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    Dropped lucky today, got a BLNR and the lady at the AD confirmed price increase 1st Oct 5%.

    They could have easily kept it in the safe until next week, so I’m pretty chuffed.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    Dropped lucky today, got a BLNR and the lady at the AD confirmed price increase 1st Oct 5%.

    They could have easily kept it in the safe until next week, so Iím pretty chuffed.




    Congrats.

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    As the OP said 5% on average, is there anymore detail about which models are changing by what, or is it a blanket 5%?


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    Quote Originally Posted by greenandblack View Post
    As the OP said 5% on average, is there anymore detail about which models are changing by what, or is it a blanket 5%?


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    Rolex are very coy about announcing price increases, they're hardly likely to release details! The few people who do know will be under strict orders to keep the info to themselves.

    If I had to speculate I`d expect the steel sports models to increase most, no prizes for guessing that.

    Won't concern me, the only Rolex I'd consider buying is the OP36, but that'll probably go up by £200.

    If the £ strengthens against other currencies (I think it will eventually) does that mean prices will come down one day?..........hell would freeze over first!

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    Quote Originally Posted by walkerwek1958 View Post

    If the £ strengthens against other currencies (I think it will eventually) does that mean prices will come down one day?..........hell would freeze over first!
    Something Patek has done, but agree on Rolex it will be a cool day...

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    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    Dropped lucky today, got a BLNR and the lady at the AD confirmed price increase 1st Oct 5%.

    They could have easily kept it in the safe until next week, so Iím pretty chuffed.




    nine one that looks a fine watch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    Dropped lucky today, got a BLNR and the lady at the AD confirmed price increase 1st Oct 5%.

    They could have easily kept it in the safe until next week, so Iím pretty chuffed.




    nine one that looks a fine watch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tilly View Post
    i think it did last time
    Thanks. Have just dropped mine in for service hopefully get the quote back next week before price rise kicks in then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walkerwek1958 View Post
    The few people who do know will be under strict orders to keep the info to themselves.
    Lucky they havenít all been tight lipped so far!

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    About time!! I would rather the prices go up which along with the warranty card retention will also help stop the flippers...well maybe. Who knows!

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    Iím actually on Holiday in Aruba which is an watch lovers paradise, stores galore - Rolex AD here are one of the big hitters in the Caribbean and they told me earlier that 100% there will be a price increase sooner rather than later. Last year you could of had SS Sub date and ND quite easily here but even the AD cannot get gold of anything SS which has hit them massively as Aruba is a cruise ship destination.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    Dropped lucky today, got a BLNR and the lady at the AD confirmed price increase 1st Oct 5%.

    They could have easily kept it in the safe until next week, so Iím pretty chuffed.




    Congratulations on getting that great looking watch, still feeling chuffed after picking mine up recently

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    They could have easily kept it in the safe until next week, so Iím pretty chuffed.




    Any of us who have worked in retail management know "a bird in the hand...etc". They may have been able to make a little more on it after October 1st but they still have month-end and quarter-end targets to hit in September and a big sale at month end helps make everyone's job just a little easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanb741 View Post
    Gents

    I'm sorry but I find the attack on Kash completely unjustified. If one was to tally up over the past 12 months what he has sold vs what he paid he would be materially out of pocket. If he's able to claw back some of his considerable trading losses by selling Rolexes above RRP but below what one might pay on the Grey market then that is fair enough as nobody here is clamouring to pay him more for non-Rolex watches he's purchased and selling at a huge loss. Anyone remember that Gold IWC he sold a few months ago? That was a massive bargain for someone here and sold no doubt at a crazy loss.

    Kash would be the worst 'profiteer' on here as no doubt he's significantly out of pocket over his trades on aggregate and he's one of the members here who is able to offer the tz community some spectacular watches at rock bottom prices and enable members to acquire aspirational pieces they might otherwise have had no opportunity to own
    I agree with Ryan

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    I ordered my BLNR last month with a £1000 deposit, will they charge me the price when ordered or the price when I collect?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kippax View Post
    I ordered my BLNR last month with a £1000 deposit, will they charge me the price when ordered or the price when I collect?
    Price when collected


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kippax View Post
    I ordered my BLNR last month with a £1000 deposit, will they charge me the price when ordered or the price when I collect?
    Nice try, lol
    Price when collected.

