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    Re: Opinion on Tudor

    I had a Black Bay Red way back when that was the only Black Bay there was. High quality build. The bracelet especially was as good as Rolex to the naked eye. Now with Tudor, you don't get the 916L grade of stainless steel, if you care about that.

    Sold it. Why? I hate their crowns -- just a personal opinion, but it is a core, defining design element of the brand. Too bad, because I love a lot of the other design elements. Other thing I didn't care for was the thickness of the case, especially given that back then it was a modified ETA under the hood. But, again, nowadays, with their in-house movements, they have really stepped it up.

    That heritage chrono looks cool -- I always thought so. It's not very versatile, but that seems like your thing. i *think* those still have the modified Vajoux movement that they had when they were first released. So, again, a high quality piece -- but the newer chronos with the in-house movement present an even higher quality. (Again, if you are into that sort of thing.)

    So my opinion? Five years ago, it was a good quality brand. Now, with their new movements and models, it is an even higher quality brand? As good as their Rolex cousins? No Rolex fanboy here -- I hate 75% of their models. But their movements, steel, build is a few notches about Tudor.

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    Re: Opinion on Tudor

    By eck, you are going back in time if you remember when Tudor was called “the poor man’s Rolex”. That’s no longer true and they are two quite separate brands that IMO look nothing like each other.
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    I have a new BB Red Heritage and love it. It is a Rolex brother for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpaceCadet65 View Post
    I was in the camp that thinks: "Remind me why someone would buy a budget version of a status item?" I thought (maybe rightly in the past) that Tudor was just a Rolex for someone who couldn't afford a Rolex.

    With the introduction of the Black Bay, Pelagos, and the highly polarizing North Flag, the brand has established its own design profile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Panerol Forte View Post
    I am interested in this specific model.. never seen it in the flesh though. Any feedback or wrist shots?

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    I think that chrono is a Breitling B01 under the hood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogbert_is_fat View Post
    I know right?


    Nice Black Bay... someone got tired of this thread and fell asleep on his back... or maybe he is a Rolex fanboy; long haired huskies can be such snobs sometimes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogbert_is_fat View Post
    I think that chrono is a Breitling B01 under the hood.
    On their website, they say it's an ETA 2892 with an added chronograph. I don't know anything about that movement, but someone that has this watch already mentioned that it was very accurate.

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    Re: Opinion on Tudor

    Here’s a link to a review of the BB GMT I owned (for about a month).

    https://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=626377

    Tudor are a fine manufacturer of watches. There’s much about them to like — including (and especially) the snowflake hands. My issue with the watch was fit and case height, but I think other models don’t struggle here.

    I’d happily own another if they did a thinner gmt (I am only interested in gmt complication watches) and really, really wanted to like the BB GMT.


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    Re: Opinion on Tudor

    Quote Originally Posted by shedlock2000 View Post
    Here’s a link to a review of the BB GMT I owned (for about a month).

    https://www.rolexforums.com/showthread.php?t=626377

    Tudor are a fine manufacturer of watches. There’s much about them to like — including (and especially) the snowflake hands. My issue with the watch was fit and case height, but I think other models don’t struggle here.

    I’d happily own another if they did a thinner gmt (I am only interested in gmt complication watches) and really, really wanted to like the BB GMT.


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    That's a thorough review you did there. Thank you for the link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogbert_is_fat View Post
    At one time, Tudor watches were the poor man's Rolex. That is true. NO denying the fact since that was the founder's original intent.

    But I think that since Tudor has moved away from cheap Rolex knock offs (i.e. using the Oyster case) and developing their own designs and movements, Tudor can stand proudly on its own. A Tudor is a thinking man's Rolex.

    To answer all your questions, so many of them;
    (1) No, I don't associate Tudor with Rolex as I think it is unique in its design to stand alone;
    (2) I don't consider it a high end watch because it is cheap;
    (3) I dislike their dress watches which look stupid and can only bring myself to buy one of those Black Bay divers;

    In conclusion, you should get out more often and go try on a new Tudor. You will be pleasantly surprised.

    Disclaimer: This is in direct response to the OP. No offence meant to any other WUS members who may feel offended by my comments as my comments reflect my own opinion only and does not reflect the opinion of the WUS membership as a whole nor do the moderators or sponsors endorse anything I say - including Lady Gaga and David Beckham.
    Respect sir (saw some of your comments just a bit ago on the op/om thread too and my sentiment holds), now if a few posters from the recently locked oor thread that are not as civil/respectful as you can somehow manage to stay away, this one might have some legs . . .

    OP, I do not like the snowflake hand, the only reason that I do not own a modern Tudor diver (my wife has an older mini sub), I've handled many Tudor models and while they are not quite on par quality wise with my Rolex watches (on purpose I think), no apologies need be made by them for price/product ratio now, would actually love to have one but doubt they will give up their sig hand just for me, sigh. . .
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