The countdown has begun! I will guide you through my watch flipping journey. One by one. From the first to the last. What made me buy it? What made me sell it? Almost 400 watches has come and gone during the years. Instead of boring you with too much technical details I will try to focus on giving you my thoughts and refelections and at the same time trying to add a personal touch to my journey by sharing some moments when the watches has accompanied me through life. Read and enjoy!
I going through a Tudor phase here? Well, yesterday I told you I felt a bit
reluctant wearing the Tudor Submariner. This chronograph was a different story.
“But that’s a Daytona rip off!” some of you might say. But is it? Really? No, I
don’t think so. OK, the case design and the pushers might make you think of the
Daytona but the 79270 has a 6/9/12 subdial setup (Valjoux 7750 movement) while the
Daytona has the 3/6/9 setup. The 79270 also have a date and a bezel that turns.
I would say it might be inspired by the Daytona but the 79270 definitely stands
on its own legs and does not feel like a wannabe Rolex. On the other hand, the reference 79280, with steel tachymeter,
would be a closer call.
#167 - The Tudor Chronograph ref. 79270.
Tudor shield on the crown.
loved this one. It was great to look at. Beautiful! It felt like a good
allround beater chrono. The lug-holes for example; a great feature! Just as the
turning bezel. A much more useful chronograph than the Rolex Daytona. I’m happy
I got it on the oyster bracelet. I’m usually a big fan of jubilee bracelets but
Tudor’s version of the jubilee just looks awful. I bought it as a full set in
the end of March 2013 with box, books and certificate in great condition. The
watch itself wasn’t far from being NOS. I had plans to buy a black dial with
white subdials for it but it didn’t get to stick around that long. This model
is another great example of a watch that has more than doubled its value in the last three years.
watch ended up in a trade for a NOS Omega SM300 (Watchco) which I will present
in the near future.