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@mimo - I've always been more of a Coke man myself. Now, why are you lusting for a minute repeater all of a sudden? I'd be more interested in one of those bird boxes in that upcoming Hong Kong auction mentioned a few pages back.

 

Unofficial example:

 

 

@gopherblue - Just a pint? Given the sack of quid I was steeling myself to piss away to the Crown, I'm thinking a trip to SOHO might be in order. I hear the Harrods sale starts in a week. I am told that's a thing.

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I'm just enabling Frilly.  My lusts are generally more..base. :)

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@BostonHedonist

Fair enough...but HRM's customs is nothing if not civilised. rolleyes.gif

Trust me on this one: the Holly Bush pub in Hampstead. Pints and pies. Or fish and chips. Or bangers and mash. Or pretty much anything on the menu. Just make sure you save room for sticky toffee pudding.

Dunno about the Harrods sales. I'm sure they're a thing, but I couldn't be bothered with the mongrel hoards. Better you head up to Northampton and partake of the Edward Green and Crockett & Jones sales (and if you do, please let me know if you can proxy a pair or two for me). Also, the Drakes factory store in Shoreditch.

Say...did you ever make it to Spring in Paris?
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I'm just enabling Frilly.  My lusts are generally more..base. :)

 

Hahahah!  Must live up to thine "Pernicious Enabler" designation, I see!

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Attended the NY Horological Society's introductory Watchmaking 101 class last night, with three other lucky participants, including @tigerpac. We spent two hours in one-on-one instruction with certified graduate watchmakers from Rolex's RSC, learning about, disassembling and reassembling ETA 6497 movements.

I strongly recommend it to anyone interested in watches. It was a blast, and gives me even more appreciation for the talent behind my watches.

Great to also meet a fellow enthusiast, tigerpac!

 

 

With only 4 students in the class what are the odds??!  That beautiful new IWC prep calendar gave you away!

 

 

Agree on the class being a real eye opener.  Very satisfying to get that movement beating away again upon reassembly!  

 

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@BostonHedonist

Fair enough...but HRM's customs is nothing if not civilised. rolleyes.gif

Trust me on this one: the Holly Bush pub in Hampstead. Pints and pies. Or fish and chips. Or bangers and mash. Or pretty much anything on the menu. Just make sure you save room for sticky toffee pudding.

Dunno about the Harrods sales. I'm sure they're a thing, but I couldn't be bothered with the mongrel hoards. Better you head up to Northampton and partake of the Edward Green and Crockett & Jones sales (and if you do, please let me know if you can proxy a pair or two for me). Also, the Drakes factory store in Shoreditch.

Say...did you ever make it to Spring in Paris?

 

Holly Bush, right! I'll put that on my itinerary for this week.

 

Yes the Northamton trip sounds much preferable. Is that going on currently?

 

Didn't make it to Spring. We tried to hold out until our very late reservation, but ohhhh the call of the brasseries

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With only 4 students in the class what are the odds??!  That beautiful new IWC prep calendar gave you away!


Agree on the class being a real eye opener.  Very satisfying to get that movement beating away again upon reassembly!  
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Seriously. When my movement was totally disassembled, I was thinking "holy sh!t, how am I getting all these tiny pieces back together again?!"



It was crazy that we met up--small world. After putting my ebauche back together I was ready to be turned loose on your Explorer...hey, the instructors were all Rolex guys, what could possibly go wrong?



I'd love to take one of the advanced courses. I'm thinking of attending one of their meetings: "My name is Gopher, and it's been 14 days since I last took apart a watch."
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I've thought about taking watchmaker classes.

 

My fear is that if I learn that much about horology, I'll start a course down a dangerous rabbit hole.

 

And I don't mean @mimo's gold sub rabbit hole.

 

 

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@BLAUGRANA

 

I bought an Omega from Jomaahop. Arrived in full working order. I thought for a week or so there was a positional error that I'd have to have fixed, but apparently it was due more to Omega's reluctance to change the core Speedmaster's half-century-old movement than it was any neglegence by Jomashop. They were willing to take it back and work on it regardless, but I declined.

