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    Quote Originally Posted by forest172 View Post
    This was in the window at the AD now on my wrist




    Out for it’s maiden voyage

    Congrats - the white dial is stunning and any pictures never do it justice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy 0 View Post
    They advised 4 years for anything in stainless steal but that could be reduced down to three if I purchase other non Rolex items in advance.
    I think they say X years just to say something - and, of course, not all SS models are equal. If the market for Rolex watches remains the same (for the sake of argument) the “competition” for new ones at list from an AD will still be intense in 4 years time and there’ll always be a bigger spender ahead of you.

    I asked to be listed for an SD43 at launch in 2017 at an AD where I had some modest history. I pop by every now and again. Not a peep. That’s a model that doesn’t even seem to command the huge premiums of certain others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by forest172 View Post
    This was in the window at the AD now on my wrist




    Out for it’s maiden voyage


    Happy days.

    Awesome dial on this Skydweller……well done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devonian View Post
    Congrats - the white dial is stunning and any pictures never do it justice.

    Agreed.

    And watching the F1 highlights last night I noticed Tom Cruise was wearing a Black Dial Skydweller.

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    Back from Milan yesterday and the TT Explorer and TT Skydweller both available as a walk in around the Duomo area. Nothing SS though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy 0 View Post
    Nipped into Lister Horsfall in Ilkley today in pursuit of a non date sub. They had a few sports models in the window, display only of course. Was told I couldn't try any on or take them off the cushion, a new policy apparently, so didn't even bother asking for them to be removed from the window. They advised 4 years for anything in stainless steal but that could be reduced down to three if I purchase other non Rolex items in advance. She did say that they only receive three or four of each stainless steal model a year and they of course go to their most loyal customers. Obviously thought this would be the case before going in.

    But I kept telling myself that they might have just had a delivery of a non sub date, and so far everyone on their list they had contacted had turned them down, pathing the way for me to snap it up. I really must stop fantasising.
    That sounds like an AD Rolex need to bin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poppy View Post
    I picked this up this weekend. I have been on Ze List since August 21. So not terrible considering this is my first purchase from the shop.

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    Really nice! Congratulations! Nice to hear someone with no buying history is getting something!

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    Just arrived in Bangkok and headed to the usual ADs. Change of policy, no Rolex sold to foreign nationals with no exception! Thais only!


    There was bugger all for sale anyway, just display models

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Kenney View Post
    Dubai airport yesterday.

    Decisions decisions haha !


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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanb741 View Post
    Just arrived in Bangkok and headed to the usual ADs. Change of policy, no Rolex sold to foreign nationals with no exception! Thais only!


    There was bugger all for sale anyway, just display models
    That's a violation of someone's human rights.
    Everyone should have access to fresh Rolex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hood View Post
    That's a violation of someone's human rights.
    Everyone should have access to fresh Rolex.
    Interestingly AP is MUCH easier to buy here although they've moved to a Boutique only system and you need an appointment. No Royal Oak but the Divers appear to be there to buy as well as the Code thing and I think some of the Offshores. They had a cool looking green SS offshore diver as well as a crazy expensive one in white gold. I think the SS divers were around £22k or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanb741 View Post
    Interestingly AP is MUCH easier to buy here although they've moved to a Boutique only system and you need an appointment. No Royal Oak but the Divers appear to be there to buy as well as the Code thing and I think some of the Offshores. They had a cool looking green SS offshore diver as well as a crazy expensive one in white gold. I think the SS divers were around £22k or so.
    I tried on the green diver when it came out and could have bought it there and then - different story now in the uk (most places I’d imagine), hard to get.

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    Posted this to another thread but thought I’d add it here too for anyone interested! I picked this up after being on the list for 2 months with no previous history (I had bought from them before, but too long ago to count).

    It’s a 36 mm (I’ve got small wrists!) and has an amazing blue dial. I think it’s a classic multi-purpose watch and fairly understated for a Rolex. I bought it for a big birthday next year. I went on the list early as I expected a longer wait given what I’d seen and heard (which turned out mostly to be sales hype, at least for certain models and my limited experience here). Hopefully this will become my daily wearer. I normally wear a leather strap watch but this should be more comfortable than leather, especially on hotter days.


