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Mrs Moody’s Funeral Details

Posted: Aug, 27, 2021

The Funeral for Mrs Moody is on Friday 3rd September at St. Michael’s Church, Crewe Green at 2pm. We would love to see you there. For anyone wishing to make a donation the two chosen charities are: Nantwich & District Riding For The Disabled, Reg. Charity No. 1175642 ( Alsager Animals In Need, Reg. Charity No. 519969 (


Posted: Aug, 26, 2021

We will be closed on Friday 3rd of September all day for Mrs Moody’s funeral.   We will reopen as normal on Saturday 4th September

Posted: Aug, 22, 2021

          It is with great sadness that we are announcing the passing of our dear Mrs Olive Moody at the age of 95.   Mrs Moody will have been well known to so many of our friends and clients as she remained working at the shop as recently as 3 years ago.   Visitors to Moody’s were always greeted by her with a smile and “Welcome” – a charming way to make every customer feel relaxed and truly welcome.   She had a wonderful way of describing the romance of choosing an engagement ring or other jewel and was, herself, an accomplished user of words in poetry or in her letters and cards – always written with a fountain pen!    Above all else she loved meeting people and possessed the rare gift of managing to make everyone feel part of the Moody’s family – something […]

My Take: The Tudor Black Bay P01

Posted: May, 11, 2021

Words: Matt Solomon The year is 1967, it’s been twenty years since the world was gripped with the atrocities of the Second World War. Yet again, the world is under the shroud of another conflict – the Cold War. This precarious situation necessitated the most up to date technology to be supplied to militaries across the globe. Any advantage gained from a new form of technology could prove to be a decisive moment should conflict arise…   Tudor had been supplying the US Navy (USN) divers and the French Navy, Marine Nationale (MN) with its Submariner models since the late 1950s. The first reference being the 7922 used by the MN and the 7924 by the USN. Continued development of the Submariner led to the reference 7928 being extensively used by both militaries for diving operations. A Black Bay 58 alongside a navy-issued 7924 Big Crown However, in 1967 with […]

Tudor Black Bay 58 Blue: A Week On The Wrist

Posted: Mar, 04, 2021

In the first of a series by guest writers, well-known Tudor collector Paul Russell shares his thoughts on the Tudor Black Bay 58 Navy Blue. I read all the reviews and watched all the videos when the Black Bay 58 was released back in 2019 and then I was even more intrigued when the blue version was released last summer.  My main take-away was that Tudor listens to the collectors. Having slimmed down the case size from the original Black Bay, the 58 was now much more in keeping with vintage models such as the 7016, 7021, 9401 and 9411 snowflakes from the 1970s and 80s.  I have for a long time been a vintage Tudor Collector and a huge fan of the Tudor signature snowflake dial and hand layout.  I am also fortunate enough to have an original mid 1970’s Army issued reference 9401, the so-called ‘Hybrid’, which collectors […]