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    left the house to buy a rolex, returned with something else entirely

    i decided today was the day to buy the 36mm blue Rolex OP. my AD phoned me a few weeks ago to say they got one in.

    on the way, i stopped at the Cartier store, to try on a Santos. perhaps they were put off by my shorts, t-shirt, and backpack, because only the security guy paid any attention to me.

    next was the Rolex AD. aaaand they sold the OP. i had also mused about the black 36mm OP, but that was not in stock. i also noted that since i was last there, they sold the A. Lange Datograph. so someone made a nice commission.

    i then stopped by the Mont Blanc store, which had been closed all summer for renovations. looks like they forgot to put back most of the watches since re-opening.

    so i then went to the jeweler from whom i bought a Hamilton last year. they *did* have the Heritage Chronometrie that i had been eyeing.

    i had no intention of buying it, but decided to tell them that, if they let me have it for a stupidly low price, i'd take it home. One manager chat and phonecall to the owner later, they agreed to my stupidly low offer (!!!!). so clearly i had to buy it.

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    so now i have a proper dresswatch! it's also my first manual wind.

    finally, the gods must have been smiling today, because on a busy saturday afternoon on my way home, i got my own streetcar.

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    Re: left the house to buy a rolex, returned with something else entirely

    Nice post and congrats on the new watch.
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    Congratulations! The first nice watch I ever purchased was a Montblanc and did the same thing, asked for it at the Jomashop price and they said yes.
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    Re: left the house to buy a rolex, returned with something else entirely

    Classic, clear and beautiful - wear in good health
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    Re: left the house to buy a rolex, returned with something else entirely

    Good looking and a nice size for your wrist I think. Congrats!

    So no sales people would talk to you at Cartier?
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    Re: left the house to buy a rolex, returned with something else entirely

    Looks smashing--congratulations!
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    Re: left the house to buy a rolex, returned with something else entirely

    An excellent adventure!! Now that is a good day out with a very happy ending, enjoy your new Mont Blanc, a very elegant piece.

    Cheers,

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    Congrats!

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    Re: left the house to buy a rolex, returned with something else entirely

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    So no sales people would talk to you at Cartier?
    nope. they were busy, but 1 salesperson was free and she didn't approach. i made sure to hang out by the watch counter for > 5 minutes.

    as i left, i joked to the security guard, "i guess no one wants to sell me a watch today". he laughed and said, "i guess not."
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    Re: left the house to buy a rolex, returned with something else entirely

    only 5.8mm thick!

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