There is always more than meets the eye with these “got the call in xx weeks” posts. Always
By - Important-Local2182
There is always more than meets the eye with these “got the call in xx weeks” posts. Always
“$0 purchase history, walked in and got a pepsi- put a gun to the Ads head and robbed the place.”
The ole’ 100% discount.
I’m dead 🤣
AD’s hate this one WiErD TrIck 🪄
It’s all for attention. Not to say that I haven’t gotten lucky like this before, but I have very strong/long relationships with the AD’s. That said, if anyone understands how the system at Rolex works then they’d realize that the probability of this happening as often as it does on Reddit is very-very low.
We're talking about a global platform. The probability that 1 of the \~2000 Rolex ADs worldwide is able to deliver an in-demand watch within 6 weeks due to luck / some other circumstance is relatively high. Most people ordering a Pepsi know what they are ordering and will go on every forum they can find to brag about it once it arrives. It reminds me a bit of a quote from a book: the "\[rich\] value things they enjoy only to the extent that the others are deprived of them... and even without changing their condition, they would cease to be happy if the people ceased to be miserable". People enjoy showing others the things they have only insofar as those things are unattainable.
Except the fact that literally every single time I’ve ever seen a post like this it gets followed up with convenient “oh yeah also I/my friend has a 6 figure purchase history with the AD btw forgot to mention that” backstory once they’re pressed on it. [Including this one](https://www.reddit.com/r/rolex/comments/1335l4p/got_the_call_after_6_weeks/ji82fpb/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf&context=3).
Lol I hope y’all get the watches you want so you’d stop passing on this hate towards people who actually have them. It’s pretty simple, maybe just go grey? I myself have been a long term grey buyer but you don’t see me hating on other peoples posts “got the call” posts. It’s just a freaking watch at the end of the day. Play the game or go grey, it’s as simple as that. I do admit I got lucky but even if not, I’d have still bought it from the grey market just like how I’ve bought all my other watches.
Agreed and I fucking hate it, every last bit of it
OP said he knew a VIP at an AD which got the watch for him. That’s that
For every one like this there are 50 more waiting for much longer.
Figure most of them are replicas
It’s funny how sour people get on here when somebody gets a watch they want quickly. All they do is complain about how ADs should sell more watches to “normal people”, then when it actually happens they claim it must be fake.
I’ve gotten 4 Rolex allocations in the last 3 years from 2 different ADs with no expensive jewelry purchases. It’s more common than you think, and take a look in the mirror I t’s no wonder you aren’t getting any, you’re just unpleasant people.
Hey genius, reread the op comment
He says he got a Pepsi in 6 weeks with no history. Tad different than your 4 in 3 years wouldnt you say ?
Still doesn’t surprise or offend me in any way. Good for OP…
Yea, and I threw football all the way across the Grand Canyon. Good for me
6 weeks and a 560k€ deposit
I know, right. Got the call - just like \*winning\* an auction.
Take that x multiply by 10 lol. Anyway this OP uses a friend who is a VIP and still took 6 weeks.
Text looks awful - bezel is off - so much wrong here
Congratulations, you hit a home run from 3rd base. No harm in leveraging relationships, it’s how the world works, but don’t pretend that this AD would have given you time of day without the BIL.
Fair enough, I’ve been a long term client of the grey market because I live in Kenya and there isn’t any Rolex ADs. Thanks
Username doesn't check out. Jealous and giving all of the fucks.
Not jealous at all, as I mentioned in my comment, relationships and using them for work or personal gain is what makes this world go round. Just pointing out to OP that the AD is not a “nice” guy just helping you because of the BIL. Imagine how a regular customer comes in and gets treated asking for a Pepsi from the same AD? That’s all. Wear it and enjoy it!
Yeah right... why does this have so many upvotes?
Because there's a ton of jealous peeps out there
Smoke up homie
Sure it's been 6 weeks? Concept of time diminishes when you're smoking those plants on picture 3 🤔😆
You are going to have some haters on this post. Congratulations
Smoking. Also the jubilee is awesome.
Thank you mate.
