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    Is Tourneau Watch Protection Plan worth it? (Cartier)

    Hey folks, could use some advice.
    My mother just bought a certified pre-owned Cartier tank quartz (ss bracelet) for my wife from Tourneau and we all love it. It comes with 2 year warranty and lifetime battery replacement, but of course they tried to sell her on the extended warranty.
    I typically avoid extended warranties, but on an item like this that should last a lifetime and more, would it be worth it? It's only 3 years, but includes refinishing and service with no deductible. The price is $300ish, and I would imagine a service from Cartier would cost just as much if not more.
    The sales rep reasoned that the watch would be covered for 3 years, and suggested that it would pay for itself if we bring it in for a complete overhaul before the policy ends. And if for whatever reason the watch cannot be repaired, it will be replaced (unclear on the details here).

    Any thoughts or experiences with this plan? It sounds tempting and justifiable. Can we trust Tourneau to deliver on their promises, and excellent quality? Or should we self-insure and only bring it to Cartier whenever a service would be needed?


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    You never know until the warranty period is up if it is worth it. In this instance I would pass. You have a 2 year warranty and lifetime battery replacement. Sounds like all you should need on a quartz watch. $300 for an extra year..... sounds like a gamble.
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    I would not get it.....Worthless IMHO
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    Bought a bunch of watches from my local Tourneau, new and certified pre-owned. Have never taken the protection plan offer mainly because odds are I (generally) won't/don't keep pieces a long enough to warrant the cost. But even for an established keeper, I'd risk it w/o. In your situation, it may make more sense . . .
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    Re: Is Tourneau Watch Protection Plan worth it? (Cartier)

    Extended warranties are usually priced in the issuers favor. A used quartz watch is unlikely to fail if the battery and seals are replaced as needed. So my recommendation is don't buy the added 3 years.
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    For a quartz watch, the extra money would be a stretch.

    I would consider the warranty extension if I was getting a mechanical watch that is pretty rare, hard to find a service center or parts. Those can be a real hassle to work if anything happens. For a quartz, you should be safe enough without.

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    Re: Is Tourneau Watch Protection Plan worth it? (Cartier)

    Not worth it - really not enough going on in a quartz to warrant the price. Enjoy the watch!

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    Re: Is Tourneau Watch Protection Plan worth it? (Cartier)

    Yes, if it's used, most don't.

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    Sounds like a thorough ripoff to me. Quartz watches have very few moving parts (and the ones they do have are low-tension and un-lubricated). Aside from the occasional battery change (and gasket if you get it wet a lot.), they simply don't require maintenance. If you do ever get the dial refinished, it most likely wouldn't be for decades.

    I've got several quartz watches from the mid 70s to mid 80s. Never had any work done on any of them, all run perfectly.
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    Re: Is Tourneau Watch Protection Plan worth it? (Cartier)

    no, dont bother.

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