Rolex Wait List is now Rolex Wish List?

My wife and I spent the weekend at a casino resort complex here in Manila, Philippines. While going around I chanced upon a Rolex boutique. I popped in knowing full well they had nothing to sell but thought to get on the wait list anyway for an Explorer I. I was shown a display watch and was told I could get on a "wish list." I asked the sales person if she meant wait list but she replied that it's called a wish list now because of very limited stocks. Is this a thing now? Is the dreaded Rolex waiting list now called a wish list? I placed my name for the same watch at another AD's waiting list almost 3 years ago and have not heard back. I guess it really is a wish list as getting a stainless steel sports Rolex at retail is wishful thinking.

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There are so many other great choices besides that dysfunctional brand.

What next? Do they need you to write a letter to evil Santa at Rolex to tell them what a good boy you鈥檝e been all year and so deserve the privilege of being humiliated and judged in order to drop US$8k on a basic, mass produced steel watch?

weng_c

What next? Do they need you to write a letter to evil Santa at Rolex to tell them what a good boy you鈥檝e been all year and so deserve the privilege of being humiliated and judged in order to drop US$8k on a basic, mass produced steel watch?

$8k plus taxes. 馃

Don鈥檛 get me wrong a Rolex is a Rolex and I can鈥檛 deny that its a quality watch brand but i am over it! There鈥檚 just so much out there on offer that from other brands its just not worth the stress! I still own a sub and i got to say I honestly prefer the omega speedy that i have been using! But thats just me.

I don't think the "waiting" list has ever been a waiting list. Both ADs i'm with refer to it as "Register your interest" which is very different from a waiting list.

You say you pur your name down at an AD 3 years ago, have you been into the store since? Do they know who you are? Have you purchased anything else from them?

timepiece.pete

I don't think the "waiting" list has ever been a waiting list. Both ADs i'm with refer to it as "Register your interest" which is very different from a waiting list.

You say you pur your name down at an AD 3 years ago, have you been into the store since? Do they know who you are? Have you purchased anything else from them?

Agree, my AD is open on that and communicates that since years to the costumer.

Getting a desired piece (not only Rolex) is allocated to people that deserve that 鈥瀏ratitude鈥.

John_50

There are so many other great choices besides that dysfunctional brand.

What is dysfunctional at Rolex?

I think this is one of the healthiest and most functional brands out there.

Pascal

What is dysfunctional at Rolex?

I think this is one of the healthiest and most functional brands out there.

The AD model is a complete joke. Zero transparency. If you could order something and be able to track it from the factory like a car order, I might be interested.

timepiece.pete

I don't think the "waiting" list has ever been a waiting list. Both ADs i'm with refer to it as "Register your interest" which is very different from a waiting list.

You say you pur your name down at an AD 3 years ago, have you been into the store since? Do they know who you are? Have you purchased anything else from them?

You shouldn't have to buy crap you don't want just to woo the AD over and maybe get something out of them.

timepiece.pete

I don't think the "waiting" list has ever been a waiting list. Both ADs i'm with refer to it as "Register your interest" which is very different from a waiting list.

You say you pur your name down at an AD 3 years ago, have you been into the store since? Do they know who you are? Have you purchased anything else from them?

Yeah, I've dropped by a few times throughout that time period to check if they have any for sale. I've also purchased other watch brands in stores that are part of their affiliate/network of ADs. However, I don't make those purchases to earn the privilege of buying a Rolex.