NWA - Tudor BB41 and a short digression into why collecting watches may be slowly driving me insane

So I got this new watch that I really like. I think it’s close to perfect for me. Let’s do a quick recap of the past month and how we got here.

Sometime in March I decided that I needed to plug a hole deep inside me with a watch - I’m sure many of you can relate.

This sudden urge happened to coincide with a period of time where I was watching a lot of YoureTerric watch videos on the YouTube. Simply one of the best watch related channels out there; please do go check him out. Anyway, he’s got a vintage quartz Tag Heuer that caught my eye. So I thought to myself, “maybe that’s the one!”

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Long story short, came in the mail, too small, sent it back. Next!

You all may recall that during this same time period there was a micro brand march madness tourney with the championship going to Baltic. Well there you go! Obviously I need to score an Aquascaphe and be done with this.

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Ordered one, slept on it, and cancelled the next day. Do I want a microbrand, is this really the one, is it versatile enough, how is the QC really though? On and on.

I would have considered a Lorier if they ever had any in stock but I suspect I would have had the same misgivings.

I knew things were getting pretty serious now so I sold two watches to convince my wife that I am being responsible and financially prudent. Bye to an old Seiko Flightmaster and Hamilton Khaki Field Automatic.

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Obviously my next move was to order a Christopher Ward C65 Dune Automatic. So many good reviews and positive feedback! Love their designs and retro inspired line up. Ordered one, tried it on, love the look and the finishing, but 38 mm just not doing it for me. Sent it back. I’ll be keeping my eye on their lineup.

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Ok so now what? Formex, Tudor Ranger, various Sinns? How is it that I don’t know what I want but I’m dying for something at the same time? This is dumb. I spent hours and hours looking at websites, YouTube reviews, all over the crunch.

FINALLY THERE IT WAS! Some beautiful wrist (maybe Random Rob?) with a Tudor Black Bay 41 on it. Couple weeks later here we are. I got the watch yesterday and love it.

The dial, the bracelet, no date, legibility, the hands, the oversized crown, the versatility. All of these things work for me. The perfect GADA watch that I’ve been looking for. My soul is at ease, finally. But for how long?

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This Tudor is super clean. I really like this specific model. 🤩👍

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… not … for … long 🤪

Enjoy while it lasts 🤝

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Turn off your social media/YouTube updates until after you find yourself getting bored with this one. :-)

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And by the way, I agree this timepiece is really striking in its beautiful simplicity and take-you-by-surprise boldness.

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ds1988

This Tudor is super clean. I really like this specific model. 🤩👍

It works for me.

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leatherngold

Turn off your social media/YouTube updates until after you find yourself getting bored with this one. :-)

I will do my best!

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Stick with a watch longer. Sometimes it takes time to truly appreciate a watch. It’s easy to get caught up. Spend more time just wearing and enjoying.

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bungler

Stick with a watch longer. Sometimes it takes time to truly appreciate a watch. It’s easy to get caught up. Spend more time just wearing and enjoying.

Fully agree, I plan on keeping this BB41 forever and I haven’t watched any watch review videos in over 36 hours!!

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I had a similar saga for the last couple years. I'm kind of a one-watch person, where I have one that I wear 90% of the time, and a couple others for rare occasions. I'm super happy for you and your Tudor! Congrats and I hope this period of relief lasts for you!

I had my saga end with a 40mm Omega Railmaster about a month ago. Still definitely love it and hope that this feeling of relief lasts for me as well!

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You are one of us. It is weird how our tastes change. Is it because there is something about the watch that I would improve? Or am I being influence by an outside factor telling me to look at something else (AKA marketing). They are very good at telling us that whatever we have is not enough and it can be cured by spending more money.