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Old 18 February 2022, 12:55 PM   #151
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Hey all! So i am looking to make the plunge and get myself a DJ which would be my first rolex. I went to my local AD the other day and they happened to have exhibition models to see and they had a 36 and 41 both fluted which is what i am looking for.

Originally i went in wanting a 41.. I put it on and was like hmm first though this is maybe to big.. then i put on the 36 and was like wow this isnt as small as i thought.. then i started staring at the dial and was like hmm this is maybe a bit to small..

I am all about blue dial on a jubilee with the fluted. SO i am just thinking... maybe the white dial is making it look to big? or maybe i am sort of leaning towards the 36 because its a darker dial and on the jubilee like i like it?

I cant decide :( As of now im on "the list" for the 41 but should maybe i should do 36 or is it even an option to be on the "list" for both? haha

What do you guys think?

IMO, 36mm looks better on your wrist. Depends how you like your watches, if you typically wear large watches the 36mm will feel small but itís not!


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Old 20 February 2022, 12:42 PM   #152
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I would rock a 36mm only if it were all 18K gold. If it were steel or two tone, I wouldn't buy one. Solid gold is the way to go for a 36mm.
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Old 20 February 2022, 08:55 PM   #153
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I sold my 41 and got the 36 instead. No regrets.
Wrist size 6.75Ē
I even made a video about it on YouTube.
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Old 20 February 2022, 10:32 PM   #154
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IMO DJs are best at 36mm
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Old 21 February 2022, 07:18 AM   #155
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Well Rolex first brought it the Datejust in 36 mm size in 1946. Subsequently they brought out the Date in 34 mm size. Now those two sizes accounted for considerable earnings for Rolex over the next decades. Men did not concern themselves with their wrist size, unless being measured for a shirt. Hyping a product was, pretty much, confined to Madison Avenue. IMHO, 34, 36, 41, eh who cares.


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Old 19 April 2022, 04:17 PM   #156
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I own a date 34mm and an explorer 36.
Much more to my style than the larger 40mm GMT styles.
I have a 6.25 in wrist
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Old 4 May 2022, 06:40 PM   #157
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I've been wearing a 34mm 15203 (smooth bezel) for the past 25 years. It's as much a part of me as my wedding ring!
I love it!
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Old 6 May 2022, 05:06 AM   #158
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Old 11 May 2022, 05:25 AM   #159
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I think its perfect for women. seen salesgirl in Rolex shop wearing one too!
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Old 20 May 2022, 01:56 PM   #160
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Just bought a 36 DJ and I have a 6.25" wrist! Took off about 6 links. Love the big statement look.
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Old 14 September 2022, 11:16 PM   #161
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Sounds like you are leaning towards the 36, so I would recommend that size. Not sure how important the “investment” factor is to you, as you did mention it as a consideration, but to answer your primary question, a 36 should suit you well.
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Old 19 September 2022, 10:24 PM   #162
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My wrist is 6.6 inches. I have a Rolex Explorer 36mm 124270 and I consider it to be ideal for me in every aspect.
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Old 28 September 2022, 06:32 AM   #163
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I tried both 36 and 41 at my AD. On my 7 1/4" wrist, the 36 looked too small and the 41 looked just right. I requested a 41 with fluted bezel, white Roman dial and jubilee.

You just need to try them on to be sure.
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Old 11 November 2022, 09:57 PM   #164
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Yes it is. Is a woman watch
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Old 22 November 2022, 08:29 AM   #165
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I'm sure many have said this already. It depends on your wrist size and what you like. I personally have 36mm to 41mm watches that I rotate through and they all look good because I like it! LOL
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Old 23 November 2022, 12:25 PM   #166
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Cripes. Rolex produced watches sized: 26,womanís, 31 for either man or woman, 34, 36, OPís, and datejusts, for years. OK, 40 for the tool watches. The size thing became a trendy thing, and Iím sure Rolex bowed to the marketing department for 39 Explorer and the 41. How many millions of 34 and 36 dates and datejusts have been sold through the decades? Only Rolex would have the figures but of course they wonít tell.


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Old 5 December 2022, 10:59 AM   #167
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My goal is to acquire a pre owned DJ36 next year if the prices fall (I expect they will). Or new OP. 36 seems like the perfect size. The supersized watch phenomenon is not for me


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Old 27 December 2022, 12:24 AM   #168
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My wrist is ~7.5 inches and my DJ36 126231 does look small at times, but is the 'classic' look I want with my DJ.


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Old 27 December 2022, 11:27 AM   #169
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Trends come and go, but I believe the 36mm size will always be a classic, safe choice for a DateJust. Everyone has a slightly different wrist size and shape, trying on is the best way to be sure it works for you.
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Old 27 December 2022, 07:33 PM   #170
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Found the perfect size! 2mm makes all the difference.
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Old 24 March 2023, 04:22 PM   #171
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I am 6,3 tall and i love my DJ 36 black dial since 1982 looks great and discreet it is a very practical size also own some GMt and my Daytona by the way only measure 38.3 not 40 as advertised !!
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Old 24 March 2023, 04:38 PM   #172
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too big, too small..the extra o will get them all
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Old 30 March 2023, 12:04 AM   #173
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Sounds like a great size to me, but as others have said, try it on in an AD first to be sure.
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