Title says it all. I don't have a huge collection but every single piece in my collection I genuinely love day in and day out. When I take it out and put it on I can't believe I don't wear it more except one. The black sheep. My Tudor GMT. I don't get it, some days I love it, today is one of them. I look at it and it's a great watch, in house movement, excellent finishing, great value for the price (I did pay retail couldn't even get the guy to budge 5 bucks), and I wear it a lot.
The thing is its the only watch I put on and I kind of look at and I'm not sure if I like it some days. I thought about selling it but can't bring myself to do it.
My personal reasons for not liking it are:
- Some days I hate the the snowflake hands. I don't know why but it's hit or miss. one day they are great one day I hate them.
- The case seems really thick - and I like big watches. I think this comes from a Sub being my daily wearer but it's just thick feeling. Then I look at the case and there is excellent attention on every face and curve.
- The damn fake rivets. Why. Honestly why!!!! The bracelet is awesome, fantastic and made to such a high quality. They put as much effort into polishing these rivets as they would have put into just putting real ones! or in my personal opinion left them off and keep the bracelet the same! (for the record I've tried a number of aftermarket ones and they don't match up finish wise with the case, but I'm open to suggestions!!!!)
- The lume. I know they are separate but I would kill for this watch with the Rolex chromalight.
Now I fully understand the reasons behind most of these things - Tudor is not Rolex, Tudor makes watches with a retro vibe and more "on the edge" and Rolex makes 1 watch for 50 years and changes the font and it's worth my salary. I fully understand these things. This is just the only watch I put on and question.
that being said I am wearing my Tudor GMT right now and when I was walking the dog I was admiring how great it looked in the sun light. Today is a good day!
Also, please keep this thread relatively free of any complaints about the malfunctions with the date or forever waiting times. I was a lucky one, mine has been flawless since day one. I'd be very let down if I spent this money on a watch just for it to have a problem and then spend months without it.