Tudor Heritage Ranger Watch

The TUDOR Heritage line draws inspiration from the most emblematic models in the history of the brand. While retaining their original spirit, historic models are modernized with small, subtle touches and new technical features to optimize their performance. Inspired by an Oyster Prince Ranger from the 1960s, the TUDOR Heritage Ranger is presented in a larger, more contemporary size than its predecessor.

CASE: 41 mm steel case with satin finish

MOVEMENT: It has a self-winding mechanical movement, Calibre 2824

POWER RESERVE: Power reserve of approximately 38 hours

WINDING CROWN: Screw-down winding crown in steel with the TUDOR rose in relief

WATERPROOFNESS: Waterproof to 150 m (500 ft)

BEZEL: Steel bezel with satin finish

DIAL: Black

CRYSTAL: Domed sapphire crystal

BRACELET: Steel bracelet with folding clasp and safety catch entirely satin-finished

REVIEW: The watch is a tool watch. I have owned several Tudors, including the circa 70’s reference 9121. This Tudor comes at an interesting time in Tudors lineage. They are now manufacturing their own in house movement with a silicon escapement, the MT 5621. Traditionally, they used the ETA movements in most of their watches. Or, in the case of my other Tudor, the Valijoux 7750, which is a chronograph. Tudor has 2 models available with the “new” movement, the North Flag, which is a new model altogether, featuring the MT 5621, and the PELAGOS, which is still on shelves selling with the “old” ETA 2824, as well as a version with the “new” in house MT5621. I imagine their eventual goal is to place as many of their own movements as possible into their watches. This is only speculation, as I am not privy to the strategic planning occurring as they continue to drive the TUDOR ship onward.

So, when I decided to purchase my Tudor, I chose the Ranger, still powered by the veritable workhorse ETA 2824. It will be interesting what history will say regarding this eventual shift into their own movements. The Ranger is perhaps the best value for a very high quality, all around field watch. Encased in a Rolex case, with screw down crown and once again powered by what is perhaps the most prominent ETA movement of the 20th century, the 2824 ETA. So, in essence, you can’t go wrong with this choice. True to form, a straightforward no frills form follows function reliable, tough, enduring precise watch you can depend on in virtually any circumstance. Although not designed as a dive watch, it is quite capable of 150 meters or 500 feet, which simply put is at least 50 times the depth most humans will ever take it. IE, the deep end of a swimming pool. In fact, it is a better quality watch than many dive watches available.

Question: What is comparable to this time piece? What about Tudor Ranger vs Rolex?

Answer: Some say that it is a poor mans Rolex.

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