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Non-Auto Rolex Appeal
« on: March 19, 2019, 08:26:08 AM »
Iím just taking a long shot here.  Does anyone on this board have a good relationship with an Authorized Rolex Dealer?  It seems there is a world wide supply shortage, and unless you know someone,you are out of luck.  Iím sorry this isnít car related, but I am looking for a ĎDaytonaí among other possibilities, so that kind of fits.   ;D

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Re: Non-Auto Rolex Appeal
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2019, 11:58:39 AM »
There are plenty of gray market dealers that can help you out, but not at MSRP. To find a Daytona at MSRP would be next to impossible unless you spend multiple thousands of dollars per year at a particular AD.

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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2019, 12:32:05 PM »
Excellent choice. I've heard about the shortages. Good luck. Maybe try Canada. A smaller city like Winnipeg or out west.
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Small block eight so live she feels
There she's parked beside the curb
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Re: Non-Auto Rolex Appeal
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2019, 01:10:17 PM »
There are plenty of gray market dealers that can help you out, but not at MSRP. To find a Daytona at MSRP would be next to impossible unless you spend multiple thousands of dollars per year at a particular AD.

Jon

Iíve considered using a grey market vendor, but donít you loose the Rolex warranty?  Crazy times we live in.  Not getting political here, but itís hard to say the economy isnít booming when they tell you every Rolex dealer In the country has little to no inventory. I had a choice of any stainless steel sport watch I wanted ( except Daytonaís ) when President Obama was in office.  Just sayin....
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Re: Non-Auto Rolex Appeal
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2019, 01:38:15 PM »
Not getting political here, but itís hard to say the economy isnít booming when they tell you every Rolex dealer In the country has little to no inventory. I had a choice of any stainless steel sport watch I wanted ( except Daytonaís ) when President Obama was in office.  Just sayin....

We're back to the days of wristwatch inequality.    ::)

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« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2019, 01:46:24 PM »
Go to Archieluxury's YouTube channel and ask him a question. He is the most hyperfocused guy about Rolex and Omega anywhere. If you can get by his coarse approach he is quite amusing as well as informative.

Found some YouTube's of his on the shortage.

https://youtu.be/1v8Ooz36Ohg

and

https://youtu.be/3lHBMc79OiU

Just finished one of the vids. He's a little cruel but entertaining.
« Last Edit: March 19, 2019, 02:05:30 PM by deathsled »
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Small block eight so live she feels
There she's parked beside the curb
Engine revving to disturb
She's the princess from his past
Red paint gold stripes damned she's fast"

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Re: Non-Auto Rolex Appeal
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2019, 03:03:29 PM »
Sent you a PM.  I made a purchase sales-tax free in Mexico from an authorized dealer.

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« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2019, 03:34:56 PM »
I have no affiliation or any experience with this seller, but he has the one of the highest reputations in the Rolex community.

https://davidsw.com

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« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2019, 04:45:23 PM »
I have no affiliation or any experience with this seller, but he has the one of the highest reputations in the Rolex community.

https://davidsw.com

Jon

Iíve been looking at.  Nice stuff but at 1.5x-2x retail. 
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Re: Non-Auto Rolex Appeal
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2019, 04:55:51 PM »
Iím just taking a long shot here.  Does anyone on this board have a good relationship with an Authorized Rolex Dealer?  It seems there is a world wide supply shortage, and unless you know someone,you are out of luck.  Iím sorry this isnít car related, but I am looking for a ĎDaytonaí among other possibilities, so that kind of fits.   ;D

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Brian,

There are numerous authorized Rolex dealers in the San Francisco Bay Area CA. I have my stainless Daytona serviced by Shreve & Co. in SF, an authorized dealer who forwards it on to Rolex in LA.
There is also Davidson & Licht in Walnut Creek Ca as well as Fortane' in Carmel (which is where my wife bought mine).
A black dial S series model 16520 all stainless from 93-94 (mine) also known as a "Patrizzi" now has more than tripled in value in today's vintage Daytona market since it was new.
If you are seriously looking for a Daytona by it from an authorized dealer only. Is what I would recommend.

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~Earl J



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Re: Non-Auto Rolex Appeal
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2019, 05:02:28 PM »
Beautiful watch
"Low she sits on five spoke wheels
Small block eight so live she feels
There she's parked beside the curb
Engine revving to disturb
She's the princess from his past
Red paint gold stripes damned she's fast"

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« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2019, 05:07:12 PM »
Thanks, I was also told over the years not to travel abroad with it. They'll cut your arm off in certain countries.

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« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2019, 05:32:53 PM »
Pm sent
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« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2019, 05:46:17 PM »
I have had my Rolex Submariner serviced in SF. It was done my an authorized Rolex Service Center in the Shrive Bldg. on Post St. but not by Shrive & Co. Was on the second or third floor.

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« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2019, 09:33:52 PM »
Thanks, I was also told over the years not to travel abroad with it. They'll cut your arm off in certain countries.

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That sounds about right. Have a different watch for travel. That thing you have is an heirloom. Who knows what they will be worth 500 years from now nevermind their current assent in value in the present. Like the Indiana Jones bad guy said bury a watch in the sand for 1,000 years and see the relic hunters go crazy. Paraphrasing of course.
"Low she sits on five spoke wheels
Small block eight so live she feels
There she's parked beside the curb
Engine revving to disturb
She's the princess from his past
Red paint gold stripes damned she's fast"