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It's the white 114200. Wanted the 36 but my dealer only had this 34 at the time due to rolex being closed due to the environment.
I think you were fortunate they didn't have the OP36. I much prefer the OP34 and that's a great watch. I like the 3, 6 and 9 markers being slightly larger than the other markers. I wish I had this watch myself. I do have the olive dial though which I love.
 

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Pics of yours? Man I love those and the grape dial. Yeah, I agree, I had an Air King 5500 before this and the 34 is so nice to wear.
 
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Did Basel World die off completely and is this where Patek, Rolex, Swatch Group, et al. choose to release new models?
Pretty much. BW fucked themselves over after they refused to give back deposits to watch companies. Not a big deal for Rolex but a lot of the small independents needed the money. Rolex said this isn't right and BW's response was basically "we have a contract and fuck off."

Rolex said fine and fucked off basically killing BW.
 

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Pretty much. BW fucked themselves over after they refused to give back deposits to watch companies. Not a big deal for Rolex but a lot of the small independents needed the money. Rolex said this isn't right and BW's response was basically "we have a contract and fuck off."

Rolex said fine and fucked off basically killing BW.
Wow! Baselworld was always a bucket list trip for me. I remember when Swatch Group pulled out a few years back but figured the show would adapt and work with the manufacturers that elected to stay. Apparently not.

A guy in my town who I'd cross paths with at school events over the years worked for the Robb Report magazine managing the advertising for watches and jewelry. I always envied that he got to participate in that event every year.
 

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Wow! Baselworld was always a bucket list trip for me. I remember when Swatch Group pulled out a few years back but figured the show would adapt and work with the manufacturers that elected to stay. Apparently not.

A guy in my town who I'd cross paths with at school events over the years worked for the Robb Report magazine managing the advertising for watches and jewelry. I always envied that he got to participate in that event every year.
Another problem is all of the local places jack up all of the prices on everything during the week. Like normally a sandwich that costs $5 will cost $25. All of the locals will just tell you tough shit pay the price or don't eat.
 

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Another problem is all of the local places jack up all of the prices on everything during the week. Like normally a sandwich that costs $5 will cost $25. All of the locals will just tell you tough shit pay the price or don't eat.
A trip to BW can be a great catalyst to dieting and weight loss :)
 

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A guy in my town who I'd cross paths with at school events over the years worked for the Robb Report magazine managing the advertising for watches and jewelry. I always envied that he got to participate in that event every year.
Like normally a sandwich that costs $5 will cost $25.
I’m sure it’s because there were many people there who were covering it or were representatives from the industry who were on expense accounts.
 

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In general, gouging is a shitty practice regardless of the context :(
I completely agree. Unfortunately it happens.

I always hate it when businesses and host cities have such contempt for their Patrons and visitors.
 

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Another problem is all of the local places jack up all of the prices on everything during the week. Like normally a sandwich that costs $5 will cost $25. All of the locals will just tell you tough shit pay the price or don't eat.
If you've ever been to Switzerland you'll know that there's never been such a thing as a $5 sandwich.
 

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