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Old 4 August 2020, 10:46 PM   #1
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Is the datejust 36mm to small ?

Hi all.

I'm seeking 2 watches but 1 is a datejust.

My wrist size is 6.5cm across ,
Is the 36mm too small moving forward ?
I love the look of 90's datejusts.
Is this a good idea / investment or with larger sizes being the modern thing is a 36mm a bad idea. I feel the 41mm is beautiful but looks too much and feels a little big.
I like the feel and look of the 36mm but worry I'm not investing right ?
Thoughts ?
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Old 4 August 2020, 11:14 PM   #2
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IMO, 36mm is the perfect size. Classic.

Buy what you like/love.
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Old 5 August 2020, 01:29 AM   #3
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Is the 36mm too small moving forward ?
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Old 13 February 2022, 10:52 AM   #4
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Old 5 August 2020, 04:35 AM   #5
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The classic size
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Old 5 August 2020, 07:53 AM   #6
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6.5 inch wrist the Rolex 36 mm case is ideal (at least with the OP and explorer)
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Old 5 August 2020, 08:07 AM   #7
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I had a 36mm DJ smooth, blue face on an oyster bracelet on my 7.25 wrist and felt it was a tad small imho.

I now have a SD43 and love the size and heft of it with no complaints!!

To each their own?!
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Old 5 August 2020, 08:13 AM   #8
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36mm is the classic size. FWIW, I own a DD36 without any regrets.
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Old 5 August 2020, 12:27 PM   #9
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My 36mm DateJust, looks good on my 7 1/2 wrist. The quintessential Rolex.
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Old 2 December 2020, 04:06 AM   #10
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My 36mm DateJust, looks good on my 7 1/2 wrist. The quintessential Rolex.
Same wrist same and looks perfect
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Old 5 August 2020, 01:05 PM   #11
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Old 5 August 2020, 05:08 PM   #12
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It’s all about personal taste. I’ve had a few but always felt they were too small and underwhelming. The best way is to go and try them on.
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Old 11 August 2020, 05:42 AM   #13
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Itís all about personal taste. Iíve had a few but always felt they were too small and underwhelming. The best way is to go and try them on.
100% this do not buy blind. While I love the 36mm it definitely looks small on my wrist so YMMV
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Old 5 August 2020, 07:39 PM   #14
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This is probably one of the oldest thread topics here.

Itís normally either;

Is the DJ36 too small?

Or

Is the DJ41 too big?

You will get as many people confirming both, as everyone has different tastes.

I have a 6.75Ē wrist.

I had a DJ2. Sold it.
I had a DJ41. Sold it.
I now own a DJ36 and it is just right.

36 is the iconic, classic, size.
41 is a modern iteration, but itís size is on par, if not bigger than some of the sports models, which i personally find weird.

My favourite analogy would be a two-seater sports car being made larger than a 4x4. Itís just a little odd.

Itís a three hand model thatís design is meant to be a little smaller. Not only that but to me, when you hold up a 36 next to a 41, the way the watch, case, and general layout, looks far better on the DJ36.

I have sports models up to 41mm. My Sub C looks perfect on my wrist, however I felt the DJ41 didnít.

For this style of watch, itís all about the 36mm and as such will stand the test of time in the future as well.

Despite my advice to go with 36mm, I equally donít think that larger watches are a fad or a sudden fashion statement. I think sizes have just evolved in to larger pieces in the last decade.

But, I personally think that many people now buy larger watches to show off or make a statement. Thatís the horrendous Kardashian-esque world we live in now where everyone wants recognition from an Instagram post.

Aside from any of my suggestions. You have a 6.5Ē wrist, which is very slender.

Take a look through the comical threads here where others have posted watches that are clearly too big for their wrists.
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Old 7 August 2020, 06:27 PM   #15
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This is probably one of the oldest thread topics here.

Itís normally either;

Is the DJ36 too small?

Or

Is the DJ41 too big?

You will get as many people confirming both, as everyone has different tastes.

I have a 6.75Ē wrist.

I had a DJ2. Sold it.
I had a DJ41. Sold it.
I now own a DJ36 and it is just right.

36 is the iconic, classic, size.
41 is a modern iteration, but itís size is on par, if not bigger than some of the sports models, which i personally find weird.

My favourite analogy would be a two-seater sports car being made larger than a 4x4. Itís just a little odd.

Itís a three hand model thatís design is meant to be a little smaller. Not only that but to me, when you hold up a 36 next to a 41, the way the watch, case, and general layout, looks far better on the DJ36.

I have sports models up to 41mm. My Sub C looks perfect on my wrist, however I felt the DJ41 didnít.

For this style of watch, itís all about the 36mm and as such will stand the test of time in the future as well.

Despite my advice to go with 36mm, I equally donít think that larger watches are a fad or a sudden fashion statement. I think sizes have just evolved in to larger pieces in the last decade.

But, I personally think that many people now buy larger watches to show off or make a statement. Thatís the horrendous Kardashian-esque world we live in now where everyone wants recognition from an Instagram post.