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    Cheers guys!

    never mind :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kippax View Post
    I ordered my BLNR last month with a £1000 deposit, will they charge me the price when ordered or the price when I collect?
    They might as well call someone else on their list, get the full amount from them and keep your £1000.00 a little longer

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeBowl View Post
    Price when collected


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    Why not just pay for it now in full so you have the price fixed in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boring_sandwich View Post
    Why not just pay for it now in full so you have the price fixed in.
    You donít have that option. ADs will get charged the new price of anything delivered after 1st October so that will get passed onto the customer


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    Quote Originally Posted by LeBowl View Post
    You donít have that option. ADs will get charged the new price of anything delivered after 1st October so that will get passed onto the customer


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    Well that is not what I was told last week by several ADís.

    If it were to show on the receipt as balance paid in full then how could the AD charge you any more.
    Last edited by boring_sandwich; 25th September 2018 at 20:48.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boring_sandwich View Post
    Well that is not what I was told last week by several ADís.

    If it were to show on the receipt as balance paid in full then how could the AD charge you any more.
    If your AD honours pre increase price this is amazing.

    On a DJ or similar they may do it, but on something like a BLNR Iíd be really surprised if the price is locked in.

    Iíd actually see if they let you prepay a Daytona in full now too. Iíd do that in a heartbeat if they let you lock in current price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nairn1980 View Post
    If your AD honours pre increase price this is amazing.

    On a DJ or similar they may do it, but on something like a BLNR Iíd be really surprised if the price is locked in.

    Iíd actually see if they let you prepay a Daytona in full now too. Iíd do that in a heartbeat if they let you lock in current price.
    That is a fair comment, I was not enquiring about purchasing any of the professional range so you are no doubt correct in what you say.

    What I do not understand though is the huge obsession with the professional range.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boring_sandwich View Post
    What I do not understand though is the huge obsession with the professional range.
    Residuals, and the better they get, the more popular the professional range is, and so on

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    Quote Originally Posted by boring_sandwich View Post
    Well that is not what I was told last week by several ADís.

    If it were to show on the receipt as balance paid in full then how could the AD charge you any more.
    Iíd be amazed if they would do that. Excellent AD if they honour it.

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    I was in an AD this evening (central London) they said they hadnít had any stock for 3 weeks due to the price increase, and werenít expecting any until October


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    Quote Originally Posted by greenandblack View Post
    I was in an AD this evening (central London) they said they hadn’t had any stock for 3 weeks due to the price increase, and weren’t expecting any until October


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    Can I ask if the central London Ad's you visited were all part of the big chain of stores FH etc

    The reason I ask is when i was trying to purchase an OP39 (black) last week I rang all the well known London store's and several in surrounding areas and none had anything available but all mentioned the pending price rise.

    I was however able to purchase one eventually and also locate one for another member which was also located in London. I appreciate these are not the high in demand professional range but if you were to listen to the big group of AD's they are quoting 5 months for an OP in white or black when they are clearly available.

    Do you think the big AD's may just be holding back pending the price rise?
    Last edited by boring_sandwich; 26th September 2018 at 06:40.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devonian View Post
    I’d be amazed if they would do that. Excellent AD if they honour it.
    That is what was said, the AD was Pragnell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boring_sandwich View Post
    Can I ask if the central London Ad's you visited were all part of the big chain of stores FH etc
    Only went to bucherer, as they had the smaller womenís OP and datejusts we wanted to look at. The sales assistant just mentioned it in passing but thought Iíd pass on as surprised me vs some of comments of here like that batman arriving recently.

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    Apparently my BLNR had been ordered by another customer, but despite being contacted 3 times, failed to show up.

    I was also offered a TT Submariner.

    And 2 weeks ago a 126711CHNR. All of which had been turned down by other customers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenandblack View Post
    Only went to bucherer, as they had the smaller womenís OP and datejusts we wanted to look at. The sales assistant just mentioned it in passing but thought Iíd pass on as surprised me vs some of comments of here like that batman arriving recently.
    I guess it must all depend on the store as Harrods had received a delivery the day before which was last Wednesday.

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    Was told yesterday it's going to be between 5-8%
    From goldsmith's

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    Heard same from DMR.

    Quote Originally Posted by golfg60 View Post
    Was told yesterday it's going to be between 5-8%
    From goldsmith's

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    Well that looks like the ceramic Pepsi GMT is even further away.

    So happy I bought a 16710 now.
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    They have us exactly where they want us. Clamoring to join lists, I am surprised the increase is only 5-8% considering all the madness outside of the AD networks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RJM25R View Post

    So happy I bought a 16710 now.
    Agreed! Impatience is a virtue...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch View Post
    Apparently my BLNR had been ordered by another customer, but despite being contacted 3 times, failed to show up.

    I was also offered a TT Submariner.

    And 2 weeks ago a 126711CHNR. All of which had been turned down by other customers.

