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    Thinking about buying a Rolex 116200 DJ - would like advice.

    I am very new to Rolex and am curious if this watch is truly worth its weight as my first Rolex and a "grail" of some sorts. It's at the very top of my budget currently, so I'm a tad reluctant to pull the trigger. I'd be looking in the used market (in TZ 96%+ condition). I'm also torn on regular numbering for the dial or Roman numerals. Any thoughts would be very much appreciated.

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    Re: Thinking about buying a Rolex 116200 DJ - would like advice.

    I like the Roman numerals myself, great watch and looks great.

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    Re: Thinking about buying a Rolex 116200 DJ - would like advice.

    All Rolex's are worth their weight. Don't let anyone convince you otherwise.
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    Re: Thinking about buying a Rolex 116200 DJ - would like advice.

    I would go for it. Great watch. I'm a huge fan of roman numerals but on this watch I would stick to just markers.
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    Re: Thinking about buying a Rolex 116200 DJ - would like advice.

    As said, few brands are a safer bet if you select the watch (and seller) carefully.
    I like that model and wish I had the spare cash myself. Dial style is purely personal. So many to choose from.
    I have a bit of a thing for the Tuxedo dial.

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    Re: Thinking about buying a Rolex 116200 DJ - would like advice.

    Quote Originally Posted by GlennO View Post
    As said, few brands are a safer bet if you select the watch (and seller) carefully.
    I like that model and wish I had the spare cash myself. Dial style is purely personal. So many to choose from.
    I have a bit of a thing for the Tuxedo dial.


    Tuxedo with roulette date wheel is probably my favourite DJ.

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    Re: Thinking about buying a Rolex 116200 DJ - would like advice.

    I love the Rolex Datejust. It's got a real classic look, and you can't beat a Rolex for good value. It's like an investment, you can sell it one day for a better watch, or hang on to it and pass it on to your son.

    Great choice.

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    Re: Thinking about buying a Rolex 116200 DJ - would like advice.

    Is Rolex is truly worth its weight? It is all a matter of perception. They are extremely overhyped compared to what they are. They are very well built, sturdy tool watches that have evolved over a long time. Which is a great thing.... they don't and cannot possibly live up to their own hype of being the greatest thing since sliced bread though. I don't mean this as a knock on the watches, they are very good - they're just not that elite superwatch that you may think they are.

    I would say, don't buy it is an investment though - while Rolex may be the 'best' watch investment, there are other investments that will give you a higher return. Buy it because you think it is a great watch, which it is.

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    Re: Thinking about buying a Rolex 116200 DJ - would like advice.

    Quote Originally Posted by tigerpac View Post
    Is Rolex is truly worth its weight? It is all a matter of perception. They are extremely overhyped compared to what they are. They are very well built, sturdy tool watches that have evolved over a long time. Which is a great thing.... they don't and cannot possibly live up to their own hype of being the greatest thing since sliced bread though. I don't mean this as a knock on the watches, they are very good - they're just not that elite superwatch that you may think they are.

    I would say, don't buy it is an investment though - while Rolex may be the 'best' watch investment, there are other investments that will give you a higher return. Buy it because you think it is a great watch, which it is.
    +1! I think it's very interesting when people buy watches, or other collectible items claiming it's for an investment. These items may absolutely increase in value, but you're probably REALLY buying it because you like it. And hey, that's just fine because that's why you SHOULD buy a watch or any other collectible. If you're really going for an investment, there are better options (albeit less fun options for sure).
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    Re: Thinking about buying a Rolex 116200 DJ - would like advice.

    At this price point watches aren't just the sum of their parts - you're buying into prestige, brand name etc.

    If you like the watch and are happy to pay x for it then it's worth it and no one can argue otherwise.

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