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    Give it a year and all premium over retail will be gone, itís just a Rolex OP, crazy

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheesycake7 View Post
    Any updates on whether the deal is completed? Will be positive news indeed if there is the occasional OP41 sitting in the window.
    Yep.completed. they also had 2 of the 36mm ones last week but I guess they are easy to get

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    I think the 36mm are meant to be tricky to get too (or so I was told by the ad I was using) Iíll need to keep my eye out next time I pop into Kingston. If you see a 36mm green dial or 41mm yellow dial when youíre passing by please drop me a pm anytime!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FK77 View Post
    Just heard back from AD. Yep, ďview onlyĒ pieces and theyíre treating them the same as professional models.

    I think that shows we are into peak b*llocks! Not only can you not get the watch that you want, we'll put one in the window and taunt you!!

    As a (now increasingly less) Rolex fanboy, I honestly don't get it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by David_D View Post
    I think that shows we are into peak b*llocks! Not only can you not get the watch that you want, we'll put one in the window and taunt you!!

    As a (now increasingly less) Rolex fanboy, I honestly don't get it!
    Yeah, sounds weird the way you put it but calm down if you can ... just watches :)

    For clarity, I have no idea if those 2 I posted pictures of were in the window or brought out from a safe. I wasn't interested before and that hasn't changed despite now realising they are waitlist watches. I was just there for a non-Rolex reason, they suggested I see some of the new Rolex offerings and I thought no harm even though I didn't like those colourful OPs in pictures.

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    Bait and Switch - I am not a lawer but ..

    I am amazed that the dealerships are not falling foul of consumer law. In UK there is "Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008" which states:

    5. Making an invitation to purchase products at a specified price without disclosing the existence of any reasonable grounds the trader may have for believing that he will not be able to offer for supply, or to procure another trader to supply, those products or equivalent products at that price for a period that is, and in quantities that are, reasonable having regard to the product, the scale of advertising of the product and the price offered (bait advertising).

    6. Making an invitation to purchase products at a specified price and thenó

    (a)refusing to show the advertised item to consumers,

    (b)refusing to take orders for it or deliver it within a reasonable time, or

    (c)demonstrating a defective sample of it,

    with the intention of promoting a different product (bait and switch).


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    Quote Originally Posted by humdai View Post
    I am amazed that the dealerships are not falling foul of consumer law. In UK there is "Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008" which states:

    5. Making an invitation to purchase products at a specified price without disclosing the existence of any reasonable grounds the trader may have for believing that he will not be able to offer for supply, or to procure another trader to supply, those products or equivalent products at that price for a period that is, and in quantities that are, reasonable having regard to the product, the scale of advertising of the product and the price offered (bait advertising).

    6. Making an invitation to purchase products at a specified price and thenó

    (a)refusing to show the advertised item to consumers,

    (b)refusing to take orders for it or deliver it within a reasonable time, or

    (c)demonstrating a defective sample of it,

    with the intention of promoting a different product (bait and switch).

    Refer to post #1990

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    Quote Originally Posted by FK77 View Post
    Iíve asked the AD about availability. If theyíre available and you want to buy, Iíll PM you the details.
    And thatís generous, thank you - but is the point of the thread not to tell members where watches are available? Posting photos with no details is as teasing as Rolex advertising with no watches.

    Iíve seen theyíre display models, thatís disappointing, but the sentiment stands. Please share, but in doing so, please actually share?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PSTW View Post
    And thatís generous, thank you - but is the point of the thread not to tell members where watches are available? Posting photos with no details is as teasing as Rolex advertising with no watches.

    Iíve seen theyíre display models, thatís disappointing, but the sentiment stands. Please share, but in doing so, please actually share?
    I see your point and agree with the reason for this thread. However, when I shared the pics, I didnít realise they could have been display only pieces. After ďproperlyĒ reading earlier comments later, I had to check with AD and since they were not available, there was no point in sharing details. So things changed between me sharing pics and now.

    AD doesnít seem keen on receiving more Rolex requests so I am reluctant to say who they are on a public forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FK77 View Post
    AD doesn’t seem keen on receiving more Rolex requests so I am reluctant to say who they are on a public forum.
    Cant imagine they’re on their own there!

