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Rolex Datejust - New glass and complementary pressure test.

This Rolex was presented to me for a new glass and a complimentary pressure test and reseal.


This was undertaken in house in my workshop in Whittlesey, near Peterborough.


The Rolex Datejust is one of Rolex's most iconic and historically significant models. Here's a brief history of the Rolex Datejust:


1. **Introduction in 1945**: The Rolex Datejust was introduced in 1945 to mark Rolex’s 40th anniversary. It was the first wristwatch to feature an automatically changing date on the dial, a groundbreaking innovation at the time. This feature has since become standard in wristwatches.


2. **Oyster Case and Jubilee Bracelet**: The Datejust was introduced with the now-iconic Oyster case, which was waterproof and dustproof, ensuring durability. It also debuted with the Jubilee bracelet, designed specifically for the Datejust, which provided a blend of elegance and comfort.


3. **Cyclops Lens Addition**: In the 1950s, Rolex added the Cyclops lens over the date window to magnify the date for easier reading. This feature became one of the distinctive elements of the Datejust.


4. **Evolution and Variations**: Over the decades, the Datejust has seen numerous updates and variations, including changes in size, materials, and dial designs. Models have been made in steel, Rolesor (a combination of steel and gold), and full gold. It has also come in various sizes, with the introduction of midsize and Lady-Datejust versions.


5. **Technological Advancements**: Rolex has continually improved the movement and features of the Datejust. In recent years, the introduction of the Caliber 3235 movement brought enhanced precision, power reserve, and reliability.


6. **Popularity and Cultural Impact**: The Datejust has been worn by numerous notable figures, including presidents, celebrities, and other influential people, cementing its status as a symbol of sophistication and success.


The Rolex Datejust remains one of the most popular and enduring models in Rolex's lineup, cherished for its timeless design, precision, and functionality.

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