You’ve finally taken the plunge and decided to invest in your first luxury watch, congratulation!
There’s a lot of factors you’ll need to consider before settling on your first purchase, such as price, style, brand, model, or even resale value, will influence which watch you add on to your watch collection.
As experts in Rolex and Tudor, we are always being asked to make recommendations for first time purchases.
As a result, the question: “Should I invest in a Rolex or a Tudor?” comes up a lot. While this is a valid question, the answer is not so easy or clear cut. There are many things to think about before choosing to align yourself with one brand or the other.
We do however, have a lot of data about which products are popular, and have found the Tudor 76214 Prince Day Date to be a regular favourite amongst novice watch collectors.
Here’s a brief guide to the model, it’s specs and some reasons why you might want to consider buying it as an early collection piece.
Part of the Tudor brand’s Prince collection, and the second most popular in the resale market, the 76214’s average price is valued at somewhere between £2,600 to £3,600 depending on the marketplace and availability.
While most people generally see it as a lower cost version of its fancier, bigger cousin, the Rolex Day Date, the time piece does pack its own individual punch. This is a stylish watch for those looking for an everyday, professional piece with the robust trimmings typical of the Tudor.
A lot of these pieces usually come at a 36mm size - which in our humble opinion, is a great size for something sleeker and more elegant.
Compare to Oyster Perpetual 36mm, the Tudor 76214 is a bit thinner, who can resist a watch that’s well placed under a cufflink while still being waterproof and tough?
The watch comes in a wide range of designs and colour ways for those who would like to find something unique. Our current favourite is the 2017 rare blue dial time piece. Encased in a 36mm case (see what we meant by 36mm being elegant?) with an 18k white gold bezel, this masterpiece is a perfect accessory for those fancy but professional occasions.
Speaking in general marketplace terms, the most common Tudor Prince Day Date 76214 can be usually found on a stainless steel 62480 Tudor bracelet with 630 end links. It has automatic movement, a white dial with the day at 12 o'clock and date at 3 o'clock under a cyclops magnifier. We could go all day singing its praises, but that will take too long and might put you off. Needless to say, we highly recommend the watch for new collectors. It is comfortable, not too heavy but with enough heft to make it memorable. The applied designs on the chronograph are easy to read, and the graphic elements make it unique without being too flashy.