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Old 24 January 2020, 09:46 AM   #1
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Incoming! First time owners!

Hi everyone, was shopping for a push present at the end of year for my wife before she delivered our first child.

Most of the ADs in town couldn't get me 178274 and was offered to be on the waitlist instead.

Finally, on boxing day strolled into another AD wanting to put our names for the wait list. Sales lady instead asked us if we will like to order the piece with a deposit placed.


In the meanwhile she will also lookout for an Air King for myself.


Fast forward, waiting anxiously for a few weeks and finally received a text from AD she has a piece for me from Jan Shipment.

Pulled the trigger yesterday! Love the watch when I finally see it physically.

Looking forward to my wife piece to arrive in the next shipment or so.

What a way to celebrate our birth of our baby boy!
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Old 24 January 2020, 11:56 AM   #2
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Welcome! Great story, congrats, and let’s see some pics when you can!!
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Old 24 January 2020, 01:42 PM   #3
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There you go!
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Old 24 January 2020, 01:46 PM   #4
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Congrats. The AK is growing on me.
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Old 24 January 2020, 01:58 PM   #5
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Old 24 January 2020, 02:12 PM   #6
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Old 24 January 2020, 02:26 PM   #7
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Very nice!!
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Old 24 January 2020, 02:32 PM   #8
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Old 24 January 2020, 02:37 PM   #9
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Congrats!
Rolex watches can be our lifetime companion,
and ideal to purchase at certain moment in our life to record those memories.
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Old 24 January 2020, 02:53 PM   #10
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There you go!
You know, I saw one of these today for the first time, and I gotta say prior to seeing it in real life, I wasn't a fan. It's quite good in person, excellent taste OP and congrats!

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Old 24 January 2020, 03:10 PM   #11
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You know, I saw one of these today for the first time, and I gotta say prior to seeing it in real life, I wasn't a fan. It's quite good in person, excellent taste OP and congrats!

Me too! I was actually waiting for Explorer 2 black dial but just fell in love with the unique dial after some time. Wasnt a fan of AK on first glance as well
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Old 24 January 2020, 03:37 PM   #12
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Congrats op on all accounts.

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Congrats. The AK is growing on me.
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You know, I saw one of these today for the first time, and I gotta say prior to seeing it in real life, I wasn't a fan. It's quite good in person, excellent taste OP and congrats!

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Me too! I was actually waiting for Explorer 2 black dial but just fell in love with the unique dial after some time. Wasnt a fan of AK on first glance as well
You guys are experiencing the "Rolex Way". It starts with the usual diver, then other professional models....then you realize the Datejust looks good, before long you're looking at photos on TRF and realize....man I like this watch.
It's Rolex witchcraft. Like I tell my wife, All Rolex are beautiful, I just buy the ones I can't live without. For me that's just two, but man do I love all the models, even the YM, especially in ss, the blue bezel looks incredible in person.

I didn't like the Airking until I read about the history of this dial and it's association to the racer car and it's instrument panel. It all made sense, it's another beautiful Rolex.
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Old 24 January 2020, 03:39 PM   #13
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An air king on the wrist and a new king in the house. Lovely incoming.
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Old 24 January 2020, 11:59 PM   #14
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Congrats! Such a unique piece from the Rolex lineup, under-appreciated IMO.
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Old 25 January 2020, 12:04 AM   #15
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AK... it's a great piece.
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Old 25 January 2020, 12:39 AM   #16
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Congratz! AK wears very comfortable.
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Old 25 January 2020, 12:51 AM   #17
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Congrats all around! Well done!
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Old 25 January 2020, 01:01 AM   #18
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Congrats on the birth of your boy and the AK purchase. One day you will pass the watch to him.

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