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??? Nothing wrong with making a profit. I prefer to buy from someone that knows about the product they are selling.
What difference it would make? I prefer to focus on getting the item I want at the price right for me.

Enjoy shopping!!
 

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If I buy a vintage rolex, is it possible to get an OEM bracelet for it?
 

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If I buy a vintage rolex, is it possible to get an OEM bracelet for it?
I've heard if you bring it in for service w/o the bracelet that they will let you order a new one...but I think they're like $1-2K for the oystersteel ones. I do know that when they replace a bezel or something like that they keep the old part to minimize part availability on the open market.

haven't verified the bracelet part myself, YMMV
 

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I've heard if you bring it in for service w/o the bracelet that they will let you order a new one...but I think they're like $1-2K for the oystersteel ones. I do know that when they replace a bezel or something like that they keep the old part to minimize part availability on the open market.

obviously haven't verified myself, YMMV
my understanding, and this is from an authorized service center, is that if parts are swapped out, that Rolex asks for the old part in exchange for the newer one. Now, that’s probably not much of an issue with a newer watch. I’m not sure how it would work for one that’s vintage, particularly if the part is one that is on the dial.
 

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I've heard if you bring it in for service w/o the bracelet that they will let you order a new one...but I think they're like $1-2K for the oystersteel ones. I do know that when they replace a bezel or something like that they keep the old part to minimize part availability on the open market.

haven't verified the bracelet part myself, YMMV
RSC can replace a bracelet during a service
That's awesome news!
 

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Wow, a lot of hate towards Hodinkee. At the very least, they've made being interested in watches way more accessible, even if it does create a single taste as determined by the editorial team at Hodinkee. I also like what some other properties like Worn & Wound have done by with lower-cost watches. As for coming up with a business model, you could view their e-commerce work as just digitizing and bringing some online production value to what Tourneau essentially does in-store, and at least Hodinkee's tastes are much more refined than some of the Tourneau branded watches and products...
 

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What difference it would make? I prefer to focus on getting the item I want at the price right for me.

Enjoy shopping!!
If part of the allure of buying from an AD is the entire experience, then for some it may enhance the experience (and thereby their enjoyment of it all) if the salesperson is conversant about the item beyond just the price. Not right or wrong, just different.

my local AD offered me this today and I just had to get it. No purchase history, just a few walk-ins over the last couple years. Pretty cool piece.
So jealous. That is the #1 piece that I want right now. I'm planning on maybe getting one for myself as a 40th birthday present to myself in 3 years. Might need to get on the list or whatever now. I want to buy new from an AD, and not pay over MSRP. And I'm willing to wait for what I want. I wonder if prices on the 216570 will drop if they do release an updated model this April and if so, by how much.
 

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my local AD offered me this today and I just had to get it. No purchase history, just a few walk-ins over the last couple years. Pretty cool piece.
Congrats! Definitely, one of the most underrated watches in their collection. I happened to walk into an AD that had one in the showcase 2 years ago. I tried it on and bought it on a whim, figuring if I don't like it I could sell it or trade it. However, I really like it a lot, and I kept it. Its great looking, very practical, and a bit different than the Sub, GMT , and SD with its brushed steel bezel rather than a rotating bezel. Congrats again and enjoy it! :cheers:

PS...mine says hello

 
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If part of the allure of buying from an AD is the entire experience, then for some it may enhance the experience (and thereby their enjoyment of it all) if the salesperson is conversant about the item beyond just the price. Not right or wrong, just different.


So jealous. That is the #1 piece that I want right now. I'm planning on maybe getting one for myself as a 40th birthday present to myself in 3 years. Might need to get on the list or whatever now. I want to buy new from an AD, and not pay over MSRP. And I'm willing to wait for what I want. I wonder if prices on the 216570 will drop if they do release an updated model this April and if so, by how much.
it's funny how the game works, I wasn't even wanting it anymore but a year ago I really wanted it and it never came :) I inquired about a rose gold day date in olive dial, so maybe he wanted me to stay loyal. but who knows, this is the first time any AD actually delivered for me, before it was always disappointments one AD after another.
 

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it's funny how the game works, I wasn't even wanting it anymore but a year ago I really wanted it and it never came :) I inquired about a rose gold day date in olive dial, so maybe he wanted me to stay loyal. but who knows, this is the first time any AD actually delivered for me, before it was always disappointments one AD after another.
If only the AP Boutique showed you the same love.
 

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it's funny how the game works, I wasn't even wanting it anymore but a year ago I really wanted it and it never came :) I inquired about a rose gold day date in olive dial, so maybe he wanted me to stay loyal. but who knows, this is the first time any AD actually delivered for me, before it was always disappointments one AD after another.
Yeah, I've just put my name out there with a local AD for a different brand watch. This is the first time I've done this, so we'll see how it goes. I'm assuming this can maybe act as a springboard for that polar white Explorer in the future. They're also an AD for a few other brands I like (not Cartier though, unfortunately) and carry jewelry that my wife would probably actually like, so maybe it will all work out.

Glad the Explorer worked out for you, wear it in good health.
 

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