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Old 18 January 2013, 04:52 AM   #1
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Rolex Daytona case size

Does the newer Daytona have the same size case as the older Daytona?
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Old 18 January 2013, 05:02 AM   #2
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Does the newer Daytona have the same size case as the older Daytona?
Same width as the last iteration - 16520, 40mm. Perhaps a tiny bit bulkier over all, a gram or two.

Larger than the previous - 6263/6239/6241 37mm.
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Old 18 January 2013, 08:30 AM   #3
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Same width as the last iteration - 16520, 40mm. Perhaps a tiny bit bulkier over all, a gram or two.

Larger than the previous - 6263/6239/6241 37mm.
Thanks for the info.
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Old 28 February 2013, 09:57 PM   #4
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The funny thing is, IMHO, the actual size is of Daytona is 38-39mm, because winding crown and chrono buttons shouldn't be included. If you pick a Sub for example you can see the difference of the size right away.
The same thing with SDDS. Rolex claims 44mm but it's actually 43mm.
I don't know the reason for that. Maybe the rationale is to follow the recent "case enlargement" tendency but not really doing it.


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Old 28 February 2013, 10:17 PM   #5
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The funny is, IMHO, the actual size is of Daytona is 38-39mm, because winding crown and chrono buttons shouldn't be included. If you pick a Sub for example you can see the difference of the size right away.
The same thing with SDDS. Rolex claims 44mm but it's actually 43mm.
I don't know the reason for that. Maybe the rationale is to follow the recent "case enlargement" tendency but not really doing it.


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Simply this with nowadays trend where bigger and heavier always sound better and larger to some plus the mine is bigger than yours syndrome.
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Old 1 March 2013, 02:25 AM   #6
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The size Rolex advertises is 40mm and does not include crown nor pushers. Before quibbling about your measurements, I'd suggest asking where they measure the cross-section of case diameter - you may see a .45mm difference but not a 2mm difference.

Over time some models have been given "maxi cases" which are beefier in lug thickness, etc.
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Old 1 March 2013, 04:20 AM   #7
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The funny thing is, IMHO, the actual size is of Daytona is 38-39mm, because winding crown and chrono buttons shouldn't be included. If you pick a Sub for example you can see the difference of the size right away.
The same thing with SDDS. Rolex claims 44mm but it's actually 43mm.
I don't know the reason for that. Maybe the rationale is to follow the recent "case enlargement" tendency but not really doing it.


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Old 1 March 2013, 06:13 AM   #8
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Afraid so. That's why a lot of women seem to wear them.
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Old 1 March 2013, 06:45 AM   #9
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same with my suv

My SUV claims to hold 7 passengers,............just not adult passengers.


Whats interesting is Rolex has a HUGE market in Asia and the number 44 is bad luck, so I wonder if they would market the case size as 44mm. Would they as its 43 or 45 when its 44, or just avoid a 44 case size all together.
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Old 1 March 2013, 02:13 PM   #10
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The size Rolex advertises is 40mm and does not include crown nor pushers. Before quibbling about your measurements, I'd suggest asking where they measure the cross-section of case diameter - you may see a .45mm difference but not a 2mm difference.

Over time some models have been given "maxi cases" which are beefier in lug thickness, etc.

Believe me, I have try to discover where they actually measure the case diameter. Apparently Rolex does not communicate via email whatsoever.

A lot of people say that the correct measurement is from 8h to 2h. That's how Patek Philippe does for instance.

And if you measure the case from 8h-2h, you get 40mm in Sub and GMT II and 38.57 in Daytona

And please, here do you measure to see only a .45mm difference?

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Old 1 March 2013, 02:39 PM   #11
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Believe me, I have try to discover where they actually measure the case diameter. Apparently Rolex does not communicate via email whatsoever.

A lot of people say that the correct measurement is from 8h to 2h. That's how Patek Philippe does for instance.

And if you measure the case from 8h-2h, you get 40mm in Sub and GMT II and 38.57 in Daytona

And please, here do you measure to see only a .45mm difference?

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I believe it. My GMT ll looks big vs. Daytona. Daytona looks same as my Speedy Reduced. Bezel and lugs create optical illusion?
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Daytona has Ben the same size for fifty years! Great watch but smaller in size/bulk than some of the others.
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