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Old 19 January 2021, 08:19 AM   #91
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Great size. I wore a Datejust for over 30 years and size was just fine.
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Old 24 February 2021, 09:49 PM   #92
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i think it's the perfect size to be either sporty but also classy
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Old 25 February 2021, 02:53 AM   #93
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Perfect size for anyone.
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Old 25 February 2021, 05:10 PM   #94
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It’s my favorite watch, for my 7 1/2 wrist.
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Old 26 February 2021, 12:35 AM   #95
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With a 6.75" wrist I've worn 40mm GMTs comfortably for decades and still do. Recently I decided to buy a DJ 36 Turn-O-Graph for more formal occasions and love the way it looks and feels on my wrist. It's the classic size for a Datejust. I think a 34 would also work well. I agree the fluted bezel makes watches look bigger.

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Old 6 March 2021, 09:52 AM   #96
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It's a wonderful size. my ideal is a 39, but my 36 DJ is stunning
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Old 7 March 2021, 04:34 AM   #97
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I'm hoping that Rolex comes out with a 38mm Datejust. It would keep up with the growing number of people that want larger watches. IMO, I think that the 41mm Datejust is just too big for a dress watch.
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Old 7 March 2021, 06:30 AM   #98
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As usual it is a matter of personal taste, but I disagree with those that say that the DJ 36 is more elegant than the DJ 41 (that measures approx 39.5 mm) or that it is the perfect size.

Can we agree that Patek Calatrava, Lange Saxonia Thin, Lange 1815 and the Vacheron Traditionnelle are 4 of the most elegant dress watches on the market?
Well their case diameter is between 37 mm and 39 mm.

And again in the 1970s when Genta launched the SS dress / sporty watches, designed the Royal Oak with 39 mm case and the Nautilus with 40 mm case.
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Old 7 March 2021, 05:08 PM   #99
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I'm hoping that Rolex comes out with a 38mm Datejust. It would keep up with the growing number of people that want larger watches. IMO, I think that the 41mm Datejust is just too big for a dress watch.
Agree.
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Old 17 March 2021, 07:06 AM   #100
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The pic above looks great to me.

I think it matters how tall you are as well. 2 guys with the same diameter wrist will look different if one is is 6ft and the other 5ft.

I am 6ft 2 with a 6.5 wrist. My dj36 looks great in wrist shots imo, however in a full length mirror it does look on the small side. Still love it though.
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Old 17 March 2021, 07:49 AM   #101
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36mm is a great size, and will surely come back big time in a few years, 41mm datejusts look terrible.
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Old 17 March 2021, 03:48 PM   #102
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I’m 6’2, 218lbs, with a 7 1/2 wrist. My 36mm white dial DateJust is my favorite watch. It’s classy, and understated. No, it’s not too small.
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Old 27 April 2021, 09:07 AM   #103
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Think your physical size and wrist determine the outcome. I'm 6'1" 255lbs and 36mm is just too small for me. JMHO
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Old 27 April 2021, 11:14 PM   #104
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The 36mm version is the original, classic and perfectly proportioned Datejust. I tried to love the 41mm version but it just didn't work for me.

It's not only about the actual size. It's about the design/proportions too. It just doesn't look right at 41mm. The 36mm has an elegance to the shape/size that is completely lost on the bigger version. The original size has worked for men for 75 years as the most successful Rolex ever ... so it always surprises me when guys wonder whether it's too small.

Here's my latest, a 126234 on my 6.75-inch wrist.

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Old 27 April 2021, 11:17 PM   #105
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36mm is small unless you are are also small. 41mm is big if you are small.
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Old 28 April 2021, 08:29 PM   #106
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DJ36 is the benchmark, Rolex has attained a perfect balance that is unmatched.

Think of Porsche mastering the 911.

I think it's a fair comparison, the unmistakable silhouette you know what it is from a mile away.
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Old 30 April 2021, 08:05 PM   #107
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Depends on the hand size. Go to local boutique and try on 36mm and 41mm.
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Old 3 May 2021, 09:01 AM   #108
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Depends on the hand size. Go to local boutique and try on 36mm and 41mm.

Exactly! That's such a obvious statement. Dunno why people love to generalize about this matter.


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As usual it is a matter of personal taste, but I disagree with those that say that the DJ 36 is more elegant than the DJ 41 (that measures approx 39.5 mm) or that it is the perfect size.

Can we agree that Patek Calatrava, Lange Saxonia Thin, Lange 1815 and the Vacheron Traditionnelle are 4 of the most elegant dress watches on the market?
Well their case diameter is between 37 mm and 39 mm.

And again in the 1970s when Genta launched the SS dress / sporty watches, designed the Royal Oak with 39 mm case and the Nautilus with 40 mm case.
Size is a tricky matter. Any simple 37-39mm dress watch with a narrow bezel and mostly empty dial wears large on my 6.6 inch flat wrists (including 5196 and 5227 Calatravas and the Saxonia Thin). The 40mm 5711 however works just fine as it wears small given its wide bezel and a little 34mm 3998 Calatrava works well too on my smallish wrists (better than most 37-39mm dress watches).
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Old 4 May 2021, 12:20 PM   #110
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Size is obviously personal preference and your wrist/eyes will get use to anything over time.

My wife wears a 36mm date just and I feel it fits her perfectly.
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Old 5 May 2021, 11:18 AM   #111
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The pic above looks great to me.

I think it matters how tall you are as well. 2 guys with the same diameter wrist will look different if one is is 6ft and the other 5ft.

I am 6ft 2 with a 6.5 wrist. My dj36 looks great in wrist shots imo, however in a full length mirror it does look on the small side. Still love it though.
I am 6’1 235 and 7.75 wrist. The 41 with smooth bezel looks fine but as others have noted is more like a 39. I can understand the desire for smaller sizes but it is relative. I wear another 39 as well and find the size perfect for me.

Edited to add only watch that was perfect out of the box with no links removed - not that necessarily means anything but was a bonus ;)
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Old 7 May 2021, 11:21 AM   #112
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To me, 36 mm is perfection.





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Old 7 May 2021, 11:24 AM   #113
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Felt the same way but the 36 DJs grew on me. Such a classic piece. And I have a 7.5 wrist


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Old 8 May 2021, 05:27 AM   #114
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My DJ36 on my 7 inch wrist
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