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EagleBear 24 September 2021 11:48 AM

BLRO 3 months laterÖ
 
UpdateÖ
Well itís been 3 months with the Oyster bracelet and I just picked up my Jubilee today and had it put on so I didnít have to mess with it. I wanted to do a quick update just let those that are waiting know I had to contact Rolex headquarters myself to make it happen. Sometimes waiting isnít enough so I made the call. I was given instructions on how to proceed and 4 weeks later it arrived and itís on ;)
It is a different watch without a doubt. The jubilee is much more airy and feels so much lighter on the wrist almost like youíre not wearing a watch compared to the weight and feel of the oyster bracelet you know itís there. It is very elegant and and I will keep it on for the same amount of time I had the oyster on and see how I feel at the end of the three months.
Here are a few picturesÖ
Cheers
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EagleBear 25 September 2021 04:27 AM

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Look and feel so different man what a difference a simple bracelet change makesÖ

jamesnye14 28 September 2021 07:29 AM

That is awesome! Didn't realize Rolex even gave us the official opportunity to get both bracelets. I'd love to hear more about who you reached out to at Rolex to make this happen!

EagleBear 28 September 2021 09:07 AM

@jamesnye14
I explained it in the post here.
I contacted Rolex headquarters
to get the truth about whether or not they are selling the bracelets and what kind of time frame we are looking at. They confirmed that yes there are two ways of doing it.
1. Send them the watch and they will install the bracelet and send it back along with the original or Ö
2. Got to your AD after you talk to headquarters of course with directions on how to proceed having your AD order for you.
Do you have headquarters # ?

Sub Capt. 28 September 2021 03:13 PM

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Originally Posted by EagleBear (Post 11725949)
@jamesnye14
I explained it in the post here.
I contacted Rolex headquarters
to get the truth about whether or not they are selling the bracelets and what kind of time frame we are looking at. They confirmed that yes there are two ways of doing it.
1. Send them the watch and they will install the bracelet and send it back along with the original or Ö
2. Got to your AD after you talk to headquarters of course with directions on how to proceed having your AD order for you.
Do you have headquarters # ?

Can you give the number out? Thanks

EagleBear 28 September 2021 09:34 PM

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Sub Capt. 29 September 2021 04:28 PM

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Originally Posted by EagleBear (Post 11726643)

Thanks! :cheers:

EagleBear 30 September 2021 06:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jamesnye14 (Post 11725779)
That is awesome! Didn't realize Rolex even gave us the official opportunity to get both bracelets. I'd love to hear more about who you reached out to at Rolex to make this happen!



Quote:

Originally Posted by Sub Capt. (Post 11728472)
Thanks! :cheers:



Iíve heard that Rolex and the ADs are now telling some callers a few different stories and ultimately turning them down. At the same time other callers have been successful with no resistance.
I was hoping that you guys can share your experiences and outcomes here in the thread.
Cheers

EagleBear 21 October 2021 07:15 AM

BLRO 3 months laterÖ
 
Well I tried to keep the Jubilee on for 3 months Ö I failed Oyster and the dresses down look is just me. Iím sure the Jubilee will find its way back on at some point but just not right now made it just 4 days shy of a month lol :( https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/202...3f751b1695.jpg

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EagleBear 28 October 2021 01:02 PM

Well I was changing out the bracelet today and I donít know why I stopped and picked up the watch after taking off the bracelet I normally just swap them out and done but not today. I thought Iíd take a closer look and just see all the engravings between the lugs. Well to my surprise I wasnít aware that Rolex stopped engraving the serial number between the lugs. When did this happen 2018? Now Iím curious anyone know???
Time for some homework lol
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dean_1nza 29 October 2021 03:53 AM

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Originally Posted by EagleBear (Post 11719343)
UpdateÖ
Well itís been 3 months with the Oyster bracelet and I just picked up my Jubilee today and had it put on so I didnít have to mess with it. I wanted to do a quick update just let those that are waiting know I had to contact Rolex headquarters myself to make it happen. Sometimes waiting isnít enough so I made the call. I was given instructions on how to proceed and 4 weeks later it arrived and itís on ;)
It is a different watch without a doubt. The jubilee is much more airy and feels so much lighter on the wrist almost like youíre not wearing a watch compared to the weight and feel of the oyster bracelet you know itís there. It is very elegant and and I will keep it on for the same amount of time I had the oyster on and see how I feel at the end of the three months.
Here are a few picturesÖ
Cheers
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/202...92d50f9eca.jpg
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/202...90f91b5dba.jpg
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/202...8d366173ca.jpg
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/202...577692f5ce.jpg
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if you don't mind me asking, what did they charge you for the jubilee?

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EagleBear 29 October 2021 04:55 AM

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Originally Posted by dean_1nza (Post 11783214)
if you don't mind me asking, what did they charge you for the jubilee?

