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    Quote Originally Posted by ac11111 View Post
    Have to say the marketing shots look a ton better (although that is expected), I’m going to see it this afternoon in person...not sure if it could scratch that black ceramic Daytona itch
    That would be cash spaffed up the wall. This is no substitute for a Daytona.

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    Awful looking piece. What were Tudor thinking?

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    Tudor release black bay Chrono “Black” for the rugby World Cup

    I purchased one after seeing it at AD today.

    Would I prefer a ceramic Daytona, duh of course, can I afford a ceramic daytona, yes, but would I pay 20k for a ceramic Daytona, absolutely 100% no way...

    So where does this fit...not sure, but I like it enough from seeing it to buy it today...

    The watch has defo enough going on to hold its own, silly price on chrono beginning but I would say this is more justified vs harrods edition




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    S&G version is so much nicer IMO. Will be worthless once ABs knocked out of RWC anyway!!!!!


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    The dark black bay looked decent on the grey nato, this would too I think.

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    The dark black bay looked decent on the grey nato, this would too I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Middo View Post
    The dark black bay looked decent on the grey nato, this would too I think.

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    The dark black bay looked decent on the grey nato, this would too I think.
    Don’t think I’ve seen a Tudor grey nato

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    Quote Originally Posted by ac11111 View Post
    I purchased one after seeing it at AD today.

    Would I prefer a ceramic Daytona, duh of course, can I afford a ceramic daytona, yes, but would I pay 20k for a ceramic Daytona, absolutely 100% no way...

    So where does this fit...not sure, but I like it enough from seeing it to buy it today...

    The watch has defo enough going on to hold its own, silly price on chrono beginning but I would say this is more justified vs harrods edition



    I think it may command a premium of say £500 over RRP, due to limited status but cis is the high initial price point (£600 more than normal bbchrono), I cant see it rising further than that. Be interesting to see

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    Also seems a lot better value in £ than in € or $, they are working on a very old exchange rate before £ weakening.

    Here is another nice pic


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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBin5 View Post
    Don’t think I’ve seen a Tudor grey nato


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    Quote Originally Posted by ac11111 View Post
    Also seems a lot better value in £ than in € or $, they are working on a very old exchange rate before £ weakening.

    Here is another nice pic

    Could you advise which AD you used - mine is not coming back to me - ive sent you a pm

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    Quote Originally Posted by ac11111 View Post
    Also seems a lot better value in £ than in € or $, they are working on a very old exchange rate before £ weakening.

    Here is another nice pic

    Could you advise which AD you used - mine is not coming back to me - ive sent you a pm

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    This photo really does show how much this watch needs white hands, not steel, you really have to look to see them


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    Quote Originally Posted by ac11111 View Post
    I just picked it up at the AD, looks much better in person.

    Very different to the stainless steel which I compared side by side at AD. Feels more modern, smaller (14.4mm thickness vs 14.95mm normal version) and with the non rivet bracelet. Apparently the PVD has been applied very thick by Tudor, as would be expected.
    It’s thinner?!

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    Yep, according to watchesbysjx the dome crystal is made thinner, so that enabled dial to sit higher and get closer to the crystal and so the movement also moves further up in the case.

    I didn’t realise this until I purchased the watch and afterwards read the watchesbysjx review, during the comparison at the AD, we thought it was just the visual effect of being blacked out versus steel, but yes it is actually physically thinner

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    Quote Originally Posted by ac11111 View Post
    Yep, according to watchesbysjx the dome crystal is made thinner, so that enabled dial to sit higher and get closer to the crystal and so the movement also moves further up in the case.

    I didn’t realise this until I purchased the watch and afterwards read the watchesbysjx review, during the comparison at the AD, we thought it was just the visual effect of being blacked out versus steel, but yes it is actually physically thinner
    By half a mm. Not sure anyone would notice that

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    Quote Originally Posted by ac11111 View Post
    Yep, according to watchesbysjx the dome crystal is made thinner, so that enabled dial to sit higher and get closer to the crystal and so the movement also moves further up in the case.

    I didn’t realise this until I purchased the watch and afterwards read the watchesbysjx review, during the comparison at the AD, we thought it was just the visual effect of being blacked out versus steel, but yes it is actually physically thinner
    Do we know if that change applies to new steel ones, too? A strange thing to do for a 1000 odd pieces... will check out the SJX piece, thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Side of The Loon View Post
    Do we know if that change applies to new steel ones, too? A strange thing to do for a 1000 odd pieces... will check out the SJX piece, thank you.
    No idea, I could imagine these changes being incorporated in the next iteration of the steel, perhaps at Basel world. But that would be pure speculation.

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    Fully stickered one on chrono24 from Trilogy Jewellers Hatton Garden. Price £7,450!

    Is it normal practice for an AD to sell a new watch for well above suggested retail?

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    Are you implying that Trilogy is a Tudor AD?

    There is nothing on their or Tudor's website (that I can see) to suggest that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jwg663 View Post
    Are you implying that Trilogy is a Tudor AD?

    There is nothing on their or Tudor's website (that I can see) to suggest that.
    The watches are only available via an authorized AF and it’s listed as new. So either it’s not new or if it is then they are an AD? Not sure what your point is

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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBin5 View Post
    Is it normal practice for an AD to sell a new watch for well above suggested retail?
    No it's not, but Trilogy don't appear to be an AD.

    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBin5 View Post
    Fully stickered one on chrono24 from Trilogy Jewellers Hatton Garden. Price £7,450!
    It's probably simply wrongly described: it's unworn, not new. In addition, the papers are described as 'unnamed', not 'unstamped'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jwg663 View Post
    No it's not, but Trilogy don't appear to be an AD.



