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View attachment 956291 View attachment 956292 View attachment 956294 View attachment 956296 Stopped by Tiny Jewel Box here in DC based on recommendations from the thread. Tried on DJ 36 and 41 as well as IWC 3714. I’m leaning toward a DJ36 after trying them on. Cartier pic is my daily wear for reference.

Yet another example where a 36mm DJ destroys the competition. I have a 116200 and could not recommend it more highly. I advise going with the oyster bracelet for versatility. The blue dial/stick markers is a winner. I went with silver but won't lie that every time I see the blue it makes me question that decision.

Good luck w whatever you end up with
 

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Yet another example where a 36mm DJ destroys the competition. I have a 116200 and could not recommend it more highly. I advise going with the oyster bracelet for versatility. The blue dial/stick markers is a winner. I went with silver but won't lie that every time I see the blue it makes me question that decision.

Good luck w whatever you end up with

Ah... a true Rolex purist I see? I think the 36 mm proportions are nice, but luckily they also added the 126300 and the likes to the line up to replace the bloated DJ II proportions. I can’t recommend the DJ41 enough, and the fact it really only measures 39.xx mm across the width of the case.
 

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I stopped by again today with cash in hand. We’re working on a deal for it. I’m pushing for another couple hundred off because it doesn’t have the warranty card. I can wait a couple of days - they’d be shipping it to me anyway.

No warranty card should command at least another $500+ off. No way I’d buy it without papers.

Have you tried David SW? I’ve used him for several purchases and he can’t be recommended enough on the Rolex forums. What is it that you’re after?
 

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No warranty card should command at least another $500+ off. No way I’d buy it without papers.

Have you tried David SW? I’ve used him for several purchases and he can’t be recommended enough on the Rolex forums. What is it that you’re after?
DavidSW and Takuya are both highly recommend on the Rolex forums. DavidSW has a much larger Rolex selection online than Takuya but if you email Takuya I'm sure he can find what you want.
 

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DavidSW and Takuya are both highly recommend on the Rolex forums. DavidSW has a much larger Rolex selection online than Takuya but if you email Takuya I'm sure he can find what you want.

Thanh is great. I love how I can text either at any time and they respond immediately.
 

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I stopped by again today with cash in hand. We’re working on a deal for it. I’m pushing for another couple hundred off because it doesn’t have the warranty card. I can wait a couple of days - they’d be shipping it to me anyway.
Nice. I agree with all the others who have said that it looks the best on you. :)

For me, the classic Datejust has become a favourite, and even more so now that the proper end links for the Oyster bracelet arrived:

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DJs generally seem to offer a good balance between complex details and overall simplicity, and I find that the original 36 mm size somehow works with everything. There's just something chilled-out about wearing one; you don't really feel the need for a different watch.

There are near-limitless variations on the model. Just to complicate your decision a bit, here’s a photo of one of my favourite modern configurations:

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I used to think the fluted bezel was completely lame, but now I really dig the effect it adds in real life. Of course, it would probably look even better with the blue dial. :)
 
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No warranty card should command at least another $500+ off. No way I’d buy it without papers.

Have you tried David SW? I’ve used him for several purchases and he can’t be recommended enough on the Rolex forums. What is it that you’re after?

DavidSW and Takuya are both highly recommend on the Rolex forums. DavidSW has a much larger Rolex selection online than Takuya but if you email Takuya I'm sure he can find what you want.

I'll start by saying no warranty might only command $500 off, but depending on the buyer and a potential future buyer down the road it may matter. I would say see what else you can find with a warranty and what sort of deal you can get before going after this one.

My last purchase was from DavidSW. I'd contacted him numerous times before that. I would definitely recommend him. I've also had communication with Takuya multiple times and he's always been quite responsive.
 

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Nice choice @JohnGalt! I will warn you that once you decide to own more than one nice mechanical watch, the tumble down the rabbit hole can be quite rapid indeed.
 

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Thanks guys - it should be waiting for me at home on Tuesday. Did I mention that I paid with Amex instead of the cash I had on me because they wouldn’t come down further on price? :devil:
 

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