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post #36061 of 48312
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Originally Posted by RFX45 View Post

Curious but any of you guys actually use a watch winder?

I do, and I use a few of the Wolf 4.1

http://www.wolfdesigns.com/item/454011/modular-winders/

post #36062 of 48312
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Originally Posted by DLJr View Post
 


I'm in the Philly area and Govberg carries them, though I'm not sure if they've gotten any new models. Wempe carries them in NYC.


Thanks, Wempe carries them but is out of stock ... and no display model. Have to try again later. Appreciate the suggestion.

post #36063 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Wes Bourne View Post



Tudor BB is the first watch that came to mind. Sure, you can get any number of watches <$500 with the 2824 movement, but that shouldn't take away from the fact that's it's generally considered to be a reliable workhorse that's easily serviceable.

To me, $4 000 for a Tudor is no worse than paying the asking price for a basic Sub with its 3135. Could've sworn that I've read that the finishing on Tudor cases/bracelets is on par with Rolex (aesthetics aside, of course). If that's the case, then the diff. in price BB-Sub is due at least in part to 2824 vs in-house 3135. Since the 2824 can be adjusted to COSC specs, dunno if that upcharge is justified. But 2824 vs in-house is a debate I'll leave to others...

Back to $4 000 Tudor vs '$500 to whatever' 2824 watches: I don't think it's really a fair comparison since a lot of those $500 watches are just put together with assorted generic case parts by HK based brands. That's why you often see different microbrands releasing somewhat (if not completely) similar watches, usually cased at the same place, i.e. Fullswing.

I have nothing against $500 microbrand watches. In fact, there are several that I like and consider to be a great value. But admitting that some of those are a great value shouldn't mean that the BB is overpriced for what it is.

Agreed. The BB's are fantastic in person and the finishing is top notch. Not to mention they're easily $2700 new and even lower used.
post #36064 of 48312
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Agreed. The BB's are fantastic in person and the finishing is top notch. Not to mention they're easily $2700 new and even lower used.

Yeah, Mine was ~2700 new.

post #36065 of 48312
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Originally Posted by Wes Bourne View Post




Tudor BB is the first watch that came to mind. Sure, you can get any number of watches <$500 with the 2824 movement, but that shouldn't take away from the fact that's it's generally considered to be a reliable workhorse that's easily serviceable.

To me, $4 000 for a Tudor is no worse than paying the asking price for a basic Sub with its 3135. Could've sworn that I've read that the finishing on Tudor cases/bracelets is on par with Rolex (aesthetics aside, of course). If that's the case, then the diff. in price BB-Sub is due at least in part to 2824 vs in-house 3135. Since the 2824 can be adjusted to COSC specs, dunno if that upcharge is justified. But 2824 vs in-house is a debate I'll leave to others...

Back to $4 000 Tudor vs '$500 to whatever' 2824 watches: I don't think it's really a fair comparison since a lot of those $500 watches are just put together with assorted generic case parts by HK based brands. That's why you often see different microbrands releasing somewhat (if not completely) similar watches, usually cased at the same place, i.e. Fullswing.

I have nothing against $500 microbrand watches. In fact, there are several that I like and consider to be a great value. But admitting that some of those are a great value shouldn't mean that the BB is overpriced for what it is.

My comment was also related to other styles of Tudor FWIW.

post #36066 of 48312
Pelagos is a great watch in person, you just can't grasp how matte that watch is. Really wish it was at least the same size as the Sub at 40mm.
post #36067 of 48312
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Originally Posted by bkotsko View Post

I do, and I use a few of the Wolf 4.1
http://www.wolfdesigns.com/item/454011/modular-winders/
How you manage to take that RO off your wrist and wear anything else...I'll never know.
post #36068 of 48312
Maybe he prefers the Hublot on his wrist...


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post #36069 of 48312
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Originally Posted by RFX45 View Post

Maybe he prefers the Hublot on his wrist...


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Oh no. Not this again...haha
post #36070 of 48312
I want a winder but I refuse to pay the prices that companies ask for them. If you guys know of a quality winder that isn't the price of a decent watch by itself, I'd love to know. Don't need any of that burled walnut, gold plated crap either
post #36071 of 48312
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Originally Posted by RFX45 View Post

Maybe he prefers the Hublot on his wrist...


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yeah, sorry, not my thing.

I usually wear my Black Bay or TOG 90% of the time.

The other watches are much less often.

post #36072 of 48312
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Originally Posted by bkotsko View Post

yeah, sorry, not my thing.
I usually wear my Black Bay or TOG 90% of the time.
The other watches are much less often.
I would be the complete opposite, haha.
post #36073 of 48312
lol8[1].gif I was just teasing the regulars here.



HRoi, what's your budget? Wolf Designs has a 50%-60% off sale like once a year.


Take it for what it's worth but years ago I bought this $30-$40 generic winder and put a cheap automatic in there and it worked well enough for about 5 years? Sometimes I would just leave the watch in there for 6 months straight without touching and it kept it powered up. It isn't the quietest though so I wouldn't recommend it in the bedroom.
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post #36074 of 48312
Honestly? A couple hundred for like a 6 watch winder. I just can't see how it should cost much more than that, although I'm willing to be enlightened. It's not that I'm not willing to pay a thousand bucks for something that's worth the money, I just feel like I'd be ripped off for such a relatively simple mechanical object
post #36075 of 48312
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

Honestly? A couple hundred for like a 6 watch winder. I just can't see how it should cost much more than that, although I'm willing to be enlightened. It's not that I'm not willing to pay a thousand bucks for something that's worth the money, I just feel like I'd be ripped off for such a relatively simple mechanical object
...especially when you have two free ones attached to your arms!
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