Nowadays, more attention from collectors and enthusiasts is focused on the replica Rolex’s sport watch offerings. However, to many, the Datejust represents the classic, iconic, and versatile Rolex. Initially introduced in 1945 in celebration of Rolex’s 40th anniversary, the Datejust has remained largely unchanged throughout the many decades that it has remained in continuous production.
Different from many of Rolex’s other watch lines, the Datejust is not specifically designed nor intended for one particular sport or lifestyle activity. While the Submariner is for SCUBA divers and the Yacht-Master II has specialized features for use during regattas, the Datejust is a typical and reliable wristwatch, designed to be worn everyday throughout a wide variety of activities.
Although it has seen a number of movement upgrades and subtle design alterations throughout the years, the classic Datejust is still very much the same watch that it was when it was first launched by Rolex over seventy years ago. Despite following a very simple and classic design, the Datejust is instantly recognizable as a replica Rolex due to its proportions, iconic bracelet designs (Oyster or Jubilee), and Cyclops magnification lens.
Throughout the long-running production history of the Datejust, the text on its dial has remained incredibly consistent. The dial of a Datejust reads as follows: “Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified,” from top to bottom
The “Oyster Perpetual” branding denotes that the watch’s crown and case-back screw down for water resistance, and that the movement is of the automatic-winding variety. The Datejust exists in a number of different sizes, ranging from 26 mm to 41 mm in diameter, and it is available with a wide variety of different dial, bezel, metal, and bracelet combinations. No other line of the cheap replica watches are approachable from the factory with nearly as many different configurations available, which guarantees that there will be a Datejust to suit every different style and personal taste.
With a practical feature set, a classic design, and 100 meters of water resistance, the Datejust is a highly versatile replica watch that is equally competent in a wide variety of different environments and situations. This versatility is part of the reason why the Datejust has remained in constant production since its initial release, and why many consider it to be the quintessential luxury timepiece.