The Tudor Ranger 79950 - My Biggest Disappointment Of 2022

So a little while ago I wrote an article on why the Black Bay 36 was the best alternative to the Rolex Explorer. And then last week Tudor went and ruined that with the launch of this new Ranger, which on the surface at least, would seem to be a better Explorer alternative. In fact, I’ve often said to myself that when Tudor did bring out a new Ranger, I would sell my Black Bay 36 and buy one of those instead. I was fortunate enough to be offered to spend some time with one on the launch day, and when I got the call I excitedly rushed in as fast as I could to see it. But when I held the watch in my hand, I must admit I felt very underwhelmed. Which is a real shame, because there’s a lot to like about this watch, and with a price of £2,420 on the steel bracelet, it’s a pretty tempting value proposition. 

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Hey it’s cmcs73 👍🏼

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My work friend is saddened by your comments.

I am saddened by Tudor’s failure to make this a good looking field watch. 

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To each their own, I love it.  Simplicity well done.  I'm not really concerned with how true a re-issue is to previous versions, vintage design aesthetics, or historic sizing.  For me, it's simply about do I like the watch and does it work for me.  And for me, the dimensions and design are ideal.  

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Longines uses the same hands. its also bigger than your 36mm. the hour hand looks like a butt plug....

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But your article on the BB36 is truer than ever now! Look on the bright side James✨

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Imagine they would have brought a north flag 2.0 in 38mm instead of this ranger...

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 Oh well. Everybody is a watch critic these days and some even have WEB sites. 

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Totally agree with your direction here.  I get the appeal of simple and understated but look at the IWC MkXX for example, a simple watch that isn't dull.

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BigIona

To each their own, I love it.  Simplicity well done.  I'm not really concerned with how true a re-issue is to previous versions, vintage design aesthetics, or historic sizing.  For me, it's simply about do I like the watch and does it work for me.  And for me, the dimensions and design are ideal.  

If you like it, great. I get that there's a lot to like about it. But subjectively it's not for me. 

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Pete_NSOW

Totally agree with your direction here.  I get the appeal of simple and understated but look at the IWC MkXX for example, a simple watch that isn't dull.

Exactly!

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StevieC54

 Oh well. Everybody is a watch critic these days and some even have WEB sites. 

For some of us it's even our jobs. 😜

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collectandchill

Imagine they would have brought a north flag 2.0 in 38mm instead of this ranger...

Now that is something I would like to see!

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yankthemike

But your article on the BB36 is truer than ever now! Look on the bright side James✨

Very true mate!