A Guide To The Rolex Datejust

Rolex is probably one of the most famous names when it comes to watches and if you’re looking to purchase a statement investment piece, then you should definitely look at Rolex. Their collection is extensive and each watch has its own look whilst keeping in line with the classic style Rolex is known for. One of the most sort after Rolex watches is the Datejust and we encourage you to keep reading if this is a watch you are interested in. 

What is the Rolex Datejust

This particular watch was introduced in 1945 to celebrate the company’s 40th anniversary. It was the first automatic watch to indicate the date in a window on the dial. It was the height of technology and sophistication and quickly became incredibly popular, it even graced the wrists of people like Winston Churchill and Martin Luther King. 

The Rolex Datejust got its name due to the fact that on this watch the date changes just before midnight. Nowadays, there are many different models of the Datejust available, it has been restyled, updated and reinvented hundreds of times. 

What makes the Rolex Datejust special

Aside from being specifically designed for an anniversary and being the first automatic watch the Rolex Datejust also ticks all of the boxes required by the wearer. In 1926, Rolex made history by creating the world’s first waterproof wristwatch and was named the ‘Oyster case’. In 1931, Rolex stepped up the watch game again and debuted the first self-winding watch movement with a Perpetual rotor. The Datejust was everything that Rolex could offer at the time, it had all aspects that Rolex was the industry leader for and anyone who was lucky enough to wear this watch would be at the top of the watch game. 

Different sizes 

The easiest way to navigate through the various models of the Rolex Datejust available is to look at the size of the watch face. The Datejust comes in different sizes, the ladies watch face is  26mm, there is a mid-size face at 31mm, the original gents watch was designed at 36mm and the Datejust II is the largest at 41mm. Although the ladies watch face is designed purposefully to be slightly smaller, the majority of Rolex watches are unisex so if you would like a larger watch face then we would advise that you continue to browse other models also. 

Different bracelet types 

Once you have decided on the perfect sized watch face for your wrist you can look at the different bracelet stypes available to you. The bracelet you choose can change the look of your Datejust quite dramatically, it is an important part of your Rolex. 

You can purchase the Datejust with an Oyster, Jubilee and a President bracelet. The Jubilee bracelet was first introduced on the original Rolex Datejust and many people choose to stick with this perfect combination. Of course, all of these bracelets are available in all metal types including solid yellow gold, white gold, rose gold and platinum. The Oyster and Jubilee are also available in two-tone if you would like more than one colour on your watch bracelet. 


The Rolex Datejust continues to be one of the best-selling Rolex watches today and if you invest in any model of this watch you will continue to wear it for many years to come. Treat yourself to a vintage Rolex Datejust or a new Rolex Datejust and know that you are wearing one of the most sort after watches in the world. 

Like the majority of other designer brands, when choosing to purchase a Rolex Datejust you need to be vigilant in regards to fakes. We can assure you that every Rolex watch you will find here at Bonds of Brentwood will be genuine and whether you are looking to buy a new Rolex or a preowned Rolex in the UK then you are in safe hands with us. 

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