Out of curiosity

Mar 14, 2019,06:54 AM

I have not seen any mention of the Rolex Sky Dweller in my short time on this forum. I think it is a really great looking watch. Certainly is not subtle, but I really like it. I am not in the market for one anymore, but for a while it was in the running (I went with a Patek 5135j). Besides a high price point (which I know doesn't scare many of you off) is there any reason that this reference doesn't seem to be very popular?


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I like the watch, but IT IS the high price point that scares me off.

 By: Thomas_3 : March 14th, 2019-07:09
I actually bought another watch with a 24 hr hand that I enjoy. Does it match the Sky Dweller? Absolutely not but I enjoy it and it gets worn a few times a month in my rotation.. I have 2 Rolex already and really didn't want a 3rd anyway.

You are right....

 By: Baron - Mr Red : March 14th, 2019-08:26
It doesn't seem to be that popular here. For me, at that price point there are plenty of other watches I would be inclined towards. Also, the fluted bezel is something that often polarises people. I have none in my collection....so never even get to the p... 

For me it was a matter of not being proportional.

 By: Signo : March 14th, 2019-09:33
I think whenever Rolex goes beyond 40mm, it gets real tricky and hard to get it right. Sometimes I get the feeling that I'm looking at 2 dials, one superimposed on top of the other (Rolex tried to fix this problem with the newer dial). I briefly thought a...  

The steel version, black or blue dial, is relatively popular, here...

 By: amanico : March 14th, 2019-09:58
Several of us own it. Now, it is a big watch, quite high in price, even if it is justified by its complication(s), and the fluted bezel may not be everybody's taste. But it is a very good watch! And such an UnRolex Rolex, too! Best, Nicolas ...  

Sorry I don’t agree

 By: GreatPilot@me.com : March 14th, 2019-16:45
I think the Sky-Dweller, especially with the blue dial, is a bargain. Take a look at the new SS Moser (sports watch) for $15,500, no complications compared to the annual calendar/dual time Rolex with a white gold fluted bezel. The Sky-Dweller is thinner, ... 

It’s a bargain on paper

 By: ripper444 : March 14th, 2019-17:06
Try to find a blue dial skydweller for msrp. It’s not a thing. Kind of sucks but that’s the reality.

I like it

 By: ripper444 : March 14th, 2019-17:04
But I don’t see a point waiting for it or paying double MSRP for the SS models. I think the datejust II has the same look minus the complex annual cal. The gold one... forget it I think there are much cooler watches out there for that price.

~ 5 years of ownership ...

 By: diracpoint : March 14th, 2019-17:12
with this one, and still I like it a lot!!! It may sound crazy, but I have compared this watch with other watches, including Langes and Pateks, that are roughly in the same price bracket. However, I cannot say that those watches are clear winner for me co...  

The PM Skydweller is a very nice watch but heavy on my wrist especially the bracelet ones.

 By: Greenwatch : March 15th, 2019-04:17
On the leather strap, it sits a bit like “falling off my wrist” when I was previously trying it on my AD. But the SS blue dial Skydweller and even the black one are so much better on my wrist, a bit larger, but the weight is manageable. I had the opportun...