Which Rolex should I get?

USALV

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Hello TPFs,

I've been thinking about getting a Rolex. This will be my very first Rolex. I went by the Rolex store today and I saw a few that I like and the SA recommended the 36mm. I think that she is spot on with that recommendation. So, here are the ones that I like the most.:biggrin:

1. Reference No. 116233 Datejust Oyster Steel and Yellow gold with silver dial, fluted bezel.
http://www.rolex.com/watches/datejust/m116233-0169.html

2. No. 116203 Datejust oyster steel and yellow gold with w/diamond on dial
http://www.rolex.com/watches/datejust/m116203-0138.html

3. No. 116200 Date-just oyster steel silver dial
http://www.rolex.com/watches/datejust/m116200-0074.html

Any suggestions or recommendation? What you think about these watches?

Thank you,
 

chessmont

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I like number 1 the best.

I like the two-tone better, but I am not a fan of the smooth bezel. I think #1 looks so classic.
 

Netminder1

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Unless you have a very thin wrist, go for the 36mm. Bigger watches are the style. Easier to read and much better resale. If you can pull off a 39-41mm Rolex that would be my recommendation. I see lots of stars wearing the Daytona model.
 

youngster

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What jewelry do you wear on a daily basis?

I think you should consider which watch would look best with those pieces. For example, if you wear more streamlined, modern pieces then maybe the smooth bezel is the way to go. If your taste runs more toward vintage and more ornate pieces, perhaps the fluted bezel would be a better choice. The smooth bezel is a cleaner, sportier look to me and the fluted is a bit dressier. I have one of each and tend to alternate them in that way, wearing the fluted one when I'm dressing up a bit more and the smooth bezel when I'm dressing more casually.