Tudor Heritage Advisor - Long Hunt Done

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Tudor Heritage Advisor - Long Hunt Done

Post by jaw » Sun Dec 06, 2015 6:21 pm

Hey there,

Finally after love at first sight posted by andrema on XMT 4 years ago, my long hunt for a Tudor Heritage Advisor is now over. Purchased pre-loved from Crown & Calliber (first time for me), where the buyer experience (communication and responsiveness) could use some improvement. Still the watch w/full kit arrived as promised and I love it.

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Unfortunately the supplied black alligator strap (which I was always going to replace), must have been special ordered for someone who's wrist is the size of Olympic Russian cankles, will never fit me. So the Cyber Monday discount savings were quickly lost to some after market Hadley Roma USA Gator from StrappedForTime. A NATO-esque strap comes with the kit but I always wished the Black Bay distressed bomber leather was available as an alternate for the Advisor. Additionally, the Heritage Chrono bracelet will fit the Advisor with the purchase of the proper endlinks - more hunt left for these strap/bracelet options.

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I've been dying to get my hands on the Tudor deployment clasp for it's unique design and side window view into the ridged lines underneath. Really cool architectural detail here.

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I've never been a fan of multi-function date dials but I'm willing to give the Advisor a pass simply because the overall design is so nice. The power reserve is an "alarm" power reserve charged by winding the 2:00 crown, not a power reserve of the alarm-modified 2892 within. You can watch it dissipate as the alarm sounds. The 8:00 teardrop pusher toggles the alarm on/off. The watch also vibrates as the alarm occurs. A combination of titanium and steel were chosen for the case in order to amplify the alarm resonance. I have yet to test if the Advisor can wake me from a night of single malt scotch, but I doubt it. Oh, the lume is sparingly applied on hands and in small blips on the rehaut side of certain hour markers. Sorry no lume shot here.

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Two knobs (uh crowns), and a pusher adorn the case. The formers being signed with etched/filled Tudor Rose and "Advisor". Not crazy about the black filled execution here, and would have preferred raw laser etched Tudor Rose and Shield instead of a word that barely fits the space.

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In summary the Advisor is a bit of an odd duck with seemingly low sales. There are a few things that bug me (and perhaps others), like the minute indexes being in the inside ring vs. the outer (alarm indexes). The clasp is more ergonomically efficient if straps are installed opposite of the standard (tang end at 12). Regardless, the Advisor will remain in my collection. The design is substantially evolved from the much smaller/thinner original yet in keeping with the classic elegance of the 1957 version. Perhaps the retention of the dual crowns, cream dial, hour markers, and numeral font with pyramid marker variations at 12, 9, 5, 7, and 3 have a lot to do with this accomplishment.

Thanks for watching
--
jaw

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Specs from Tudor:

Reference 79620T
42 mm titanium and steel case with polished and satin finish
Smooth steel bezel
Self-winding mechanical movement with alarm module developed by TUDOR
Power reserve of approximately 42 hours
Steel winding crown at 4 o’clock, engraved with the TUDOR rose
Steel winding crown at 2 o’clock for the alarm function, engraved with ADVISOR
Steel pusher at 8 o’clock to activate the alarm function
ON/OFF indicator for the alarm function in an aperture at 9 o’clock
Alarm power reserve shown on a disc at 3 o’clock
Date hand and counter at 6 o’clock
Domed sapphire crystal
Waterproof to a depth of 100 m (330 ft)
Steel bracelet or alligator leather strap with folding clasp and safety catch; additional fabric strap with buckle

MOVEMENT
2892
Self-winding mechanical movement with additional mechanism for a mechanical alarm clock
Total diameter 30.40 mm
Height 6.3 mm
Jewels 31
Frequency 28,800 beats/hour
Power reserve ~42 hours
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Re: Tudor Heritage Advisor - Long Hunt Done

Post by rockmastermike » Sun Dec 06, 2015 6:24 pm

magnificent!

