Is the Tudor Heritage Ranger the classic field watch you never considered?

My thoughts after a year living with one

1y ago

For the last two years, I have been very interested in all sorts of watches. My passion really started when I discovered the watch brand, Tudor who are the sister brand of Rolex and in my eyes, are a much better choice than its bigger brother.

I liked the brand so much in fact that I decided to get one myself. Of course the Black Bay (their Submariner if you will) is the one everyone wants but I wanted something a little different and not quite so expensive. I looked at two watches. The first was the Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight. Oh how I love the 58. This is a watch I wish I could own but there is one very simple problem I face. It is too small for me and looks a bit silly on my wrist I am afraid so, with a heavy heart I had to say goodbye to that dream.

The second watch I looked at also happens to be the very piece on my wrist as I write this. Yes you guessed it, I am wearing a Tudor Heritage Ranger. This is a very underrated watch in my opinion as it has all the major characteristics from a classic field watch yet all modern.

It has a large face with very legible numbers, no date, large crown and just an overall simplistic design. As standard they all come with a beautiful brown leather strap and an optional army style strap which I have never taken out the box. As you can see from some of the pictures, I have decided to whack it on a black fabric strap as I like the way it looks and I can get it wet without worrying too much.

There it is in action. Shrek loved it.

There it is in action. Shrek loved it.

Over the last year or so, I have really enjoyed wearing this watch. It can do almost everything. I have taken it swimming, worn it with shorts and a t-shirt, worn it with a suit. To me, this is the perfect mechanical field watch. Yes, I would love a Black Bay but I am waiting for the right time with that one. When the price is right and the spec is nice, I will jump on it like a hungry hawk but for now, this is the one.

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Comments (11)

  • I, too am a huge fan of Tudor watches, being the proud owner of both a GMT and a Pelagos. I really like your one. Very classic. The question is; what car does it suit?

      1 year ago
  • Ben Welham the sole hand in promoting Watch Tribe 😂

      1 year ago
  • Very tasteful. I really had you pegged as a G-Shock person.

      1 year ago
    • I’ve got nothing against a G Shock actually. I’m fact, I have looked at them before. But they’re too chunky for me.

        1 year ago
    • They are. Nothing screams I WANT TO BE IN THE SAS BUT HERE I AM, AT THE SHOPPING MALL NOT IN THE SAS quite like a G-Shock.

      You're better off buying a tasteful watch, and if you break it, getting another.

        1 year ago