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Old 18 December 2017, 10:27 AM   #1
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Struggle for SS Rolex Sport is Real

Wempe and Rolex boutique in midtown Manhattan have zilch as of today. Compared to last year this time, it's amazing. Plenty of PM sports, DD and DJ galore tho.... tells you something about either demand or limiting supply to squeeze secondary.
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Old 18 December 2017, 10:34 AM   #2
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Both. Supply is pretty low from what I hear.


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Old 18 December 2017, 10:55 AM   #3
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Read it on TRF earlier this week and totally makes sense... Rolex predicts and supplies output two years in advance. They didn't expect sales to be as high as they have been this year and are out of stock to supply ADs. What is trickling out of the factory is slowly making its way to ADs. I would hate to be an AD and not having anything to sell this time of the year.
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Old 18 December 2017, 11:05 AM   #4
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Maybe the planned trip to Mars is consuming all of the stainless steel supply for the earth base, scaffolding, and spacecraft.
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Old 18 December 2017, 11:45 AM   #5
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Looking for these references in the big cities is a waste of time.

They have them in the vault for the premium clients.
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Old 18 December 2017, 11:50 AM   #6
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Looking for these references in the big cities is a waste of time.

They have them in the vault for the premium clients.


I'm not looking. I have everything I need.
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Old 18 December 2017, 11:52 AM   #7
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I'm not looking. I have everything I need.
Then it's fine.
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Old 18 December 2017, 12:03 PM   #8
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I heard Rolex has stopped sending its dealers sports watches for the next 2 months to try to drive the demand for Djs and Daydates in the interim
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Old 18 December 2017, 12:06 PM   #9
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Midtown gets so many tourists that you might as well be looking in London or Hong Kong.

American cities without swarms of well-heeled tourists will be more likely to have stock.
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Old 18 December 2017, 12:13 PM   #10
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The ss models trickling into stores now were all made by the Rolex factory cleaning lady.
The real watch makers were all given the rest of the year off.
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Old 18 December 2017, 12:26 PM   #11
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Seems they are in short supply everywhere. My AD normally has lots of SS sport models, not so much right now.
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Old 18 December 2017, 12:55 PM   #12
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Same here ,, called my ad last night and the waiting list for the green sub is closed and asked about other sport models he told me maybe from january things will change and i might be able to put my name on the list for the hulk and daytona , i’ve been calling since the beginning of this year just to put my name for the daytona ,, funny that iam waiting a year to put my name on a waiting list to start waiting for the watch

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Old 18 December 2017, 12:58 PM   #13
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My AD had some SS models in the display case. I was there and someone was trying on a DBlue. He did not buy it. Would have probably snagged that if I wasn't there picking up my Daytona C.
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Old 18 December 2017, 10:33 PM   #14
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Here in Switzerland, even the Milgauss disappeared from the dealers displays.
Only remaining items are PM sports, DD and DJ (at least in Lucerne and Zurich).
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Old 18 December 2017, 10:36 PM   #15
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I'm heading to the Rolex boutique in Mississauga today ... I'll post what they have in the way of Stock
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Old 18 December 2017, 10:50 PM   #16
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It's a global epidemic.

Hope for some supply soon
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Old 18 December 2017, 10:53 PM   #17
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I heard Rolex has stopped sending its dealers sports watches for the next 2 months to try to drive the demand for Djs and Daydates in the interim
Not sure who you heard that from?

I have no interest in those models so if I were buying I would either wait for what I want or look at another brand.
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Old 18 December 2017, 11:10 PM   #18
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Yeah...nothing around me either. AD says they hope to get cranked up by Feb.
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Old 18 December 2017, 11:41 PM   #19
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Same here ,, called my ad last night and the waiting list for the green sub is closed and asked about other sport models he told me maybe from january things will change and i might be able to put my name on the list for the hulk and daytona , iíve been calling since the beginning of this year just to put my name for the daytona ,, funny that iam waiting a year to put my name on a waiting list to start waiting for the watch
So, youíre on the waiting list to get on the waiting list???!!!
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Old 19 December 2017, 12:04 AM   #20
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So, youíre on the waiting list to get on the waiting list???!!!
This is what happening at my local ad ,, anyways iam on the list elsewhere
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Old 19 December 2017, 12:12 AM   #21
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Yep, my trusty AD in the area is out also, other than the Milguass and Yachtmaster, no SS sports models, and they say very few have come in....
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Old 19 December 2017, 12:16 AM   #22
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Yep. No sports models in my local ADs as well. Frustrating for the sales staff to have to turn away customers eager to spend money.
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Old 19 December 2017, 12:19 AM   #23
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I was in Sydney Australia. I would say no sports models at all. There was one PM yacht master in the 2-3 places I looked at.

One said they had 15 people come in a day asking for SS sports.


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Old 19 December 2017, 12:20 AM   #24
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Movement change is coming....
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Old 19 December 2017, 12:22 AM   #25
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This thread is like a time machine for us Brits.
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Old 19 December 2017, 12:24 AM   #26
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I heard Rolex has stopped sending its dealers sports watches for the next 2 months to try to drive the demand for Djs and Daydates in the interim

I heard it is so potential buyers purchase another brand instead.

There is no doubt Rolex is losing sales/customers because of what is happening regardless if they care or not.
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Old 19 December 2017, 12:25 AM   #27
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Still not so bad in Canada. Was still seeing Subs, Exps, DSSD, GMTs in display cases. Just no Daytonas, BLNR or Hulks. I guess polar bears and beavers don't often buy Rolexes.
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Old 19 December 2017, 12:26 AM   #28
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This is what happening at my local ad ,, anyways iam on the list elsewhere
The 'legendary' List

Funny thing is. ADs have the 'short' list & the 'long' list

The 'list' is extremely 'flexible'

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Old 19 December 2017, 12:29 AM   #29
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Movement change is coming....
I would wager this to be correct, anyone buying a 313x movement right now may very well have movement envy next year. Still a fine movement, but no longer latest and greatest.
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Movement change is coming....
... along with a price increase. JMHO. Baselworld 2018 will be really interesting.
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