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Old 9 December 2011, 01:22 PM   #61
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Please do.

I know nothing of the market in Japan or the shop you mention.
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Old 9 December 2011, 02:26 PM   #62
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Makes sense for Rolex to be using more green on their products. It's nicely accented on these pieces, like the gmtiic
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Old 9 December 2011, 02:31 PM   #63
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I can confirm that these are genuine and from rolex, not aftermarket.
My father in law bought one white and one black from hanshin/hankyu department store at the beginning of this year which are currently in his collection.
also they were on the rolex website around the same time as he picked them up.
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Old 9 December 2011, 02:35 PM   #64
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I can confirm that these are genuine and from rolex, not aftermarket.
My father in law bought one white and one black from hanshin/hankyu department store at the beginning of this year which are currently in his collection.
also they were on the rolex website around the same time as he picked them up.
Thanks for the confirmation Adam, I hope to get my hands on one soon!
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Old 9 December 2011, 02:43 PM   #65
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Sam, If I can be of any help here in Osaka. Let me know.
Ill keep an eye out in the watch shops here that i frequent.
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Old 9 December 2011, 02:50 PM   #66
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Sam, If I can be of any help here in Osaka. Let me know.
Ill keep an eye out in the watch shops here that i frequent.
Adam many thanks for your help . I will PM you by Sunday if I don't hear good news from a colleague that I have reached out to who is in Tokyo at the moment.
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Old 10 December 2011, 10:24 AM   #67
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I Am Totally Confused Now

Earlier today I received an e-mail from Paul Riley at Rolex USA that went like this;

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This TOG is after market watch. Rolex never made a TOG with a green sweeping hand. P.S. if you have any questions please give me a call.


I called Paul and we discussed a few things for about 15-20 mins, one being the obvious that Rolex creates green themed pieces to commemorate the 50 year anniversary of a range (GMT, Sub, Milgauss, etc). He then went on to solidify his stance that the green limited edition TOG I am looking for is totally bogus. My confusion comes in that I highly doubt an AD like Lexia Ginza in Japan would sell an aftermarket Rolex in their shop. I am still waiting for my colleague to get back to me if he is able to track the black dial green TOG one in Osaka for me. I am hoping my discussion with Paul is a classic example of one region not understanding the other regions market... Please note I informed Paul that I would post a portion of our discussion here on this forum.

Adam (caballero) if you read this I may also need your help as well, I have been informed that the hanshin/hankyu department store you mentioned is equivalent to a Macy's department store in the Americas... Are they an AD?
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Old 12 December 2011, 04:21 AM   #69
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Am I alone in thinking that I'd love to see Rolex put the rhodium dial with green romans that they're doing for the DJII's on this watch? If they ever make that combo I'm going to FIND A WAY to get one sent to me.
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Am I alone in thinking that I'd love to see Rolex put the rhodium dial with green romans that they're doing for the DJII's on this watch? If they ever make that combo I'm going to FIND A WAY to get one sent to me.
You might be the only one , I am still aggresively trying to track down this green sweeping TOG, the fact that RUSA is telling me it doesn't exist but the watch was a limited production make me want this sooner than later. My current short list is a complete T<25 1655, black mop 118235, and Hulk but this TOG has taking over in what's next on my list... To be continued...
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Old 14 December 2011, 12:41 PM   #71
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Mini-Update!

