I can understand your feelings to Rolex, it's very frustrating

Aug 14, 2019,21:54 PM

Although I still love the watches.
Good luck with the 5004!

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How many watches do you have currently "on order"?

 By: 1WatchMan : August 12th, 2019-22:59
I just realized that I'm waiting for four 😱 It sounds a bit crazy for me, but unfortunately, some of them might never arrive (you know what's going on with the market nowadays), but what if I receive the calls? I'd better be ready to pull the trigger πŸ˜„ Wh... 

Mmmmm, it sounds promising πŸ€”

 By: 1WatchMan : August 13th, 2019-14:47
Thanks for your input Nico!

I'm sure I'll be! [nt]

 By: 1WatchMan : August 14th, 2019-01:30

Two, potentially three .

 By: ZSHSZ : August 12th, 2019-23:12
One this year , the others next year .

3 [nt]

 By: Rapwatch : August 12th, 2019-23:23

You need a new formula.

 By: Rapwatch : August 14th, 2019-10:00
number of watches [n] number of years waiting list [y1, y2, y3......yn] Crazy factor=n divided by sum of years waiting ..........

May I ask what you mean by fun watches?

 By: 1WatchMan : August 13th, 2019-14:51
Thanks for participating in my surveyπŸ‘πŸ»

with a ,,fun,, watch i mean something like this

 By: Watchonthewrist : August 14th, 2019-00:33
πŸ˜‰ ...  

Hey, that's definitely fun! Thanks for sharing!

 By: 1WatchMan : August 14th, 2019-01:35
Are they also difficult to get as everything appealing nowadays?

You can search on internet i find them on major websites .

 By: Watchonthewrist : August 14th, 2019-04:30
This one is sold out at the ADs so had to do some search to find one for a ,,normal,, price

Thanks for the info! [nt]

 By: 1WatchMan : August 14th, 2019-08:51

first thing first...it is time you change your pseudonym ;-)

 By: maverickmahesh : August 12th, 2019-23:54
i am waiting for 2...but one might take till 2020 i guess :-(

ROFL! Good one! [nt]

 By: amanico : August 12th, 2019-23:56

Yeah, but still need to find my grail

 By: 1WatchMan : August 13th, 2019-22:37
One, I mean, currently I have a list πŸ˜…

Yeah, I agree πŸ˜… [nt]

 By: 1WatchMan : August 14th, 2019-23:10

;) [nt]

 By: amanico : August 14th, 2019-23:10

Hehehe, you're quite right

 By: 1WatchMan : August 13th, 2019-14:54
I would be very lucky if I receive 2 this year, so no other option but wait 😫 Thank you!

I have 5 so 4 sounds about right! :-)

 By: sham1 : August 12th, 2019-23:55
I am actually about to add a sixth to the list (the Gronefeld Remontoire) but the plus point is that I have managed to space them all out so that I do not have to sell any body parts 1. Cartier Crash - December 2019 2. Patek 5212A - end of this year or ea... 

Thank you!

 By: sham1 : August 13th, 2019-03:50
By which time, the list price of the 5711 may have doubled!!

Wow, what a plan! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

 By: 1WatchMan : August 13th, 2019-15:03
You have a serious plan ahead to execute, I wish you the best luck! It's hard to assimilate that your AD or Patek has promised you the 3878 in 9 years time... 😱 Enjoy the journey, but I'm sure that you will add other pieces as you progress through your li... 

A special arrangment

 By: sham1 : August 13th, 2019-20:16
The 3878J was discontinued more than 20 years ago but a VIP customer had commissioned one two years ago which Patek had agreed to make. This order was cancelled after production of the watch and it found its way to the Patek Salon in London where I first ... 

What a story! Thanks for sharing

 By: 1WatchMan : August 13th, 2019-22:44
Never heard anything like that before. I do wish you get and start enjoying the watch earlier. You must love the watch a lot to be so patient.


 By: sham1 : August 13th, 2019-23:28
It is a rare gem and even at 31mm, it fits me well. Thank you for your encouragement! ...  

Looks very nice on you! πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

 By: 1WatchMan : August 14th, 2019-01:33
Good luck!

You’re lucky...ought to be THE premiere customer in Italy !

 By: maverickmahesh : August 13th, 2019-05:10
I’m perpetually never able to get into any list of Patek 🀐

Agree, though in a sense a sound "competition" is good, in this like in any other sport...

 By: FabR : August 14th, 2019-04:48
For the more special/rare handcraft pieces, I also enjoy the process of looking for them, waiting for the right moment, etc., and then (sometimes) being lucky enough to get selected... If not, I'll survive. I find this an important part of the fun in watc... 

I agree with you talking about rare handcrafts and special watches

 By: 1WatchMan : August 14th, 2019-08:58
But for regular watches, it's not fun at all. But it's maybe me because I'm not looking for any kind of exclusivity but beauty and quality. Anyways, I'll start looking at this rare handcrafts, I'm starting to me intrigued πŸ˜‰

Thanks for your kind words Fab!

 By: 1WatchMan : August 14th, 2019-22:59
It might be a long term project, but I'll start investigating πŸ˜‰

I wish you the best luck Fab!🀞🏻

 By: 1WatchMan : August 13th, 2019-15:06
I didn't know it was so hard to get. I have never seen one though. Thanks mate!