Aside from any of my suggestions. You have a 6.5Ē wrist, which is very slender.

Take a look through the comical threads here where others have posted watches that are clearly too big for their wrists.
I'm thinking the 36mm would suit me far better.
I've tried the 41mm many times in boutiques , they just make me look like I'm trying too hard to impress. The 36 doesn't.

I do love the yellow gold / steel combo but think it's versatility is lower than a plain steel.
Does anyone except any changes to the dj36 line up ?

Cheers
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Old 8 August 2020, 12:18 AM   #16
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This is probably one of the oldest thread topics here.

Itís normally either;

Is the DJ36 too small?

Or

Is the DJ41 too big?

You will get as many people confirming both, as everyone has different tastes.

I have a 6.75Ē wrist.

I had a DJ2. Sold it.
I had a DJ41. Sold it.
I now own a DJ36 and it is just right.

36 is the iconic, classic, size.
41 is a modern iteration, but itís size is on par, if not bigger than some of the sports models, which i personally find weird.

My favourite analogy would be a two-seater sports car being made larger than a 4x4. Itís just a little odd.

Itís a three hand model thatís design is meant to be a little smaller. Not only that but to me, when you hold up a 36 next to a 41, the way the watch, case, and general layout, looks far better on the DJ36.

I have sports models up to 41mm. My Sub C looks perfect on my wrist, however I felt the DJ41 didnít.

For this style of watch, itís all about the 36mm and as such will stand the test of time in the future as well.

Despite my advice to go with 36mm, I equally donít think that larger watches are a fad or a sudden fashion statement. I think sizes have just evolved in to larger pieces in the last decade.

But, I personally think that many people now buy larger watches to show off or make a statement. Thatís the horrendous Kardashian-esque world we live in now where everyone wants recognition from an Instagram post.

Aside from any of my suggestions. You have a 6.5Ē wrist, which is very slender.

Take a look through the comical threads here where others have posted watches that are clearly too big for their wrists.
I agree 100%.
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Old 18 November 2020, 11:54 PM   #17
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This is probably one of the oldest thread topics here.

Itís normally either;

Is the DJ36 too small?

Or

Is the DJ41 too big?

You will get as many people confirming both, as everyone has different tastes.

I have a 6.75Ē wrist.

I had a DJ2. Sold it.
I had a DJ41. Sold it.
I now own a DJ36 and it is just right.

36 is the iconic, classic, size.
41 is a modern iteration, but itís size is on par, if not bigger than some of the sports models, which i personally find weird.

My favourite analogy would be a two-seater sports car being made larger than a 4x4. Itís just a little odd.

Itís a three hand model thatís design is meant to be a little smaller. Not only that but to me, when you hold up a 36 next to a 41, the way the watch, case, and general layout, looks far better on the DJ36.

I have sports models up to 41mm. My Sub C looks perfect on my wrist, however I felt the DJ41 didnít.

For this style of watch, itís all about the 36mm and as such will stand the test of time in the future as well.

Despite my advice to go with 36mm, I equally donít think that larger watches are a fad or a sudden fashion statement. I think sizes have just evolved in to larger pieces in the last decade.

But, I personally think that many people now buy larger watches to show off or make a statement. Thatís the horrendous Kardashian-esque world we live in now where everyone wants recognition from an Instagram post.

Aside from any of my suggestions. You have a 6.5Ē wrist, which is very slender.

Take a look through the comical threads here where others have posted watches that are clearly too big for their wrists.

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Old 8 August 2020, 12:47 AM   #18
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Is the datejust 36mm to small ?

No way a 36mm watch can look good and masculin on any wrist bigger than 6,5Ē. Vintage or not.
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No way a 36mm watch can look good and masculin on any wrist bigger than 6,5Ē. Vintage or not.

I completely agree. Anything over 6.5Ē and you need at least 50mm.
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I completely agree. Anything over 6.5Ē and you need at least 50mm.
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Old 16 September 2020, 07:28 PM   #21
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No way a 36mm watch can look good and masculin on any wrist bigger than 6,5Ē. Vintage or not.
There was this fictional character called Tony Soprano. Wore a 36...wrist probably closer to 8"...enough said.
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No way a 36mm watch can look good and masculin on any wrist bigger than 6,5Ē. Vintage or not.

Bigger doesnít always mean masculine

Though I think thatís what all the BROs with lifted trucks and huge rims choose to believe




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No way a 36mm watch can look good and masculin on any wrist bigger than 6,5Ē. Vintage or not.

That sentence should've started like this:

Considering my bad taste and the fact I enjoy stating my controversial opinions as undeniable facts, "no way....".


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Or 100mm :-)

Nope. Thatís would be just silly.
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I came here for the photos but didn't find any!

I am looking at purchasing a 36mm and believe it is a classic size that remains timeless.

Unfortunately, I don't have any 36mm watches to post. Any wristshots out there?
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Thanks! Love the sunburst dial.

I always find Rolex 36mm wears bigger than I think in photos! Maybe it's the lug-to-lug or the width of the lugs.

Great size anyway.
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