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Inside the Tudor Factory

Post by dnslater » Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:55 am

Been posted at a few other forums, but I thought worth a repost here. It sounds as if it is basically one factory with a Rolex side and Tudor side and some shared resources, but mostly separate manufacturing. I always wondered exactly how that worked. Also interesting that every watch gets a WR test before packaging:

https://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/article/i ... ch-factory

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Post by kempoman » Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:19 am

Good read! Thanks for posting.
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Post by Nellipj » Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:15 am

Very cool, thanks!


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Re: Inside the Tudor Factory

Post by Panerai7 » Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:32 am

Great read. Toyota/Lexus of watch world

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Post by rockmastermike » Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:46 am

Saved for later tonight after work, thanks

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Post by Joeprez » Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:34 am

Very cool Nick, thanks for posting.
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Re: Inside the Tudor Factory

Post by dnslater » Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:35 am

While the article was mostly superficial, there were a couple of interesting takeaways. It stated that Tudor (and I assume Rolex) do not keep any inventory. Everything is always made to order. Also the bit about the custom weaving of the Tudor straps in France helps explain the price and why none of the Asian sources can replicate the weave.
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Re: Inside the Tudor Factory

Post by Knome » Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:41 am

Awesome. thanks for the link!

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Post by JDC222 » Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:14 am

Thanks for that! I think that the MKII factory would look and operate very similar to this... :puke:
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Re: Inside the Tudor Factory

Post by Joeprez » Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:14 am

BlueSky wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:03 am
Speaking of straps...

https://www.hodinkee.com/articles/visit ... lien-faure
Very nice... and from Tudor:

https://www.tudorwatch.com/magazine/art ... bric-strap
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Re: Inside the Tudor Factory

Post by AtomicTom » Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:50 am

Man oh man, would be something to visit, or tour here too Nick ! :excited:
Would honestly spend all day there, and then have to come back the
next day, and day after that !!! :grin: ..Tudor, and Rolex are amazing to
me, and seem even more impressive after seeing this.


So cool of you to post about ! Thanks a lot !!!

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Re: Inside the Tudor Factory

Post by apnk » Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:57 pm

Good read thanks! I bet they don't throw away has many hands as MKII haha

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Re: Inside the Tudor Factory

Post by jimyritz » Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:59 pm

Awesome- thanks for sharing.

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Re: Inside the Tudor Factory

Post by watchdawg » Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:41 pm

Thanks for posting. Great read.

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