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Old 03-16-2017, 03:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hopefully this hasn't been beaten to death but, I've just replenished the watch fund, a bit, and am seriously considering a Tudor Pelagos or Black Bay Black. I'm wondering if I should go for an "older" model with an ETA movement or one with an in house movement. Which would you get?
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It has been beaten to death. If you're going with a Tudor, I'd go in house, no question.
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I agree. If you are going Tudor go in house.
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I was actually leaning toward an older Pelagos mainly because of the fewer lines of text on the dial. Also, perhaps more "freedom" in choosing where to have the watch serviced. Thanks for the replies.
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I went with the BB black mostly because they were available used at the time and in house was just coming out. Normally I would say in house but the short production run of the black, I guess it has the chance of becoming collectable. I love the BB but do have a gripe with it. The clasp has only 3 fine adjustments, I just can't get a great fit in the winter, summer it's fine. I do like the older writing with the Tudor Rose vs Shield better on the ETA version.

Anyway, after about 8 months with the BB I'm thinking about selling and picking up a 14060/14060M. That's the nice thing about buying used, just sell and pick something else up at no real loss. (I can't afford to collect/own a bunch of these watches at the same time)

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NCK, that's a beauty. The black variant is my favorite of the BBs (love the red triangle marker on the bezel). I'd probably get it on strap esp. given your comments.
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It has been beaten to death. If you're going with a Tudor, I'd go in house, no question.
I agree. If you're gonna spend money a new movement. You can't go wrong with Rolex/Tudor.
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In house is the best way to go with Tudor, enjoy it when you get it
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Has anyone had one of the new In-House tudor's serviced yet?

Are their costs as ludicrous as Rolex service.

Here in Oz, they are quoting at $1100 -$1500 and have cut off supply to all the major independent service people.
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Has anyone had one of the new In-House tudor's serviced yet?

Are their costs as ludicrous as Rolex service.

Here in Oz, they are quoting at $1100 -$1500 and have cut off supply to all the major independent service people.
Yikes.
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Amen on the IN House movement!!!
Almost a no brainer

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I'd go ETA, cheaper and solid.
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ETA for me also because of servicing concerns.
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ETA for me.

Cheaper
Proven long term reliability
Plentiful and cheaper maintenance and repair options

There are rewards to being an early adopter with any product, but there are also considerable risks. Engineering of any sort is not an perfect science. I prefer proven to cutting edge.
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Hopefully this hasn't been beaten to death but, I've just replenished the watch fund, a bit, and am seriously considering a Tudor Pelagos or Black Bay Black. I'm wondering if I should go for an "older" model with an ETA movement or one with an in house movement. Which would you get?
In house. Design wise Tudor are nothing spectacular. Their looks are run of the mill, so if I'm looking at one it'd be for its for its Rolex pedigree top to bottom.
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In house. Design wise Tudor are nothing spectacular. Their looks are run of the mill, so if I'm looking at one it'd be for its for its Rolex pedigree top to bottom.
Amen to that!.

At the risk of starting another done-to-death thread, if you are so keen for an all-Rolex made watch, why not just save a little extra and get an actual Rolex?
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Amen to that!.

At the risk of starting another done-to-death thread, if you are so keen for an all-Rolex made watch, why not just save a little extra and get an actual Rolex?
Not sure if you're addressing me or not as a watch without an in house movement isn't a deal breaker for me. Plus, many Tudor models offer things that Rolex does not (titanium and bronze, for example).
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Not sure if you're addressing me or not as a watch without an in house movement isn't a deal breaker for me. Plus, many Tudor models offer things that Rolex does not (titanium and bronze, for example).
More up to date looks. Instead of the same old, same old frumpy fluted bezels and cyclops dates.
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Amen to that!.

At the risk of starting another done-to-death thread, if you are so keen for an all-Rolex made watch, why not just save a little extra and get an actual Rolex?
Also to be fair, "little extra" is more like a 2.5x price bump from a $3,000 Tudor to a $7,500 no date sub. Difference narrows used but, used not for everyone.
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If I actually was purchasing the watch to be a watch, and not some prestige jewelry piece, I would go with ETA or Sellita movement in Chronometer grade.

All in-house does is make it more exclusive, and more expensive to purchase, and maintain.

The new Tudor movement is unproven, and the vast majority of competent, reasonable priced watchmakers wouldn't have a clue how to repair or service it.

If I'm not mistaken I understand the used (ETA movement) Black Bays are selling at more of a premium then ever, probably just for that reason!
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