BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   7Post - 7 Series Forum > BIMMERPOST Universal Forums > Off-Topic Discussions Board > Watches

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      01-02-2022, 04:24 PM   #23
Chaos236
Lieutenant
Chaos236's Avatar
208
Rep
452
Posts

Drives: Porsche Cayenne , 640 GC
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Columbus Ohio

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by jsf721 View Post
I’d wait this out. Rolex is a great watch company brand but they are offending their base and new customers. I am a 2x owner and wanted to get my son a watch for his birthday / college graduation but I won’t over pay. I’ll wait or pass.
Give him one of yours…
Appreciate 0
      02-11-2022, 02:56 PM   #24
MarcF10
Private First Class
MarcF10's Avatar
United Kingdom
135
Rep
160
Posts

Drives: F10 M5
Join Date: Feb 2022
Location: West Sussex

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2018 BMW X5  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by NY535i View Post
Hello everyone

I’m Looking to buy a Rolex to have as a nice going out watch I’m up to different styles and models. Let me know what you have
Good evening. I would personally choose a Rolex Daytona with a rubber bracelet for a sporty look.

They usually come around £30k new and there are plenty of second-hand watches in bargain prices.

I usually check here: https://www.watchfinder.co.uk/

not sure if they do have a branch in the Americas but could be worth checking.

Appreciate 0
      03-31-2022, 05:40 AM   #25
jsf721
Captain
United_States
1091
Rep
845
Posts

Drives: 2019 540i X M Sport
Join Date: May 2019
Location: Long Island, NY

iTrader: (0)

Thanks for the advice. I daily my Daytona and he is looking for a more youthful look than my date just.

I appreciate the recommendation .

Looking for a stainless sub In anniversary green or black

It will surface someday. On a few wait lists.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chaos236 View Post
Give him one of yours…
Appreciate 0
      04-05-2022, 10:54 AM   #26
MassComp
Major
MassComp's Avatar
United_States
2118
Rep
1,241
Posts

Drives: Porsche Macan GTS
Join Date: Mar 2022
Location: Massachusetts

iTrader: (0)

What I'd like to know is who exactly is paying $50K on a new Rolex Daytona these days through the grey market besides third party dealers or people with too much money on their hands....

Can't be the average Joe wanting a Rolex who just retired.

My next watch will be an AP since you stand a much better chance of getting one at MSRP through one of their boutiques....
__________________
3/19/22: Deposit placed on MY2023 Skyscraper Grey M3 Comp xDrive / 6/08/22: Dealer order placed - Status 047 / 6/25/22: Added Full Leather / 8/05/22: Received Allocation & Added Personal eSIM 5G / 09/18/22: Asked Dealership to Add M Drive Professional to My Build and They Canceled My Order
Appreciate 1
Cos270608.50
      04-16-2022, 07:46 PM   #27
Wills2
Barge driver
Wills2's Avatar
Ukraine
8580
Rep
12,363
Posts

Drives: 730d
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: UK

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by MassComp View Post

My next watch will be an AP since you stand a much better chance of getting one at MSRP through one of their boutiques....
Really? I wouldn't think so for something like the Royal Oak even harder to get judging by the grey market mark up on list.
__________________
730d/Z4C
Appreciate 0
      04-17-2022, 07:04 AM   #28
MassComp
Major
MassComp's Avatar
United_States
2118
Rep
1,241
Posts

Drives: Porsche Macan GTS
Join Date: Mar 2022
Location: Massachusetts

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wills2 View Post
Really? I wouldn't think so for something like the Royal Oak even harder to get judging by the grey market mark up on list.
My wife got hers at MSRP last year from the AP boutique in Boston in less than a month after placing a call there....

Name:  IMG_0883 (1).jpg
Views: 3361
Size:  172.6 KB
__________________
3/19/22: Deposit placed on MY2023 Skyscraper Grey M3 Comp xDrive / 6/08/22: Dealer order placed - Status 047 / 6/25/22: Added Full Leather / 8/05/22: Received Allocation & Added Personal eSIM 5G / 09/18/22: Asked Dealership to Add M Drive Professional to My Build and They Canceled My Order

Last edited by MassComp; 04-17-2022 at 07:20 AM..
Appreciate 0
      04-17-2022, 07:09 AM   #29
MassComp
Major
MassComp's Avatar
United_States
2118
Rep
1,241
Posts

Drives: Porsche Macan GTS
Join Date: Mar 2022
Location: Massachusetts

iTrader: (0)

A month later, we found this Rolex Yacht Master in the display case at Longs in Burlington for MSRP. The salesman actually didn't want to sell it to us at first telling us to wait until my Sea-Dweller came in....we insisted of course....

