Watch What-If: Rolex Submariner

Watch What-If: Rolex Submariner

"Watch What-If" is a special column on aBlogtoRead.com that asks the playful question "what if an iconic watch you know and love was offered in a different style?" The idea embraces a good timepiece's core design and has fun by offering new colors and material concepts to stimulate your senses. These ideas may be provocative, artistic, or just plain silly. This is about fun, Photoshop, and the celebration of wrist watch design and experimentation. The original design we work off will always be at the bottom of the article. Ideas and comments are more than welcome. Enough response may even lead to a round two of design. You are also encouraged to suggest watches that make it into the Watch What-If section here on aBlogtoRead.com.

Watch What-Iffed: Rolex Submariner Ref 116610

  • Kris C

    This is a watch I generally think is about as overhyped and overpriced as they come – it was just in the envoius position of being in the right place at the right time first. It would not make my top 100 list of watches I’d like to own that I don’t currently.

    That being said, the carbon fiber dial with yellow accents is pretty neat. Too bad Rolex would never be that contemporary.

    • JohnnyJohnnyJohnny

      @Kris C I think you’ve missed the point, Kris.

      • Kris C

        @JohnnyJohnnyJohnny@Kris C

        think again, johnny

      • WallabeeKingpin

        @JohnnyJohnnyJohnny@Kris C haha this kid again. i just want to know one thing johnny- when you post comments on here, do you do it knowing that everyone who reads them thinks you are an idiot and you just don’t care or are you actually so mentally impaired that you think that people value and agree with you comments??

        • JohnnyJohnnyJohnny

          @WallabeeKingpin Are you his boyfriend?

        • WallabeeKingpin

          @JohnnyJohnnyJohnny What a rejoinder johnny! Your guile is clearly a force to be reckoned with. On a more serious note though, i am afraid that your fantasies are not to be fulfilled as I am not his boyfriend. This is the internet after all. By the way from looking at your profile picture i must say that your choice of wristwatch is quite apt for your budget.

        • JohnnyJohnnyJohnny

          @WallabeeKingpin Then why are you coming to his rescue?

        • JohnnyJohnnyJohnny

          @WallabeeKingpin Would you like me to put on something a little more sexy?

        • WallabeeKingpin

          @JohnnyJohnnyJohnny@WallabeeKingpin ha again with the puerile comments. you are like an annoying 12 year old. i am not gay. i was just pointing out how ill conceived and annoying every comment you post on here is. and you still haven’t answered my first question.

        • JohnnyJohnnyJohnny

          @WallabeeKingpin No-one here is going to judge you. If you give me your e-mail I’d be glad to send you something a little more “apt”.

        • WallabeeKingpin

          @JohnnyJohnnyJohnny i think you are getting a little upset. we all know that the guy who mentions someone else’s sexuality in every comment in an unrelated topic is more likely to be gay. anyways, i think ill pass on giving you my email address. Also i wont be responding to anymore of your posts so why don’t you get back to whatever snot-nose activities you do when you aren’t accusing everyone on the internet who doesn’t like you of being gay.

        • JohnnyJohnnyJohnny

          @WallabeeKingpin ‘Not responding’ is probably the smartest thing you can do at this point.

  • StephanLuber

    i ll be the first customer for the camouflage or black and yellow ones!!!

    • CG

      @StephanLuber
      Ditto on that!

      • StephanLuber

        @CG@StephanLuber

        Actually i ve made up my mind and will act before they re on the market, i have a pam 297 that s going to look just like that sub black and yellow in very little time (that s the easy one to do) and i m looking for someone to make me a camouflage sub (that might be a bit more complex for a good quality result)…

        • CG

          @StephanLuber
          Miniaturization of digital camo would have to be really precise, I’ve done it full scale on AR’s with mixed results but that small I wouldn’t even know how to approach it besides I’d have to stop drinking coffee and that’s not gonna happen! Ha!

