Oh oh, I guess something is wrong with yours...I love mine to pieces. I’d been considering a Black Bay for a while and when the GMT was announced I had to have one. For my lifestyle it’s my “go anywhere, do anything” watch and if I had to pare my collection down to just one, this would be it. Proportions are perfect for me, love the bezel, love the hands.
That said, I find three issues that could use improvement:
The metal seems soft. I get dings in my lugs from normal strap changes.
The date doesn’t advance promptly at midnight. Minor issue compared to the other date wheel stories I’ve heard, but come on.
If I don’t wind it by hand when I take it off, the power reserve is basically nil.
I notice these three things because I haven’t encountered any of them with my less expensive watches. I just don’t get it.
Nonetheless I enjoy it every time I put it on and can’t see myself letting go of it any time soon.
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If I don’t wind it when I take it off the power reserve is only about 12 hours.Oh oh, I guess something is wrong with yours...
Can you post a picture?
Power reserve on mine is excellent - the full 70 hours
At which time does the date change?
Dial please.If I don’t wind it when I take it off the power reserve is only about 12 hours.
The date changes between 12:15 and 2:00, seemingly depending on whether I’ve recently wound it.
You want to see a photo of the lugs?
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Yes I think it is. Let’s see what is released in a couple of years. They already created a newer, smaller movement with the BB58 to allow smaller cases.It's a great watch. If it was 1.5 mm thinner and they used Mercedes hands it would be an absolute beast. But I wonder if it would be possible to get a 70 hour power reserve out of a smaller movement.
Did you buy the watch from an authorized dealer?
Also when you hand wind the movement fully - how long does it last?
Is the date change still instantaneous or do you see the date changing over a period of time?
I feel your pain... literally. I also bought my Tudor GMT new in Sept 2019 and started seeing the date-skip problem 2 months later. Because the Christmas break was looming I had my AD send the watch in early January. I got it back... today. !! Neither I nor the AD know what was done to correct the problem. I hope it’s fixed... it’s a lovely watch, but my enthusiasm for it has dimmed.Mine is sitting at my Authorized Dealer because I had the date jump two days at a time for 3 days straight purchased September 2019 new. I brought it in on March 12th and days later the Covid-19 essential business policies were implemented and watch businesses closed. I'm done with Tudor as a brand because they have known since 2018 when this watch launched that they have a problem with the movement. There should be a class action lawsuit for damages to the buyers of this watch. The potential value is damaged not to mention the loss having to send it in for service. There are many that have had the problem repeat multiple times. Rolex - Tudor must be so arrogant they could care less about customers.