One fateful day after deciding it was finally time to get a Rolex Submariner, I walked into my local Rolex cheap replica watches for sale boutique and proceeded to try on the “wrong” watch. The only reason I even agreed to try on the Datejust was because I’d convinced myself it was the right thing to do. I would try on a few models, then do what most 30-something reasonably successful men do, and buy a black dial Submariner. The Datejust was supposed to feel like a watch my father should wear, correct?
There I said it. The 36mm Datejust series Rolex fake watch is technically a midsize model, however in today’s world of large and complex men’s watches, the Datejust literally doesn’t measure up. I have a 40mm Rolex GMT Master II in my regular rotation which some would also consider small next to the pie-platter fashion watches available. Herein lies the Rolex difference. To say the Datejust punches well above its weight would be as accurate as its COSC certification. When handled, the watch feels substantial and solid. It wears proudly on due to the thickness of the Oyster case and raised crystal. Even the cyclops date magnifier lends to the vertical power of the Datejust. When combined with either the sporty Oyster or classic Jubilee bracelets, the watch exudes its own confidence and pedigree. It simply doesn’t need to be any larger than 36mm.
I’m going to confess something here that stays between us, OK? I have dropped this watch. I have smacked it into a concrete wall. I have been to an amazing waterslide park and swam while wearing it. I have even played baseball with my son while wearing it. As my daily wear-and-tear watch, the polished links on the bracelet have now developed hairline scratches which really bother me. But viewed from more than 25cm or so, the watch looks pristine and brand new. I’m really impressed with how the sapphire crystal fends off minor collisions, too. So far, there are no marks or scratches obscuring the dial at all.
As anyone with a fine watch knows, nothing is more satisfying than someone asking a question about your watch. We all know that 99% of people don’t really care about your wrist candy, but when it does happen, the Datejust carries staunch credibility among those in the know. With near endless model history and numerous bezel/dial/bracelet combinations, there’s always something to talk about. There’s also usually a good story behind the purchase. I find when I have a client sitting across from me who turns out to be an enthusiast, striking up a watch conversation turns us into instant comrades. Sometimes I like to think of my Rolex replica stainless steel case Datejust watches as the key to a secret society.