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Rolex Sky-Dweller 326933 – From Hate to Love?

About how perspective can change, once you get to wear a watch, which you used to find awful.

Let me introduce to you a Rolex Sky-Dweller 326933 with a black dial. For many years, I used to call Sky-Dweller an over-sized Datejust II. I didn’t actually like its dual nature of being ‘quite’ sporty and ‘quite’ elegant at the same time. Another thing I didn’t like was the lack of double lock Oyster clasp. 

Because, of focusing on its downsides, I totally forgot about what’s good about Rolex Sky-Dweller. In fact, it is currently the most complicated Rolex watch in the whole range. A while ago, I could finally get my hands on one of them to disperse all my negative attitude towards it.

Rolex Sky-Dweller 326933 with a black dial was the version I was wearing. I must say, black dial works out very, very well with a stainless steel and 18K yellow gold. It give the watch a bit more boldness and legibility, because of this basic contrast with white luminescent hour markers and functions, which I will discuss further on.

Despite, this watch being regarded as highly complicated, it is extremely easy to use and read functions. All functions are set with the use of ‘command bezel’, rotating to 4 positions. Depending on position, you can set date, local & home time and months. This watch has literally every important function that you’d ever need in your daily wearer. 

Despite, this watch being regarded as flashy, it’s not as flashy as I initially expected. 18K yellow gold fluted bezel makes a little bit more bold than for example bi-metal Submariner Date. I’d say every bi-metal watch is always on a ‘flashy’ side. The size of the case – 43mm is perfectly fine for this kind of timepiece. Not stupidly bulky or massive. Black dial version has a nice presence on a wrist with decent yellow gold contrasts. I still doesn’t like the fact that there is no double lock Oyster clasp, because it doesn’t feel as safe on the wrist as Submariner or Daytona. 

All in all Rolex Sky-Dweller has really surprised me in terms of how much I enjoyed wearing it.