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    Question Need Help On A Purchase!

    Not sure if this is the best forum, but I have the chance to purchase a 1960's Tudor Ref 9071/4 Prince 'Oyster Date' Classic Stainless Steel with Original Dial and White Gold Fluted Bezel for $850.00. The watch is in excellent condition and I've not seen Tudors go for this little in this condition. If you were in my position would you purchase it?

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    Re: Need Help On A Purchase!

    You ask would I buy it? ?? You let other people make your buying decisions??!?

    It's a nice looking watch. I have a NOS Cyma with the same look (cyclops, fluted bezel). It has an ETA 2824 with a display back. But I paid far less than that. I am very cheap! $850 is more than I have paid for literally 99% of my watches.
    "Forever is composed of nows." - Emily Dickinson

    "The watch has to be surrounded by a history.
    You need more than just a great design. You need to create an atmosphere around the product.
    Who is the company behind it? Why are they using this material?
    People need to be able to identify the watch with themselves. It's based on emotion." - Ralph Furter

    ...that's just my opinion and I've been wrong before and will be again and might be now!

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    Re: Need Help On A Purchase!

    Quote Originally Posted by emmanuelgoldstein View Post
    Not sure if this is the best forum, but I have the chance to purchase a 1960's Tudor Ref 9071/4 Prince 'Oyster Date' Classic Stainless Steel with Original Dial and White Gold Fluted Bezel for $850.00. The watch is in excellent condition and I've not seen Tudors go for this little in this condition. If you were in my position would you purchase it?

    I've got no interest in that type of watch, personally...however, I can see how some might - would you be thinking of buying it because it's a Tudor, or because you like it?

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    Re: Need Help On A Purchase!

    I've never really understood the appeal of Tudor's; yes they're associated with Rolex, and I'm sure the finish of the ebauche is good. But are they better then the thousands of other quality watches based on the same ebauche? I doubt it. You're paying a premium for the brand name that probably isn't justified by end result.

    But that's just me....I'm cheap, like Eeeb; I've never paid more then $50 for any of my vintage watches.
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    Re: Need Help On A Purchase!

    Quote Originally Posted by Eeeb View Post
    You ask would I buy it? ?? You let other people make your buying decisions??!?

    It's a nice looking watch. I have a NOS Cyma with the same look (cyclops, fluted bezel). It has an ETA 2824 with a display back. But I paid far less than that. I am very cheap! $850 is more than I have paid for literally 99% of my watches.
    We're not allowed to ask for evaluations on the forums. This is why I asked would someone buy this watch in my position. I like the look of the watch and it seems to be in excellent condition.
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    Re: Need Help On A Purchase!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ozy View Post
    I've got no interest in that type of watch, personally...however, I can see how some might - would you be thinking of buying it because it's a Tudor, or because you like it?
    I would be buying it because I would like another dress watch, but I would also like something vintage. My collection of watches are fairly new, I think my oldest piece is a Rolex from the late 80's. The rest of my watches are from 2000 and up.
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    Re: Need Help On A Purchase!

    Quote Originally Posted by emmanuelgoldstein View Post
    Not sure if this is the best forum, but I have the chance to purchase a 1960's Tudor Ref 9071/4 Prince 'Oyster Date' Classic Stainless Steel with Original Dial and White Gold Fluted Bezel for $850.00. The watch is in excellent condition and I've not seen Tudors go for this little in this condition. If you were in my position would you purchase it?


    Hi emmanuelgoldstein, as you ask , let me give you my sincere opinion.

    Even the pic seems shows a very appealing watch , I wouldn´t recommend to buy it. Recently, I had the opportunity to buy a similar one but without the fluted bezel for half of that price (maybe the prices in the third world are cheaper !! ). I reject that opportunity because in my humble opinion (with some rare but important exceptions) vintage Tudor´s do not offer more value (I do not mean $$$) than others brands in the same range of price.

    In the end , is your money and your decission. Good luck


    Kingmatic from Mexico City



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    Re: Need Help On A Purchase!

    I feel for myself that I have to step into this threat!
    It sounds to me that we are talking Tudors as LADA's!
    Tudors are very fine made and of very high quality, just a very nice high end watch!
    I have to add one thing though:
    A Rolex Presicion 60's is in the trade around 550/750 Euro's.
    no consumer price! OOOPPPPSSS do you want to know this HAHAHAHAHA
    A tudor has a rule:
    about half or a third of a Rolex, depending on model availibility
    So this price would be quite reasenable, as it is a consumers price...
    The movement would probably the autoprince 390:


    With this watch you would have a very well built and very nice watch of a high standard.....
    for indeed a bit of money, but that is your choice.
    I think it is not tooooo expensive.
    And don't let you deside your buy by "HHHMMM, Tudor, O well another one with the poor man's Rolex"
    This is a comment who would maybe like to have one.
    But tudors are more difficult to find in a good shape then a same period Rolex.
    Buy it, wear it and be proud of it!
    it is a more rare watch than other counterparts...
    So maybe you make a statement with that one!

    regards,
    RJ van Melle.

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    Re: Need Help On A Purchase!

    Quote Originally Posted by rmelle View Post
    I feel for myself that I have to step into this threat!
    It sounds to me that we are talking Tudors as LADA's!
    Tudors are very fine made and of very high quality, just a very nice high end watch!
    I have to add one thing though:
    A Rolex Presicion 60's is in the trade around 550/750 Euro's.
    no consumer price! OOOPPPPSSS do you want to know this HAHAHAHAHA
    A tudor has a rule:
    about half or a third of a Rolex, depending on model availibility
    So this price would be quite reasenable, as it is a consumers price...
    The movement would probably the autoprince 390:


    With this watch you would have a very well built and very nice watch of a high standard.....
    for indeed a bit of money, but that is your choice.
    I think it is not tooooo expensive.
    And don't let you deside your buy by "HHHMMM, Tudor, O well another one with the poor man's Rolex"
    This is a comment who would maybe like to have one.
    But tudors are more difficult to find in a good shape then a same period Rolex.
    Buy it, wear it and be proud of it!
    it is a more rare watch than other counterparts...
    So maybe you make a statement with that one!

    regards,
    RJ van Melle.
    I went ahead and purchased it. My girlfriend saw me looking over the watch and told me to go for it. So I listened to my better half and bought the watch. Thanks for your help.
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    Re: Need Help On A Purchase!

    Good for you. Its a very nice watch.
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    Please don't PM me to ask for a valuation - I won't attempt one.

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