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Old 26 November 2022, 08:39 AM   #1
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Hi All,

What is in your view / experience a probability of getting steel Nautilus from AD in London or to get on a waiting list if I purchased from them Calatrava 5296 however 5 years ago but nothing else? If itís a waiting list then how long do you think it takes these days? 10yrs?

Have been living abroad all these years and was lucky to get AP RO in Dubai, however now permanently back in the UK.

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Old 26 November 2022, 09:08 AM   #2
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10 years sounds right
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Old 26 November 2022, 10:38 AM   #3
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10 years sounds right
Thanks! But do you think they will even add me to the list with just one purchase from them 5 years ago (although a significant one still)?

Will go and check in 2 weeks anyway but just wanted to hear thoughts.
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Old 26 November 2022, 11:35 AM   #4
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Old 26 November 2022, 12:03 PM   #5
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OP I’m going to go out on a limb and say within ~2 years time the new 5811 will be readily available on the secondary market at retail. This is just my gut feel based on how most PM nautilus and aquanaut pieces were selling prior to Covid.
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Old 26 November 2022, 04:36 PM   #6
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Thanks! But do you think they will even add me to the list with just one purchase from them 5 years ago (although a significant one still)?

Will go and check in 2 weeks anyway but just wanted to hear thoughts.
No. I have prior Rolex purchase history but PP is in a different queue, I was told. You have to buy non-sport model first and then they will put you on the wish list. The situation is even non-sports model, there is a year or more waiting time, once you buy that, another yearssssssssss waiting for nautilus. So if you are so desperate to get it, go grey.
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Old 26 November 2022, 08:41 PM   #7
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No. I have prior Rolex purchase history but PP is in a different queue, I was told. You have to buy non-sport model first and then they will put you on the wish list. The situation is even non-sports model, there is a year or more waiting time, once you buy that, another yearssssssssss waiting for nautilus. So if you are so desperate to get it, go grey.
Thanks! But thatís the case for me - I bought PP Calatrava 5296 from this AD already. However it was 5 years ago and the only piece I bought from them :) So basically trying to figure out if thatís enough. It seems to be exactly what you said - non sports PP model first, etc.

Not desperate really but just thought I if I can get on the waiting list - why not
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Old 26 November 2022, 08:57 PM   #8
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Buying one watch 5 years ago is as good as being non-existent to the AD imo.

Do you still have the watch? Maybe you can try looking for the same sales person if they’re still there and show you still have the watch, but I don’t think it will do much in today’s market.
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Old 27 November 2022, 12:00 AM   #9
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OP: good luck, and report back what your AD says. My sense is that you have little chance, but worth a shot. Why not?
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Old 27 November 2022, 12:29 AM   #10
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Old 27 November 2022, 12:30 AM   #11
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Thanks! But do you think they will even add me to the list with just one purchase from them 5 years ago (although a significant one still)?

Will go and check in 2 weeks anyway but just wanted to hear thoughts.
Which watch are you shooting for?

Your AD will be in a far better position to answer you than anyone on an internet forum. Best of luck.
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Old 27 November 2022, 01:07 AM   #12
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OP Iím going to go out on a limb and say within ~2 years time the new 5811 will be readily available on the secondary market at retail. This is just my gut feel based on how most PM nautilus and aquanaut pieces were selling prior to Covid.
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Old 27 November 2022, 02:27 AM   #13
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OP Iím going to go out on a limb and say within ~2 years time the new 5811 will be readily available on the secondary market at retail. This is just my gut feel based on how most PM nautilus and aquanaut pieces were selling prior to Covid.
This does not sound so far fetched anymore.
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Old 27 November 2022, 03:02 AM   #14
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Thanks! But thatís the case for me - I bought PP Calatrava 5296 from this AD already. However it was 5 years ago and the only piece I bought from them :) So basically trying to figure out if thatís enough. It seems to be exactly what you said - non sports PP model first, etc.

Not desperate really but just thought I if I can get on the waiting list - why not
Sorry I missed that part of info. I guess it is the best to check with your AD directly if they still have your record. But I was also told I have to get SOME models first before getting Nautilus. Of course it varies and I am not sure which AD u deal with. Ask your AD and see how it goes
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Old 27 November 2022, 09:15 PM   #15
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Thank you v much All! Will give it a try :)
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Old 27 November 2022, 09:47 PM   #16
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Old 30 November 2022, 07:46 PM   #17
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Are you sure you are still in the "waiting list" after 5 years time?
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Old 30 November 2022, 09:17 PM   #18
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You never actually own a Patek, you merely queue for the next generation :-)
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Old 30 November 2022, 09:21 PM   #19
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Old 30 November 2022, 09:32 PM   #20
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The waiting lists are said the be Ordinal - first come first served - but if an A lister or regular PP customer wants one they are very likely to find they get one sooner than you - Cardinal listing. I suspect itís a bit of both.

Luxury goods are by their nature rare, expensive and exclusive. The waiting list and supply control keeps them that way. You are made to feel special getting on the list and the suggestion you are worthy being put on it is part of the exclusivity club feeding your desire. If they were too freely available they wouldn't be luxury goods.

Get to know the AD and the watch you want. Donít buy what you donít want.
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You never actually own a Patek, you merely queue for the next generation :-)
Hysterical! Funniest post in months.
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