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Things you should consider before buying a datejust

Buying Your First Rolex Datejust? 5 Things You Should Consider

Rolex Datejust is arguably one of the most popular watch collections in the world. This is due to the fact that it is a entry-level watch that allows most people to get into the watch collection hobby. Also, there are a plethora of options to choose from, which lets you pick the right watch that suits your style. But what are the things that you need to consider while shopping for one? Let's explore.

Things to Consider While Shopping for a Datejust

When you visit the Rolex website and head over to the Datejust configuration page, you will notice that the website lets you pick between a huge list of variations. But which one is right for you? Or which could be the one that could fit your budget? Here are all your questions answered.

Case Size

Case size is one of the most crucial things to decide when shopping for any Rolex watch for that matter. Depending on how big or small your wrist is, you have to pick the right size that fits your wrist well. Usually, women lean towards the 28mm or 31mm options. There are women who do prefer bigger watches and often lean towards the 36mm option. The 36mm option is interestingly the first size that was introduced for the Datejust lineup. It is also considered a unisex version as men with relatively thinner wrist prefer buying the 36mm over the 41mm.

Lastly, the 41mm is the most popular variation in the lineup.

Material Options

The next thing that you need to decide is whether you want a Steel watch or you would like to have a two-tone look. With many religions being against wearing gold, the Stainless Steel option is relatively more popular at least in the Middle East region. Starting at a price of just about AED 33,200 at retail for the 41mm model, the Steel version is also quite inexpensive in comparison to the two-tone models.

But if you do like to spice things up, you can opt for a two-tone model that ranges from a combination of rose gold and steel or yellow gold and steel. Notably, the 31mm and 28mm variants are also available in full gold options.

Bezel Type

One of the things that can completely change the look of your watch is the bezel. The two most common options are Smooth Bezel and Fluted Bezel. While the Smooth Bezel is a bit more reasonable, the Fluted one gives a more striking look to your watch. Alternatively, you can also get a diamond-set bezel if you pick between a 28mm, 31mm, or 36mm model.

Bracelet Options

Primarily, there are two main bracelet options to choose from. These two are the Jubilee Bracelet and the Oyster Bracelet. While the Oyster one gives a more sporty appeal to the watch, the Jubilee one is more suited for formal occasions. For the ladies, the full gold Rolex Datejust 28mm and 31mm models also have the option of getting the Presidential bracelet.

Dial Variations

One of the most difficult choices to make is the dial color. You have to pick the right color that actually relates to you. For the 41mm and 36mm versions, the more popular options are the Mint Green, Blue and the Wimbledon dials. As for the 31mm and 28mm variants, women often lean towards the Purple or Pink dial option with Diamond set or Roman hour markers.

Which one is right for you?

This is something that totally depends on your style and your budget. If budget is a constraint, then you have to go with the basic Steel option with a smooth bezel and a basic silver or black dial. But if you would rather splurge some more money to get something that you actually like, then you have a plethora of options to choose from. You can use the customizer on the company’s website to test different variations and accordingly make a choice.

Devesh Arora Author WatchMaestro
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Devesh Arora

Devesh Arora is a watch enthusiast and Website Manager at WatchMaestro. He is passionate about watches and loves sharing his knowledge through blog posts here. Every day, he learns more about these timepieces and enjoys simplifying the complexities of watchmaking for his readers. Devesh's goal is to make the world of watches more accessible and enjoyable for everyone.

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