1st Tudor BB GMT hits Grey market

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1st Tudor BB GMT hits Grey market

Post by rockmastermike » Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:49 am

first one Ive seen on Recon from Trusted Grey seller

Retail on the Tudor site for the leather is $3575 https://www.tudorwatch.com/watches/new- ... 830rb-0002

Grey seller listed at $4625 https://forums.watchuseek.com/f30/fsot- ... 32303.html

These aren't supposed to be hard to get like Rolex, right??

Guess the premium is for those who want to be first??

Good looking watch either way

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Post by Chocodove » Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:13 am

I’m sure someone on TRF will pay it in order to be “the first”.
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Post by jeckyll » Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:48 am

I have never understand that why someone would pay more just to say "I have it".
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Post by dnslater » Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:50 am

jeckyll wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:48 am
I have never understand that why someone would pay more just to say "I have it".
Yep. They will be hard to get for a few months and demand a premium, but by years end places will be stocked up.

Price is nuts. Especially for the strap model.

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Post by jimyritz » Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:14 pm

Stupid to pay premium....Walk into a Tourneau and order one for $3500 if you need one now.

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Post by dnslater » Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:10 pm

This one started at $4,300 and has bumped down to $3,675. Perhaps people aren’t so stupid after all.
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Post by JBZ » Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:09 am

dnslater wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:10 pm
This one started at $4,300 and has bumped down to $3,675. Perhaps people aren’t so stupid after all.
https://forums.watchuseek.com/f30/fs-bn ... 35557.html
Not surprised no one’s biting in this one. I imagine not many would buy this watch on just the Nato strap at a premium.

I guess the days of Tudor including the Nato as a second strap are gone.
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Post by jimyritz » Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:28 am

Tudor still includes the nato…..you buy it on leather or the bracelet and get the nato.

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Post by JBZ » Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:47 am

jimyritz wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:28 am
Tudor still includes the nato…..you buy it on leather or the bracelet and get the nato.
Are you sure? None of the BB GMTs that I’ve seen on the grey market come with two straps, and the Tudor website no longer markets any of their watches that way. They used to explicitly say the watches came with a second strap. Now they just say you have a choice of straps (bracelet, leather, or Nato).

That wouldn’t count any stock that ADs or greys still have that were originally shipped with two straps, but Tudor appears to be moving away from including the Nato gratis.
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Post by substitute » Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:18 am

From my research, Tudor stopped including the nice nato/cloth straps when they switched to in-house movements. That's why they show all three versions on the Tudor website now, with leather and nato references at the same price, and bracelet is a little more (of course).

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Post by r.palace » Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:24 am

The nato was only for the BBs correct? My Pelagos (on bracelet) also came with a rubber strap.

I thought Tudor stopped including a second strap (rubber or nato) on all their current watches
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Post by JBZ » Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:11 pm

They did it for the BB, the Ranger, and the Heritage Chrono.

On edit: and the rubber strap with the Pelagos. Have they discontinued including that one, too?
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Post by jimyritz » Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:00 pm

JBZ wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:47 am
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Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:28 am
Tudor still includes the nato…..you buy it on leather or the bracelet and get the nato.
Are you sure? None of the BB GMTs that I’ve seen on the grey market come with two straps, and the Tudor website no longer markets any of their watches that way. They used to explicitly say the watches came with a second strap. Now they just say you have a choice of straps (bracelet, leather, or Nato).

That wouldn’t count any stock that ADs or greys still have that were originally shipped with two straps, but Tudor appears to be moving away from including the Nato gratis.
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Post by jimyritz » Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:33 pm

You are correct- I was wrong...

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Post by JBZ » Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:52 pm

jimyritz wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:33 pm
You are correct- I was wrong...
Bummer. I would have rather been wrong in this case. The bonus strap was a nice feature.
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Post by ericf4 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:53 pm

I never used the natos they included. Same with my THC.

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Post by jimyritz » Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:32 am

JBZ wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:52 pm
jimyritz wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:33 pm
You are correct- I was wrong...
Bummer. I would have rather been wrong in this case. The bonus strap was a nice feature.
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Post by ericf4 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:56 am

We are talking about a cheap nylon NATO strap after all. That can be had for next to nothing...am I missing something?

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Post by JBZ » Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:39 am

ericf4 wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:56 am
We are talking about a cheap nylon NATO strap after all. That can be had for next to nothing...am I missing something?

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Well, the Tudor Natos were a little nicer than a $10 version, but I agree that you can get the same look for next to nothing. And I'm sure the Tudor Natos are overpriced for what they are.

However, what I liked about it was that Tudor was acknowledging that watch fans often enjoy changing straps and decided to cater to that part of the hobby. So I'm kind of bummed. But I'll get over it.
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Post by ericf4 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:56 am

i get it i guess, Always nice to get a little freebie.

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Post by toxicavenger » Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:58 am

ericf4 wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:56 am
We are talking about a cheap nylon NATO strap after all. That can be had for next to nothing...am I missing something?

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I thought it was a $180 strap? I would call it cheap that is for sure.

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Post by Panerai7 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:08 am

ericf4 wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:56 am
i get it i guess, Always nice to get a little freebie.
I won't miss that freebie. Honestly it's too short too flimsy, fixed location for the bars. basically a meh.

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Post by Grahamcombat » Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:25 am

ericf4 wrote:I never used the natos they included. Same with my THC.

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Post by ericf4 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:28 am

Grahamcombat wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:25 am
ericf4 wrote:I never used the natos they included. Same with my THC.

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Post by nvrp813 » Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:15 am

JBZ wrote:They did it for the BB, the Ranger, and the Heritage Chrono.

On edit: and the rubber strap with the Pelagos. Have they discontinued including that one, too?
I just bought the LHD Pelagos a few weeks ago and additional rubber strap was included.

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