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Old watch. New photo. And yes, even though this is SF, those are camo shorts I have on at home.

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One of my favorite IWC. One day I will own it!

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Originally Posted by cchen View Post


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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Originally Posted by gopherblue View Post

If I recall correctly, didn't Rolex just announce that they're offering 5 year warranties? Not sure about Tudor.

 

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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. 

 

Thanks so much for all the replies.  Very helpful information.  I was leaning towards discount over warranty, but if Tudors also get the 5 year warranty that Rolexes will starting in July then that leaves me with food for thought.  Also to consider is the switch from an ETA movement to their new in-house movement, assuming the Heritage Ranger and Black Bays all make that switch.  However the ETA movement would be easier to service if I'm correct.  

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It's a simple three-hander, and not a fake, so either way it's going to be easy to have it serviced.  About every 5-7 years, if you're a good boy.  So don't worry too much about that.

 

The main change with an in-house movement will be a price increase.  So I'd check if Tudor do a five year warranty.  If not, take the cash saving.

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From what I've read the difference in price will be minimal, say $300.  Perhaps the change to the in-house movement will make the current versions fall a bit in price.

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From what I've read the difference in price will be minimal, say $300.  Perhaps the change to the in-house movement will make the current versions fall a bit in price.
That's true, but I have a feeling (at least in the case of the Pelagos) people will still be seeking out the ETA models because of the cleaner dial with less text. I'm sure the other models will get the same treatment if they make the switch.
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Old watch. New photo. And yes, even though this is SF, those are camo shorts I have on at home.

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This is a great piece from IWC. I find it's big in my wrist but looks perfect on you.
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It's a simple three-hander, and not a fake, so either way it's going to be easy to have it serviced.  About every 5-7 years, if you're a good boy.  So don't worry too much about that.

The main change with an in-house movement will be a price increase.  So I'd check if Tudor do a five year warranty.  If not, take the cash saving.
The tudor in house versions (so far) are a couple hundred bucks more and you get a 50% longer power reserve among other improvements. The main downside with the in house movement is the commensurate increase in dial text.
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I like everything about this watch save the pocketwatchy crown.
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Old watch. New photo. And yes, even though this is SF, those are camo shorts I have on at home.
  Warning: IWC camo shorts! (Click to show)
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Looks good @rnguy001 - and while the comparison might be unfair, I much prefer this to the new Pilot Travel Time released by Patek.

 

Hey, camo shorts! Warmer over there!

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So I simply can't afford a PP or AP so I just paid for the next best thing (IMO):

This will be joining my recently aquired BLNR & my almost decade old slightly 'modded' Omega SMP 2254.50. Can't wait!

Congrats !!!  Very nice choice.  I've always liked the design of the Ingenieur and I am a big fan of blue dials or blue elements (BLNR/Pepsi GMT) on watches.    Congrats again and enjoy!!! :cheers:

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Looks good @rnguy001 - and while the comparison might be unfair, I much prefer this to the new Pilot Travel Time released by Patek.

I really dislike the new Pilot Travel Time by Patek.  The first time I saw a photo was on IG, and I thought it was just some goofy fake based on another brand's old pilot watch but with PP marks on the dial.  I was disappointed to discover it was a real offering from Patek.  

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Thanks guys

Again I'm probably weird but I kind of like that Patek Pilot Travel Time.. I mean I don't love it like I love Frilly's collection, but if I was gifted one, I would be a happy camper for sure..
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Thanks guys

Again I'm probably weird but I kind of like that Patek Pilot Travel Time.. I mean I don't love it like I love Frilly's collection, but if I was gifted one, I would be a happy camper for sure..

 

Yeah but you like a DSSD... :bounce2:


Kidding.  I haven't seen the 5524G in the metal, and friends who've seen it say it's unmistakably well finished, etc.  I think that in the range of other timepieces (and assets!) that I could obtain for the 5524G's list price, it won't rank as high.  But - as you said - if one was gifted to me... :teach:

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IWC Looks great! :)

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