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Old 28 June 2015, 08:06 AM   #1
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Tudor Ranger Review

I am fortunate to have this one on loan for a few days and even in that short time the Ranger's details have shown through. Most are familiar to some extent with the big picture features such as movement, size and background so I wanted to show a few smaller things that may have gone un-noticed.


Take it out of the box and immediately find it is heavier than one would think, it's a solid and well built watch - a tribute to it's adventurer purpose.

The supplied camo strap is a polarizing strap and it is thicker than many nato's out there and is woven by the same people that weave the robes for the Vatican. Whether you like it or not, you have to appreciate is construction. Note the vintage inspired Lug Holes - I'm happy right off the bat.







A closer examination of the case reveals it's details:

The brushed bezel is polished on the outer perimeter. It's thin and not a dominate feature (like the aggressive crown) but is a nice highlight in the light.



Speaking of the crown...It's beautifully decorated and it's wide with deep cuts making it very easy to grip. Also note the gap between the crown and case just like on the Black Bay.





The crystal is slightly domed and sits a little above bezel. I love the "ridges" or "reflections" in the crystal as it begins to curve to the dome.



The dial is not printed, it is painted. Also note the dial surface is matte go support it's tool watch heritage



Vintage touches....the "patina" on the painted numbers and markers is perfect. Not too much yellowing like many "faux-tina" dials. It is a light cream and looks just vintage enough.

The second hand is not bright red, it is a muted red again a nod to it's vintage heritage.





I've had the Ranger on only NATO and one leather strap but can tell this is super versatile watch.



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Old 28 June 2015, 08:39 AM   #2
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Nice review
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Old 28 June 2015, 08:52 AM   #3
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Old 28 June 2015, 08:53 AM   #4
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Nice photos....that's not the fabric strap that comes with the Ranger, though, is it?
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Old 28 June 2015, 09:37 AM   #5
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I'll ask the person that let me borrow it....I didn't really think about that, thanks
thanks for the kind words
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Old 28 June 2015, 09:44 AM   #6
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Yeah, the one in your pics is a nato, but the OEM, like all Heritage fabric straps, is not. It's a regular fabric strap with no extra length. And the pattern is woven in, not printed.
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Old 28 June 2015, 10:55 AM   #7
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Thanks, Expat. Love the OEM one!
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Old 29 June 2015, 10:22 AM   #8
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I'll ask the person that let me borrow it....I didn't really think about that, thanks
thanks for the kind words
Any news on the strap?
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Old 21 July 2015, 12:02 PM   #9
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excellent review and thank you for the photos as well- made my decision much easier one whether I had selected the right timepiece! wear it in good health!!!
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Old 22 July 2015, 11:04 PM   #10
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I picked one up this weekend and after wearing a Tag Heuer Formula One and Omega Speedmaster Reduced I can concur with how solidly the Ranger is built. The steel bracelet is solid and overall the watch feels really built like a tank.
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Old 23 July 2015, 10:02 AM   #11
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The finish is so clean and the lines so super smooth!
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Old 24 July 2015, 05:41 AM   #12
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this is a minimalist, gorgeous watch. I love this watch, pictured. I think Tudor is amazing.
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Old 12 August 2015, 01:40 AM   #13
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Nice review and pics.
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Old 19 March 2018, 02:35 AM   #14
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Very nice review and pics. Thank you.
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Old 6 May 2018, 04:12 PM   #15
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I love the simple aesthetics of the Ranger, hard to beat!
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Old 7 May 2018, 10:59 PM   #16
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very Nice review
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Old 12 May 2018, 11:56 PM   #17
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Well done!
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Old 13 May 2018, 06:23 AM   #18
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wow, nice review and awesome looking watch. The pictures are just WOW
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Old 15 May 2018, 09:46 AM   #19
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Great pics and great review!
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Old 29 May 2018, 01:19 AM   #20
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Loving my Ranger as well. Great tool watch, also one of my favorite bracelets with the open lug design.

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