I owned DJ with blue dial and ... sold it. IMHO Zenith all the way in this case. It just looks better. Dial is cleaner and no cyclops. [nt]

Jul 31, 2019,07:48 AM
 

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Zenith Defy Classic over DateJust?

 
 By: iwolf81 : July 30th, 2019-09:52
I have been looking for the perfect Rolex DateJust for me when I came across this new Zenith. I am totally blown away by its Genta-inspired design that preserves the Zenith heritage. The sparse writing on the dial is a welcome relief from the novels on my...  

I would prefer the DateJust and I already own one vs. the Zenith.

 
 By: Thomas_3 : July 30th, 2019-10:05
Just a personal thing but I prefer screw down crowns and I think the DJ will hold it's value and appreciate more over the Zenith. I do have a couple of watches without screw down crown but I stay away from water with them. Just my opinion but you asked.

The Screw-Down Crown syndrome

 
 By: cazalea : July 30th, 2019-10:25
It's obligatory at some levels but the screwing-down isn't what provides water-resistance as much as the seal on stem and case. I would take it in a heartbeat over the Rolex for its favorable pricing and availability. The special Purist edition of a few y...  

Rolex for me - a DJ with blue dial.

 
 By: dr.kol : July 30th, 2019-13:15
Not because it is a Rolex but because it is a finer watch. Kari

Zenith here too...

 
 By: India Whiskey Charlie : July 30th, 2019-13:45
Because I just like the fact that it's different and not seen on every other person's wrist.

If budget would allow..

 
 By: Echi : July 31st, 2019-03:33
Would probably explore the VC overseas which more or less share a similar aesthetic with this Zenith

Though my knee-jerk reflex is to "prefer" the screw-down crown, after reading cazalea's well-documented reality-check I'm reminded of how often I find this feature an annoyance!

 
 By: halgedahl : July 31st, 2019-06:59
When I want to grab a watch and go—wishing to set the time quickly—there's that damned screw-down crown! (Not entirely unlike the nuisance of screw down pushers on a chronograph. Oi! Since when have any of us "accidentally" started our stopwatches?) But m... 

Exactly!

 
 By: India Whiskey Charlie : July 31st, 2019-11:20
No cyclops all the way. Plus, let's not forget the Zenith is titanium which would be lighter.

I love the integrated bracelet

 
 By: JeSuisJLC : July 31st, 2019-13:41
Reminds me of the rolex oysterquartz. I really wish Rolex would have kept the oysterquartz case and bracelet design.

Assuming you've looked at a number of Datejust options during your hunt...

 
 By: YpJ : July 31st, 2019-14:05
...and now that you've scrutinized this Zenith - and seem to be impressed by it - I would say go back and look at your favorite Datejust one more time and I'm guessing your answer will appear. You'll either think the DJ is not as great as you once thought... 

Good approach

 
 By: Kingston : August 7th, 2019-20:44
I would do the same.

Thank you everyone for your thoughts!

 
 By: iwolf81 : August 7th, 2019-20:25
I really need to find one in person now, as well as the skeleton version. From a design perspective, this watch is really hitting all my buttons. Cantilevered indices... Wow! I was looking for a more subdued yet distinctive DJ, but this Defy is 'magnetic'...