Thinking About This One

Discussion in 'Rolex Watches' started by SPACE-DWELLER, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. SPACE-DWELLER

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    DJ 116234.

    Not that I'd ever buy one on eBay, but it sure is a stunner. :worship:

    Imho, it would compliment my SD and SS Daytona white dial nicely.
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    Absolutely, Bo ! That would complement your others wonderfully.

    You know, I was never that "into" the Datejusts until recently. Perhaps because the design had been copied so much and become too mainstream.

    I must admit that after learning more about the history of Rolex and the Datejust's place in it, I became intrigued and enamored with the old Datejust. Reading Jake's blog article on the history of the Rolex President and reading about Ike's Datejust made me admire the model even more.

    I was very happy when my sister bought a late 70s vintage 18k Lady Datejust recently and I got to play with it. The watches are classic, understated, and elegant beauties!
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    I like that DJ a ton, Bo! :thumbsup:
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    Certainly beautiful! :thumbsup:
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    I'd still LOVE to own a DD 118238, but I only have 1 third of the funds now and I just can't justify spending so much money on a Rolex although I still want it badly. I would have a hard time waving goodbye to DKR. 125,000 (USD 25,000), knowing that this kind of money would be more wisely spent on paying out a mortgage.

    I could buy the DJ 116234 now, though, and not feel too bad about it.

    As stated it is quite different than the other two Rolex watches that I own:


    • Different size (maybe a tad on the small side, but it should become a dress watch in my collection so that's OK)
    • Different bracelet
    • Cyclops

    IF I win in the lottery, I would still get the DD since it would again be different (material plus President bracelet).
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    That is an amazing watch Bo! Would be very nice to get indeed :D
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    I think you should look long and hard at the DSSD Bo.

    :cheers:
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    Bo, I still like the Datejust, especially for your needs/collection. Sure, a Day Date is wonderful, but it is wonderfully expensive, too!

    The points you brought out about the differences between your other watches are valid in my opinion. Here's how I see it: You have a superb example of the ultimate "tool watch era" Rolex in the Sea-Dweller. The DSSD? You've tried that one and it just didn't smile at you enough or fit quite right. Your Daytona is THE cool, sought after Rolex of the modern era, and a beautiful sports watch that is also rather "dressy". However, it is a little too big to be a classic dress watch.

    Enter the Datejust. The flagship Rolex from 1945 until the introduction of the Day Date in the mid-fifties, IIRC, and still in production in 2008 with little cosmetic change! It was good enough for Churchill and Ike, and set the standard for the modern sporty/dressy men's watch. Classic looks and size for a dress watch, and robust as hell because it is still an Oyster. Like you said, it has the cyclops- another signature Rolex feature- and a different bracelet from the ones you have.

    If you went back to the DSSD, you would probably feel obliged at some point to get rid of the classic Sea-Dweller, or have two dive watches and a Daytona. Not very symmetrical, but that's cool. I would hate to see you get rid of the SD, as I think you will seriously miss having either a classic Sub or SD in your collection. Since you tried the DSSD so recently and flipped it, the answer probably lies elsewhere.

    Perhaps the Datejust!
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    I miss mine :banghead: I seen some over the weekend :thinking: the fluted bezel is a blinger.....

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    That watch is you Bo. CLASS!!!! :worship: :thumbsup: :cheers:
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    Yeah the picture of the one you had looks very nice :D
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    You can never go wrong with it Bo!!! Absolutely beautiful!
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    Thanks for all your GREAT comments, my friends! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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    Here are the pics uploaded directly :

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    (Pics from an ended eBay listing).
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    Bo,

    That watch is superb!!! Classic look my friend.... :drooling: :drooling: :drooling: :drooling: :drooling:

    John
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    Funny you should post this topic!.........
    A Gent on TZ posted this yesterday and i would never have thought it would have created such an impression on me , I actually thought wow! of the humble DJ :dummy:

    [​IMG]

    steve
    [anyone know the MRRP]
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    That is a stunning pic, for sure! :thumbsup:

    As for the MSRP, it (DJ ref. 116234) should be in the Rolex Price List Sticky...

    However, it seems that the MSRP's of some models have risen, so you may have to add some $$ to get the current list price.
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    I believe the latest price increase ONLY affected the Professional line (Sport Models). The DJ in that pic is stunning for sure! :thumbsup:
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    Bo, I agree. The Datejust would be a nice dress watch and is more understated than the Daytona and smaller than the SD so it does fill a nice little niche in your collection, but stay true to your love of the classic SS lines. Excellent choice! :cheers:
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    Could not agree more with both of you. :goodpost:'s