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Thank you! I really am like a kid with a new toy. I've never had this reaction to a new watch before, even my Speedy, which I love. I almost slept with it on my wrist last night. It's a little embarrassing to be quite so euphoric over an object. It called my name loud and clear, no question.

I think some of us been there wink.gif. That's how I feel about my new toy heheh. Never happened with Daytona or SubC but it was close!

Huge congrats, looks amazing.
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Thank you! I really am like a kid with a new toy. I've never had this reaction to a new watch before, even my Speedy, which I love. I almost slept with it on my wrist last night. It's a little embarrassing to be quite so euphoric over an object. It called my name loud and clear, no question.

Would that we felt like this about all our watches and toys, for as long a period of time as possible!

And yes, I do sleep with my watches sometimes. My wife sleeps with hers on most of the time. Why not?
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My newest watch, a 16570 smile.gif

Wristshot:




In a little tree:




On a little horse: 


Nice work Swede. So did you end up finding someone to trade you for your IWC?
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I've not posted in this thread before but I wanted to share with folks who might understand...I was in Carmel yesterday and saw this lovely mint-as-far-as-I-can-tell ref. 16750 from around 1984. It followed me home quite unexpectedly. I was not looking to buy a watch, but I've been looking for a Pepsi GMT for some time and this one was too nice to walk away from. I couldn't be more pleased with a watch. My only other Rolex is a 1957 Oyster Precision. Somehow, I seem to have become a vintage Rolex collector!



16750! Classic! Glad to see someone shaking up BLNR fever with an O.G. Well done sir.
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My newest watch, a 16570 smile.gif

Wristshot:

In a little tree:

On a little horse: 

Good stuff and keep that beauty "exploring!"
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Nice work Swede. So did you end up finding someone to trade you for your IWC?
 

Yes, I did a smooth trade with a nice gentleman in Oslo, so he got my 3777 and I got his Explorer. I´m pleased with that :)

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Awesome Pepsi. That one's on my bucket list. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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So I had my jeweler back home in the states fedex me my GMT II at the UK flat after the service was done.

 

UK Customs appears to be holding it for a £1000 ransom.

 

 

I'm really rather speechless. Advice would be appreciated.

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So I had my jeweler back home in the states fedex me my GMT II at the UK flat after the service was done.

 

UK Customs appears to be holding it for a £1000 ransom.

 

I'm really rather speechless. Advice would be appreciated.

 

Sorry to hear about the situation, @BostonHedonist.  Wouldn't the quickest way of settling this be to show proof you've already owned the watch and had just left it in the US for service?

 

I'm going to tag @Dino944 on this note, because he among several others have discussed these risks and travails of importing/shipping Rolex watches across borders, particularly Europe and the US.  I don't even remember how many times that topic has come up here in TWAT.  Here's hoping @Dino944 and others have useful suggestions to relay.

 

Let us know how it's resolved...


Edited by no frills - 6/14/15 at 1:35pm
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Bummer.  Surely persuading them to read the service receipt might help?  My only advice is to stay polite and patient.

 

On another point, what happened to that guy with the f*** ROO?

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Push come to shove, I'm pretty sure I could just have it sent back and pick it up when I come back for the month of August.

But the thought of my baby being manhandle by those brutes at customs...

The jeweler ought to have warned me of this, or at least taken precautions to avoid it. >sigh< oh bother.
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My newest watch, a 16570 :)

 

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Congrats on your 16570!  Looks great!  I've had the same watch for about 14 years and I'm a big fan of them.  Enjoy it in good health!  :cheers:

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Originally Posted by Andy57 View Post
 

I've not posted in this thread before but I wanted to share with folks who might understand...I was in Carmel yesterday and saw this lovely mint-as-far-as-I-can-tell ref. 16750 from around 1984. It followed me home quite unexpectedly. I was not looking to buy a watch, but I've been looking for a Pepsi GMT for some time and this one was too nice to walk away from. I couldn't be more pleased with a watch. My only other Rolex is a 1957 Oyster Precision. Somehow, I seem to have become a vintage Rolex collector!

 

That's a beauty!  Its always nice when you unexpectedly find the right watch and it goes home with you.  Enjoy it!:cheers:

 

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Sorry to hear about the situation, @BostonHedonist.  Wouldn't the quickest way of settling this be to show proof you've already owned the watch and had just left it in the US for service?

 

I agree.  I would definitely contact customs inform them its not a new purchase and present them with proof of ownership such as purchase paperwork, service papers etc.  

 

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Originally Posted by BostonHedonist View Post
 

So I had my jeweler back home in the states fedex me my GMT II at the UK flat after the service was done.

