The forgotten Explorer Alternative?

The Tudor Ranger has been discontinued but I think for about 2.5k on the second hand market, it's 1/4 the price of the Explorer 1. 

It's a very honest watch with an ETA movement, Tudor Rose logo, smiley text, and a pop of rusty red. Kind of reminds me of a modern 1016.

What do it think?  

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Definitely a cool watch. Tudor should bring it back, shrink it to 39 mm, clean up the redundant text (does it need "rotor "AND "self winding"?) and sell it for $2-$2.5k. 

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Awesome watch. This would be a welcome return to Tudor’s lineup if they chose to bring it back.

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admit_to_IM

Definitely a cool watch. Tudor should bring it back, shrink it to 39 mm, clean up the redundant text (does it need "rotor "AND "self winding"?) and sell it for $2-$2.5k. 

Yes 39mm would be perfect with these skinny lugs 👌

Though redundant, I find the "rotor self winding" text endearing, as it's a vintage callback. 

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Bobofet

Awesome watch. This would be a welcome return to Tudor’s lineup if they chose to bring it back.

I really hope they do, give it the in house movement treatment 👍

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I think a revised Ranger Date in 38 or 39mm would make an awesome addition to the Tudor lineup: different enough from Big Brother Rolex, but filling the void left by the 39mm Explorer very nicely

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circleT

I think a revised Ranger Date in 38 or 39mm would make an awesome addition to the Tudor lineup: different enough from Big Brother Rolex, but filling the void left by the 39mm Explorer very nicely

Great point!  The Explorer 214270 wore quite a bit bigger than 39mm. I always hoped Rolex would've done the new Explorer somewhere in between 36-39. 

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They could update this model and bring it back to a wearable 36-37mm and see it selling faster than they can produce it

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I think the dial design is something that has a timelessness to it that bodes well should it ever get re-released.

I do however agree that there's need to be some work done to perhaps rebalance the case a little bit to achieve the sort of case to thickness profile that BB58 has been able to show (and is possible).

I think there's also an opportunity to properly design end links to the watch rather that it looking a little bit like it has an aftermarket bracelet (may be perceived as incomplete if not done).

As to whether it is a good Explorer alternative, I reckon in spirit it definitely has the potential!

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I agree with you all, 41mm was a big huge. Something below 40 would really nice. I would also love if they bring it back and don't put it in the BB line. It is nice to see some different hands and case design at Tudor. I would also hope that they get rid of the BB crown tube, as mentioned in other posts, this is for me a deal breaker. The bracelet could also have an end link. The rest I would love if they don't change, the printed numerals and marker are quite nice as well as the red seconds hand, no date is also a plus. Kenissi movement is for me not a must, ETA/Sellita would have a nicer price.

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Max

Yes 39mm would be perfect with these skinny lugs 👌

Though redundant, I find the "rotor self winding" text endearing, as it's a vintage callback. 

I had the same thought.  "Well, there were bumper selfwinding mechs back in the day."

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They dropped North Flag maybe a year ago.  A lot of folks believe this may be to make space for the Ranger.  I very much doubt it will be in the $2k range.  It looks like Tudor has left that space to Oris and a few others.  

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It  is a very good proposal and I almost got it some time ago. Great price, great heritage. A solid proposal. I concur with many of the commenters here that a 37-39mm would be great. In my opinion, for this type of watch it should be 37mm with 20mm lug space and full solid end links. Would keep the red seconds hand and although I have the new Explorer, would jump to the AD to reserve one. 

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watchaddictwt

I think the dial design is something that has a timelessness to it that bodes well should it ever get re-released.

I do however agree that there's need to be some work done to perhaps rebalance the case a little bit to achieve the sort of case to thickness profile that BB58 has been able to show (and is possible).

I think there's also an opportunity to properly design end links to the watch rather that it looking a little bit like it has an aftermarket bracelet (may be perceived as incomplete if not done).

As to whether it is a good Explorer alternative, I reckon in spirit it definitely has the potential!

Yes integrated endlinks are definitely in order!

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Pascal

I agree with you all, 41mm was a big huge. Something below 40 would really nice. I would also love if they bring it back and don't put it in the BB line. It is nice to see some different hands and case design at Tudor. I would also hope that they get rid of the BB crown tube, as mentioned in other posts, this is for me a deal breaker. The bracelet could also have an end link. The rest I would love if they don't change, the printed numerals and marker are quite nice as well as the red seconds hand, no date is also a plus. Kenissi movement is for me not a must, ETA/Sellita would have a nicer price.

There you go with the crown tubes again 🤣. I do love all the subtle vintage cues, hope they keep them consistent

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Katimepieces

They dropped North Flag maybe a year ago.  A lot of folks believe this may be to make space for the Ranger.  I very much doubt it will be in the $2k range.  It looks like Tudor has left that space to Oris and a few others.  

Yeah really sad to see the north flag go 😿