Accidental double post.
I guess the reviewer got that wrong? My AD told me that the NATO no longer comes as a free extra, but as an option when you order the watch. Seems like for the BB GMT, it arrived this way for those buyers.Thanks for the review link! In the article, it said "As ever, both options come with an additional fabric strap." Is this true? I thought the fabric strap was extra?
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From these shots, it does seem like it's a working model.That article is reviewing the non working mock-up that AD's have passed around since April. Time is always 10:08. Still a nice write up though.
Yup, it's consistent with the long held rumor that it'll be in European AD's by this weekend and out in US AD's starting next week.FYI, these have started showing up in AD's in the UK today....
Have you considered a GMT 16710?Thanks, I did want the GMT because its a sports watch to compliment my Sub, but if availability continues to be nutso then I will consider other options. The only concern I'd have is with a sub how much time the 58 would get but I like its retro style.
Agree 100%. Rolex can arguably play that game but Tudor can't. People will simply move onto something else.The roll-out strategy for this watch is truly confusing. And frustrating. At least, here in the U.S.
It's not simply that it's taking forever - it's the false promises and push-backs and misinformation and overall lack of transparency/clarity. Call 5 dealers and they'll tell you 5 different things. "I've been told October," "The watch won't hit the U.S. until August," "We have no idea when it's coming." It's not the ADs' fault, it's that Tudor can't get all of its reps on the same page.
For a Rolex, I guess all this would be par for the course. But this isn't a status watch that people have been saving up for years to purchase, where the anticipation is part of the buyer's journey. It's just a nice, functional piece, and it's beyond frustrating that people (like me) who have put deposits down are forced to sit on their hands and play a waiting game with no clear end in sight.
A bit shocking considering that the most common complaint about the BB is it's size and thickness.My AD said much the same. He also said that the manufacturer produced far more GMTs than 58s, based on anticipated sales. It's taking them a while to get the 58s into stores because they simply didn't produce enough of them from the jump-essentially, the watch's popularity has taken Tudor by surprise, hence the lack of available inventory.
Curious as well. My AD called me today and told me that it's still on backorder.I, too, am curious of this. Any BB 58 owners have an update on this?