How can one talk about Tudor, without mentioning its far more famous big brother, Rolex? Realistically, you can’t. Despite all that, the brand has its own niche corner in the market, one that been producing some of the most coveted watches currently in production. From the start, Tudor time pieces were offered as watches for the ‘working man’, products with the same reliability and dependability as a Rolex, but on a lower budget. A perfect watch for the financially savvy gentlemen out there, wouldn’t you say?
Tudor, the brand and their products.
It's safe to say that the brand has managed the above and more, they have a strong heritage, while also having the creative freedom to create innovative and interesting timepieces – a thrilling prospects for watch collectors, both novice and experienced. This can be seen in their interesting line up of ambassadors – Tiger Woods, Lady Gaga, David Beckham, Jay Chou, and even the New Zealand All Blacks rugby team!
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If you’ve always wanted to start your collecting journey, but haven’t quite yet figured out where to start, we highly recommend considering Tudor timepieces. While Rolex products are some of the best in the market, their price ranges and long waiting lists can make it almost impossible to make a purchase – not everyone has the patience to wait 36 months for their new shiny toys?
Start your watch collection with some Tudor timepieces.
Tudor timepieces are a great gateway into watch collecting for beginners, you purchase Rolex quality products and experiences for only a third of the price. Not only that, but they are also a great way to figure out what type of watch styles are the most attractive to you – in terms of price, investment potential, style and other preferences.
Here’s a quick list of our picks on some of Tudor’s popular models to look out for, with comprehensive but easily digestible insights as to why we think they’re great!
Originally created as both a homage and an affordable alternative to the inimitable Rolex Day Date, the Tudor Prince Day Date has since developed its own striking design and style and place in the market. Our best-selling timepieces, Tudor Prince Day Date watches and their predecessors, the Prince Oyster Dates have soared in popularity and collectability, making them ideal investment pieces.
So, what makes these timepieces so special? Well suited for any occasion, formal or casual, the timepiece’s black, silver sunburst, and linen dials continue to be an unmarked example of functionality and appearance, hence their popularity.
Not only that they are extremely versatile timepieces with highly useful features such as date windows, day functions, and a wide range of bezel combinations to choose from.
Famously won by Tiger Woods at the start of his career, the Tudor 79260 is a chronograph automatic wristwatch with date function powered by Tudor 7750 automatic movement.
While borrowing from Rolex’s design cues, this range has its own distinctive look that separates it from the rest. These What’s great about these timepieces is their chunky utilitarian look that a lot of watch collectors look for – especially the 12-hour bezels that give it its standout look.
Roughly dating to the late 90s, just before Tudor briefly paused sales in the US market, the Hydronaut I is one of the few watches that was released with multiple dial and bezel combinations and offered rubber straps and bracelets – for those that like a unique watch experience. Currently unaffected by the fluctuations of the watch market, these timepieces deliver the best value for money.
Well, that’s it for today folks! If you’re curious about our other Tudor offerings, you can check them out here