Ok, so this is going to be a long one, but my goal is to get an idea of what you'd do if you were me. TL; DR is at the bottom.
I recently started working with a new AD. They seem great (and have great reviews on Google), and I've purchased and had service done on one of my watches. All things I wanted and needed to do. I'm currently waiting for either a 126610LV or 126710BLNR (oyster bracelet). I'm only looking for one this year and would want the other later, next year or the year after.
I recently went in, and have been going in every month or two, and I felt like I was being played this time. My rep who I've been with since the start pushed me on buying a seiko, which is fine, my mom ended up wanting it, but I felt like it was a condition to get the watch (which I still don't' have). I'm starting to feel like I need to "buy" more before I can get my watch, which I don't want to do. She said to me when I came in recently, "It's going to be a while because this is a popular piece". I asked her if inventory had been increasing with Rolex, she said, "Yes". Well I was confused. After I tried on the Seiko, which is cool and I did buy it for $500 bucks, she said on my way out, that she'd text me other cool watches if she saw any and would let me know when the watch comes in soon. I was confused by this. One minute it's a while and now it's soon? WTH?
She also knows this is a milestone piece for me (job achievement, age related). With grey prices dropping I'm thinking I should have gone grey, but now if I do that, and she calls I would have to decline the piece.
I figured I'd give her til the time we started chatting (March of this year) otherwise I'll go grey. Additionally, I started going through this whole process because I need service on my watches and wanted to have a good relationship with an AD to handle that, plus appraisals for my insurance.
What would you do in my situation?
TL;DR: Started a new relationship with a new AD. Spent quite a bit of money (because I wanted to), and I'm feeling like I'm getting the run around on my Rolex piece. I'm feeling used.