This is why "AndStuff" is part of the name of this page :) I do appreciate brands other than Seiko! It just so happens that I love a lot of Seikos. Who could resist a #Tudor #BlackBay though? Especially with the super retro-feeling guilt gold accents, oldschool Tudor rose logo, and curved "self-winding" text. Sure I'd rather have an in-house movement with 72 hour power reserve, but that didn't win me over more than the dial on this #ETA equipped version.
When I bought this, I only meant to check one out in person and try one on, but the moment I put it on my wrist and felt how well it fit me, it was game over. I figured I might as well get a brand new ETA version while I still had the chance. Looking back, I could have purchased a used Sub or Speedy instead, but I just love the uniqueness of this piece. Tudor really hit it out of the park with this "homage" mash-up of their most beloved heritage pieces. I have no doubt these will be classics in the future!