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  • That’s what I was going for .
    Consistencies.

  • Might be picking up something new tomorrow, unfortunately not for me but the wife 😞

  • Don't be sad. Be happy that it's in the family.

    And take loads of pics.

  • If it makes her happy it makes me happy

    Just feeling a lil jel

  • I felt like a playboy for a couple of minutes earlier today.. any LHD chronos of note?


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  • Are 36 OP’s unobtainable these days?

  • Not totally (in that ADs will let you put your name down for one, which they won’t for many models), but you’ll be waiting a long time if you have no purchase history with an AD. Even with some purchase history you might be waiting 6, 9 months, who knows. Apparently there’s less stock coming through these days. Don’t know if that means it’s being redirected to China or what.

  • I had a call from my local AD (R L Austen in Chichester) saying they’ll no longer be a Rolex AD, so they’re unable to deliver on any of the watches I expressed interest in (not that I was waiting). I wonder what happened there, last time I checked they were on their way to be an authorised Rolex service centre.

  • The best way to lose your Rolex AD status is to charge more than retail (say, if you were selling out of the side door), or for the staff to be buying the stock.

  • You mean publicly caught doing so. If it got out or you admitted too it. And therefore Rolex is forced to do something.

    Have they not said they do not care what their ADs are doing as long as they do it quietly.

  • It’s Friday folks. Brighten my day up - laid up with Covid for a few days.

  • Date needs correcting. Sunny in Paris.


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  • Interesting. I was thinking it’s something to do with the fact/rumour Rolex is going to cut the ADs out of the equation.

  • I have 2 Habrings. First was the original Time Only, which Richard turned into a semi skeleton for me. My daughter now wears it at University.

    The second is a 36m time date. I got a new strap and asked the bloke under Piccadily Circus tube to change it as I did not want to scratch the watch. He was quite impressed with it.

  • Afraid the garden needs some TLC after being away for a month…


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  • Good light for the blue 58 today.


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  • I think he worked on the GMT (or rather UTC) module on my IWC?
    incredible value when you consider what some brands are charging for a swiss private label manufacturer made watch.

  • yes, I think he was the sort of inventor of it when at IWC. He and his wife Maria are top people. When proper artisans are brave enough to set up alone they are worth supporting early on. They have a good niche following now; prices have gone up but they have not gone mad.

  • Get those pics up!

  • Have they not said they do not care what their ADs are doing as long as they do it quietly.

    I don't think that's the case - from the little they say on the issue it sounded to me like they were very strict on it.

    What they definitely do is leave the job of allocation to the ADs. They send stuff to the AD and it is up to them how they decide to allocate it to customers. Rolex doesn't get involved in that. But they don't tolerate either marking up of prices at retail or selling to staff (the latter I was told by a "Rolex ambassador" / sales rep).

  • Same old, same old here. Overcast in Vauxhall.


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  • Interesting. I was thinking it’s something to do with the fact/rumour Rolex is going to cut the ADs out of the equation.

    Like AP? Wouldn't be surprised. They'd have to build a new network of boutiques but I guess they can afford to take their time.

  • when I work out how to do it I will. Will also ask daughter to send the skeleton pic - as soon as she is back from clubbing.

  • back from clubbing

    Where are you living? It's 11am on a Friday!

  • IIRC this 1978 is the first dive watch to feature a Pepsi coloured bezel. Fri 13 🤟


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