The watch world was blessed with just a few remarkable ladies’ watches and the Rolex Datejust is one of these few designs. It is an exceptional model of unique beauty and refinement and the entire collection is a perfect symbol for timeless elegance. The watch follows the classic Rolex design, but with its 26 mm case has that feminine touch needed for its client base. It is a very small and delicate timepiece, a true work of art forged from the finest steel and adorned with precious diamonds. Without a doubt, the Rolex Datejust is the ideal glamour watch, a modern fashion jewelry that will never be out of style
The first watch with an automatically changing date displayed on the dial was introduced in 1945 and it represents the source of inspiration for the contemporary Rolex Lady Datejust. The womens’ version of this revolutionary timepiece has a softer and classier appearance, but it basically respects all the main functional and aesthetical principles of the first DateJust design.
I have recently purchased a replica of the Lady Datejust. At that time it seemed to me like the most appropriate idea considering the high price of the original watch. I thought I could never save so much as to afford the very expensive authentic Rolex. In the end, I was very disappointed with the whole experience of buying a replica and I felt that I must share it with others and this way possibly prevent someone else from going through the same hassle and disappointment as I did.
This replica is surely not intended for daily use and most certainly it is not a watch that will pass the test of time. I wore it daily and after 3 months I started noticing that the stainless steel was rubbing off. I was very surprised, especially as it was advertised as solid stainless steel. The sad part is that this type of defect is not covered by the guarantee or this is what the company informed me. Either way, sending it back for a replacement was not a trouble I was willing to go through. A couple hundred dollars replica is just not worth the long wait and nerves.
And there were many other defects I have spotted on this replica. The most annoying one was the closing part of the bracelet. On the real watch, the clasp should have been a hidden one, shaped like the rest of the links. All Datejust models have a concealed clasp making the band look like a continuous bracelet with the Rolex logo applied in the middle. On my imitation the band looks very fake because the clasp is very visible. It is incredibly noticeable making it clear that we are dealing with a knock-off.
Also, the writing on the dial is messy and irregular. It so bad that you know from the start something is off with this DateJust. Furthermore, the letters on the face of the watch started to fade off and I simply do not understand how this was possible as these are not subject to any external factors. Including the weight and feel of the replicas are different. The imitation doesn’t feel as sturdy and heavy as the real one. The quality of the metal is poor and the band is hollow. This reduces significantly the weight of the watch and it doesn’t feel at all like the real Datejust.
The bottom line is that this Rolex Lady Datejust replica is just an awful attempt of cloning the perfection of the original watch. The design, the craftsmanship and the quality of the materials are some of the worst I have ever seen. What has disappointed me even more is the refusal of the company to even consider these problems and try to offer me a satisfactory solution. They simply did not care and did not bother to deal with these complaints. If you just look at these photos you will notice most of the defects I have mentioned above: the steel has worn off almost completely, the writing on the dial is fading off and the claps looks terribly fake. After three months of use the watch is in the worst possible state and it cannot be worn anymore. So now the only option for me is to throw it in the trash bin and learn my lesson about replica watches: quality doesn’t come cheap. If you want a Rolex that will last a lifetime then you need to start saving money for the original one.
Last modified: January 4, 2014