Rolex Hulk – the big, green, and mean brother of the Submariner!
Rolex launched the green variation of the Submariner collection in 2010. At the time of the launch, the watch catered only to those who opted for the unconventional bold green. Resultantly, Rolex manufactured only a few pieces as a limited edition. However, Rolex saw a subsequent increase in demand for the bright green watch; pushing Rolex to increase production and thereby, even the price. Adapting the same style, design, and features as the black date Submariner, the green variation famously derives the name Rolex Hulk for its superhero vibrant green.
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Rolex Submariner Hulk
Before we move on to the alternatives of the Rolex Hulk, let’s look at what sets the Rolex Submariner Hulk apart. In the year 2003, Rolex unveiled the M16610LV marking fifty successful years of introducing this diving range. This model displayed a green bezel with a black dial. Ensuring its success, Rolex launched the M116610LV with a radiant bold green bezel and ceramic green dial as we know it today. In this time, the Rolex Pepsi and Coke broke records, setting up the base for the Hulk edition to be a commemorative triumph.
With an incredible resistance to scratches, the Rolex Hulk comes with a water resistance of 1000 ft. Appealing to the inner child in every man, the Rolex Hulk checks all boxes for a big, mean, and green watch, much like the Incredible Hulk. Don’t let the design fool you, for its Oystersteel encasing will ensure durability and longevity. The face of the dial boldly displays the date at 3 o’clock, enclosed in a 40 mm case dial. Above all, the Submariner, to date, remains a benchmark for diving watches, and for this season, even a second hand Rolex Hulk can set you off by 18,000 USD, at the least.
Rolex Hulk Alternatives
Given that owning a Rolex isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, we list some affordable to luxury alternatives to the Rolex Hulk. In not any particular order, these watches below offer a range of use, design, and features, that cater to different occasions, based on the price.
Seiko Prospex 3rd Gen “Sumo”
Available at almost a fraction of the Rolex’s price, the Seiko Prospex adapts the similar green dial and bezel. Set up in 1881, Seiko displays over a century worth of knowledge and expertise on affordable watchmaking. The Prospex 3rd Gen Sumo, more particularly, is a good alternative to the Rolex Hulk.
Powered with a Cal. 6R35 automatic-self-wind with hand-wind mechanism, the Prospex Sumo showcases a similar dial to the Rolex, with a date window at 3 o’clock. Additionally, this timepiece comes with about 660 ft water resistance, perfect for diving and swimming. With a 45 mm case diameter, this Seiko will not eat into your savings!
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Invicta Men’s Pro Diver Quartz Watch
Famous for producing homage and alternatives to luxury watches, Invicta has something for everyone. The Pro Divers 30020 model adorns the green bezel and dial, but with a small design variation. If you are looking for a super affordable alternative to the Rolex Hulk for everyday wear, Invicta can meet your needs.
Equipped with a quartz movement, the 30020 comes with a unidirectional bezel and water resistance up to 330 ft. Designed with a 43 mm case diameter, the face of the dial displays a wave-like design around the hour markings. With a similar date window at 3 o’clock, this Invicta does the trick if you are looking for a versatile green watch.
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Fossil Men’s FB-03
This American fashion brand, Fossil, founded in 1984 produces stylish and durable watches. The Fossil FB-03 comes in different color variations, however, the green shade is a close alternative to the Rolex Hulk. In addition to the green bezel and dial, Fossil also offers a dual chronograph functionality.
Resultantly, the face of the watch flaunts three sub-dials to read split second reading and an additional timezone. Also, the face of the watch proudly showcases a miniature date window between 4 and 5 o’clock. Powered by a Japanese movement, the timepiece comes with a water resistance of 330 ft, making it perfect for shallow water diving and swimming. With a 46 mm case dial, the fossil is for the bold and adventurous soul.
Read our review on Fossil here.
Oris Aquis Date Green Dial
Are you looking for an affordable luxury alternative to the Rolex Hulk? Look no more, for the Oris Aquis Green Dial is unique, yet similar to its Rolex counterpart. With a water resistance of 1000 ft, the timepiece comes powered with Caliber 733, self-winding automatic movement.
This watch is unique because of its dual-tone green on the bezel and the dial. The date window is located at 6 o’clock and the sapphire glass ensures scratch resistance. With 38 hours of power reserve, Oris maintains its reputation as a Swiss-made brand, thereby attracting a loyal fan base.
Check out our review on Oris here.
Bulova Special Edition Oceanographer Green
Bulova’s take on the Rolex Hulk comes with a small twist. Unlike the Rolex, the Bulova Oceanographer offers a rather darker green on the dial and the bezel comes with a dual-tone green and black. This special edition, purpose-made for snorkeling and shallow water diving, enjoy water-resistance of 666 ft.
ISO certified this timepiece comes built with a self-winding mechanical movement with a 42-hour power reserve. Similar to Rolex, the date window exists at 3 o’clock. However, features on the face of the dial encapsulate Bulova’s own styling and essence. Inexpensive, stylish, and unique, the Bulova Oceanographer is perfect if you are looking for a contemporary take on the Rolex Hulk.
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Mathey-Tissot Vintage GMT
Swiss-made watch, famous for precision, craftsmanship, and quality, Mathey-Tissot offers an interesting alternative to the Rolex Hulk. More particularly, the H903BBV takes inspiration from the Rolex but puts forth its own adaptation. For instance, the brand delicately harmonizes a gold shade on the exterior bezel ring and along with the bracelet, thereby, giving the watch a very sophisticated look.
