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    Quote Originally Posted by Geralt View Post
    I can understand the OPs disappointment and fail to understand all the snide comments. This most likely represents a major financial outlay and a tatty box would detract, even if only slightly, from the excitement of 'buying a new Rolex', let alone the whole buying a new watch experience. Whilst I'd accept the reality with a shrug of the shoulders, the fact of the matter is that it's p*ss poor and the AD really ought to be ashamed of themselves.
    Really?? Itís a little marked . Hardly tatty , torn , damp etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geralt View Post
    I can understand the OPs disappointment and fail to understand all the snide comments. This most likely represents a major financial outlay and a tatty box would detract, even if only slightly, from the excitement of 'buying a new Rolex', let alone the whole buying a new watch experience. Whilst I'd accept the reality with a shrug of the shoulders, the fact of the matter is that it's p*ss poor and the AD really ought to be ashamed of themselves.
    I quite agree.

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    Do you enjoy watching car crashes and freak shows on TV as well???
    Come on MrGrumpy!
    You must admit that the thread has turned into quite an amusing and humorous posts.

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    For the record, I stated from the beginning that I understand OP slight disappointment.
    I just couldn't understand him posting this on here and open himself for this.

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    Yes, you should not be bothered by it but I also kind of get why it could irk you, if its brand spanking new then really it should be just that, the first impression of your new £5k+ watch is dirty marks on the box..

    First impressions and all that

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    Poor form on the AD supplying the box like that, they must have a room full of them

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    Glad to see this thread is becoming a bit more forgiving and people are admitting they would prefer a new box for a new watch when spending £5k. This isn't the BP.

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    I get it..!

    Different things bother different people.. some would accept, others wouldn't..
    Back to the AD for a new box, if I was you..

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    I wouldnít bother making a fuss over it, it is just a protective box after all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    Glad to see this thread is becoming a bit more forgiving and people are admitting they would prefer a new box for a new watch when spending £5k. This isn't the BP.
    Don't worry, the OP isn't frightened of unvarnished opinions in WT:

    Quote Originally Posted by Ivan Drago
    I genuinely find this crazy behaviour.

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    Right not for me this forum, frequented by far too many bell ends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivan Drago View Post
    Right not for me this forum, frequented by far too many bell ends.

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    This isn’t the Bear Bit. You are right - this forum is not for you. Another for the ‘ignore list’.
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    You should definitely NOT restore the box. Destroying the patina will devalue the watch since it won't any longer be original! You know, its part of the history and all that.

    But if you must, send it to me and I'll remove the marks for only £500.

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    As much as I'm worlds apart from Ivano...I completely get what he is saying considering the outlay and experience. I likely wouldn't care. But I dont think it's for anyone else to say he shouldn't either... although...it is just a box. ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bodo View Post
    As much as I'm worlds apart from Ivano...I completely get what he is saying considering the outlay and experience. I likely wouldn't care. But I dont think it's for anyone else to say he shouldn't either... although...it is just a box. ;)
    Yeah, but he asked our opinion.

    "Is it worth taking the out box back and saying give me a fresh one on Monday or am I being a tad over dramatic ? "
    Last edited by Tiny; 12th May 2019 at 21:20.

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    Itís annoying for sure. Iíd take it back and ask for extra goodies!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiny View Post
    Yeah, but he asked our opinion.

    "Is it worth taking the out box back and saying give me a fresh one on Monday or am I being a tad over dramatic ? "
    Yeah, I contradicted myself for comedy's sake. Lightening the thread and all...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivan Drago View Post
    Right not for me this forum, frequented by far too many bell ends.
    That should make you feel right at home then eh 😘
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    This forum is brilliant!


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    I'd request a replacement box. You've spent £5k on a brand new luxury Rolex, I'd expect all accompaniments to be in "as new" condition also.

    Ignore the other snide replies, it's your money and your watch, do what you think is right.

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    When you get to my age you don't tend to be too fussy about the state of the box

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    No wonder people give Rolex owners so much stick on this forum

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    Ffs....


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    The fact youíre concerned says that you will likely be paranoid as hell when wearing the actual watch. If itís value youíre concerned about then donít. Those tiny marks reduce it by £0.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jukeboxs View Post
    I'd request a replacement box. You've spent £5k on a brand new luxury Rolex, I'd expect all accompaniments to be in "as new" condition also.

