariner or a Ray? Leave us a comment!