Apologies, a novice to Rolex. I'm sure this has been raised numerous times but hear me out... fyi UK based. After purchasing an Apollo 11 50th with my local AD, I was also interested in a Silver Snoopy, joined their list at the announcement and was #1. I then received the call in late summer 2021 or so I thought, in fact they were informing me that they were terminating their Omega AD status, sorry, we're refunding your deposit. At the time I was also discussing with them an Explorer but that stopped as I was phoning & mailing, trying to get back on a list somewhere for a Snoopy. After losing all hope Omega, out of the blue responded and allocated me to another AD who are also a Rolex AD. After liaising with them and discussing my predicament I also stated I was interested in said Explorer, and later a Sub, "not a problem, your added", I was informed. Role on to now... I've been slowly adding to the savings pot so reached out the AD again (not for the first time since I add). My contact left the AD at Christmas and they are now being a little cagey on confirming if I was added to any Rolex list. I'm after an Explorer mainly to scratch that itch but I'll be holding on to it, enjoy it or not as it will be my lad to decide it's fate. So to my quandary; Do I go for an earlier 114270, the model matches my son's birth year - or do I keep chipping away, hoping I'm on, or will be on some sort of waiting merry-go-round? With the softening of values over the last few months there doesn't appear to be too much of difference between the models and with a little bit of haggling... Both 36mm 114270 - possible birth year piece for it's next intended owner 124270 - the first owner AD experience... and it's shiny  and possibly obtaining a Sub.