Tudor Heritage Ranger 79910 Watch For 2014 Hands-On

Tudor Heritage Ranger 79910 Watch For 2014 Hands-On

Tudor Heritage Ranger 79910 Watch For 2014 Hands On   hands on

For those of you rolling your eyes at the litany of five and six-figure watches being announced at Baselworld, set your jaded peepers on the new Tudor Heritage Ranger. Situated as their entry-level sport watch, the Ranger is Tudor's everyday practical piece for the growing US market. Based on a design from the late sixties, the Tudor Ranger adds the typical Tudor flare to the field watch aesthetic and offers strap options to spare. We keep liking Tudor's "Heritage" collection of watches for their style, timelessness, and of course fair (luxury) pricing. The Tudor Heritage Ranger ref. 79910 is also one of the most affordable new Tudor watches to date.

Tudor Heritage Ranger 79910 Watch For 2014 Hands On   hands on

Tudor Heritage Ranger 79910 Watch For 2014 Hands On   hands on

The new Tudor Ranger is 41 mm wide with a satin-finished steel case, a domed dial, and sapphire crystal. With drilled lugs, excellent legibility, and a rock solid ETA 2824 movement, the Ranger is about as fuss-free as it gets. With a design that is both classic and versatile, Tudor is making a total of four strap options available for the Ranger. Buyers will be able to choose between a brown leather bund strap, a camo nato-style strap, a brown leather standard strap or a matched stainless steel bracelet, so there will be no shortage of ways to wear the Ranger.

Tudor Heritage Ranger 79910 Watch For 2014 Hands On   hands on

Tudor Heritage Ranger 79910 Watch For 2014 Hands On   hands on

Tudor Heritage Ranger 79910 Watch For 2014 Hands On   hands on

While the camo might be hyper-trendy, the bracelet features tube-type end links that really lock in the vintage tool vibe of the Ranger. Water resistance is 150 m and the screw-down crown carries the Tudor rose engraved on its flank. In many ways, the Ranger is Tudor's take on the Rolex Explorer, but to these eyes the Tudor is a more successful and attractive design. Not only are the hands a proper length for the dial size, but the painted markers feel more suitable for a watch of this type, and the 41 mm sizing is more in line with today's tastes.

Tudor Heritage Ranger 79910 Watch For 2014 Hands On   hands on

With very limited dial text and a strong wrist presence, the Tudor Ranger is going to have a very wide range of appeal. We think the sizing is perfect and that the proportions are just right, with no one element being too subtle or too overpowering within the design as a whole.

Tudor Heritage Ranger 79910 Watch For 2014 Hands On   hands on

Tudor Heritage Ranger 79910 Watch For 2014 Hands On   hands on

With a list price of $2,825 USD on a strap and $2,950 on the bracelet, the Tudor Heritage Ranger offers a serious value to the buyer who wants an excellent casual and masculine watch that doesn't cost a fortune. Compare the Ranger, or any other Tudor sport watch, against the competition in terms of fit, finish and case quality and you'll quickly see why people are going nuts for their current line up. Between the new blue bezel Heritage Black Bay and the Heritage Ranger, Tudor's using Baselworld to find a new place in your collection. tudorwatch.com

Tudor Heritage Ranger 79910 Watch For 2014 Hands On   hands on

Tudor Heritage Ranger 79910 Watch For 2014 Hands On   hands on

28 comments
zootius
zootius

Buy a Timefactors Smiths Everest, stick it on a camo zulu, save yourself 2000 dollars, and don't look like a clueless fashion victim.

CharlesFord
CharlesFord

With an ETA 2824-2 movement, this clunker should be selling for $500 if it didn't have the over hyped lineage with Rolex, which is another grossly overpriced watch that should in reality sell for about $2K.

ariyoung
ariyoung

Interesting, I wonder when this  will be released.

Wu Tang Clan
Wu Tang Clan

So, how is Rolex getting so many ETA movements? I thought that they were in short supply outside the Swatch Group.

bnabod
bnabod

2700 bucks this must be April fools? Did I miss something. I am by no means an expert and I am sure there will be enough people to line up to buy this overpriced piece of marketing but doing a tad of research will get you more for the money with better eta movements without the Tudor name which I do not like. The Pelagos May be but this with the holes in the lug is just pushing it. Any other brand doing this at this price would be ridiculed.

marbstiu
marbstiu

i hope basel 2014 will be the last to showcase the VINTAGE CRAZE faux-patina watches.

Move on, people!


P.s. 

this tudor still has better design than the TAG ch80 chrono

GBD
GBD

Overall I really like it, although I wish it was 39-40mm. The bracelet end links are just horrendous, and make an otherwise nice looking watch look very cheap, as though the bracelet was an afterthought. 

DG Cayse
DG Cayse

We have a winner.

On steel or rubber.


RLTW!

emenezes
emenezes

In this price range, I think that there are much more interesting watches with either the same or better ETA movement, like TAG Heuer, Baume & Mercier, Longines.

