NWA: The watch that started it all

One thing I have to thank the Rolex waitlist for is starting my obsession with horology. I wanted a Rolex, like many others, because it’s a Rolex. No other reason.

I always liked watches when I was young but usually Timex, Seiko, and fashion watches because that’s all I could afford. Many years later that itch came back, maybe I should get a Rolex…

I had heard there might be a waitlist so I inquired at the closest AD and they told me it would be a year (not even close).

While I played the waiting game I hopped onto YouTube which brought me to WatchCrunch.

*narrator: this is when everything changed*

I went down the horological rabbit hole. I bought a Tudor Black Bay 58 as my first luxury watch. Was gifted a Cartier tank from my wife (probably to shut me up talking about watches). Then my wife fell in love with a vintage Cartier… what have I done. Then I fell down the Vintage rabbit hole.. got a vintage Patek.

In the background my wife and I are playing the Rolex AD game. Trying to find an AD that was truly going to deliver. Two years and four different ADs later, a month ago we finally caught a break with…. a dream Rolex.. for my wife. With that relationship established, our AD went above and beyond to get me my dream Rolex as soon as possible.

Yes I played the game. No, I didn’t buy anything I didn’t want. As I mentioned in a previous post, there is no list. If the Rolex AD wants to get it for you, they’ll get manager approval.

Honestly, I played the game a bit too long but it was worth the wait for me.

Anyways that my story of how my love for watches started and now my collection finally feels complete…

*narrator: it wasn’t complete*

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Beautiful timepieces!

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Great, now I have to rework all of my Rolex conspiracy theories.

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ManuallyWound

Beautiful timepieces!

Thank you so much!

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NickHasTime

Great, now I have to rework all of my Rolex conspiracy theories.

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You were on the wait list, it's just that you weren't on the waitlist.. for 2 years. :D

Jokes aside, congrats to both you and your wife, lovely duo!

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Jeez! You came out swinging in the watch game sheesh!

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Smart, look after your wife 👏

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Marsha Marsha Marsha. Rolex Rolex Rolex. Duane ......Black Diamond, WA. 98010

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I think that grin on your face says it all! Stunning timepiece.

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There’s something about that blue that just looks so good. Congratulations to both your wife and you! 🍻