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$2100 plus tax of course

dean_1nza 29 October 2021 09:59 PM

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Originally Posted by EagleBear (Post 11783336)
$2100 plus tax of course

thanks!

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brandrea 29 October 2021 10:04 PM

Nice to have both bracelet options for variety.


I’m a big fan of the jubilee for two reasons: comfort and the fact it shows less signs of scratching. I never could stand polished center links, YMMV:2:

EagleBear 29 October 2021 10:31 PM

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Originally Posted by brandrea (Post 11784438)
Nice to have both bracelet options for variety.


Iím a big fan of the jubilee for two reasons: comfort and the fact it shows less signs of scratching. I never could stand polished center links, YMMV:2:


Agreed, Iíve had this watch less than 6 months and wear it a couple times a week and can already see the oyster bracelet is showing quite a bit more scratches than the jubilee. To be fair though when I purchased the watch in June it came on the oyster and I didnít get the jubilee for it until Sept. so for 3 months it was on the oyster. I put the jubilee on when I bought it and I was going to leave it on for 3 months but I missed the weight difference so I put the oyster back on after a month and just swap back and forth now. I donít pamper my watches I wear them and enjoy them as much as I can but I canít say for certain because I messed up and didnít leave it on long enough to be fair.

brandrea 29 October 2021 10:39 PM

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Originally Posted by EagleBear (Post 11784473)
Agreed, Iíve had this watch less than 6 months and wear it a couple times a week and can already see the oyster bracelet is showing quite a bit more scratches than the jubilee. To be fair though when I purchased the watch in June it came on the oyster and I didnít get the jubilee for it until Sept. so for 3 months it was on the oyster. I put the jubilee on when I bought it and I was going to leave it on for 3 months but I missed the weight difference so I put the oyster back on after a month and just swap back and forth now. I donít pamper my watches I wear them and enjoy them as much as I can but I canít say for certain because I messed up and didnít leave it on long enough to be fair.

I think its great to have both :cheers:

I've always dreamed of buying an oyster and having those centre links brushed ... maybe some day :chuckle:

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PaulRP 3 December 2021 03:29 AM

Always good to have options.

EagleBear 3 December 2021 11:31 PM

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Originally Posted by PaulRP (Post 11845664)
Always good to have options.


Agreed I think now what Iíd like to do is get a 97200 glidelock clasp and have it polished like the 79200
Iíve seen a few done and really like the ease of the micro adjustments
to really have that perfect fit.

brandrea 4 December 2021 12:09 AM

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Originally Posted by EagleBear (Post 11847123)
Agreed I think now what Iíd like to do is get a 97200 glidelock clasp and have it polished like the 79200
Iíve seen a few done and really like the ease of the micro adjustments
to really have that perfect fit.

Hopefully one day theyíll add the mini glidelock to the entire professional range:cheers:

EagleBear 4 December 2021 12:25 AM

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Originally Posted by brandrea (Post 11847169)
Hopefully one day theyíll add the mini glidelock to the entire professional range:cheers:


Yes that would be huge Iím sure they have to know what that would do for the line.

Roddypeepa 4 December 2021 06:01 AM

Stunning pics, a fabulous watch and just wow. Very lucky man [emoji1360]


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EagleBear 4 December 2021 06:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Roddypeepa (Post 11847694)
Stunning pics, a fabulous watch and just wow. Very lucky man [emoji1360]


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Thanks Mark lucky indeed Iím still kind of like man I should be wearing it every day right? But I really do love everything about it ;)

smile1016 23 December 2021 08:00 AM

So happy to hear Rolex allowed you to keep the Oyster! I heard that when you order the jubilee, they'll keep the Oyster...which is so wrong.

Glad it wasn't the case with you.

2loaded 23 December 2021 08:05 AM

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Originally Posted by smile1016 (Post 11882423)
So happy to hear Rolex allowed you to keep the Oyster! I heard that when you order the jubilee, they'll keep the Oyster...which is so wrong.

Glad it wasn't the case with you.

This info is incorrect and sounds like a shady AD.

Rolex will not let you go from Jubilee to Oyster easily.

boxed 25 December 2021 11:41 AM

Pepsi looks amazing, enjoy it with good health!

44x16 4 January 2022 04:18 AM

It's Hard to say what is a better combo for this watch ? They look great on both giving the chance i don't know what i would go with? My daily is a 16700 on a jubilee and just love that combo. Decisions, decisions.

cireok 5 January 2022 06:59 AM

I just called Rolex HQ NYC and was informed you can only have the option to ďtrade inĒ GMT Oyster bracelet for the Jubilee. Not the other way around. Also the rep mention I will not be able to keep both bracelet. I will have to trade in the oyster in order to receive the jubilee bracelet.

