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Why you should always buy TD (Tudor Black Bay comparison)

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    #46
    I thought TUDOR's were marked with the Rolex somewhere like my GEN Chrono TUDOR, On the back it is stamped with Rolex Geneva as they are made by Rolex.
    At least my GEN Tudor has it stamped oyster case by rolex geneva. Most people I know have no idea that Tudor is made by rolex, or at least use to be and that they are high quality watches. I have had mine for 25 years and serviced it once a couple of years ago just to get the gasket's changed. It never stopped working and I use it diving and everything and it is a tank!! Love it. Not going to get the recognition Rolex does because most people do not know what a Tudor is. But I love mine.

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      #47
      Unfortunately, even when dealing with a TD you can end up with a lemon. I purchased a Black Bay Heritage over a year ago through PureTime and it is now in my junk drawer. Right from the get go, the crown was difficult to screw down and after about 6 months, the threads were so thrashed that it didn't screw down at all. The pearl on the bezel dropped out and was lost in month two. Lastly the crown separated from the stem and I tried in vain many times to fix it back in place. I'm not blaming puretime. The watch looked great in the QC pictures, kept very good time and screwing the crown in and out the first few times probably didn't raise much of a red flag. S**t happens...it's part of the rep game.

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        #48
        It's so beautiful, i want to buy but i don't have enough money at present

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          #49
          The Z4 Black Bay is very nice. Also, I love your avatar ... This emoji seems fitting for Mr. Costanza lol.

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            #50
            Originally posted by rwiwatchman, post: 3462873, member: 139209
            Yannist, you can go to the list of TD's (Trusted Dealers) on the main page about halfway down on the left hand side. You won't be disappointed and there is a reason why, they have earned the trust. If they started ripping peeps off they would be gone.
            TD's are the only real way to go...but...be prepared for an element of risk...currently in a sticky spot with a damaged rep from a TD, and have not been offered an acceptable solution...review terms and conditions...and watch thy self before thy wreck thy self.

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              #51
              As others stated not bad for $100, id wear it for beater at work and not feel bad.

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                #52
                Yeah $100 it’s pretty damn good! I wouldn’t expect an A2824-2 for that price considering that’s what the movement costs. It’s such a simple watch it’s hard to really get it that terribly wrong.

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                  #53
                  I am sure the average Joe won't see any difference and think the $100 rep is legit. We're quite obsessed and trained and we see the imperfections, but think again.. just $100.. there's a lot of stuff you can forgive for that budget
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                    #54
                    Originally posted by SuperLory View Post
                    Looking at the photos without reading one would think the cheapie is the one with the garbled rose logo..

                    Op is making it more dramatic than what it really is imho. It's a very decent watch for the price paid

                    I have to agree. Not too many people are walking around with a loop in their pockets checking watches. Real world size and it looks fine. I know this is where those who look at finite details are not buying a $100 REP. I had a GEN 116610 and sold it to buy a REP of the same watch. My wife had no idea I sold the GEN until I told her. $6k in the bank and a good Sub on my wrist. I can't buy GENS with how good the REPS are. I probably would not pay $500 for a V7. I just can't see the difference between the watches two feet away. I am sure those who look at SELS and minutea would not buy anything but the latest.

                    The place I sold it would not take any Brietlings becasue they cannot tell the REPS from the Real thing. Having a Steelfish, I can see how good they are .
                    REPS:
                    Breitling Super Ocean Steelfish ~ ~ Rolex Submariner 116610LN Black Ceramic ARF 904L A2824 w/ prof crystal


                    GENS
                    Rolex 116610LN (sold) ~ Seiko 5 ~ Citizen BL5370-51L ~ Versace Manhattan s/Red ~ Disney Micky Mouse ~ Skagen SWK606 ~ Casio S Shock ~ Timex Explorer ~ Bulova 96B186 ~

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                      #55
                      Honestly not too bad for $100. At the end of the day, you get what you pay for. Don't expect premium quality when you are making purchases on a budget

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                        #56
                        not bad for $100......probably cant tell, unless im seating across you at lunch

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                          #57
                          Stunning. it worth the $100 you pay.

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                            #58
                            Once i buy one from a street dealer in thailand

                            it was a mess!
                            worked 1 week payed 200 usd

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                              #59
                              I've bought from TD here once and twice from Wm9. Wm9 on my opinion we're TD 10years ago and I did a lot of research asking questions till I bought. Both wm9 watches still going strong Fter 10 years. Anoth TD watch fine after 5 years. I would always buy from a TD Worth paying that little bit extra for quality and piece of mind

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                                #60
                                Wow, that's very interesting. Me being pretty new to this I would've neve rknown!

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