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Re: Tudor Heritage Advisor - Long Hunt Done

Post by toxicavenger » Sun Dec 06, 2015 6:32 pm

great review and beautiful watch, Jaw!!!

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Re: Tudor Heritage Advisor - Long Hunt Done

Post by Seppia » Sun Dec 06, 2015 6:51 pm

Great watch, didn't know about this one.
Incredibly classy yet modern.
Congrats!

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Post by ericf4 » Sun Dec 06, 2015 6:54 pm

I love it. Actively trolling for one now.

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Re: Tudor Heritage Advisor - Long Hunt Done

Post by blowfish89 » Sun Dec 06, 2015 7:18 pm

I love it too !

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Post by aztecknight » Sun Dec 06, 2015 7:19 pm

Nice! On the minute ticks, you think it's because they figured 15 minute resolution is as good as it gets on the alarm?

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Re: Tudor Heritage Advisor - Long Hunt Done

Post by jaw » Sun Dec 06, 2015 7:21 pm

aztecknight wrote:Nice! On the minute ticks, you think it's because they figured 15 minute resolution is as good as it gets on the alarm?
Yes. I've yet to experience an analog alarm that's accurate to the minute set, even at a 15 minute granularity. Thanks.

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Re: Tudor Heritage Advisor - Long Hunt Done

Post by andrema » Sun Dec 06, 2015 7:47 pm

Very nice, Jeffrey!
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Re: Tudor Heritage Advisor - Long Hunt Done

Post by jaw » Sun Dec 06, 2015 7:52 pm

andrema wrote:Very nice, Jeffrey!
Thank you for enabling this one Sir.

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Post by andrema » Sun Dec 06, 2015 8:01 pm

You have one badass collection at this point! This one is another great one!
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Post by aikiman44 » Sun Dec 06, 2015 8:06 pm

Nice watch and review.
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Post by Sidheguitarist » Sun Dec 06, 2015 8:21 pm

That is one sexy beast, right there. Congrats!
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Post by JDC222 » Sun Dec 06, 2015 8:48 pm

Stunning!
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Post by Jeep99dad » Sun Dec 06, 2015 8:50 pm

That's a great watch, congrats. I got to try it on at my AD and I was very impressed. Great dial and loved the double crowns too.
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Re: Tudor Heritage Advisor - Long Hunt Done

Post by matt.wu » Sun Dec 06, 2015 8:55 pm

Very handsome watch. Nice pickup!
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Re: Tudor Heritage Advisor - Long Hunt Done

Post by jimyritz » Mon Dec 07, 2015 4:24 am

Very cool---Congrats.... :clap: :clap:

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Post by jad3703 » Mon Dec 07, 2015 4:53 am

It is a beautiful piece. Congratulations on the pick-up.

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Re: Tudor Heritage Advisor - Long Hunt Done

Post by unixshrk » Mon Dec 07, 2015 5:05 am

Very nice!

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Re: Tudor Heritage Advisor - Long Hunt Done

Post by Denizen » Mon Dec 07, 2015 5:44 am

now that's something you don't see every day! congrats on finding and getting one...as you say, the long hunt is over!

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Re: Tudor Heritage Advisor - Long Hunt Done

Post by hoppyjr » Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:40 am

Great looking watch!

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Re: Tudor Heritage Advisor - Long Hunt Done

Post by 1954Selmer » Mon Dec 07, 2015 3:09 pm

Astounding. Congrats

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Re: Tudor Heritage Advisor - Long Hunt Done

Post by Brimstone » Mon Dec 07, 2015 4:07 pm

Wow, that's nice! Congrats!
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Re: Tudor Heritage Advisor - Long Hunt Done

Post by alexkemaris » Tue Jan 26, 2016 3:32 pm

You market it even better than the Tudor website does =D

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Re: Tudor Heritage Advisor - Long Hunt Done

Post by pbj204 » Fri Jun 17, 2016 8:56 am

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These look amazing.

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