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Rolex Datejust 36: The World's Best Watch? A Collector's Guide To Luxury Preowned Watches

Contact tmosso@thewatchbox.com for pricing and availability; Either I have it, or I can get it! Luxury preowned watches return to the small screen as YouTube’s ultimate luxury watch collector’s guide showcases Rolex, Omega, Patek Philippe, and Audemars Piguet watches. The WatchBox inventory of preowned watches joins forces with the narrative advice of watch collector Tim Mosso to create the internet’s only live luxury watch safari. The best men’s watches and best watch brands are right here on “Wake Up with Watches.” Launched in 1945, the Rolex Datejust is an all-time great among luxury watch models. Originally a 36mm watch with three hands and a date, the Datejust has defied time, fleeting fashions, and competitors; at 76 years old, Rolex’s longtime standard-bearer is an evergreen delight. Today’s Datejust model is the reference 116234. Composed of 904L stainless steel and 18-karat white gold, this example incorporates elements of dress watches and sports watches. The sporty side of this Datejust is evident in its fully luminescent dial, primarily steel construction, and Rolex Oyster bracelet. All of these options allow this watch to be used for swimming and at night; the Oyster bracelet offers greater physical resilience than the Jubilee. Also sporty in appearance, the Oyster endows the DJ36 with some of the effortless cool factor of the Submariner, GMT-Master, and Daytona. Inside the Oyster case, the Rolex caliber 3135 automatic movement enjoys 100-meter water resistance. This manufacture movement includes a 48-hour power reserve, hacking seconds, and a quickset date. For good measure, Rolex certifies the 3135 with the COSC as a Swiss chronometer. Additional refinements include a full balance bridge for strength, a free sprung balance for stability and precision, and a handmade Breguet overcoil hairspring for consistent timing in any position. Additional favorites of watch collectors include two versions of the AP Royal Oak, a stainless steel Vacheron Constantin Cornes de Vache chronograph, and the most coveted sports watch of our time, the Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711. • 26:26 A. Lange & Sohne 1815 Tourbillon 760.032F rose gold, stop seconds, silver dial $99,500 • 05:50 Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 15400OR.OO.1220OR.02 $78,950 • 09:17 Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore “Ghost” 26470IO.OO.A006CA.01 $34,950 o Titanium case with ceramic bezel and crowns: rubber strap • 11:25 Blancpain Fifty Fathoms Grande Date 5050-12B30-B52A titanium, big date $12,950 • 23:27 Greubel Forsey Balancier Contemporain Red Gold, power reserve o Not yet priced: email tmosso@thewatchbox.com for pricing • 29:03 H. Moser & Cie Endeavour Perpetual Moon Concept Aventurine 1801-0402 o Email tmosso@thewatchbox.com for pricing • 20:46 Kari Voutilainen / Voutilainen Vingt-8 V-8R B.14.1001 rose gold, power reserve $104,950 o Limited edition of 25 pieces with hacking seconds • 40:14 Konstantin Chaykin Green Halloween Pumpkin K07-0.BR02.05 bronze case, moonphase $24,950 • 32:44 Omega De Ville Central Tourbillon 5943.40.31 platinum, flying tourbillon, chronometer $48,950 • 37:21 Patek Philippe 5172G-001 Chronograph, white gold, blue dial o Not yet priced: email tmosso@thewatchbox.com for pricing • 03:00 Patek Philippe Nautilus 5711/1A-010 stainless steel $109,950 • 13:34 Speake-Marin One & Two Openworked Dual Time Mint, retrograde, GMT • 00:34 Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 116234, steel and white gold, blue dial, Oyster bracelet $9,950 • 15:40 Romain Gauthier Insight Micro-Rotor Titanium MON00375 $73,950 • 17:54 Romain Gauthier Logical One MON00164 white gold, fusee and chain, enamel dial $129,945 • 35:03 Vacheron Constantin Historiques Cornes de Vache 1955 5000H/000A-B582, stainless steel, $39,950 Please subscribe to our channel for the best luxury watch reviews on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/WatchBoxReviews/?sub_confirmation=1 Visit our website at www.thewatchbox.com for the latest pre-owned luxury watch arrivals and industry-leading value in previously loved luxury timepieces.