        • StephanLuber

          @CG doesn t have to be a perfect match with this picture s camo, i guess it ll depend on what kind of process/painting/enamel/… is used for the dial, although the pixeled camo isn t that bad either

        • StephanLuber

          @CG i work sometimes with http://www.modernaddictivedesign.com to tune watches they already done things that put xdesign and other dlc users far at the back of the scene…

        • CG

          @StephanLuber
          I’ve always viewed Rolex as an “old man’s” watch brand and really never gave it another thought or even a consideration to purchase until the Milgauss 50th Anniversary issue. BTW thx for the link I’ll take a look. The digital camo is relatively new (5/6 years) for our U.S. Forces; I don’t follow camo patterns of other Nations but I’m sure some others are doing the same so a camo Rolex may appeal worldwide.

        • http://ablogtowatch.com admin

          Glad that camo one was a hit.

  • mianos

    This reminds me very much of Hublot and the way they make the big bang in all sorts of combinations. Initially I though they were reproductions but they were not. You can get the same effect as above by going to google image search and clicking on the colour buttons on the left:

    http://www.google.com.au/search?q=hublot+big+bang&hl=en&rlz=1C1GGGE_enAU415AU416&tbs=ic:specific,isc:red&tbm=isch&prmd=imvns&source=lnt&sa=X&ei=hCjQToqZHueciAfQn_XXDg&ved=0CBgQpwU&biw=1207&bih=736

    As to the Rolex, how about a 45mm LV sub with a thinner body but keep the bezel the same width. Maybe in Ti with the CF face like above. Maybe a matching Ti grey ceramic band with a a glide-lock clasp.

  • shinytoys

    Well that was certainly in the Thanksgiving Spirit…I’ll take a black and yellow one with carbon face and titanium bracelet…preferable on a Daytona….I’d also like a Bugatti Veyhron, same color please…

  • shinytoys

    It’s high time Rolex gets a little “louder” with design, and shake a bit of that stodgy image…a new slogan for sales that would be an attention grabber…”Run Buck Naked Wild”…The New Rolex !!!! CEO’s everywhere would be clutching their collective chests :)

  • GeoffBot

    Bamford & Sons’ and Project X’s Rolex DLC customisations are very popular and for good reason – they are awesome. I wonder if Rolex will buy them out like Mercedes did AMG, or just offer the service themselves. They really should…

    • NWP

      @GeoffBot

      Plus 1000 on that! A DLC sub from Rolex would be on my wrist in a heartbeat.

  • GeoffBot

    I urge more people to reply (on-topic) so that this column continues. I think its a really fun idea and would like to see more. AP Royal Oak, maybe?

    • http://ablogtowatch.com admin

      Thanks Geoff. We will consider it, and glad you like the idea.

  • ChexyChonna

    I love the pink rolex submariner! Such a cute color. I would love to have it as a new gift

  • VisheshKumar

    The PVD submariner in yellow and black is awesome, its like the Pittsburgh Steelers!

    Replica Rolex watches

  • VisheshKumar

    The black and yellow PVD submariner is amazing, I wish that watch existed. It reminds me of the Pittsburgh Steelers!

    The first watch the all stainless or white gold model could probably be custom designed by Swiss jewelers.

    http://www.replicagod.com

  • watchJohn

    I think the Rolex Submariner silver monotone and the black dial watches are beautiful time pieces are beautiful. They are both on my christmas list this year. I hope I score at least one of the two.

  • KOMI

    I actually really like the blue tone one. BEAUTIFUL! Great photoshop skills! What do you think beckertime 

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  • Chorgor

    Where can I buy the all black Rolex Submariner with yellow hands as the third photo shown above?

  • Chorgor

    This black and yellow submariner is real as I just saw a guy wearing it in Bangkok this afternoon.

  • Watch Dose

    Label Noir in Geneva is doing similar awesome designs but yours are really nice! http://www.labelnoirdesign.com

  • marvin1234

    Chorgor BLACKEN IN GERMANY.VERY EXPENSIVE.