Datejust wait times?

I had no intentions on posting, but after reading a couple of threads thought it may be worth the ask: does anyone know the approximate time to "get the call" for a Datejust?  I put my name down for a black dial Datejust 36, fluted bezel and jubilee bracelet.  My AD said the DJs wait is not the same as the SS sports models (subs, GMT IIs, Daytonas). Even went as far as saying that the flow could open up soon and possibly even order the watch from Rolex in the next month with production time being unknown. I don't know if that's just puffery or not, but I was somewhat indifferent about the whole thing and the salesman seemed like a straight shooter. Any one here have any insight he or she might share? "Your guess is as good as mine" is the expected response and would be fair enough.

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Not sure this really helps or not, but I have 2 DJs on order. One for me, one for my wife. No money or deposit down.  I was told my wife’s should arrive soon (next month or so), and mine could take anywhere from 2 months to 1 year.  Mine is an allocated model, so technically, it’s more of a waitlist than an order. 

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I waited 8 months for my Datejust 41. Picked it up last year. 

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dominik

I waited 8 months for my Datejust 41. Picked it up last year. 

Thanks for the insight.

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martini

Not sure this really helps or not, but I have 2 DJs on order. One for me, one for my wife. No money or deposit down.  I was told my wife’s should arrive soon (next month or so), and mine could take anywhere from 2 months to 1 year.  Mine is an allocated model, so technically, it’s more of a waitlist than an order. 

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Thank you, I appreciate the response. I think the version I want is an allocated model too, so I suppose "order" may not have been the best choice of words. I didn't put any money down either. I imagine the 41 is the more desirable  size. I guess time will tell.

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My wife and I walked into an AD and before anyone even said Hi the sales person said “we have nothin in stock and we are not taking any orders”. The body language said “who are you? why are you here? please leave”. I told her ma’am this is the worst customer service I have ever experienced from any “luxury “ brand. Honestly the worst ever. My wife wanted to order a datejust, she is in real estate and wanted brand recognition. 

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Rolex has become a joke.

They know they have the "fans" by the cajones and are playing it as much as they can.

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watchdawg

My wife and I walked into an AD and before anyone even said Hi the sales person said “we have nothin in stock and we are not taking any orders”. The body language said “who are you? why are you here? please leave”. I told her ma’am this is the worst customer service I have ever experienced from any “luxury “ brand. Honestly the worst ever. My wife wanted to order a datejust, she is in real estate and wanted brand recognition. 

That's unfortunate. I have had a good experience with my AD so far. My salesperson even remembered my name when I called back 2 weeks later and let him know I am wavering on the dial color (blue or black). He gave me his cell phone number and told me to text him so he remembered to update my request for either.  As watch geeks, I suppose we have to battle those who are buying the brand, but after being in the hobby for a few years my attitude towards Rolex has really changed for the better.  I would try a different AD. Most of us on here have more than one watch from more than one brand, so their loss of your future business.

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foghorn

Rolex has become a joke.

They know they have the "fans" by the cajones and are playing it as much as they can.

Why are you so angry and dramatic over this.  I’m not upset about it.  Why should you be? If it takes 2 months or 1 year, what’s the big deal?   I could still buy other watches I like in the meantime.  My wife and I have a lot to be happy about. We’re not losing sleep over this. 

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foghorn

Rolex has become a joke.

They know they have the "fans" by the cajones and are playing it as much as they can.

I get it. Presently, the hype is real, but calling a 100+ year old high quality watch maker a joke is a reach. I wasn't a huge fan myself but it's because it was hard for me to justify such an expensive watch when there are so many quality options for less money. My Tudor, however, is an impressive piece. You can't walk into a Porsche dealership and buy a GT3 without waiting awhile, but Porsche is no joke. Neither is Rolex, in my opinion.

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I hear stories of Rolex becoming a lot of things to a lot of people.

  • joke of customer service
  • disappointment/frustration of waitlist shenanigans
  • elitist/hype/flex piece standard
  • Veblen good or investment to the flipper
  • grail/trophy marking an accomplishment

I can at least understand where all are coming from even if I don't personally feel the same. To each their own. Most of all I just wish the watch industry conversation was dominated by something else.

Wish you luck getting your DJ.

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Brewer

I hear stories of Rolex becoming a lot of things to a lot of people.

  • joke of customer service
  • disappointment/frustration of waitlist shenanigans
  • elitist/hype/flex piece standard
  • Veblen good or investment to the flipper
  • grail/trophy marking an accomplishment

I can at least understand where all are coming from even if I don't personally feel the same. To each their own. Most of all I just wish the watch industry conversation was dominated by something else.

Wish you luck getting your DJ.

It’s mostly irrational behavior on the internet.   I have to wait just as long for my new C8 Corvette with 3LT and Z51 packages.  Actually, probably longer.  

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I think my brother waited about half a year for a DJ41, makes me think that DJs are truly about waiting for that particular combination to be produced by Rolex.

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nytime

I think my brother waited about half a year for a DJ41, makes me think that DJs are truly about waiting for that particular combination to be produced by Rolex.

Yes, I believe that is a realistic time frame. Thank you for the input.

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I am on the list for a sports watch and got a call to see if I wanted a DateJust, as one had come in. I declined.

However one of the reasons I did, is there are just so many combinations, if I did want one, I would want the exact design I want. I would feel too much like I am buying onto the hype if I just got whatever happened to come through the door.

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Jeremy

I am on the list for a sports watch and got a call to see if I wanted a DateJust, as one had come in. I declined.

However one of the reasons I did, is there are just so many combinations, if I did want one, I would want the exact design I want. I would feel too much like I am buying onto the hype if I just got whatever happened to come through the door.

Same here.  I could have had one close to what I’m looking for.  41mm, silver dial, fluted bezel and Oyster bracelet, but I want one with the Jubilee. I could have had a black dial with smooth bezel too, but thats not what I want.  I‘m getting what I want.  I’m not settling for something I don’t like as much.