Post by japanwatchfan on Aug 10, 2018 19:47:05 GMT -8
Was checking out some Swiss watches mainly divers. I was thinking Sub or Pelagos. Pelagos half the price of a Sub and also related to Rolex. What do you think? Just used white gold blue Sub as a reference since Tudor was blue I know the black sub for comparison since the blue sub is more than two times the Pelagos
Post by philsinclair on Aug 11, 2018 22:43:01 GMT -8
Hi. My sub is from 1978, I bought it used many years ago from the Jewellery shop who originally sold it new. It’s value has steadily increased over the years to about 4 times what I originally paid. This is really a bonus over the pleasures of owning a Rolex. The Tudor Snowflake is probably the only Tudor which can match that. Tudor subs are Rolex cases and bits with an eta movement which is enough to keep me away. The big game changer is now Rolex is making their own different movement specifically for Tudor. How it goes is anyone’s guess but certainly worth considering as a full in house product. Cheers Phil
My 2 cents. If you are giving them to me as a gift or money is not of concern, I would choose the Rolex. I prefer its bracelet, bezel, and bezel insert. The Rolex appears to have way better finishing to me. The Tudor while being cheaper doesn't look to me like its worth its price.
That being said, if its my money I am going for the Grand Seiko Titanium Diver.
I don’t personally own either, but have looked closely at both for when I’m ready to make my first dive watch investment. Leaning toward a vintage submariner due to the classic look of the black dial and Patina’ed tritium lume. The Tudor would probably be the less expensive alternative, though.
Check out the current prices of vintage subs, they have gone through the roof. I am told that mine doubled in price since this thread started. Cheers Phil
I have a 1968 5513 Submariner all original inherited from my grandfather. It does have a service crown, I kept the original when it was overhauled. I wore it daily for about 20 years. Now it's part of a rotation. I nearly fell off my chair when I see what they're now selling for. I've seen worse examples of mine selling for $15,000 !!
The only way I'd part with it, is if I had to eat cat food to survive