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    Quote Originally Posted by Tokyo Tokei View Post
    8am ish here in Tokyo and in an hour or so I will amble off to the Shibuya Swatch shop. I will return with either a new plastic toy, or a photo of a queue for our ridicule and amusement. It’s a win either way.
    Swatch Japan have posted a note on their Twitter saying they will give tickets to those arriving at the stores when they open but not to anyone queuing up beforehand. There is still a massive queue. One local has tweeted he wants to talk to people in the queue, but he can’t as they are all Chinese

    https://twitter.com/nora_na119/statu...900412928?s=21

    Edit: they are now giving out lottery-style tickets and will make the draw before opening. Lucky ticket, you can enter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris_in_the_UK View Post
    Which is seen by many as the the pinnacle of consumerism.
    Delivery is the green option and saves time and queues.



    “A single delivery van trip can take approximately 100 round trip car journeys off the road on average”

    ”Shopping online is already inherently more carbon efficient than going to the store”

    https://www.thegrocer.co.uk/sustaina...656712.article

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    Is anyone really gonna pay way over list, say £1/2k. Anyone with that kind of dosposable cash will want a "real" speedy surely

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    Swatch social media:

    "Due to the unexpected and phenomenal demand, we are obliged to update the purchase limit to one watch per person until further notice. We will revert back to two watches per person as soon as possible.

    The watches are not limited and will be available in selected Swatch Stores, with more opportunities to purchase in the coming weeks."

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    Quote Originally Posted by earlofsodbury View Post
    Swatch social media:

    "Due to the unexpected and phenomenal demand, we are obliged to update the purchase limit to one watch per person until further notice. We will revert back to two watches per person as soon as possible.

    The watches are not limited and will be available in selected Swatch Stores, with more opportunities to purchase in the coming weeks."
    I like that they are actually making this clear about them not being some rare run of watches. It was quite obvious to some, but the eBay prices and queuing suggests quite a few thought otherwise. Hopefully this calms things a bit as the photos from across the world's Swatch shops are just crazy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hughtrimble View Post
    I like that they are actually making this clear about them not being some rare run of watches. It was quite obvious to some, but the eBay prices and queuing suggests quite a few thought otherwise. Hopefully this calms things a bit as the photos from across the world's Swatch shops are just crazy!
    A mania is afoot, so I doubt anything Swatch say now will have much impact on those planning a night sleeping with a bit of cardboard between themselves and all the accumulated dog-piss that'll have been splashed up the side of the various shops over the years...

    I shall be patient for my Legomega now, and wait until a normal dealer has some available - probably about this time next year!

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    Quote Originally Posted by earlofsodbury View Post
    A mania is afoot, so I doubt anything Swatch say now will have much impact on those planning a night sleeping with a bit of cardboard between themselves and all the accumulated dog-piss that'll have been splashed up the side of the various shops over the years...

    I shall be patient for my Legomega now, and wait until a normal dealer has some available - probably about this time next year!
    Their phone batteries may well have run out so they won't have heard the bad news about only being able to snag one..!

    I too shall be patient, and go for the Mercury one when it's available - I do miss having a Speedy, and honestly, the only thing that attracts me to the Speedies of the recent few decades is the look. If these plastic ones can actually work on wrist, then it would be scratching a much more expensive itch now that Speedies have gone up by about 70% on the used market from when I sold mine just a few years ago!

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    Live from Oxford Street; there are about 8 people queuing.

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    And another update; the queue was split and continues around the corner. Anyone who was thinking of going down tomorrow really shouldnít bother.

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    Good news on Swatch posting on social media.
    They could probably have helped to reduce the likelihood of scalpers further by making it clear when theyíll be available online.

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    I just went to the Shibuya branch, Tokyo…







    It doesn’t open for another 30 mins. People queuing since last night. Stretches as far as the eye can see, in two lines either side of the building. The shop announced they only have about 100 watches, so limit is one per customer.

    Not seen since Beatlemania. Decided to leave it today.

    Edit: 20 mins before scheduled opening time, the shop will not open - by order of the police. The event is cancelled today.
    Last edited by Tokyo Tokei; 26th March 2022 at 02:55.

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    It's no longer about buying a watch is it?

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    Queue is 2000 long at Oxford street, donít bother


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    Letís be Frank, many people are not here for the love of the watch. So sad


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunnie View Post
    It's no longer about buying a watch is it?
    It will be for some but not for all.

    Can you imagine if Rolex declared there would be a delivery of stainless submariners arriving at a few select dealerships, and would be available for purchase.

    I suspect the queues would dwarf these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jlynch1984 View Post
    Queue is 2000 long at Oxford street, donít bother


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    Really ? That is just dumb


    Swatch already said itís now 1 per person.

    Iíve got to walk my dog and Got lunch at hawksmoor so might do a 9am & 1pm photo


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    Thatís the queue


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    1 per customer now apparently

    That queue looks disgusting. Very happy I didn't go in the end now.

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    I estimate there are over 250 people outside the Carnaby street store at the moment.

    Itís absolutely bonkers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by boring_sandwich View Post
    I estimate there are over 250 people outside the Carnaby street store at the moment.

    Itís absolutely bonkers!
    That is literally 10 times better than Oxford street!!


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    Iím done, not worth wasting my Saturday surrounded by scum bag scalpers


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jlynch1984 View Post
    Iím done, not worth wasting my Saturday surrounded by scum bag scalpers


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    Walk over to covent? I'd say that should be the least busy queue. That's where I was going to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    Walk over to covent? I'd say that should be the least busy queue. That's where I was going to go.
    I donít think it will be worth it. You got a lot of local youths, pushing inÖ lots of people inviting their friends in the queue. Ainít gonna happen.

