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    Worth doing a swap Tudor bronze for omega 50th bond

    Hi guys im waiting for my tudor bronze watch to arrive and a friend is wanting to do a straight swap for an omega 50th bond edition. I like the watch, both nice watches, any recommendations?

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    Unless your a massive Bond fan I would go for the Tudor. The Bond SMP is a bit gimmicky

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    Thank your friend for his kind offer and tell him to get stuffed.

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    I do sort of get the whole Bond thing. But dozens of 007 logos...bleurgh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Papa Hotel View Post
    Thank your friend for his kind offer and tell him to get stuffed.
    lol

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    Not for me I'm afraid. I just recently moved my standard SMPc on, and one of the best things about it was the deep glossy dial... the 007 dial ruins the watch for me.
    If you like it though, go for it...

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    I know which one will look better and be worth more in a few years time and it ain't the SMP

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    one of my first watches was an omega seamaster bond edition, i do like them but on the other hand ive never owned a tudor watch.

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    the wavy dialed version looks much nicer than the one with 007 all over it. But I think the Tudor beats them both on looks

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    Quote Originally Posted by relaxer7 View Post
    I know which one will look better and be worth more in a few years time and it ain't the SMP
    do you think tudor bronze will holds its value.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mm4909 View Post
    do you think tudor bronze will holds its value.
    Like other models, i can see the Bronzo being a limited run. If so, that should boost values - I hope. It's so much 'bang for buck', though at 2,700!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruno View Post
    Unless your a massive Bond fan I would go for the Tudor. The Bond SMP is a bit gimmicky
    Quote Originally Posted by Papa Hotel View Post
    Thank your friend for his kind offer and tell him to get stuffed.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hammond View Post
    I do sort of get the whole Bond thing. But dozens of 007 logos...bleurgh.
    For what its worth, and i know its not a lot, but i wouldn't either.

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    If it had been the 1st Bond one I would have said have a think. This one just had 007 on the second hand but the dial was untouched. The one with 007 all over the place is not a pretty watch. I think it has a nice case back though "gun rifling and a bullet back"

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    Keep the Tudor

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    no-brainer, question your friendship, he's trying to have you over

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    The Tudor looks so much nicer, it's not a deal I'd be making.

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    I want a bronze watch just to put it in a bag with an egg and get some patina.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mm4909 View Post
    one of my first watches was an omega seamaster bond edition
    So a Tudor Black Bay Bronze vs the latest incarnation of a watch you've already owned? Which you couldn't have liked that much first time around!

    Tudor. It's a 'hot' watch at the moment after all, though for what it's worth not to my taste as it's big.

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    Tudor for me too, every time. If it's a watch that you're thinking you might move on in a while I suspect that the views noted above will tell you all you need to know - the bronze Tudor will have more of a following, on here at least, I reckon.

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    Keep the Tudor

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    Yea i think il just keep my original purchase, maybe because ive not got the tudor yet probably im just impatient

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwg663 View Post
    Unless the first two letters of your username stand for 'Mish Moneypenny', it's a no.


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    Even I would prefer to Tudor
    It's just a matter of time...

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    Worth doing a swap Tudor bronze for omega 50th bond

    Although I love both brands the Tudor wins hands down here for me, as I type this at 18:30hrs that sounds a bid cheesy, but not as cheesy as 007 all over the dial.

    I love the standard SMPc though!


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    Last edited by Matt68; 18th November 2016 at 19:54.

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    I wouldn't


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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt68 View Post
    Although I love both brands the Tudor winds hands down here for me,as I type this at 18:30hrs that sounds a bid cheesy, but not as cheesy as 007 all over the dial.

    I love the standard SMPc though!


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    Agree! The association between bond and the SMP is one thing, the recent models with 007 on the dial, hands, gun groove dial etc, it's just gotten a little pathetic.

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    I'm going to go against the general trend here, I think the Tudor is a wonderful looking watch, but in a straight choice between that and the Omega, I'm going for the Omega. I love the simple ness of the 50th celebration. Classic watch and a winner for me.


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    Not a fan of the SMP post 2254. This particular bond version is less desirable than the regular one, for me at least.

