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I was chatting with a friend, and of course we discussed time pieces, the obvious subject of Rolex vs. Omega came up (we happen to love both, and have pieces from both brands), but somehow he asked me about the Pelagos.
I know the history of Tudor, but it is not a brand that I have bought before (the Harrods looks very cool, would I buy it? No.) so I said ‘hmm not sure never had it on wrist…’
To which his response was ‘I don’t blame you, Tudor is just a diet Rolex.’
I do see the similarity in case and dial designs…and of course the history behind Tudor, but where do you stand on Tudor, is it a diet Rolex? Or is it its own brand with its own style, and history?
 

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:rolleyes:
 

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Hot take! 😐

Man, threads like this are not only tiresome AF but they say more about the gossamer ego of the poster than they do about anything related to watches.
 

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Maybe once upon a time Tudor was Rolex-lite, but I don't think you can say that anymore.
The modern Tudor, built around the success of the Black Bay, has built a brand identity over the past 10 years that many watch companies would be jealous of.
 

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I see it as a little bit of both. I have a 1960s Small Rose Tudor that has obvious signs of its Rolex lineage. Including the Oyster case and Rolex crown. The BB58 has definite DNA from the Rolex Sub. Yet other models and the Snowflake hand are distinctively Tudor.

I find nothing wrong with Tudor being positioned where it is in the luxury watch market.
 
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