    Surprised people are wearing some nice watches hereÖ invitation to be robbed!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tokyo Tokei View Post
    I just went to the Shibuya branch, TokyoÖ



    Not seen since Beatlemania. Decided to leave it today.
    The last time I saw anything like that was in Singapore when McDonalds were giving away limited edition Hello Kitty dolls with Happy Meals. There wasn't a child in the queue.
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    Anyone know how long the Edinburgh queue ended up being?

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    Last edited by number2; 26th March 2022 at 08:16.
    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jlynch1984 View Post
    I donít think it will be worth it. You got a lot of local youths, pushing inÖ lots of people inviting their friends in the queue. Ainít gonna happen.

    Surprised people are wearing some nice watches hereÖ invitation to be robbed!


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    Don't understand how people allow this. I wouldn't allow it personally. I don't care if we all end up out of the queue, no one is reserving spaces for mates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jlynch1984 View Post
    People are queuing for Victoria's Secret?

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    Quote Originally Posted by walkerwek1958 View Post
    Pile of shit IMO.......sure to be surrounded by 1000 flies.
    Quote Originally Posted by dkpw View Post
    I very nearly PMSLing at that.😂
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jlynch1984 View Post
    Iím done, not worth wasting my Saturday surrounded by scum bag scalpers


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    Why would you be different?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RVFIO View Post
    Anyone know how long the Edinburgh queue ended up being?

    Currently around 400 odd in the queue, itís now round onto Rose Street.

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    A friend has been outside a London store since 11.30 last night. Apparently all been told itís one each now, not two. Heís about 90th in the queue.


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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    Don't understand how people allow this. I wouldn't allow it personally. I don't care if we all end up out of the queue, no one is reserving spaces for mates.
    The last time I went to queue outside a shop was curry's many years ago, around 5 minutes before the store opened a load of people arrived in cars and joined their mates/family members who where supposedly holding their place, never again do I want to get involved with those type of scumbags even if it is worth a grand. I will wait until they are available and order online at retail price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeli View Post
    Currently around 400 odd in the queue, itís now round onto Rose Street.
    I'm comfy and warm in my bed, some things just aren't worth the hassle. I can wait.

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    According to a few other forums Edinburgh stock is 150 in total.


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    Anyone thinking the Rolex, Patek & AP hype will eventually calm down is sorely mistaken. This shows how many people are looking to profiteer on the purchase of these watches and The grey dealers are happy to keep the prices inflated. So all this talk of more Rolex production, will have zero impact on the prices we are seeing today.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Anyone thinking the Rolex, Patek & AP hype will eventually calm down is sorely mistaken. This shows how many people are looking to profiteer on the purchase of these watches and The grey dealers are happy to keep the prices inflated. So all this talk of more Rolex production, will have zero impact on the prices we are seeing today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tabascokid View Post
    A friend has been outside a London store since 11.30 last night. Apparently all been told itís one each now, not two. Heís about 90th in the queue.


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    Absolute madness!

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    I'm in Covent garden now. There must be 500 people at least in the queue.... crazy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jlynch1984 View Post
    I donít think it will be worth it. You got a lot of local youths, pushing inÖ lots of people inviting their friends in the queue. Ainít gonna happen.

    Surprised people are wearing some nice watches hereÖ invitation to be robbed!
    That's the thing - you don't know what the outcome of a confrontation will be................ until it suddenly goes wrong.

    A group of (say) 4 guys - and you're standing in the way of them making a few hundred quid?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkpw View Post


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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDeli View Post
    According to a few other forums Edinburgh stock is 150 in total.


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    Would be pretty funny if that's the same for London, all the mania and half the queue getting a choice of pink yellow or blue ones.

    Glad to see Swatch updated to 1 per person, wonder how that went down with the blokes that have been queueing since yesterday morning.

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    Ah well, Iím on the train to Edinburgh currently with my ladÖ he likes the look so I was going to buy him one and get the mercury for me.
    Guess Iíll be just jumping straight back on the train home ! No danger I was camping out.

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    ZŁrich, a moment ago.

    ďThe store will not open until there is a single file lineĒ.

    Off home.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstepper View Post
    Why would you be different?
    What are you insinuating? I wanted 1 watch for myself.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tetlee View Post
    Would be pretty funny if that's the same for London, all the mania and half the queue getting a choice of pink yellow or blue ones.

    Glad to see Swatch updated to 1 per person, wonder how that went down with the blokes that have been queueing since yesterday morning.
    Some of the people in the queue in London looked like they would rob you the moment you leave the queue.


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    Edinburgh.. I just walked the queue. Up Frederick street, along rose street, up castle street and now on to George street.
    Most of that is 4 deep.

    McDonaldís then home for me and the lad !
    Last edited by gorrie; 26th March 2022 at 09:29.

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    Out of curiosity, I ran a world-wide eBay search on 'MoonSwatch' (included in description). There are currently 300+ listed.

    Craziest price I found was a UK auction bid for a 'Mission to Mars' (Alaska Project tribute) of £63,600.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Omega-X-S...h/304410425008

    Someone's obviously taking the p!ss.
    Last edited by Seiko7A38; 26th March 2022 at 09:15.

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    Of course most of those queuing will want want the same versions - the regular Moonwatch, Alaska and maybe one or two others. Most will get their second, third or other choice which won't be as popular on eBay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Progressive View Post
    ZŁrich, a moment ago.

    ďThe store will not open until there is a single file lineĒ.

    Off home.

    Oh my good god. Marketing masterstroke.


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