This week I am taking it back to basics with the Rolex 36 mm Oyster Perpetual replica watches. Earlier in the year, we reviewed the new 39mm Oyster Perpetual released at Baselworld 2015, so I decided to review the smaller 36 mm women’s version that was released in 2014.
Despite encountering (and admiring) a number of Rolex wristwatches throughout my career, I have personally never owned Rolex waterproof fake watches. The only time I have spent some serious QT with one was when my mom lent me her ladies’ Yachtmaster with a 35 mm case for a few months. I remember loving the way it felt and how sporty it was. I was happy to have the same familiar feeling when I slipped on the 36 mm Oyster Perpetual, which was released in 2014 along with a 31 mm version.
First of all, the watch fits like glove. Heavy without weighing your arm down, this puppy is sturdy and built to last for a long time. The 904L steel Oyster bracelet and Oysterlock clasp are classic and continue to show that Rolex is still in the luxury sporting high quality Rolex watches game.
The 36 mm Oyster Perpetual has several different dial color options, including red grape, white grape, steel (seen here), white lacquer with Roman numerals, and Azzuro blue with Roman numerals. This piece focuses on the steel dial version with baton indexes. The sunburst dial is iridescent but understated. My only issue is that the luminous baton indexes are slightly too big and weigh down the overall look, especially at the 3, 6, and 9 o’clock positions where the indexes are doubled. However, this is not a deal-breaker.