Rolex 6694 vs Tudor 1926

Can’t decide if I should go for a vintage Rolex or a brand new Tudor 1926. I’m certain that the Tudor fits as I will get a 41mm due to my large 9 inch wrist, but I’m afraid that the Rolex will be too small for me and I haven’t had the experience to see it in person.

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Old Rolexes are great, but do you really want to wind this Oysterdate regularly?

Have you considered also the Tudor Glamour, with the big date at 12 o'clock?

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Are these in the same ballpark in terms of price? I like the Tudor (although prefer it on a leather strap) and you'll get the advantage of a longer warranty with that one. Rolex is Rolex of course but that's a tiny watch for your wrist - I know which one I'd get - it'd be the Tudor.

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Johnnyr1970

Are these in the same ballpark in terms of price? I like the Tudor (although prefer it on a leather strap) and you'll get the advantage of a longer warranty with that one. Rolex is Rolex of course but that's a tiny watch for your wrist - I know which one I'd get - it'd be the Tudor.

They’re around the same price range actually! I think the Tudor is the better choice as well

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CheapHangover

Old Rolexes are great, but do you really want to wind this Oysterdate regularly?

Have you considered also the Tudor Glamour, with the big date at 12 o'clock?

Oh I haven’t, I’ll check them out

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elguapothe1

Oh I haven’t, I’ll check them out

Or even the Tudor Royal, this is mine:

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Johnnyr1970

Or even the Tudor Royal, this is mine:

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Yea I really love that watch as well! Has more flair than the 1926, it doesn’t look as good on those advertisement shots but on wrist shots this is much nicer than I expected

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Johnnyr1970

Or even the Tudor Royal, this is mine:

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Yours is a 38mm?

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Buying vintage you may have to get it serviced so that will add to the overall cost

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A modern watch is going to be better in pretty much every way than an old watch. Design, materials, construction methods, and wear & tear.

Only thing the Rolex has going for it is value retention, but by every other metric the Tudor is superior.

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elguapothe1

Yours is a 38mm?

Nope, that's a 41mm, think the smaller versions lose the day complication at top.