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Watch Wars: Rolex Daytona vs. Rolex Datejust

Posted on July 06 2020

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Owning a Rolex is the ultimate sign of class and luxury. This brand of watches has long been associated with luxury—partly because of the high price tag and partly because of the next-level craftsmanship put into designing this line. Rolex watches for men and women are available in a number of different styles, but the Daytona and Datejust are two of the most popular.

Find The Perfect Rolex Watch

At Frost NYC, we carry an extensive collection of pre-owned Rolexes in pristine condition with the ability to add and customize specific features. If you’re looking to invest in a watch for yourself or give your girl a special gift, read up on the difference between the Daytona vs. the Datejust.

The History of the Rolex

Originally, Alfred Davis and Hans Wilsdorf began making watches in 1905 under the company name Wilsdorf and Davis, but just three years later, in 1908, they trademarked the name Rolex and this timeless timepiece was born. The Rolex was notable for the fact that it was the first chronometer watch to be certified by the Swiss Official Watch Rating Centre. Never before had an everyday watch been so precise (and well-made).

Fast forward more than 100 years later, and Rolex is still considered one of the best luxury watchmakers in the world. The Rolex is not only a superior product, but it also heavily connotes sophistication and class, which is why so many people flock to this brand. If you’re a real baller, you know Rolex is the way to go.

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The Rolex Daytona

Although the Rolex Daytona was officially debuted in 1962, the same year that the company was named the timekeeper of races in Daytona Beach, Florida, this style of watch was around for several decades prior. The main feature of the Daytona is its ability to record average speeds and elapsed racing times, making it an obvious choice for race car drivers, but the general public has become a big fan of this style because of its unique features and beautiful appearance.

Whether you’re looking for Rolexes for women or men, this watch is a top-notch choice. If you want to be able to track certain speeds and times, we recommend going with the Daytona. After all, no one does it better.

The Rolex Datejust

Considered one of the top 10 Rolex styles by Esquire magazine, the Datejust is most notable for its display date on the face of the watch. At the time when this style was created, the technology seemed revolutionary, though date displays are much more common now. However, the Datejust is easily one of the most popular and recognized styles of Rolex. So, you can guarantee the homies are going to be asking where you got your timepiece if you break this one out.

If you’re looking for a simple style with all the features and looks of a Rolex, the Datejust is probably the style for you. When you buy a Rolex from Frost NYC, you can make the watch completely your own with iced-out bezels or flashy watch face colors. While some may consider the Daytona to have a slightly more masculine style, the Datejust is the perfect unisex watch.

The Winner?

Let’s be real—everyone’s a winner when you’re rockin’ a Rolex. It really just depends on what you’re looking for. If you’re interested in the additional features on your watch (like tracking times and speed), the Daytona is an obvious choice. For anyone who wants a sharp-looking, luxurious watch without all the extra details, the Datejust is the way to go. No matter what you choose, everyone is a boss when they’re wearing a Rolex.

How to Style Your Rolex

When it comes to rockin’ a Rolex, there’s really no wrong way to wear it. But, there are some ways to dress up your timepiece. For a subtle, professional look, you can simply wear your Rolex solo. We promise people will do a double-take when they notice that signature crown logo on your wrist.

But, for the nights when you’re stepping out with the boys and you want to look a bit flashier, you can pair your watch with a gold bracelet or a few flashy gold chains to stunt on everybody in the club. If you really want your watch to stand out, dish out some extra dough on an iced-out piece.

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The Watch Wars Are Over Rolex Wins

Rolex is, without a doubt, one of the top luxury watch brands in the world—and for good reason. If you’re looking to step up your accessory game, get yourself a Rolex for men or women from Frost NYC, where you’ll find great prices and even better styles. The Rolex Datejust is the perfect starter piece for a simple, timeless look, but anyone seeking out a watch with more advanced features should definitely consider the Rolex Daytona. Either way, you’ll be looking fresh to death every time you break that watch out of its box.

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