Fellow YouTuber Casey Neistat (4.2 million subs/1 BILLION views) sports a classic size Datejust with a white dial on a black Everest rubber strap. Model 116200, 36mm, stick dial with a roulette date wheel, all steel with a smooth bezel. Powered by an automatic caliber 3135.
The wristshot above is from when he recently took a spill off his Boosted Board and his watch stopped working. The thumbnail shows a shattered crystal, but the crystal actually wasn’t damaged at all.
Ironically, this comes only a few weeks after we left a comment on one of his videos jokingly saying “You can’t break a Rolex, Casey!” We were wrong. It totally stopped ticking.
The Story Behind Casey’s Rolex
Casey used to wear a watch that he considered unbreakable (a white Casio G-Shock), which is why he wore it. “I don’t have nice things, because I break everything.”
But then his wife’s parents got him a Rolex watch as a wedding present.
For his birthday a year later, his wife (Candice) got him a rubber “G-Shock-esque band” for his Datejust. “So, it doesn’t bounce, it doesn’t jingle. Like I really can’t break a rubber band. And all the sudden what was once way too precious for me becomes a fairly practical wristwatch.”
Casey wanted it in white. Something that would “be all dirty and f*cked up looking and gross”. So in February 2016, Mike from Everest Horology Products sent him a custom made white strap for free.
He installed it on camera, but in later videos he went back to the black… probably because the white one was on a tang buckle.
“I just want to say it will be nothing shy of a miracle if I can install this without breaking my watch.”
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- Video of Casey talking about the Datejust and his custom white strap
- Video of Casey breaking his watch