I got “the” call

I struggled a little whether to share this or not given the frustration and anger that exists across the community about Rolex - but I wanted to present a slightly different perspective. 
 

Ive been building a solid relationship with my AD here in NZ - Partridge Jewellers - who have been nothing short of spectacular to deal with. They were completely upfront with me about the wait times etc but more importantly were really keen to work with me to understand my collection goals and approach. 
 

I was obviously elated to receive the call and pick up the watch - but on reflection, I have also really enjoyed the build up to this. And this has a lot to do with the relationship built up with the AD. The anticipation and the eventual call all felt like a part of the “luxury” experience - and so beyond the watch itself, it has been a process I will always reflect very positively on.  I’m actually pleased to have waited - it’s made the end result that much more sweet.

this won’t be a universally shared view - but I just wanted to share. :)

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It's so funny I remember when I was buying Rolexes about 10 or so years ago. You could get them anywhere. I must have gone through a half dozen of them, and eventually sold most of them. Now, as I see the rabid insanity around Rolex prices, I shake my head. I still don't have any driving desire to get a new one but it's amazing how times change in just a few short years.

Anyways, if I were ever to get another Rolex, it'd probably be a GMT. It looks sweet and you can't deny Rolex's quality. Also, I travel a lot, and a GMT watch would be nice to have.

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Congratulations its beautiful!!! How long did you wait?

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arubalou

Congratulations its beautiful!!! How long did you wait?

About 12 months. I think I was quite lucky. And thank you - I agree :)

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Congratulations.  It's encouraging to see these ending up in the hands of real watch enthusiasts rather than flippers - wear it in good health!

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Nice, I am a big fan of Partridge Jewellers. They have always been super nice to me. I purchased a bracelet for by Octo from the Auckland shop, but used to be a weekly regular in the Wellington location (I worked a 3-minute walk away).

Great watch, and congratulations! I am on the waiting list for any GMT, here in Thailand. I wonder if I should also get on the list in NZ.. would be a great reason to fly back! (I still work for a NZ company) 

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KiwiWayne

About 12 months. I think I was quite lucky. And thank you - I agree :)

Im looking to get either a gmt2 like yours or a submariner. My ad says that they seem to be getting more, she gave me her card and asked to keep in touch. I can wait even though some of the new omegas are gorgeous.

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Absolutely wonderful!  Congratulations!  

It's funny that we're afraid to post stuff because of possible negative reaction.  Really?  It's come to this?  Nah, man, that's a beautiful watch.  Wear it in good health!

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Congrats.  There’s no need to be embarrassed because you got your watch when so many others can’t. I’m glad I picked mine up before the craze because I don’t seem to be able to get another Rolex now.

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You lucky lucky ducky (quack). Absolutely gorgeous piece mate it really suits your wrist shape and size. Don't be afraid to post anything on here the only people that would respond negatively are those that are bitter that they can't have it. In the words of @MWC2020 it's a STUNNAH

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Congrats on the lovely GMT! So happy to see them on oyster bracelets once again. 

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Davemcc

Congrats.  There’s no need to be embarrassed because you got your watch when so many others can’t. I’m glad I picked mine up before the craze because I don’t seem to be able to get another Rolex now.

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Absolutely I don't think anyone needs to be embarrassed in this hobby. Buy what you want and enjoy it! If OP ever loses the passion, hey, he can always sell it for, likely, a pretty nice profit! Win-win.

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Congrats, mate! Beautiful piece and you should be proud. Worth the wait for sures. 

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She’s a beauty!  Do you mind if I ask how many pieces you had to buy to build the relationship?

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Beautiful! Be happy you have a great AD. There are so many accounts of horrible experiences out there.  It is really nice to see a good outcome. Enjoy, travel, use it in good health. 

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Lbakken

She’s a beauty!  Do you mind if I ask how many pieces you had to buy to build the relationship?

I have purchased a couple of pieces but I dont really think that it was a critical part of the relationship - my interest in horology and discussions about different watches and how to build a collection that really hit all my buttons seemed to be the thing that made the difference. At the end of the day good ADs will sell product because they are good ADs - when they have more difficult pieces to get, they really just want to make sure that people get them who appreciate them and won’t get them in trouble by on-selling

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KiwiWayne

I have purchased a couple of pieces but I dont really think that it was a critical part of the relationship - my interest in horology and discussions about different watches and how to build a collection that really hit all my buttons seemed to be the thing that made the difference. At the end of the day good ADs will sell product because they are good ADs - when they have more difficult pieces to get, they really just want to make sure that people get them who appreciate them and won’t get them in trouble by on-selling

Very nice.  Enjoy it in good health!