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Old 3 December 2019, 07:09 AM   #1
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Incoming (Grail)

I’ve been resistant about paying above retail on any Rolex but did just that when my favorite grey dealer showed up with a well-maintained Kermit with all paperwork (and a recent factory service.) Even though I could have had this watch at half the price if I pulled the trigger a few years ago, I was not in the position to do so. Ugh.

There’s a little more to story...

I dropped by my local AD a couple of weeks ago and he had a 126710 BLNR with my name on it. There were two problems. First, I don’t have unlimited funds and the list I kept in my head placed the Kermit as my next acquisition. Second, I already have a 116710LN and, although I think the BLNR is an absolute stunner, on my wrist it looked like someone had put Christmas lights on my LN. It was gorgeous but it looks better on you than it does on me, and it would put off my hopes for a Kermit for a couple of years (at least). Flipping was not an option as, among other reasons, my AD is a friend and a client. I walked...

I know what your thinking (i’m in the future too) the remorse was almost immediate. I think I actually sobbed for moment.

While I hate the idea of paying grey prices (probably 2.5x what the watch retailed for in 2007) when the Kermit showed up at my favorite grey, with ALL paperwork and a fresh RSC service, I immediately pulled the trigger.

The watch is in great condition. A light factory polish is evident not so much on the lugs but on the SEL and, of course, clasp. Doesn’t bug me too much. It looks terrific to me! I am very happy!

If I’m beings honest, this watch will get plenty of wear, but I suspect my 16570 polar Explorer II will probably still be my daily. My taste is not quite mainstream. I’ve had the Explorer II 25 years and its pleasantly (heavily) worn in.

With any luck (if I make it another 25 years on this planet) I’ll post pics of my Kermit all beat up too!!












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Old 3 December 2019, 07:14 AM   #2
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Very nice looking collection. I really like the Kermit and also wish I had picked one up back in 2007!
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Old 3 December 2019, 07:15 AM   #3
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Just sold my kermit month a go , maybe you have mine :)


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Old 3 December 2019, 07:18 AM   #4
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That is a terrific watch. Congrats to you. I sold mine, but they are great
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Old 3 December 2019, 07:19 AM   #5
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Just sold my kermit month a go , maybe you have mine :)


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That would be funny. Was it RSC serviced in March 2019?


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Old 3 December 2019, 07:19 AM   #6
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No , january 2016:(


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Old 3 December 2019, 07:24 AM   #7
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Old 3 December 2019, 07:25 AM   #8
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I love the Kermit!! Wish I had bought one years ago! Congrats!
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Old 3 December 2019, 07:28 AM   #9
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Old 3 December 2019, 07:36 AM   #10
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Huge congrats, ironically that is my grail watch if I'm honest. I may never get the one I want in the end the way things are going with this watch.
You made the right decision.
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Old 3 December 2019, 07:40 AM   #11
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The Special One. Congrats. Enjoy.
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Old 3 December 2019, 07:41 AM   #12
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Old 3 December 2019, 07:48 AM   #13
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Huge congrats, ironically that is my grail watch if I'm honest. I may never get the one I want in the end the way things are going with this watch.
You made the right decision.


Thank you! I think I even surprised myself when I pulled the trigger. Glad I did!


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Old 3 December 2019, 08:07 AM   #14
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Old 3 December 2019, 08:14 AM   #15
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Congrats!

I believe you did the right thing by walking from the BLNR and buying your grail.



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Old 3 December 2019, 10:08 AM   #16
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Old 3 December 2019, 10:10 AM   #17
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Old 3 December 2019, 10:10 AM   #18
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Old 3 December 2019, 10:37 AM   #19
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Old 3 December 2019, 12:03 PM   #20
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You're an honourable guy to not buy and flip. It's not easy to pass I know. Congrats on your new (to you) Kermit!
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Old 3 December 2019, 12:15 PM   #21
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Old 3 December 2019, 12:37 PM   #22
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There's something crazy satisfying about finally finding the "one". For me, I love the contrast of conservative dial and the eye-catching bezel on the Kermit. It strikes just the right balance. Congrats!
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Old 3 December 2019, 12:55 PM   #23
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Old 3 December 2019, 01:21 PM   #24
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I lucked out on buying a Kermit in 2014 for waaaay below its current market value. It was my first Rolex and my daily for 4-5 years. It went with me all around the globe to Europe, USA, SE Asia and Africa. I currently daily a Seiko due to my job requirements however I can confidently say that I will never ever part with that watch.
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Old 3 December 2019, 01:27 PM   #25
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Smart move on the Kermit as it is a discontinued watch and the price will only continue to increase. Enjoy it!
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Old 3 December 2019, 01:31 PM   #26
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Old 3 December 2019, 01:52 PM   #27
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Had a kermit, traded it, then had to re acquire...beauty
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Old 3 December 2019, 02:11 PM   #28
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Congrats. Great watch. Enjoy!!!
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Old 3 December 2019, 02:16 PM   #29
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Great 5 digit pieces, and a green hand GMT. Nice Collection!
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Old 3 December 2019, 02:53 PM   #30
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Congratulations, well done. Had the chance of 2 (Within months of each other, not at same time) when they first came out and passed on both.
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