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    Got the unexpected AD call today - Rolex content

    I eventually got a call from my AD, not necessarily my first choice watch, but an opportunity for first refusal for a CHNR, which has been on my list.

    I decided to take the watch, which is stunning in the flesh by the way! Then there was a twist, my AD walked away for several minutes and came back with a white face Sky Dweller Steel for me to try on, this was after he heard about my grumblings with being put off by Rolex long waiting times.


    This was a dilemma for me, since the blue face has been what I have been after. However, the white face Sky D really is a stunner, for me anyway.. So I accepted both and walked out a little lighter in the wallet, but very happy with the choices.. not sure which to wear first. :-)

    I am fortunate for the opportunities, and quite a surprise. Here they are:

    CHNR by KP Si, on Flickr

    Sky D by KP Si, on Flickr

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    CHNR is a stunning watch. Skydwellers are an acquired taste imho so it's more subjective.
    Happy Sunday!

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    An expensive Sunday that. Two great watches, enjoy !

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    Congrats - both great watches.

    Iím fortunate enough to have some hard to get watches, but itís my white skydweller that gets more compliments than the rest of them put together.

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    Very nice. The CHNR is a corker. Two watches in the same day you must be on the sofa double wristing!

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    The stealth complications and bezel setting mechanism really make the Skydweller for me. Without those, I donít think it would capture my interest.

    Hopefully one day, Iíll have the opportunity to try one.

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    Love that CHNR. Both lovely. Enjoy

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    Never been taken by the Skydweller personally but that is lovely.

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    The CHNR is a stunner, enjoy them both!

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    Very nice.

    I love the Sky-Dweller in steel.
    It's just a matter of time...

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    Thanks all.

    Appreciate the comments.

    Been an evening of determining how to set different timezones, reading the manuals and just looking at the watches. Chnr is an absolutely lovely watch, but there is something about the sky-d that just keeps distracting me from the chnr.

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    Phenomenal

    I say this every time I see one on here, but the chnr is to be my 50th pressie to myself.

    How long was the wait? I suspect you have a pretty good AD relationship though!

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    Nice pick ups. Sky Dweller in white is lovely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    Very nice. The CHNR is a corker. Two watches in the same day you must be on the sofa double wristing!
    LOL not quite sure heís that excited


    Superb looking watches!

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    both look amazing, i prefer the Skydeweller in blue but great catches!

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    Is it just me that would never walk out of a shop with 2 expensive watches on the same day?
    I can't see double the pleasure to be gained, or double the time period 'till the urge to buy re-appears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveA View Post
    Is it just me that would never walk out of a shop with 2 expensive watches on the same day?
    I can't see double the pleasure to be gained, or double the time period 'till the urge to buy re-appears.
    I understand what you mean but for many people it seems to be about one-up manship, in a couple of months someone will be telling us about the three Rolex watches they bought on the same day.
    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveA View Post
    Is it just me that would never walk out of a shop with 2 expensive watches on the same day?
    I can't see double the pleasure to be gained, or double the time period 'till the urge to buy re-appears.
    Double the profit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loupe View Post
    LOL not quite sure heís that excited
    Keeps them fully wound mind. Er, so Iíve been told.

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    Sorry if my post seemed like "boasting", that was not the intent.. Nor is my intent to profiteer, I have had many opportunities for that, but i'm not interested...

    Actually, I enjoy collecting watches, and I feel fortunate to be able to add these to my collection..

    Yes, I appreciate it's not something I could do everyday, but then its not everyday I get offered the watches I have been after in a single visit, these have been on my list for quite a while.. Think that's me done for this year.. :-)

    Read what you will, but my intent was to share my experience and enjoyment with others who enjoy watch collecting...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainSlow View Post
    Double the profit?
    You really are a complete tw.t.

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    Thank you to all the complimentary replies... Appreciate it..

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    The blue dial SkyD would have been the ultimate set, but you did good nonetheless.👍

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyman View Post
    The blue dial SkyD would have been the ultimate set, but you did good nonetheless.
    Thank you. Yes, the blue dial is a nice piece and would have loved to have had that.. I have quite large wrists, and it fits nicely..

    Mind you, this will be my only white faced dial in the collection and is certainly growing on me... My wife has asked to resize the root beer so she can wear it.. not sure how I feel about that. :-) at least it would get worn more often...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seadweller75 View Post
    Thank you. Yes, the blue dial is a nice piece and would have loved to have had that.. I have quite large wrists, and it fits nicely..

    Mind you, this will be my only white faced dial in the collection and is certainly growing on me... My wife has asked to resize the root beer so she can wear it.. not sure how I feel about that. :-) at least it would get worn more often...
    Wife....watch...slippery slope. Not sure I would be at all comfortable with that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyman View Post
    Wife....watch...slippery slope. Not sure I would be at all comfortable with that!

