In addition to sorting out all the facts to learn about Tudor cheap fake watches, some watches you just won’t know if you’ll like until you put them on. It was that way with the “two-tone” Tudor Heritage Black Bay S&G (steel & gold) 79733N. Appreciating a watch is really a combination of three things. First is liking the way it looks. Second is liking the way it feels while wearing it. Third is an ability to feel that the value is worth the asking price – especially when compared to the competition. Walking by the window of the Tudor booth at Baselworld 2017, I didn’t think much of the “me too” two-tone Tudor Heritage Black Bay S&G with its attractive but predictably handsome steel and gold looks. Then, wearing it, I finally realized that it was, for me, Swiss Tudor’s star of the show.
I can’t speak for the entire world, but I know that in the United States the Tudor Heritage Black Bay collection is easily the most successful and best selling of Tudor replica watches. For that reason, Tudor has created a rather large family of Black Bay models, while at the same time trying to offer a healthy level of variety (versus mere color changes) between the various models. For the most part, I can endorse most of them as good choices for those seeking a decently priced classic-looking sports watch. Though I don’t personally have one yet. Eventually, I probably will.
One good reason for that is that I’m pretty stuck on Tudor’s big brother Rolex, even though I do feel that Tudor offers a lot of value for those whose price cap is about $3,000 – $5,000.
Looking at the current Tudor catalog in front of me, there are eight distinct versions of the Heritage Black Bay, and many of those are available on various strap/bracelet combinations. That means a lot of consumer choice, and it seems that each year Tudor adds more to the collection, in addition to offering cosmetic options such as new straps. I do hope that the collection doesn’t go overboard with too many models being available. I think the Tudor Heritage Black Bay family is about as full as it should be right now, and if Tudor adds more they need to discontinue some of the older models.
For 2017, Tudor added both the Tudor Heritage Black Bay Steel and the Black Bay S&G replica watches. Other than both being introduced in 2017, what they share in common distinct from other Black Bay watches is the presence of a date window on the dial at 3 o’clock. Other Black Bay watches have time-only dials without the date. This feature is something you love, hate, or are totally ambivalent to depending on the particular flavor of watch nerd that you are. I happen to for the most part exist in the latter opinion camp.