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. :)