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    Just been in.
    Chap said he had two ss daytonas 2 days ago that sold straightvaway, so keep checking if you are passing. As i am early thought i may get lucky.

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    Must be obvious to some but what is T4 and T5?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Smith View Post
    Must be obvious to some but what is T4 and T5?
    Terminal 4 and 5

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    Slim pickings today. YM2, Milgauss, Exp1 and Deepsea on the SS front

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeromeo View Post
    Just been in.
    Chap said he had two ss daytonas 2 days ago that sold straightvaway, so keep checking if you are passing. As i am early thought i may get lucky.
    We've all had that story. I reckon it's the only way they brighten up their days - messing with the watch geek travellers...

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    This is what I saw in Gassan at Schipol yesterday





    The mis-aligned bezels frustrate the OCD in me

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    Quote Originally Posted by 33JS View Post
    We've all had that story. I reckon it's the only way they brighten up their days - messing with the watch geek travellers...
    I got my Daytona from Gassan Schiphol. So I believe!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chalet View Post
    I got my Daytona from Gassan Schiphol. So I believe!
    There're exceptions, of course, but I still reckon they take the p1ss...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 33JS View Post
    There're exceptions, of course, but I still reckon they take the p1ss...
    Basically being asked 100 times a day do you have the Daytona, pointing to bi-metal and PM versions, and then said questioner saying "no the stainless steel one" must only be so interesting - I'd spice it up.

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    How much cheaper is the deep sea at today's exchange rate

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobby View Post
    How much cheaper is the deep sea at today's exchange rate


    Just under £800 saving of UK retail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chalet View Post


    Just under £800 saving of UK retail.
    and on that model I`d expect at least that discount

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    Quote Originally Posted by forest172 View Post
    and on that model I`d expect at least that discount
    Do you think a 10% discount would be possible

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobby View Post
    Do you think a 10% discount would be possible
    before the price increase I tried on a TT Sub at a northern AD. I had my LV on so knew I was a fan but maybe not a buyer. She offered me at what seemed like at least 10% off and said it`s because it`s a precious metal watch and they`re allowed to discount

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    This may ha e been mentioned before, and I apologise if that is the case, but if one buys a watch in schipol will there be anything more to pay up on renetering the UK?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robsmck View Post
    This may ha e been mentioned before, and I apologise if that is the case, but if one buys a watch in schipol will there be anything more to pay up on renetering the UK?

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    No - it is a tax equivalent discount

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtagrant View Post
    No - it is a tax equivalent discount
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by forest172 View Post
    before the price increase I tried on a TT Sub at a northern AD. I had my LV on so knew I was a fan but maybe not a buyer. She offered me at what seemed like at least 10% off and said it`s because it`s a precious metal watch and they`re allowed to discount
    Thanks

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    Passing through on Wednesday again so will have a butchers.

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    My wife's heading through there on Sunday.

    She has a list! 👍

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    Quote Originally Posted by alanm_3 View Post
    My wife's heading through there on Sunday.

    She has a list! 👍
    Lol, that's a good relationship :)

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    Only SS sports spotted today has been the Deep Sea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtagrant View Post
    No - it is a tax equivalent discount
    Schipol yes.....geneva no. You will have to pay VAT if purchased in Switzerland which is not in the EU.

    Lots of people forget this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BadBoyR View Post
    Lol, that's a good relationship :)

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    Well not quite, she has an additional card for my account. She just called to tell me there were no steel sports models at all! The guy in Gassan even checked the model numbers on the stock computer and confirmed that, so looks like whatever was still kicking around has gone. Black DSSD wasn't on ze list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nansbread1 View Post
    Schipol yes.....geneva no. You will have to pay VAT if purchased in Switzerland which is not in the EU.

    Lots of people forget this.
    But the question was asked by someone in the EU about buying in Schiphol

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    Quote Originally Posted by forest172 View Post
    and on that model I`d expect at least that discount
    Intrigued to know where you think you would get a 10% discount from an AD in the U.K on a black dial DSSD? Fraser Hart in Brent Cross get one DSSD in about every couple of months and laugh at the idea of offering any discount whatsoever...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mycroft View Post
    Intrigued to know where you think you would get a 10% discount from an AD in the U.K on a black dial DSSD? Fraser Hart in Brent Cross get one DSSD in about every couple of months and laugh at the idea of offering any discount whatsoever...

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    ADs I have a good relationship with have refused discount on Deepsea Black. Seems crazy to me as they're available a fair bit cheaper BNIB or a few years old. The ADs know they're not hot sellers and know they can be bought for cheaper.
    UK ADs just seem to be holding strong for full RRP, and someone will pay it.

    I personally wouldn't pay full RRP for a black Deepsea, but that's just me.

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    They still had the bi metal GMT, DSSD, a couple of Yachtmaster I & IIs, Milgaus and Datejust, plus a few more bits today

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt666 View Post
    They still had the bi metal GMT, DSSD, a couple of Yachtmaster I & IIs, Milgaus and Datejust, plus a few more bits today

    A black DSSD for those interested

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt666 View Post
    They still had the bi metal GMT, DSSD, a couple of Yachtmaster I & IIs, Milgaus and Datejust, plus a few more bits today
    Did they also have Explorer I or is it hard to come across one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerasimos33 View Post
    Did they also have Explorer I or is it hard to come across one?

    I did not see one, but they did have a bi Daytona.

