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Has anyone here gone through the Rolex v Tudor selection process?

I'm thinking of getting a Tudor Pelagos. I would probably prefer a Rolex Sub, all things considered, but I can't imagine ever getting to a stage where I'd be willing to pay double for the Rolex (given I like the Pelagos), given it'll be a second watch.


If you prefer the Sub, chances are you'll always want the Sub no matter what you get since you only like the Pelagos. I would recommend getting the Sub if you can swing it.

post #34517 of 48312
Can I recommend the Heritage Black Bay? Sub lookwith Tudor pricing. I have the 2012(?) red version but the new blue one is pretty sweet too.
post #34518 of 48312
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Originally Posted by ebayhtl View Post

Has anyone here gone through the Rolex v Tudor selection process?

I'm thinking of getting a Tudor Pelagos. I would probably prefer a Rolex Sub, all things considered, but I can't imagine ever getting to a stage where I'd be willing to pay double for the Rolex (given I like the Pelagos), given it'll be a second watch.
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If you prefer the Sub, chances are you'll always want the Sub no matter what you get since you only like the Pelagos. I would recommend getting the Sub if you can swing it.

 

I've thought about this a lot, and what makes the difference for me is how they feel.  I'm still unable to buy either and still vacillating on what I'll do when I have just enough for a Pelagos or Black Bay, but logic is telling me to hold out for the Sub.  Kind of.  Firstly, the Pelagos is more expensive than the Black Bay, so the differentiation is less, and unless you just want the larger case size (and, I would say, slightly better case and bracelet proportions), I think the Sub is worth waiting for.  When you put both on the wrist, they just feel so different.  The Sub is heavier, sharper, and for me just sits there and tells me its quality with quiet confidence.  I really liked the Pelagos to look at, but putting it back on the wrist after the Sub, it suddenly feels a little like a puffed up imitation.

 

The Black Bay is more of a contender for me, in that it also looks distinctly different.  The burgundy bezel on a strap is a very different watch and appealing in a very non-Sub way.  And the blue one on a bracelet, actually either on a bracelet, is also just a great looking and individual sports watch.  And half the price of the Sub, so more accessible.  But when it comes down to it, I don't think having a Black Bay would make me want the Sub less.  So unless the budget is really going to cover a lot of watch purchases, I think maybe holding out for the "real thing" is the way to go.  I bet I end up with a Black Bay now. Or two.  No, that would be silly.  Would it?


 

Food for thought (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then, there's the Sub dilemma... (Click to show)

 

 

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post #34519 of 48312
Thanks, will consider - I like both. Am considering the Explorer II, does anyone have experience with that? The white one looks good and pricing is a bit more on point than the Sub.

The slight preference for the Sub is more down to the brand name and long-term value than anything else, but given the Pelagos is at USD3000 or so for a fresh 2nd hand sample and the Sub runs to about USD5500-6000...
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I guess what I could have said more briefly is that there's no right answer IMHO.  The only one I could possibly exclude is the Pelagos, as it's so similar in concept to the Sub and a touch more expensive than the other Tudors.  But even then, it has its design pluses in its own right.

 

As for the GMTII, there's plenty of love for it here.  The white one is a bit less fashionable, though personally I like it, and the plus side of that is it tends to be easier to find with a little discount, or mint used at a reasonable price.

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Originally Posted by ebayhtl View Post

Thanks, will consider - I like both. Am considering the Explorer II, does anyone have experience with that? The white one looks good and pricing is a bit more on point than the Sub.

The slight preference for the Sub is more down to the brand name and long-term value than anything else, but given the Pelagos is at USD3000 or so for a fresh 2nd hand sample and the Sub runs to about USD5500-6000...

I have the Explorer II and I love it, although really only as a casual/weekend watch. I've worn it with a suit but it doesn't really go -it's a bit too chunky. It is a big watch, although not extreme. It's great for dress-down, has a real heft to it, and doesn't look like every other Rolex that everyone else in town has. That's what drew me to it. In fact, since I bought it two years ago I haven't seen a single other person wearing one. The GMT function is quite useful too if you travel, so it's also my go-to holiday watch.

I went with the black dial, but the white is nice too, and probably more legible. Black just appealed to me. I'll post you some wrist shots tomorrow.
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My new purchase, my first AP


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My new purchase, my first AP



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I am very happy with it. I find the finish of the watch and the titanium wristband very nice. It is a different animal to my Green GMT master 2.

The design of Royal Oak Offshore is very beautiful.

I only wish my model will have ceramic pushbuttons and crown....nevermind.
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post #34525 of 48312

Hi

 

I've been lurking in this thread for nearly a year but seeing the kind of watches on display here none of mine can really compare. But to bring some diversity to the Rolex/AP/PP I bring my Zenith Captain Central Seconds:

 

 

I'm really pleased with this as a modern version of my other watches which includes inherited 60's Omega Seamasters and Longines. 

Hope this is OK to post here and not in the poor mans watch thread :)

 

Thanks!

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^^ I like it. Nice and simple. Nice vintage look. Welcome to the thread.

post #34527 of 48312
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Hi

 

I've been lurking in this thread for nearly a year but seeing the kind of watches on display here none of mine can really compare. But to bring some diversity to the Rolex/AP/PP I bring my Zenith Captain Central Seconds:

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

I'm really pleased with this as a modern version of my other watches which includes inherited 60's Omega Seamasters and Longines.

Hope this is OK to post here and not in the poor mans watch thread :)

 

Thanks!

Nothing to be ashamed of there.

Zenith makes some great watches.

This is a good example of why we are all here.

I love mine, although it doesn't get a lot of wrist time.

Thanks for posting.

post #34528 of 48312
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Originally Posted by anderz View Post

Hi

I've been lurking in this thread for nearly a year but seeing the kind of watches on display here none of mine can really compare. But to bring some diversity to the Rolex/AP/PP I bring my Zenith Captain Central Seconds:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)




I'm really pleased with this as a modern version of my other watches which includes inherited 60's Omega Seamasters and Longines. 
Hope this is OK to post here and not in the poor mans watch thread smile.gif

Thanks!
That is a beautiful watch. No need to be bashful. There is no MSRP min. or max. on this thread. We all enjoy all kinds of watches.
post #34529 of 48312
A more meaningful contribution today.

post #34530 of 48312
Love the Zenith.
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