 

So if you see something there you like, go for it. However, I still recommend always having service carried out by a manufacturer, regardless of any warranties offered by a gray.

 

Recommendation: only buy a gray market watch that's un-complicated enough for little to go wrong in the first few years of ownership.

 

Thanks (to you and everyone for the reply).  Just to follow up though, a couple more questions:

 

1)  Well that was my biggest concern about going the Jomashop route vs the AD route.  I'm looking at Tudors specifically and Jomashop offers a two year warranty, but I'd prefer having it serviced if need be by Tudor.  So my question is do Tudors have warranties and if so for how long?  

 

2)  Did you get the box and papers with the watch?  

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Thanks (to you and everyone for the reply).  Just to follow up though, a couple more questions:

1)  Well that was my biggest concern about going the Jomashop route vs the AD route.  I'm looking at Tudors specifically and Jomashop offers a two year warranty, but I'd prefer having it serviced if need be by Tudor.  So my question is do Tudors have warranties and if so for how long?  

2)  Did you get the box and papers with the watch?  

Check out Watchrecon and search for the Tudor you're looking for. Tudors are generally easy to find new in box with stamped warranty card substantially below retail. I bought my pelagos when it was released in HK brand new with papers for $3000 USD
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@BLAUGRANA

 

1) Most watches come with a warranty. Not sure about Tudor's, but you won't get the MFG warranty if you buy through a gray, generally speaking. You'd get the gray's own warranty. The bigger grays have their own workshops. Tudor is basically a Rolex, but with an ETA movement instead of an in-house movement and a slightly lower grade of finish. But it's the same company. If that's what you're looking at, I wouldn't be too worried about needing to make a warranty claim early on. Of course, YMMV. However, I'm assuming that given Tudors have ETA movements, a wider array of independent watchmakers may be competent at working on them than an actual Rolex. So that may be a benefit.

 

2) Yeah, buying from a reputable gray is basically like buying from an AD, but you trade a massive discount for lesser customer service and a shorter, non-mfg warranty.

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A couple of additions to the above, on the specific seller and model:

 

1.  As a Tudor is ETA-powered, and not very complicated, you're not in a terrible position to service it after the warranty period.  And it's not like it's a fake: Rolex/Tudor will always service and fix it at your cost, as they would if you'd bought it from them.

 

2.  Jomashop give a two year warranty, which I think is the same length of time as Rolex/Tudor.  After which you're on your own, as above.  From what I've heard, Jomashop have a perfectly responsive and reliable policy on repairing and replacing stuff.  In a high volume online business, their reputation would cost them a lot more than screwing someone over on a broken Tudor.

 

So, I think you have a simple equation to make: is the watch likely to break?  How much money are you saving?  And when you compare those two, is it worth paying the extra so that you could hand a problematic watch back to the AD instead of posting it to Jomashop?  I'd say if it's a decent saving, on a piece that is neither unreliable nor a huge investment risk, then take the saving.

 

Buying from an individual is different, though: unless it's a side-door deal from an AD (unlikely on anything from the House of Rolex these days), the warranty if it still exists will be in someone else's name, and non-transferable i.e. you won't have one.  That's a different equation when assessing the saving: how reliable is it likely to be, versus the cost of repairs that will definitely fall to you if it fails.

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If I recall correctly, didn't Rolex just announce that they're offering 5 year warranties? Not sure about Tudor.
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There's always room for sticky toffee pudding.
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2.  Jomashop give a two year warranty, which I think is the same length of time as Rolex/Tudor.  

The OP may want to check and see what the official warranty is on Tudor.  Not positive if Tudor has the same warranty as Rolex.  However, some one here posted that Rolex extended the warranty on watches bought after some date in 2013 to 3 years and any watches purchased after July 1 will have a 5 year warranty.  I haven't looked into that, but if the OP is considering a purchase, it might be worth looking into and seeing if Tudor will be doing the same thing with their warranty. 

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