Got the Call Yesterday!!
By - Sir_Winston19
It looks a bit dated though
Congratulations and you didn’t get your pants pulled down by a grey dealer. Result
Thanks! Yeah I was in complete shock as I told the AD back in May and I highly doubted it would be this soon.
I’ve said it before don’t discount your AD coming through just because the grey buyers on here say otherwise. Nice pick up.
The matter of fact is that the only way we can combat grey prices ballooning is to stop buying from them. I can understand frustration with Rolex over supply issues, and they’re founded, but we can’t really do much about that except demand more inventory. We can resist grey market extortion. If we stop buying GMTs at over double retail, value will have to come back down to earth.
Agreed. I don’t blame Rolex though. It’s purely demand.
You should blame Rolex though lol
Because they are a business who is not producing enough watches to meet demand. They are a big part of the reason prices are so inflated.
It’s literally their fault
It’s a give and take. Rolex, for their part, have acknowledged that the demand is grossly inadequate, and it seems that their plans in the future will increase production. That said, though, they’ve positioned themselves as a luxury brand, and luxury brands often slow down supply to maintain the image, exclusivity, and demand of the brand. There’s a fine balance that Rolex can strike, though. For example: if you’re a new Ferrari customer, you can probably get a build slot for their mid-engined V8 model, but it’s going to be years out. That said, you will be given a slot, even though you know it’s a lengthy wait. Rolex does this, sort of, but the wait lists are black holes with no central management. How many more people would be willing to wait it out and not go grey if Rolex was able to tell them “we can order you a GMT, but it could be up to two years out. It won’t be more, and could definitely be less, but we can guarantee you a reference in two years”.
That transparency in the allocation process alone would probably bring grey prices back down to earth, where it would be similar to the current second-hand market for the newest Ferrari models: you’ll pay a premium for a lightly used second-hand example, but it’s like a 10-25% premium over MSRP rather than the ridiculous 50-100%+ we’re seeing now on stainless sports models.
Your comment makes sense and I agree. It’s just cringe when people act as if Rolex themselves aren’t a big part of the problem. They’re a business that only cares about profit, we should treat them as such rather than always making excuses for them.
They know what they’re doing.
It’s simple supply and demand nothing else. I don’t want it any other way. I guarantee you wouldn’t want one if you could walk in and just buy one. Guaranteed.
I wasted more time trying to buy from an AD than it cost me to buy used. I still am very supportive of the market cooling.
Congrats on 2021 Batman so soon! Wear it well!
Stupid question but isn’t this batgirl? Because of the bracelet?
If the Batman becomes a Batgirl because of a different bracelet, then what does that make the Pepsi on Jubilee? Diet Pepsi?
Google Batman vs batgirl, I promise I didn’t make this up (I’m not creative enough to be that sexist)
Lol. I’m not saying you’re making it up. I’m well aware of the name. I just think it’s silly for it to have a separate name just because of a different bracelet, especially when the model number is the same. And I haven’t heard of the Pepsi on Jubilee having a different name, so the nicknaming is kind of inconsistent it seems.
NO THIS IS PATRICK !
Yes it is :)
It's the Bruce Wayne
I was a little worried it might be the Clark Kent
honestly, i don't have a clue!
Awesome! I actually just got put on the list for one. Let’s see if it pans out.
Congrats! Had you purchased from the AD before?
Yes I purchased a yacht master back in January that was my first purchase with them. From there I built a relationship with the dealer as we bought our wedding rings, Tudor black bay 58 and some small things. Throughout the process, I expressed my interest in certain watches and why I like them. The dealer even texted me on my wedding day congratulating them. Long story short I went in there building a relationship and it seems to be working.
Thanks, very helpful context
Congrats! Got the call for mine recently as well and have barely taken it off my wrist. Enjoy!
Congrats man! Enjoy. Love the Jubilee .
Wow 🤩 congrats 🎉
FU man! lol
I’m on a list with two ADs for last 7 months… I can’t wait for this day!
Congrats man, it looks great! Hoping for one later down the road as well.
Good lord, Congratulations.
Congrats on acquiring your Batman Jubilee! Wear it in good health.
Congrats!! Beautiful watch! If you don’t mind sharing, what did the AD charge for this piece?
ADs charge retail.
I paid retail
I could be wrong but that particular model costs at least $100.
Dis, dis right here.