What time is it? Watches and horology

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  • Must kinda suck for them to be fair. To constantly say 'no, sorry' to people, who then walk out empty handed. Every. Single. Time.

  • True. I have no issues with the people themselves.

  • I'm doing the same and quite tempted by Teufel 3sixty, looks very nice

  • Agree with this, as you say, can't be very motivating.

  • It’s like retail, but even more shit

  • As someone thats worked in retail for 13 years, I hear you loud and clear!

  • Feeling like sauntering into the Rolex shop Schipol looking a bit scruffy, trying on a Explorer 1 and the saleswoman trying to convince me to buy it could have been a missed opportunity back in January then?

  • Same with a white DD or OP for me...

  • You almost never see them in shops but they don’t command the sort of instant premium that Subs, Daytonas and GMTs do, so you’re probably ok.

  • White OP is really not hard to get, there’s no waiting list, you will likely just have to wait for their next delivery.

  • Which is fortunate, because the 36mm white OP is the modern Rolex I would want.

    Or the gold Daytona with the green dial, but I would need to root around the back of the sofa for a long while to find the cash for that.

  • One of my colleagues is friends with a Rolex dealer who's told him a similar thing. He's not particularly into watches so didn't really know what models were the scarce ones and what were the extra ones but most can probably guess.

    A similar tale, an inlaw is a really good buddy with a Dealer (a big one in the North), and got an explorer off list. The AD is that scared of Rolex and the temptation for his buddy to sell on, that it was only sold if AD kept the Warranty Card.

    As an aside, I spoke to the dealer, who is also an Omega AD, and he couldn't better a price from @ejay2.0

  • A similar tale, an inlaw is a really good buddy with a Dealer (a big one in the North), and got an explorer off list. The AD is that scared of Rolex and the temptation for his buddy to sell on, that it was only sold if AD kept the Warranty Card.

    This practice is disgraceful.

  • And arguably illegal, since you own the watch outright once you’ve paid for it. Also there are stories of people agreeing to this and then the dealer has lost their warranty card.

    I have no problem with them removing stickers, price tags etc, but the warranty card belongs to you atmo.

  • This practice is disgraceful.

    Rock and a hard place

  • Watchgecko have a Black Friday sale, including £6 Erika MN knockoffs.

    Thanks, I bought a couple and they just arrived.

    First impressions, even compared to a genuine Erika strap they are excellent. The fabric isn’t as thick, but it’s softer and a bit more elastic so they’re actually more comfortable. Hardware, there’s not much in it.

    Overall, Erika’s are possibly a little more sturdy, but less comfortable (although still very good in that respect). Are they worth paying £65 for vs £6 for one of these? Don’t be ridiculous.

  • This.

    @paininthe I disagree. It’d be like selling someone a car but keeping the log book and spare key. It’s a madness.

  • @giles337 @D-Dog I think that was it! Very cool watch either way. Cheers

  • This.

    @paininthe I disagree. It’d be like selling someone a car but keeping the log book and spare key. It’s a madness.

    i'm with you and wouldn't have gone with the deal. My Niece's partner took that stance and made his choice. I'm unsure of the time frame the AD has set, probably length of warranty?

  • We don’t have a list that people can join as it’s completely pointless. We 15 phone calls/ emails a day about a watch we may get 3 of a year.
    And the business of retaining warranty cards is hilarious, you just make sure you are selling to people who you know well and can trust not to just flip.
    We have never seen a desirable piece of ours “ new “ on the secondary market. .

  • Re. the Erika homages... these can’t be used with fixed bars, right?

  • Nope.

    Mine arrived, very pleased.

  • No one should be thinking about posting a wrist pic this Friday unless it’s on a moody Erika’s.

  • Embarrassing question, how do you fit these knock off Erikas?
    I assumed they were NATO stylee, but that isn't the case

  • You have to remove the spring bars. There’s a video on the Erika’s site, assuming they are constructed the same way.

    Edit:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFiSG9GG­BPw

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What time is it? Watches and horology

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