A Tudor has been called the “Poor man his Rolex”, this isn’t true tho. Tudor distinguished itself from Rolex and other watch brands. These days Tudor makes good looking and functioning watches.
But is a Tudor worth it? What are the things you need to consider before purchasing one?
Read on to find out.
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Tudor Watches Can Be Expensive
Tho Tudor watches are called the “Poor man Rolex” they are still quite costly. One of Tudor their most popular models, the Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight can cost you from $3400,- up to $17.000,-. That’s a stainless steel one with a “soft touch” strap or the 18K gold Black Bay with the green dial.
There are a lot of other Black Bay models from Tudor, smaller ones like a Black Bay 36 will set you back $2700,- and the Black Bay 32 sells for $100 less.
You can look for a Tudor on the secondary market but the prices there aren’t that lower than from an authorised dealer. This brings me to the second thing you need to know.
Good Value For The Money
Tudor Watches are like gold, they don’t go up in value like crazy but they also don’t go down in value. The prices of modern Tudor watches are very steady.
The Price of The Black Bay Fifty Eight in stainless steel with the blue dial is $3800,- the cheapest Black Bay in that configuration on Chrono24 is just $3450,- it being a 2-year-old watch, the value didn’t really drop that much.
When buying a Tudor I can assure you are getting really good value for your money.
History Of Tudor
Tudor started in February of 1926, the house of “Veuve de Philippe Hüther”, a watchmaker registered the trademark “The Tudor” for Hans Wilsdorf. Hans established the brand in Geneva and acquired the exclusive rights from Veuve de Philippe Hüther.
Hans Wilsdorf had found Rolex in 1908 but had the vision to price his creations at a lower price point. And Tudor became an affordable alternative to Rolex branded watches.
After the Second World War, Hans Wilsdorf created the “Montres TUDOR S.A.” a company specialising in watches for both men and women. Rolex would supply Tudor with technical instruments and provide the distribution and after-sales service.
In 1969 the Tudor brand changed its logo with the rose to the logo we know today. The shield stands for solidity and unfailing reliability. With Tudor watches becoming more technical and robust this was a step forward. In that year Tudor also produced a brand new Submariner.
These Submariner watches from Tudor also share a history with the French Navy who used Tudor watches for diving exercises and in the field.
Right now Tudor makes genius watches for an even more brilliant price.
Fake Tudor Watches
Like with any luxury item, Tudor watches do get counterfeited. These days fake watches are not distinguishable from the real deal. Someone could be telling you they just spend five grand on a brand new Tudor but in reality, they are wearing a 500 buck fake watch.
So be careful when going on the secondary market when looking for a watch. If something is too good to be true, then it is. Don’t think you’re getting a good deal when the price is too low. You will probably get scammed.
And don’t buy a fake watch on purpose as well, you are better off saving that couple hundred bucks and getting a real watch in the future.
Is A Tudor Watch A Good Investment?
If you are really looking to make money out of a watch? Tudor is not the best investment you could make. The watches do hold their value but they don’t acquire much more value than the original MSRP. (Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price)
Do you want to sell the watch later and enjoy it in the meantime? Then a Tudor is a good choice. I won’t call it an investment in this situation but if you see it that way then yes get a Tudor.
Tho I cannot look into the future and predict the prices of Tudor watches, I would not suggest investing in them.
So, Is A Tudor Watch Worth It?
Yes, it is. Definitely, if you’re just looking for a cracker of a watch. Tudor has some amazing pieces for you.
Tudor has an amazing history and heritage, if you love the brand for that a Tudor is worth it.
Are you looking for an investment piece? I suggest you look at other brands like Rolex, Omega, or Patek Philippe.