    Rolex just seems to be making everyone miserable!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajw232 View Post
    If they had the yellow too please drop me a pm!
    Itíll not just be sitting available.
    These are currently waiting list pieces

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nairn1980 View Post
    Itíll not just be sitting available.
    These are currently waiting list pieces
    I know the chances are slim but no harm in asking. Not one page back a member was able to secure a green dialled one which is also wait listed in most places so itís not outside the realms of possibility!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajw232 View Post
    I know the chances are slim but no harm in asking. Not one page back a member was able to secure a green dialled one which is also wait listed in most places so itís not outside the realms of possibility!
    Has the lucky member revealed who they are?

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    AD I use sold a cermit today and friend had the TT blue sub they had in

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    Quote Originally Posted by forest172 View Post
    AD I use sold a cermit today and friend had the TT blue sub they had in
    I bought a solid (rose) gold YM recently... MRP Old Bond St. London

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    Quote Originally Posted by forest172 View Post
    AD I use sold a cermit today and friend had the TT blue sub they had in
    Loving how this thread has evolved.
    From Rolex in window. To Rolex on eBay. To a Rolex dealer sells a Rolex watch.

    What will be next?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boss13 View Post
    Loving how this thread has evolved.
    From Rolex in window. To Rolex on eBay. To a Rolex dealer sells a Rolex watch.

    What will be next?
    Answer: Rolex AD agreed to write down my name down on a list

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boss13 View Post
    Loving how this thread has evolved.
    From Rolex in window. To Rolex on eBay. To a Rolex dealer sells a Rolex watch.

    What will be next?


    Quote Originally Posted by M1011 View Post
    Answer: Rolex AD agreed to write down my name down on a list
    Addendum Answer: Rolex AD agreed to pass my biography onto the company director to see if I am worthy to have my name written down on a list

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boss13 View Post
    Loving how this thread has evolved.
    From Rolex in window. To Rolex on eBay. To a Rolex dealer sells a Rolex watch.

    What will be next?
    Trying to get your name on a list for a Rolex homage. I'll get my coat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by abraxas View Post
    Trying to get your name on a list for a Rolex homage. I'll get my coat.
    Weíre already there, havenít you seen all the fuss about the new Everest?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boss13 View Post
    Loving how this thread has evolved.
    From Rolex in window. To Rolex on eBay. To a Rolex dealer sells a Rolex watch. To lets have a dig at Rolex.

    What will be next?
    FTFY.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David_D View Post
    I think that shows we are into peak b*llocks! Not only can you not get the watch that you want, we'll put one in the window and taunt you!!

    As a (now increasingly less) Rolex fanboy, I honestly don't get it!
    Treat em mean, keep em keen.

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    Mappin in Kingston have the blue DJ41 in the window.

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    No idea of they are scarce but WoS In Canary Wharf have the RG YM both in 40 and 37mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrushton View Post
    Treat em mean, keep em keen.
    Can see that they can push that business model for so long but difficult to remain keen about something you have zero chance of getting hold of (at list)!
    Last edited by David_D; 2nd November 2020 at 21:29.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanb741 View Post
    Mappin in Kingston have the blue DJ41 in the window.
    Is it just me or does that window display look a bit depressing with so few watches in it?


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    I thinks thats the appeal, you cant have one so you must have one. If the window was full and you could have what you wanted, when you want it then the whole Rolex MO is out of the window.

    I myself dont have any issues as there is zero in the modern catalogue that would have me reaching for my wallet.

    Quote Originally Posted by David_D View Post
    Can see that they can push that business model for so long but difficult to remain keen about something you have zero chance of getting hold of (at list)!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ben4watches View Post
    I thinks thats the appeal, you cant have one so you must have one. If the window was full and you could have what you wanted, when you want it then the whole Rolex MO is out of the window.
    Bit like when KFC ran out of chicken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David_D View Post
    Can see that they can push that business model for so long but difficult to remain keen about something you have zero chance of getting hold of (at list)!
    indeed so.

    I wouldn't mind waiting. I wouldn't mind waiting a while. But I'd want to know how long I would be waiting and I want a commitment that I'll get what I want in the time frame they state.

    I understand if I want a new car that I can choose one of the ready built ones that are sat on the forecourt and take it away, or I can order one. When I order one, the dealer tells me how long the wait will be roughly, then confirms a day or so later with a build week. They know how long from factory to dealership so I basically know when I order, when it will be delivered.