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    Out of interest do ADs let you try on the “exhibition” watches or are they strictly eye candy only with some daft strict Rolex rule?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kultschar View Post
    Out of interest do ADs let you try on the “exhibition” watches or are they strictly eye candy only with some daft strict Rolex rule?

    Definitely there to be tried on. Fill your boots!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kultschar View Post
    Out of interest do ADs let you try on the “exhibition” watches or are they strictly eye candy only with some daft strict Rolex rule?
    Lister Horsfall in Ilkley don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy 0 View Post
    Lister Horsfall in Ilkley don't.
    Bizarre!

    Was going to ask to try on the Exhibition Everose Skydweller on Oysterflex in Laings Cardiff but didnt head in today as originally planned

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    Quote Originally Posted by kultschar View Post
    Bizarre!

    Was going to ask to try on the Exhibition Everose Skydweller on Oysterflex in Laings Cardiff but didnt head in today as originally planned
    They're the only AD I've found that won't let you try on.

    I don't know if anyone else has noticed, but it would seem that most AD's now require you to book an appointment to speak about purchasing a Rolex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy 0 View Post
    They're the only AD I've found that won't let you try on.

    I don't know if anyone else has noticed, but it would seem that most AD's now require you to book an appointment to speak about purchasing a Rolex.
    Yes I sent an email recently and had this reply…

    “ While this model is not currently readily available, I hope I can assist you further. We are currently experiencing very high demands. As such, I am sure you will understand authorised dealers like ourselves must prioritise local and existing clients when we are finally in a position to supply these sought-after models.

    We pride ourselves on our in-store, one to one customer experiences, creating bonds and long-term relationships with our clients. We would love to meet with you and help you with your Rolex journey.

    We have an appointment system in place for the safety and comfort of our teams and clients. Should you wish to visit us in-store, I would be happy to book an appointment for you at your convenience.

    Our Rolex specialists can discuss these models' features, intricacies, and the incredible history of Rolex in our beautiful showroom. ”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy 0 View Post
    They're the only AD I've found that won't let you try on.

    I don't know if anyone else has noticed, but it would seem that most AD's now require you to book an appointment to speak about purchasing a Rolex.
    "Book an appointment to speak about purchasing a Rolex"???
    I'm sorry but I'm truly puzzled how people can debase themselves like this. I'm not boned up on Rolex prices, but judging by many of the below 10k examples that are now regularly available on sales corner I know where my money would be headed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kultschar View Post
    Yes I sent an email recently and had this reply…

    “ While this model is not currently readily available, I hope I can assist you further. We are currently experiencing very high demands. As such, I am sure you will understand authorised dealers like ourselves must prioritise local and existing clients when we are finally in a position to supply these sought-after models.

    We pride ourselves on our in-store, one to one customer experiences, creating bonds and long-term relationships with our clients. We would love to meet with you and help you with your Rolex journey.

    We have an appointment system in place for the safety and comfort of our teams and clients. Should you wish to visit us in-store, I would be happy to book an appointment for you at your convenience.

    Our Rolex specialists can discuss these models' features, intricacies, and the incredible history of Rolex in our beautiful showroom. ”
    Now, that is of course a perfectly polite reply.

    And yet there's something slimy about it makes me want to throw something heavy through a window.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kultschar View Post
    Yes I sent an email recently and had this reply…

    “ While this model is not currently readily available, I hope I can assist you further. We are currently experiencing very high demands. As such, I am sure you will understand authorised dealers like ourselves must prioritise local and existing clients when we are finally in a position to supply these sought-after models.

    We pride ourselves on our in-store, one to one customer experiences, creating bonds and long-term relationships with our clients. We would love to meet with you and help you with your Rolex journey.

    We have an appointment system in place for the safety and comfort of our teams and clients. Should you wish to visit us in-store, I would be happy to book an appointment for you at your convenience.

    Our Rolex specialists can discuss these models' features, intricacies, and the incredible history of Rolex in our beautiful showroom. ”


    “ No chance “would have taken less time to type out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruggertech View Post
    "Book an appointment to speak about purchasing a Rolex"???
    I'm sorry but I'm truly puzzled how people can debase themselves like this. I'm not boned up on Rolex prices, but judging by many of the below 10k examples that are now regularly available on sales corner I know where my money would be headed.
    To be fair the ADs are providing free lube for those wishing to buy a Rolex from them. And the tables they bend you over are nice and padded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanb741 View Post
    To be fair the ADs are providing free lube for those wishing to buy a Rolex from them. And the tables they bend you over are nice and padded.

