Because the official name of the Datejust is the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust, people sometimes think that the Oyster Perpetual and the Datejust are the same things. However, these are two different replica Rolex watch models. What is the easiest way to distinguish them? The Oyster Perpetual has no date display, while the Datejust always has a date display at the three o’clock marker, most often found under a Cyclops magnifying glass.
The “constant” part of the Oyster Perpetual name refers to the self-winding mechanical movement inside its water-resistant Oyster case. Oyster Perpetual watches always featured automatic mechanical movements. Although Rolex did produce quartz watches known as Oysterquartz, these watches were not Oyster Perpetual. Instead, they are actually special versions of the Datejust or Day-Date, and these quartz-operated models all feature a date window at 3 o’clock.
As with almost all models produced by this iconic luxury watchmaker, the replica Rolex Oyster Perpetual is a great investment. This watch is effortlessly timeless and an undisputed classic, which means there will always be a market for it. In addition, like all Rolex watches, the Oyster Perpetual has an amazing ability to retain its value despite constant wear and use.
Currently produced Oyster Perpetual models sell for significantly more than their new retail price on the open market, while older Oyster Perpetual models are the perfect entry-level watch for new collectors due to their relatively affordable and stable price on the secondary market.
There are many ways to identify a Rolex Oyster Perpetual. However, because of the long history of this watch and the many different variants produced, it is the different generations of the Oyster Perpetual that you need to be aware of when verifying the authenticity of the Oyster Perpetual. We recommend checking out the complete “How to Spot a Fake Rolex” guide in our resource center for the most comprehensive and up-to-date tips on how to properly authenticate a Rolex watch.
Sadly, counterfeiters are becoming more and more capable of copying Rolex designs, and sometimes the only way to truly identify a Rolex Oyster Perpetual is to open it up and examine the components of its movement with a high magnification lens. This is why it is important to only purchase a Rolex replica from an authorized retailer or a trusted and reliable pre-owned dealer who offers a warranty and lifetime guarantee of authenticity for their products.