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Old 20 June 2017, 02:05 AM   #211
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GMT-C, YM blue dial, EXP 2 (both dials) and an Air King in Laings Glasgow window right now
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Old 20 June 2017, 03:19 AM   #212
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GMT-C, YM blue dial, EXP 2 (both dials) and an Air King in Laings Glasgow window right now
Couple of good ones there.
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Old 20 June 2017, 05:22 AM   #213
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Couple of good ones there.
Was in Selfidges Saturday

They have a GMT LN
If anyone interested
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Old 20 June 2017, 07:18 AM   #214
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Not heard of a d blue seen in the wild for a while. Frustrating as I turned one down from an AD pre price rise as I wasn't in a position to pay it cash and needed interest free cresit


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Old 20 June 2017, 07:59 AM   #215
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Was in Selfidges Saturday

They have a GMT LN
If anyone interested
hopefully still there in a few days
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Old 20 June 2017, 11:33 PM   #216
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Couple of good ones there.
All still there today. Couple of Milgauss, SS YM2 and a Deepsea there as well.

Surprised the GMT is still there - they usually go pretty quickly.
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Old 20 June 2017, 11:34 PM   #217
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hopefully still there in a few days
If you are looking to buy it, why not phone ahead and pay a deposit
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Old 25 June 2017, 01:57 AM   #218
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Crouch in Swansea this morning.

Explorer 1(older model with short hands), Explorer II (white face), couple of Milgaus, older sea dweller and the new air king. Also a few black and white face DJIIs with plain and white gold bezels.
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Old 25 June 2017, 04:12 AM   #219
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When you see a popular model in the window be wary that it hasn't been returned. I've had ADs tell me this is why they are in the window, as usually they have clients waiting.
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Old 25 June 2017, 04:53 AM   #220
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When you see a popular model in the window be wary that it hasn't been returned. I've had ADs tell me this is why they are in the window, as usually they have clients waiting.
Or one from stickergate
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Old 25 June 2017, 04:56 AM   #221
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my blnr that was in the window, still had stickers( and still do), card with my name on it, maybe its where i live??
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Old 5 August 2017, 02:15 PM   #222
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Is it hard to get the new explorer in the UK?
I can get one here today but full price.



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Old 5 August 2017, 03:17 PM   #223
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Which Explorer? Depending on the reference, they are quite readily available.
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Old 5 August 2017, 03:18 PM   #224
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The latest 39mm with longer hands


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Old 5 August 2017, 03:27 PM   #225
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Although I haven't seen one on display recently I don't think it would be too difficult to get.

Where about are you visiting...I'm sure members local to the area can check it out for you.
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Old 5 August 2017, 03:28 PM   #226
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Although I haven't seen one on display recently I don't think it would be too difficult to get.


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Old 5 August 2017, 04:47 PM   #227
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SS stock is scarce here but EXP1 shouldn't be too hard.
With a bit of effort you'll easily find one in an AD at RRP.
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Old 5 August 2017, 05:19 PM   #228
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The short supply issue seems to be spreading to Singapore. When out wandering last week, we poked our noses into several ADs and we didn't see a single SS Sub, GMT or YM; there were no SD or DSSD, Explorers I or IIs either and no Milgauss. All we saw apart from DJs were a couple of TT Daytonas, a Leopard Daytona and a YG GMT.
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Old 5 August 2017, 05:27 PM   #229
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As I have said before, I really don't think a price increase will help in the UK. The watches are not going to flow after imo
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Old 6 August 2017, 12:55 AM   #230
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As I have said before, I really don't think a price increase will help in the UK. The watches are not going to flow after imo
What are your reasons? You think Brexit means Brexit and we are now out of the loop?
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Old 6 August 2017, 12:58 AM   #231
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There is a SS Yachtmaster II in Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, available tax free if your flying outside UK seen it Thursday
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Old 6 August 2017, 02:23 AM   #232
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What are your reasons? You think Brexit means Brexit and we are now out of the loop?
There appears to be a dearth of Rolex in many countries at the moment, it's not just us. I don't think it's got anything to do with Brexit, but that is a factor with prices and our meagre stocks being ravaged by the foreign buyer.

iMO if there was a price rise, it won't mean that SS sports models will suddenly hit AD's windows. That's up to Rolex I'm afraid.
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Old 6 August 2017, 02:34 AM   #233
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SS stock is scarce here but EXP1 shouldn't be too hard.
With a bit of effort you'll easily find one in an AD at RRP.
Pretty sure Laings had one last Saturday.
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Old 6 August 2017, 03:46 AM   #234
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There appears to be a dearth of Rolex in many countries at the moment, it's not just us. I don't think it's got anything to do with Brexit, but that is a factor with prices and our meagre stocks being ravaged by the foreign buyer.

iMO if there was a price rise, it won't mean that SS sports models will suddenly hit AD's windows. That's up to Rolex I'm afraid.
I thought after the 10% rise, stock would increase but it hasn't in over 9 months now so I don't think another 5% will make much difference. I feel there is something else going on, maybe production issues, as this scarcity has been spreading to other countries we are seeing.
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Old 6 August 2017, 04:05 AM   #235
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I put my name down on all the south coast dealers for a D blue, after about ten weeks I was offered two, maybe just lucky I suppose.
I also know of a d blue in a trusted watch dealers in Bournemouth if any body interested.
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Old 6 August 2017, 04:29 AM   #236
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I put my name down on all the south coast dealers for a D blue, after about ten weeks I was offered two, maybe just lucky I suppose.

I also know of a d blue in a trusted watch dealers in Bournemouth if any body interested.

Did you put your name down over the phone or in person? On the list at Fraser Hart in London but they tell me they get one every 7-8 months.
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Old 6 August 2017, 05:47 AM   #237
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There was one in the window at my local AD today
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Old 6 August 2017, 06:23 AM   #238
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Been offered a Dblue and I didnt even put my name down. My AD called to say they had one instock which I kindly declined. It's not a watch for me.
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Old 6 August 2017, 06:43 AM   #239
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There appears to be a dearth of Rolex in many countries at the moment, it's not just us. I don't think it's got anything to do with Brexit, but that is a factor with prices and our meagre stocks being ravaged by the foreign buyer.

iMO if there was a price rise, it won't mean that SS sports models will suddenly hit AD's windows. That's up to Rolex I'm afraid.
I did a bit of Burlington Arcade window shopping during the week and was quite surprised that even there stocks were really light. Only one LVc well above RRP, and not many other SS Sports even at their silly prices. Even the "wonderful" vintage shop had less stock than I've previously seen, no 1680 Reds but a fair collection of "rare" 1680 Whites with replacement hands and no bracelets for 11k.

I think most of the older UK SS sports models as well as the new stuff has been snapped up by buyers from abroad. I suspect the UK will have shortages even with a price increase for quite a while to come
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I thought after the 10% rise, stock would increase but it hasn't in over 9 months now so I don't think another 5% will make much difference. I feel there is something else going on, maybe production issues, as this scarcity has been spreading to other countries we are seeing.
We are very much of the same opinion then AK. Something isn't right and extra money won't solve it.
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