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    Do you get a discount for letting them go in dry?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanb741 View Post
    To be fair the ADs are providing free lube for those wishing to buy a Rolex from them. And the tables they bend you over are nice and padded.
    LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by hansblix2001 View Post
    Posted this to another thread but thought I’d add it here too for anyone interested! I picked this up after being on the list for 2 months with no previous history (I had bought from them before, but too long ago to count).

    It’s a 36 mm (I’ve got small wrists!) and has an amazing blue dial. I think it’s a classic multi-purpose watch and fairly understated for a Rolex. I bought it for a big birthday next year. I went on the list early as I expected a longer wait given what I’d seen and heard (which turned out mostly to be sales hype, at least for certain models and my limited experience here). Hopefully this will become my daily wearer. I normally wear a leather strap watch but this should be more comfortable than leather, especially on hotter days.

    That looks great. A classic version. I hope it gives you many years of trouble free service.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MartynJC (UK) View Post
    That looks great. A classic version. I hope it gives you many years of trouble free service.
    Thank you! I’m sure it will. I’m holding off wearing it until my birthday which is tough but will be worth it…

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruggertech View Post
    "Book an appointment to speak about purchasing a Rolex"???
    Agree it’s ridiculous but I popped into my AD to see if there was any chance of seeing an Omega Ultra Deep and joked are they still getting calls about Rolex. Answer: very much so. Telling clowns who are basically ringing every AD in the country that they need to actually show up does make sense in the madness we’ve endured for the last 3 or 4 years or whatever it is now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David_D View Post
    Agree it’s ridiculous but I popped into my AD to see if there was any chance of seeing an Omega Ultra Deep and joked are they still getting calls about Rolex. Answer: very much so. Telling clowns who are basically ringing every AD in the country that they need to actually show up does make sense in the madness we’ve endured for the last 3 or 4 years or whatever it is now.
    Show up in person yes, makes total sense. But having to make an appointment to do so not so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markrlondon View Post
    Now, that is of course a perfectly polite reply.

    And yet there's something slimy about it makes me want to throw something heavy through a window.

    We would love to meet with you and help you with your Rolex journey.
    This in particular. Piss off, just piss off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruggertech View Post
    Show up in person yes, makes total sense. But having to make an appointment to do so not so much.
    Funnily enough I walked past the aforementioned AD today - not sure why they wanted an appointment as there appeared to be sod all customers in there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scepticalist View Post
    This in particular. Piss off, just piss off.
    And let's be honest, what journey........

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    Quote Originally Posted by markrlondon View Post
    Now, that is of course a perfectly polite reply.

    And yet there's something slimy about it makes me want to throw something heavy through a window.

    Indeed!

    Maybe it is to give them time to see what your purchase record is- before you sit down with them.

    ’customer’………’client’ - they want to call you a client, these days, but they can’t quite shake off the ‘actual’ term…………..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruggertech View Post
    "Book an appointment to speak about purchasing a Rolex"???
    I'm sorry but I'm truly puzzled how people can debase themselves like this. I'm not boned up on Rolex prices, but judging by many of the below 10k examples that are now regularly available on sales corner I know where my money would be headed.
    Found this bizarre too. WoS and Goldsmiths , I was told to book an appointment to register for the waiting lists.

    I guess it’s stops everyone with no intention just registering .

    My appointment with WoS took an hour. I had to have ID and they wanted to know a bit about you , hobbies , what you do for a living etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eagletower View Post
    Found this bizarre too. WoS and Goldsmiths , I was told to book an appointment to register for the waiting lists.

    I guess it’s stops everyone with no intention just registering .

    My appointment with WoS took an hour. I had to have ID and they wanted to know a bit about you , hobbies , what you do for a living etc.

    Sounds more like a dating-site !!!

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    Personally, I don’t see an issue with making an appointment to sit down with your (or new to you) AD for an hour. That way you guarantee the time to spend looking at whatever you can and/or discussing what watch you’re interested in.