Name:  IMG_0900.jpg
Views: 3261
Size:  211.5 KB
__________________
3/19/22: Deposit placed on MY2023 Skyscraper Grey M3 Comp xDrive / 6/08/22: Dealer order placed - Status 047 / 6/25/22: Added Full Leather / 8/05/22: Received Allocation & Added Personal eSIM 5G / 09/18/22: Asked Dealership to Add M Drive Professional to My Build and They Canceled My Order

Last edited by MassComp; 04-17-2022 at 07:21 AM..
Appreciate 0
      04-17-2022, 09:58 AM   #30
BTCmePLZ
New Member
11
Rep
12
Posts

Drives: BMW 335i
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: San Francisco

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by jsf721 View Post
Thanks for the advice. I daily my Daytona and he is looking for a more youthful look than my date just.

I appreciate the recommendation .

Looking for a stainless sub In anniversary green or black

It will surface someday. On a few wait lists.
I know someone that can find this for you and help certify authenticity. He's also in a no sales tax state. DM if interested.
Appreciate 1
MassComp2117.50
      04-17-2022, 10:00 AM   #31
BTCmePLZ
New Member
11
Rep
12
Posts

Drives: BMW 335i
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: San Francisco

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by MassComp View Post
A month later, we found this Rolex Yacht Master in the display case at Longs in Burlington for MSRP. The salesman actually didn't want to sell it to us at first telling us to wait until my Sea-Dweller came in....we insisted of course....

Attachment 2861469
Congrats!
Sea Dweller is my daily. Mine is 1995 I think.
Appreciate 1
MassComp2117.50
      04-17-2022, 11:07 AM   #32
MassComp
Major
MassComp's Avatar
United_States
2118
Rep
1,241
Posts

Drives: Porsche Macan GTS
Join Date: Mar 2022
Location: Massachusetts

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by BTCmePLZ View Post
Congrats!
Sea Dweller is my daily. Mine is 1995 I think.
Thank you.

Funny thing is about a month after my wife scores her Yacht Master at Longs, I finally scored my Sea-Dweller from Lux Bond & Green in Wellesley.

All these watches were new 2021 models, all were bought at MSRP, and all are for personal use....we are not flippers.

I am currently on 3 different waiting lists for a white-faced Daytona, and have been going on two years now....

Still kicking myself for not buying this new VC Overseas chrono at MSRP I tried on at Shreve, Crump & Low on Newbury St. while waiting for my Sea-Dweller....

Name:  IMG_0889.jpg
Views: 3096
Size:  248.5 KB
__________________
3/19/22: Deposit placed on MY2023 Skyscraper Grey M3 Comp xDrive / 6/08/22: Dealer order placed - Status 047 / 6/25/22: Added Full Leather / 8/05/22: Received Allocation & Added Personal eSIM 5G / 09/18/22: Asked Dealership to Add M Drive Professional to My Build and They Canceled My Order

Last edited by MassComp; 04-17-2022 at 11:20 AM..
Appreciate 2
Dino GT35117.50
      04-17-2022, 11:17 AM   #33
MassComp
Major
MassComp's Avatar
United_States
2118
Rep
1,241
Posts

Drives: Porsche Macan GTS
Join Date: Mar 2022
Location: Massachusetts

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by BTCmePLZ View Post
I know someone that can find this for you and help certify authenticity. He's also in a no sales tax state. DM if interested.
I very much appreciate your help here, but unless it's new and at MSRP I wouldn't be interested. I know its a long shot to say the least when it comes to acquiring a Daytona....why sell at MSRP when one can get at least double that on the grey market.

I wish Rolex had their own boutiques....
__________________
3/19/22: Deposit placed on MY2023 Skyscraper Grey M3 Comp xDrive / 6/08/22: Dealer order placed - Status 047 / 6/25/22: Added Full Leather / 8/05/22: Received Allocation & Added Personal eSIM 5G / 09/18/22: Asked Dealership to Add M Drive Professional to My Build and They Canceled My Order
Appreciate 0
      04-19-2022, 02:19 PM   #34
BMW F22
Major General
BMW F22's Avatar
United_States
3523
Rep
9,780
Posts

Drives: ///M235i
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Bay Area

iTrader: (8)

Quote:
Originally Posted by jsf721 View Post
Thanks for the advice. I daily my Daytona and he is looking for a more youthful look than my date just.

I appreciate the recommendation .

