Casey Neistat Upgrades to Gold Rolex After Moving to LA
Casey Neistat was spotted rocking what appears to be a solid 18K gold Rolex Submariner in his latest video above.
After a huge move from NYC to LA, the master vlogger went on a short hiatus from posting videos. Today, he posted an LA vlog reviwing the new DJI Mavic Mini drone, but some of us WIS were focused more on his wrist.
The LA look: A backwards Ford trucker hat, black tee, black joggers, black Adidas… and a gold Rolex sport model watch.
It’s not the first time we’ve seen Casey wearing a Rolex, but it’s the first time we’ve seen this particular timepiece in his vlogs.
The vid is in 1080p and not 4K, so there weren’t any super clear shots of the gold Rolex, but after a few rounds of pause and play, the watch appears to be a black dial reference 16618.
Someone in the comments thought it was a gold GMT-Master II, but even if you can’t spot the GMT hand, other giveaways the time lapse marking on the bezel and the larger Triplock crown. Someone else said Daytona but quickly realized it was a Sub.
Commenters also said they thought it looked like a blue dial (also ref. 16618), which could be true depending on the colors your screen puts out. Sometime the dial looks blue, sometimes it looks black. However, at no point does the bezel look blue.
The watch has a no-holes case which started as far back as mid-2002.
It has the old style clasp.
It has an aluminum bezel insert, not ceramic.
The black aluminum bezel insert bezel looks like it has silver markers, while it should have gold tone markers. This could be caused by reflection or maybe it’s just a heavily oxidized bezel (common), but it really looks silver!
Over the years, Casey has made two things known to his fans: he’s hard on his possessions, and he makes his possessions his own with sharpies and sharp objects. Case in point: At the 0:20 seconds mark, you’ll see Casey’s version of desk diving.
What is it worth?
Many of the commenters over valued the watch at $30K. That would be true if it were the newer 116118 with the solid bracelet and ceramic bezel. Casey’s Sub is likely the older (and lighter) 16618 which with worth closer to $18-22K USD.
PS – this was a quick post, so if there’s anything we’re missing, kindly comment below!