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The Cooper Submaster Automatic features in Iconic Alternatives' Best Budget Style Finds March 2nd 2021


The kind of watch worn by hairy chested Secret Agents, former SBS types with easy smiles and big, heavy swinging b***s of stainless steel...


The Submaster has some special design details that make it truly unique as a vintage dive watch. The two most noticeable differences are in the hands and bezel insert. The indices and hands are strongly lumed with Super Luminova.  The Submaster lacks a traditional Mercedes hour hand and instead has a broad and stubby sword hand, and the bezel insert has individual minute markers going all around the bezel (120 click), rather than just from 0-15.  The watch is equipped with an upgraded solid stainless steel jubilee bracelet. Solid stainless steel case (standard 40mm size, thickness 13mm approximately, 48mm lug to lug) with Miyota 8215 automatic movement, black dial, screwdown case back, screwdown crown, 20mm lugs, fully upgraded scratch resistant crystal glass.  The dial size is 30.5mm.  Watch weight with all links in place 130 grams.  Fully waterproof to 200m/ 666ft pressure tested.


"A great watch" 
Great value, nice build, accurate and classic design, all in all top notch.
31/10/2013 - Don65


"submaster automatic looks fantastic and is truly an excellent product"
thank you for your prompt delivery. the submaster automatic looks fantastic and is truly an excellent product .I am a collector of fine watches,simply very good value for money !
13/08/2013 - Angus


"Superb Watch" 
I purchased the Submaster Automatic from you in mid August 2013,It,s a superb watch. I have worn this very faithful watch every day and keeps brilliant time loses about 3-10 seconds every 24 hours not bad !! The Rolex/Tudor Heritage Black Bay watch is similar in looks,probably does the same thing. "Well done Alexander Cooper"
21/11/2013 - Angus


"I won this watch on a popular watch forum. When I got the watch I was immediately impressed with the looks of this watch. I've never had a watch with the nato strap and was not sure how it would feel on my wrist. But to my surprise it feels great. I will be adding a strap like this on a couple of my other watches. The watch itself is impressive! Great lume on the hands... for the quality and accuracy of this watch you would expect to pay much more. Great job Cooper!"
10/06/2013 - Steve


"I have a large collection of watches and have put this watch through its paces over the last few weeks. I have been swimming, canoeing, cycling and climbing and had no problems. It is a good value watch that is surprisingly accurate for an automatic +/- 10 secs a day Not a bad watch to look at too."
03/06/2013 - Allan  

"reminds me of the MKII Series 300 model. I like the sword hands and your price is much better than his at $1800. " - CL


"I thought I'ld let you know my impressions of your watch after a couple of weeks of wearing it.Overall I really enjoy wearing this watch - much much more than I initially anticipated .  It's a handsome beast, the legibility is great, the hands shape and size look just right, the lume is fantastic and I love the way light dances around the different elements of the dial, the chapter ring, the bezel and the case.All in all a very attractive and highly wearable watch, and really good value for money." - BM


"Overall build quality seems good to me, solid endlinks are always a wonderful thing" - A customer, Switzerland, July 2020


"Nice clean design." - M  


"A fitting alternative to the likes of the Seiko SKX with Mil Sub aesthetics."

"The Submaster auto may possibly be the world's best tool watch." - JP, USA


"Just to let you know the Submaster Automatic hasn't been off my wrist since it arrived!

It's a cracker." - RS, England  


""I've been wearing a Seiko SKX for years...My friends wear Rolex , Tag, Breitling , but the maintenance is too expensive for my appetite. Those brands are also too cliche. I want a good diver that's dependable." - BB, USA 

Cooper Submaster Automatic Divers Watch

SKU: sm8017
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