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Old 3 November 2018, 11:18 AM   #1
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116234 Arabic Decorated Dial

Hi TRFers,

Has anyone owned this specific watch? Comments & review appreciated. Cheers.


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Old 4 November 2018, 09:29 PM   #2
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Long time lurker, first time poster, happy to assist!

I own this watch and it was the 4rd Rolex I purchased after a DJ2, Yachtmaster and Sub no date, so I've got a good basis for comparison on the Rolex models.

I wanted something classical Rolex (36mm, jubilee and fluted bezel) but still a bit different over the typically standard Roman or stick dials. I like this dial as it's got some unique elements:

1) the upside down numerals (I dislike when the numerals shift at 4 and 8 as with most other Arabic dials),

2) the crisscrossing pattern in the centre, while the numerals area is smooth,

3) the subtle purple colour on the numerals,

4) 2 different lumes, green on the hands and blue on the numerals (lume is still crappy though, it barely lasts),

5) sunburst finish on the dial, which Rolex just does right.

My wrist size is 7" to 7.5" depending on the weather but the watch is very comfortable to wear, more so than a Sub, and the light coloured dial with the case dimensions makes the watch wear bigger than 36mm. The jubilee bracelet hides scratches well and along with the fluted bezel, both are amazing in the light. The watch really catches your eye.

Because of the fun dial, I can wear this watch with shorts and a T shirt, but it's equally at home with a suit or business casual wear. It's genuinely one of my favourite pieces and best of all: no waiting list
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Old 1 December 2018, 10:27 AM   #3
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Woow that's just awesome and clean!
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Old 1 December 2018, 11:00 AM   #4
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Long time lurker, first time poster, happy to assist!

I own this watch and it was the 4rd Rolex I purchased after a DJ2, Yachtmaster and Sub no date, so I've got a good basis for comparison on the Rolex models.

I wanted something classical Rolex (36mm, jubilee and fluted bezel) but still a bit different over the typically standard Roman or stick dials. I like this dial as it's got some unique elements:

1) the upside down numerals (I dislike when the numerals shift at 4 and 8 as with most other Arabic dials),

2) the crisscrossing pattern in the centre, while the numerals area is smooth,

3) the subtle purple colour on the numerals,

4) 2 different lumes, green on the hands and blue on the numerals (lume is still crappy though, it barely lasts),

5) sunburst finish on the dial, which Rolex just does right.

My wrist size is 7" to 7.5" depending on the weather but the watch is very comfortable to wear, more so than a Sub, and the light coloured dial with the case dimensions makes the watch wear bigger than 36mm. The jubilee bracelet hides scratches well and along with the fluted bezel, both are amazing in the light. The watch really catches your eye.

Because of the fun dial, I can wear this watch with shorts and a T shirt, but it's equally at home with a suit or business casual wear. It's genuinely one of my favourite pieces and best of all: no waiting list
Thank you.
It's "rare" DJ over here and I have to order it and wait 4-5 months.

In fact, I seldom see it on the wilds.

Waiting begins.

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Old 1 December 2018, 11:02 AM   #5
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Hey mojomomo,

If it's not too much can you please post your one here?

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Old 2 December 2018, 07:58 PM   #6
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Here you go, some pics with different lighting so you get an idea of the dial, and some wrist shots. My wrist size is around 7.5" when fully expanded, say, after being out on a warm day. The bracelet gets snug but remains very comfortable. Watch is 2 years old, I wear it about twice a week.
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Old 3 December 2018, 06:56 AM   #7
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Thank you for those lovely photos.
Truly a rare DJ not seen much in the wild!

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Old 3 December 2018, 07:04 AM   #8
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Hey mojomomo,

Sorry to bother you. But at your convenience, can you please take a lume shot?
I know you described the lume as blue and green.

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Old 3 December 2018, 10:13 PM   #9
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No worries. I'm travelling and don't have the watch handy, however I found some pics online of the Datejust 2 (similiar dial) and the lume is the same. Although I warn you that the lume on this model doesn't last very long and is not as bright as the professional models or even the Datejust 2
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Old 4 December 2018, 01:22 PM   #10
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Thanks. They seemed to be good on marketing shots like this.

Curious to how it actually looks like.

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Old 5 December 2018, 01:35 AM   #11
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It's one of the most simple and beautiful rolex watches. Very nice
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Old 6 December 2018, 08:24 PM   #12
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Hey mojomomo,

Sorry to bother you. But at your convenience, can you please take a lume shot?
I know you described the lume as blue and green.

cheers
Lume shot as promised.
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Old 6 December 2018, 08:26 PM   #13
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Lume shot as promised.
Heck, that is awesome!

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Old 6 December 2018, 08:51 PM   #14
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Very like my next watch. But the GS spring drive is as much as a seductive watch.

Sigh....

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Old 6 December 2018, 11:47 PM   #15
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That Lume is bada$$. Pretty picture. Something us vintage enthusiasts are not use to seeing LOL.
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