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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony View Post
    They would need a boarding pass I imagine, so I doubt they'd take a phone payment.
    good point, well made!

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    Not Rolex but my mate once put a deposit down for a limited edition Omega in Schipol online. I picked it up and paid the balance

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    They had a big delivery on Thursday. Hulk, SD, BLNR and Date Subs

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackal View Post
    Pretty sure you canít reserve any watches - that would be a pretty ridiculous situation.
    Quote Originally Posted by berin View Post
    There have been explorers both 1 and 2 the last couple of times Iíve been through, most recently last week. Not Polar, though, but I have seen them pretty often.

    Since I had time to kill, I asked about the steel sports watches at both the boutique and the Rolex store, both owned by Gassan. Both said whoever they do get steel watches in they hardly even make it to the window before theyíre sold, so reserving wasnít possible. But if you call theyíll at least tell you what they have in, worth asking if they would put one by if they have one, but I doubt it - itís a no win situation for them, if your plans change and you donít turn up and theyíve missed a subsequent sale. Maybe different if yo7 pay for it, again worth asking.
    Quote Originally Posted by Tony View Post
    They would need a boarding pass I imagine, so I doubt they'd take a phone payment.
    Quote Originally Posted by berin View Post
    good point, well made!


    Thanks Gents.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chalet View Post
    They had a big delivery on Thursday. Hulk, SD, BLNR and Date Subs
    I always just miss it! And I was due to be back today but ended up not going.


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    Can the Rolex boutique be accessed on arrivals ? (Normally Duty free can only be accessed on departures)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonny View Post
    Can the Rolex boutique be accessed on arrivals ?
    Yes, both arrivals and departures. I reserved a watch when I arrived and bought it on my way back.

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    Unless my mind is playing tricks Iím pretty sure Iíve read on one of the forums that from next month theyíll be no discount on Rolex at schipol i.e. the equivalent to vat discount, so it will all be European rrp I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FK77 View Post
    Yes, both arrivals and departures. I reserved a watch when I arrived and bought it on my way back.
    Thanks

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    Bumping an old thread as i’m flying to Birmingham via Schipol this weekend and then back there again on Sunday.

    I haven’t gone through all the posts today but i’m sure I read that you ask the AD’s to check the stock of the other shop in the airport and they can transfer watches? I think i’d Flying via departure 2.
    Can I walk between the shops too?

    Can see from the post above that I can see the store on departure and arrivals so i’ll be giving that a try. Also will be at the airport for about 1.5 hours before my flight, let’s hope they get a shipment in while I’m there!
    Last edited by EmilA; 3rd December 2018 at 22:23.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EmilA View Post
    Bumping an old thread as iím flying to Birmingham via Schipol this weekend and then back there again on Sunday.

    I havenít gone through all the posts today but iím sure I read that you ask the ADís to check the stock of the other shop in the airport and they can transfer watches? I think iíd Flying via departure 2.
    Can I walk between the shops too?

    Can see from the post above that I can see the store on departure and arrivals so iíll be giving that a try. Also will be at the airport for about 1.5 hours before my flight, letís hope they get a shipment in while Iím there!
    Yes, they can and do. There is a secure system where items whizz between stores a bit like money used to go around co-op stores of old.

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    Thank you for the information :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ALindsay View Post
    Yes, they can and do. There is a secure system where items whizz between stores a bit like money used to go around co-op stores of old.
    Lamson tube.

    HTH

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    Anyone else spotted the post on Facebook by someone claiming to have picked up a SS black Daytona in Gassan yesterday? Thatís one nice Christmas present!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_Mac View Post
    Anyone else spotted the post on Facebook by someone claiming to have picked up a SS black Daytona in Gassan yesterday? Thatís one nice Christmas present!
    Incredible luck.

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    Iím sat right outside the Boutique as I type this. Nothing ďhard to getĒ available. A BLNR was in the delivery this morning and sold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_Mac View Post
    Anyone else spotted the post on Facebook by someone claiming to have picked up a SS black Daytona in Gassan yesterday? Thatís one nice Christmas present!
    I was hoping my lucky stars would line up and Iíd be able to pick up a Daytona here

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    You probably need to do a Tom Hanks and camp out in the Terminal for a month or two :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by kultschar View Post
    You probably need to do a Tom Hanks and camp out in the Terminal for a month or two :)
    :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by kultschar View Post
    You probably need to do a Tom Hanks and camp out in the Terminal for a month or two :)
    lol :)

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    Unbelievable that a Daytona was had there! I was there a few months ago and not a single interesting piece!

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    Iíve managed to get two Daytonaís there. Guess I am just doubly lucky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chalet View Post
    Iíve managed to get two Daytonaís there. Guess I am just doubly lucky.
    Feel free to share which gate you lived/built while you waited for the watches ;), lol

    On a serious note, manage to get one of each colour if it was a new Ceramic one?

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    Actually itís 3. I managed to get a white and black 116520 in the same sitting.

    I got a 116500LN subsequently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boss13 View Post
    Unbelievable that a Daytona was had there! I was there a few months ago and not a single interesting piece!
    Unbelievable being the important word there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hood View Post
    Unbelievable being the important word there.
    They do get amazing stock there. But itís gone in an hour.



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    This was my two Daytona day ^^^^^^

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    From memory it was Ä1.38 to £1 if you want to kill yourselves with the prices.

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    Should have bought the whole case

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    How far back in the past are we talking here?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chalet View Post
    This was my two Daytona day ^^^^^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by ray_li30 View Post
    How far back in the past are we talking here?
    +1

    When I was there in September I had a good chat with the sales manager in store as had a lot of time on my hands.
    He talked about how rare it is for him to get these highly demanded pieces in. I think perhaps in the past it was different (clearly from pic above, it was!). Nowadays it seems to be more of a myth.

    He told me the steel sports models he probably gets 1-2 a month. And yes, they are gone within minutes if not seconds. Whilst I was there, at least 3-4 ppl came in to ask, 'do you have any steel sports models'. He also showed me his screen where he was all day replying to emails to ppl asking the same thing! They really must get sick of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boss13 View Post
    They really must get sick of it.
    Er, yes. You're probably right.

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    The lady there said she gets asked atleast 50 times a day if there are any Daytonaís available. She listed all the oneís that people ask for and itís the SS watches that everyone wants. The Daytona, Pepsi, Hulk etc

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    I remember five years ago the assistant tried to convince me to buy the LVc she had

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    I reckon we are now in the situation where people will snap up whichever watch of the Ďdesirablesí - happens to be there, and either accept that it might not be ideal, but itís a SS Rolex Sports - or:

    Bought to sell, and either pocket the profit - or use that to buy the one they actually want.

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