It is important to understand each watch in the context of the greater watch industry during the time that Swiss Rolex replica created it. Despite being introduced less than ten years apart from one another, the driving factors behind the creation of the Submariner and the Datejust are actually incredibly different.
When the waterproof fake Rolex Submariner was first released in 1953, the sport of scuba diving was still in its infancy and the concept of a watch designed specifically for diving was still just beginning to take form. The Rolex Submariner was one of the very first dive watches ever created and the first one able to achieve a water-resistance rating of 100 meters. As the Submariner was intended to be a purpose-built timing tool, aesthetics were entirely secondary to its ability to function on the wrist of a diver, and so the original Submariner watches all have rather stark and utilitarian appearances.
Over the years, the Rolex Submariner has transitioned from tool watch to status symbol, and Rolex has continued to add additional aesthetic options to the Submariner collection as it firmly asserts itself as an outright luxury item. Despite additional dial and bezel colors now being available (along with precious metal versions of the watch) the core aesthetic of the Submariner has remained largely unchanged over the years. While the Submariner watches that Rolex sells today are far more refined and luxurious than the inaugural model, they still are incredibly capable professional dive watches that sit at the absolute top of their class.
Conversely, the fake Rolex Datejust with date window was created in an era before the concept of a purpose-built tool watch really existed. Rolex’s first sports watch was the Explorer and it did not make an appearance until 1953. When Rolex introduced the Datejust in 1945, most people did not own multiple watches, and whatever watch they did own needed to be reliable and versatile enough to be worn every day and paired with a wide variety of different outfits and attire.
Rolex built much of its reputation by building reliable and water-resistant timepieces that could survive the rigors of everyday use. Like the various Oyster Perpetual models that pre-dated it, the first Rolex Datejust featured the brand’s waterproof Oyster case paired with its self-winding Perpetual movement, granting it the title of being the world’s first chronometer wristwatch with an automatically changing date display. While the Submariner was intended to be an underwater tool, the Datejust was originally positioned as Rolex’s flagship watch and was initially only offered in solid yellow gold.
Over the years, the Datejust collection has grown and it now includes everything from humble stainless steel models, to ultra-luxurious references that are crafted entirely from solid gold and set with diamonds and other gemstones. However, despite the numerous luxury-oriented versions now available, the core philosophy of the Datejust collection has remained unchanged, and the modern Datejust watches that Rolex produces today still offer all of the precision, reliability, and water-resistance necessary to be the only watch that you will ever need.