Podcaster, comedian, UFC commentator, and former host of the reality show Fear Factor, Joe Rogan, has a growing fascination with watches, and a growing collection to match.
His collection consists of a variety of different brands that embody his personality and style perfectly including Rolex, Omega, Grand Seiko, Seiko, Panerai, Casio G-Shock, and Breitling.
In this article, we’ll be taking a closer look at each of the watches Joe has been seen wearing, or more evidently has in his personal collection.
Watches Joe Rogan Wears
Omega Speedmaster Chronograph Moonphase
In episode 1600 of the Joe Rogan Experience, Joe announces his favorite watch, in his collection… And generously GIFTS it to his podcast guest, Lex Friedman.
Joe goes on to discuss his excitement about how the moonphase complication shifts with the position of the moon, and the Speedmaster’s horological significance as the first watch to be worn on the moon.
I was on @joerogan‘s podcast yesterday, and had, on air, one of the most special moments of my life: Joe took off his favorite watch and gifted it to me. To have one of my heroes do that means more than I can put into words. I’m not worthy but I’ll work hard to live up to it.– Lex Friedman on being gifted Joe Rogan’s Omega Speedmaster in episode 1600
There’s no doubt Joe enjoyed that watch. It will be interesting to see if another Speedmaster finds its way into his collection to replace the one he has gifted.
Grand Seiko Spring-Drive SBGA229
Requiring a super keen eye to spot, Joe Rogan has been seen wearing what appears to be a Grand Seiko Spring-Drive SBGA229 during the UFC 245 weigh-in (see video below).
It’s likely that Joe was excited by his conversation with Matt Farah, who shared his excitement for the Grand Seiko’s zaratsu polishing and spring drive technology.
Seiko SLA033 ‘Captain Willard’
Joe Rogan is wearing what appears to be the Seiko SLA033, the faithful recreation of the 1970s ‘Captain Willard’ diver.
This perfectly embodies Joe’s style and preference for some no-nonsense, purpose-built tool watches (despite some of the more flashy pieces in his collection).
Omega Seamaster 007 James Bond
Joe obviously has a thing for divers, and few are more legendary than the Omega Seamaster. The particular Seamaster Joe has been seen wearing in Instagram photos is the James Bond No Time to Die celebratory release.
Thanks to the titanium used for the case and bracelet, this Seamaster is extremely lightweight coming in at only 96 grams. Its faux patina gives it a cool, aged charm, but still manages to maintain a timeless look.
The Omega Seamaster James Bond can be found for $8,000 – $10,500.
Rolex Deepsea Sea-Dweller
Joe Rogan has been spotted wearing the Rolex Deepsea Sea-Dweller “James Cameron” reference #116660 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.
The dial shifts from dark blue to black to represent the depths of the ocean and is worth upward of $15,000.
It seems to be a celebrity favorite. In addition to James Cameron, it’s also been seen worn by 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.
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Rolex Submariner No-Date
Another Rolex Joe has been seen wearing is the Submariner no-date, which appears to be either reference #114060 or #124060, and is worth upward of $12,500, depending on exactly which reference he’s wearing.
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. It’s possible this Submariner is the Rolex he’s referencing.
Though on that same note, he also complained about the inaccuracy of the Rolex, running about 5 minutes fast every couple of months, which is relatively normal for a watch with a mechanical movement, due to a daily variance of accuracy.
Another Rolex Joe has been spotted wearing in UFC interviews is the Yachtmaster 116622.
The 116622 was released in 1999 and has a strong stage presence, with its platinum dial, and the bezel formed from a combination of platinum and steel.
Depending on the condition, this Yachtmaster can sell for $12,000 or more.
Rolex Daytona 116509 White Gold
As we can see, Joe is not shy of Rolex as a brand. Another Rolex watch he owns is the black dial Daytona 116509 with white gold and arabic numeral hour markers.
Given the current huge demand for Daytonas and its use of precious metals, this particular Daytona is valued at over $40,000!
Casio G-Shock Mudmaster GG-1000-1A3
In the aforementioned episode of Joe’s podcast with Matt Farah, Joe humbly admits he’s wearing the $300 Casio G-Shock Mudmaster 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 expensive luxury watch when an indestructible G-Shock gets the job done? Almost every watch collector should have some sort of beater watch in their collection and a G-Shock is one of the most indestructible there is.
Considering Joe spends most of his time outside of podcasting doing athletic activities such as Jiu-Jitsu, running hills, hunting, and even archery, a G-Shock such as the Mudmaster is the perfect tool watch for the job.
Panerai Luminor 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, and a cushion case, a signature trait of Panerai’s watches that creates a rather boxy and chunky appearance.
Although he’s not the tallest man, at only 5’7″, he’s very athletic, and his muscular arms certainly have the dimensions to pull it off.
The Panerais in his collection also helps cement that Joe is not just a one-watch snob who finds himself only sticking to the largest, most obvious, luxury watch brands.
Panerai Radiomir Black Seals
The slightly smaller, and less intimidating, Panerai Radiomir Joe wears is interestingly inspired by the unique boxy case shape of Rolex cases from 1921.
It generally costs over $4,000.
Casio Pro Trek PRG-650YBE-3
In his interview with Elon Musk, Joe 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.
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
Well, there you have it, folks. From some of the most well-known Rolexes to durable beater watches, Joe knows his taste in watches and is sticking to them.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this look at Joe Rogan’s watch collection as much as I enjoyed writing it.
Find a watch Joe wears that I’m missing? Let me know in the comments below!– Anthony
Last update on 2023-12-01 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API