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I think the various true vintage Heuers such as this have always been well received. As well they should!

Regarding TAG and Carrera, I think the recent reinterpretations have been spot on!

The vintage Heuers are great watches and as you said have real racing pedigree and are beautiful watches.

 

After TAG took over they made a lot of insignificant watches with basic quartz movements and gold plated bracelets etc.  

 

The modern Carreras demonstrate that the brand is moving in the right direction.  

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I'm a big fan of those vintage Heuers - have my eyes open for a well priced 60s chrono at auction. Really sporty and classic. Beautiful on a perforated strap.
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Any thoughts on the Speedmaster Reduced, 3510.50? I wanted the Speedmaster Pro but I have damn small wrists and not enough cash. Looks like I could get a near mint one around $1200.
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My amateur take is:

 

1. Not at all, necessarily.  ETA movements are proven, and with Rolex testing and quality control, existing Tudors have no reliability issues.  The main drive for in house movements is the increased restriction by Swatch Group on supply of their movements to other makers.  Tag Heuer you mentioned are another non-Swatch maker that's had to start making in house, for the same reason.  Of course, there's a prestige attached to in-house, but also a price.

 

2. It could be more interesting, maybe they will truly innovate something, and maybe they'll start doing some fine decoration.  But I doubt it: more likely is they will use a copyright-expired design similar to ETA's, or even a Rolex calibre, as the base, and make their own limited changes.  I don't see any practical difference as likely.

 

3.  No, the opposite.  The ubiquity of ETA movements means many can service them, though replacement parts will be different depending on the modifications made by any particular maker.  If Tudor's new movements really are new, they will only be familiar to Tudor's service department, at least to begin with.

 

4.  I'm guessing not, too.  They might use the basic design of a Rolex calibre, as they already own it and have the tools.  But I would suspect that they will use an older version with fewer of Rolex's defining innovations, in order to maintain the distinction between the two brands.  If they do use a discontinued Rolex calibre in some way, then that might affect the point above: a lot of places can service old Rolexes that were around for a long time.

 

5.  Why wait? If you like one, get it.  The Black Bay can be had for well under $3k, it's a great-looking watch, and a reliable movement.  And if you're thinking of long term value, then the movement that was only made for a couple of years before going in-house might end up being the collectible one in twenty years: look at ETA or Zenith Daytonas, or ETA Panerais.  But buying watches as an investment is for experts, fools, or both. Buy it because you like it.

 

(Also, what Wraith said!)

 

 

Thanks for the reply!  Very helpful and insightful.  I've got the money right now but it's not a small purchase for me either so I'm in no hurry.  If I get my Q1 bonus I'll probably pull the trigger Heritage Ranger.  

 

I'd call them investments in the sense that I plan on having them forever as I think both the Heritage Ranger and the Black Bays are great looking watches.  That said I've read opinions and articles that the Black Bay could appreciate in value.  That said I'm not by any means banking on it and am getting simply because I like it, but that would be an added bonus.

 

I hope Tudor continues down the Heritage line, just not too fast so I can keep pace.

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Wearing a classic today, perfect for a sunny start to the weekend.. Shirtsleeves for chilling at the club and sportcoat later for dinner.. HAGWE folks! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif


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Originally Posted by NigelStein View Post

Any thoughts on the Speedmaster Reduced, 3510.50? I wanted the Speedmaster Pro but I have damn small wrists and not enough cash. Looks like I could get a near mint one around $1200.

I looked at one when I bought my Speedy Pro. Quite liked it. Neat size. Looks nice. But you miss out on the Speedy 'Pro' part, the movement, etc. There's a bit online about this, but I understand that the redcued size is an ETA movement with a chrono grafted on top, hence the pushers are at a different level, rather than the integrated Speedy Pro movement. Or something like that. On balance I preferred the Pro and the size worked for me. If you're not fussed about the history and the movement and just like the look and size then the reduced size looks good value to me.
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50 shades of green. I don't think I'll ever tire of this watch...and to think I was hesitant about green initially. I'm debating stopping at the Reis Nichols watch event today. Thanks to this thread, I find myself gazing more into the AP case. My wallet will stay home as an extra precaution.

 

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50 shades of green. I don't think I'll ever tire of this watch...and to think I was hesitant about green initially. I'm debating stopping at the Reis Nichols watch event today. Thanks to this thread, I find myself gazing more into the AP case. My wallet will stay home as an extra precaution.



I was just there Thursday, had a fabulous time. I spent most of my time at the AP, Patek, and Rolex cases.
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50 shades of green. I don't think I'll ever tire of this watch...and to think I was hesitant about green initially. I'm debating stopping at the Reis Nichols watch event today. Thanks to this thread, I find myself gazing more into the AP case. My wallet will stay home as an extra precaution.



I was just there Thursday, had a fabulous time. I spent most of my time at the AP, Patek, and Rolex cases.

Say hi to Vlad Dzeletovic for me. Champion of a guy.
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Say hi to Vlad Dzeletovic for me. Champion of a guy.

Too late to say Hi ffor you, but I did talk to him a bit Thursday. Always make it a point to speak with him when there and it's always a great time. Watches and shoes, and your right he is a Champion for sure. He's done an absolutely marvelous job here, and to get AP in this location speaks volumes in my book.
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Boston is finally coming into bloom.

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It's a lovely season, BostonHedonist! Especially here north where I reside. All those dark months, so easily forgotten on a beautiful April morning.

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Truly enjoyed about an hour's worth of serious clockmaking at the Vacheron Constantin boutique in NYC earlier today. The lovely twist was that it was for children! My kids built a clock from each gear on up, with able assistance from the VC watchmakers.

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The watchmaker that assisted us was wearing an Overseas Chrono.

The clock itself wasn't very straightforward to assemble, offering chances to explain what was going on. It had a chiming mechanism that went off every fifteen minutes / on the quarter-hour - I always knew my kids would be the one to gift me with a petite sonnerie! Hahah!

We ended the visit with some clock/watch cookies. The VC staff were all very enthusiastic and we all felt very good about visiting. Really fun stuff! And yes we got to keep the clocks (they are in my living room right now reminding me of their presence every fifteen minutes hahah).
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Wow. That is a blue steak. How was it?

It was pretty good actually, though not tremendously better than the usual grass-fed steaks I have at home. I liked the thickness of the cut though, and the depth of flavour too. All in, a good piece of meat though a little overhyped. I had lots of other meals/dishes in Italy that were more impressive or satisfying.
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