Rolex Date and Rolex Datejust are without doubt one of the two most popular model in the Rolex collection. The usual question is :”What is the difference between these two models?” Since both of the watches look practically the same it is easy to get confused ,especially when you are purchasing on the internet, and you are only able to see pictures.
In reality both watches are the same except for the size difference. The Datejust case measures 36 mm in width and its bracelet is 20 mm. While the Date has 34 mm case and 19 mm Band. Therefore what makes them distinct is 2 mm on the case and 1 mm on the band. If you are at a jewelry shop would be easy to distinguish them when you have the watches side by side . However what if you do not have them to compare because you only see one model at the store or because you see it on the internet? Well it is easy if you have the reference number. The Rolex Datejust would have models such as 116200, 16200, 16000, 1600. The Rolex Date would have numbers such as 115200, 15200, 15000, 1500. It will all depend how old the watch is and what features it has. As a rule of thumb keep in mind that Datejust will have 16 in between and the Date 15 in between. Usually sellers put the model numbers on the descriptions of items , if not just ask them and they should politely provide them. If you have the watch in your possession you can also remove the bracelet and the reference numbers will be on the case between the lugs.
If you are looking to buy a Rolex watch and you are undecided between these two models then just keep in mind that the Datejust is slightly bigger. If you are looking for a smaller watch then the Date is your best option otherwise the Datejust is your watch. Also it is important to know that even though they are considered to be men’s watches, that standard does not exist anymore since they are very popular among women and the trend is going toward bigger watches everyday.
Source by Oscar Messina