[Video] My Hunt For A Rolex Day-Date With President Bracelet
You might have already seen the in-depth article on my Day-Date 18238 (if not, you can find it here), but we also decided to highlight this beautiful gold Rolex “President” in a video. The Day-Date is one of the most recognizable watches in the world, and perhaps a bit of a safe, and therefore the boring choice for a watch. But, buying a nice Rolex Day-Date is not as easy as you expect, there are several things you need to consider when you’re on the hunt for one.
I’ve been eying a Rolex Day-Date for a long time, but only in recent times (meaning recent years) did I feel I was ready for one. As I joked in the video, I needed to have a few grey hairs first, to make it feel right. But just recently, I found the right one for me. A Day-Date reference 18238.
The Day-Date reference 18238, on the President bracelet, was made from 1988 to 2000. Only to be succeeded by the six-reference 1182xx series, with a small bracelet upgrade. Before the 18238, there were the references (e.g. 18038 and before that, the 1803) without a double quick-sett, as I described here. Although the 18038 had a slightly thicker case, the double quick-set of the 18238 was a necessity for me. I know myself very well, if it’s too much effort, I will stop using or setting it properly.
Part of the fun — for me — in wearing the Day-Date is the wonderful President bracelet. It’s one of the most comfortable bracelets I’ve worn and ranks high in my list of favorites. And to top it off, there’s the concealed bracelet. You pull the Rolex logo and the gold clasp opens. In the video, I also discuss the importance of checking it on too much stretch.
Enjoy the video! Also, make sure to check out our other videos here.