Stuff magazine reveals its 25 most iconic watches

First published: 23-08-2010

A Rolex Submariner from 1953 and a 1983 edition of a Casio G-Shock have both made it into a gadget magazine's 25 most iconic watches.

Stuff magazine has listed what it sees as the greatest timepieces to be created, though the list is in no particular order, so watch fans can pick their own favourite from the list.

The 1953 Rolex Submariner was the first watch in this category for the company, as well as being the only watch at the time to guarantee a 100 metre waterproof depth. Its legacy still lives on today, with the most recent edition now able to withstand depths of up to 300 metres.

Meanwhile, the DW-5000C was the first G-Shock watch to be released by Casio, offering a digital face and plastic case and strap, two features that were still uncommon for a timepiece at its release in 1983.

The article states: "We love our watches at Stuff. There is a wealth of horological variety out there, but only a handful of true classics."

Other timepieces making the list included a Breitling Navitimer from 1952 and the 1957 Hamilton Electric 500 Ventura, the first electric watch.


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