We have the same problem here in France - despite us seeing the 270 months ago (or so it seems) in the US, we're still waiting the first arrivals here. As for the 317 - don't hold your breath - I'm told it's due here in February 2009...
219, 253, 288, 270
.....left my name with every dealer south of the midlands, for a 111 or logo. never even got a call back, found a new 111 in an ad in spain (and got nice treatment and 350euro off!)don't think I'll bother in uk for an 87.....
I was told that leaving a name for a watch doesn't put you above someone who leaves a (small) deposit. If you leave a deposit, you're always first on the list. If you simply leave a name, you're overruled by someone who leaves the deposit, even if it is £200.
The thing that confused me was the wait between April 2007 announcement and the release - PAM 270 hasn't reached the UK yet, 15 months after the announcement. That's crazy.