30 Jul '12, 8pm

A Vintage Watch Nerd's Critical Dissection Of The Rolex Daytona, Past To Present (Part 1/3) — HODINKEE

Nearly 25 years after the introduction of the first self-winding Daytona, versions in stainless steel remain one of the most difficult watches to buy new from an authorized dealer. A prize that’s typically reserved for a dealer’s best clients, every authorized dealer I’ve spoken with has claimed a waiting list ranging from one to five years. Fortunately for me, thanks to Fourtané Jewelers of Carmel, CA , a world class Rolex authorized dealer that also specializes in vintage Rolex watches, I was able to get my hands on a brand new stainless steel version, fitted with a black dial – my favorite configuration. On loan to me for a week, I’ll share with you some impressions from the perspective of a vintage Rolex fan. But first, let’s take a look at the gradual evolution and incremental changes leading up to today’s modern version… The Evolution The fifth line of text at 12 o’c...

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