View Full Version : Help me Pick a new Rolex

July 11, 2016, 05:20 PM
I have never ever had such difficulty choosing a watch before.

I am looking at 3 diff Rolex's

1.......2016 Oyster Perpetual Datejust 41 mm ......to me this IS the Quintessential look/idea of what a watch is .......beautiful 2 tone with 18K gold links and 904L steel.......what a classic watch.

2.......2016 Air King.........When I seen this watch in person I was truly stunned! It looks nothing like my Air King I bought in 2006.......it is a very fresh/bright design.......its also much heavier and thicker as well.

3.........2016 Datejust II 41 mm, steel and white gold. the blue face is striking and the fluted bezel compliments it perfectly.Love the Roman Num's as well.

These are the 3 that have me stumped ......I would love to hear any opinions and your advice.



July 11, 2016, 05:29 PM
Hey- another Rollie guy here (and would never have guessed it as I've always hated the brand!). I *love* the OP39 and prefer it to the new Air King. Its the perfect blend of classic and modern - it doesn't look like a Rolex and therefore gets no attention. Its impeccably built and has the same movement as the higher end watches. And price-wise, its reasonable. You can also dress it up or down - I've worn it with a suit and with shorts.

Check out Felix's review here:


You can't go wrong with a Datejust either for something a bit more dressy - I much prefer your first DJ to the roman numeralled/overstyled 3rd one. Good luck!

July 11, 2016, 06:18 PM
I have a stainless with white face and love it. The blue face is awesome but I am not big on Roman numerals so I'd love the two tone first one. It's beautiful.

July 11, 2016, 09:56 PM
ever consider their 'professional' watches? my pick is a SS Sub or GMT

July 11, 2016, 11:11 PM
I am in Maui this week and just bought my wife and I two datejust IIs for our 25th wedding anniversary - so my preference is the blue face II


July 11, 2016, 11:56 PM
I've always been fond of this one:


July 12, 2016, 05:14 AM
Out of the three I would suggest the Datejust II.

http://i771.photobucket.com/albums/xx354/mlb3164/A12BB5D7-E284-4B71-93A6-E976A06985EB_zpsqklga3xb.jpg (http://s771.photobucket.com/user/mlb3164/media/A12BB5D7-E284-4B71-93A6-E976A06985EB_zpsqklga3xb.jpg.html)

July 12, 2016, 07:33 AM
I have the one above that Mike shows. They are beautiful, too bad they keep poor time!

July 12, 2016, 09:48 AM
My 1963 model 5513 submariner is still ticking away.

July 12, 2016, 10:36 AM
I am not a big fan of High End Watches, but if someone was going to give me one of the three you listed, I would pick #2 Air King because I like Real Numbers

July 12, 2016, 12:30 PM
I have the one above that Mike shows. They are beautiful, too bad they keep poor time!

Have you had it regulated recently? you don't have to suffer with a mechanical watch that's too slow/fast. all my automatics don't vary more then a few secs a day.

July 12, 2016, 12:33 PM
My 1963 model 5513 submariner is still ticking away.

that's a nice watch, they look cool on a NATO "Bond" strap.

July 12, 2016, 01:23 PM
My beat around Rolex.......

http://i771.photobucket.com/albums/xx354/mlb3164/DC06B4A8-5606-4B86-95B4-1460AC2F6ACD_zpsra4zu93r.jpg (http://s771.photobucket.com/user/mlb3164/media/DC06B4A8-5606-4B86-95B4-1460AC2F6ACD_zpsra4zu93r.jpg.html)

July 12, 2016, 02:55 PM
I am in Maui this week and just bought my wife and I two datejust IIs for our 25th wedding anniversary - so my preference is the blue face II

Happy Anniversary.

Mahalo for supporting our economy.

July 12, 2016, 03:49 PM
Number one with a white face. No roman numerals. Simple.

July 12, 2016, 10:25 PM
Happy Anniversary.

Mahalo for supporting our economy.

And then some. The shops at weilea should send us a gift basket. Bought my daughters and son a bunch of stuff from Gucci. I find the people who live in Maui to have a more positive and welcoming attitude than those stateside.

July 12, 2016, 11:05 PM
Number one gets my vote. Classic design, sporty yet stylish. My friend has that exact Submariner, also a nice watch.


July 13, 2016, 05:20 AM
I like them in this order - 1, 3, 2. However, any of them would be a nice acquisition.

i have the GMT II - Stainless with black and red.

July 14, 2016, 06:06 AM
I'm a big fan of their tool watches (I have the 2016 GMT II) but of the 3 you posted, my preference would be nr 3 - it is the most elegant and universal at the same time.

July 18, 2016, 06:39 PM
Hi, If resale is an issue, Stainless and gold hold up very poorly. I like the dark face Air King. A unique look. When I wear my Sub, I notice everyone on the planet has the same…

July 19, 2016, 05:00 PM
i have the GMT II - Stainless with black and red.

Mike, that would be the 'Coke' version, I have the 'Pepsi' version (blue and red)

July 20, 2016, 04:33 PM
Thanks so much for the advice and opinions allhttp://www.audioaficionado.org/images/smilies/smile.gif

I was able to try all 3 on my wrist and as cheesy as it sounds the one that "spoke to me the most" was the new 2016 Air King http://www.audioaficionado.org/images/smilies/smile.gif

I love the new fresh updated look!

La Dolce Vita
July 20, 2016, 05:14 PM

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July 20, 2016, 05:27 PM
Great choice and a mighty fine Rolex!

July 20, 2016, 07:25 PM
Great job and looks very good on your wrist!

July 20, 2016, 08:47 PM
cheesy hell, I love it !!!

July 21, 2016, 01:41 AM
Thanks all:)

July 22, 2016, 08:04 PM
Nicely done. Unique. Wear it in good health.

July 22, 2016, 11:49 PM
Love the green second hand and Rolex logo.

July 24, 2016, 02:03 AM
Nice !