And also, are there any other AD's close to you? The one you are seeing seems a bit...I don't know. Dramatic lol.
The price they quoted you seems high. I don't believe Tudor puts pricing out, but I've read that GMT services are in the $500 range.
And lead times I thought were down under 2 months. But things do change...
Check the Tudor section on Rolex Forum.
There might be another AD, this was just the closest to me. The store I originally bought it from closed (they were an apparel store that happened to be a Tudor AD, but only sold a few brands of watches, Tudor being one).
I didn't care for the AD I went to. Everyone was polite, but the overall feel was very high end (it was a "Watches of Switzerland", so only watches, and they had a lot of high end stuff).
I did post a query on the WUS Rolex/Tudor forum a few months ago. I got responses saying more like 2 months wait and that Tudor was possibly fixing some of the date wheel issues out of warranty. Only real way to find out is to send it in though. But I'm not going to pay $800+ dollars, so if it came to that it would suck to have sent it off for nothing. I just spent $550 on the bracelet, so if I add another big sum and I'm going to have way more money in this watch than it's worth. It's sentimental and I won't be selling it, but still I want to be somewhat logical about it.
I honestly feel that this type of known and common problem should have an extended warranty. It is a brand’s reputation at stake after all!
Agreed. Being a known issue especially with early batch GMT's (mine is from the first production year), I feel like it's a manufacturer defect and they should be fixing them all for free. Maybe they are with some. It's hard to know, Tudor themselves haven't really acknowledged the issue or said much about it, it's just anecdotes on forums.
I should have gotten a Seiko 5 GMT, that thing is sharp!!
Man what a bummer! Have you tried contacting Tudor directly? Maybe they will be more sympathetic about the issue.
I'm not sure I can? Is that possible? I was under the impression you had to go through an AD and hope for the best.