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Old 16 April 2018, 02:09 PM   #1
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Chronomat evolution B01 thoughts?

Im looking to buy a Chronomat evolution for my father in law. Ever since I purchased mine in 2006, hed always mention how much he liked it and Id catch him glancing many times.

How has the B01 movement turned out as a longer term owned piece? I remember the issues with power reserve or date not changing.

My Chronomat has been working perfectly since day 1.

Ideally, Id like to find him another one like mine but its pretty hard to find one is excellent condition and preferably from the original owner.

Is the B01 movement worth it?

Mine..

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Old 17 April 2018, 04:02 AM   #2
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I have the B01 in my Navitimer but only two and a half years old.
No issues to date.
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Old 17 April 2018, 04:35 AM   #3
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I would buy a later B01 so I think it would be labeled a "Chronomat 44". The Chronowerks versions are sick. I think they did work out some kinks, early ones had some issues reported.
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Old 17 April 2018, 05:33 AM   #4
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Shouldn't be too many issues with newer B01's. From what I recall it was the first year or two after they released where some individuals had issues with them. Tudor is also using them now as the basis for their MT5813 and I can't say that I have seen or heard anything negative from Tudor Black Bay Chrono owners.

Your Chronomat Evolution is stunning by the way
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Old 18 April 2018, 12:18 AM   #5
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Shouldn't be too many issues with newer B01's. From what I recall it was the first year or two after they released where some individuals had issues with them. Tudor is also using them now as the basis for their MT5813 and I can't say that I have seen or heard anything negative from Tudor Black Bay Chrono owners.

Your Chronomat Evolution is stunning by the way


Thanks. It keeps perfect time and looks good w the dial combo.
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Old 18 April 2018, 08:28 AM   #6
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I have a B04, Been back twice to the mother ship so far. Power reserve this last time. I think the first time it was not winding. They did complete service both times and was covered under warranty. I bought new from AD. Love the watch. Have owned it about 7 years.
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Old 18 April 2018, 01:48 PM   #7
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Have had a chronomat 44 B01 since 2011 - no service and the watch is still flawless
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My B01 is over 8 yrs old. It has worked flawlessly without any issues. I wear it on a regular rotation with my other watches.
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