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Tudor Black Bay Chrono Steel & Gold (79363N)

  1. eugeneandresson

    eugeneandresson Dec 4, 2019

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    Hi guys and gals

    What are your thoughts on this one?

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    When the original chrono came out, I was not a fan. But then they released this one...and I thought 'not bad'. Now, for some reason, the more I look at it, the more I find it interesting...no bracelet naturally.

    Lovers, haters, owners, have your say...
     
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  2. Badwolf

    Badwolf Dec 4, 2019

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    It’s a great looking watch, Tudor have done really well with their heritage range. Personally I’m more interested in a Black Bay 58, but this isn’t far behind.
     
  3. Dsloan

    Dsloan Dec 4, 2019

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    I'm a fan. But then, I'm generally a fan of their heritage line. I own a BB41, and keep eyeing the 58 as well.

    I'm not usually fond of dressing up a tool watch with precious metals, but I think Tudor's done a good job of using gold and gilt finishing without looking too gaudy. Putting it on a strap or nato also helps in this regard.
     
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  4. vbrad26

    vbrad26 Dec 4, 2019

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    I really liked it.
    And then I realized I really liked it because it reminded me of the Speedy Co-axial.
    However I do like that color scheme.
    I still like it, but if I'm buying a Tudor it would not be that one.
    But that's just me, and you asked hah.
     
  5. Om3ga321

    Om3ga321 Dec 4, 2019

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    Great looking watch.Tudor is on my radar at the moment.Especially the Black Bay with a blue bezel.
     
  6. SBS74

    SBS74 Dec 4, 2019

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    Very few watches I would consider buying in the two tone style. This is one of them
     
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  7. eugeneandresson

    eugeneandresson Dec 4, 2019

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    Those were my exact thoughts the first time I saw this one, even though the bezel is metallic
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    But for some reason not the S&G. I hope to get a chance to see them both in the flesh...
     
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  8. stevec14

    stevec14 Dec 4, 2019

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    I always like tudors until I buy them. From the top they are great designs, just the cases are too thick and slab sided for long term wear In my experience
     
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  9. vbrad26

    vbrad26 Dec 4, 2019

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    Yeah the SS/Gold is different enough to make it stand out from the regular SS model.
     
  10. abrod520

    abrod520 Dec 5, 2019

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    I've seen it in person, it's all right. The gold bits stand out much more than on the Speedmaster 50 though, and that's not really my thing. Worth taking a look at in an AD if you're curious.
     
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  11. larryganz

    larryganz The cable guy Dec 5, 2019

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    I'll give it a big thumbs up
     
  12. eugeneandresson

    eugeneandresson Dec 5, 2019

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    how many you got Larry?!
     
  13. larryganz

    larryganz The cable guy Dec 5, 2019

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    None of these above right now - I traded the Tudor BBR towards a SubC No Date (that was traded towards a SD43), but replaced the BBR with a Tudor Pepsi GMT. So, I've just got one Tudor. My next big purchase will be a Deep Blue which I am on the list and should be here "soon", so I can't buy this now.
     
  14. jaspers

    jaspers Dec 6, 2019

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    I like it, as on many levels it testifies of Tudor not shying away from ballsy design choices:
    - You don't see too many two-tone chronograph watches released these days. Only Bell & Ross comes to mind, otherwise. As a kid of the 1980s I've always been a big fan of two-tone, happy to see Tudor push this
    - Same goes for the Bund strap. What self-respecting watch brand would in their right mind release a new watch on a Bund? I love how Tudor throws the dice on these things, and gets away with that
    - although its only incremental design following the steel bezel BB chrono—its the same watch, with only a new color scheme—it looks like a totally new BB. Well played, Tudor.
     
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  15. abrod520

    abrod520 Dec 6, 2019

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    There were 3 Speedmasters in two-tone released just this year.... The 50, and two of the Tokyo 2020 models. There might be a two-tone model of the new Seamaster 300M Chrono too, haven't gone into those much

    TAG Heuer did it with the Fragment Carrera last year :coffee:

    (Side note: I found myself face-to-face with an unsold Fragment last weekend. I personally dislike it but if anyone's interested in it at MSRP, I can point you to it)
     
  16. mz_cle

    mz_cle Dec 6, 2019

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    I like this model a lot, but I may have a bias given how frequently I wear my BBGMT and my general enjoyment of the Tudor Heritage line.

    I had a chance to try the this model on at my local AD and it wore really well. [Note: I have wrists on the large side.]
     
  17. mancio

    mancio Dec 6, 2019

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    The only steel/gold that i would buy with the bracelet!
     
  18. Albe100

    Albe100 Dec 6, 2019

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    I have black bay black with ETA, and love the snowflake.

    On this one...I'm not sure if it's the shape of the snowflake that makes it look too busy, or if it's the contrast between the cream lume and the gold subdials. However the rest of the watch is spot on. IMO
     
  19. cicindela

    cicindela Steve @ ΩF Staff Member Dec 6, 2019

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    Last time I looked he had two, a right and a left
     
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  20. jaspers

    jaspers Dec 6, 2019

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    OK man, you got me :thumbsup: