I don't know which part of the world you live in.
But the simple answer would have to be NO.
If you are able to locate one you willbe one extremely lucky person.
I just don't think that they are available like that. Sorry
:-s I hear tell that an AD has to sign a blood contract that they won't
mark one up, but they'll put the squeez on you in other ways. Then
again, I know of three people who just walked in and asked and got one. Then again, they were big time customers. If you don't fit the para-
meters, your gonna have to put down a hefty deposit and get on the
wating list, two years last I heard. Then, there's the Grey Market.
Hello, work on the relationship w/ Ad. It's a beautiful watch and like all cult Rolexes will be worth a bloody fortune to Rolex afficionados/collectors. I have 2 mid 1970's Explorer II's I bought new, I keep them serviced, looking new, recently both were given a big service etc. look better than new, they're a cult model good $ appreciation, better than stocks and bonds!!!!
regards Dr. Robert
This, I didn't expect. I was in Jakarta, Indonesia 4 weeks ago, There I bought my SS Daytona White dial for around $8,500 from The Time Place at Plaza Indonesia, they also have on stock at their another branch in Plaza Senayan. Very good price of the exchange rate plus they've used March 2008 price list ex.Singapore.
FYI- Time Place is Rolex AD and they own the RSC in Jakarta.
I actually just stumbled upon one locally -- new, black face. The dealer is an AD, and I just casually mentioned that I would love to find a Daytona in SS. He said that he had one available. The rest is history.
Of course I don't think it hurt that I had just bought a GMT II for myself and a Cellini for my wife. I think that falls under the heading "establishing a relationship with the dealer."
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