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Ambulance Chaser

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@Darkside: You got a Sub without being on a waiting list? Are you a really good customer or did you help your AD bury a body somewhere? :wink:
 

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^ That‘s your 2nd, right? Didn‘t the other one have diamonds on the dial?
Indeed, a black matte diamond dial 18238. Question is, why do I need two DD's?

How do you like the bark finish on the bracelet? I’ve never handled it in real life but I’m not the biggest fan in pics......would be curious to hear your thoughts :)
I hadn't seen one in the metal either before this example but I had been intrigued when looking at the DD variations. Think it adds visual interest and texture, though in that same regard, probably draws more attention to the watch.

Now, where can I find that WG DD?
 

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Huge milestone for me. No Explorers available but AD offered me this, and I could not pass it up.
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Congrats on your Sub! Looks great! :cheers:

This has landed, ref 18078. I think I'm getting addicted to DD's

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Congrats that's a very handsome configuration. I can't recall the last time I saw a Day-Date with the bark finish that did not have a wood dial. I like this version a lot. Congrats again and enjoy it :cheers:
 

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Indeed, a black matte diamond dial 18238. Question is, why do I need two DD's?



I hadn't seen one in the metal either before this example but I had been intrigued when looking at the DD variations. Think it adds visual interest and texture, though in that same regard, probably draws more attention to the watch.

Now, where can I find that WG DD?
I also have a 18238. It took me over 6 months, but found one in excellent condition with no discernible bracelet stretch. But to be honest, I hardly wear it. It is a bit flashy, although it‘s never been polished so the case and bracelet are not exactly shiney. I noticed that in the past couple of years they‘ve become quite popular. I guess since you can find them in decent shape starting at 10k.

My mom has an 18k DJ with a bark president bracelet. It‘s her daily wearer and she‘s had it for as long as I can remember, so it looks totally „normal“ to me. It has a diamond bezel though, so the effect isn’t as strong as on the DD.
 

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That $350,000 FPJ Resonance was snatched up almost immediately. o_O
 

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Rolex service question:

I am due to service my GMT soon. This will be the third service its received, I had it sent in through two different ADs due to relocating. I am now ~45 min from the last AD I sent my watch in through, and ~20 min from a new AD...Is there any added benefit to keeping my business at the previous AD or should i just switch to the new once for convenience sake? I'm not a frequent customer, but I would like to buy a nicer watch in the next couple of years and I know that now a days people need to be on the list to get a certain Rolex models or be considered a 'valuable customer
 

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Rolex service question:

I am due to service my GMT soon. This will be the third service its received, I had it sent in through two different ADs due to relocating. I am now ~45 min from the last AD I sent my watch in through, and ~20 min from a new AD...Is there any added benefit to keeping my business at the previous AD or should i just switch to the new once for convenience sake? I'm not a frequent customer, but I would like to buy a nicer watch in the next couple of years and I know that now a days people need to be on the list to get a certain Rolex models or be considered a 'valuable customer
I think you can email or call the RSC and they'll send a shipping package to ship to the RSC.
 

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I think you can email or call the RSC and they'll send a shipping package to ship to the RSC.
good to know! do you know if you can make specific requests on it? I've got a ding on the bezel, so I'd like to have that replaced if possible...
 

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good to know! do you know if you can make specific requests on it? I've got a ding on the bezel, so I'd like to have that replaced if possible...
I'm not sure on what all you can request but I know you don't get to keep the old parts if anything is replaced. From what I've heard, you send the watch and then they send you a list of recommended services, parts to be replaced, polishing and the price of each. You can then choose what you want done.
 

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good to know! do you know if you can make specific requests on it? I've got a ding on the bezel, so I'd like to have that replaced if possible...
You can request that they replace the bezel. I did that on Daytona I had years ago. Its not a big deal. They quote you a price, if you agree, they replace it. As @Texasmade said, they keep the old part that gets replaced.

I wouldn't stress about sending the watch through an AD. They generally don't care and don't make money from sending the watch in for you. They make their money on sales. I also don't do it that way, because at least years ago, a few less scrupulous ADs would claim to send a watch to the manufacturer for service and it would just get serviced by their own watch maker or a local independent (within the last 10 years that happened with a friend's Breitling). So I would send it directly to Rolex myself.
 
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Documents the of the upgraded Speedmaster was leaked (supposedly) and was posted on the Omegaforums.

Omega made the watch about 1mm thinner with the new movement.
 

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You can request that they replace the bezel. I did that on Daytona I had years ago. Its not a big deal. They quote you a price, if you agree, they replace it. As @Texasmade said, they keep the old part that gets replaced.
But if you had knocked off your bezel and lost it, you would probably be able to buy a new replacement, no?

Unrelated question: I've never tried it with my Sub, but isn't popping off your bezel a fairly simple procedure?
 

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