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Old 5 August 2018, 06:07 AM   #1
Etschell
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Tudor Pelagos 25600TB Blue

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Being summer I thought it would be a great idea to do a review of what I believe is the best tool watch on the planet; the Tudor Pelagos, this one in blue. As it is hot I decided to put it on the blue rubber. As I am on my phone pictures will appear at the end.

Dial

Matte blue, non sunburst but varies with lighting. This thing is blue no doubt. It is a very clean look and somewhat industrial but not overly cold. I think it works in both summer and winter as the lume color uncharged is snow white. The text matches the lume and white hands perfectly. The lume is a cannon. The polts are over filled and puff up. This may not be for some but for me I like it as it isnt surgical flat like a modern Rolex.

The dial has a sunken face with a 90 degree minute track which allows the dial to flow seemlessly up to the matching bezel. Very stunning visually. It all sits under a flat sapphire crystal with no cyclops which I appreciate.

Case

42mm wide and 14.1mm thich with 50 mm lug to lug. The case is pronounced but not chunky. The crown guards are pointy. He value for saturation diving. The watch is rated to 500m which is more than a sub and less than a seadweller. It is titanium which means on the rubber strap it is under 100 grams at 94 grams. The lugs are skinny yet tall and the beveling is fantastic. The titanium is not as easily scratched as stainless steel based on my observations. It will also pick up a slight patina is uncleaned.

Bezel

60 click unidirectional with a ceramic insert and lume. Like the dial the bezel insert is matte blue. The coin edge is easy to grip wet. The 60 clicks are extremely crisp and very surgical. Not sure which i prefer between 120 and 60 but again you know when you are moving it. It does not move without decent counter clockwise pressure. The lume is the selling point for me. No other Rolex or Tudor has it. Very unique and incredibly legible and useful in low or no lighting situations.

Strap

The strap I have it on is a very comfortable oem blye rubber. The clasp is the Tudor crown in titanium. It fits to the watch case via endlinks which I prefer as it is secure and seamless. The selling point of the watch is the normal clasp that is used on the titanium bracelet. It is fantastic and moves with your wrist if you desire. It is spring loaded and you can read more on it elsewhere.

Conclusion

If you enjoy water sports, swimming, ocean activities or scuba diving you should own a Tudor Pelagos. Even if you don't consider it. To me, for the money, it is the best swiss luxury tool watch made. Everything about it is utiltiy however if you like variation the blue or left hand drive may be the model that pushes you to take the plunge. I've never regretted it. Now, to plunge into the pool....

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