Just one

 By: cazalea : August 13th, 2019-04:22
Cazalea ...  

A C8?

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : August 13th, 2019-09:42
Can't wait to see it.

Congrats in advance, it's almost here!

 By: 1WatchMan : August 13th, 2019-15:10
Don't forget to share it with us πŸ˜‰ Thanks!

Three on order

 By: watch-er : August 13th, 2019-06:01
but as you say, I never know if anything will materialize.

I know the feeling, two of mine could turn into smoke easily

 By: 1WatchMan : August 13th, 2019-15:12
Thanks and good luck!

Does grandpa's pocketwatch I sent out for service 3 years ago count?

 By: Spangles - Mr. Tabby : August 13th, 2019-08:23
I'm concerned the old watchmaker will pass away first! πŸ™€

Wow, the watchmaker is taking it easy

 By: 1WatchMan : August 13th, 2019-15:13
Thanks and good luck, it cannot take much longer...

4 incoming watches for 1WatchMan? ;-)

 By: rnaden : August 13th, 2019-08:33
Thankfully, I’m pretty much done and the last two years have been culling season for me. Going from 60+ and edging closer and closer to the number 12.

Yeah, sounds kind of weird 🀭

 By: 1WatchMan : August 13th, 2019-15:22
That's a good consolidation effort, I have to learn from you. I don't want to get so far, but at a certain point I might start consolidating. I don't really know, time will tell 😜 Thanks!

Pretty much the same as meπŸ‘πŸ»

 By: 1WatchMan : August 13th, 2019-15:25
Thanks and good luck!

Just one on order. And it's vintage. But . . .

 By: Dr No : August 13th, 2019-09:30
. . . have my eye on a few more.

Be careful, the eye is a very dangerous tool 😜

 By: 1WatchMan : August 13th, 2019-15:26
Thanks and good luck!

Remember when Mom used to say, "Your eyes . . .

 By: Dr No : August 13th, 2019-15:37
. . . are bigger than your stomach. No thirds for you!" Well, my Mom did, anyways ;-) . . .

No one at the moment.

 By: MTR : August 13th, 2019-23:06
But I am going to place an order even in August! ☺️ Best, Thomas

Then it counts as one! 😜

 By: 1WatchMan : August 14th, 2019-01:32
Thanks, good luck and keep us posted!

Thanks a lot.

 By: MTR : August 14th, 2019-03:24
I will do that. I am still negotiating the purchase price. So you can guess itβ€˜s not a PP. 😁 Best, Thomas


 By: MTR : August 14th, 2019-14:21
I have to confess I never have begged for a watch. If a watch I want to buy can’t be delivered within a reasonable time and at a reasonable price I decline with thanks and turn my love to other brands and watches. There are so many of them. ☺️ Best, Thoma... 

Agreed and...

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : August 14th, 2019-14:37
The worst part is that you have to pay dearly for what you begged...

Hehehe... right πŸ˜… [nt]

 By: 1WatchMan : August 14th, 2019-21:59

That's the right attitude, I believe

 By: 1WatchMan : August 14th, 2019-21:58
But I've definitely found myself begging for a watch a couple of times... not nice πŸ˜…

A measly one ! :( [nt]

 By: centurionone : August 14th, 2019-01:41

What a question man !! Interesting

 By: Horology75 : August 14th, 2019-04:25
Let’s see ...about 8 pcs and realistically I think I’ll get 5 by the end of the year . Rolexes have been carried forward from last year’s orders and yes Patek as well .

OMG, you're the winner so far!

 By: 1WatchMan : August 14th, 2019-08:28
Your collection is growing fast! Thanks for participatingπŸ‘πŸ»

One for me

 By: destrodan : August 14th, 2019-13:24
Two are going out (hopefully tomorrow) and one is on order. Kind regards, Dan

It sounds like a good plan!

 By: 1WatchMan : August 14th, 2019-21:51
Good luck today!

I put my name down about 18 months ago for a new seadweller and haven’t heard anything since!

 By: pejp : August 14th, 2019-15:44
That’s only one I have β€˜on order’, and to be frank I should probably call them up and take my name off the list. Have really fallen out of love with Rolex in recent years. In terms of broader watch buying plans, I hope to buy a Big Pilot 5004 this year. I... 

I suggest that...

 By: India Whiskey Charlie : August 14th, 2019-16:05
You either buy a pre-owned 5002 or a new 5010. The 5004 has a missing 9 and that might bother you in the long run.

Thanks, but I actually prefer the 5004 to the other models. [nt]

 By: pejp : August 14th, 2019-17:46
If a 5009 came up at a good price, I’d be willing to go for it if I could source a 5004 strap, but the 5002 would be out of the question, not a a fan

I can understand your feelings to Rolex, it's very frustrating

 By: 1WatchMan : August 14th, 2019-21:54
Although I still love the watches. Good luck with the 5004!


 By: Jurry : August 15th, 2019-12:19
I’ve got one new watch order, or better put it’s β€œunder construction” at the manufacture Planning is to go to Geneva mid September to collect it and once I have it I will share (many) pictures Only one in this community knows what it is and he has sworn s... 

That sounds really promising... looking forward to your announcement πŸ˜‰

 By: 1WatchMan : August 15th, 2019-23:55
And good luck with the hunt, we normally say that's part of the fun πŸ˜„