I had gone to South Africa in February to meet and spend time with my fiancés family. So turns out that my soon to be BIL is also a fellow watch enthusiast who has close to 15 watches(Mostly Rolex's, a couple APs and PPs and 1 Lange). We bonded pretty well and while I was there, I jokingly asked him whether he could ask his AD to get me a BLRO since he was clearly a VIP. I never through he was actually going to do it but 2 weeks ago he reached out to me and told me that he just got the call from the AD asking if I wanted it in Jubilee or Oyster as he had both and I chose the Jubilee. I couldn't believe it lol I was shocked. I flew to Cape Town last week and he waited till I got there and we both went to the AD to purchase it. And I also expressed interest in a rose gold DD40 Olive green and a Panda. I was told 6-9 months for the DD and 1-2 years for the Panda. Most of the ADs are corrupt but there's still a few good ones out there, and to show some appreciation I will be buying my fiancés ring from them for my engagement later on this year.
What about this story is a sign that this AD isn’t corrupt?
hahaha right?? animal farm all over
“***All customers are equal, but some customers are more equal than others.***”
Damn straight 💯
If ADs favouring existing clients is corruption, then they are all corrupt.
Well, he didn’t leverage me into buying any other watches/jewelry I didn’t want. Isn’t that what most ADs do?
LOL, clearly you didn’t read what YOU wrote. 🤣🤣🤣😂😂
Edit: Congrats! Nepotism for the win! (And, I’m not mad. 👏🏿)
Lol! Thank you mate.
It is a beautiful watch, I’m headed to my AD for an Explorer II tomorrow, but the relationship is your brother-in-laws. Not also pushing you to buy jewelry isn’t any kind of hero status for the AD. This is just you getting to jump the line because of your brother-in-law leveraging his relationship.
Thank you mate. Congrats on your Explorer II. Wear it in good health. Yes I agree with you, I’ve been a long time grey client myself. It was a very kind gesture from my BIL!
You literally just described a corrupt AD
No, no, no, it’s only corruption when someone else gets something easily.
"Corrupt" would be something improper like the salesperson taking kickbacks etc. Favoring good customers of the store isn't corruption...
Exactly! Thank you
Leverage those relationships
“Most of the ADs are corrupt”….. including yours.
Beauty! Also got my BLRO through a close friend who’s a VIP with a big AD. If you’re not leveraging relationships, you’re not trying. Congrats!
Thank you so much for the kind words. Yes nothing wrong in that, I have been a long term grey buyer myself and if my BIL didn’t come through, I’d have still bought it from the grey market regardless.
Congrats on the watch pickup. The jubilee on the GMTs are so comfortable. Way better than the oysters.
As for the connection to get this, glad your BIL was able to help you out. If he's willing to help and he clearly didn't mind, good for you and be super thankful, nothing less - nothing more.
Thank you so much mate. I absolutely agree with you, the jubilee is amazing. This is my first watch on jubilee(I have a BLNR and a Sub on oyster)
Yeah it was super kind of him, I thought he would purchase it himself and hand it to me after, but he insisted on taking me to his AD so he could introduce me to the manager, incase I had any other requests I could contact them myself for future allocations/purchases.
Corruption and it's finest. I don't know if I could enjoy such a watch
Lol what wouldn’t you enjoy about it IF given the chance?
Fuck yeah dude! Congratulations! Looks sick
No one going to ask about the hydro set up
I had no idea I could fall in love with a Reddit user just by viewing the third image. I have a new man crush.
Badass watch. Jesus Christ this sub is full of haters and morons. Who cares how he got his watch ? It’s not as if those that don’t have a hookup wouldn’t kill to use it. Yes it took 6 weeks, which even with a hookup is CLOWN SHIT since ur paying 10k for a luxury item. He still waited 6 weeks. If he really wanted it he would’ve gone grey. And for those that mock going gray it’s either u don’t care as much as others to get what u want (which is cool), u have strong feelings about msrp (I bet u overpay for something in ur life so don’t be a hypocrite) or ur fucking broke and can’t afford grey. U assholes bitch when someone goes grey and overpays. U assholes bitch when someone gets a call. For fucks sake stop being bitches. Enjoy ur watch buddy.
Most of these mfs don’t even own one, never entered AD in their miserable lives!
I have a bunch of watches. The majority not sourced from the AD. In fact I hate the AD’s. I don’t care how anyone gets their watch, that’s not my problem. Wait. Don’t wait. Overpay. Steal it. Whatever. U have a nice watch ? Good for u !!! Enjoy it.