Looking for a stainless sub In anniversary green or black

It will surface someday. On a few wait lists.
Subs are not that hard to get, especially the black one. There are news circling that the luxury market is in a downturn so availability should be better now. There are folks on TRF receiving multiple high demand pieces within a short period of time (a few months of each other).
Appreciate 0
      04-19-2022, 03:03 PM   #35
Wills2
Barge driver
Wills2's Avatar
Ukraine
8580
Rep
12,363
Posts

Drives: 730d
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: UK

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by MassComp View Post
My wife got hers at MSRP last year from the AP boutique in Boston in less than a month after placing a call there....

Attachment 2861468
Fabulous, lovely watch, but I was referring to the 41mm in steel rather than a 34 or 37mm bi metal when I talked about being hard to get.
__________________
730d/Z4C

Last edited by Wills2; 04-19-2022 at 03:26 PM..
Appreciate 1
MassComp2117.50
      04-19-2022, 06:30 PM   #36
malvern_man
Lieutenant
United Kingdom
499
Rep
501
Posts

Drives: X5 40i xDrive
Join Date: Jan 2022
Location: Derbyshire UK

iTrader: (0)

I've been on the (UK) waiting list for a Submariner no date for just over 2 years now.
Appreciate 0
      04-19-2022, 09:36 PM   #37
MassComp
Major
MassComp's Avatar
United_States
2118
Rep
1,241
Posts

Drives: Porsche Macan GTS
Join Date: Mar 2022
Location: Massachusetts

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wills2 View Post
Fabulous, lovely watch, but I was referring to the 41mm in steel rather than a 34 or 37mm bi metal when I talked about being hard to get.
Ah, yes....I'd LOVE a blue 26240ST.OO.1320ST.01 "50th Anniversary" chrono that has an MSRP of $33,800 USD! But because they're going for close to $200k on the grey market, the thought didn't even cross my mind to ask for one.

I think I'd have a better chance acquiring a Royal Oak Offshore chrono 26238ST.OO.2000ST.01 in blue. This watch ticks all the boxes for me.... chrono, in-house movement, glass back, and metal band.



I just noticed your location is Kyiv....stay safe my friend, my thoughts & prayers to you and your country!
__________________
3/19/22: Deposit placed on MY2023 Skyscraper Grey M3 Comp xDrive / 6/08/22: Dealer order placed - Status 047 / 6/25/22: Added Full Leather / 8/05/22: Received Allocation & Added Personal eSIM 5G / 09/18/22: Asked Dealership to Add M Drive Professional to My Build and They Canceled My Order

Last edited by MassComp; 04-19-2022 at 09:41 PM..
Appreciate 0
      04-23-2022, 11:51 AM   #38
BTCmePLZ
New Member
11
Rep
12
Posts

Drives: BMW 335i
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: San Francisco

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by MassComp View Post
I very much appreciate your help here, but unless it's new and at MSRP I wouldn't be interested. I know its a long shot to say the least when it comes to acquiring a Daytona....why sell at MSRP when one can get at least double that on the grey market.

I wish Rolex had their own boutiques....
Yeah, makes sense. I am not a collector with your experience and knowledge of the market, but you should connect with my friend Sam. I am on his list for a Daytona, gold black face. He had a white face recently, box and papers in like-new condition.

This is his shop: https://watchworkspdx.com/product-category/watches/

P.S. Are you saying that the official dealers are selling above MSRP right now?
Appreciate 1
MassComp2117.50
      04-23-2022, 11:53 AM   #39
BTCmePLZ
New Member
11
Rep
12
Posts

Drives: BMW 335i
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: San Francisco

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by MassComp View Post
Thank you.

Funny thing is about a month after my wife scores her Yacht Master at Longs, I finally scored my Sea-Dweller from Lux Bond & Green in Wellesley.

All these watches were new 2021 models, all were bought at MSRP, and all are for personal use....we are not flippers.

I am currently on 3 different waiting lists for a white-faced Daytona, and have been going on two years now....

Still kicking myself for not buying this new VC Overseas chrono at MSRP I tried on at Shreve, Crump & Low on Newbury St. while waiting for my Sea-Dweller....

Attachment 2861542
This is just
Appreciate 1
MassComp2117.50
      04-23-2022, 02:38 PM   #40
MassComp
Major
MassComp's Avatar
United_States
2118
Rep
1,241
Posts

Drives: Porsche Macan GTS
Join Date: Mar 2022
Location: Massachusetts

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by BTCmePLZ View Post
Yeah, makes sense. I am not a collector with your experience and knowledge of the market, but you should connect with my friend Sam. I am on his list for a Daytona, gold black face. He had a white face recently, box and papers in like-new condition.

This is his shop: https://watchworkspdx.com/product-category/watches/
Thank you....maybe I will! The only Rolex though I'm still interested in acquiring is the S.S. white dial Daytona with the Oyster bracelet (116500LN).

