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I was stunned and tried it on, the blue dial was mesmerising and so bright and clean. We talked a bit about certain topics like how the Rolex Boutique nearby never have any watches for sale, to which came the reply "Well you know they all go out the back door to grey market dealers?" I guess that's how they keep the lights on. So anyhoo, knowing that I'm never going to get the Rolex Sub-Date that I put my name down in 2019 for my 60th in 2020, I said "yes, I will take it thanks very much".
So adjusted, the watch and I went out the door without any fuss. One of the subjects that came up was the great big effing Tudor Boutique sign across the road. Opening in July! The SA said that they were going to operate it and it would be the largest Boutique in the Southern Hemisphere. He's going to be working there. He said he might have to buy a Tudor and not wear his 36MM TT Datejust on jubilee bracelet. "Hey I said, that's the same watch I have had my name down for since 2022, and by the way, I have had my name down with you since 2019 for the Sub- Date as well as at the Boutique around the corner". No I didn't say that, but I do know that the AD I was in is one of the largest in the World and run the Rolex Boutique in Sydney.
I walked to the bus stop to use my pensioner concession card to Catch the bus home when a thought struck me, should I have tried for a pensioner discount at the AD. Nah too late. I was very tempted to walk into a bespoke bar right near the bus stop to have a Celebratory beverage but couldn't decide between that and a kebab downstairs in the plaza. No not hungry, but I am thirsty, even though they gave me a lovely glass of water at the AD that tasted like tap water, so I could use another small drinkie poo. Besides my bus isn't due for 10 minutes, plenty of time to down a craft beer and a glass of 25 YO Maccallan. Maybe a Knob Creek or two.
I had my foot on the threshold of the abandoned dimly lit bar at 11:00 in the morning and turned around. Hey! My bus is 10 minutes early. I decided to really act the part of a pensioner and forgo the drink, hop on the bus using my pensioner concession card and stare out the window clutching my AD issued shopping bag with a bonus travel watch holder.
All in all a nice little shopping trip and outing for this old dude. I had a celebrity glass or 6 of my classy boxed wine to celebrate my good fortune.