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    Hi peeps I am need some help which boutique to get my first rolex. Of cos good price and services.

    Currently I am looking at the 114060m or 116600.

    Hopefully the experts can shed some light. If there are issues listing the company names here, please pm me

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    Quote Originally Posted by boni View Post
    Hi peeps I am need some help which boutique to get my first rolex. Of cos good price and services.

    Currently I am looking at the 114060m or 116600.

    Hopefully the experts can shed some light. If there are issues listing the company names here, please pm me
    What?! Where have you been?..

    If you read up a bit here, you will realise the following:

    1. Most ROLEX sports models are current out-of-stock (including the 114060M).
    2. The 116600 has been discontinued and you will rarely get one brand new from AD.
    3. "Good price" now is no longer a 'valid' term for ROLEX sports models.
    4. Most, if not all sports models, no longer come with discount.
    5. Grey dealers/PIs are capitalising on low stock to sell them at high premium prices.

    In case, you wonder how come it is like this, the situation started since early 2017 and has gotten worse towards the third quarter this year. No one exactly knows why or is able to prove their deductions.

    Going back to your queries again, there is no one boutique or watch company that anyone can truly recommend you in terms of stock availability for the 114060M or 116600. You can visit the local ADs (The Hour Glass, Cortina, Emperor) and independent watch companies to try your luck. The ADs are only ('officially') allowed to sell you the watch at retail price, so don't worry about having to pay a premium.

    You may have a slightly better chance with the independent watch companies, grey dealers/PIs, but be prepared to pay higher.

    And no, there are no issues to list the companies openly here.

    Good luck getting your first ROLEX at a "good price"

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    Thanks ppl. Got the last ceramic sub, nd version, first hand from retail shop. Grown to like it alot. Reporting strength to the rolex family
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    Retail shop as the in AD or grey dealers? Anyways congrats.

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    Always happy for the 1st one

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    Quote Originally Posted by boni View Post
    Thanks ppl. Got the last ceramic sub, nd version, first hand from retail shop. Grown to like it alot. Reporting strength to the rolex family
    IMG_20180105_084933.jpg
    NIce. HOw much you bought? I am thinking of getting my first rolex soon!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Napster79 View Post
    NIce. HOw much you bought? I am thinking of getting my first rolex soon!!
    At retail price

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    isn't dealer generally cheaper than those "branded" retail such as hour glass etc..

    I gotten my sub (114060) previously at 9800 whereas hr glass quoted me 10800...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmquek View Post
    isn't dealer generally cheaper than those "branded" retail such as hour glass etc..

    I gotten my sub (114060) previously at 9800 whereas hr glass quoted me 10800...
    For the popular watch models, most of the time, the grey dealers sell them at higher prices (than the ADs). Correct me if I'm wrong. If you're discerning enough, you can gauge the average selling prices of the Submariner LV Hulk, GMT-Master II Batman, Daytona C, the stainless steel Skydwellers, and PP Aquanauts and Nautilus, etc.

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    Default Congrats on your 1st Rollie!

    Nice clean look for the SubC ND!

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