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      07-25-2021, 09:32 AM   #1248
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So I thought i'd lay out my story of chasing the Rolex brand so here goes....

Me and my wife are expecting our first child and decided on a Rolex GMT 126710 BLNR (Batman) for our Childs birth year watch. Now before anyone tells me get one and wear and then give it to him/her, I have plenty of watches including my own birth year watch to "hand down". I will not go into reasons which are private to us as to why we decided to do this but we did....

Any way long story short after reaching out to over 20 Boutiques/AD's we are no where close to a chance of getting this watch in November of 2021 or at least before the end of the year. It made me so sad that I have worked hard all of my life and from ZERO and when the occasion came to get a Rolex, that I could not make that happen. I am trying to get over it and I will but it makes me mad thinking about the bubble Rolex are in. If I had the extra money I would have gone grey which I am strictly against but glad I dont have the extra money haha.

Also funny how when we walked into JLC, AP, IWC, OMEGA, PANERAI and told them the story that they were so excited and said they could make it happen to the extent that IWC and JLC and OMEGA said we would wait for you to message us the day the baby is born and put the birth date on the warranty card just to make it extra special.

I guess it is what it is. I will not stop trying though....but it would be pointless for us to purchase one after the year has ended.

For myself I prefer the Vintage 5 digit versions of the GMT so those are always easily available all over the place.

Thanks for reading.
yeah buying anything in 2021 sucks. Try getting into a new Pcar...

I also did the birth year watches for my boys. One has a Panerai and the other a JLC. Wife got my Rolex SubC in 2016 for our 5 year and timing could not have been better with 25%+ discount at AD.
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So I thought i'd lay out my story of chasing the Rolex brand so here goes....

Me and my wife are expecting our first child and decided on a Rolex GMT 126710 BLNR (Batman) for our Childs birth year watch. Now before anyone tells me get one and wear and then give it to him/her, I have plenty of watches including my own birth year watch to "hand down". I will not go into reasons which are private to us as to why we decided to do this but we did....

Any way long story short after reaching out to over 20 Boutiques/AD's we are no where close to a chance of getting this watch in November of 2021 or at least before the end of the year. It made me so sad that I have worked hard all of my life and from ZERO and when the occasion came to get a Rolex, that I could not make that happen. I am trying to get over it and I will but it makes me mad thinking about the bubble Rolex are in. If I had the extra money I would have gone grey which I am strictly against but glad I dont have the extra money haha.

Also funny how when we walked into JLC, AP, IWC, OMEGA, PANERAI and told them the story that they were so excited and said they could make it happen to the extent that IWC and JLC and OMEGA said we would wait for you to message us the day the baby is born and put the birth date on the warranty card just to make it extra special.

I guess it is what it is. I will not stop trying though....but it would be pointless for us to purchase one after the year has ended.

For myself I prefer the Vintage 5 digit versions of the GMT so those are always easily available all over the place.

Thanks for reading.
yeah buying anything in 2021 sucks. Try getting into a new Pcar...

I also did the birth year watches for my boys. One has a Panerai and the other a JLC. Wife got my Rolex SubC in 2016 for our 5 year and timing could not have been better with 25%+ discount at AD.
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yeah buying anything in 2021 sucks. Try getting into a new Pcar...

I also did the birth year watches for my boys. One has a Panerai and the other a JLC. Wife got my Rolex SubC in 2016 for our 5 year and timing could not have been better with 25%+ discount at AD.

That's awesome @maitre_absolut
My wife is leaning towards the JLC as well but she is still sticking it out for the GMT until the start of December and then she tells me she's not going to wait any longer.

It's been impossible to buy hot model Rolex since the economy in the US turned in 2016. You could get anything you wanted for Rolex prior to that. Once the economy got hot luxury items became scarce especially the most popular luxury items. Rolex is the pinnacle of luxury watches. Why I can't answer that. It's certainly not the best brand horological speaking.
Unfortunately I see it every day that people who don't even want the watch are getting calls from their ADs to pick them up and what do they do with them? Throw them in the safe as they have so much money they don't care or flip them. I'll keep you all updated on whatever happens by 31 December 2021.
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