As you might expect, the biggest comparison we need to make here is between this Datejust and its vintage
predecessors. It would be a mistake to think that the two Replica Watches are interchangeable, though they do share a lot
of traits. If you’re looking for an all-purpose watch that can take anything you can throw at it, I would shy away
from the more delicate vintage Datejusts, but if you want a dressier watch that captures that mid-century vibe, the
vintage DJ will serve you well. Price is a big factor here too – a standard 1960s or 1970s Datejust will set you
back about $2,000 to $4,000 depending on condition, bracelet, dial color, etc. More desirable models and rare
versions from the 1950s can fetch upwards of $20,000, with some even breaking the $50,000 mark, but we can set
those aside for now.
Staying in the family, there is the new Tudor Style. It comes in 4 sizes (28mm, 34mm, 38mm, and 41mm) in a variety
of dial colors, with all steel or two-tone construction, and on either a bracelet or a strap. The best analog here
would be the stainless steel Style on a matching bracelet in the 38mm size. You still have an incredibly robust
case, though in a slightly more modern style than the Datejust’s, and inside is an ETA 2892 movement, a solid
workhorse. At $2,300 in this configuration, the price is only about 1/3 that of the Datejust, making this a really
appealing alternative if you’re willing to make some compromises.
Omega is another usual suspect worth looking to for an all-purpose Replica Watches that packs a lot of punch. The best
comparison is the Seamaster Aqua Terra 150 M Master Co-Axial. The looks are a little sportier than those of the
Datejust, especially with the broad-arrow hand and textured black dial, but the 38.5mm size is still restrained by
today’s standards and the bracelet a three-link with polished center links. Powering the Aqua Terra is caliber
8500, a truly technology-packed movement. It’s anti-magnetic (indicated by the “Master” designation), has a co-
axial escapement, is chronometer certified, has a 60-hour power reserve, and can even be seen through a transparent
At $6,000, the Aqua Terra is nearly $2,000 less expensive than the Replica Rolex we have here, but only $600 less than the
36mm steel DJ without the white gold bezel, which makes this a more serious comparison than it might be otherwise.
Is the 36mm Datejust the least expensive time and date replica watches out there? No. Is it even the least expensive time and
date watch with a solidly built steel case, a sturdy bracelet to match, a technologically advanced movement inside,
and a beautiful, classic dial? No, it’s not that either. But it is a Replica Rolex Datejust. You’re buying into the history
and the future of one of the most iconic watches of all time, and there is something to be said for that. If you
really want the Datejust, there is probably no other watch that will tick all the boxes for you.