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Old 07-12-2017, 03:37 PM   #4066
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Cause life's too short to worry about the premium game.
only when you're well off.

doesn't apply to everyone.
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GX spent a considerable amount of time and effort to help me get a watch I ultimately wasn't able to because I was too slow. He did me a solid when he didn't have to, and I've never even met the guy.

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Old 07-12-2017, 03:38 PM   #4067
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Typical fashion is (what i guess).
AD receive stocks, cannot sell premium and they know its hot.
doing business, standard, profit first. So offload to grey at a premium.
But the premium is not high enough till grey cannot earn.
So grey will up price, sell to people like us who is supposed to go buy from AD.
ADs don have to sell popular models at premium to sustain biz. rolex for sure give them enough margins to be v comfortable alr...

its not typical biz go for profit...there will be profits alr without premiums for popular models. its greed.
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Old 07-12-2017, 03:42 PM   #4068
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ADs don have to sell popular models at premium to sustain biz. rolex for sure give them enough margins to be v comfortable alr...

its not typical biz go for profit...there will be profits alr without premiums for popular models. its greed.
haha ya true, greed, sorry not profit.

usually be AD, the profit alr there even sell at RRP. so given discount, say max of 15%. they still have enough margin to cover. earn lesser only but still comfortable to run the show.

but ever since the boom of the greater china market, rolex as always, symbol of status, became more popular. demand there is crazy.
So all AD decide to offload to grey dealers.

cannot blame SAs since its instructions and directions of the mgmt team.
Maybe they get a cut of the profit as comm but the boss is the one who huat.

i see rolex SA there everyday zuo bo. time kan hard to pass.
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Old 07-12-2017, 03:51 PM   #4069
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only when you're well off.

doesn't apply to everyone.
Well off or not its each to its own.

I dont even own a car.

Just have a love for watches since young.

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Old 07-12-2017, 04:05 PM   #4070
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haha ya true, greed, sorry not profit.

usually be AD, the profit alr there even sell at RRP. so given discount, say max of 15%. they still have enough margin to cover. earn lesser only but still comfortable to run the show.

but ever since the boom of the greater china market, rolex as always, symbol of status, became more popular. demand there is crazy.
So all AD decide to offload to grey dealers.

cannot blame SAs since its instructions and directions of the mgmt team.
Maybe they get a cut of the profit as comm but the boss is the one who huat.

i see rolex SA there everyday zuo bo. time kan hard to pass.
i think u have more insider knowledge...is it only SG ADs or are all ADs around the world doing the same. From my understanding, the article in business times a long time ago was only refering to SG ADs...
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Old 07-12-2017, 04:10 PM   #4071
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Well off or not its each to its own.

I dont even own a car.

Just have a love for watches since young.

that is great! watches > cars (in SG only) LOL
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i think u have more insider knowledge...is it only SG ADs or are all ADs around the world doing the same. From my understanding, the article in business times a long time ago was only refering to SG ADs...
not alot of insider info ba. pure reading of forums.

In US, big dealers in big cities, sells to grey dealer in US themselves or maybe offload overseas buyers that buy in bulk.
Shipping is not an option as customs tax and all render it useless.
Risk of being stolen means insurance costs - all adds up.

In smaller cities where rolex AD is family owned or what not, those are the ones that legit sell to consumer only. may not have discounts but at least they do keep it in stock + small cities, not alot of folks would buy rolexes day in day out (Source- https://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=573914) the last time i see this scene in SG AD was back in 2015-2016.

Countries like iceland all these, they do have Rolex AD and they do have it in stock but they do the PWP scheme.
you have to buy a less than popular datejust or diamond studded piece then they are willing to sell you popular pieces like the Daytona C at retail.
This is from a friend who i told him to find Daytona C in iceland when he was there.
Actually it can be broken even.
Say you buy a datejust for 20k. DaytonaC at retail.
you come back sg, maybe offload to the datejust at a loss of say 3-5k.
Effectively you only pay 21-23k for a brand new Daytona C, at least 2-3k cheaper than it was offered here at 25-27k at ADs.
Risk is SG customs + unable to offload the datejust. So you must know your game well before you do this kind.


Usually Asian AD will chut pattern, western AD not so. But they don't offer discount as well as Asian AD used to do.
They offer freebies or what no afaik.

as for the complaints of premium, i think even in the US, it happened.
So Rolex received worldwide complains and decide to send an official email to all ADs.

As for people like Ben Clymer, John Mayer etc, they probably paid retail from AD since they're celebrities or important people in the world of watches.

People like us, can suck it up and pay premium.
I can tell you, Daytona Ceramic confirm u won't see retail in stores for another 2-3 years to come. Or even more.

Last time SS Daytona, walk into rolex AD still have, discount is about 3-5%.
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Old 07-12-2017, 04:31 PM   #4073
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One way not to pay premium for these popular Rolex sports models is to forget about them - don't buy

Buy other brands such as JLC, AP (Some Rolex are priced like AP now), GP, Piaget and Blancpain

There are so many great choices out there
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Old 07-12-2017, 04:35 PM   #4074
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Well said

One way not to pay premium for these popular Rolex sports models is to forget about them - don't buy

Buy other brands such as JLC, AP (Some Rolex are priced like AP now), GP, Piaget and Blancpain

There are so many great choices out there
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Old 07-12-2017, 04:42 PM   #4075
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One way not to pay premium for these popular Rolex sports models is to forget about them - don't buy

Buy other brands such as JLC, AP (Some Rolex are priced like AP now), GP, Piaget and Blancpain

There are so many great choices out there
yeap, but when the masses (non-WIS) buy luxury pieces, they always think of resell value.
when they need cash, Rolex gives the most value retention and its easy to let go plus brand recognition.
Rolex also got very nice designs here and there la.

Those already far into the watch world, would probably get sick of Rolex and get into higher end stuff.
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Old 07-12-2017, 05:47 PM   #4076
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Itís official, 39mm OVM Gnomon exclusive.

http://www.gnomonwatches.com/ocean-v...omon-exclusive

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Old 07-12-2017, 05:50 PM   #4077
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Many also circle back to rolex after experiencing the high end stuff.

yeap, but when the masses (non-WIS) buy luxury pieces, they always think of resell value.
when they need cash, Rolex gives the most value retention and its easy to let go plus brand recognition.
Rolex also got very nice designs here and there la.

Those already far into the watch world, would probably get sick of Rolex and get into higher end stuff.
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Old 07-12-2017, 05:55 PM   #4078
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One way not to pay premium for these popular Rolex sports models is to forget about them - don't buy

Buy other brands such as JLC, AP (Some Rolex are priced like AP now), GP, Piaget and Blancpain

There are so many great choices out there
問題是,多數人只會考慮轉手回收,是否會有回報,保值,還是一點虧損。
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Old 07-12-2017, 06:39 PM   #4079
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Cause life's too short to worry about the premium game.
Sir, I have G Shock you wanna buy at good price of $1m

Life’s too short.
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Old 07-12-2017, 06:42 PM   #4080
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It’s official, 39mm OVM Gnomon exclusive.

http://www.gnomonwatches.com/ocean-v...omon-exclusive

Is it ltd ed? Not clear.
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