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Old 15 March 2019, 03:42 PM   #1
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Incoming! Iíve got a bad case of the Blues!

I was walking through Waikiki before dinner and walked past the Rolex Boutique. Poked my head in and waved to the SA that I always chat with. They never have anything to sell but theyíre always very pleasant and quick to bring out drinks. But as I peeked my guy waves me to come in, but I was running late so I said Iíll stop in later.
So after dinner my wife goes window shopping so I use that opportunity to run in. I tell my guy, how fast can you write up a sale? He asks what I want. I tell him a Daytona and he literally LOL. Then I say if you have a 116613 thatís the only non SS on my radar. Then he says they got one in the day before, had it on hold for someone, but he didnít come in so if I want it, itís available. I couldnít negotiate a discount. Nor could I get them to throw in some swag. But I decided to get it anyway because itís one of those that Iíve been thinking about so long, why delay the inevitable.
Couple things, they took off all the stickers, kept the hang tag with the serial number, and kept the bezel protector. It didnít matter to me, it I thought that was a little extreme. In fact, same thing happened with my Hodinkee Speedmaster. They tried to keep the hang tag. But on that one, because itís a LE, I asked for it and they gave it to me. But the Barron and Leeds said they keep the tag and bezel protector and no exceptions at all. All good, if it remotely deters flippers Iím all for it.
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Old 15 March 2019, 04:00 PM   #2
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Old 15 March 2019, 04:12 PM   #3
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I was walking through Waikiki before dinner and walked past the Rolex Boutique. Poked my head in and waved to the SA that I always chat with. They never have anything to sell but theyíre always very pleasant and quick to bring out drinks. But as I peeked my guy waves me to come in, but I was running late so I said Iíll stop in later.
So after dinner my wife goes window shopping so I use that opportunity to run in. I tell my guy, how fast can you write up a sale? He asks what I want. I tell him a Daytona and he literally LOL. Then I say if you have a 116613 thatís the only non SS on my radar. Then he says they got one in the day before, had it on hold for someone, but he didnít come in so if I want it, itís available. I couldnít negotiate a discount. Nor could I get them to throw in some swag. But I decided to get it anyway because itís one of those that Iíve been thinking about so long, why delay the inevitable.
Couple things, they took off all the stickers, kept the hang tag with the serial number, and kept the bezel protector. It didnít matter to me, it I thought that was a little extreme. In fact, same thing happened with my Hodinkee Speedmaster. They tried to keep the hang tag. But on that one, because itís a LE, I asked for it and they gave it to me. But the Barron and Leeds said they keep the tag and bezel protector and no exceptions at all. All good, if it remotely deters flippers Iím all for it.
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I have that watch, but I just wish I was wearing in Waikiki right now, in Dukes enjoying a pint of Longboard
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Old 15 March 2019, 04:33 PM   #4
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I have that watch, but I just wish I was wearing in Waikiki right now, in Dukes enjoying a pint of Longboard


It doesnít get any better than that! Is there live music?
Do you stop by that boutique sometimes?


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Old 15 March 2019, 04:36 PM   #5
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Old 15 March 2019, 04:44 PM   #6
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It doesnít get any better than that! Is there live music?
Do you stop by that boutique sometimes?


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Yes, and the one in Ala Moana. Love hawaii, go to Waikiki every year over Christmas and New Year also spend some time at North shore and at Kahlua beach, My wife is going to Waikiki next week with her girl friends.

Seeing your post has given me a bad case of the Blues!

For live music I like to go to Tiki's grill and bar up the beach near the Zoo!

BTW if that is your Shelby GT500, we also have the same taste in cars!
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Old 15 March 2019, 04:58 PM   #7
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Yes, and the one in Ala Moana. Love hawaii, go to Waikiki every year over Christmas and New Year also spend some time at North shore and at Kahlua beach, My wife is going to Waikiki next week with her girl friends.



Seeing your post has given me a bad case of the Blues!



For live music I like to go to Tiki's grill and bar up the beach near the Zoo!



BTW if that is your Shelby GT500, we also have the same taste in cars!


I misread your post! I thought you said you were AT Dukes!
Yeah, thatís my Mustang. Not a Shelby though. Just a plain ole Fastback!
Thanks for the kind words!


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Old 15 March 2019, 05:12 PM   #8
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wow...darting off to buy a Rolex stealthilty while the wife shops..LOL..
what did she say when she saw it???,.,,:)

very nice..NOW take that baby to the water and use it !!
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Old 15 March 2019, 05:24 PM   #9
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wow...darting off to buy a Rolex stealthilty while the wife shops..LOL..
what did she say when she saw it???,.,,:)

very nice..NOW take that baby to the water and use it !!


I actually havenít fessed up yet! I told him to run my card and that I would pick it up the following day (today). She walked in right as I was leaving and my SA totally had a guilty look. She probably knows. Canít fool moms and wives.
As far as the water, my diving days are behind me so as long as it can handle 1M in the pool or jacuzzi


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Old 15 March 2019, 05:39 PM   #10
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I misread your post! I thought you said you were AT Dukes!
Yeah, thatís my Mustang. Not a Shelby though. Just a plain ole Fastback!
Thanks for the kind words!


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67 or 68 fastback is still very cool
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Old 15 March 2019, 05:41 PM   #11
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Old 15 March 2019, 06:03 PM   #12
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Congratulations, can’t go wrong with the blue!
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Old 15 March 2019, 06:09 PM   #13
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Old 15 March 2019, 06:35 PM   #14
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Old 15 March 2019, 06:35 PM   #15
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I actually havenít fessed up yet! I told him to run my card and that I would pick it up the following day (today). She walked in right as I was leaving and my SA totally had a guilty look. She probably knows. Canít fool moms and wives.
As far as the water, my diving days are behind me so as long as it can handle 1M in the pool or jacuzzi


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No no no..:)...In Hawaii, and diving days are over??? Id say you just starting..:)
Take her to Molokini ...I miss Maui...only had the Omega at that time but hopefully I get to go back soon with the Bluesy
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Old 15 March 2019, 06:38 PM   #16
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No no no..:)...In Hawaii, and diving days are over??? Id say you just starting..:)

Take her to Molokini ...I miss Maui...only had the Omega at that time but hopefully I get to go back soon with the Bluesy


Your post actually reminded me that my 15 year old mentioned that he was TS to get scuba certified in the summer so that would be the perfect opportunity to break it in!
Take some cool underwater shots!


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Old 15 March 2019, 06:44 PM   #17
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That watch is a short list watch for me for sure. Congrats!
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Old 15 March 2019, 07:19 PM   #18
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Old 15 March 2019, 07:46 PM   #20
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Old 15 March 2019, 08:21 PM   #21
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Old 15 March 2019, 08:33 PM   #22
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Old 15 March 2019, 08:42 PM   #23
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Old 15 March 2019, 09:05 PM   #24
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Old 15 March 2019, 09:34 PM   #25
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One of the best Rolex's available. That dial is the bees knees - never ever tire of that.
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Old 15 March 2019, 10:02 PM   #26
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Beautiful!!! That watch is growing on me!!!! Wear it in good health!!!
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That watch is pure ALOHA!

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