How come no love for the Datejust II?

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Re: How come no love for the Datejust II?

Post by greenlightning » Fri Nov 13, 2015 4:56 am

dukerules wrote:It's too large, and let's be honest...in any iteration, it's really kind of boring.
This. Any date just (and day date, imo) will always feel like a watch for my dad's friends, not mine.

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Re: How come no love for the Datejust II?

Post by Chronos » Fri Nov 13, 2015 6:30 am

I've tried a few on but something about the proportions is just "off."

I'm wearing my 36mm Datejust again today. I think the new 40mm Datejust will hit that sweet spot of size vs. proportions.

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Re: How come no love for the Datejust II?

Post by BBK357 » Fri Nov 13, 2015 8:16 am

Seppia wrote:In my opinion it's horrible and totally disproportionate. It screams of Russia and new money.
Can you explain this please?
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Re: How come no love for the Datejust II?

Post by AntonioPD » Fri Nov 13, 2015 8:20 am

I'm not a fan of the cyclops in general; the OP Joe posted is more to my liking. :thumbsup:
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Re: How come no love for the Datejust II?

Post by carlodwc » Fri Nov 13, 2015 8:28 am

I really like this model and especially the blue dialed one, although I would prefer it without the cyclops. But even used it ranges between $5000 and $6000 as far as I can see which seems to be quite high for such a simple design and features. It's really a "Rolex lover's watch" or a "Status quo" type watch in my opinion. Can easily get something else along the same lines for a lot less.

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Re: How come no love for the Datejust II?

Post by toxicavenger » Fri Nov 13, 2015 8:31 am

I actually love the blue dial with the smooth bezel. Great watch imo and super versatile.

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Re: How come no love for the Datejust II?

Post by jaw » Fri Nov 13, 2015 8:34 am

I've been shopping Datejust for a while, torn between vintage and contemporary. The Datejust II is tempting but essence of the Datejust below somehow got lost along the way.

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Re: How come no love for the Datejust II?

Post by AtomicTom » Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:32 am

Unfortunately don't have one of these Steve, but do have love for them ! :love: :thumbsup:

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Re: How come no love for the Datejust II?

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Re: How come no love for the Datejust II?

Post by mattcantwin » Fri Nov 13, 2015 11:16 am

I had the blue dial (for a little while).


Fluted bezel wore pretty cool.


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Re: How come no love for the Datejust II?

Post by Seppia » Fri Nov 13, 2015 12:51 pm

BBK357 wrote:
Seppia wrote:In my opinion it's horrible and totally disproportionate. It screams of Russia and new money.
Can you explain this please?
It's a way of saying that I find it very... What's the opposite of classy?
DJ is an old man's watch, small and subtle (some might say boring), the DJII has a size that's not his own (should be a dress watch, dress watches of that size are just wrong) and that + the added bling just make it very nouveau riche in my opinion.

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