Day-Date 228206 was published in 2016 Basel, it is the Day-Date watch in 40mm. The Rolex 228206 is in a very fresh style, in full stainless steel with blue dial. Day-Date is regarded as president watch, so you can see how high popular the watch is. In my opinion, Day-Date is not as popular as Datejust, I think the day window opened at 12 o’clock is extra, it is very enough for me to know the current date. The window at 12 o’clock has affected the beauty and layout of the whole dial. However, Day-Date is made by great watch master from Rolex, I should not have so much criticism. There are a lot of Rolex replicas of Datejust and Submariner made by AR factory, but currently no replicas of Day-Date are made by this factory, so in our market, there are no Rolex Day-Date replicas made of 904L stainless steel. This replica is made by Noob factory, it was produced according to a genuine watch that is completely dissected.
The case is made of solid 316L stainless steel, it is 40mm in diameter that is 1:1 dimension against genuine watch. The watch is only 12.5mm thick, which is very close to genuine. The case is brushed with polished lugs, the bezel is round, smooth and polished, it is different from that of Datejust, this bezel looks a little higher and wider. Look at the solid case back, nothing, haha. You can find something interesting on lugs. Yes, they are the mysterious engravings, on the back side of each lug, there is an unique symbol that is engaved, genuine Rolex Day-Date also has these lug engravings, however, you can only find this feature on some high quality replica Rolex.
The crystal is updated sapphire with same thickness as genuine. There is an invisible etched crown in crystal at 6 o’clock. Under the sapphire crystal, there is a blue dial, which has special honeycomb patterns. The day window opened at 12 o’clock has a thinner font that that of date displayed at 3 o’clock, this increases the dial readability. All hour markers and hands are in silver tone, with white luminescence filled in the center. The dial lume is super blue, not green.
The bracelet is also made of solid 316L stainless steel, it is the special president bracelet that consists of three sections of links. The middle section of links are polished, while two sections of links at both sides are brushed. The bracelet connects with the case tightly, you need a special tool to remove the bracelet off, once you take it off, you can find some important features, like the photos display, some iconic serial engravings on case you can only find on genuine Rolex.
About movement, you need a small balloon to open the case back before seeing it. Noob uses a Chinese automatic movement which we also call Asia ETA 2836 to modify, the auto rotor and movement plates have been decorated to look of genuine Rolex Cal. 3255. I saw Noob watch master opened the back, the decoration, especially those golden engravings, is very beautiful. Like genuine Rolex Cal. 3255, the auto rotor has a golden Rolex Crown logo engraving, the movement plate has golden engravings of “3255” and “GENEVA SWISS”.
Here comes the watch specification.
Movement: Modified Clone 3255 Automatic, Based on Asia ETA 2836, Decorated Rotor and Movement Plates, Correct Golden Engravings, Screw Regulator.
Case: 40mm*12mm, Solid 316L Stainless Steel, Correct Engravings on Lugs and Case End That Connects Bracelet
Bezel: Polished Smooth Round Bezel
Crystal: Scratch Resistant Sapphire with Laser Crown Logo Feature in Crystal at 6:00
Dial: Blue Honeycomb, Stick Hour Markers, Blue Superlume on Markers and Hands, Day and Date Window
Bracelet: Polished and Brushed President Bracelet, Made of 316L Stainless Steel
Water Resistant: 50m