    Is your local agent hanging on to the warranty cards?

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    Quote Originally Posted by golfg60 View Post
    Was told yesterday it's going to be between 5-8%
    From goldsmith's
    For what it's worth, Goldsmiths rang me yesterday but they said 5% across the range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonny View Post
    Is your local agent hanging on to the warranty cards?
    Yep... on certain models. They kept the cards on the BLNR, and the BLRO, but not on a TT DJ36

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    I now have the full October 2018 price list and select some highlights :

    114060 Steel Submariner £5,750

    116610LN Steel Submariner Date £6,550

    116610LV Steel Submariner Date LV £6,950

    116613 Bicolour Submariner Date £10,350

    116710LN Steel GMT-Master £6,450

    116710BLNR Steel GMT-Master black / blue £6,850

    126710BLRO Steel GMT-Master red-blue £7,150

    216570 Explorer II £6,250

    214270 Explorer £5,000

    116900 Air-King £4,750

    116500 Steel Daytona £9,550

    116503 Bicolour Daytona £13,000

    116400 Milgauss GV £6,300

    126600 Sea-Dweller 43 £8,700

    126660 Deep-Sea black £9,450

    126660 Deep-Sea D-Blue £9,700

    326934 steel Sky-Dweller £11,100

    118238 18ct YG Day-Date, President brac, plain dial £24,150

    Special requests for another other, specific model variants can be answered when I find the time. I have a whole website to re-price!

    Haywood
    Last edited by Haywood_Milton; 27th September 2018 at 15:10.

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    Thanks for the info Haywood, not too bad. £300 on a blnr, £500 increase on a steel skydweller. Not too severe an increase..

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    Thanks for sharing Haywood. Am I presuming the pre-owned market will rise on this tide as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chalet View Post
    Thanks for sharing Haywood. Am I presuming the pre-owned market will rise on this tide as well?
    Inevitably, as if it needed any more inflating....

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    A quick summary of the 34/36/39mm OP price changes would be handy when you get a minute, Haywood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerMagician View Post
    A quick summary of the 34/36/39mm OP price changes would be handy when you get a minute, Haywood.
    34mm 114200 goes to £3,850.

    39mm 114300 goes to £4,350.

    36mm 116000 goes to £4,100.

    Haywood

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    As always thank you Mr Haywood Sir.

    Been eyeing up a diamond dial DJ41. Might as well pick it up today rather than wait and pay £8800
    Last edited by Van Diemen; 27th September 2018 at 16:10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Diemen View Post
    As always thank you Mr Haywood Sir.

    Been eyeing up a diamond dial DJ41. Might as well pick it up today rather than wait and pay £8800
    That's the price for 126334 on an Oyster 72610 bracelet.

    £8,850 on Jubilee 62610.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chalet View Post
    Thanks for sharing Haywood. Am I presuming the pre-owned market will rise on this tide as well?
    Quote Originally Posted by Haywood_Milton View Post
    Inevitably, as if it needed any more inflating....

    That's what I always assumed despite some people suggesting that increased RRPs bring grey prices closer. And a 5% increase is "modest" enough not to put people off. 20%, say, might have caused many to just say "I'm out".
    Last edited by David_D; 27th September 2018 at 16:25.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haywood_Milton View Post
    I now have the full October 2018 price list and select some highlights :

    114060 Steel Submariner £5,750

    116610LN Steel Submariner Date £6,550

    116610LV Steel Submariner Date LV £6,950

    116613 Bicolour Submariner Date £10,350

    116710LN Steel GMT-Master £6,450

    116710BLNR Steel GMT-Master black / blue £6,850

    126710BLRO Steel GMT-Master red-blue £7,150

    216570 Explorer II £6,250

    214270 Explorer £5,000

    116900 Air-King £4,750

    116500 Steel Daytona £9,550

    116503 Bicolour Daytona £13,000

    116400 Milgauss GV £6,300

    126600 Sea-Dweller 43 £8,700

    126660 Deep-Sea black £9,450

    126660 Deep-Sea D-Blue £9,700

    326934 steel Sky-Dweller £11,100

    118238 18ct YG Day-Date, President brac, plain dial £24,150

    Special requests for another other, specific model variants can be answered when I find the time. I have a whole website to re-price!

    Haywood
    Thanks Haywood.

    I imagine not much will change with availability as the UK will still remain one of the cheapest places to purchase a rolex.

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    Thanks Haywood. So even after the increase, prices are still cheaper than the rest in Europe. So nothing should really change in terms of SS availability. Only Rolex will make more profit.

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