No watch pickup today but got an EG Galway and a JL Philip II.
Oh alright. There's a watch shot here somewhere. Wrist shot below with Steven Taffel of Leffot, who was wearing a vintage GMT today.
1/2 off JLC from an authorized retailer would be exceptionally rare - and exceptionally sweet. The only time I have seen it personally was from a retailer that had decided to stop carrying the brand (or else JLC had decided that they would no longer be supplied). Still wish I had grabbed the platinum Master Ultra Thin from that sale.
Also, I know for a fact that full list for Rolex isn't nearly the hard rule that it once was. I have looked closely at several of their steel sport models recently and have been offered decent (though not extravagant) discounts.
Sorry for the late reply, had a lot going on at work. I have seen the boutique edition of the time only 1921, and I know it more closely mirrors the original, but I prefer the standard version. I just don't care for the luminous markings or hands on the boutique version. I generally prefer their watches in rose, but they did release (I believe for boutiques only) and perpetual calendar version in Platinum that was stunning.
I don't understand the huge premium that VC now charges for Les Historiques. Years ago they were priced similarly to the other watches in the their collection, and price depended on complexity of the watch and its movement. Today it seems based upon which collection it is associated with, which is nonsense.
I tried that one on a few years ago at an event. Love the chocolate dial !!!
Congrats on a great find Wurger. Its a very nice clean design and I'm sure you'll get lots of use from it.
Discounts were always more readily available in DJs and Cellini models. One AD near me used to have a policy of discounting any DJ, DD, or Cellini, but absolutely no discount on the Professional/sports models. However, that was a dealer imposed rule, as I could travel 30 miles from them to another AD and get any SS Sports model (except a SS Daytona or when they were new Sub LV) for 10% off the MSRP. There wasn't even any haggling that needed to be done, all price tags were marked with the price after a 10% discount. Sadly, that AD and another small one near me (both which had been Rolex AD's for 50+ years) had their contracts with Rolex cancelled within the last 2 years.
Briefly, when I stopped into an AD and looked at a current Sub C about 6 months ago, the AD wouldn't discount the watch.
The best discount I've gotten on a Rolex in somewhat more recent years was back in 2001, my Dad and I bought a sports model Rolex in steel at the same time from the same AD and we each got a 15% discount (he got a GMT and I got an Ex 2). Sadly that dealer lost its contract with Rolex about 2 years ago.