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    Slim pickings last night as I passed through... a black DSSD for 9200 euros, a blue faced Milgauss, 3 or 4 Datejusts, and a couple of Yachtmaster IIs. The guy said they were "waiting for the next delivery of steel sports models", and they had a lot of empty case space. Same with the Omega boutique next door.

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    Anyone been through here this month?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    Anyone been through here this month?
    I was there Tuesday. Nothing of note. I don't recall seeing a single SS sports.

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    Given that the shop's stock can change from hour to hour, no matter day to day, how is knowing what it had on display anytime in the last month of any use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sean View Post
    Given that the shop's stock can change from hour to hour, no matter day to day, how is knowing what it had on display anytime in the last month of any use?
    Might be going next weekend. Just trying to see in general what stock levels are like. I know it's all luck of the draw but when you want an Exp2 less luck is usually required.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    but when you want an Exp2 less luck is usually required.
    True. Good luck to you sir!

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    I went through on Sunday and last night and can confirm no SS sports models on either side (Gassan or Rolex boutique).

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    A tip about Schiphol based on my personal experience from Feb 2015 ... what you see on display may not necessarily be all they have. I was hunting a GMT II LN and the Rolex boutique at Schiphol told me they didn't have it. I went to the Gassan shop there and was given the same answer. After a lot of persuasion, one was 'found inside' and I returned to London very happy. Obviously it is possible they really don't have any of the more popular models at a given point in time and persistence may not work with every salesperson. It didn't make much sense though. Why hide stock from an ordinary passenger? They are an airport shop, it's not like they would have a big list of loyal, local customers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FK77 View Post
    A tip about Schiphol based on my personal experience from Feb 2015 ... what you see on display may not necessarily be all they have. I was hunting a GMT II LN and the Rolex boutique at Schiphol told me they didn't have it. I went to the Gassan shop there and was given the same answer. After a lot of persuasion, one was 'found inside' and I returned to London very happy. Obviously it is possible they really don't have any of the more popular models at a given point in time and persistence may not work with every salesperson. It didn't make much sense though. Why hide stock from an ordinary passenger? They are an airport shop, it's not like they would have a big list of loyal, local customers.
    They may have put it away for a regular customer, but saw the opportunity to sell one to you, and re-stock for the original person it was intended for.

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    Just to add to the above, I bought my wife's watch from Rolex boutique at Schiphol in Dec 2016 too. Being a bi-metal Lady Datejust, this one was on display, no issues with availability. Got additional discount on top of the usual ~18% as it wasn't as 'hot' as men's sports steel models. For reference, the discount is rebranded from "Duty Free Price" to "See-Buy-Fly Price" if you're traveling to a destination within the EU.

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    Going slightly off topic..... Are Sinn Watches on sale in German AD's much cheaper than what UK AD's charge?

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    Im off to the dam in two weeks and was wondering if anyone has been recently and can advise on pricing?

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    Bit annoyed I’ve been dam 3 times in the last year and never even knew this place existed



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    I was through Schipol last week Sunday and Friday and checked both times on both sides. Very little doing on the stainless steel front and they’ve apparently had no recent deliveries.

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    What is special about this ad at schipol - do they just have a higher allocation of stainless steel professional rolexes or that they have "less traffic"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allwatches View Post
    What is special about this ad at schipol - do they just have a higher allocation of stainless steel professional rolexes or that they have "less traffic"?

    Well, because they don't have regular "customers" - just passing trade.......... There should be no 'waiting lists'. All you have to do - is go through there, and "be lucky".

    As I mentioned - I saved £800 on UK RRP on a new Date-Sub.

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    At about 1.12 euros to the Pound, the UK is usually cheaper than most European countries and I travel a lot.

    Also the shortages are now hitting Europe and this means prices over there will slowly creep up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackal View Post
    Well, because they don't have regular "customers" - just passing trade.......... There should be no 'waiting lists'. All you have to do - is go through there, and "be lucky".

    As I mentioned - I saved £800 on UK RRP on a new Date-Sub.

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    Ah right! Never knew this to be the case, I've passed by twice in the last few months and never checked thinking its the same as all the other ADs... what a rookie mistake.

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    I emailed me and they sent me the below:

    We hereby confirm the receipt of your e-mail for which we kindly thank you.

    The details of the Rolex watch which you are interested in are as follows:
    Model name: Rolex Submariner - Green
    Reference number: 116610LV
    Retail price: 8,350 Euro
    Tax free price: 6,900 Euro

    Model name: Rolex Submariner – Black
    Reference number: 116610LN
    Retail price: 7,850 Euro
    Tax free price: 6,487 Euro

    Model name: Rolex Submariner – No date
    Reference number: 114060
    Retail price: 6,900 Euro
    Tax free price: 5,702 Euro

    Model name: Rolex GMT Master – Black/Blue
    Reference number: 116710BLNR
    Retail price: 8,250 Euro
    Tax free price: 6,818 Euro

    We regret to inform you that it is the policy of Gassan Schiphol B.V. not to reveal the stock availability of Rolex professional steel models. Reservations on these models are also not possible. You are, however, able to purchase these Rolex professional Steel models when available, at the Gassan Watch and Jewellery shops as well as the Rolex Boutique at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, upon departure.

    Please be advised that when you depart from the H or M gate which services flights from airlines such as EasyJet, Vueling, Air Berlin, amongst others; it is not possible to access our Gassan Watch & Jewelry shops which are located in Departure Lounges 1, 2 & 3. The shops at the H & M gates only carry a limited assortment of certain watch and Jewelry brands.

    Please note that prices may be adjusted as and when brand list prices are updated.

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