Ulysses31
Ulysses31

A perfectly handsome yet ordinary looking watch.  Russ is right; you could get the same look and similar quality in any number of other watches.  Rolex is a bad influence on Tudor in one regard, with their penchant for writing entire passages of the Bible on their dials.  It's not as bad as that in Tudor land just yet but why not put "Automatic" in place of "Rotor Self Winding"?  Soon it'll be "Rotating Metal Weight Dual Directional Winding System", and shortly thereafter "Bigger Than Jesus" will be appended to the end, just to remind us of the self-aggrandising parent company.

trj66
trj66

"Rotor Self-Winding"? Come on, this must be the apotheosis of stupid and superfluos text on a dial...

Oelholm
Oelholm

The thin bezel will make it look bigger than a Black Bay... Not for me, but I'm sure it'll sell like hotcakes.

MikeinFrankfurt
MikeinFrankfurt

I like it overall and was really waiting for this.  While the 41mm does turn me off a touch, I need to see it in person (this Saturday) to see if it looks like a flat slab or if it has enough detail work to make it stand out.  The pictures make it seem like it has an overly thin bezel which probably makes some think of a Timex or, as said below, a Bulova.  Will have to see it in the flesh!  Still, I'm very happy that Tudor is really trying to scratch the itch of the enthusiasts.  I think they've come out with almost everything they've historically made in a Heritage line...who knows what next year could bring?

dagbert
dagbert

Wholly disagree with everyone crying about the size of this watch. It's not another vintage redux, it's a fully modern watch with relatively reserved modern dimensions, albeit in the spirit of the Ranger that came before (I mean, wasn't the camo strap any indication of this already?), and I think Tudor nailed it. 


Hella versatile sport/everyday watch, and one that I'd be proud to own. Except not on the bracelet — just looks odd without endlinks. 

cptodd
cptodd

A really lovely, simple and elegant watch. As someone else has stated, it is a "one-watch quiver". That said, I kind of now agree with some of the size criticisms I read yesterday and today. I am not sure if it is because James Stacey (I assume that he is the "model" in the photos) has not sized the watch strap properly but in the "bund strap" picts the watch looks too big. Funny enough, in the "camo strap" picts the watch looks quite nice and MUCH better than I thought it would. I would never have considered a Tudor or a Rolex before (mainly because they are too shiny for my taste) but this watch has won me over in a BIG way. Tudor is going to sell of TON of these!

Grinnie Jax
Grinnie Jax

Its pretty good looking, just a bit too big for what it is... If it was 38-39mm, it would have probably jumped in the first line of my wantees

Spaceguitar
Spaceguitar

Excellent.

Yes, pricey, but it should hold value being of Rolex pedigree (ultimately). This is the definition of the one-watch quiver if I ever saw one. Especially because I would buy all four strap options. Dangerous!

Well done Tudor.

DangerussArt
DangerussArt

I like it, but it sure looks like a LOT of other less expensive watches out there.  Even Fossil's Swiss mechanical offerings are as "nice" for less than 1/3rd the price.  It's main virtues are its simplicity and legibility - which can be had for a song.  Just not seeing $3K here.  Especially when you see what 3 grand buys in the pre-owned marketplace.

Fraser Petrick
Fraser Petrick

At last! At last!

A Tudor that isn't (rightly or wrongly) the poor man's Rolex!

I for one  could never/would never  buy either one. But the Tudor Ranger is my kind of watch: clean, simple, unpretentious, the minute hand touches the minute markers...and...it's quickly legible - like my $125 Bulova Hack which I love - ,  bereft of bling and snob value, under 42 mm,, with a variety of straps (making it versatile). $3000 (after tax) is still a hunk of money for we(e) poor church mice; however, what is Line of Credit for anyway? Getting the house painted can wait.

marbstiu
marbstiu

@CharlesFord  This will be a victim of a GQ or another fashion magazine's "Camo Essentials" roundup.

rcajayon
rcajayon

@GBD I'd take proper end-links over a multitude of strap options anytime of the day. Tudor was 98% there with this release.

mktcrasher
mktcrasher

@dagbert  Agree with you.  Every watch posted on the site gets a cry of too big if beyond 39mm.  Who are these tiny people who cannot wear a 40-41-42, or god forbid 44mm?  My 44mm watch fits easily under a dress shirt sleeve, never had an issue.  Things evolve, things change.  Having the same size, same looking Rolex watch in another 50yrs will not be a good thing, regardless of what some think.  Look at the Porsche 911, better then ever, bigger and longer then ever.  Embrace the future!  

stefanv
stefanv

@Spaceguitar  It would look more Tudor if they'd given it a camo crown tube. :)

JackHa
JackHa

Sounds like you're well versed in Round Up arena. Seems like a handsome watch with a work horse ETA movement. Granted it is not an Omega or Rolex in house movement but the price reflects that. The Ranger has great style and I personally cannot wait to buy one. Don't we all enjoy buying brands?? I don't shop at Walmart cause the shirt is made in China and of cotton like Ralph Lauren. When I run into the .001% of the population that will turn their nose up at the movement, I will probably just tell them to get a life... Just saying

stefanv
stefanv

@mktcrasher @dagbert  Who are all these tiny people? Most of the people I know. I'm an average sized adult male, not overweight, and have 6.25" wrists. A 44mm watch might as well be a wall clock on my wrist.

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