Ranger, not the Texas or Ford kind

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Ranger, not the Texas or Ford kind

Post by smellody » April 18th 2021, 4:33pm

Tudor's offering for the mid 1960's Rolex Explorer market was the Ranger. First appearing in 1965, although that date is often disputed as the Ranger did not appear in a Tudor Catalog until 1969.

Cheaper than the Explorer, the Ranger was a bargain new and had the option of a date. Early watches, like mine were fited with the roulette date wheel with alternating red and black text. Watches were motivated with an ETA movement. Mine being the 2484 from '66ish

I wish I had this watche's history, but it is right as rain in the Pacific Northwest. This is important as the Ranger is the second most commonly faked watch on the interwebs following the Submariner. I like to think some sergeant major bought this watch new at the PX in the late 60's being too cheap to scratch up an extra $100 for the Rolex Explorer.

Many know the Ranger was reintroduced by Tudor in the mid 2010s as part of their heritage collection.

Here is my watch:
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All 34 manly mm's of it!

From the 1969 catalog:
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Some links for more information on the model:

https://monochrome-watches.com/tudor-he ... face-face/

https://www.carsandwatches.com/watches/ ... black-date

https://shop.hodinkee.com/products/1966 ... 6699023435
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Re: Ranger, not the Texas or Ford kind

Post by Mark1 » April 18th 2021, 6:36pm

That's a nice one Christopher. I just wish they had made most vintage watches a bit larger. Bring it to show and tell next month. Congrats.
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Re: Ranger, not the Texas or Ford kind

Post by smellody » April 18th 2021, 7:09pm

Mark1 wrote:
April 18th 2021, 6:36pm
That's a nice one Christopher. I just wish they had made most vintage watches a bit larger. Bring it to show and tell next month. Congrats.
Thanks Mark. I was just chatting with NWGuy about the size. I think it fits the wrist just fine.

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