I stand corrected, my colleague and I confirmed tonight with Rolex Tokyo (+81-3-3216-5673) that Rolex only produced 600 pieces in the green sweeping hand! I also received a few more pictures, hopefully the next time I post something about the green sweeping hand TOG I would have acquired it!
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Old 14 December 2011, 02:17 PM   #72
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I stand corrected, my colleague and I confirmed tonight with Rolex Tokyo (+81-3-3216-5673) that Rolex only produced 600 pieces in the green sweeping hand! I also received a few more pictures, hopefully the next time I post something about the green sweeping hand TOG I would have acquired it!
Looks sweet Sam
Is there a rhyme or reason for these 600?
And any idea the serial number batch?
Hope you will get one soon and Good Luck.
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Old 14 December 2011, 02:29 PM   #73
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Looks sweet Sam
Is there a rhyme or reason for these 600?
And any idea the serial number batch?
Hope you will get one soon and Good Luck.
imono I am unsure how Rolex came up with their 600 number, I am also unsure on serial batch number although in one of the pictures I posted earlier seemed like a D serial. Thanks for you well wishes. I will keep you and the TRF family posted
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Old 14 December 2011, 04:19 PM   #74
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In the unlikely event that I run across one here in Japan I am buying it!
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Old 14 December 2011, 10:28 PM   #75
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In the unlikely event that I run across one here in Japan I am buying it!
Lexia-Ginza in Osaka has one of each dial color, I will be looking forward to your wrist shots
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Old 15 December 2011, 01:06 AM   #76
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Lexia-Ginza in Osaka has one of each dial color, I will be looking forward to your wrist shots
Nice! Unfortunately I am a bit far from Osaka. Dam I was there last month. Let me see what I can do...
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It is nice to hear Rolex Japan has confirmed that this TOG is indeed real. I find is somewhat surprising that Rolex USA had no idea this watch existed. What if you brought this watch in for servicing? What would Rolex USA reaction be? Would they service it?
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It is nice to hear Rolex Japan has confirmed that this TOG is indeed real. I find is somewhat surprising that Rolex USA had no idea this watch existed. What if you brought this watch in for servicing? What would Rolex USA reaction be? Would they service it?
They would insist on bringing it back to "original" at your expense.
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They would insist on bringing it back to "original" at your expense.
Maybe so considering they didn't even know these watches existed!
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Old 15 December 2011, 04:28 AM   #80
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So RSC will just automatically toss out the Green Second Hand and Date wheel and bring it back to USA standards with Red.
This would be a good story to tell our kids years from now.
"Son, my TOG once had green hands ..."
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So RSC will just automatically toss out the Green Second Hand and Date wheel and bring it back to USA standards with Red.
This would be a good story to tell our kids years from now.
"Son, my TOG once had green hands ..."
"Son, my TOG once had green hands ...that I paid a lot of extra for.
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I am sure the moderators and some folks here know that some Rolex executives and staff visit this site, I just personally received a call from Paul Riley (RUSA) apologizing that he gave me incorrect information on the green hand TOG. We spoke for about 4 mins when he ended the conversation like this... and I quote "If you or your friends on The Rolex Forums" purchase the green TOG and you bring it to the RSC in NY we will not replace the green hand for a red one" I said to myself WTF then saw some of the quotes here... funny! That was one call I was not expecting... See guys big brother is watching! The countdown now begins until I can have another incoming thread! HAGD all!
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Sam I cannot wait to see it when you get it. I absolutely love my TT TOG. The TOG with the green is an incredibly nice looking watch!
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Old 21 December 2011, 01:47 PM   #84
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did you guys get the green turn o graph ? I have access to a white dial version I can help get to any of you if theres interest. nib with all warranty etc... PM if interested
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Old 21 December 2011, 02:17 PM   #85
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Nice, Dig the Green Hand on Black dial against the 2-tone yellow gold...very nice indeed...maybe BASEL WORLD will bring it to the rest of the world. Cheers
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Old 7 October 2012, 05:47 PM   #87
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Tom, that teaser thread would have been a must!!! Early congrats on all fronts and I can't wait to see it! Exciting times!!!
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Nah Sam I would have gotten my butt kicked and stomped into a mud puddle here if I had started a teaser thread on a Rolex I can't pick up until the 20th.

Ooooops. Flame away all but please know that nobody is more impatient about this than me.
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The countdown begins Tom! I just programmed my iPad for Saturday - October 20th to remind me of your epic incoming! Chat soon! Have to finish up a few things!
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The countdown begins Tom! I just programmed my iPad for Saturday - October 20th to remind me of your epic incoming! Chat soon! Have to finish up a few things!

Hahaha! You are a day behind on the East Coast, but I will get in on here asap!
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