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Old 14 January 2021, 09:33 AM   #31
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It's not 1945 last I checked... 39mm is the smallest I'll go so that it doesn't get confused for my wives timepiece.
My point was that the 36mm DJ has worked for many decades (not just in 1945), so I always wonder "What has changed?" nowadays. Wrist sizes haven't.

I understand some style changes through the years, like wide jacket lapels and wide ties, bell-bottoms, etc ... But a watch size is different, and is not tied to a specific fashion trend. The 36mm DJ seems timeless and classic, regardless of wrist size.

Still, to each their own. Definitely subjective.
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Old 14 January 2021, 09:34 AM   #32
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Old 14 January 2021, 09:38 AM   #33
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Men's wrists aren't any bigger or smaller on average nowadays than they were in the 1940s, '50s, '60s, etc .... when the 36mm DJ was the quintessential Rolex. Not sure why some guys think it's too small today.
This. I have a fairly big wrist, and can easily pull off a 36 mm DJ. I even go down to 34 with those lovely old Tudors whose lugs make them wear big.
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Old 14 January 2021, 09:39 AM   #34
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It's not 1945 last I checked... 39mm is the smallest I'll go so that it doesn't get confused for my wives timepiece.
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Old 14 January 2021, 09:50 AM   #35
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I think the point is that itís persisted 75 years and is still desirable and still looks sophisticated and understated. The juryís still out on whether the dinner plate size is a good look or not. FWIW, I think it will go the way of square toed shoes.
41mm DJ has been in production for 12ish years going strong... it's in their new lineup too. Hasn't gone anywhere. Most other watches in their lineup moving to larger cases too... not a trend anymore but becoming the standard.
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Old 14 January 2021, 10:02 AM   #36
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41mm DJ has been in production for 12ish years going strong... it's in their new lineup too. Hasn't gone anywhere. Most other watches in their lineup moving to larger cases too... not a trend anymore but becoming the standard.

12 years isnít 75. Thatís only as long as flared pants and paisley neck ties.
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Old 14 January 2021, 10:24 AM   #37
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12 years isnít 75. Thatís only as long as flared pants and paisley neck ties.
Fair enough, time will tell!

Don't get me wrong, I like 36mm for vintage watches but wouldn't buy a modern 36mm for my wrist and overall proportions... I need something more substantial, and it seems so do a lot of others.

One of my favorite references is the Datejust Thunderbird Turn-O-graph... but it just looks dainty on me, and I don't prefer that look.

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Old 14 January 2021, 11:33 AM   #38
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We are not talking about modern Rolex this is the vintage section
The original posters watch is very nice and I am sure he will enjoy wearing it
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Old 14 January 2021, 11:36 AM   #39
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We are not talking about modern Rolex this is the vintage section
The original posters watch is very nice and I am sure he will enjoy wearing it

I agree. A nice DJ at a reasonable price
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Old 14 January 2021, 11:54 AM   #40
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Great watch, best of luck. Love the vintage. I picked up this 1978 a few months ago and love it!
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Old 14 January 2021, 12:08 PM   #41
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OP, if you don't have enough affirmative advice by now, I will add my voice to the choir saying that you've found a nice example of the classic silver dial 1601 (one of the more common variants) at a good price. If it appeals to you, you should buy it before someone else beats you to it. Don't dilly dally.
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Old 14 January 2021, 12:11 PM   #42
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Thatís gorgeous. These vintage TT pieces have a totally different character than the newer ones
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Old 14 January 2021, 05:38 PM   #43
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OP, I think these classic 36mm DJs are great.

Have a 7.25" wrist and think size is perfect.

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Old 14 January 2021, 06:59 PM   #44
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It's truly all in your head, whatever you believe is true for you. This is my 36mm 1600 on my 7.5 inch wrist, looks great to me. :)

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41mm DJ has been in production for 12ish years going strong... it's in their new lineup too. Hasn't gone anywhere. Most other watches in their lineup moving to larger cases too... not a trend anymore but becoming the standard.
Yes, but the 36mm DJ hasn't gone anywhere either ... for 75 years. The 36mm DJ, vintage or modern, has the most DNA of any men's Rolex from the original. That just one reason I love it.
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Old 15 January 2021, 02:29 AM   #46
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Very nice I much prefer these over the new Datejusts.
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Old 15 January 2021, 04:34 AM   #47
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Yes, but the 36mm DJ hasn't gone anywhere either ... for 75 years. The 36mm DJ, vintage or modern, has the most DNA of any men's Rolex from the original. That just one reason I love it.
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Old 15 January 2021, 04:35 AM   #48
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Very nice I much prefer these over the new Datejusts.
Me too.
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