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      05-08-2019, 01:13 PM   #1
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Did something crazy

Put down a deposit on this Explorer 1 last month. Will be picking it up this weekend on Mother's Day. I've been eyeing this watch for a long time. Started with a Bell & Ross which was traded into Crown and Caliber. Got a Speedy Reduced from C&C.

I seriously did not consider buying until 6 months ago until I went to the Rolex store in Aria, Las Vegas. I've heard of shortages in Stainless Steel watches but didn't believe it until I went to the store in person. The sales lady showed me a Oyster and took down my information. She said she'd "email" me if a Explorer "comes up".

I went back home to Los Angeles last month and went to to check out a AD in the area. I asked the salesperson if they had a Explorer in stock and expecting them to say no. When the lady took me to their Rolex section they had only one in stock. I left and slept on it. I reminded myself of how hard it is to get one and came by the next day to put down a deposit.

I will update the pics next week when I am in possession of the watch.
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      05-08-2019, 01:34 PM   #2
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Not crazy at all, Very sensible smart purchase.
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congrats on the 1st rolex.

you just opened a flood gate, so congrats on your next rolex as well.
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congrats on the 1st rolex.

you just opened a flood gate, so congrats on your next rolex as well.
Thanks. I consider myself a watch person but not a collector. I'll be handing down my Speedy to my brother. The only other watch I have my eye on is a Tudor GMT. The Explorer will be my daily driver for a long time.
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Congratz on a fine piece. I gave up long time ago getting a oystersteal Daytona. Patiently waiting for AD to call for the sub I want now.
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Congratulations, and over time, you will get the urge
to purchase another Rolex. I’m considering the Explorer, or the blue dial Oyster Perpetual, 36mm. I almost pulled the trigger on the white dial Explorer, however, it was too big for me. I don’t like watches over 40mm. My SS Submariner, and 36mm OP Datejust are part of my rotation. I also enjoy wearing my Sarb033. Nice, subtle, classy piece. A lot watch, for the money. Good luck OP, until your next purchase.
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I am a bit confused. Why a deposit if the watch was in stock? Hope nobody else shows up and just pays in full.
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Welcome to the club! Explorer I is a classic watch. Wear in good-health.
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I am a bit confused. Why a deposit if the watch was in stock? Hope nobody else shows up and just pays in full.
It was more of a financial decision. Didn't feel like putting everything on one card.
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Congrats, a solid robust watch and perfect choice for a beater too
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That looks really impressive. Congrats to you!
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