    It's probably simply wrongly described: it's unworn, not new. In addition, the papers are described as 'unnamed', not 'unstamped'.
    Thanks for clarifying . I had visions of me rocking up to my AD and getting charged £7k

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    Seems like unlike the Tudor Harrods, this might actually be a real limited 'limited' piece. Wonder if it will be a limited piece that eventually doesn't hold a lot of value (like the Tudor Bucherer) though.

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    Well I’ve talked myself into it. So I will be possibly buying it next week. I see ac111111 has one pictured on sc with rubber on. Does anyone know if it comes with that?

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    Straight onto a nato and off for a walk

    Interestingly the AD made mention that ceramic bezel could well be coming for Tudor. Not sure how I feel about that.

    As for the Chrono dark it’s very versatile re straps - and I like it a lot. Impossible to photo well for someone like me of limited ability

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    That does look good, congrats on the pick up

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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBin5 View Post


    Straight onto a nato and off for a walk

    Interestingly the AD made mention that ceramic bezel could well be coming for Tudor. Not sure how I feel about that.

    As for the Chrono dark it’s very versatile re straps - and I like it a lot. Impossible to photo well for someone like me of limited ability
    Congrats

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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBin5 View Post


    Straight onto a nato and off for a walk

    Interestingly the AD made mention that ceramic bezel could well be coming for Tudor. Not sure how I feel about that.

    As for the Chrono dark it’s very versatile re straps - and I like it a lot. Impossible to photo well for someone like me of limited ability
    Already in the Pelagos and makes sense to extend it across the range. It will come with a price increase as well I imagine.

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    That’s a really nice strap and watch combo I like that a lot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBin5 View Post


    Straight onto a nato and off for a walk

    Interestingly the AD made mention that ceramic bezel could well be coming for Tudor. Not sure how I feel about that.

    As for the Chrono dark it’s very versatile re straps - and I like it a lot. Impossible to photo well for someone like me of limited ability
    Looks good on the nato. Might try that myself.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Seadweller75 View Post
    Looks good on the nato. Might try that myself.


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    Thanks. Partly driven by my bracelet phobia re scuffs to the PVD tbh. I’ve tried it on a few already and tbh most work! still prefer the black grey nato tho

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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBin5 View Post
    Thanks. Partly driven by my bracelet phobia re scuffs to the PVD tbh. I’ve tried it on a few already and tbh most work! still prefer the black grey nato tho
    That orange and black nato is lovely.


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    Looks great on that brown strap, is it from Pav?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ac11111 View Post
    Looks great on that brown strap, is it from Pav?
    Excellent spot. It is indeed a Pav. Ukudu leather I think it was - looks amazing on it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seadweller75 View Post
    That orange and black nato is lovely.


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    I think that is one of our fine host’s straps. Can’t recall 100% but I think it is

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    Got one also today, I had given up and already moved on so need to make up my mind whether I'm going to keep it or sell it.

    I was pretty lucky as I got a low number "70".

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    Don't know nothing about rugby but apparently the player is from the year 1897.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul.woolrich View Post
    Got one also today, I had given up and already moved on so need to make up my mind whether I'm going to keep it or sell it.

    I was pretty lucky as I got a low number "70".

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    For me the PVD finish completely ruins an otherwise nice dial and design. Too tonka toy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyman View Post
    For me the PVD finish completely ruins an otherwise nice dial and design. Too tonka toy.
    I think it transforms the bbchrono tbh. Side by side shot

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    Just checked mine and it was for Tiny Hill. Quite a colourful player that was once famously dropped for being too physical v the Springboks

    Spookily I got the call that I would get mine on 2nd October, on the same day he died. They wore black arm bands in the Canada match for him apparently. Nice to have the back story.

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    I just found out the cost of my run in service for my new M5. And as a result I can't justify another new watch. So I have one of these going spare with a low number (70). Since I only have 100 posts on here please DM me if interested as I don't have enough to post it on sales corner with pics.

    I should have known the service cost of an M5 wouldn't be cheap lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBin5 View Post
    I think it transforms the bbchrono tbh. Side by side shot
    Looks good, based on the earlier comments do you think it seems any slimmer than your original one?

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    Tudor release black bay Chrono “Black” for the rugby World Cup

    So you don’t have access to SC so you advertise it for sale here? Wow. Good luck
    Last edited by RustyBin5; 14th October 2019 at 21:06.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cool Hand Luke View Post
    Looks good, based on the earlier comments do you think it seems any slimmer than your original one?
    If it is I can’t see it

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    Must say I’m staggered how much I love this watch. Had reservations till it started growing on me - then I got a chance at one and haven’t regretted shelling out the £ for a second.

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    Have the prices softened after the world cup?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omegamanic View Post
    Have the prices softened after the world cup?
    I don’t think so. During World Cup there was still some limited availability but now none unless buying grey/used. 3 on eBay 6.5k, 7.5k and 8.5k and 22 () on ch24 starting from 6k. Rrp was £4260 so will prob settle around 5.5k maybe

    Mine not stickered up and in the safe. Instead it’s lived mostly on the wrist lol

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    It's a lovely looking watch but I'm sure I'd scratch it in no time, being clumsy and unlucky in that respect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajdh View Post
    It's a lovely looking watch but I'm sure I'd scratch it in no time, being clumsy and unlucky in that respect.
    I clunked mine and in close inspection not even a micro mark on it. I think it’s a pretty good application technique that’s been used

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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBin5 View Post
    I clunked mine and in close inspection not even a micro mark on it. I think it’s a pretty good application technique that’s been used
    That's good to know, I might try one, if anymore come available.

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    Tudor prices have gone up on Wednesday by 5% across the range -

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