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    Quote Originally Posted by karu View Post
    Looking for my 1st Rolex...

    Any recommendation for reliable shop to get a new one besides the usual Cortina & Hourglass??

    See many in this forum...But dunno which is reliable.
    Wahhh... very vague remark..

    I haven't heard anyone of them that is unreliable if you are intending to buy a new ROLEX watch. Unless you have heard otherwise, you may want to share with us?

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    Pardon me for my ignorance...Check out the AD & some smaller shops selling New Rolexes.

    Observation is that the small shops are offering a lower price ( ard 500 cheaper) than the ADs. Just that I'm not sure if there's any risk of getting a 'Like New' piece being passed off as a new one?

    Just need to gather some feedback on the difference between getting from ADs vs other shops (like some listed here). Pros / Cons?

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    as long as the company name is not listed under rolex singapore authorized dealer, then it is likely what most people termed those rolex sold by them as parallel imports.

    your query on - like new piece being passed off as a new one, it is usually based on the integrity on the shop. however there are tell-tale signs can be spotted. if you are afraid that those non AD selling like new piece passed off as a new one then go to AD.

    pros from getting from AD

    - guarantee brand new.
    - selection of watch brands wider than non AD
    - may get invitation to watch events

    cons from getting from AD

    - higher priced watch compared to non AD

    pros from getting from non AD

    - lower price

    cons from getting from non AD

    - like you mention, risk of getting a like new passed off as new
    - selection of watch brands not as wide as AD
    - not possible to be invited to watch events

    Quote Originally Posted by karu View Post
    Pardon me for my ignorance...Check out the AD & some smaller shops selling New Rolexes.

    Observation is that the small shops are offering a lower price ( ard 500 cheaper) than the ADs. Just that I'm not sure if there's any risk of getting a 'Like New' piece being passed off as a new one?

    Just need to gather some feedback on the difference between getting from ADs vs other shops (like some listed here). Pros / Cons?
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    Thanks for the reply.

    What's the typical price diff between Grey Importer vs ADs? My check on one shop is~ $500. True?

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    Quote Originally Posted by karu View Post
    Thanks for the reply.

    What's the typical price diff between Grey Importer vs ADs? My check on one shop is~ $500. True?
    I believe the prices are quite transparent. You can easily check it out online or make some calls to enquire. Some Rolex watch models I recently came across:

    Seadweller 4000 a.k.a. SD4K (RRP: $13,990)
    Some ADs are selling at a slight discount (10% or less), some maybe no discount. Grey dealers are selling it between mid 10K to high 11K. Can see the difference?

    GMTIIC BLNR a.k.a. Batman (RRP: $12,010)
    IIRC, most ADs are still selling this model at list price or premium. You can check online and here in the forum how much the grey dealers are selling it.

    Submariner ND a.k.a. Sub No-Date (RRP: $10,030)
    Recently, this model has been getting popular (I dunno why), and the discount at best is 5-6% from the ADs. Grey dealers are selling it between mid and high 8K. See the difference?

    There are many other models you can check and make comparisons. Hope you get lucky

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    Right to say that we can expect some discount from AD on top of the listed price?

    Probably will be getting a pair of datejust with wife.

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    Yes, to most models; not all.

    For Datejust models, you should get some discounts.

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    Happy shopping

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