Tudor Is the New Rolex

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Tudor Is the New Rolex

Post by conjurer » Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:21 pm

This is what I think. Rolex has become almost absurdly expensive, and insanely difficult to source. Back in the day, a guy with a decent job could buy a stainless Rolex with about two or three week's pay. Now, it's more like three month's pay, assuming you don't have to go to an AD and suck his revolting dick to get a place on line to pay way too much for one.

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Re: Tudor Is the New Rolex

Post by JAS1125 » Wed Sep 15, 2021 6:19 am

Agree.... I would almost say that they're pricing themselves out of the market, but it's Rolex so that's not an issue that would occur with other brands. I haven't checked, but hasn't Tudors prices also increased?
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Re: Tudor Is the New Rolex

Post by biglove » Wed Sep 15, 2021 11:46 am

Tudor's prices are up but vs Rolex, they are a steal. The BB 58 is on my list to buy.

It will become the working man's Submariner. No way I am dropping $10K+ on a Sub but $3K for the smaller BB, yes please.

Wish Tudor would do the Pelagos at 38-39mm.
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Re: Tudor Is the New Rolex

Post by MKTheVintageBloke » Thu Sep 16, 2021 8:43 pm

In some ways, Tudor did become that. However, their entry-level models with the 2824 inside are horribly overpriced. Looking at the grey market, things aren’t any better there. When it comes to analogous pieces by other brands, I’d choose the Longines Spirit over the BB36 or the Ranger, Rado Coupole Classic over the 1926, Frederique Constant Highlife or Maurice Lacroix Aikon over the Royal…and so on.
It’s different with the pieces equipped with their in-house movements. Not a matter of origin, but of the specs. At the price of the entry-level ones, they could easily use chronometer-certified movements, or ones souped-up for better performance in terms of power reserve and resistance to magnetic fields.
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Re: Tudor Is the New Rolex

Post by temerityb » Fri Sep 17, 2021 8:32 pm

As I mentioned on the other forum, I wouldn't touch a new Rolex. I don't wanna get near that jangled mess of frantic aftermarket price increases and watches being sold for up to four times their list prices. Just out of principle.

Lots of other great watches out there. No, let me put it this way: Lots of other great watches out there.
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