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  1. Posted in another discussion before I noticed this post - apologies for duplication The Rolex GMT looks stunning. It's top of my 'probably won't have' list. I get the supply and demand thing but Really ! Rolex make and sell millions of watches every year around the globe. They must anticipate demand ... production etc. At 6.5K plus, not everyone is going to spunk their dollar on that and many many of the population who can afford - don't give a flying fish about watches anyhow. So it frustrates, nay, bemuses me a little that the dealers are 'inundated' with enquiries ??? is this more hype to pump the brand up ? Last time I ordered a 'posh' watch (other than wandering in and picking one off the shelf) the AD wanted 50% up front to 'secure' the order and gave me a dolly lead time. Thats 3K and a smidge in his bank not mine for an undetermined length of time? Proper confused with this 'launch' stuff. Ps. still want one
  2. The Rolex GMT looks stunning. It's top of my 'probably won't have' list. I get the supply and demand thing but Really ! Rolex make and sell millions of watches every year around the globe. They must anticipate demand ... production etc. At 6.5K plus, not everyone is going to spunk their dollar on that and many many of the population who can afford - don't give a flying fish about watches anyhow. So it frustrates, nay, bemuses me a little that the dealers are 'inundated' with enquiries ??? is this more hype to pump the brand up ? Last time I ordered a 'posh' watch (other than wandering in and picking one off the shelf) the AD wanted 50% up front to 'secure' the order and gave me a dolly lead time. Thats 3K and a smidge in his bank not mine for an undetermined length of time? Proper confused with this 'launch' stuff. Ps. still want one
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    What's next?

    There’s oodles of beautiful pieces flowing out of Basal at the moment. I’m bound to fall in love with something [emoji849] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Holiday/vacation watch criteria

    Simple criteria. Buy one when you get there [emoji3] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Ever evolving small scattering of watches - not really a 'collection' When my little son asks me 'Dad, if you had all the money in the world, what car would you have?' ... I just can't choose : one for the motorway, one for around town, a truck for the dogs and the fishing gear, a smart comfortable one to take your Mum to dinner .... etc and my choice of car regularly changes in each category and so it is with watches. The more I learn (from you guys) and the more I see - the more I change my mind. Any how, as i explain to my wife; I don't choose the watch - the watch chooses me !
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    Whoops

    Deano , since they put plain bezels on these my eye has been drawn. I’m not a bling kinda guy (unlike the guy who was getting his diamond encrusted 200k custom in for a complimentary polish). The rhodium is stunning. I actually went in to look at the grape/ red model but the blue just looked ‘right’. I rarely buy new but I fell for it because it felt and looked great. I know the brand is not popular to many, but I love the understated models. The rhodium (as all of them) look very different in the flesh and in natural v artificial light so go and have a try on. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Whoops

    Nope. It’s 39mm, so a bit big for her .. anyhow it’s my ‘significant’ birthday. She’ll have to wait for hers [emoji3] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Whoops

    Cheeky little purchase on a surprise trip to Vegas - well, if she books a hotel with Rolex and Omega boutiques in the lobby , what can she expect
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    Jim Watch Pics

  10. sooo, a friend pops up keen to show me his new purchase. The excitement builds with the opening of a green box and the reflection of shiny metal then - - whoah ! its that ugly baby moment !! This thing is covered in Roman Numerals ! - I've never really considered it because generally I just like what I like, but the clutter of these stick like symbols just killed it for me. I had to dash home and check the current collection for these hideous marks - not one ! In fact most of my watches have very little markings - batons, the occasional number. Being a big boy now I don't need numbers to tell its 15 mins past 6 ! I appreciate better sanitation, medicine, education, roads........ but Roman Numerals - on a watch ! - how very dare you !
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    OI?

    WRENCH what is that beauty? I’m in love !! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. I’ll second that. Top if my ‘most wanted’ at the moment Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    The DHodge 1968 Diver

    Stunning. Now that’s a proper limited edition. Great post and the creation of a new bookmark for me. Thanks Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Omega Railmaster.

    But isn't that Omega all the way? they only do 'special editions'. they have no room or time for 'normal' stuff. find me a person who hasn't got a 'special edition Omega' ! - I buy them ( i'm not slating them). I love them (sometimes I get the ... you are SO special, with my other specials, and my other specials .... that you might not be so special !!). but they are beautiful timepieces all the same. Its the marketing - the position in the market, the price and the availability
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    Magnetism

    Hmmm, so (scott will know) are watches generally antimagnetic ?

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