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Originally Posted by Flake View Post

Wait wait wait... There's a Tudor boutique in Louisiana? I didn't know you could even get them in the us anymore. Must check out...

There is also an AD in ATL that might be a bit closer to ya icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Deets would be much appreciated on that Heuer! Lovely looking watch. Looks great on your wrist.
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Newcomer - it was just a case of like, not love.  It's a very cool watch - particularly (IMO) on the vintage leather strap.  For whatever reason, I found I wasn't wearing it much, so I moved it along.  It has already gained legions of fans, however, so clearly many others find it a good fit. 

 

 

 

Oddly enough, I was completely "meh" on the Pelagos initially, but now find it in the running for the empty sports / dive watch slot.  Remains to be seen if that will actually be filled, though, as the Speedy 9300 continues to prove its versatility as an all-rounder.  It served very well as a one-watch choice these past few days:

 

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Originally Posted by Wes Bourne View Post

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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

I also really, really liked the new Tudor Black Bay. That watch is really quite something in person. It could very well be my next watch (instead of the Tank Solo--I scrapped the Reverso, just too much to ask my parents for!). The cases are a little bit chunky, but it is less a factor of the size and more a factor of how the case is designed. The Black Bay is only 10mm thick, but it looks about 13-14 mm. Very strange!

The Pelagos was also really cool. Not sure how I feel about titanium though. The lightness was a bit disconcerting.

I think that Tudor is really hitting it out of the park, and it is welcome to see what I would consider a good value in the sub-$5,000 price range. Brand new the Black Bay was $3,150, which I feel is a whole lot of watch. I wonder how discounting is going to be...
The Black Bay looks great. Gonna have to look into that one.

In the meantime, USPS delivered this earlier today:
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Wear in good health nephew.
Creepy dude didn't make you put out or anything did he?
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newC, very interesting info. i have seen very few tudors in person. did they allow you to take pics?
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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

Deets would be much appreciated on that Heuer! Lovely looking watch. Looks great on your wrist.

Thanks! I liked it in all the pics I had seen of it and am really thrilled with how it turned out irl. Just so damn clean.
I did write about it a few pages back, here.

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Wear in good health nephew.
Creepy dude didn't make you put out or anything did he?

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Nope, deal was all for cash moneyz. And he even threw in a few free extras! fing02[1].gif
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Originally Posted by Wes Bourne View Post

Thanks! I liked it in all the pics I had seen of it and am really thrilled with how it turned out irl. Just so damn clean.
I did write about it a few pages back, here.
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My goodness, I did not even know they were the same watch! For some reason or another, the light blue came through a little bit stronger on the other set of pictures. You know I must like it seeing that I complimented the same watch on two different occasions.

And Stitchy--the sales-lady probably would have let me photograph, but I figured I would not push it. I have never purchased anything from that particular AD. I will try it the next time I come in. I have a very large void in the diver category.
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

Newcomer - it was just a case of like, not love.  It's a very cool watch - particularly (IMO) on the vintage leather strap.  For whatever reason, I found I wasn't wearing it much, so I moved it along.  It has already gained legions of fans, however, so clearly many others find it a good fit. 

That makes sense, I figured that may have been the case. For some reason or another, it seems that a good amount of people have tired of the Black Bay. But that may be a side effect of the craze that the watch garnered. I am going to wait some time, and see how I feel in a month or so. I was very smitten by it!

And you know, I can see how the Pelagos can creep up on you! It is a very impressive watch technologically speaking. And the Speedy looks absolutely great on you. It looked a bit too large on my wrists to my eye. The Pelagos did feel quite nice though smile.gif.

Lately I have rekindled my love with my MUT Moon, so at least for a little while I think I am going to hold back.
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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

There is also an AD in ATL that might be a bit closer to ya icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Thanks! In Atl and NOLA pretty regularly.
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Originally Posted by Flake View Post

Thanks! In Atl and NOLA pretty regularly.

icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif. Adler's stocks Tudors. And Aucoin-Hart in Metairie has a black-n'-blue GMT in stock currently.
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And Stitchy--the sales-lady probably would have let me photograph, but I figured I would not push it. I have never purchased anything from that particular AD. I will try it the next time I come in. I have a very large void in the diver category.

i have no shame. i always ask to take pics. shog[1].gif
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i have no shame. i always ask to take pics. shog[1].gif

Haha, my youth brings enough skepticism my way (it does not help that I look young for my age). Honestly, I have had multiple incidences where the salesperson at the AD has not even let me held the watch. Infuriating, it is. If a salesperson treats me even like a half-human, I just enjoy it.
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Nice pics, RogerP.

Rarely do you see a Speedy getting wet.



Flake: can you tell me the difference between a tortoise, a turtle, and a terrapin? biggrin.gif
post #24268 of 35538
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I have a very large void in the diver category.

This must be remedied, Newcomer, but IIRC, you've at least got a Monster, which is an adequate placeholder and legendary "poor man's watch" (never liked that term).
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Originally Posted by Keith T View Post

This must be remedied, Newcomer, but IIRC, you've at least got a Monster, which is an adequate placeholder and legendary "poor man's watch" (never liked that term).

And I have a Mako. I love both of those watches! I agree with "poor man's watch" being an unfair term. The Monster is an excellent watch in its own right nod[1].gif.

The Mako is a bit more homagey. But that watch has withstood some serious abuse. Serious, serious abuse.
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Originally Posted by Newcomer View Post

Haha, my youth brings enough skepticism my way (it does not help that I look young for my age). Honestly, I have had multiple incidences where the salesperson at the AD has not even let me held the watch. Infuriating, it is. If a salesperson treats me even like a half-human, I just enjoy it.

that is unfortunate. do they let you try things on? engage you in conversation when they see you love watches?

i keep note of every place that treats me well, and at least will recommend people to shop there, or call them when i am in the market for something. a good SA should know that. but that is old convo.
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