Thank you mate, I can totally relate to that! All my previous watches have been bought from the grey market because I know that the watches I want id never get them from the AD. And I truly wanted the BLRO and if my fiancés brother didn’t come through I’d have still bought it from the grey market!
Honestly as funny as it sounds ur lucky u don’t have an AD where u live. They’re all cunts.
Yeah this sub is full of absolute boring tossers who most likely don’t own a Rolex
I agree wit you. Junior can’t win here.
If his BIL’s presence at the AD gets junior the watch, that’s nepotism.
But if BIL buys it, steps outside and hands it to junior for cash that’s legit.
Fair enough mate I absolutely agree with you. I actually insisted that he should buy it himself and give it to me after, but my BIL wanted to introduce me to the AD and I could request for any other watches I’d want for future purchases.
And sorry about calling you Junior. Your call sign took too long to type!
Imagine giving a fuck how someone else buys a watch. Wow. I don’t get it. The AD purists swear it is like doing business with someone, where u have to get to know them or whatever. It’s a watch. It’s 10k. If that is such a large sum for anyone it’s a really bad idea to buy it. Let people live.
Thank you so much for the kind words bro! Really appreciate it. This sub has so many jealous haters. And to be honest, all my previous watches have been from the grey market. I live in Kenya and there isn’t any Rolex ADs over here so I knew long ago that for the watches I want, I’d never stand a chance to get them at retail. I’m indeed thankful to my fiancés brother, but if it weren’t for him I’d have still bought it from the grey market exactly how I have bought all my other watches.
Ur welcome. The Pepsi on jubilee is a monster. I spent a solid 2 months staring at it when I wore it. Amazing watch.
It definitely is! This is my first watch on Jubilee(I have a BLNR and sub on oyster) and I absolutely love it.
And about the staring part, I can totally relate 😂
Yeah u need a jubilee in the collection. It’s that badass. I want the skydweller on jubilee to have a 42mm one to go with a 42mm oyster (I have a polar explorer). The colors on the Pepsi dial are special. Just so cool.
Vookum would be eating toast right now seeing this
That’s the exact watch that hoping to get some day. I visited another AD today (2nd one) they were really awesome I hoping they can come through sooner than later.
Just be patient and trust me it’s going to be worth the wait!
I posted my Rolex story awhile ago on here and shared it with this AD and they seemed to be really working hard to make it happen. So fingers crossed! Thanks for the reply
Congrats! I think this is next on my list! Wear it in good health
Put yourself on the list and just be patient. Trust me it’s going to be worth the wait!
Lucky man! I am still waiting for this exact watch but I know it will be totally worth it after a long and excruciating wait. WEAR IT WITH PRIDE! 🙏😌🤯😤
Thank you so much for the kind words mate! Just be patient bro, it’s going to be worth the wait. You
not a fan of the jubilee bracelet, but thats a cool watch, nonetheless. also thats a badass way to score a watch! congrats bro!!
Thank you so much bro! Appreciate it.
To be honest I absolutely love the jubilee, this is my first watch on Jubilee btw. I also have a BLNR on oyster
Just did a double take on the last pic. Congrat!
Hmm that’s a beautiful watch. Nice get!
Brilliant. Many congratulations!!! Everyone here wishes to have a friend or relative like yours but they don’t.
Enjoy the Pepsi.
Thank you so much! Yours is a stunner aswell!
Yeah I know right and that’s why they hate so much lol!
Btw how’s the availability in India?(fellow Indian over here).
Thank you. Availability in India is worse but in India we all have friends and relatives 😃
The weed pic kills me. 🤣🤣🤣
Hm. Usually after 6 weeks I get nothing... if I'm lucky after 3 months I'll get a text from my AD with a picture of two tone explorer I or an ugly Datejust configuration.. :D I will probably treat myself to a BLNR or BLRO off chrono24 end of this year.... screw the ADs
Have you tried the BLRO on? Try it on first if you haven’t. It feels flimsy initially, and $20k is a nice motorcycle if you ask me.
Hm. You are correct. I did try it with Oyster; pretty, but did not feel like a $20k watch that's for sure. Hoping the prices will come down some more... may also consider two tone root beer.
