Today, the Datejust combines the continued tradition of being a classic staple watch, with the modern demands that arise from being a mainstay of one of the world’s most recognizable brands. As such, the modern series endures an amalgam of critiques and praise from the opinions of “Vintage Eyed” types such as myself, along with the mostly sustained love of luxury consumers searching for a specific color combination in a good-looking watch.
The first piece we are going to cover this week is from the classic Replica Watches collection, the Reference 116234. While this reference covers a majority of the variations within the modern series, the specific piece we will look at is a rather attractive blue, sunburst-dialed watch.As I mentioned before, the watch measures 36 mm in diameter in a steel-and-white-gold case housing inside Rolex’s in-house automatic Caliber 3135. It has a sunburst blue dial with applied white gold Roman numerals for hour markers, a date window with accompanying familiar cyclops lens for the 3 o‘clock date display, and the iconic Rolex crown logo, also applied, in white gold at the 12 o’clock mark. Some other distinctly Rolex Replica UK features to notice are the fluted bezel; the faint, repeating corporate logo on the outermost section of the dial; the jubilee bracelet; and the solid caseback protecting the movement.This particular reference does a good job of respecting its vintage forebears — with the Buckley-esque hour markers, jubilee bracelet, and solid caseback, it reminds me very much of the Reference 1601 and 1603 Datejusts that I come into contact with on a regular basis. But at its heart, this watch is neither of these vintage references, nor is it one of the original pieces from the 1940s. The Roman numeral hour markers are applied instead of printed, the hands lack a historically featured luminescence, and the lugs have become much more pronounced on the modern piece. The watch, while it clearly is a part of the distinct Cheap Rolex Replica Datejust bloodline, also has many of its own modern flairs.
The only overt issue I take with the piece is its price relative to the vintage models; vintage Best Fake Rolex are very popular in that market because they are first, relatively accessible and second, incredibly good-looking — very much “bang for your buck.” As this is the case, it is unsurprising to me that so many Rolex lovers are being drawn into the world of vintage watches; if I could have a mint-condition, pre-owned Datejust for potentially half the price of a new, modern one, it seems odd to me to pay more for contemporary features that I might not necessarily desire. Even armed with this knowledge, however, it’s still unlikely that consumers will be drawn en masse toward vintage options; of course, Fake Rolex Watches knows this and updates its new watches accordingly — perhaps even enough to urge some of those “vintage guys” to purchase modern pieces.
There exists in the modern Rolex Datejust collections a watch for just about anyone’s taste, but not everyone agrees this is for the best. Of course, Rolex is doing whatever it can to attract more people into its world of luxury, but this also may alienate many who are either deeply knowledgeable or invested into the intricacies of the watches. While today there is a variety of color combinations that do appeal to Replica Watches aficionados like myself, I am also aware of often less expensive alternatives in the vintage world. And while these color combinations guarantee appeal to a much wider base of luxury buyers, especially in a market of Hublot Big Bangs and Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshores, these variations are somewhat divisive to purist appreciators of the Datejust lineage. I suppose, in the end, it really comes down to what kind of “Rolex Guy” you might be. For my part, I love that vintage Cheap Rolex Datejust Replica are still regarded (as stated above) as the “bread and butter” of luxury watches — a distinction I very much hope modern Rolex Datejusts will one day also be able to enjoy.