Anyone into Watches?

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  1. JSanta

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    Just picked this up:

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    That's so classy!!
    The more I see Tudor stuff, the more I want one haha.
     
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    That's Rolex quality with a better design and image, e.g. nobody will call you a snob, when you wear a Tudor.
     
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    To be honest, I've never had a Tudor in for repair. I take that as meaning that the quality is great. With Rolex, we don't deal with them because of the myriad of problems we've experienced over the years, and the terrible service we've gotten. Almost every Rolex we've ever had has had some sort of issue, whether it's the movement, the casing, or alignment issues. We've handled quite a few over the years and it has just been disappointing every time. The price definitely holds value for sure, but i think i can honestly say that Tudor's QC surpasses Rolex, and in a watch, all I really care about is if it like the way it looks, and if it works without me having to repair it every few weeks.
     
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    From what I've heard, yes. Never had one myself ... I'm more an Oris fan.

    Interesting ... I always thought, they would be on par and Rolex quality would be great.
     
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    Of course this is just my and my coworkers experience with Rolex so far. I'm not bashing anyone who has a Rolex, we think they hold value and look great, and the used modified dials are insane (Pepsi Dials made from Sapphires and Rubies, etc) it's just that our experience has been almost consistently bad.
     
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    Tudor is owned by Rolex (as many of your point out). We can talk about quality all day, but the things that Rolex does, from having their own smelters, their own kind of stainless steel (904L), and the gemologists they employ, not to mention that this year alone they had something like 14 new patents on their movements, what they do is special.

    Why did I buy a Tudor instead of the Rolex? I have loved their 70s Subs for a long time. The snowflake hour hand just draws me in. I like that the BB is not just another Sub copy, but something special in its own right.

    That all being said, next year I'll go on the waiting list for the new Daytona. MUST HAVE IT.
     
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    Don't go to the AD and try one on, or else you'll walk out with it!
     
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    Does he have watch repair business - wouldn't that explain most of the watches he sees having a problem?
     
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    They own a jewelry store, but these are all personal experience, watches they got for themselves or as gifts and have had to send them back and forth. They're not certified Rolex dealers (their cousins are) So if they ever took in a Rolex it'd be immediately sent to Rolex.
     
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    That makes sense. Shame to have problems with such expensive things. Did Rolex have good aftermarket support?
     
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    That's really interesting to hear, because I've never had a single issue with mine and it's been around the block. I get it serviced every few years from an authorized Rolex repair place, and it's never missed a beat. I haven't heard of any others having problems, either.
     
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    It may just be a fluke, like i said, not bashing anyone who owns one, or bashing the company themselves. Quite a few customers in our area share similar sentiments, which was surprising to me too! Their customer service has been great, but we've had a few occasions where we'd send a watch to get it fixed, only to get it back and find another, completely unrelated problem. Then we'd send it off again and receive the watch with yet another problem.
     
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    It's recommended every 5 years and Rolex service isn't the cheapest, so many used Rolex watches might have issues, because they never saw a service, who knows.

    Never heard, that new ones had issues and even if, the keyword is warranty ;)
     
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    This. The condensed wisdom of countless generations of Japanese craftsmen. The very people who discovered differential tempering, sudoku, and canned coffee. Precision assembly is undertaken by the delicate undersized hands of malnourished children. It tells the time. It does the maths. It attracts the sex.

    It even costs less than an eight-ball of crack cocaine, which will be sadly discovered by the crackhead who robs you hoping to trade your supposed luxury timepiece for an eight-ball, except it's still a somewhat bittersweet acquisition because now he can easily calculate his illicit streetside transactions.
     

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    A pinnacle of precision.
     
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    How much is the new Daytona? And how long is that goddamn waitlist..?
     
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    The Daytona new from an AD is around $12.5k. I was quoted a two year wait for the steel versions. I'll go on the list next year though, I like it that much.

    If you want one on the second hand market, I've seen them upwards of $18k, so there's no way I wouldn't wait. Anything above the $15k mark and I'm thinking what about a PP Nautilus if I save my money, or something from ALS.
     
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    I'm not so much of a watch collector myself but I do enjoy my Wenger Swiss Army watch more than my old G-Shock watch I had for a few years. I would love to get a Rolex some day though.
     
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