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    Would go with the Omega. Partly because have fallen out of love with bronze.
    The worst thing is sometimes people mistake it for gold from far.
    Tudor and Oris have come out with couple of the best bronze watches for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAJEN View Post
    Would go with the Omega. Partly because have fallen out of love with bronze.
    The worst thing is sometimes people mistake it for gold from far.
    Tudor and Oris have come out with couple of the best bronze watches for sure.
    It won't stay looking like gold for long...



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    Quote Originally Posted by trident-7 View Post
    It won't stay looking like gold for long...


    I try to remove the patina every so often using SodaBIcarbonate method:-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAJEN View Post
    I try to remove the patina every so often using SodaBIcarbonate method:-)
    How do you do that?

    I wondered whether that would erode the bronze. After all, the patina is just corrosion/oxidation of the bronze so you'd be removing a very small layer of the bronze each time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trident-7 View Post
    How do you do that?

    I wondered whether that would erode the bronze. After all, the patina is just corrosion/oxidation of the bronze so you'd be removing a very small layer of the bronze each time.
    Quoting from net:
    To remove patina, rinse the bronze item in warm, distilled water and gently clean it with a toothbrush. Make a paste from either baking soda mixed with lemon juice or equal parts of flour and salt mixed with plain, white vinegar. Gently rub the paste onto the bronze and leave it for about 20 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAJEN View Post
    Quoting from net:
    To remove patina, rinse the bronze item in warm, distilled water and gently clean it with a toothbrush. Make a paste from either baking soda mixed with lemon juice or equal parts of flour and salt mixed with plain, white vinegar. Gently rub the paste onto the bronze and leave it for about 20 minutes.
    Thanks Rajen. Having to deal with what toothbrushing can do to teeth I think I'll just let the patina develop :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAJEN View Post
    I try to remove the patina every so often using SodaBIcarbonate method:-)
    To be honest Raj I'm not sure what the point is in having a bronze watch and NOT letting it patinate?

    I have a brass Maranez Layan (that I love) and nobody could ever mistake it for gold ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RAJEN View Post
    Quoting from net:
    To remove patina, rinse the bronze item in warm, distilled water and gently clean it with a toothbrush. Make a paste from either baking soda mixed with lemon juice or equal parts of flour and salt mixed with plain, white vinegar. Gently rub the paste onto the bronze and leave it for about 20 minutes.
    Rather you than me on this kind of watch

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    Quote Originally Posted by mycroft View Post
    To be honest Raj I'm not sure what the point is in having a bronze watch and NOT letting it patinate?

    I have a brass Maranez Layan (that I love) and nobody could ever mistake it for gold ;)

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    any photos??

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    Not in a million years. The Tudor oozes class and the Bond oozes cheese.

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    Some of my Bronze patination for those who like this sort of thing


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    Quote Originally Posted by TaketheCannoli View Post
    Not in a million years. The Tudor oozes class and the Bond oozes cheese.
    Ummmmm recognised as one of the best divers watch ever and often compared to the sub but "cheese"?

    Or is your comment aimed the man himself?

    Either way subjective and wrong in my opinion


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gullers View Post
    Ummmmm recognised as one of the best divers watch ever and often compared to the sub but "cheese"?

    Or is your comment aimed the man himself?

    Either way subjective and wrong in my opinion


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    I love the SMP, it's a classic, but the themed Bond models are cheesy for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TaketheCannoli View Post
    I love the SMP, it's a classic, but the themed Bond models are cheesy for me.
    Fair enough I'm a Seamaster and Bond fan so there's worse combinations in my mind although to be fair I prefer the full size blue auto (2531) so I take your point


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gullers View Post
    Fair enough I'm a Seamaster and Bond fan so there's worse combinations in my mind although to be fair I prefer the full size blue auto (2531) so I take your point


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    I loved my 2531.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gullers View Post
    Ummmmm recognised as one of the best divers watch ever and often compared to the sub but "cheese"?

    Or is your comment aimed the man himself?

    Either way subjective and wrong in my opinion


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    The watch itself, high quality. I wouldn't trade my 2531 for a black bay. but the 007 branding is a bit naff in my opinion.

    That said, to each their own...

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    Easy one for me too. No way.

    The 007 dial is tacky IMO

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