My favourite is the older and vintage Rolex Oyster. I particularly like the mechanical simplicity and robustness of the older Rolex Explorer, a popular and historic version of the Oyster (see here for more information).
Rolex Oysters, with and without dates, are generally around 34 to 36mm in size and look good whether worn on a bracelet, leather or nylon NATO-style strap. Take care if you are looking for a vintage example, there are many around that have been redialled or badly restored. The right watch will represent an excellent investment, a good Rolex will at least hold its value, even in these days of austerity.
I'm grateful to Ashley Carr and to Ian for these shots of lovely Oyster Dates -
|Photo Ashley Carr - with thanks|
|Photo Ashley Carr|
|Photo Ian (Chartman69)|