Yes, I’m from the UK.
When I first put my name down I remember researching Rolex wait times and a few people were suggesting that sales assistants were saying that you were put on a “waiting list” but you didn’t actually go on any waiting list.
I didn’t buy into those rumours but I did go into one local AD who flat out said I’d need a good purchase history with them before I’d be allowed to go on a waiting list. I asked him what a good purchase history is and he said a minimum of £10k so I said well I’m not here to wait your time or my money, I don’t want any of your other offerings so I’ll have to look elsewhere.
The good news is I had zero purchase history with the AD who actually got me the watch. I only went in to see them once in that time when I noticed that they had a black dial Explorer II in their window so I wanted to actually try one on to make sure it looked good in person and on the wrist. This was with a different sales assistant as I had no appointment but I asked him regarding my wait time and whilst he couldn’t give a specific time he was confident that one would arrive before the wedding and he was correct.
My only advice would to be to pop in to the AD and politely ask for an update.
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