Totally agree on the jubilee and fluted bezel. I was not a fan of either. And then my dad gave me a Datejust. Call me an ungrateful [email protected], but at first I was not over the moon. I'm a younger gent, so of course I would have preferred a steel sports. But now that I have spent some time with the Datejust and learned just what it's about, I'm glad I have it over any other Rolex and not just because it was gifted to me. Most likely he knew all this before and knew this was the best way to explain it. The Datejust is the perfect watch for gentleman IMHO.Agree. fluted/jubilee DJs are stunning and are the only Rolex I actually lust over.
Also agree that the Yachtmaster is a Superior aesthetic to the Sub. The metal bezel does wonders. Otherwise, they look the same to me.
I've always felt that the ALS style was a bit too sterile for my liking. I think it works very well for more complex designs such as the L1, Zeitwerk, or that crazy tourbillon regulator, but for something like a Saxonia it's just a bit too plain. To be fair, I have similar complaints for the stick-hands-and-indices dress watches from other brands as well, in a non-complicated watch special attention should be taken for the dial and indices to really be something special.Haha well I know they are unpopular opinions. I was hesitating to write the ALS one especially since it is sure to be a point of departure even among us contrarians. But I suppose the point of the thread is to shake things up. The only ALS I really like is the Lange 1, the rest do nothing for me. And I tried to force it by putting a model on my wish list, but I felt no chemistry after a few months so I moved on.