Tudor is a brand that’s on the up and up, having risen like a phoenix from the flames not too long ago and now commanding waiting list status for what are effectively entry level priced luxury timepieces.
So when one of the biggest names in the watch and jewellery industry approached us to hold an evening to launch the Tudor brand in their flag ship Glasgow boutique how could we say no!
Mappin and Webb have always been a place I’ve respected. Before I bought my first proper watch a friend recommended that I pay them a visit and indeed I did almost 3 years ago to the day. Unfortunately being January 2nd they didn’t have the model I was looking for in their preowned stock and instead I purchased elsewhere (and we all know how much of a disaster that turned out to be) but the professionalism and friendliness they extended to me back then prompted me to email in a few days later to commend the assistant who looked after me (Pauline for anyone that remembers when she was working there).
So with a plan and a date in place we got in touch with Dave Sharp from RedBar and between us we got the word out to the SW and RB communities about the event and what an event it turned out to be. With over 80 attendees coming from literally across Europe!
We had visitors from the north of Scotland, Ireland, England and France all make the trip across to Glasgow for the night which was not just a chance to get up close and personal with the latest released from the Tudor Baselworld collection but also mingle and meet other Scottish Watches listeners, visitors and viewers to chat about the hobby.
With on the night deals to be had a number of watches were purchased, names taken and to top everything off there were refreshments and sandwiches available.
We would like to say a massive thank you to Dave Sharp and the RedBar crew; Nicola, Declan and the team at Mappin and Webb Glasgow plus everyone who came along to make the night the success it was.
Here are some photos of what went on and a link to our YouTube video. We’ve got a lot more planned for 2020 so be sure to JOIN our mailing list to be kept up to date of news, meet ups and events coming soon.
Got into the horological hobby only a couple of short years ago; but got, as us Scots like to say, “baw deep” pretty quickly. Thanks to buying a lemon of a Rolex he spent hours researching why his watch wasn’t working and along the way gained an interest in what makes them tick. He now runs the Scottish Watches website and keeps cohort Rick in check on the twice weekly Scottish Watches podcast.