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***pictorial review*** ZF Tudor Black Bay GMT from Trustytime

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Hi guys,

 

Eversince I got some Tudor reps I am amazed by the overall quality. Somehow it seems they are made so well compared to other reps. The newly launched black Bay gmt caught my eye and so i ordered myself a NICE Christmas present. lucky me it also arrived before the holidays. Thanx again for the fast shipping and smooth transaction Andrew!

 

 

 

The case: The watch measures 41mm in diameter. The 316L SS case has a really good looking nice matte/satin finish to it which comes with beautifull beveled edges. The nicely decorated crown has no crown guards on this modell. The matte finish of the case and bracelet seems to hide scratches really well also. The caseback has a nicely brushed effect on it, just like the clasp etc. VERY crisp engravings btw, ZF did a great job with that! Compared to the many subs I own, it seems this Tudor wears a little bit bigger but I don't mind that at all.

 

The Dial: I have to admit It is difficult to look at this watch without comparing it to Rolex, I had to teach myself this is NOT a rolex but a brand on his own with a wink to Rolex, but they are family as we all know. The BB has round hour markers. The dial has a matte finish which I find to be just pure watch porn. I always like matte finished dials especially when sunlight hits the dial (see pics below). The dial printing is (just like all the engravings) very crisp... kudos! The lume on this black boy is incredibly strong. Personally I also like the missing magnifier on the date, it makes the watch looks more clean but perhaps also a bit bigger.

 

The datewheel: All seems nicely centered.

 

The Bezel: One of the first things I noticed is the firm grip you have on the uni directional bezel. The color also seems same as per Gen. No fingers sliding over the bezel trying to turn it, the small groves/cut outs give you a perfect strong grip. Tudor does not work with a pearl because they simply say it will fall off as many Rollie owners can confirm . The bezel rotates smooth with very firm loud and crisp clicks with, absolutely no wiggling or whatsoever.

 

Chrystal: The domed shaped chrystal is gorgeous, it pops out a bit like the Rolex seadweller. The main difference is that is has a bevelled edge which I think I more nicer. It plays with the light, i love it. Also the applied AR is very good.

 

The Bracelet and clasp:The rivet bracelet really looks bada$$, again probably mostly due to the matte satin finish and especially due to the visable pins on the side. It wears smooth and very very comfortable (I gave it an oil bath also). The design of the clasp on this bracelet makes it even more special. The clasp opens and closes very slick and firm. Again, the inscriptions are very crisp!

 

***My conclussion: A very high-end REP, worth every dollar, guaranteed!***

 

Some specs from Trustytime:

 

ZF Factory Tudor Black Bay GMT Basel 2018 Ultimate Edition

 

MOVEMENT: Nickel Plated Asia Eta 2836-2 Automatic Movement, 25J, 28800bph with Functional GMT Hand

CASE DIAMETER: 41mm (Same Specs as Genuine)

THICKNESS: 14.5mm

DIAL COLOR: Black Dial with Superlumed Round Markers (Swiss Grade Superlume applied)

CASE MATERIAL: Solid Stainless Steel 316L

BRACELET: Special Rivet Bracelet in Solid Stainless Steel 316L with Deployant buckle

FRONT GLASS: Dome Shaped Sapphire Crystal with Colorless Double AR Coating (Swiss Grade)

CASE BACK: Solid case back with detailed engraving

BEZEL: Uni-directional Diver Bezel, Anti-Clockwise (Dark Blue/Red Bezel) - Same color tone as Genuine

HACK MOVEMENT: Yes

CLASP TYPE: Deployant Buckle

DATE INDICATOR: At 3:00 Position (Adjusted via Crown)

 

Waterproofed to 30m direct from Factory

 

Enjoy the pics people.

 

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Nice review bud thanks for sharing :)

 

They are an excellent piece, I'm going to do a Gen vs Rep comparison when I get time and must say there isn't much to tell them apart !

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