Are Steinhart watches built better than Rolex? 

Rolex Submariner

The Rolex Submariner is one of the most famous, if not the most famous, watch models around.

Even outside the watch community, this timepiece needs no introduction. It also goes to say that it has one of the most copied designs. That being said, consumers have a lot of options when it comes to its homage watches. Here is the finest watch on earth.


I’ve handled two of my friend’s Submariners the last few weeks at work…I have never been MORE sure or MORE secure in my Steinhart purchases. Seriously, I could not believe what I was seeing and feeling on the submariners. In my brain, i thought: dear friend cling to the heritage and rich history & legacy. But Hodinkee, CEO BEN CLYMER himself cannot convince me of Rolex being superior in build quality. Do you want to own a watch from the greatest watch company in the world? Buy a Rolex. Do you want to own one of the best-built watches in the world right now? Buy a Steinhart.

Steinhart Ocean One

Steinhart Ocean One Why is it good?

Perhaps the Steinhart Ocean One is the highest quality Submariner homage watch you will ever see. Although it may be hard to believe, there are some instances where one would prefer this model to the glorious Sub. Indeed, many enthusiasts have spoken a lot of good words about this model.

As far as appearances go, it goes without saying that the Steinhart Ocean One looks like the Submariner from the color, way up to the Mercedes’s hands. It also has a cyclops that has a 1.5 times magnification instead of Rolex’s 2.5 times. Apart from that, it has a screw-down crown and an impressive build that gives it an impressive water resistance rating of 300m.

The Steinhart Ocean One definitely nailed the looks. Steinhart also succeeded in making the watch a beauty in the performance department. It uses the ETA 2824-2 movement, which is a known Swiss workhorse caliber. The movement has impressive specifications and even offers a smooth sweep of the second hand. Overall, the calibre’s timekeeping is accurate and dependable.

So far, Steinhart has received nothing but good comments from watch lovers around the globe. This is why you can never go wrong with the Steinhart Ocean One if you’re looking for a cheaper alternative to the Rolex Sub.

Steinhart Ocean One Specs:

  • Case material: Stainless steel
  • Case dimensions: 42mm
  • Movement: Automatic
  • Power reserve: 40 hours
  • Water resistance: 300m

In time for our ten-year anniversary and after more than three years of development, our new hand-wound movement for our premium segment has now reached completion. And since a number of our own design performance and manufacturing have been incorporated into the caliber through us and our Swiss partners, we think it deserves its own name: We are proud to present to you on this page our STEINHART ST.1 Premium in three color options.

     ST. 1 Premium Gold                                              
 ST. 1 Premium Silver                                  
ST. 1 Premium Black


  • Base caliber ETA Unitas 6497-1, 16 1/2”
  • 17 jewels
  • 18,000 vibrations per hour
  • 3/4-bridge with escape wheel island of our own production Radial, decentralized Geneva stripes
  • Pallet fork bridge pearled
  • Two-spoke screw balance
  • Bevelled swan-neck fine adjustment of our own production
  • Skeletonized and brushed ratchet wheel
  • Perlage under the ratchet wheel

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