Tudor's take on a dress watch. The 1926.

My most recent watch purchase is a Tudor which falls uncharacteristically into the dress watch realm. There are many opinions on this watch. Some being adamant that it is an abomination as it does not encapsulate Tudor's design DNA like the ever- present Snowflake hands and to a certain extent, heritage. However, I dare say this. This is the epitome of a Tudor. 

What makes a Tudor? Founded by Hans Wilsdorf as an alternative to his brainchild, Rolex, Tudor thrived on beauty, durability and most of all, affordability. Affordability. In order to achieve this, Tudor sourced third party Swiss movements, regulated them, packed them into Rolex cases and sold them. Thus, Tudor was born. 

This is the most affordable Tudor one can buy at the moment. With a wonderfully regulated Selitta movement inside, a more refined Oyster Perpetual esque case and an impressive 100 meters of water resistance,this piece, in my opinion, goes back to Tudor's roots in an elegant manner. Appropriately named as well, the 1926. Hans Wilsdorf himself would have been very proud of this piece in particular. Or so, I would hope to believe :) Please feel free to voice your opinions below! 

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Awesome watch!  I had no idea the 1926 even existed.  Honestly, not a big fan of Tudor design in general, but that 1926 looks absolutely fantastic!

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HotWatchChick69

Awesome watch!  I had no idea the 1926 even existed.  Honestly, not a big fan of Tudor design in general, but that 1926 looks absolutely fantastic!

Thank you kind sir! 

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I‘ve also never seen this, but will be keeping an eye out for it! especially being the most attainable Tudor..

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Your 1926 looks great! It's nice seeing other Tudors that aren't the BB58!

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Wow that’s a beaut of a watch - especially the dial. 😍

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robstacam

I‘ve also never seen this, but will be keeping an eye out for it! especially being the most attainable Tudor..

It's a gorgeous watch! There are many variants of the 1926, some embezzled with diamonds and two tones that go up higher in the price range. Do check them out! 💪🏽

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artman

Your 1926 looks great! It's nice seeing other Tudors that aren't the BB58!

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Thank you kind sir! Fun fact, your Glamour Day Date was actually in contention for my Tudor watch purchase as well, along with the BB58 and the Pelagos. Cracker of a watch you have on there, cheers!

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OlDirtyBezel

Wow that’s a beaut of a watch - especially the dial. 😍

It is, kind sir! Thank you! The Glamour range has some gorgeous dials as well, with the silver jacquard dial variants👍🏼😁

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The 1926 is a swell watch.  I got one for Mrs. C:

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conjurer

The 1926 is a swell watch.  I got one for Mrs. C:

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My wife has the same one!!

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Very beautiful dial and clean finish. serves its purpose of telling time and still exudes class and confidence. tudor knows what it has to do to expand its fan base - not everyone wants a Rolex homage! And the 1926 moved out of its Rolex homage line and I would say it is a good development. 

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conjurer

The 1926 is a swell watch.  I got one for Mrs. C:

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Thank you sir! Mrs C must be very proud! And may I add, love that Omega you got on there, those applied markers are certainly one of the best around💯

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thewatchpanther

Very beautiful dial and clean finish. serves its purpose of telling time and still exudes class and confidence. tudor knows what it has to do to expand its fan base - not everyone wants a Rolex homage! And the 1926 moved out of its Rolex homage line and I would say it is a good development. 

Spot on kind sir! Moving out of Rolex’s shadow is a great move on their part and I can’t wait to see more offerings in the future🍻

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Looks very nice !! I like the style of the dial and the colour of hands. The bracelet is particular too. I hope Tudor will continue with bringing some more dress watches.  

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Nice looking watch! Are the hands Heat blued or painted blue?