The Datejust debuted in 1945 to commemorate the Rolex brand's 40th anniversary. Over the years, the collection has seen minor upgrades while still staying true to its original design. The Datejust gained widespread popularity in the 1970s after appearing on the wrist of a number of prominent actors. Then, 2009 marked a new era for the collection with the introduction of the Datejust II. Buying a Rolex Datejust watch is the perfect choice to start your Rolex collection. Shop our extensive selection of exceptional used Rolex Datejust watches for sale.
The Datejust was first introduced in 1945 in conjunction with the 40th Anniversary of the Rolex brand. To commemorate the occasion, they set out to create a timepiece that was different than any other watch offered at the time. What emerged was the Datejust, the first self-winding, water-resistant wristwatch with a date window on the dial.
Over the years, the Datejust has seen subtle improvements to its features while remaining true to its original design. One of the most noteworthy versions of the Datejust is the Turn-o-Graph, Ref. 1625, which was released in 1955. Another notable variation of the Datejust is the Datejust II, introduced in 2009. This sportier model features a new, self-winding movement, the Caliber 3136. Since the release of the Datejust II, pre-owned Datejust models have become increasingly popular.
Until the release of the Day-Date President in 1956, the Datejust was Rolex’s most popular model. It has served as the modern archetype of the classic watch and the forerunner for other favorite Rolex models. No matter what type of strap or dial color you prefer, the Datejust is offered in an array of sizes, colors, and metals to suit any unique style. This is part of its enduring appeal. Today, the Datejust continues to be one of the most prominent watches in the Rolex line-up.
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