Good day all,
I am about to go ahead and make a purchase of the brand new Tudor Black Bay Fifty Eight on leather, with fabric strap included as an extra free of charge. I was able to find the last one at my local authorised distributor (a very reputable authorised jeweller/distributor) in my country in Australasia. They only have one left in stock - which I believe is true and not a sales tactic - they have been very upfront and honest with me.
This will be my first luxury watch purchase. I have medium (average?) sized wrists (circumference 7.25") and I felt size was important, so wanting the 39mm diameter versus the 41mm.
They are asking the equivalent of $3058.98 USD in my currency, the fabric strap with the gold centre strip included free of charge (which they state is made in France and is approx. $180 USD.
My questions are:
- Are these watches really this difficult to find? The AD told me that there are usually long waiting lists around the world for this model;
- Is this a fair price for this watch, brand new?
- Will this be a good first watch? I have read excellent reviews on research but will love to hear current opinions and thoughts on this model
Overall, I love the look of this watch, especially on the gold/black fabric strap, (never been a one for steel links), and by all evidence it seems to be an excellent model, especially with its in house movement (being made by essentially 'Rolex' if I understand correctly?)
Many thanks for your thoughts in advance