 

UK Customs appears to be holding it for a £1000 ransom.

 

I'm really rather speechless. Advice would be appreciated.

Have you spoken with anyone at customs as to why they are seeking a payment on this watch.  I presume they think you just bought it and had it imported.  If so I would tell them you purchased the watch while living in the US, and it was being serviced there.  That you are not a UK citizen and it was your possession prior to moving to the UK, and offer to present them with ownership documents showing when it was purchased and the service papers showing where you lived prior to moving.  

 

I'm more familiar with issues arising when people try to ship/import a Rolex into the US...I've never discussed importing/shipping Rolex watches to the UK.  

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Any fans of PP 5167A-001? I asked to be put on the list and should have one available for me hopeful by the end of this year or sometime in 2016.
My AD only get 1 or 2 each year and quite a few people want to enter PP with this model. I'm pumped.

Yes I know, it's AP vs PP but I'm starting to lean towards PP wink.gif
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Congrats on your 16570!  Looks great!  I've had the same watch for about 14 years and I'm a big fan of them.  Enjoy it in good health!  cheers.gif
That's a beauty!  Its always nice when you unexpectedly find the right watch and it goes home with you.  Enjoy it!cheers.gif

I agree.  I would definitely contact customs inform them its not a new purchase and present them with proof of ownership such as purchase paperwork, service papers etc.  

Have you spoken with anyone at customs as to why they are seeking a payment on this watch.  I presume they think you just bought it and had it imported.  If so I would tell them you purchased the watch while living in the US, and it was being serviced there.  That you are not a UK citizen and it was your possession prior to moving to the UK, and offer to present them with ownership documents showing when it was purchased and the service papers showing where you lived prior to moving.  

I'm more familiar with issues arising when people try to ship/import a Rolex into the US...I've never discussed importing/shipping Rolex watches to the UK.  

Yes I explained all of that after a call with someone on Friday; they said I'd have to email in and explain the situation. Hoping to hear back over the next day or so.

I just hope it doesn't take a month to get my watch back. At least I had a little Parisian retail therapy to keep my spirits up through the weekend.
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Originally Posted by BostonHedonist View Post

Push come to shove, I'm pretty sure I could just have it sent back and pick it up when I come back for the month of August.

But the thought of my baby being manhandle by those brutes at customs...

The jeweler ought to have warned me of this, or at least taken precautions to avoid it. >sigh< oh bother.

I think you need to politely ask why they are charging a tax on a watch you already owned, and purchased in your own country of origin.  Also, even if you can ask if they can just ship it back to the jeweler in they US, you could run into the headache of US customs seizing your watch.  Rolex watches are only allowed to be imported into the US by Rolex or you can bring one in "On your person", when you enter the US.  Technically, you can't ship a Rolex into the US regardless of the circumstances.  Also, I think if US customs seizes a watch they can keep it, it does not have to be given to the buyer, or they may charge an exorbitant fee to try to dissuade people from shipping more Rolex watches.  If its in the UK, I would say, do your best to figure out how to get it back while its there.  Plenty of watches get stolen in transit each year.  I'm not sure what the insurance coverage issues would be if you turned the watch away to avoid a fee, and now shipped it on a trip that the watch was not originally intended to go on when it was shipped to you in the UK.  Sorry to bring up more potential headaches.  

 

As for your jeweler, and his fault you really can't rely on them to know much about dealing with foreign countries.   If its a relatively small Rolex dealer he might not be aware of import export issues (as the bulk of his Rolex sales are mostly likely local -Rolex USA even has rules to limit dealers selling outside of their local region).  I'd also venture to say, most dealers don't know the import/tax issues that could potentially arise in foreign countries.  At least now that you know the headaches that can arise you will know to do a little research or talk to others on foreign watch forums to learn what risks might arise in their markets.  

 

Sorry for your headaches.  Wishing you lots of luck.  Let us know how things go.  

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Any fans of PP 5167A-001? I asked to be put on the list and should have one available for me hopeful by the end of this year or sometime in 2016.
My AD only get 1 or 2 each year and quite a few people want to enter PP with this model. I'm pumped.

Sorry, I find it a rather less attractive variation of the Nautilus.  I tried one on and found it rather unimpressive.  Yes, there is a market for it, as I believe its their least expensive piece.  However, its popularity due to being the most "Affordable" PP wouldn't be a selling point.  My father asked me what I thought of it, because his AD offered him one at a discount.  My advice was wait and save a bit more and get a Nautilus or some other model.  Just my 2 cents.  I like Patek a lot, but not that model.  Wishing you luck with whatever you decide.

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