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RouseyD



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vs322 wrote:
Tudor GMT. Breaks down as often as the fattie Laughing But a great value nonetheless.

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Really? I thought they had a good reputation for reliability. Disappointing to hear as I have come quite close to buying the LHD Pelagos a few times, and it was the lack of heft that stopped me rather than concerns over its robustness.

Post #620015 15th Jan 2022 7:55am
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vs322



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Greece 2004 Range Rover HSE 4.4 V8 Java Black

Problems are limited to the GMT model. Look up "BB GMT date issue". All the rest are pretty solid. I owned the blue Pelagos, very happy with it.

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RouseyD



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Thanks - have done some light reading this morning - slightly surprised at myself that is not come across it before on other forums. Shows how difficult designing/manufacturing in house movements can be, even for a brand with Tudor’s resources and relationships. Cheers!

By some coincidence - and on subject of in house manufacture - I got a marketing email from Bremont for their new piece, with first in house movement for them: https://www.bremont.com/collections/the-lo...he_scenese

Looks lovely - esp with white face - but £15-20k+ ????!!! I like the brand and have a world timer, but there is serious competition in the that price bracket … like a very nice L322!!!

Post #620017 15th Jan 2022 8:33am
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Bill



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Not being silly, but if you look at fleabay, there are some USA sellers, specialists, offering great deals . One from memory uses a German office. Of course there is a risk of getting a dud, but there are at least two very large legit sellers on there. Worth a peek. Filters are in fact so good that in certain circumstances, when the ambient air is already polluted, a diesel car will tend to extract more particles from the air than it emits. Emissions Analytics worked with........etc etc

He who dies with the most toys wins...

Post #620033 15th Jan 2022 10:49am
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PKO



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servicing

Hi all. My Rolex needs servicing. The auto wind has stopped. Have anyone used this firm? https://luxurywatchrepairs.com/

Post #620038 15th Jan 2022 12:00pm
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vs322



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Greece 2004 Range Rover HSE 4.4 V8 Java Black

Your best option would be a Rolex Service Center. I believe there's a RSC in London. Try giving them a call.

Post #620046 15th Jan 2022 1:35pm
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PKO



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ok, thanks. I'll have a look.

Post #620047 15th Jan 2022 1:49pm
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AnotherMutley



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If you've not got a Rolex Authorised Dealer locally, you could try a mainstream local jeweller, they're usually owned by Aurum group so should be able to send your watch away to an approved Rolex Service Centre or an approved Workshop, be careful using watch repair centres, some use generic Rolex parts and not genuine Rolex parts.

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alanm_3



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Scotland 2008 Range Rover Vogue SE TDV8 Java Black

The RSC is in St James in London. I’ve used them before but in recent times, there have been a few reports on a watch forum I’m on that they’re not quite as flawless as they used to be.
If you use an AD, they will just ship it to the RSC on your behalf and charge you for the pleasure. Got - 2008 TDV8 Vogue SE in Java black
Had - 2007 S/C in Stornoway Grey

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AnotherMutley



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There’s also a Rolex Service Centre in Kent, I’ve heard similar stories about the London RSC. Unless there’s a genuine reason to service a watch, I don’t tend to bother. Breitling are no better, my Navitimer came back with different coloured lume on the hands compared to the dial.

Post #620119 15th Jan 2022 8:54pm
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alanm_3



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Scotland 2008 Range Rover Vogue SE TDV8 Java Black

Yip, I’m firmly of the “if it ain’t broke….” camp.

It amazes me when someone’s selling a Rolex and people ask if it’s been serviced Whistle Got - 2008 TDV8 Vogue SE in Java black
Had - 2007 S/C in Stornoway Grey

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m@ttsFF



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United Kingdom 2016 Range Rover Vogue SE SDV8 Corris Grey

Surely it’s no different to buying a Range Rover .

Would you buy one that hadn’t been serviced , or had no history of ever being serviced just because it ain’t broke ? Not a chance

Same applies to luxury mechanical watches . Lack of service history reduces value / saleability if serviced alternatives are available 4.4 AdBlu Tractor
4.2 SC - sold

Post #620125 15th Jan 2022 10:31pm
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alanm_3



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Scotland 2008 Range Rover Vogue SE TDV8 Java Black

Each to their own. I happen to think they aren’t in any way similar Thumbs Up Got - 2008 TDV8 Vogue SE in Java black
Had - 2007 S/C in Stornoway Grey

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m@ttsFF



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United Kingdom 2016 Range Rover Vogue SE SDV8 Corris Grey

Until you want to sell one … 4.4 AdBlu Tractor
4.2 SC - sold

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m@ttsFF



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United Kingdom 2016 Range Rover Vogue SE SDV8 Corris Grey

To the OP , All watches over £100 are jewellery. Buy the one you like at the price you’re comfortable with and enjoy it
Seiko make some fantastic watches , as do Breitling
Vintage is where it’s at for me , but there are some nice contemporary ones out there 4.4 AdBlu Tractor
4.2 SC - sold

Post #620130 15th Jan 2022 11:33pm
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