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Phileas Fogg

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Here’s an interesting article from 2017. It’s obviously dated so I’m not sure how much of it is still factually accurate for today.

 

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If I’m not mistaken, I believe they used a JLC movement.
I'm not sure if they all did, but I know that a few of them that I looked at used JLC movements.

*Edit- looking at the article you posted they also used movements from Piaget, IWC, and quartz movements were from Cartier and Sellita.
 

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Have any of you ever used a dealer to locate a particular grail of yours that’s hard to find? Is this something they do for a fee? I’ve sourced all of mine from different sources so I don’t have a relationship with any one dealer.
 
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Have any of you ever used a dealer to locate a particular grail of yours that’s hard to find? Is this something they do for a fee? I’ve sourced all of mine from different sources so I don’t have a relationship with any one dealer.
I haven't but know a few dealers and they work either by cost + commission or all-in price
 

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Have any of you ever used a dealer to locate a particular grail of yours that’s hard to find? Is this something they do for a fee? I’ve sourced all of mine from different sources so I don’t have a relationship with any one dealer.
I haven't done that. However, I think the places around me just do as @cchen mentioned, an all in cost.
 

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The places near me that do that, are not ADs... they are gray dealers.
re-reading the post that started this line of inquiry, I see he said “dealer” and I read into it the authorized part.
 

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Have any of you ever used a dealer to locate a particular grail of yours that’s hard to find? Is this something they do for a fee? I’ve sourced all of mine from different sources so I don’t have a relationship with any one dealer.
what watch are you looking for?
 

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Anyone have strong opinions about buying an unworn, pre-owned Rolex from Bobs Watches? It has been over 15 years since I picked up my 11660 and things appear to be a little different in the Rolex game. I have a few bucks burning a hole in my pocket and I am considering a blue dial OP41, but I am concerned about whether an infrequent purchaser such as myself can even call up an AD to order one given all the talk about scarcity and waitlists. There is a watch at Bob's that would definitely fit the bill, but I have never purchased anything on the grey market, so I am a bit nervous about that idea. Would love to hear from someone who purchased from Bobs and how the experience went.
 

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Anyone have strong opinions about buying an unworn, pre-owned Rolex from Bobs Watches? It has been over 15 years since I picked up my 11660 and things appear to be a little different in the Rolex game. I have a few bucks burning a hole in my pocket and I am considering a blue dial OP41, but I am concerned about whether an infrequent purchaser such as myself can even call up an AD to order one given all the talk about scarcity and waitlists. There is a watch at Bob's that would definitely fit the bill, but I have never purchased anything on the grey market, so I am a bit nervous about that idea. Would love to hear from someone who purchased from Bobs and how the experience went.
although I've never purchased from Bob's, I know they are very reputable and you will be fine.
 

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Anyone have strong opinions about buying an unworn, pre-owned Rolex from Bobs Watches? It has been over 15 years since I picked up my 11660 and things appear to be a little different in the Rolex game. I have a few bucks burning a hole in my pocket and I am considering a blue dial OP41, but I am concerned about whether an infrequent purchaser such as myself can even call up an AD to order one given all the talk about scarcity and waitlists. There is a watch at Bob's that would definitely fit the bill, but I have never purchased anything on the grey market, so I am a bit nervous about that idea. Would love to hear from someone who purchased from Bobs and how the experience went.
I bought my one and only Rolex from bobs many years ago as a dumb 20 year old and it was a flawless transaction. Unfortunately had to sell it a short time later.
 

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