Equipped with a quartz movement, this timepiece comes coated with a luminous hand for legible reading in the darkness. Moreover, the unidirectional bezel and 330 ft water resistance come enclosed in a 42 mm case dial. The “Swiss made” engraving on the dial promises sturdiness in an affordable adaptation of the Rolex Hulk.
Read our review on Mathey-Tissot here!
Rotary Super 7 Scuba ‘Hulk’
Established in 1895 in Switzerland, the brand Rotary allures the interest of watch lovers for its keen attention to details and over a century worth of watchmaking proficiency. Notably, the Rotary Super 7 Scuba celebrates the brand’s British legacy, given that the Rotary catered watches to the British Army during the Second World War.
The Super 7 Scuba, wrapped in a 44 mm case diameter comes equipped with Miyota 8205 movement. With 1000 ft water resistance, this timepiece is tailor build for scuba diving, as the name itself suggests. The hour markings and the hands coated with a luminous pip ensures clear reading when 1000 ft underwater. In the same vein as the Rolex, the Super 7 Scuba showcases a bright green dial and bezel, and a date window at 3 o’clock. Additionally, the watch also provides a day window adjacent to the date window, and a 42-hour power reserve.
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Based in Tokyo, Citizen watches have an affordable alternative for almost all luxury watches. For this article, we focus on Citizen Vintage Brycen Sport. Powered by Citizen’s Eco-Drive technology, this timepiece combines Rolex’s distinguishable features and Citizen’s styling.
Housing caliber J810, the timepieces showcases a 43 mm case dial and water resistance up to 333 ft. Resultantly, this timepiece works well for shallow water diving and snorkeling, or even just spending a day on the beach. Moreover, Citizen adapts the green unidirectional bezel and ceramic green dial, with a date window at 3 o’clock.
To know more about the eco-drive technology and review of the brand, click here.
Loreo Men’s Self Winding GMT
This alternative is for those looking for a timepiece purely based on looks and style, and not on functionality and features. Loreo sells super affordable luxury alternatives for daily wear. With a single glance at this watch, you can mistake it for a Rolex Hulk. Drawing heavy influence from the Rolex, the Loreo Self-Wining GMT displays a date window at 3 o’clock, along with a radiant green bezel and dial.
Furthermore, this timepiece comes with 650 ft water resistance and luminous hands for reading time in the dark. A synthetic sapphire protects against basic scratches. All these features and more at a super affordable rate. In addition to the green shade, the brand also offers a black dial with green, blue, and black bezels, for those looking at a Rolex Submariner alternative.
Made in the USA, the Pantor Sealion boasts of an automatic helium vault at 9 o’clock to allow for deep-sea diving. Resultantly, underwater pressure will not affect the accuracy of the watch. To this extent, this timepiece comes with 999ft of water resistance. Powered with Japanese CAL.NH35A automatic self-winding movement, the timepiece displays a bright green unidirectional bezel and ceramic green dial.
With a date window at 3 o’clock, the Pantor Sealion works well as an affordable alternative to the Rolex Hulk, which not only fits the bill as a diving watch but also a stylish dress watch. Moreover, this timepiece comes in a 42 mm case diameter and Swiss-made C3 super luminova for an ultimate nighttime reading. Additionally, the packaging for the watch also provides a rubber strap that allows you to interchange with the stainless steel effortlessly.
Kronsegler Mariana Trench
A departure from the typical hulk watches with a stainless steel bracelet and a simple face, the Kronsegler Mariana Trench offers a unique design. Mainly because the timepiece features a rose gold 46 mm case, paired with a green dial and a green nylon strap. Made in Glashütte, Switzerland, the brand carries a certain weight for its quality and assurance.
The face of the dial, too, possesses a rather interesting design. Out of the three sub-dials, one features a compass, the second, showcases the logo, and the third displays the date. Consequently, this watch caters to the sailing soul. Resistant up to almost 660 ft, this timepiece fits the bill if you are looking to spend a few days boating or sailing.
Last on our list, is an Italian luxury alternative to the Rolex Hulk. Founded in 1927, Salvatore Ferragamo is part of a luxury goods company. With the change in times, the brand adapts to contemporary style, while retaining the traditional essence of watchmaking. The Men’s FF3270015, more particularly, offers a stylish take on the Rolex Hulk. With a dual-tone silver and rose gold strap and watch case, paired with a green aluminum bezel and dial, the timepiece looks and true to the vision of the brand.
On the face of the dial, the date window is located at 3 o’clock, and gold markings to compliment the dual-tone. Additionally, the hours and hands marked in white, come coated with luminous dip for nighttime reading. Powered with Ronda 715 Swiss Quartz, the timepiece offers water resistance up to 660 ft.
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Omega Seamaster Green Dial
Looking for a Rolex like price range but a different brand? Then, Omega offers perfect luxury alternatives with an equivalent quality and perfection. The Omega Seamaster collection unveiled a timepiece with a green dial and green bezel, made especially for divers.
Built with a 41 mm case diameter, the timepiece comes with 1000 ft water resistance. However, unlike the Rolex, this Omega adorns a green leather strap, offering a wholesome bold green design. Moreover, the timepiece, built with Chronometer Calibre 8913, receives a Master Chronometer certification for its accuracy and precision. Above all, the brand offers a five-year warranty on all Omega watches for all manufacturing defects and damages. With this model, Omega harmonizes contemporary design with luxury to offer a standout piece, worthy as the Rolex Hulk.