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It all sounds good, but I'm always a bit leery of being an early adopter for this sort of thing.

For our Rolex fanbois aficionados - would you have any concerns with buying a movement that's new to market?

Always some potential for issues with new movements but Rolex's new 5 year warranty should help ease those fears.

The bigger issue is that it may be several years until the model(s) you want are given the movement, if ever.
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I noticed it is for the day/day counter models. Here's hoping it comes to a time only model. Would love to see it in a plain perpetual.
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It all sounds good, but I'm always a bit leery of being an early adopter for this sort of thing.

For our Rolex fanbois aficionados - would you have any concerns with buying a movement that's new to market?


Two things that would ease my mind. 1. They aren't one to rush things in to market if they aren't confident it will work (plus you have the warranty). 2. It won't be new anymore when it makes it in to a GMT or Sub. The real question is, if it is announced that it will make its way through the lineup (I can't imagine it won't eventually, even Tudor is making inhouse with 70hr power reserve now), can you wait for it. I'm with Dino on the whole waiting for what you really want idea. The only thing that would have made me buy it now rather than wait for the new movement would be to date it to my daughters birth. But, given random serial numbers now I don't see the point, and I'll wait. It sucks to wait, but I like my current rotation just fine. I also might add another watch to the mix to hold me over anyway.

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For our Rolex fanbois aficionados - would you have any concerns with buying a movement that's new to market?

 

The warranty should cover you.  I've had several Rolex watches over the years.  The only one that ever gave me a problem was the Daytona in a 1st year release of the 116520 with what was then a new in house caliber.  That was a more complicated movement and it was fixed under warranty.  I've had subsequent Daytonas that had no issues at all.    

 

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Always some potential for issues with new movements but Rolex's new 5 year warranty should help ease those fears.

The bigger issue is that it may be several years until the model(s) you want are given the movement, if ever.

+1 

 

@dcg You could end up waiting years before a new movement makes it to the model you want, and you might then also be dealing with a price increase depending on how long it takes to make it to that model etc. Also with randomized serial numbers it could be tough to tell if your are actually purchasing a watch with the new movement for some time (unless the new watches get a new model reference # or some other identifying factor).  If an extended power reserve means a lot to you then wait for it.  Personally, I've had good watches for many years, and gotten used to most being able to run for nearly 2 days (without use) before they stop running. Only my modern Daytonas were good for longer (72 hours),  but in the grand scheme of things its never had much effect on me or my purchasing choices.  I often go more than 3 days before picking up certain watches again so I always end up resetting them.   Wishing you luck with your decision.  

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What's the deal w/ importing Rolexes into the U.S.? - think I read somewhere that it was now ok to do so.

Anyone know?
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What's the deal w/ importing Rolexs into the U.S.? - think I read somewhere that it was now ok to do so.

Anyone know?

Still not OK. That will never change. 

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@Dino944The markets are a sea of red and I hear analists saying we should expect everything from a correction to a global catastrophe of epic proportions.

I'll butt in here.

I try not to listen to analists, they're mostly on crack, but every once in a while they suggest something I can get behind.
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Originally Posted by tigerpac View Post

Always some potential for issues with new movements but Rolex's new 5 year warranty should help ease those fears.

The bigger issue is that it may be several years until the model(s) you want are given the movement, if ever.

+1
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Originally Posted by Grammaton Cleric View Post

What's the deal w/ importing Rolexes into the U.S.? - think I read somewhere that it was now ok to do so.

Anyone know?

 

Its been a big NO for decades.  Tigerpac found an article saying its ok, but I would check directly with the customs website or phone them.  Crown and Caliber is probably fine for some things, but I would never let a third party interpret a law for me.  If they left out a key provision or exception it could be a very costly headache for you.

 

Unless, you are buying a hard to get vintage piece, or you found an amazing exchange rate that really helps you drastically, for the most part I've almost always found I could buy the watches I wanted cheaper here in the US than abroad.  Good luck with your research/watch adventure. 

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Unless, you are buying a hard to get vintage piece, or you found an amazing exchange rate that really helps you drastically, for the most part I've almost always found I could buy the watches I wanted cheaper here in the US than abroad.  Good luck with your research/watch adventure. 

 

Exactly. I found my 1957 Ref. 6422 in the UK, where it is patiently waiting for me until I can go fetch it later this year. The dealer wouldn't/couldn't send it to me.

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I'll butt in here.

I try not to listen to analists, they're mostly on crack, but every once in a while they suggest something I can get behind.
I don't want this to go unnoticed.
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The above mentioned article links to the US Customs page which has some additional information and contacts for you to check out. Let us know what you find out.
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I don't want this to go unnoticed.

Was clever for sure smile.gif
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I don't want this to go unnoticed.

Yeah, dopey ... and there you go butting in.
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