    I feel the same... not sure how to say NO!!!!

    Whenever I try, I just cant get myself to say NO! I think she knows deep down that I'd rather not..

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    Very very cool.. Both are very nice...Big congrats on the pick-up...Nothing beats a rolex...
    Guillermo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seadweller75 View Post
    Sorry if my post seemed like "boasting", that was not the intent.. Nor is my intent to profiteer, I have had many opportunities for that, but i'm not interested...

    Actually, I enjoy collecting watches, and I feel fortunate to be able to add these to my collection..

    Yes, I appreciate it's not something I could do everyday, but then its not everyday I get offered the watches I have been after in a single visit, these have been on my list for quite a while.. Think that's me done for this year.. :-)

    Read what you will, but my intent was to share my experience and enjoyment with others who enjoy watch collecting...
    It didnít and donít let it worry you or diminish your pleasure. We are all guilty of exuberance when we acquire a watch ( in your case two watches ) we have wanted and feeling the need to share our pleasure. Nothing wrong with that.
    There are times when it sounds boastful or is done with an intent to profiteer but your post certainly doesnít come across as such. Enjoy the watches.

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    Wow, both lovely watches. I do like the Rolex TT sports watches having owned a few myself and that GMT does look good as does the Skydweller. I do like a white dial watch.

    I was on a reserve list earlier this year for a watch (different brand, different price point completely), but getting the nod that there is one for you is a great feeling.

    Very happy for you. You should have asked if there was a Ceramic Daytona in the back of their safe 😂

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    Ignore the trolls. They are becoming the downfall of this great forum. Two absolutely amazing watches you are very lucky to get both in one visit! Enjoy them!

    Question is.. if you resize for the wife will you ever get it back??


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    Very nice. Not really a fan of two tones but the chnr really works well

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    I'd say that must have been a nice day at the AD's...........albeit an expensive one! Walking out with two Rolex is quite some coup these days I imagine.

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    Great watches. Congrats

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    They are both great watches and pleased you got them. Double the enjoyment I reckon!
    Donít worry about the jealous and anti Rolex comments, some just canít help themselves.
    As for letting the missus use one, perhaps for Ďspecial occasionsí !! Although I doubt it will work😂
    Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything.

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    Congratulations on your double purchase! Just ignore those seeking to rain on your parade. No doubt you have worked hard to get yourself into a position where you can purchase these beautiful timepieces so enjoy every moment you have with them. I'm really pleased for you. Congratulations!

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    Thank you to all the positive comments! It's very much appreciated.d.

    Now for the wife wanting to wear the Root beer, that's a real dilemma! I am going to tell her I don't know how to resize the bracelet, somehow I just don't think that's going to work.. Ah well. At least it gets worn at the same time as the Sky D.

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    Theyíre both great watches and I didnít get any Ďboastingí vibes from your post. Just excitement, which is entirely understandable!

    Re the wife thing. The same thing is happening to me right now. Admittedly completely different watches at a different price point but still a bit worrying. I thought this interest in watches was MY hobby. Not sure I want to share it with anyone....!


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    Quote Originally Posted by NCC66 View Post
    Theyíre both great watches and I didnít get any Ďboastingí vibes from your post. Just excitement, which is entirely understandable!

    Re the wife thing. The same thing is happening to me right now. Admittedly completely different watches at a different price point but still a bit worrying. I thought this interest in watches was MY hobby. Not sure I want to share it with anyone....!


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    It's becoming a "shared" hobby, I wish I had a similar passion for handbags and shoes! Somehow, I don't think my wife would be too happy if I did.

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    Wow, what a day. Congratulations

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    Congrats on the double purchase. Itís great to see something like this still occurring! Iím assuming your a regular customer at the AD?

    I was at an AD on saturday and saw a father & son pick up a CNHR for the son, nothing out the ordinary apart from the fact the son looked like he was 15. Wish I could have had a watch like that when I was 15 lol

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    The CHNR is stunning, I bought mine back in March, congratulations.

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    Congrats both great watches. Enjoy


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    Enjoy - my preferred watch of the two is the root beer, as you call it :) Presumably you got a very good deal on buying the two?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrenny1969 View Post
    Enjoy - my preferred watch of the two is the root beer, as you call it :) Presumably you got a very good deal on buying the two?

    I'm afraid there was no discount. :-( seems like a long time ago when discounts use to be offered...

    Recently only had discounts offered on the DJ's or solid gold pieces. including the Rose Day Date olive dial.. But it's cheaper to get these at Duty Free, but not always.

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    Congratulations! For my money, the CHNR is the best looking of all the current Rolex sports watches - the black, brown and gold combine beautifully. I find the TT bracelets a little too much so, personally, I'd put it on a black Everest asap.

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    congratulation, lovely watches.

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