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May 31 2012 at 3:30 PM

Hammer  (Login HammerHammer)
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My first new Tudor purchase since the early 90's but I just couldn't help myself wink.gif

The price point was perfect for a daily beater and the overall package with the bracelet and nato strap combo suited me perfectly , in the wheelchair bracelets cop a flogging so straps seem to work the best , bloody push rims SUCK wink.gif

I think what attracted me to this watch more than anything was that it represented an era when Tudor created the concepts and made special tool watches , real watches , and rather than being a re-edition of any one Ref , it shares many design elements over a 20 year period so she is more of a homage respectful to the DNA of the brand in the early years more so than just one specific Ref happy.gif

The abundance of the gilt fonts , tudor rose and chapter ring , set off by the pink gold Indice surrounds and snowflake hands is just glorious view to on the watch , the seconds hand is perfectly balanced and with the Diamond marker it matches the snowflake hour hand to a TREAT , the coin edged bezel is so nicely balanced and the bezel ratchet systems has a firm but easy click rotation , OHHH and the DOMED lens is the cream on the cake it's sets the look of the head perfectly , Old Skool like happy.gifhappy.gifhappy.gif

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The case is superb , very high and thick which marries with the bigger case overall ,, a certain symmetry exists , the chamfers on the lugs are dreamy , if I had to knock one thing ? It would be the tiny red bezel that the crown screws onto , that and I'd have loved to see a much FATTER crown rather than the thin one , diameter of the crown is perfect just wish she was a Fatty wink.gif

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The bracelet is super wide to accommodate the 22mm lug size and again is a nice marriage with the heft and size of the case , finishing on it is flawless and the buckle design very distinctive I like it allot , uniquely different from an oyster bracelet with no real taper to speak of happy.gifhappy.gif 

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I could go on about the bezel , crown , case , finish , snowflakes , rose , overall package of boxset and accompaniments etc etc , but it would be redundant to do so happy.gif

This watch just WORKS ! 

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Well for me anyway the perfect wheelchair beater on a NATO it's Bad ASS happy.gifhappy.gif

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BANG for ya Buck with all that she comes with ,, well she is HARD to beat happy.gifhappy.gif

Excuse the crappy iPhone images , Jocke hasn't shown me how he does it with his yet wink.gifwink.gifwink.gif

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Tudor NATO >>>

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Nice buckle and keepers >>

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Old Skool NATO >>>

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"Power Up"

Cheers Hammer happy.gif

PLEASE EXCUSE THE TYPO'S IM USING VOICE RECOGNITION SOFTWARE TO TYPE THIS JUST LMK IF ANY CLARIFICATION IS REQUIRED ??

 
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