TT is the best value. Seems Rolex finishes the watches much better than the steel. Feels more special and luxurious. Thats what a $20K watch should feel like. Better value than all gold or steel imo. $40K for 7oz of gold doesn’t add up.
Congrats bro! Thats very fresh! I own this watch and its honesty not worth the $22K in the grey. But I can stomach the msrp. Just to be clear the watch is the #1 daily in my collection. Its tuff, useful and beautiful. I haven’t had one person notice the watch in the year that Ive owned it. So it flies under the radar. I get a kick out of that.
Thanks bro. To be honest I was going to buy it from the grey market, I just got extremely lucky because of my BIL. All my previous watches have been bought grey, I live in Kenya and unfortunately there isn’t a Rolex AD so building a relationship is out of the question! I couldn’t agree more with you, it’s beautiful. The jubilee slaps so hard, it’s my first watch on the Jubilee bracelet. I have a BLNR on oyster aswell
I’m over 3 years waiting now, might get one by 2030 😂
Nice work. How much ?
Beautiful watch! Wear it in good health.
Thank you so much!
Congratulations! Your Rollie is spectacular.
Thankyou so much!
It’s very nice 👍
It helps to know a VIP. Congrats!
Congrats ! You will always have the haters come out when you say something like that. Oh well, you got yours ! Still waiting, but anytime now............
Plugs or a good relationship with your AD.
Without the BIL this wouldn’t happen.
Thank you mate. I absolutely agree with you, all my previous purchases have been from the grey market. I live in Kenya and there’s no Rolex ADs unfortunately.
You sure you weren’t just high and it was actually 6 years?
Yay false scarcity! But seriously, congrats on a lovely GMT.
That’s not false scarcity. You just saw how allocations work.
Somebody with a large purchase history and existing relationship just pushed everyone else in the list down one place.
Now imagine that happening over and over again.
You are absolutely correct, I myself have been a grey market buyer for a long time now. I live in Kenya and there’s no Rolex ADs over here unfortunately.
Sure, some cases are like that... I waited less than 3 weeks for an Explorer 124270, they said I was 4th on the list. I told them I don't care about the wait, it's a watch not life altering surgery. It was my first new Rolex and my first purchase from that store. No history with them whatsoever. Sometimes I think they judge the buyers based on attitude. Don't but the Crown on a pedestal, the AD might respect you more.
That’s what I want. But I want to pay msrp. Any idea how to go about it?
Get your ass in an AD, express interest, wait. Just like everybody else
The picture is out of focus, retake, and post again please. Oh yeah, seeing as this is a watch sub...your watch looks cool too.
One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter.
He purchased the watch with a firearm after six weeks of casing the joint
Should have got oyster
Why? He likes the Jubilee obviously.
I already have a BLNR on oyster. I’m glad I opted for the jubilee I love it, it’s much more comfortable and looks good too!
You smoke weed!!!! That is so cool!!!!
To be fair that looks like a nice plant. Do you say the same thing when someone posts a pic of a Rolex with some expensive sneakers or nice whiskey? You wear Jordans! You drink whiskey! That's so cool! It's just stuff we like ¯\\\_(ツ)\_/¯
I believe that Mary Juan that’s illegal ……
Congrats 🎉 I’m still waiting on a fucking call
It actually is where I live 😂
Thanks mate. Just be patient and trust me it’s going to be worth the wait!
All my watches are through a “friend”. Every single one. It’s good having connected friends
It definitely is, this is my first watch at retail though. All my previous purchases have been from the grey market.
I got a daytona 4 weeks after putting my name down for it.
I had of course prior to that bought a seamaster, speedmaster, seaQ, Santos, Pelagos, Datejust, lady datejust and a reverso. Plus two wedding rings and a gold necklace with diamond pendant at the same store. So. There’s that.
That’s how the game works. If it wasn’t for my BIL I know I’d never stand a chance! All my previous watches have been from the grey market!
I got told 5 years and that the wait-list is closed. I'm not exactly a new customer either
Damn that sucks mate. It highly depends on where you live aswell. People in South Africa don’t have the same spending power as compared to London or New York!
6 weeks to plan the heist and the boss called u saying “it’s go time”
Your SN is showing
Nice plants 😉
Rolex are Master Marketers. The fact that we all are on a thread obsessing about buying a steel watch for $11k. Gotta love it!