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Old 20 March 2019, 07:17 AM   #31
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GM's had to hit a 25k sales goal for 4 consecutive weeks I believe. Over time the goal raised to 50k/week iirc

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When Dominos opened in the UK, the story was that for each restaurant opened, the first time weekly sales hit $15k, the shop manager receives a Rolex watch.
As mentioned, those targets may have gone up with inflation: I don't mind, I got mine in 1995 (with my initials on the back) .
Hardly wear it, but when I do, beats any other Rolex watch for looks and the story behind it.
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Old 20 March 2019, 09:46 PM   #32
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Thanks for sharing. I've only seen the one with the logo on the dial. Never knew they put it on the bracelet.
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Old 3 April 2020, 03:53 PM   #33
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How to spot a fake Dominos Rolex?

Anyone know how to spot a fake Domino's Air-King?

Im looking to buy one of the big square dominos logo without papers. I noticed that the little ® is to the right of the logo rather than underneath as shown in the OP. Also the white domino imprint seems too perfectly centered and has clean edges compared to the slightly off-centered imperfect edges as shown in the OP.

Any knowledge in how to spot a fake is greatly appreciated!

Thanks!
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Old 4 April 2020, 04:53 AM   #34
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Anyone know how to spot a fake Domino's Air-King?
Well afaik they should all have the Domino's logo engraved on the caseback too. I wouldn't necessarily expect perfection or absolute consistency with the printing
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Old 8 May 2020, 02:17 PM   #35
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Thanks, Rob! Love your posts. Excellent work!
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Old 8 May 2020, 02:22 PM   #36
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I've had my eye on these when I see them for sale. I haven't pulled the trigger but this thread is making me want to do so. These are so cool to me .
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Old 8 May 2020, 02:44 PM   #37
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Anyone know how to spot a fake Domino's Air-King?

Thanks!
It is my experience these little air kings were never that desirable up until recently, and I would still question how desirable they really are now.

Have there been regular air kings fitted with domino's dials? I would think so, as there have been domino's air kings that have received regular dials or even re-dials, but fakes haven't been made, there simply isn't that big of market for them.
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Old 12 May 2020, 11:27 PM   #38
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Wow! I didn't think this would be a thread I'd read on my first day on the forum.

So, I'm a Domino's franchisee in the UK and this thread has brought back a lot of memories.

We've been blessed to win over 120 Air Kings over the past 20 years and I've just posted in the welcome forum that my most sentimental watch is the Air King I won as a store manager.

The original story is something that we hold very close to our hearts in Domino's. For those that don't know:

The chain’s founder, Tom Monaghan, gave his highest-earning franchise owner the watch right off his wrist. In his 1986 autobiography, Pizza Tiger, Monaghan wrote, “I wore a Bulova with our Domino’s logo on its face. A franchisee asked what he had to do to get that watch from me, and I told him, ‘Turn in a twenty-thousand-dollar sales week.’ He did it.”

Since then, managers have tried to break a sales barrier record (for 4 consecutive weeks) to hit a different Rolex "level", with the reward being an Air King Domino's Rolex Watch.

Every single watch that our franchise has won has been given to the store managers and it's something we are very proud of.

I did feel like the ultimate king one day when I walked out of an awards ceremony in Vegas with 20 of them about a decade ago.


My Grandad wore my Air King from the day I won it, to the day he passed in 2015. It's something I'll always hold close to my heart.

This forum is great and thanks for being so welcoming
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Old 13 May 2020, 02:53 AM   #39
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I walked out of an awards ceremony in Vegas with 20 of them about a decade ago.
Amazing! I had no idea they were awarded this way. Do they still do it like this, like an annual ceremony, or do they just give them to the stores directly? Thanks for sharing your story!
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Old 13 May 2020, 04:25 AM   #40
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Amazing! I had no idea they were awarded this way. Do they still do it like this, like an annual ceremony, or do they just give them to the stores directly? Thanks for sharing your story!
Hey,

So we were actually meant to be receiving rolexes/awards tomorrow in Las Vegas but obviously it was all cancelled.

Yes, they are still handed out at ceremonies but sometimes country by country (or state by state).

We actually give ours out to our managers out of our internal awards ceremonies.

I've had lots of friends commenting on them before but I've never seen other members of the public's thoughts. This thread has been really insightful!
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Old 28 May 2020, 01:02 AM   #41
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Crazy collaboration between Domino's and Rolex. The story behind is heartwarming too.
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Old 30 May 2020, 12:42 AM   #42
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In this thread we've seen papers/cards marked Schlanderer & Sons Jewelry, an Ann Arbor, Michigan store. Maybe all the Dominoes logo watches are ordered thru that store ?
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Old 30 May 2020, 01:11 AM   #43
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In this thread we've seen papers/cards marked Schlanderer & Sons Jewelry, an Ann Arbor, Michigan store. Maybe all the Dominoes logo watches are ordered thru that store ?
Domino's headquarters is in Ann Arbor so that seems plausible
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Old 30 May 2020, 02:18 AM   #44
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Domino's headquarters is in Ann Arbor so that seems plausible
Rolex website reveals 11 Michigan AD's, however Schlanderer & Sons Jewelry, Ann Arbor is not one of them. Maybe the store is a former AD rather than a current one.
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Old 30 May 2020, 02:24 AM   #45
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Wow, great thread! I've wanted to get corp watches made to celebrate exits, etc... but we aren't anywhere near big enough for Rolex or other large brands :(
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Old 4 June 2020, 10:19 PM   #46
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Some pictures of my NOS domino AK to share with you guys and thanks Rob for putting up this summary of various domino AK.




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Really cool. Air King’s are certainly on the small side, kinda like a Dominos pizza!
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Old 4 June 2020, 11:10 PM   #47
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Really cool. Air King’s are certainly on the small side, kinda like a Dominos pizza!

It depends and if you have small to medium wrist size, the AK 34mm can be good size and does not appear too small on the wrist.


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Old 13 June 2020, 02:17 AM   #48
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It depends and if you have small to medium wrist size, the AK 34mm can be good size and does not appear too small on the wrist.


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Yep, definitely wasn’t a knock on the watch, more on the Dominos “Large” pizza!
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