    Ignore the other snide replies, it's your money and your watch, do what you think is right.
    The OP asked for advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstepper View Post
    The OP asked for advice.
    Your logic has no place here.....

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    Outrageous, send the watch back; keep the money and buy a nice cheap Citizen or similar. Then you wonít have to worry. I expect the box will be immaculate too.

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    I have a feeling this thread will enter the hallowed halls of TZUK legend, one to reminisce over in future years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Curta View Post
    When you get to my age you don't tend to be too fussy about the state of the box
    I see what you did there...and sadly it's true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Curta View Post
    When you get to my age you don't tend to be too fussy about the state of the box
    I agree, however a quick wipe with a damp cloth before itís presented isnít too much to ask surely? Especially as it will probably be ages until itís seen again.
    Cheers..
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    If only dirtboxden was still with us, this would have been right up his street

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    Being bothered over nothing

    The title of this thread sums up my feelings perfectly.

    The outer box is there to protect the inner box, it looks like it's done its job and will continue to do so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jukeboxs View Post
    Ignore the other snide replies, it's your money and your watch, do what you think is right.
    Very wise advice.....but then he shouldn't have asked for opinions in the 1st place!! And then this forum would be a duller place.....

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    Somewhat poor form by the AD to give a soiled/damaged outer box
    If you collected in person, you should have asked them to get you a different one if it bothers you
    If it still bothers you, you can go to the AD and ask for a replacement
    Pointless asking a bunch of strangers if you should be offended be bothered. Even though you will find plenty of sad souls willing to be offended by proxy.
    Last edited by RAJEN; 13th May 2019 at 14:49.

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    Did they give you a carrier to take the box containing the box containing the watch home in and was that okay?

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    People who fret over a couple of marks on an outer box should probably not be buying multi thousand pound watches IMO.

    Actually wearing the watch would bring on an OCD nightmare.
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    Yes, Jesus wept and all that, it is crazy, but _if_ this turned out to be a fantastically rare model, _and_ OP never wore the watch, the condition of the outer box might have an influence on the value.

    Also, it looks like you could get most of that dirt off with a rubber if you wanted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doctorj View Post

    Also, it looks like you could get most of that dirt off with a rubber if you wanted.
    it would classify as a polished and that's a big no-no in vintage world!

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    I wouldnít worry. But it if really bugs you Iím sure your AD would swap it out for you.

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    I married someone with a dirty box, donít worry about it.

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    You have asked opinions and you have them, from support in your angst against your dirty box to the polar opposite of canít see what your problem is, what else did you expect when asking such a question??

    To then announce a flounce is a bit silly really, so if your still here what are you going to do about the box??


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    It's funny some posting here about being to over the top are some of the most anal watch collectors known to man. These same people will complain if the watch comes with the hands not set at 10:10

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrGrumpy View Post
    Very wise advice.....but then he shouldn't have asked for opinions in the 1st place!! And then this forum would be a duller place.....
    Very true. The original post is often not completely innocent either, I agree.

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    That is hilarious. Do Rolex people keep their boxes in the safe too??


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Curta View Post
    When you get to my age you don't tend to be too fussy about the state of the box
    This will be the most quoted post on this forum for a good while

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    Isn't there a shop in Burlington Arcade that just specialisers in Rolex outer boxes? I'm sure there are homage versions available as well. Not to mention fakes! Of course, there is always the grey market.
    Last edited by Tiny; 14th May 2019 at 06:03.

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    Obviously going against the grain here but if I bought something at that price point, brand new and considered a luxury , super high quality experience then yes, I would expect everything to be immaculate. Like it or not, the Box is a part of that package.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bedlam View Post
    That is hilarious. Do Rolex people keep their boxes in the safe too??

    Iíll hold my hands up to that!

    I only have one Rolex but it is a full set plus a few other items that came with the purchase.... including the jewellers bag the first owner walked out of the shop with back in 1997, yes yes yes, I know it sounds silly but it all adds to the provenance.
    Sad thing is the full set on its own is worth more than many of my other mid range watches so itís in the safe where it canít get lost or damaged.

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    That ain't a full set. For my 214270, there's a white card sleeve that protects the cream outer box to exactly prevent those sort of scuffs you experienced. I would definitely take it back and get that box replaced.

    Shocking treatment by your AD, it's worse than having the warranty card withheld.


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    I'd definitely complain.

    You spend thousands on a product and they present it to you in a scruffy box, not on.

    It does make a difference as it is part of the whole presentation and would make a difference to me on resale.

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