    Saying that, if you’re walking by another AD and you pop in I get the frustration with potentially being turned away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gareth-W View Post
    Personally, I don’t see an issue with making an appointment to sit down with your (or new to you) AD for an hour. That way you guarantee the time to spend looking at whatever you can and/or discussing what watch you’re interested in.

    Saying that, if you’re walking by another AD and you pop in I get the frustration with potentially being turned away.
    I agree, albeit it is easier for some than others, depending on location. My issue is the 'result' can differ, depending on the member of staff conducting the interview. As much as they will be trained, one person's interpretation of a customer will be massively different from another. This suggests to me, what is said during the 'interview' isn't relevant. It just gets you position no. 342 on the list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eagletower View Post
    Found this bizarre too. WoS and Goldsmiths , I was told to book an appointment to register for the waiting lists.

    I guess it’s stops everyone with no intention just registering .

    My appointment with WoS took an hour. I had to have ID and they wanted to know a bit about you , hobbies , what you do for a living etc.
    So what occupation/hobbies are preferred to get high up their list?

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    If people are happy to jump through the hoops required to get the watch they need, then fair play to them…
    As they say a fool and his money are easily parted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinnlover View Post
    If people are happy to jump through the hoops required to get the watch they need, then fair play to them…
    As they say a fool and his money are easily parted.
    I hear you but paying rrp on any Rolex now is financially prudent. I'd say the fools are the ones paying way over list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beechcustom View Post
    I hear you but paying rrp on any Rolex now is financially prudent. I'd say the fools are the ones paying way over list.
    True buying RRP is currently a very prudent financial decision (it may or may not change) if that’s the deal. However I understand you need to buy other items to get on the ‘real’ list and if this is the case it becomes less prudent.
    The likely hood of obtaining an ‘in demand piece’ (yuk!) is slight as they go to their preferred customers / mates / trade before the average Joe that will have sat the interview, has the right type of job, the right hobbies etc. (whatever they might be)
    Sitting an interview to buy a mass produced watch is a pretty degrading and foolish thing to put yourself through in my opinion, it’s only a watch afterall. Other opinions may vary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstepper View Post
    So what occupation/hobbies are preferred to get high up their list?
    Mountain climbing and saturation diving presumably.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M1011 View Post
    Mountain climbing and saturation diving presumably.
    Don’t forget pot holing

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    I get the question about jobs if you’re paying on credit but it’s not really their business to know otherwise.

    My appointment was just focused on the watch, as expected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hansblix2001 View Post
    My appointment was just focused on the watch, as expected.
    What did they want to know about the watch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinnlover View Post
    True buying RRP is currently a very prudent financial decision (it may or may not change) if that’s the deal. However I understand you need to buy other items to get on the ‘real’ list and if this is the case it becomes less prudent.
    The likely hood of obtaining an ‘in demand piece’ (yuk!) is slight as they go to their preferred customers / mates / trade before the average Joe that will have sat the interview, has the right type of job, the right hobbies etc. (whatever they might be)
    Sitting an interview to buy a mass produced watch is a pretty degrading and foolish thing to put yourself through in my opinion, it’s only a watch afterall. Other opinions may vary.
    I agree. It's getting more than silly. I've expressed interest on a bluesy and a 'bright blue' OP41. I'm not holding my breath.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markrlondon View Post
    What did they want to know about the watch?
    Nothing really, just which watch I wanted, I looked at it and that was that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinnlover View Post
    True buying RRP is currently a very prudent financial decision (it may or may not change) if that’s the deal. However I understand you need to buy other items to get on the ‘real’ list and if this is the case it becomes less prudent.
    The likely hood of obtaining an ‘in demand piece’ (yuk!) is slight as they go to their preferred customers / mates / trade before the average Joe that will have sat the interview, has the right type of job, the right hobbies etc. (whatever they might be)
    Sitting an interview to buy a mass produced watch is a pretty degrading and foolish thing to put yourself through in my opinion, it’s only a watch afterall. Other opinions may vary.
    Just out of interest, have you bought a new Rolex at all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gareth-W View Post
    Just out of interest, have you bought a new Rolex at all?
    No why would I?

    If they are the games you have to play to get one, they are not for me. I have more self respect than that.
    I have turned down a couple when you could walk in to a shop and undertake a normal transaction though
    They did not seem to be particularly special to me. All rather meh.
    As I say other opinions may vary.
    Your point being?

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