How to choose Rolex “plate chain” and “five-bead chain.”
Although the two styles of watch straps are different, the plate chain and five-bead chain are classic. They both have their supporters, and a long-term debate has been about which is better. Especially last year, Rolex returned the GMT “Coke Circle” and “Blue-Black Circle” to the plate chain, and the move to add a five-baht chain to the “Skywalker” sparked heated discussions again. The brand has expanded the scope of the double watch strap application and returned the right of choice to the user. Since then, the watch strap is no longer a factor affecting the selection of watch models. Consumers can buy the version that suits them best according to their preferences, but it also creates many “difficulties in choosing” players worry about this.
Let’s start with the “board chair.” It is easy for careful watch friends to find that, except for the Cellini series, the official names of Rolex watches will be named after the Oyster Perpetual plus a specific type, such as “Oyster Perpetual Rolex Deep Dive,” “Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona,” etc. This name is inherited from the patented technology of the oyster case that Rolex applied for in 1926, and the strap designed for it came into being soon after. Due to its simple shape, ease to wear, and fewer connection points between the watch sections, the overall is very strong and durable, suitable for various sports scenes. The Oyster case and the Oyster strap are inseparable, so their combination is more “orthodox” and more in line with the unique temperament of Rolex watches. Swiss watches replica.
The “five baht chain” commemorative strap was released after the Oyster strap. As the name suggests, the commemorative model is a unique strap launched in 1945 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Rolex brand. The original version is made of 18K gold and only mounted on the log type (DJ). Both the material and the visual appearance are gorgeous. Today, the material of commemorative straps is not limited to precious metals, and the detailed design has undergone several adjustments. But no matter how it changes, it always shows elegant characteristics.
The series with these two straps are Datejust, Women’s Datejust, Vertical Navigator (Skywalker), and Greenwich II. Comparing their prices, it is easy to find that the brand’s price for commemorative straps is significantly higher than that of oyster straps. The plated chain needs to consider the premium in the secondary market to have an advantage in price only from the official price. Replica Rolex watches.
First, the appearance is a bonus item for the five-baht chain. The five-baht chain adopts two kinds of polishing and brushing techniques, which are interlaced and matched. Under the still light, it gradually shines, and the reflected light is very dazzling. In contrast, plate chains are much lower-key in appearance. (Oyster Perpetual, Water Ghost, and other models) are only brushed and polished, and the visual appearance is not so “delicate.”
Undoubtedly, from a practical point of view, the plate chain will be more dominant. The Oyster Perpetual and Submariner style chain straps are thoroughly brushed and polished. At this time, the advantages of the plate chain are reflected. It can dilute minor scratches and wear marks, unlike polished straps—an eyesore.
The interior of the early five-baht chain is hollow, which is lighter than the plate chain. However, the new models have been upgraded to solid materials. Although the material is solid, the weight has also increased. At present, the difference in weight between the two straps has been further reduced.
Having said so much, these two straps have their advantages and disadvantages. The five-bead chain has a slight edge in terms of aesthetics, while the plate chain has a higher degree of wear resistance. If conditions permit, I hope everyone can wear it on their hands and feel it. The most important thing is to choose the one that suits you.
Dial Color: Black Dial
Band Length: 20cm
Case Thickness: 15mm
Band Width: 20mm
Series: Gmt Master Ii