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Old 5 January 2018, 02:06 PM   #31
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Quite astonishing. I hope that Rolex will send new shipments soon.
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Old 5 January 2018, 03:06 PM   #32
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Pretty sad...itís silly and I donít get it. But hey Rolex can do no wrong.


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Old 5 January 2018, 03:15 PM   #33
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Dealers have them, they just arenít putting them out in the case for the everyday Joe. Spoke to my AD today to follow up on a piece I have on order and I asked him what sport models were available now. He said in the safe he has 116610LN, 116622 rhodium, 114060, 116660 James Cameron, BLNR, 116710 LN, 116613LB.

This one holds them for their repeat customers. He said they would rather sell them to repeat customers.


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Old 5 January 2018, 03:31 PM   #34
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Dealers have them, they just arenít putting them out in the case for the everyday Joe. Spoke to my AD today to follow up on a piece I have on order and I asked him what sport models were available now. He said in the safe he has 116610LN, 116622 rhodium, 114060, 116660 James Cameron, BLNR, 116710 LN, 116613LB.

This one holds them for their repeat customers. He said they would rather sell them to repeat customers.


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I donít blame the AD at all for looking after their regular customers.
Nothing wrong with selling to the greys as it is market demand and a chance to move slow sellers.

But its nice to see ADs still having some ďheartĒ.
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Old 5 January 2018, 03:34 PM   #35
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Agreed.

Iíd look after the guy who spends 100k annually as oppose to guy who spends 10k and gonna flip it for a $300 profit.

They can sell those watches anytime anywhere. A perk for being loyal to a dealer and a dealer being loyal to their customer.


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Old 5 January 2018, 03:44 PM   #36
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I suspect the Rolex shortage has been good for other brands. Maybe Rolex is trying to benevolently support the other industry players by drawing down supply. Lol
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Old 5 January 2018, 03:46 PM   #37
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Agreed.

Iíd look after the guy who spends 100k annually
as oppose to guy who spends 10k and gonna flip it for a $300 profit.

They can sell those watches anytime anywhere. A perk for being loyal to a dealer and a dealer being loyal to their customer.


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So that's what it means to have a "relationship" with an AD

I asked about an SD43 at a local AD and they said "you'll have to buy something else from us first."
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Old 5 January 2018, 04:00 PM   #38
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Is the watch display suede tray for sale ? I want one....
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Old 5 January 2018, 04:11 PM   #39
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Is the watch display suede tray for sale ? I want one....


"So if I buy the last couple in the case, would you consider a add-on gift... the case?"..... lol


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Old 5 January 2018, 04:29 PM   #40
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I was at a local AD and all they had was two PM used Daytonas, TT Submariner (Bluesy), Cellini, and Yachmaster. I hope the New Year brings a better inventory haha
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Old 5 January 2018, 05:43 PM   #41
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This has to be a staged photo, no?
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Old 5 January 2018, 05:44 PM   #42
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This was taken in a Rolex AD in Makati Philippines. Photo is not mine - it was shared in our FB group that I belong to.

Crazy!

I’m actually sure that’s a UK AD
Although I’m sure their thousands of Datejusts could fill in all the spaces.
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Old 5 January 2018, 11:22 PM   #43
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That photo can easily be of the beginning of the day getting the show case ready or the end of the day putting everything up.

That could be an inventory sheet.

I donít buy that photo as a normal display. That would turn off anybody from ever coming back there.


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Old 5 January 2018, 11:35 PM   #44
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Old 5 January 2018, 11:38 PM   #45
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That is what happen when John Wall walked by.......
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Old 6 January 2018, 12:57 AM   #46
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It's crazy... these past two weeks I was in London, Florence, NYC and Zurich. Not a single desirable SS in stock.
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Old 6 January 2018, 01:32 AM   #47
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It's crazy... these past two weeks I was in London, Florence, NYC and Zurich. Not a single desirable SS in stock.
Add Tokyo, Bangkok and Hong Kong to the list. I was in these 3 cities in the last 2 weeks, absolutely no desirable SS models.

Hometown of Toronto does still have some nice stuff though!
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Old 6 January 2018, 01:57 AM   #48
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That photo can easily be of the beginning of the day getting the show case ready or the end of the day putting everything up.

That could be an inventory sheet.

I don’t buy that photo as a normal display. That would turn off anybody from ever coming back there.


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That’s what the AD’s display case looks like where I live, a few watches and no SS sports models. and this is a big mall in Norfolk
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Old 6 January 2018, 02:02 AM   #49
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This could be a thread on its own , thinking if everyone went to their local AD & took a picture of exactly what's available new on display & posted it . Would be interesting to see what's actually out there today & available .
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Old 6 January 2018, 02:06 AM   #50
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Having no stainless sport watches is a hell of a lot different then having no watches at all.


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Old 6 January 2018, 07:19 AM   #51
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I'm surprised by what I'm reading and now seeing. When I went into my local AD back in October to look for my first Rolex they had a good selection from what I knew at the time. I looked at a sub date and without. Several datejust 36 to 41 the 114300 OP which I bought but also looked at a yatchmaster and a Daytona. That was my first time in a rolex shop. There were no empty cases. Not sure what I would have thought had I saw that.
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Old 6 January 2018, 07:43 AM   #52
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I don't know, it's not a isolated thing, I can't imagine every dealer ordered the perfect amount of Rolexs to sell them all off before 01Jan, the dealer in Norfolk, va has zero SS sport models. If I went to go look at new F150's and every dealer had zero on the lot, I would go look at chevy.
I was with you till you to got to going to the Chevy lot. I would just keep driving my old F150
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Old 6 January 2018, 07:50 AM   #53
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Seems similar to the AD's that we have in Seattle as well.
Sad tale - the Seattle Ben Bridge has no Rolex sports models left because they were victims of a smash and grab right before Christmas. The thieves got away with a lot of nice pieces, including a gold Yacht Master II. Happened right in front of the staff.
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Old 6 January 2018, 08:27 AM   #54
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I was with you till you to got to going to the Chevy lot. I would just keep driving my old F150
Haha maybe that was a bad analogy
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Old 6 January 2018, 11:39 AM   #55
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Exactly my thoughts. I don't buy that picture: It's the end of the day or the beginning of the business day before they took out all the watches from the safe and put them in display.

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That photo can easily be of the beginning of the day getting the show case ready or the end of the day putting everything up.

That could be an inventory sheet.

I donít buy that photo as a normal display. That would turn off anybody from ever coming back there.


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Old 6 January 2018, 01:26 PM   #56
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Old 14 January 2018, 02:09 AM   #57
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Sad tale - the Seattle Ben Bridge has no Rolex sports models left because they were victims of a smash and grab right before Christmas. The thieves got away with a lot of nice pieces, including a gold Yacht Master II. Happened right in front of the staff.
Even sadder are thieves who try to rob the Makati dealership in OP's pic...and are put on the wait list too.

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