Having a Tudor start to 2023.

Jan 23, 2023,14:43 PM

Following my find a few weeks ago of my 79220b which I’d been looking for for a while they say watches can be like buses. Wait for a while then they all come at once. Well I wasn’t expecting the call I had from my AD on Friday saying that my FXD had arrived early.
So having decided to add an FXD to my collection I did so before it won Diver of the year at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève 2022.
I know it is early days but I really have to say even having only worn it for 3 days now I absolutely love it.
The size and proportions on my wrist are perfect for me. The colour of the dial and Bezel is so different it’s a pastel blue which for me gives a vintage feel.
The weight being titanium is on the light side but you still know it’s on your wrist. The technical specification speaks for itself at this price point as does the history between MN and Tudor. I love the fixed spring bars and owning a Mil sub it gives the same vibe.
So for me this watch gives the perfect Mil spec with a vintage vibe feel and I can see is going to be regularly worn by me as more and more I am becoming paranoid about safety with so many robberies in the UK and abroad.
Tudor are doing so well at listening to collectors and daring to be risky in their creations. This at a time when we all are made to feel so grateful to be able to even buy anything from Rolex.
Well done Tudor I look forward to seeing your releases this year.

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 By: Aquaracer1 : January 23rd, 2023-14:57

Thank you.

 By: Miles_151 : January 23rd, 2023-16:22


 By: dms : January 23rd, 2023-15:37
Congrats in securing this beauty. Is it a MN23? I'm still expecting mine to be delivered: the waiting is getting difficult to handle after 6 months now...

I know it can be frustrating.

 By: Miles_151 : January 23rd, 2023-15:46
I’m sure you will get your call from the AD soon. Yes mine was a MN23 which I was surprised at as it was so early in 2023 delivered. I guess they have a cut off in 2022 production when they become 23’s. I was told there were no more MN22’s available anywh... 

Thank you Nico.

 By: Miles_151 : January 23rd, 2023-16:24
It takes a lot to excite me these days. All the craziness and hype of some brands has always bored me stupid. Tudor are innovative, daring and achievable. What more do you want???? M.

Bravo, one of my favorite watches.

 By: grigo : January 23rd, 2023-16:12
Defiantly worth the wait.

Thank you.

 By: Miles_151 : January 23rd, 2023-16:25
It was and you sir have good taste. M.

Ha ha yes true.

 By: Miles_151 : January 23rd, 2023-17:16
Thank you my friend I will try my best. M.

I like the watch but I think the term "fixed spring bars" is a contradiction in terms

 By: cazalea : January 23rd, 2023-17:21
Do you mean you can only use a NATO strap or one that folds around a pin which is fixed in place? Or are the straps retained by the pin which is pressed in from one side and retained by friction? Or is the pin screwed into place? I can't tell from the pho... 

Here is a picture of case back.

 By: Miles_151 : January 23rd, 2023-17:27
Fixed spring bars mean fixed. Yes none removable. Only Nato style straps will fit. So like the Rolex 5513/5517 Mil sub where they were welded into the case for the MOD. Hope that clears it up. M. ...  

Actually there are no spring bars.

 By: grigo : January 23rd, 2023-17:54
The loops for the strap are part of the case.

True. They are part of the case.

 By: Miles_151 : January 23rd, 2023-19:19
The FXD stands for fixed I presume. M.

Thanks, that clarifies what I wondered about

 By: cazalea : January 23rd, 2023-20:00
There are many ways to retain straps but some variations (like this one) demand a certain kind of strap... You could put a leather one on and rivet it, or use a special screw instead of a rivet, like this: . But the NATO is probably the favored solution a...  

very nice watch from Tudor, congratulations

 By: penfriend : January 23rd, 2023-17:53
I was very close to picking one up at my AD last year but I had to admit to myself that I would always reach for the blue BB 58 out of my box when opting for a blue Tudor so I finally declined. Enjoy it in great health!

BB58 blue also a lovely watch.

 By: Miles_151 : January 24th, 2023-09:04
The blues are very similar. Slightly more pastel blue on the FXD. M.

I know what you mean.

 By: Miles_151 : January 24th, 2023-09:05
It ticks lots of boxes for me. I look forward to seeing yours soon. Hope the wait isn’t too long. M.

Congrats Miles !!

 By: Mr.Gatsby : January 23rd, 2023-19:53
Looks great on your wrist Best Gatsby

Thank you Amigo.

 By: Miles_151 : January 24th, 2023-09:06
Proportions are perfect for me. M.

looks awesome! congrats!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : January 23rd, 2023-22:32

Kind of you. Thank you.

 By: Miles_151 : January 24th, 2023-09:06

Looks great. Love mine.

 By: marcD : January 23rd, 2023-23:02

Looks good on you.

 By: Miles_151 : January 24th, 2023-09:07
Enjoy. M.

Couldn't agree with you more!

 By: blau : January 23rd, 2023-23:23
I've had mine for over a year now and still can't get enough of it, for all the reasons you say here! ...  

That’s good to hear.

 By: Miles_151 : January 24th, 2023-09:08
I completely understand your feelings. I think this might get a lot of my time for a while. I’ll let you know in a year just how much. Cheers. Miles.

Pleased to hear Dave.

 By: Miles_151 : January 24th, 2023-17:37
Enjoy. M.

No problem Henry.

 By: Miles_151 : January 24th, 2023-17:37
I can’t recommend it enough. M.