I'm looking for something to buy when I finish up law school. I usually spend my time over in affordables, but this purchase will be outside of my typical price range and so I'm hoping rely a bit on the expertise of you fine people.
My first inkling was the Tudor 12700 "Style." The 41mm steel and silver sunburst dial.
(photo from ablogtowatch)
There is quite a lot that I like the Tudor: the 41mm size (have an above average wrist so I think 39-41 better suits me for a dress watch than the traditional 36-38); the classic and understated styling; the vintage design cues; the history, tradition, and pedigree that comes with the Tudor brand; the light face (my collection is mostly blues and black); the ability to look good in the office or on the weekend in a casual setting or traveling. When thinking about it more though, I'm not quite sure that the 12700 is the right watch. It has a modified 2824 in it, and while I read that Tudor does a great job modifying their eta movements and dialing them in before they get shipped out, I can't escape the feeling that after I account for the cost of the movement and the work that goes into it I'm basically paying $1800 for the Tudor name and some (admittedly great) finishing work on the case. I also rarely see them on WUS, which makes me think that perhaps there's something out there that I should know but don't, due to my lack of familiarity with the $1,000+ segments of the watch market.
So with all that being said, does anyone have thoughts or strong feelings on the 12700? Is there another watch in the $1,000 - $2,600 range that checks the boxes that the Tudor does, but does them better? Any input is appreciated