How to set your Rolex Datejust

Published on Sunday 16th of January 2022
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How to set your Rolex Datejust
 

Originally introduced into the Rolex collection in 1945 the Rolex Datejust is one of the most iconic models available on the watch market. It was the first wristwatch to have a date complication that changed itself at midnight, meaning that 'the date is always just' and providing the watch with its name; the Datejust. Later in 1953 the Datejust was given one of its iconic features, the cyclops lens and a small magnifying lens over the date and helping the wearer to see the date better.

There have been many variations and models of the Rolex Datejust with different size cases, bracelets and even materials. But even with these variations the watch has kept its signature style and design.

To set your Rolex Datejust you start by unscrewing the crown, then pulling out to the correct notch. The first notch allows you to set the date whereas the second sets the hands and time.

To begin we recommend setting the time to between 5.25 and 7.35, thus protecting the movement inside. Then push the crown into the first notch and setting the date to the previous date. Once this has been set pull the crown to the second notch and wind the time forward so that the date clicks over, then once this has happened set the watch to the desired time. Finally once the time and date is set push the crown back in and screw it back up onto the case to ensure the watch is sealed and it maintains its water resistancy.

How to set your Rolex Datejust 41 from Rolex on YouTube

 

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