Quote:
P.S. Are you saying that the official dealers are selling above MSRP right now?
Short answer, no. All three "Waiting Lists" I'm currently on at jewelry stores in my area have told me they only sell at MSRP....and in a nutshell, this is why I don't have a new Daytona on my wrist yet because I refuse to pay more than MSRP.
__________________
3/19/22: Deposit placed on MY2023 Skyscraper Grey M3 Comp xDrive / 6/08/22: Dealer order placed - Status 047 / 6/25/22: Added Full Leather / 8/05/22: Received Allocation & Added Personal eSIM 5G / 09/18/22: Asked Dealership to Add M Drive Professional to My Build and They Canceled My Order
Appreciate 0
      04-23-2022, 02:49 PM   #41
MassComp
Major
MassComp's Avatar
United_States
2118
Rep
1,241
Posts

Drives: Porsche Macan GTS
Join Date: Mar 2022
Location: Massachusetts

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by BTCmePLZ View Post

This is just
When I was at the AP boutique with my wife picking up her Royal Oak, I had the opportunity to try on a Code 11.59. I ultimately decided not to purchase this beautiful watch since the Code 11.59 only comes with a cheap pin buckle. I'm more of a folding clasp guy myself....

Name:  IMG_0886 (1).jpg
Views: 2392
Size:  334.5 KB
__________________
3/19/22: Deposit placed on MY2023 Skyscraper Grey M3 Comp xDrive / 6/08/22: Dealer order placed - Status 047 / 6/25/22: Added Full Leather / 8/05/22: Received Allocation & Added Personal eSIM 5G / 09/18/22: Asked Dealership to Add M Drive Professional to My Build and They Canceled My Order
Appreciate 0
      08-04-2022, 06:41 AM   #42
MaryIrby
Registered
0
Rep
1
Posts

Drives: BMW M3 30 Jahre
Join Date: Aug 2022
Location: US

iTrader: (0)

Danke allen für die Vorschläge. Ich denke über den Kauf von Rolex nach und suche deshalb online nach Informationen über Rolex. Ich hatte dieses Thema auf der Bimmer-Site nicht erwartet. Ich habe eigentlich online nach spielautomaten gesetz 2022 gesucht, weil ich Spielautomatenspiele spielen möchte, und als ich online danach gesucht habe, habe ich auch einen Link zu Ihrem Beitrag in der Google-Suche gefunden.

Last edited by MaryIrby; 08-05-2022 at 04:58 AM..
Appreciate 0
      08-04-2022, 03:16 PM   #43
Thundernight
Private First Class
Thundernight's Avatar
United_States
180
Rep
188
Posts

Drives: 2022 M240xi
Join Date: Apr 2022
Location: Pennsylvania

iTrader: (0)

I am currently on a list for a no-date submariner, GMT sprite and two tone daytona, but will see if/when that will happen..

Rolex make extremely nice watches, but they have definitely been overhyped. Anyone on YouTube claiming that they are investments is definitely selling snake oil. Now that grey market rolex values are down 15-50% and continue to drop, you should have a better chance of getting on a list and buying the model you want. The Pepsi GMT and panda Daytona are still going to be tough to get, but a submariner, sea-dweller or explorer should be doable as a new customer.

I've been told by my AD that Rolex supply is also picking up too, with shipments from China (lockdown) and Russia (sanctions) being re-routed to the USA, UK, and EU. I've also heard that Rolex has been in the process of refitting/expanding their operations to increase production which should also help with meeting demand. I was told there could be a 30% production increase, but can't confirm it.. There is hope!
Appreciate 0
      08-07-2022, 02:25 PM   #44
MassComp
Major
MassComp's Avatar
United_States
2118
Rep
1,241
Posts

Drives: Porsche Macan GTS
Join Date: Mar 2022
Location: Massachusetts

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Thundernight View Post
I've been told by my AD that Rolex supply is also picking up too, with shipments from China (lockdown) and Russia (sanctions) being re-routed to the USA, UK, and EU. I've also heard that Rolex has been in the process of refitting/expanding their operations to increase production which should also help with meeting demand. I was told there could be a 30% production increase, but can't confirm it.. There is hope!
We shall see.

A couple months ago I spent my queued Daytona money paying off my car loan in preparation of my pending G80....got tired of waiting.
__________________
3/19/22: Deposit placed on MY2023 Skyscraper Grey M3 Comp xDrive / 6/08/22: Dealer order placed - Status 047 / 6/25/22: Added Full Leather / 8/05/22: Received Allocation & Added Personal eSIM 5G / 09/18/22: Asked Dealership to Add M Drive Professional to My Build and They Canceled My Order
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:49 AM.




7post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST