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    Rolex availability

    Does anyone know what Rolexes should be readily available from ADs in Scotland/UK?

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    A plethora of datejustís fella

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    Probably gold and by-metal ones.

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    All the ones that people donít want.

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    What are you looking for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by seabiscuit View Post
    All the ones that people donít want.
    Pretty much covers it.
    Whatever is languishing in the window is what they donít mind you buying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nairn1980 View Post
    Pretty much covers it.
    Whatever is languishing in the window is what they donít mind you buying.
    And unfortunately people willing to buy ANY they don't have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyman View Post
    What are you looking for?
    I was hoping to get an OP39 or Sub no date. I also like the Explorer. I realise the Sub is probably impossible. The OP is the white dial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deegolf View Post
    I was hoping to get an OP39 or Sub no date. I also like the Explorer. I realise the Sub is probably impossible. The OP is the white dial.
    Iím sure I saw this post elsewhere.... go in and try your luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deegolf View Post
    I was hoping to get an OP39 or Sub no date. I also like the Explorer. I realise the Sub is probably impossible. The OP is the white dial.
    All your post so far have been centred around the same theme, how much are you willing to pay?
    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

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    I'm waiting for a James Cameron, reckon I'll live long enough?

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    if interested in travelling a bit south, there are many DJ41 lately at Newcastle, especially those with blue dial and roman numbers (Goldsmiths) or diamonds (both jubilee and oyster bracelets)

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    Quote Originally Posted by number2 View Post
    All your post so far have been centred around the same theme, how much are you willing to pay?
    I want to buy new from an AD, or am I being naive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nairn1980 View Post
    Iím sure I saw this post elsewhere.... go in and try your luck.
    Iím hoping to go to a few ADs next week, when lock down here is relaxed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deegolf View Post
    I want to buy new from an AD, or am I being naive.
    Tiresome is the word that springs to mind,
    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

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    Quote Originally Posted by number2 View Post
    Tiresome is the word that springs to mind,
    Thanks for your help, youíve been great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by number2 View Post
    Tiresome is the word that springs to mind,
    Actually, youíre user name is quite apt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deegolf View Post
    Iím hoping to go to a few ADs next week, when lock down here is relaxed.
    You might need an appointment due to Covid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deegolf View Post
    Thanks for your help, you’ve been great.

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    Actually, you’re user name is quite apt.
    Gee a joker - yippee,

    Oh and it's ''your'' user name not you're.
    Last edited by number2; 27th June 2020 at 06:42.
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    The op is probably the most likely one you might find lying around at an AD by chance. Explorer you can possibly get with a small wait

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nairn1980 View Post
    You might need an appointment due to Covid.
    Yes, will phone a few on Monday, thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wuyangkid View Post
    The op is probably the most likely one you might find lying around at an AD by chance. Explorer you can possibly get with a small wait

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    Thanks for your help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by number2 View Post
    Gee a joker - yippee,

    Oh and it's ''your'' user name not you're.
    Predictive text unfortunately. Donít know why you would keep reading a thread, that you find tiresome?

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    Quote Originally Posted by number2 View Post
    All your post so far have been centred around the same theme, how much are you willing to pay?
    Quote Originally Posted by number2 View Post
    Tiresome is the word that springs to mind,
    Quote Originally Posted by number2 View Post
    Oh and it's ''your'' user name not you're.
    ďPostď should be plural and a full stop used at the end of a sentence.

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    This, once agin, is becoming BP type material.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick P View Post
    This, once agin, is becoming BP type material.
    Which post do you think took it on that route exactly?
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    Quote Originally Posted by deegolf View Post
    Predictive text unfortunately. Don’t know why you would keep reading a thread, that you find tiresome?
    Good question - it's to see whether the answer to your question is any different to the same question that's been asked by new members at least once every week for the last two years, - which is why it's so tiresome, together with the fact that you went to the trouble of asking the same question in two separate threads which comes across as just 'a little bit needy', but no matter some 'forum angels' have arrived to offer their support.

    Hope you manage a round of golf over the weekend.

    Oh and as I said when you first asked the question - welcome to the forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldoakknives View Post
    Which post do you think took it on that route exactly?
    If you really need to ask that question, then there is no point in answering. A kid of six could work that out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deegolf View Post
    I want to buy new from an AD, or am I being naive.
    I rang around a few AD a year or so ago for a Sub no date .... 1 year waiting list . Ended up going down the used route which actually cost more than RRP. Seems to be common with this brand. GLW your search:)


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    Quote Originally Posted by deegolf View Post
    Iím hoping to go to a few ADs next week, when lock down here is relaxed.
    Why not try and book a few appointments with your friendly local AD next week, see what they don't have, get put on an imaginary waiting list, then pop back on here to moan about how Rolex ADs have nothing in stock.

    Over the following few months you should start a string of threads repeatedly asking how long it will take for your name to rise to the top of the imaginary waiting lists, for all the unobtainable Rolex models you think you have your name against.

    Then, when the reality sinks in, you can decide whether or not to pay the 30-80% more than Rolex list price from any number of 'grey' and used dealers, and be able to buy pretty much any Rolex model you want.

    Most of all, have fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick P View Post
    If you really need to ask that question, then there is no point in answering. A kid of six could work that out.
    My question was rhetorical.
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    Thanks very much for all the helpful information. Iíll have a look in a few ADs next week, and see whatís available. Hopefully I might get lucky, but Iím not holding my breath.

    I didnít realise the models Iím looking at, were so hard to get from an AD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deegolf View Post
    Thanks very much for all the helpful information. Iíll have a look in a few ADs next week, and see whatís available. Hopefully I might get lucky, but Iím not holding my breath.

    I didnít realise the models Iím looking at, were so hard to get from an AD.
    I think the OP and Explorer are getable and who knows with a bit of leg work from you, the sub maybe too. You can ask and ask on here and all youíll get is personal experiences or wild guesses, though you may get lucky and get a heads up now and again. With social distancing etc it may be harder now, but historically Iíd say itís going into ADís and asking that counts. Maybe going back again and making sure they know you intend to buy. Itís doing the leg work that pays off in my experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onelasttime View Post
    Why not try and book a few appointments with your friendly local AD next week, see what they don't have, get put on an imaginary waiting list, then pop back on here to moan about how Rolex ADs have nothing in stock.

    Over the following few months you should start a string of threads repeatedly asking how long it will take for your name to rise to the top of the imaginary waiting lists, for all the unobtainable Rolex models you think you have your name against.

    Then, when the reality sinks in, you can decide whether or not to pay the 30-80% more than Rolex list price from any number of 'grey' and used dealers, and be able to buy pretty much any Rolex model you want.

    Most of all, have fun
    Love it lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by deegolf View Post
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    I didnít realise the models Iím looking at, were so hard to get from an AD.
    If you are not already a preferred customer with an AD, the chance of getting a steel sports at list is practically nil.
    If itís stupid, and it works, itís not stupid.

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    Why not consider watch brands that are readily available? You know, just wander into a shop, ask an assistant to bring you a selection of watches and you get to handle the merchandise. See something you like, negotiate a discount and head home with your new bauble. Simple.
    Last edited by seabiscuit; 27th June 2020 at 16:27.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seabiscuit View Post
    Why not consider watch brands that are readily available? You know, just wander into a shop, ask an assistant to bring you a selection of watches and you get to handle the merchandise. See something you like, negotiate a discount and head home with your new bauble. Simple.
    I presume if he wanted any of those brands he would have already done that. There's a reason they're readily available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devonian View Post
    I think the OP and Explorer are getable and who knows with a bit of leg work from you, the sub maybe too. You can ask and ask on here and all youíll get is personal experiences or wild guesses, though you may get lucky and get a heads up now and again. With social distancing etc it may be harder now, but historically Iíd say itís going into ADís and asking that counts. Maybe going back again and making sure they know you intend to buy. Itís doing the leg work that pays off in my experience.
    Iíll try that, hopefully get lucky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seabiscuit View Post
    Why not consider watch brands that are readily available? You know, just wander into a shop, ask an assistant to bring you a selection of watches and you get to handle the merchandise. See something you like, negotiate a discount and head home with your new bauble. Simple.
    Was really hoping to get a Rolex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abraxas View Post
    If you are not already a preferred customer with an AD, the chance of getting a steel sports at list is practically nil.
    Are the OP and Explorer classed as steel sports?