    There is no reason why Rolex can't do the same, and the pantomime required to make a purchase doesn't appeal to me. If anything it makes the watches less appealing rather than more.

    Perhaps if they spent less of their money littering the edges of racetracks with advertising hoardings and spent it on stock control and delivery scheduling the world would be a happier place

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonasy View Post
    No idea of they are scarce but WoS In Canary Wharf have the RG YM both in 40 and 37mm.
    Iíve seen a RG YM on their display for the last few months every time Iíve walked around the mall

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaurav_tzuk View Post
    Iíve seen a RG YM on their display for the last few months every time Iíve walked around the mall
    I've seen quite a few in 37mm dotted about but not the 40mm. Wouldn't mind trying one on.

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    I got a totally unexpected but very nice call yesterday


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    Quote Originally Posted by Devonian View Post
    I got a totally unexpected but very nice call yesterday

    Now that does look nice. And I thought the black bezel was nice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devonian View Post
    I got a totally unexpected but very nice call yesterday

    Very nice. I too got a call from the AD yesterday but I was soon brought back down to earth when it was just to remind me I needed to collect two links before they closed for lockdown. Would rather have got your call! Congrats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devonian View Post
    I got a totally unexpected but very nice call yesterday

    That looks great, enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gyp View Post
    There is no reason why Rolex can't do the same, and the pantomime required to make a purchase doesn't appeal to me. If anything it makes the watches less appealing rather than more.
    Think the bottom line is that having "supported" Rolex for many years, I am no longer their target market. Part of me isn't bothered but part of me is a bit miffed when I have bought some of their products which, at the time, they struggled to shift!
    Last edited by David_D; 3rd November 2020 at 18:08.

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    I donít think this is Rolex doing. I think Rolex has chosen a long term strategy decision not to increase prices or ramp up production for the current spike in demand.

    ADs are having a field day of course as why would they sell me an OP when they can sell it to someone else who also buys a buttload of other stuff.

    Will Rolex lose out on some of their trusted clients? Yes maybe, but we are in such a minority it doesnít matter. And frankly arenít we still going to buy submariners once they are out of the Instagram fashion?

    Rolex should perhaps remind ADs to also consider long term profitably over short term maximisation as there very well may come a time when they regret pissing off loyal customers, who as they will find out, brings business also after a fad.

    TLDR; Rolex thinks long term, ADs not.
    Last edited by jonasy; 3rd November 2020 at 17:30.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devonian View Post
    I got a totally unexpected but very nice call yesterday

    Great looking piece and the size looks perfect!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devonian View Post
    I got a totally unexpected but very nice call yesterday

    Iím still waiting - another 3 yrs ought to do it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devonian View Post
    I got a totally unexpected but very nice call yesterday

    Not doing anything for me that, Iím surprised

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hooshabak View Post
    Not doing anything for me that, Iím surprised
    Iíd tell you to have a day off but you canít help yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devonian View Post
    Iíd tell you to have a day off but you canít help yourself.
    Donít understand

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hooshabak View Post
    Donít understand
    I believe he's implying it's a bit rude to quote someone who's just purchased a new watch, just to tell them you don't like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucko View Post
    Great looking piece and the size looks perfect!
    Congratulations. The black dial and green bezel is a killer combination

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    Plenty of 36mm gold/steel Datejust in Meadowhall Goldsmiths today.

    Took my ďnewĒ OP white grape there to have a link removed as I am incapable and didnít fancy Timpsons. I was amazed that they didnít charge me a penny even though I didnít buy it there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markbannister View Post
    Plenty of 36mm gold/steel Datejust in Meadowhall Goldsmiths today.

    Took my ďnewĒ OP white grape there to have a link removed as I am incapable and didnít fancy Timpsons. I was amazed that they didnít charge me a penny even though I didnít buy it there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devonian View Post
    I got a totally unexpected but very nice call yesterday

    Nice, how thick is it? I donít see the dimensions listed anywhere? I have read that itís not even 41mm diameter.

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    Not at all, no.

    Quote Originally Posted by forest172 View Post
    Did they mash you screw heads? they did on mine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montello View Post
    Nice, how thick is it? I donít see the dimensions listed anywhere? I have read that itís not even 41mm diameter.

    Maybe need to get out more?

    # just saying

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gareth-W View Post
    Maybe need to get out more?

    # just saying
    Yes they are 41mm as stated in the instruction manual.


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