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Old 20 May 2017, 11:13 PM   #31
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Gloss black dial!
Wish it were on the new Sky-Dwellers.
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Old 20 May 2017, 11:23 PM   #32
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Big Congrats !
116334 black dial is a stunner. PCL's and white gold fluted bezel make it sparkle like no other Rolex
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Old 20 May 2017, 11:31 PM   #33
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Great write up and review. Congrats and enjoy!
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Old 20 May 2017, 11:35 PM   #34
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Thanks everyone for such kind words. I love taking pics of my watches and the DJ2 dial combo is a stunner as there is so many angles and reflections to play with the light. I wanted to take a few good ones when posting the unboxing. The lume gif was just a quick dark bathroom pic with a pretty short exposure rate to give a "accurate" lume representation. Gif created via "Adobe Paint shop" in my studio.

Accuracy so far has been outstanding with 0 seconds deviation for a day now. It does appear that Rolex's 2 second accuracy standard has produced real world results. That said, my 17yr old Bluesy when regulated by Rikki will keep the same standard of accuracy.

Bracelet adjustment with clasp feels different than older Rolex models: I also noticed that the new clasp with easylink can be adjusted within the bracelet links different from almost all my other watches (Omega PO, Rolex, Breitling,etc..). Normally I like less links on the 6 o'clock side of the watch. This is a very common practice. I found when the new easylink Rolex clasp sits with a even amount of links on both sides is more comfortable and positions the clasp similar to the older way I use to size a bracelet. Interesting. I initially adjusted the bracelet as I would any other watch with one less link on the 6 o'clock side (4 links - 6 links). It was good but didnt center the clasp on my wrist like every other watch (including my TT Sub). When adjusting the links evenly(5 links - 5 links) resulted in a more comfortable result.
Its been said before but I will say it again, the bracelet and clasp construction of the new Rolex design is solid as a rock. The clasp is precision bank vault secure. I have no reservations taking my DJ2 on light snorkeling dives over vacations. There is no side to side play along the entire length of the bracelet feeling like a solid strip of steel is wrapped around my wrist.

Wearability: I wanted to try on my other larger watches that were 42-45mm back to back with the DJ2 to give a honest comparison. The DJ2 with the fluted bezel punches way above its 41mm weight class on the wrist and visual presence. Even though it is only 41mm, it wears and shows like a honest 43mm on the wrist. (IMO) It does this visual trick without being bulky or thick. Being thinner is what setts the DJ2 apart and lets this model be a suit watch as well as your sports watch. It's not thick and chunky like a dive watch but still has the wrist presents of a larger watch. To demonstrate this, I tried on several different larger sports watches with the DJ2 for my wife to guess if they were the same size. She is use to seeing me in larger watches and in here eyes the DJ2 looked to be the same size as my 44mm Breitling Black Bird. She also said the DJ2 looked larger than my classic Bluesy so the fluted bezel of the DJ2 is certainly giving a visual effect of size and opening up the dial circumference to your eyes.


Here is a similar comparison pic of my new DJII and my classic Bluesy.

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Old 21 May 2017, 12:39 AM   #35
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Very nice write up and watch! Great job


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Old 21 May 2017, 01:00 AM   #36
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Very nice sir! Thanks for all the detailed pictures, seeing them is almost as good as unboxing one yourself. I agree Tony is a great guy. He's patiently answered quite a few stupid questions from me in the past.
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Old 21 May 2017, 02:43 AM   #37
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Even the crown aligned perfectly strait up, not that it matters but in WIS OCD world gets some cool points.
I do like to know the crown orientation on all my watches as a quick reference that they are screwed in.

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Old 21 May 2017, 05:56 AM   #38
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Even the crown aligned perfectly strait up, not that it matters but in WIS OCD world gets some cool points.
I do like to know the crown orientation on all my watches as a quick reference that they are screwed in.



The Rolex crown on the crown of a brand new Rolex to be in the 12 oclock position is the icing on the cake for a WIS

As far as the size of the 166334 is difficult for some one to understand that only 1mm makes that much diffence over all from another 40mm sport model.

Here's a comparison pic of my long gone but not forgotten 116334 with the LV. Look how tiny looks the LV !


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Old 21 May 2017, 06:45 AM   #39
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That's about as accurate of a size comparison pic you can get. The difference looks like that on my wrist as well. It's not that the DJ2 is huge but more in scale with all my other watches in my collection.

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The Rolex crown on the crown of a brand new Rolex to be in the 12 oclock position is the icing on the cake for a WIS

As far as the size of the 166334 is difficult for some one to understand that only 1mm makes that much diffence over all from another 40mm sport model.

Here's a comparison pic of my long gone but not forgotten 116334 with the LV. Look how tiny looks the LV !


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Old 21 May 2017, 07:11 AM   #40
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Old 21 May 2017, 07:54 AM   #41
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Congrtaz...... and thanxs for the fantastic pics!
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Old 23 May 2017, 01:09 AM   #42
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Congrats, and what an informative post. Mystro what is your wrist size?
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Old 23 May 2017, 08:07 AM   #43
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Old 23 May 2017, 10:39 AM   #44
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congrats, and what an informative post. Mystro what is your wrist size?
7" side shot.
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Old 23 May 2017, 10:45 AM   #45
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That is a beautiful piece although my tastes lean to the blue stick face that black looks absolutely stunning congrats
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Old 23 May 2017, 10:52 AM   #46
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Very sharp looking watch.
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Old 23 May 2017, 11:56 AM   #47
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Excellent write up and pics on a model that I have admired for some time. I look forward to see the DJII side by side with a DJ41. Congrats on an excellent choice.
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Old 23 May 2017, 12:01 PM   #48
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Unboxing/review of the Datejust II fluted black stick dial 116334...wow!

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Just to start out that this is the first "modern" Rolex I have purchased in a long time. I have been into only the sport/diver models for the last 25 years and it was time for a more upscale sporty/sports model and the Datejust II with its heavier fluted bezel and markers couldn't be more perfect for my collection.
That was the BEST Unboxing/Review I have ever seen!

Congratulations & Enjoy!
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Old 31 May 2017, 02:38 AM   #49
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Old 7 June 2017, 01:34 AM   #50
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Your review convinced me to get my deposit back from my AD on the DJ41 and go with the DJII!! Its a great watch.
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Old 7 June 2017, 01:52 AM   #51
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Wow. That watch looks like a race car. Very nice.
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Old 7 June 2017, 02:55 AM   #52
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I love a stick dial- adds that extra bit of usefulness with the lume.
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Old 8 June 2017, 09:35 AM   #53
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Such a great piece. I similarly unboxed my blue stick last week. The slightly bigger size and hybrid sport/dress look drove me to the DJII over its competition in the family and out.



On sizing, I went back and forth with a few options for my 7.25" wrisr. One link out was a bit too much (and I agree, it needed to come from the 12 side) and I needed easy link out to be comfortable. I ended up with all links in but clasp micro-sized to the smallest hole.
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Old 8 June 2017, 09:46 AM   #54
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Fantastic pictures, IMO, the best in this forum that I have seen.
Reviews are as clear as the pictures.
Kudos to you sir.



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Old 15 June 2017, 08:58 AM   #55
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I absolutely love that watch. Congrats!
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