Can you confirm which HQ you called? And how you were able to keep both bracelet for the option to change it back and forth?


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EagleBear 5 January 2022 01:14 PM

I am surprised Rolex HQ has not made a standard procedure for all BLRO/BLNR and SkyDweller owners. I can only speak for myself and my experience with Rolex HQ.
It was a flawless experience with both my AD and HQ. There is nothing negative I can say about my experience other than lack of communication from Rolex to their ADs with anything they are doing. From product launch information to pricing. It seems Rolex keeps them in the dark as much as the consumer. I believe Rolex needs to hold more in service trainings with their ADs and be more transparent with them and us about product and pricing. At times we tend to know more than our ADs when it comes to product and pricing and in my case the availability and ordering process.
Good luck

carlmartin 6 January 2022 12:13 AM

I have heard from multiple AD's that the one year lock-up period still applies to buying the oyster (as that option was released early 2021). But since the jubilee option have been available for several years, oyster-gmt owners can order that as an add on.

Hence the only option for a jubilee owner to get the oyster right now is by trading the jub in but that will change in a few months when the oyster gmt have been out more than 12 months.

I don't know the above for a fact but have heard from several sources I have no reason not to trust.


Quote:

Originally Posted by cireok (Post 11908923)
I just called Rolex HQ NYC and was informed you can only have the option to ďtrade inĒ GMT Oyster bracelet for the Jubilee. Not the other way around. Also the rep mention I will not be able to keep both bracelet. I will have to trade in the oyster in order to receive the jubilee bracelet.

Can you confirm which HQ you called? And how you were able to keep both bracelet for the option to change it back and forth?


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carlmartin 6 January 2022 04:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EagleBear (Post 11769549)
Well I tried to keep the Jubilee on for 3 months Ö I failed Oyster and the dresses down look is just me. Iím sure the Jubilee will find its way back on at some point but just not right now made it just 4 days shy of a month lol :( https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/202...3f751b1695.jpg

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I have a similar experience. Bought it on oyster in June, switched to jubilee in November with the idea of keeping it on at least three months. However now I find myself missing the oyster every time I put it on [emoji28] (not that it looks or feels bad on any of the bracelets)

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EagleBear 8 January 2022 03:29 AM

It is a very versatile timepiece for sure looks great on either bracelet. I wear both but prefer the jubilee at the moment. Put the Jubilee on late November and itís still on although The BLRO isnít my daily I do wear it quite often. I am glad it is now my option if I want to wear one or the other. It would be nice if Rolex did make the same options available for the Submariner and the Daytona. I think both of them also look great on either bracelet.

ToDie4Rolexes 25 January 2022 01:21 AM

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Originally Posted by EagleBear (Post 11729623)
Iíve heard that Rolex and the ADs are now telling some callers a few different stories and ultimately turning them down. At the same time other callers have been successful with no resistance.
I was hoping that you guys can share your experiences and outcomes here in the thread.
Cheers

No such luck for me. See my thread below.

https://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=838700

EagleBear 7 February 2022 06:42 AM

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Originally Posted by ToDie4Rolexes (Post 11948734)
No such luck for me. See my thread below.

https://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=838700


Any luck as of yet? Have you been given any answers or gotten any closer to your purchasing the bracelet?

JamesMonsey 10 February 2022 12:36 AM

Such a handsome watch!

EagleBear 22 May 2022 10:29 AM

Thanks still one of my go to watches without a doubt :)

mattytreks 22 May 2022 02:19 PM

Fantastic post. Thank you for sharing the detailed pictures and information!

I can't quite put my finger on it -- the Pepsi just flat-out looks better on jubilee in my opinion, whereas the Batman (oyster) is preferred over the Batgirl.

This thread has reinforced my position that I would love to procure a Pepsi on jubilee once one actually becomes available at my AD.

EagleBear 23 May 2022 07:21 AM

Thanks Neighbor,
Best of luck to you getting it sooner than later. I change back and forth between the two bracelets although the jubilee definitely gets more wear than the oyster. Not real sure if itís looks or comfort for me, they both look great itís just a bit more comfortable on the jubilee. At times I even forget itís on the wrist.

planteria 24 May 2022 06:22 PM

i have this on a jubilee bracelet.. i don't want for an Oytser bracelet for it, but i may try a leather strap.

Wahlberg 24 May 2022 08:57 PM

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Originally Posted by EagleBear (Post 11782129)

Anyone know what causes the deep scratch through the ROLEX text? I've seen watches that are absolutely CLEAN after 30-40 years and some aren't. I doubt anything happens with the watch that shouldn't be happening.

EagleBear 26 May 2022 12:45 AM

That is a good question.
All I can say from my experience is I wear my watches, I donít baby them at all. So for this to be there after only a few months of ownership and not even wearing it everyday itís hard to say ďfrictionĒ but it could be right?


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