Are Tudor watches a good buy. I am interested a black bay. I want to know if they hold their value on the resale market.
They're no Fossil, but I supposed it be quite the serviceable timepiece.
Unless you're planning on flipping it, I wouldn't be so concerned about the holding it's value thing. There are few watches that do. However, since you're going for the GMT, it actually might. Currently, especially with the lack of inventory, third parties are asking well over MSRP and it is a hot item like it's Rolex brother. Who knows if that will maintain or become collectible or not. As others mentioned the regular Black Bay is an often-flipped watch but holds it's value decently. I think it's the fact that it's a classic style and the association with the Rolex brand that will keep it desirable for a long time.
I got extremely lucky and found one in stock at a local AD to me a few months ago. Basically my grail watch, forever watch, etc and got it to coincide with the birth of my first child (daughter). I like attaching watches to meaningful events. So for me I could care less if it depreciates because I intend to keep it forever.
It's my first luxury watch, and probably my last. I LOVE it and I'm sure you will, too. I don't have anything else in the same league to compare it to, but like Sizzla said, quality and finishing seems to be top notch. And the movement functions feel much nicer and smoother than my other ETA and Sellita mechanicals.
Hope you get yours soon!!
I love it on the bracelet. Since I lucked out and found an in-stock one my AD only had the one on the leather strap. Which I've come to like quite a bit, actually. Ordering the bracelet separate is like $800 so I took a hard pass on that for now. But hoping to either find a gently used one or get it at a later date. Just seems like the classic combo and fitting of a "sport watch".
So what are you impressions? Was it worth the wait?