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I called my favorite Rolex AD to see if they were open. They were preparing to close up this week due to the Corona -19 virus. They were still seeing customers on an appointment basis.
I told them I’ll be by later in the day. This AD has a dedicated Rolex room with over 180 models on display – But few SS sports models. They’re supposedly in short supply, or you go on a list.
I had in mind an Air King for my next watch. Once I arrived, I saw no Kings, or Subs.
We’ve dealt with this store for many years, so I asked to see what might be in the safe ie: Black Sub date 116610LN (new) Two minutes later, he produces this Submariner! Now I’m thinking how much over list will this be? If I pay cash (I always do if I can get a discount). I can get it for $750 off list plus no tax! (13%) I almost choked. Wrap it up. An Air King is coming for me too, but he can’t say when because of the C-V. Likely in a month or less. Everything in his stores (3) is tax free for the next little while. I might get another Sub to hold onto & flip later. Strange times are upon us in ways I would never have thought.









 

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Wait a minute, so these are the your pics Roarry? You got it?!! :eek2: :eek:

Wasn't 100% sure if these were your's, or were computer renderings.
The watch looks that perfect, and just amazing honestly ! :smileyface_hand_cla
Holy cowza, what a pick-up, and deal, but just stunning addition to
the collection. ..Can feel how happy you are just from your excitement
in your words above !

Oh man, and there's an Air King on the way too?!! Huge congrats
on all fronts sir !!! Unbelievable !
 

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AT, these pics are mine, not from the web. I dabble a bit in photography (I try!)
It is a cool watch IMO. I'm looking forward to the Air King just as much. This was a big surprise to me!


 

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^^^ I'm looking forward to it's arrival. Howerver, due to current & ongoing C-V issues, it could be a lenghty wait. It's not important compared to all else these days.
 

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So, you carry 10 grand around in your wallet all the time ? Just in case some AD offers you a good deal on a Rollie. Yeah... that's how I roll. :rolleyes: Nice pictures. Enjoy that one. IMO, the Air King will blow that Sub away. Hope you get that one sooner rather than later. :thumb:
 

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So, you carry 10 grand around in your wallet all the time ? Just in case some AD offers you a good deal on a Rollie. Yeah... that's how I roll. :rolleyes: Nice pictures. Enjoy that one. IMO, the Air King will blow that Sub away. Hope you get that one sooner rather than later. :thumb:
Not quite. I don't ever carry cash. I do however, have a bank branch in the mall where my AD is. Bank drafts are same as cash. Strange question Forza. :p
 

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AT, these pics are mine, not from the web. I dabble a bit in photography (I try!)
It is a cool watch IMO. I'm looking forward to the Air King just as much. This was a big surprise to me!


Seems like you more than dabble sir. 😃

Some fantastic pics of a fantastic watch, and can't wait to
hear what you think about the Air King down the road too.
Until then, keep on enjoying !!!
 

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Not quite. I don't ever carry cash. I do however, have a bank branch in the mall where my AD is. Bank drafts are same as cash. Strange question Forza. :p
My bad. I was not aware that your AD and your bank were a stones throw from each other. Your original post sounded like it was an on the spot no tax cash deal to me.
I guess you're a subscriber to J.P. Morgan's mantra. When there's blood on the streets...
 

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My bad. I was not aware that your AD and your bank were a stones throw from each other. Your original post sounded like it was an on the spot no tax cash deal to me.
I guess you're a subscriber to J.P. Morgan's mantra. When there's blood on the streets...
No, not quite. This C-V thing was just getting ramped up & I was on the hunt for a new watch. I was opportunistic to a point. AD wants and needed to sell. A good price was available. Sales ensued. Both parties happy. I don't subscribe to any vulture like behaviour, ever! I'm not a shark, by any means.
 

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Right now here in the States, we are out of Toilet Paper, bottled water and Guns, and Ammo. Everyone is thinking this is the Zombie Apocolypse and stocking up.

I went to sell a couple of pistols at my local Cabelas and they wanted to low ball me, so I took a pass, now their display cases and ammo shelves are empty, think I will take the pistols back there tomorrow and I bet I will get more for them then I paid for them new.

Pistols are now the New Rolexes, in apocalypse times!

Everyone is setting their hair on fire down here, without grasping prospective, 300 dead from COVID-19. and it's freak out time, 17,000 dead this year alone from the regular flu....Ho Hum???
 

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Right now here in the States, we are out of Toilet Paper, bottled water and Guns, and Ammo. Everyone is thinking this is the Zombie Apocolypse and stocking up.

I went to sell a couple of pistols at my local Cabelas and they wanted to low ball me, so I took a pass, now their display cases and ammo shelves are empty, think I will take the pistols back there tomorrow and I bet I will get more for them then I paid for them new.

Pistols are now the New Rolexes, in apocalypse times!

Everyone is setting their hair on fire down here, without grasping prospective, 300 dead from COVID-19. and it's freak out time, 17,000 dead this year alone from the regular flu....Ho Hum???
I agree, more to this "situation" than meets the eye... Believe nothing you hear and half of what you see is my motto. 🤷‍♂️
 
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