Introduced in 1945 to celebrate 40 impressive years as Rolex, the Rolex Datejust has blossomed into easily one of the most recognizable watches of the brand, if one of the most recognizable watches of all time. It was the first waterproof chronometer that featured a date window at the 3 o’clock position, hence the name, Datejust.
It has morphed into many different models, evolving into the almost as-popular Day Date. But, enough about the story, this is simply about what this watch, means to me.
My Rolex Datejust is the first and only personal Rolex in my collection. Not only that, it is my everyday piece, even though some consider it to be solely a dress watch, I love and appreciate its simplicity while also being able to maintain sophistication and elegance. Being someone with smaller wrists, the vintage case size and feel is perfect, and paired with a leather band, it is also very comfortable.
So why a Datejust?