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  1. Dan S Jul 22, 2022

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    I have been taking advantage of the current market to add some vintage DJs to my collection. This 16014 has a particularly nice dial so I thought I would make a post and see if I can draw out some photos of special dials from other members.

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  2. TheGreekPhysique Jul 22, 2022

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    I love that dial Dan! Datejust's seemingly are the cheapest they have been in years. Glad to see you are taking advantage of it! They are fun watches for sure.
     
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  3. Dan S Jul 22, 2022

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    Vintage DJ prices were really rising over the previous few years before this drop, and I expect that will happen again at some point, so personally I think this is the time to grab them. Especially if you like the classic silver dials, which are quite easy to find at good prices these days. The prices for the exotic and colored dials are still a little sticky. I used to see DJs as old-man watches, but I've come to appreciate them more and more with time. There's a reason they are such a classic and popular model, and they wear really well.

    This one turned out to be very appealing in person, also running great and the bracelet is long and solid. I'm actually more of a fan of the 4-digit DJs and engine-turned bezels, and I've also picked up a couple of those. But there's certainly something to be said for the 5-digits like this one. The quick-set date is convenient, and parts are still available for the 3XXX series movements. Unfortunately, Rolex has pretty much stopped supplying parts for the 15XX movements.
     
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  4. jantjewgm Jul 22, 2022

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    @Dan S what a beautiful dial. May I ask where you buy the Datejusts and what are the current prices now they dropped? On Chrono24 they still are high. Thanks!
     
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  5. Dan S Jul 22, 2022

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    Not on a public forum my friend. ;)
     
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  6. TheGreekPhysique Jul 22, 2022

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    I couldn't agree more Dan. I use to be turned off by the two-tone DJ as it the stigma around it was an old man watch but now that I am an old man myself I have grown to appreciate their beauty. Curious tho what draws you more to 4 digit over the 5 or 6?
     
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  7. Dan S Jul 22, 2022

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    I just like the older style cues like the pie-pan dial and acrylic crystal. Honestly, I really like the older DJs with alpha hands, but have not yet found one in the right condition.
     
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  8. vibe Jul 22, 2022

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    For me, DJs have to have a pie pan!
     
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  9. RevZMan123 Jul 22, 2022

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    I was hoping to get a nice 1601 from the mid 70s with the blue sigma dial but they are harder and harder to come across in decent shape
     
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  10. JwRosenthal Jul 22, 2022

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    I haven’t been watching the implosion- are we talking DJ’s being back down to pre-pandemic <$3k prices?? Maybe a slate birthyear 1603 isn’t off the table then eventually.
     
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  11. Dan S Jul 22, 2022

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    It's still not easy to find nice colored dials.
     
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  12. unxsr Jul 22, 2022

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    Wow Dan, that's one beautiful watch you got there.
    Congrats on the purchase!
     
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  13. lindo Jul 22, 2022

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    I jumped on this DateJust in a 1997 full set a couple of years ago because my Omega dominated collection needed a Rolex example. Like Dan, I liked the dial variation.

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  14. Dan S Jul 22, 2022

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    Like an accordion. Very cool.
     
  15. Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Jul 22, 2022

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    Damn, need me a DJ these are all stunning.
     
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  16. vibe Jul 22, 2022

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    Anthracite ghost 1600
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  17. JwRosenthal Jul 22, 2022

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  18. Bourne1984 Jul 23, 2022

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    Thanks for the info it’s really appreciated
     
  19. Traveler Jul 23, 2022

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    Also a recent acquisition….

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  20. JwRosenthal Jul 23, 2022

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    I really do like the DJ on the oyster, makes it look less precious.
     
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