WatchOtaku : Rolex Daytona


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The Rolex Daytona is an iconic watch, distinctive in style and often difficult to purchase. Even by Rolex standards it is expensive, often near 15k in steel.

Personally, I don't like it very much - no date window (really?), low-contrast hands and the spectacularly useless fixed tachymeter bezel.

That, and even in steel it's way too blingy. This is a watch to demonstrate your wealth to all and sundry.


Introduced in the 1960s, the Daytona has used at least three different movements - the Zenith El Primero, the Rolex 4130 and at least one other, probably a Valjoux.

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