In my holiday to Italy I bougth a Tudor submariner 37mm from 1990 from a watchdealer (see earlier posts).
It kept good time, but now and then suddenly stopped, so I decided to get it serviced.
I'm living in Holland, so going to the Rolex dealer, because almost al parts are still rolex (only the movement is ETA (2824-2).
Two years ago I had my Omega "bond" serviced, because it completely stopped running, costs at that time 250 euro (including replacing parts, new crowns, etc.)
The guy at the shop showed me some prices of what a service will cost nowaday and it got me scared.
A normal Rolex submariner, 570 euro without any extras like replacing parts, thus only oiling and changing rubbers for waterresistant.
Omega "bond" 340 euro for the same treatment.
After the first shock I left the Tudor over there, because the initially price was low enough, to even come in cheap will the services cost be around 600 euro's
I said the 570 euro is very steep, it's not a rolex, haha, only a ETA movement inside. As expected, he didn't responded to my remark, but only showed me a new Tudor.
It was the Titanium 500mm version, very beautiful, but very expensive at 3100 euro's.
We talked about other watches and I briefly mentioned my Oris TT1-Meistertaucher. He found that a nice watch, especially the old version from 5-7 years ago..
Next time I will were that one, yesterday I wore my Omega for showing off, haha...
Come to think of it, both my Omega and Oris combined have the same price as the New Tudor, in 7-10 years time, prices of watches have grown faster than there are tall buildings in the world...