Rolex NoDate Silver Arabic and Blue Stick Dial Stainless Steel Oyster Bracelet Watch 177200SABLSO Review


Rolex NoDate Bracelet Watch 177200SABLSO
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    Editor: 81%
  • Value for Money
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Review Summary:

The first Rolex watch was the Oyster. It was the first dustproof and waterproof watch in the market. It was named as such because the original maker of Rolex watches found inspiration from oysters that were difficult to open. Since then, the term Oyster has been used to refer to the water resistant property of Rolex watches and the specific style of their bracelets.

The Rolex Oyster Perpetual

One of the best Rolex Oyster watches has to be the No Date Oyster Perpetual. This model comes in a variety of styles but among the most popular is the Silver Dial with Blue Sticks. It uses Arabic numbers for the 3:00, 6:00 and 9:00 positions. Its simple face and watch marks give it the classic Rolex look. Its other features include the following:

  • Stainless Steel Case
  • Oyster-style Bracelet with a Push Button Release Clasp
  • Outer Rim Minute Markers
  • Self-winding Mechanism (hence the term Perpetual)
  • Sapphire Crystal Dial Window that’s Scratch Resistant
  • Solid Back Case that makes it Water Resistant for more than 300 ft.

The Pros

Based on its specifications, the Rolex Oyster Perpetual is truly in a league of its own. And here’s why so many people can’t get their hands off of it.

  • Virtually Indestructible

With its water, scratch and dust resistant properties, this watch can handle some punishment. Plus, its stainless steel case means it will never lose its shine even when exposed to the elements.

  • Classic Rolex Look

People buy Rolex watches for the prestige. That said, no one will mistake the Oyster Perpetual as being made by any other company. This watch positively screams Rolex; which isn’t exactly a bad thing.

  • Low-Maintenance

Aside from its indestructibility, the fact that this watch is self-winding means the owner doesn’t have to worry so much about maintaining it. This watch will keep time perfectly as long as no one modifies it.

  • Simple Elegance

The Oyster’s silver design and blue marks give at a simple elegance that works with any look. Owners can wear it at the office and straight to the nightclub. Plus, it can be worn by men of any age.

  • Most Affordable Model

Usually, the biggest set-back of Rolex watches is their cost. It’s a good thing that the Oyster Perpetual is the cheapest model in the Rolex line

The Cons

Despite its numerous features, there are certain setbacks to owning the No Date Oyster.

  • No Date

There is no built-in date function on this watch. This can be a problem for those who want this feature integrated in their time pieces. That said, very few people actually need their watches to figure out what date it is; hence this is a minor problem.

  • Individuality

The Oyster has the classic Rolex look. That said, those who wish to stand out and show their individuality may not find this watch suitable for their tastes.

The Verdict

The Oyster Perpetual is a watch that stands time. Anyone who sees this watch will recognize the Rolex style immediately. Plus at less than $5,000, this watch is a steal. Whether it’s for one’s self or a gift for someone else, no one can go wrong when buying this watch.

 

The first Rolex watch was the Oyster. It was the first dustproof and waterproof watch in the market. It was named as such because the original maker of Rolex watches found inspiration from oysters that were difficult to open. Since then, the term Oyster has been used to refer to the water resistant property of Rolex watches and the specific style of their bracelets.

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