Rolex Market Update

So I got a text from my AD this morning. They've got "permission" to special order the Yacht Master I've been asking for (for about 6 months). I think this a good sign that the market is coming back to reality. I know a two tone precious metal is much easier to get than a steel model but a good sign none the less.

Anyway, I pulled the trigger and put down my deposit. 馃槵

That's a nice one!

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I always thought that rolex has a no deposit policy. Have you heard of others?

HaasTone

I always thought that rolex has a no deposit policy. Have you heard of others?

As did I. I suspect most of these "rules" came about after 2020 when demand far outstripped supply. I keep hearing more and more stories of people getting lucky and getting watches without a wait. I bet the ADs are getting more people passing now that most models can't be flipped for an immediate profit.

Congrats, I waited a little over a year for my steel Rhodium dial. I was actually offered that same two tone version about 6 months into my wait time but I declined

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Kayone73

Congrats, I waited a little over a year for my steel Rhodium dial. I was actually offered that same two tone version about 6 months into my wait time but I declined

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Very nice! I would have done the same but I really needed a two tone in my collection and I love the chocolate dial.

asanchez480

As did I. I suspect most of these "rules" came about after 2020 when demand far outstripped supply. I keep hearing more and more stories of people getting lucky and getting watches without a wait. I bet the ADs are getting more people passing now that most models can't be flipped for an immediate profit.

Best of luck.

In waiting on the rhodium dial 40mm. Called in again to the AD recently after 2 years, he brought the admin girl out from the office to ask why it hadn't been delivered, and more pointedly, why I was marked down as an order fulfilled. I'm hoping that they are getting it together.

Congratulations. Generally speaking I don鈥檛 like two tone but I like your Yacht Master! Beautiful watch.

HaasTone

Best of luck.

In waiting on the rhodium dial 40mm. Called in again to the AD recently after 2 years, he brought the admin girl out from the office to ask why it hadn't been delivered, and more pointedly, why I was marked down as an order fulfilled. I'm hoping that they are getting it together.

Have they been holding a deposit?

Good for you!!!

HaasTone

I always thought that rolex has a no deposit policy. Have you heard of others?

Special orders have (always?) been a thing. It's just very rarely done and not very commonly talked about. But it was an option for a good while. I tried, and I was denied. But in some instances they are willing to do it and take a rather large non-refundable deposit, order it with a proper delivery date and then you pay on delivery. You know, like every normal person would expect a transaction to go down 馃槓

I don't know why ADs don't do it more often, there are probably restrictions. It would make so many things so much easier. F@拢& knows 馃檭

That is the only Rolex dive style watch I like. So much nicer than the Sub. I had a chance to try one on a while back in that color鈥 馃槏

Of course they wouldn鈥檛 sell it to me.

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My AD says that lots of people are turning down watches that they would have bought before or had been waiting on for a long time. Sadly, the economy is not what it once was and people are pulling back.

HaasTone

I always thought that rolex has a no deposit policy. Have you heard of others?

Yes, I had the same experience for my DJ41 Wimbledon. Ordered with a deposit, got it within 2 months. That was at the end of 2022, btw.

Let's see how long it takes. Good luck!

Congrats! I absolutely love that watch. It's a stunner

Now it鈥檚 time to get excited, that鈥檚 a sharp combo watch.

Think I was offered this from my ad last year November so yatch master except titanium seems to be easy to come by compared to gmt/ submariner

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Congrats and welcome to the YM club 馃憤

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SAS1975

Congrats and welcome to the YM club 馃憤

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Think I was offered this from my ad last year November so yatch master except titanium seems to be easy to come by compared to gmt/ submariner

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How do u find it? Thinking if I should get it next time the ad offers me before my gmt/ submariner

It鈥檚 my favourite Rollie, highly recommend it! Slimmer case profile is more like the Daytona so wears great and I鈥檓 a sucker for a blue dial 馃憤

asanchez480

Have they been holding a deposit?

No, not for the yachtmsster. They do have my deposit money for a Snoopy Speedy but no sign of that