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    Quote Originally Posted by RAJEN View Post
    If you donít bond, will take it off your hands.
    Ha ha, had it on again today and very happy with it.

    Was going to buy an Erika's Orginal earlier today but 75 Euros is double what I was expecting. Nope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zen123 View Post
    Just picked up the short Nato strap from the AD as I was finding the one that came on the watch a bit too long. A tad pricey at £140 but I actually like the colour and quality so went for it.

    Definitely getting a better fit but a bit too much velcro showing. I'm will take it to my friend's missus to see if she can modify it.

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    Please will you measure your short strap end to end?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wangas View Post
    Anyone know how the MN wears compared to the original pelagos?

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    Yes, I have both (as of this morning). It looks the same size ( looking straight on), but the MN wears thinner, and a tad lighter, meaning that it moves less on the wrist. You do notice the squared lug gap, and all the bezel indices. The bezel is easier to grip and move, quieter with 120 not 60 click. The dial looks larger, as it has a much narrower sloped chapter ring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sweets View Post
    Yes, I have both (as of this morning). It looks the same size ( looking straight on), but the MN wears thinner, and a tad lighter, meaning that it moves less on the wrist. You do notice the squared lug gap, and all the bezel indices. The bezel is easier to grip and move, quieter with 120 not 60 click. The dial looks larger, as it has a much narrower sloped chapter ring.
    Dave
    Very helpful, thank you!!

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    I stopped by my local AD today to have a little chat/ gentle reminder that I'm alive and still waiting for a Sub. Anyway I asked if they have had any FXD models in and intended to put my name down for one. Got a blank look from the assistant as she wasn't familiar with the model. Off she goes to talk to a colleague, comes back and amazingly they had one in. No waitlist as they didn't think they would get one till much later in the year and it had just come in, so mine if i want it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob s View Post
    I stopped by my local AD today to have a little chat/ gentle reminder that I'm alive and still waiting for a Sub. Anyway I asked if they have had any FXD models in and intended to put my name down for one. Got a blank look from the assistant as she wasn't familiar with the model. Off she goes to talk to a colleague, comes back and amazingly they had one in. No waitlist as they didn't think they would get one till much later in the year and it had just come in, so mine if i want it!
    Looks great, congrats! I've been on the list for four months so far with little joy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Courboy View Post
    Looks great, congrats! I've been on the list for four months so far with little joy.
    Thanks hopefully you'll get a call soon. From what I was told there isn't huge demand but they also aren't getting many in. Obviously so little general interest the first assistant didn't even know about them.
    In contrast during the 30mins I was there four people came in asking for Rolex models. That must get so tedious for the staff.

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    Iíd be genuinely surprised if this model is in high demand once the initial launch fades. Yes it looks quite nice, itís a bit of a WIS choice because of the fixed lug set-up, and because of that I canít see the man in the street giving it a second look. He or she is surely much more likely to plump for a BB of some description. And the MS21/MS22 is a bit gimmicky isnít it? Seems like an effort to make it feel more limited and special, but smacks of Walter Mitty. I havenít followed it that closely but I think itís been issued to the French forces but in a slightly dare I say cynical marketing move to give it a military background. Give it a year theyíll be in every window I reckon.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RobDad View Post
    Iíd be genuinely surprised if this model is in high demand once the initial launch fades. Yes it looks quite nice, itís a bit of a WIS choice because of the fixed lug set-up, and because of that I canít see the man in the street giving it a second look. He or she is surely much more likely to plump for a BB of some description. And the MS21/MS22 is a bit gimmicky isnít it? Seems like an effort to make it feel more limited and special, but smacks of Walter Mitty. I havenít followed it that closely but I think itís been issued to the French forces but in a slightly dare I say cynical marketing move to give it a military background. Give it a year theyíll be in every window I reckon.
    I would agree with this. Certainly on release it has that that Milsub feel to it only with a French connection instead of British. It certainly feels popular at present with people on watch forums, but once the initial demand has been satisfied Iím sure things will calm down a little and these will appear in shop windows in time. I would guess that the casual guy on the street will opt for something else rather than this, which will be seen as something a little different or even specialist.

    I understand the current French issued ones only have two lines of text to distinguish them from the commercial release. It will be interesting what sort of prices those fetch if any ever hit the second hand market. For the serious collector Iím guessing the two liner is the one to own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallasey Runner View Post
    I would agree with this. Certainly on release it has that that Milsub feel to it only with a French connection instead of British. It certainly feels popular at present with people on watch forums, but once the initial demand has been satisfied Iím sure things will calm down a little and these will appear in shop windows in time. I would guess that the casual guy on the street will opt for something else rather than this, which will be seen as something a little different or even specialist.

