So first, I wanna clear some stuff up. Both omega and Tudor bracelets are excellent. The feel is quality. So, I would not say the bracelets are poor or bad.Thank you! Yes, this will be my only watch.
So Omega’s bracelet is better?
Do you think rubber with deployant, right?
Maybe I was wrong, there is a local service center, but they have to send it, don’t do anything locally.Out of the 2 I think I would go for the Chrono.
I cant see why the Omega is better on paper. Power reserve on the Tudor is 70 hours. Omega is 60. Accuracy is the same or maybe a little better in my case. I guess the ceramic bezel would be a plus in one way but I would rather replace an aluminium bezel than a ceramic one. Ceramic bezels are another solution to a problem no one had in the first place. Yes theyre harder to scratch but theyre attached to a steel watch that is going to pick up scratches anyway. In all my years of watch owning ive never damaged a bezel to the point it needed immediate replacement. Stick it in for a service and they'll give you the replacement option of around £80. I like the character of aluminium bezels anyway. In 20 years the SMP will look exactly like it does now
Glass casebooks may look nice but in the summer months you cant beat a steel caseback. Ideally a heavily embossed/engraved one like the earlier seamaster models.
The service centre location may be a problem for you but ive owned a Tudor Pelagos for over 5 years and its been well used over that time and its still deadly accurate. Given the savings youre going to make buying the Tudor, you can fly to Rolex/Tudor HQ and deliver the watch yourself.
what does QC mean? What is the problem?I see nothing wrong with the SMP OEM bracelet but I wanted the quasi-007 look so I went for mesh, then I went for MORE mesh and got the Staib 4.1mm mesh and couldn’t be happier with the look and fit. I have tried on a couple of Tudor and I haven’t felt “it”. I’m not familiar with the chrono but I keep reading about QC issues on the P39. View attachment 17225048
And according to your experiences which one is better for a “one watch collection”, and a daily “diver”?I own both the Tudor Chrono (not the vintage, but the BB chrono) and the SMP300. I like the Tudor way more as I tend to gravitate towards chronos over divers, and it's a more versatile watch, and you don't see them in the wild very much. However, I will say a few things about both as well as a note on the vintage. Hope it helps!
The SMP300 just wears better. It's thinner and less weight. The BB chrono is a tad tall, and you can only remove so many links. I have a 6.5" wrist and the BB chrono moves around a bit and I can't remove anymore links...Yet another Tudor bracelet/strap fumble. Both look great on rubber, but the BB chrono looks way better on steel (when comparing the two). Both have great lume.
The vintage is very tall/wears very big, and the blue version isn't very legible due to the hands being white and blending in with the white dial.
Tudor has something that other brands don’t have, maybe this is the feel “it speaks to me?” Or not? Just wanted a Tudor since I’ve seen the first time the snowflake hands, but really miss the date. It is also a plus, Tudor is not as known as the brand Omega, maybe Tudor is less on the “radar”. And I like it.Oh… and I had the white Seamaster 300m. I really enjoyed it, but ended up selling it and buying a Tudor - the Black Bay Pro. So take my input with a grain of salt… sometimes I can’t even follow my own logical thinking.
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Don’t like gmt watches. For what are you using chrono functions, in general? I thought it just looks cool.I get it. I’ve really enjoyed Tudor’s recent releases. Have you looked at the GMT or the Black Bay Pro? Since you won’t use the chronograph, maybe one of those are a good compromise. The GMT is a particularly useful function.
Well, you have to love the way the watch looks. It seems like you are trying to convince yourself of why you shouldn’t buy the Tudor. If you want the Tudor, I think you should get it. If you don’t like it, you’ll be able to sell it and get a Seamaster. You really can’t go wrong here so buy what you like the most!Don’t like gmt watches. For what are you using chrono functions, in general? I thought it just looks cool.
Thank you! Second problem, I’ve tried only the SMP300 on my wrist, in my country are not ADs with stock, I can only order it without seeing it in person. Saw many videos, pictures, etc. Has the Omega lower thickness than the Panda?Well, you have to love the way the watch looks. It seems like you are trying to convince yourself of why you shouldn’t buy the Tudor. If you want the Tudor, I think you should get it. If you don’t like it, you’ll be able to sell it and get a Seamaster. You really can’t go wrong here so buy what you like the most!