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The Watch Appreciation Thread (Reviews and Photos of Men's Timepieces by Rolex, Patek Philippe, Brei

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gdl203, May 20, 2007.

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  1. RFX45

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    Just sharing my experience. I actually asked just for the simple blue OP that one other AD didn't have and they said they can order but not sure when it would arrive. Could be a week or a 2-3 months. 3 other ADs has the same watch so I don't think unpredictability of Rolex arrival is exclusive to in demand watches only.

    How long ago was it shipped? It does seem weird that it kind of just floats around in a postal wormhole not knowing where and when it would arrive if they know when it was shipped.

    Not trying to make you nervous or anything, just curious. :D
     
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    You are just saying the same thing you've already said before.




    It really isn't even a phenomenon, being active in a handful of watch forums tells me the date is very important to plenty. In a day and age of smartphones that has practically made watches irrelevant, many just use the watch for quick glances at times and dates. But it doesn't change the fact that I don't like it as an update on remade classics and I feel it ruins it.

    So yeah I will blame Longines for such a decision to ruin a classic in exchange for sales.
     
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    Thanks. I really hope this is not the case with my watch but I do appreciate the info in any event! There's actually not a whole lot of discussion on this process in any of the watch forums.

    It was shipped sometime between 10/28 and 10/31. I wouldn't believe it if I hadn't done some independent research on this, but apparently, while registered mail is the most secure method of shipping high-dollar items (under lock and key and signed for at every point of transfer), it does not have any tracking mechanism.
     
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    Quote:You are just saying the same thing you've already said before. ;-)
     
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    Oh ok, it wasn't shipped too long ago so I think you're still good. Most delivery times do not include weekends either so if it shipped on the 31st then it's only been 1-2 days.

    I think everyone's been anticipating it along with you that felt much longer than it actually is. :lol:
     
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    ^^^ Cheers bud.
     
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    Glad you guys are still friends!
     
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    TC...........did you order the BLNR??
     
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    TC, if it makes you feel any better, I ordered a redux of the Graves watch, but I specified that it be pared down and made small enough to fit into a 40mm watch case, no thicker than 12mm. However, it must include all the same complications, and I asked for a few more personalizations. Bridges with my initials, different sky chart, you know, simple stuff like that.

    I expect a 10-20 year wait or so. When you think about it that way, maybe your wait will feel less painful.
     
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    [​IMG] Exactly! Hope you are enjoying it very soon!
    I wouldn't worry about it. Waiting sucks, but you will have it soon enough. The last time I ordered a Rolex (my wife wanted rose gold and steel on an oyster bracelet, with a fluted bezel and specific dial) our favorite AD did not have it in stock in any of his stores (they had 4 shops). He said it would take 8-10 weeks to order and it arrived in about 5 or 6 weeks IIRC. Other watches that were "Hard to get" (out of production, limited edition) from VC, they had in their vault in the US, shipped it to the same AD, I had the watch in less than a week. In the end once you have it you will forget all about the wait. Good luck!
     
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    At which point, Belligero will tell you why the font sucks on the odd numbers only on the leap year counter, and you'll fall on your springbar tool for shame.
     
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    Nope. Lots of clues in the last couple of pages . . .


    LOL awesome.


    Thanks, my friend. It does suck, but as you note, it's not like I need it now, I just want it now.


    LOL awesomer.
     
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    Nope. I had them adjust all the fonts for optimal like-ability by all persons.


    :cheers:
     
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    That Graves update must have cost you at least $119.95
    Amazing you would have spent that much.
     
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    Gotta do something when I save a few pennies.
     
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    ^^ Love it more and more every time I see it.
     
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