How come no love for the Datejust II?

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How come no love for the Datejust II?

Post by hobbit712 » Thu Nov 12, 2015 2:24 pm

I have seen this a few times in person and was really struck by the size, simplicity and elegance of it. No it's not a dive watch but it sure is purdy!

Anyone have one? What are your thoughts? I would have to have a huge sell off to justify it. Maybe a nice used one. Hmmmmmmmm........8-)

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Re: How come no love for the Datejust II?

Post by CGSshorty » Thu Nov 12, 2015 2:28 pm

I love it. Rolex purists scoff at the size, as if it was 47mm.
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Re: How come no love for the Datejust II?

Post by bzabodyn » Thu Nov 12, 2015 2:30 pm

Blue dial/smooth bezel is a great all around piece. Just doesn't stand up to the current sport watch lineup.

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Re: How come no love for the Datejust II?

Post by vintageguy » Thu Nov 12, 2015 2:34 pm

it's out of proportion & unattractive, IMHO .

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Re: How come no love for the Datejust II?

Post by hoppyjr » Thu Nov 12, 2015 2:35 pm

Silver dial with blue arabics almost got me twice

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Re: How come no love for the Datejust II?

Post by belligero » Thu Nov 12, 2015 2:37 pm

The Datejust II and Day-Date II have way too much bezel and look bloated to me, but the 40 mm Day-Date is a significant improvement in proportions. Wait for the 40 mm update to the oversized DJ, which will also have the 3235 movement, which is already in current production for the blinged-out Pearlmaster 39.

On the other hand, it's still a steel Rolex, so it's essentially free to wear when bought secondhand and looked after decently. Plus, Quality > Quantity.
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Re: How come no love for the Datejust II?

Post by RALAustin » Thu Nov 12, 2015 2:46 pm

I have come close a couple times to getting the blue stick dial. I like both the white gold and steel bezel versions and will probably have one at some point, but I got waylaid on the way there earlier this year when I picked up Mike's white dial Daytona and liked it more than I thought I would.

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Re: How come no love for the Datejust II?

Post by sierra11b » Thu Nov 12, 2015 2:58 pm

I do like them a lot and think they're a great all-rounder for the one watch guy. Come to think of it I love my ND version with lightning bolt a ton! ;)

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Re: How come no love for the Datejust II?

Post by Heuerville » Thu Nov 12, 2015 3:05 pm

It's a classy looking piece.. also like the Explorer.
What size is the new Datejust?
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Re: How come no love for the Datejust II?

Post by belligero » Thu Nov 12, 2015 3:12 pm

Heuerville wrote:It's a classy looking piece.. also like the Explorer.
What size is the new Datejust?
41 mm, but wears like a UFO. There are a few in the office, and they're not exactly the most subtle of watches.

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Re: How come no love for the Datejust II?

Post by Sidheguitarist » Thu Nov 12, 2015 3:17 pm

belligero wrote:
41 mm, but wears like a UFO...
excellent description :lol:

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Re: How come no love for the Datejust II?

Post by demer03 » Thu Nov 12, 2015 3:58 pm

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Re: How come no love for the Datejust II?

Post by jswing » Thu Nov 12, 2015 4:05 pm

I personally don't like any watch with a cyclops, but otherwise it looks nice.

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Re: How come no love for the Datejust II?

Post by Joeprez » Thu Nov 12, 2015 4:32 pm

I want this one someday (well... not a DJ but...)

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Re: How come no love for the Datejust II?

Post by jswing » Thu Nov 12, 2015 4:51 pm

Joeprez wrote:I want this one someday (well... not a DJ but...)

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Love the OP.

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Re: How come no love for the Datejust II?

Post by streetracer101 » Thu Nov 12, 2015 4:53 pm

jswing wrote:
Joeprez wrote:I want this one someday (well... not a DJ but...)

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Love the OP.
I tried that one on a few months ago. For MSRP I was underwhelmed. For about $3500-4000 I am in. The one is replaces is just too small imo. This one is sized right.

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Re: How come no love for the Datejust II?

Post by GregBe » Thu Nov 12, 2015 5:12 pm

CGSshorty wrote:I love it. Rolex purists scoff at the size, as if it was 47mm.
My thoughts as well. I owned one and really liked it. Flipped it, like everything else I have ever owned, but wore really well. I would own one again.

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Re: How come no love for the Datejust II?

Post by JBZ » Thu Nov 12, 2015 5:18 pm

Never sen one in person. As said, lots of people don't like the proportions. Dial looks huge in pictures I've seen. Plus, still not a fan of the PCLs.
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Re: How come no love for the Datejust II?

Post by CGSshorty » Thu Nov 12, 2015 5:21 pm

JBZ wrote:Never sen one in person. As said, lots of people don't like the proportions. Dial looks huge in pictures I've seen. Plus, still not a fan of the PCLs.
I think the PCLs work really well with the fluted bezel. Less so with the smooth bezel.
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Post by Heuerville » Thu Nov 12, 2015 5:25 pm

belligero wrote:
Heuerville wrote:It's a classy looking piece.. also like the Explorer.
What size is the new Datejust?
41 mm, but wears like a UFO. There are a few in the office, and they're not exactly the most subtle of watches.
That surprises me!
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How come no love for the Datejust II?

Post by Seppia » Thu Nov 12, 2015 5:33 pm

In my opinion it's horrible and totally disproportionate. It screams of Russia and new money.
The worst of all modern Rolexes (of which I am generally not a huge fan).
I like the last SD and really like the new OP though.

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Re: How come no love for the Datejust II?

Post by R@cerx » Thu Nov 12, 2015 5:45 pm

Always thoughts the DJII looked oddly proportioned until I tried on a friends blue dial with sticks. It's far nicer on the wrist than expected and the blue dial is amazing.

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Re: How come no love for the Datejust II?

Post by outtatime » Thu Nov 12, 2015 6:03 pm

I love it and it's on the short-ish list. Just way too much stuff before it and at $5500 new from a forum dealer it's a little spendy for something I may not wear all that much.
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Re: How come no love for the Datejust II?

Post by dukerules » Thu Nov 12, 2015 6:06 pm

It's too large, and let's be honest...in any iteration, it's really kind of boring.

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Re: How come no love for the Datejust II?

Post by smalls » Thu Nov 12, 2015 6:12 pm

39-40 would be the sweet spot. A little too shiny for me. I need to go try on the new OP though.

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