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    Up until lock down hit, I walked through the arcade in Glasgow a few times a month for the last few years, during this period there were never any stainless sports models at all.

    Lots of subs/gmt/explorer 2 etc etc available second hand but nothing brand new.


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    Rolex availability

    Quote Originally Posted by deegolf View Post
    I was hoping to get an OP39 or Sub no date. I also like the Explorer. I realise the Sub is probably impossible. The OP is the white dial.
    None of the ADíís in Glasgow could get me a white OP39 when I tried a few months back.


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    Quote Originally Posted by seabiscuit View Post
    Why not consider watch brands that are readily available? You know, just wander into a shop, ask an assistant to bring you a selection of watches and you get to handle the merchandise. See something you like, negotiate a discount and head home with your new bauble. Simple.
    Probably because the OP wants the current "must have bauble", he / she has tried everywhere else and imagines that TZ has inside information,
    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

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    Quote Originally Posted by deegolf View Post
    Was really hoping to get a Rolex.
    You can get one, albeit not the ones that you and most others want. It wasnít always like this though. Human nature to want what we canít have. Good luck with the search.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seabiscuit View Post
    You can get one, albeit not the ones that you and most others want. It wasnít always like this though. Human nature to want what we canít have. Good luck with the search.
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by number2 View Post
    Probably because the OP wants the current "must have bauble", he / she has tried everywhere else and imagines that TZ has inside information,
    He actually said he was thinking about an OP39, Explorer or Sub no date, hardly the ďcurrent must have baubleĒ. That would surely be a Pepsi, BLNR or Daytona if Rolex was the brand choice. Rolex are popular, for many reasons, and I donít think itís good to try to belittle people for wanting one, any more than other sought after brand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deegolf View Post
    Are the OP and Explorer classed as steel sports?
    The OP no. The Explorer 1, at this point, I'd say yes. If you are prepared to pay above list, you can have anything you want. It's only money.
    If itís stupid, and it works, itís not stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Euan Begbie View Post
    Up until lock down hit, I walked through the arcade in Glasgow a few times a month for the last few years, during this period there were never any stainless sports models at all.

    Lots of subs/gmt/explorer 2 etc etc available second hand but nothing brand new.
    You should have tried the ADs in Edinburgh.😀

    A mate of mine was offered a 114060 by two ADs within three or four months of asking.

    No previous purchasing history.

    He bought one and when the second AD phoned told them he already had one and passed.

    Neil

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    Quote Originally Posted by gbn13 View Post
    You should have tried the ADs in Edinburgh.

    A mate of mine was offered a 114060 by two ADs within three or four months of asking.

    No previous purchasing history.

    He bought one and when the second AD phoned told them he already had one and passed.

    Neil
    Who were the ADs

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    Quote Originally Posted by deegolf View Post
    Who were the ADs
    Thereís only Hamilton and Inches and Laings who have Rolex AD status in Edinburgh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldoakknives View Post
    He actually said he was thinking about an OP39, Explorer or Sub no date, hardly the ďcurrent must have baubleĒ. That would surely be a Pepsi, BLNR or Daytona if Rolex was the brand choice. Rolex are popular, for many reasons, and I donít think itís good to try to belittle people for wanting one, any more than other sought after brand.
    Where does the James Cameron 126660 sit in the "must have" hierarchy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedy2254 View Post
    Where does the James Cameron 126660 sit in the "must have" hierarchy?
    JC is a gorgeous watch but bigger than most can easily wear.
    Itís not one that goes in the window but one you could get on a list for and get within a reasonable time with low-medium spend level Iíd say. In terms of ďhard to getĒ Iíd probably put it similar to root beer.

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