    I understand the current French issued ones only have two lines of text to distinguish them from the commercial release. It will be interesting what sort of prices those fetch if any ever hit the second hand market. For the serious collector Iím guessing the two liner is the one to own.
    Yes I've read the issued watch is different. I think it's a great size. If they had the standard Pelagos in this size I would have gone for that instead but for me it was just to tall and I prefer this shade of blue.
    Overall I can't see the demand lasting either but if they don't make that many (and don't change the size of the regular Pelagos) then it might.
    This was the first watch my AD had and they had no idea when they might get another.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob s View Post
    I stopped by my local AD today to have a little chat/ gentle reminder that I'm alive and still waiting for a Sub. Anyway I asked if they have had any FXD models in and intended to put my name down for one. Got a blank look from the assistant as she wasn't familiar with the model. Off she goes to talk to a colleague, comes back and amazingly they had one in. No waitlist as they didn't think they would get one till much later in the year and it had just come in, so mine if i want it!

    Boom!

    Well done Rob, love stories like this.

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    The demand for this will last.
    My AD has, at present, a few years' worth of names on his list, given they are only expecting 2 or 3 this year.
    The incremental improvement the small changes all make over the standard model make it very compelling.

    And as we all know, limiting supply increases demand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    Ha ha, had it on again today and very happy with it.

    Was going to buy an Erika's Orginal earlier today but 75 Euros is double what I was expecting. Nope.
    What lug size is it? Reason I ask is I have a custom Erikas with a small French Flag on it, for 20mm lugs and I never wear it. If you stuck a score in the FR I'd be happy to send to you?

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    22mm Ryan …typical .

    Well done Rob great result…imho

    I think demand will be steady as even if you discount the Marine Nationale link its a bloody good tool / divers watch with decent specs for what is a reasonable £ 2910….sorry now £3000
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    They had one in WOS, T3 on Thursday. Walked next door to Pret to buy a sandwich and a coffee and went back for another look 30mins later and it had sold.

    I wasn't buying so not too concerned. Nice watch though...

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    I think they may not produce them in big numbers. So will keep demand at level.
    OTOH, I donít mind if they are easily available.
    I cannot be fussed to make dealer rounds. Will definitely buy if available.

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    Watches of Whitby have one in stock. Itís a 22 and priced at £5199.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jono_1uk View Post
    Please will you measure your short strap end to end?

    Thanks!
    Asking again as i seem to be getting ignored..

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    Quote Originally Posted by jono_1uk View Post
    Would you measure the short strap end to end please?
    bought my watch used so not sure on which strap size i have ..

    Jon
    Iíd have thought the strap that it comes on is the medium one

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    How does everyone find the bezel action? I've got a BB58 and the action on that feels great. The FXD feels nowhere near as nice especially moving clockwise. I expected the 120 click bezel to feel a little different but I'm wondering if something isn't quite right. Anti clockwise I feel every click although its not as smooth as i would maybe expect, clockwise I struggle to feel every click and turn it smoothly without jumping a few clicks. Hopefully that makes sense.
    Obviously I can take it back to the AD but unlike most models they wont have another to compare it to so wanted to check what others are like.

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    Bezel is definitely tough but I think it's meant to be like that. Must be as it's bidirectional?

    Have really missed the Pelagos bezel, love the lume.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    Bezel is definitely tough but I think it's meant to be like that. Must be as it's bidirectional?

    Have really missed the Pelagos bezel, love the lume.
    Thanks for the reply. Great lume shoot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob s View Post
    How does everyone find the bezel action? I've got a BB58 and the action on that feels great. The FXD feels nowhere near as nice especially moving clockwise. I expected the 120 click bezel to feel a little different but I'm wondering if something isn't quite right. Anti clockwise I feel every click although its not as smooth as i would maybe expect, clockwise I struggle to feel every click and turn it smoothly without jumping a few clicks. Hopefully that makes sense.
    Obviously I can take it back to the AD but unlike most models they wont have another to compare it to so wanted to check what others are like.
    I thought the same with mine. Either I've got used to it or it's improved with a bit of use. It's not the smoothest bezel action but I think it's normal for the watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jono_1uk View Post
    Asking again as i seem to be getting ignored..
    Here you are

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    Quote Originally Posted by trident-7 View Post
    I thought the same with mine. Either I've got used to it or it's improved with a bit of use. It's not the smoothest bezel action but I think it's normal for the watch.
    Thanks. Seems its normal for the watch then and not just mine

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    Quote Originally Posted by zen123 View Post
    Here you are

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    Thank you!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanb741 View Post
    What lug size is it? Reason I ask is I have a custom Erikas with a small French Flag on it, for 20mm lugs and I never wear it. If you stuck a score in the FR I'd be happy to send to you?
    Sorry, just seen this. The lugs are 22mm but thank you for the offer. Will prob order a cheap one and then decide on a real Erikas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    Sorry, just seen this. The lugs are 22mm but thank you for the offer. Will prob order a cheap one and then decide on a real Erikas.

