Originally Posted by mlcor
"I don't, however, believe the above is necessarily correct, at least with respect to ADs and ADs that also have boutiques. I know some folks who have established relationships with their ADs/boutiques, and they can get on a waiting list and (eventually) get a desired model at list price. But they have to be willing to wait for potentially a year, or years."
Right. They can get on the waiting list and wait a year or more, or they can buy from a grey market seller & have their watch in a reasonable period.
The information I shared came from the owner of a grey firm, and the owner knew I wasn't willing to buy the watches for which there is a shortage at list price, but no shortage at list-plus prices. But, hey, maybe he lied to me.