5 great affordable alternatives to the Rolex Datejust

What comes to everyone’s mind when they hear Rolex? Simply class and luxury. Rolex has been the most widely recognized brand of watch for decades. But are there any alternatives to this superior type of watches? The answer is yes! Let's now look at the best 5 alternatives to the Rolex Datejust.


Back on the wrist 😎

A post shared by klockentime (@klockentime) on

The SARB033 is an automatic watch designed for men. It is 38mm and has a stainless-steel cover and a black analog dial. It is powered by 6R15 caliber that winds itself and can be wound and hacked. Amazingly, it has a power reserve of up to 50 hours. It consists of 23 jewels. The second hand moves smoother than most watches because it ticks 6 times a second compared to other watches that tick once a second. It is affordable considering the high quality of the watch and its finishing. This is one of those watches that will make you forget about the Rolex because it gives you the same level of quality. In fact, it's just the name that differentiates the two.


The Ball Engineer II is a rare species of watches. It has a 43.5mm case diameter. The band material is stainless-steel. It is a male watch powered by Swiss-made automatic caliber BALL RR1201. Water resistance is at 100metres. It has an anti-reflective sapphire crystal and a sapphire crystal see-through case back and a screwed in crown. The beauty of the Ball Engineer II is its design. It is well brushed and looks all-classy. The exact thing that the Rolex is known for!


Cheaper than the Ball Engineer II but with a lot of great qualities we have the Bulova Precisionist, often regarded to as one of the most accurate watches around. It is accurate to 10 seconds a year, it implements Japanese quartz movement with an analog display with the second-hand beating 16 times a second which makes it move very smoothly.

More on the bigger side, with a 44mm dial and made of stainless-steel. One interesting fact about this watch is that it has a stainless-steel band with a fold-over clasp that has a single push button that provides safety. It has a water resistance of up to 300mm. It has a blue dial and is 12mm high. It comes with good 2-year warranty from Bulova.


This watch is a shows a more complicated dial than the Rolex Datejust's with roman numerals but it still preserves that same essence. It has a 39mm diameter and it is very classy overall.

It has 100 meters water resistance. It comes with a sapphire crystal display automatic movement at the back. It is very slim (10mm thick). It has a neat finishing that gives it that classy look. Isn't that the same thing that you get from a Rolex?


Our final pick is the SEIKO SGF204, definitely, a one of the most popular Rolex Datejust homage designs in the $100-150 range. Comes with a standard Seiko quartz movement, silver dial and a scratch resistant Hardlex crystal. It has a 36mm stainless-steel case that has a gold-plated bezel. It is extremely thin. It has 30 meters water resistance The SEIKO SGF204 is definitely a great alternative to the Rolex. And you will love it!