My household has been collecting watches for over two generations. Since I was young, my grandfather would frequently let me go through his view collections (with constant oversight of course). One of his many watches, Rolex watches constantly appear to capture my attention. A number have their distinctive stainless tell straps and an unmistakable emblem of a crown in the center. For me, Rolex watches have been among the most distinguished among other luxury watch brands.
In the past hundred years, Rolex has gone from producing classic watches to producing new line of ostentatious luxury timepieces. Many of the watches produced by Rolex now are so heavily adorned with gold and glaring valuable tones. Some of the watches are so over the top it only appears (in my humble view) tacky and cheap!
Luckily, despite Rolex’s effort to expand their range, it has retained its lineup of classical watches. Among my all time favorites would be the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Men’s Watch (16200-BLSO). At 3.6 centimeters across, it is a midsize men’s watch that is intended to blend in with both casual and formal outfits.
It’s a matte stainless steel casing and a distinctive navy blue dial. The numbers on the dial are indicated by little white strips, which make it very simple to tell the time under poor lighting conditions. Like many classical versions, it’s a date display at the 3 o’clock position and a magnifying glass right on top to magnify the date. The dates are in vivid red numbers, just like the way they use to make it in the 50’s. It’s a sort of retro feel embedded into is classic design that I find simply irresistible!