    Be aware too that a regular Erika/elastic MN strap won't work with the fixed lugs of the FXD (well not unless you're willing to unpick the stitching and restitch it once mounted on the watch). Erika does a modified version now specifically meant for the FXD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    Sorry, just seen this. The lugs are 22mm but thank you for the offer. Will prob order a cheap one and then decide on a real Erikas.
    The watch Steward have a nice option in the G series. Ive had there original version and was very impressed.
    https://www.thewatchsteward.com/22mm-straps.html

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    Thanks chaps, will take a look.

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    Just received couple of Nick Mankey straps. A plain black one and their take on the Marine Nationale colour. Took a couple of months to arrive but they seem very well made and love that the strap doesn't pass underneath the case

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    Got the call yesterday, watch #2 at my AD and the first M.N.22 they'd received after the initial M.N.21 last December.

    Best watch in the world for me, bar none, and the watch I've been waiting for since I got into watches. No pretentions, no shiny bling-bling, no fussy gimmicks, just a solid movement inside a solid titanium case from a quality brand. Perfection personified.

    On one of Eddie's old silver-grey NATOs for now while I wait for the short version of the OEM Tudor velcro NATO I've ordered to arrive:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitarfan View Post
    Got the call yesterday, watch #2 at my AD and the first M.N.22 they'd received after the initial M.N.21 last December.

    Best watch in the world for me, bar none, and the watch I've been waiting for since I got into watches. No pretentions, no shiny bling-bling, no fussy gimmicks, just a solid movement inside a solid titanium case from a quality brand. Perfection personified.

    On one of Eddie's old silver-grey NATOs for now while I wait for the short version of the OEM Tudor velcro NATO I've ordered to arrive:

    Nice, I got mine yesterday! 2nd they had too!

    Iím waiting on a denim erikas to arrive to pair it up

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    I was told by my local EJ that a big batch is due in May. That's what they told me, I've no way of verifying one way or the other but I'm on a list so will find out

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanb741 View Post
    I was told by my local EJ that a big batch is due in May. That's what they told me, I've no way of verifying one way or the other but I'm on a list so will find out
    Could be true, or itís a big batch for EJ but end up being 1 a shop due to how many shops they have.

    Or they upping production after making first batch of the new watches about to come out

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    Iím off to pick mine up now, they said it was the first one that they have had in since the initial MN21

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craizeehair View Post
    Iím off to pick mine up now, they said it was the first one that they have had in since the initial MN21
    Shame, I was hoping to barter you for the Exp1 at some point and use the Tudor as part payment!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
    Shame, I was hoping to barter you for the Exp1 at some point and use the Tudor as part payment!
    Too late, back home and on the wrist now. I canít see the Exp going anywhere soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craizeehair View Post
    Too late, back home and on the wrist now. I canít see the Exp going anywhere soon!
    That looks fantastic. Probably the only watch I covet these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by manganr View Post
    That looks fantastic. Probably the only watch I covet these days.
    I think it definitely delivers. I knew I would like it as it ticks my boxes but first impressions are probably better than Iíd expected.

    Itís not my first Tudor but even though Iím only an hour in, I would say itís the best. I can see this getting a lot of wrist time. It will be interesting to see how I feel after the honeymoon period.

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    2021 Tudor Marine Nationale Pelagos

    Had this on all day and itís great! Such a good watch! Ordered a erikas to come and then I think it will be perfect!



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    Anyone know what the availability of these are like now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaurav_tzuk View Post
    Anyone know what the availability of these are like now?
    I was recently told I wasnít able to go on a waiting list because itís-too desirable

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    Got mine a week ago, ordered via the Marine Nationale PX, 1st batch, 150 FXD delivered yet, 3 more batches to come until 2022 ended, 600 watches in total

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    Quote Originally Posted by pepere13 View Post
    Got mine a week ago, ordered via the Marine Nationale PX, 1st batch, 150 FXD delivered yet, 3 more batches to come until 2022 ended, 600 watches in total
    Interesting, is 600 the total number of MN22s they are producing?

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    Nope, 600 is the number of watch for MN personnel available through our PX, which can be ordered via 4 batches of 150 watches each.

    The first 150 were supposed to be MN21, but we all got MN22 instead, 2nd ans 3rd batches will be MN22 for sure, last batch supposed to be MN23

    Hope I'm clear enough :)

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    Thanks for the clarification, it did seem a low number

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    2021 Tudor Marine Nationale Pelagos

    Whatís PX?

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    The PX (post exchange) for the Navy and Marine Corps and BX (base exchange) for the Army and Air Force is a store where various goods, clothing, and other things are sold to those who have the privilege of shopping there

    https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-PX-on-a-military-base

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