Many photos have surfaced of podcaster, comedian, UFC commentator and former host of the reality show ‘Fear Factor’, Joe Rogan, wearing watches of all sorts.
He wears mostly G-Shocks, presumably for their durability, functionality, and lack of pretension.
Recently, however, he’s been spotted mixing up what he wears on his wrist. He has even been seen wearing some heavy hitting mechanical timepieces, such as the Panerai Submersible, and a few more we’ll be discussing.
Why Did Joe Rogan Start Wearing Mechanical Watches?
It’s not totally clear what led Joe Rogan to break out from his comfort zone of G-Shocks. It’s likely, however, that it might’ve been inspired by The Joe Rogan Experience #1102 during his talk about mechanical watches with Matt Farah, who has a watch podcast of his own.
On this podcast, it seemed that Matt Farah’s enthusiasm about the mechanical innards and engineering ingenuity of mechanical watches was enough to spark a fascination in Joe.
Watches aren’t just a status symbol, after all.
“I love the fact that people are so creative. That they can figure out how to do things like this, on something like a watch. I’m in love with it. It’s amazing… Dude… I had no idea people are doing this.”Joe Rogan on the HYT Skull Bad Boy from Joe Rogan Experience #1102
Watches Joe Rogan Wears
G-Shock Mudmaster GG-1000-1A3
Comedian Brian Redban posted this photo of Joe Rogan wearing a G-Shock Mudmaster GG-1000-1A3 back in 2018.
In the aforementioned episode of Joe’s podcast with Matt Farah, Joe humbly admits he’s wearing the $300 G-Shock shown above after Matt shows off his impressive $10,000 Grand Seiko.
Matt proceeds to defend the brand, explaining that G-Shock is “every watch guy’s tool watch.”
It’s true! Why risk dinging up your Rolex when putting away dishes or working on a car, or doing anything else requiring physical activity? Almost every watch collector should have some sort of beater watch in their collection and a G-Shock is one of the best. Plus, its very fitting for Joe’s active lifestyle.
Panerai Submersible PAM024
Joe Rogan has been spotted interviewing multiple UFC fighters wearing a Panerai Submersible, which looks to be the legendary Panerai PAM024.
The Panerai PAM024 is a massive and masculine watch with a 44m diameter. It features a crown guard protector, a signature trait of Panerai’s watches, that pronounces past the case of the watch and adds to the bulk.
Although he’s not the tallest man at only 5’7″, he’s very athletic and has the dimensions to pull it off.
Rolex Deepsea Sea-Dweller with D-Blue Dial
In a talk with Elon Musk on episode #1169 of the Joe Rogan Experience, Joe mentions that he owns a Rolex that has been gifted to him by a friend.
He talks about how he loves the mechanical aspect of watches, that they don’t run on batteries.
Though on that same note, he also complained about the inaccuracy of his mechanical Rolex, running about 5 minutes fast every couple of months, which is relatively normal for a watch with a mechanical movement.
It’s unclear exactly which watch Joe was referencing in this episode, but he has been spotted wearing a Rolex Deepsea D-Blue in a UFC post-fight interview.
The Deepsea D-Blue is 44mm in diameter and an absolute tank of a watch. It’s like a beefier and heftier version of the classic Rolex that was made in 2014 to commemorate James Cameron’s historic dive to the deepest point on earth back in 2012.
It seems to be a celebrity favorite. In addition to James Cameron, it’s also been seen on a long list of celebrities including actor/director Sylvester Stallone, celebrity chef Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro and former member of the band Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dave Navarro.
Casio Pro Trek PRG-650YBE-3
In that same interview with Elon Musk, he also mentioned he’s wearing a Casio Pro Trek wristwatch that appears to be a Pro Trek PRG-650YBE-3.
He mentions that he loves the fact that it’s solar powered and an “outdoors” watch. I’m assuming he’s referring to the overall combination of durability and functionality.
Though not a true dive watch, the Pro Trek has 100-meter water resistance, suitable for most general aquatic activities. It also has a durable stainless steel bezel, a triple sensor altimeter/barometer, compass and thermometer features included. To top it all off, its LED-backlit display makes it very legible even in low light outdoor situations.
Joe is an avid hunter and my guess is this is the watch he brings for those long outdoor trips.
Breitling SuperOcean Heritage 46
At yet another UFC post-fight interview, Joe Rogan was spotted wearing a Breitling SuperOcean Heritage 46, a watch that is pure class.
Fans have speculated this is a watch Russel Peters gave him as a gift, though Joe himself never actually specified.
There’s no way I’d be able to get away wearing a watch this large (46mm) with my mere 7-inch wrists. But it’s obvious Joe has a preference for larger, sportier dive watches, and I think he pulls it off very nicely.
Well, there you have it, folks. From durable tool watches to humongous sporty divers, Joe knows his taste in watches and is sticking to it. I hope you’ve enjoyed this look at Joe Rogan’s watch collection as much as I enjoyed writing it. He’s one of my favorite podcasters so this was a real treat for me.