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Tudor North Flag anyone?

Post by abuemily » Mon Aug 15, 2016 2:37 pm

Been looking for something different, and this one has caught my eye. Living up in the wilds of northern NH we don't have a lot--okay, any--watch shops or AD's up here. Anyone owned/tried on the Tudor North Flag? Any impressions of how it wore or felt on the bracelet, as the edges look quite sharp? I'm actually quite intrigued by the new movement, and it looks somewhat like a poor man's IWC Engineer.

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Post by Panerai7 » Mon Aug 15, 2016 2:45 pm

I tried it on and liked it quite a bit.

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Post by dukerules » Mon Aug 15, 2016 3:00 pm

+1. One of those watches that is better in the metal than in pictures. The problem is that in the same display case, the ADs have Black Bays and Pelagos', along with the Ranger and Heritage Chronos, so there's lots of eye candy vying for your attention, and I think the NF sort of gets lost in that company.

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Post by JP Chestnut » Mon Aug 15, 2016 3:36 pm

I don't like it at all in pictures, but I can't recall seeing it in person. If you're a flipper, buy it cheap - that watch just screams "massive depreciation".

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Post by toxicavenger » Mon Aug 15, 2016 3:39 pm

dukerules wrote:+1. One of those watches that is better in the metal than in pictures. The problem is that in the same display case, the ADs have Black Bays and Pelagos', along with the Ranger and Heritage Chronos, so there's lots of eye candy vying for your attention, and I think the NF sort of gets lost in that company.
+1, it looks great in person. But that proprietary bracelet kills it. The only way I would buy it is if it was cheap and I never planned to resell it. I don't think resell wise it is doing well, but I might be wrong.

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Post by hoppyjr » Mon Aug 15, 2016 3:56 pm

I didn't like it at all in person, but it was alright in person. With normal lugs I'd want one.

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Post by blowfish89 » Mon Aug 15, 2016 3:58 pm

I don't have strong feelings about this one either way. When I tried it on, it felt too light for an all steel watch. Its certainly very legible, and the decoration on displayback is quite industrial (intended to be).

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Post by JP Chestnut » Mon Aug 15, 2016 4:11 pm

hoppyjr wrote:I didn't like it at all in person, but it was alright in person.
You sound like my wife. :lol:

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Post by rockmastermike » Mon Aug 15, 2016 4:13 pm

A quick cross-section of reviews indicate it is indeed much better in person than photos.

There are comparisons to the lugs/lack of strap options being similar to the IWC Ingy line. Having owned an Ingy and finding almost impossible to find aftermarket straps due to some strange metal tab needed to make it work......several forums say the metal tab is not needed in the North Flag and appears that any custom leather strap maker can make a strap that will work.

I know OP is in the boonies as it relates to AD's (same here) but this one may be worth the trip to try on.

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Post by hoppyjr » Mon Aug 15, 2016 4:18 pm

JP Chestnut wrote:
hoppyjr wrote:I didn't like it at all in person, but it was alright in person.
You sound like my wife. :lol:
That's exactly why I didn't send her pics of my junk.

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Post by JP Chestnut » Mon Aug 15, 2016 4:26 pm

hoppyjr wrote:
JP Chestnut wrote:
hoppyjr wrote:I didn't like it at all in person, but it was alright in person.
You sound like my wife. :lol:
That's exactly why I didn't send her pics of my junk.
Thanks for that. She has a thing for old guys with below average wieners. You'd be just her type.

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Post by BacoNoir » Mon Aug 15, 2016 4:29 pm

Don't care for the PR indicator on the dial or proprietary strap. Between those two issues, never asked an AD to pull it out if the case.
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Post by abuemily » Mon Aug 15, 2016 4:48 pm

JP Chestnut wrote:I don't like it at all in pictures, but I can't recall seeing it in person. If you're a flipper, buy it cheap - that watch just screams "massive depreciation".
Ha, yeah, I feel you on that one. I've only been looking at used ones. Been torn between this and the Ranger--want to get out of my normal black bezel/black dial box. Might be worth a trip to an AD in Boston. Thanks for the input y'all.

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Tudor North Flag anyone?

Post by hoppyjr » Mon Aug 15, 2016 4:53 pm

JP Chestnut wrote:
hoppyjr wrote:
JP Chestnut wrote:
hoppyjr wrote:I didn't like it at all in person, but it was alright in person.
You sound like my wife. :lol:
That's exactly why I didn't send her pics of my junk.
Thanks for that. She has a thing for old guys with below average wieners. You'd be just her type.
This made me :lol:

....she did marry you after all. ;)

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Post by 1954Selmer » Mon Aug 15, 2016 5:47 pm

I did try in on. It was very comfortable, unique, and seemed to be a versatile piece. I dig it.
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Post by Chocodove » Mon Aug 15, 2016 5:59 pm

Seem to be a great value where they're at right now, but I'd also be concerned about the flip. It's a cool watch and I like it.
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Re: Tudor North Flag anyone?

Post by streetracer101 » Mon Aug 15, 2016 6:05 pm

I think that the price on these will settle around $2000. At that price they seem like a great value.

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Post by Joe C » Mon Aug 15, 2016 6:38 pm

I can only imagine resale is gonna be rough and the unusual lugs may make it less versatile....but I dig it...cool movement and unique design....If you can get it for a decent price used, I'd jump :shrug:
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Post by Panerai7 » Mon Aug 15, 2016 7:12 pm

Found a pic when I tried it.
I liked it

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Post by CGSshorty » Mon Aug 15, 2016 7:23 pm

I like it. I don't think I'd actually spend my own money on one, though.
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Post by hoppyjr » Tue Aug 16, 2016 2:23 am

hoppyjr wrote:I didn't like it at all in person, but it was alright in person. With normal lugs I'd want one.
The Glidelock style clasp would also make me more interested.

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Post by dnslater » Tue Aug 16, 2016 3:48 am

I like the Tudor and have thought about getting one, but for the price, I would probably get this instead....... it even comes with a hardened steel case:
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As is, my Sinn 556i works just fine and would make both redundant.

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Post by jimyritz » Tue Aug 16, 2016 4:56 am

I liked it much more in person-- I really liked the case and the matt black ceramic bezel..
COSC in-house--Good value for the price..

Mixed on the yellow power reserve.... :shrug:

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Post by apnk » Tue Aug 16, 2016 6:55 am

I like it and was close to buying one but I am still not sure on the limited strap options

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Re: Tudor North Flag anyone?

Post by rockmastermike » Tue Aug 16, 2016 7:06 am

Art - when you handled one did you notice if straps would doable? :shrug:
Drew - if you've seen one...same question... :shrug:

earlier I mentioned the Ingy strap was not conducive to custom work due to the metal tab in the strap...I don't think there is such limitation with the NF strap?? :shrug:

Maybe we don't see as many options simply because there aren't that many out there? no demand = no supply? :shrug:

The more time I spend nosing around about these, the more I like it. :shrug:

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