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    Tudor black bay brushing - weird or normal?

    I just got a tudor black bay 58 and am noticing some brush marks on some of the links - no idea what this is from or if it is normal. The marks I am talking about are not scratches but just kind of different coloration in the brushing. On the picture you can see it on the end link and the first link after that, on the outside part of those areas. Anyone know if this is normal?

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    Re: Tudor black bay brushing - weird or normal?

    I’m no finishing expert, and I hate to even hazard a guess...but those look like abrasions to me. Almost as though the bracelet was folded back upon itself at some point. The good news, however, is that I’m usually wrong when I jump in on threads I’m not qualified to participate in. I do it just to get the ball rolling, so....you’re welcome. Lol
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    What you are seeing there is the beginning of 'normal wear'.

    Not to worry. It's normal watch life.
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    Re: Tudor black bay brushing - weird or normal?

    If you look at this picture of a brand new watch I got, you can see something sort of similar. What it looks to me like is rub marks. It's on the part of the link where the first link might hinge up against the end link in the wrong direction, perhaps when the bracelet was put on, or in storage and some way if the bracelet was flipped the wrong way, and perhaps the two links rub together. If this is brand-new from a Tudor dealer, I might request a different bracelet. With mine, it looks a little more minimal than yours, but it is something that I even went to a place to ask about brushing and they told me not to do anything to it.

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    Was this bought new? If so must be how it is. Looks normal to me.

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    Thanks a lot for the replies guys!! I think the link falling back on itself causing the abrasions is probably what happened here. And I think it is probably my own fault. I put the watch in a soft pouch to take it for sizing and it must have happened in the pouch on the way. Ugh I'm kicking myself. Now I have to convince myself its not a big deal and just get over it and enjoy the watch.

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    That’s been scuffed. They don’t come that way new.

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    If new request another bracelet. The whole point of an AD over a used watch is to get a pristine example.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RJS296 View Post
    Thanks a lot for the replies guys!! I think the link falling back on itself causing the abrasions is probably what happened here. And I think it is probably my own fault. I put the watch in a soft pouch to take it for sizing and it must have happened in the pouch on the way. Ugh I'm kicking myself. Now I have to convince myself its not a big deal and just get over it and enjoy the watch.
    It was almost certainly when it was in the pouch. But don't kick yourself.... it is really not a big deal. To my mind, this level of wear would be normal after a week or two (or month or two if you are really careful) of normal wear. If you want your watches to remain pristine, keep them in their boxes in a safe. Wear them, I say! Each scratch and abrasion is a story. This one can be your "I learned to relax and love the watch as it ages" story. I wish you the joy of your very nice Tudor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tohono Rat View Post
    It was almost certainly when it was in the pouch. But don't kick yourself.... it is really not a big deal. To my mind, this level of wear would be normal after a week or two (or month or two if you are really careful) of normal wear. If you want your watches to remain pristine, keep them in their boxes in a safe. Wear them, I say! Each scratch and abrasion is a story. This one can be your "I learned to relax and love the watch as it ages" story. I wish you the joy of your very nice Tudor.
    Thanks for the pep talk! Actually very helpful :)
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