A strange matter at Rolex AD

I'm lucky to have a great local Rolex-Tudor dealer.

Having built quite a relationship with them over the last five years or so, I was never much into the Rolex stuff until last spring.

Back then I've decided to go for an all steel Explorer 36 which they have managed to get me in a 4-5 month time or something like that. So I did get the call on august.

Long story short, a few month later I was ready for my second Rolex - a Root Beer.

We had a chat with my constant sales associate and she told me the well known tale of "a two-year waiting time even for a steel and gold GMT-Master" and so on and so forth. The sweet lady was was quite careful in her statements but always exceeded expectations before + I know the name of the game so it was "ok".

Now the story goes this way.

Not so long ago I went to the store to pick up my Black Bay GMT. When it was all set and done she asked me if she could take a measurement of my wrist... Having in mind that the watch I came for was already on my wrist and no adjustments were necessary it seemed quite strange.

What do you think, could it be a preparation for my Root Beer call (taking into account that they had to add two extra links to my Explorer bracelet) or am I overthinking?

Has anyone encountered something similar?

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Ooooh, that's exciting! I see your logic, they could well be getting some extra links in to make sure you walk out if the store happy with a nicely fitting root beer!

Fingers crossed for you!

I like the enthusiasm here, but maybe overthinking it a bit.

Maybe she has a wrist fetish. 馃槀

Could be she wants to be an super sales agent have your wrist measurement on file. These days information is equal to power. A few weeks ago my wife and I were just browsing at a large mall here in the GTA ended walking into a Cartier boutique made a small purchase for my wife. My previous purchases of the brand were with an ad but all of my Cartier purchases were recorded available to the boutique, she even texted me a few days later asking about my wife鈥檚 purchase whether she could assist in the near future. She did acknowledge my contact info was available when I established the warranties on my previous Cartier products.

Could be anything. Maybe they had something on oyster flex to offer you. The bands need to be sized. Perhaps someone backed out of their purchase or they got something in and was looking to offer it to you.

She was trying to figure out your 馃崋 size based on your wrist size. I think she鈥檚 into you

It鈥檚 impossible to know. Here鈥檚 my experience. I put my name in for a 126713grnr a couple months ago. After a very short wait I got the call. The store manager who helps me knows I have a large wrist. When the watch was presented to me the bracelet was a little too tight. I had to order two additional links. That was a month ago and I鈥檓 still waiting for them to come in. I doubt they would order links until you actually made the purchase. If for some reason you backed out they鈥檇 be holding two links without a buyer. Hopefully you鈥檙e correct and a new root beer (with added links) will be delivered to you shortly.

WatchandUnwindOffical

She was trying to figure out your 馃崋 size based on your wrist size. I think she鈥檚 into you

New Rolex buying strategy sighted 馃槀

the_sybarite

It鈥檚 impossible to know. Here鈥檚 my experience. I put my name in for a 126713grnr a couple months ago. After a very short wait I got the call. The store manager who helps me knows I have a large wrist. When the watch was presented to me the bracelet was a little too tight. I had to order two additional links. That was a month ago and I鈥檓 still waiting for them to come in. I doubt they would order links until you actually made the purchase. If for some reason you backed out they鈥檇 be holding two links without a buyer. Hopefully you鈥檙e correct and a new root beer (with added links) will be delivered to you shortly.

Makes sense.

Didn't have to wait for Explorer links through as they already had them. And the store actually didn't charge any extra.

But two-tone or full gold is a different story I guess.

Anyway, I hope you order will be in soon!