Here’s the lookalike. Surprise, surprise, it’s the pretty-much-faultless cheap replica Tudor Black Bay Chronograph release from this year’s Watches & Wonders. Do I think this is a smashing watch for the money? I sure do. Do I love Tudor? You know I do.
Would I buy this one? No way, José. Why? Because it’s a lookalike and it isn’t my favorite thing Tudor does (model-wise, it’s probably my fourth favorite). If I were to buy a Swiss movement copy Tudor Chronograph, I would certainly choose the bicolor version. That was a peach, in my opinion. If you’ve forgotten what that looks like, check out the below and tell me I’m wrong:
Ah, you can’t beat a good John Player Special colorway. But the JPS Tudor replica with steel case is not the official pick for this list. I wanted to throw those that simply love the looks of the Daytona a bone, so I’m going with the white dial version dropped in January. It really is an excellent value proposition.