This is the first time that vintage Tudor replica watch have opened with a retailer whose first interest is in vintage, but Olsen thinks that this will be a significant boost for the brand’s perception in a globally important vintage watch district.
The much sought-after vintage models include the Oyster Prince as used by the Royal Navy during the historic British North Greenland Expedition; rare, early versions of the original Advisor and several highly desirable Oyster Prince Submariners – currently on display are pieces produced for the South African and Argentine naval forces.
To reinforce the link between the best Swiss-made fake Tudors old and new, you won’t find any Fastrider Chrono or GranTour models in Duggan’s windows.
We snapped a couple of beautiful Monte Carlo chronographs, but were too late even for the Big Blocks – rumour has it that a regular customer took a fancy to them and bought Duggan’s entire stock (although one was in fact still there – see below).But, of course, the most prized pieces are the chronographs – “Monte Carlo” and “Big Block” pieces in particular.
The relative values of vintage Tudor and contemporary production certainly reinforce the idea that vintage Tudor watch replica is a brand with a future.