My second Tudor, and my second blue dialed Tudor

Nov 22, 2020,14:23 PM

I owned the blue Pelagos several years ago, and while on paper it should have been a pretty perfect watch for me I never really warmed to it.  Ultimately I passed it on to someone else about a year or so later and after limited wrist time.

The BB58 when it was released seemed to also tick a lot of boxes.  As some of you will recall we even canvassed hard here to see if we might have been able to have Tudor produce a forum BB58.  Because of this I initially held off on getting the original BB58 and then more recently when one came up I passed as the timing wasn’t right.

Fast forward to this summer when this second iteration of the BB58 took a big (and well coordinated) social media and influencer splash.  I liked it, it is a very different watch than the original BB58 and both could easily fit in a collection.

After the initial feeding frenzy and FOMO died down I decided to pick one up.  A couple of months wearing it now and I’m pretty content.  It was basically made for my wrist, a great size.  I’m a fan of the faux vintage bracelet (thin is good for me, I like the older Rolex Oysters, I really like the Nautilus bracelet) and the choice of dial and bezel colour give the watch a contemporary feel.  

In short I don’t think this one will be sold off like the Pelagos and I imagine it being a good travel / easy wearing companion. 

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Same journey here

 By: cmmnsens : November 22nd, 2020-14:32
I had a black dial Pelagos which I rarely wore. Had it on the rubber strap which I preferred over the bracelet, as it was too thick and chunky for my small wrist. I was able to do a side by side with both BB58 versions, and really liked the blue dial much... 

I think the original black BB58 is a very different feel.

 By: Jay (Eire) : November 22nd, 2020-15:32
I like it too, but it scratches a very different itch and I don’t think it’s as versatile as this blue dial. I think the Pelagos was a little too much in size and thickness for me too, but it worn well and was pretty light on the wrist.

Jay, I admire your taste!

 By: kkochheiser : November 22nd, 2020-14:57
Kent ...  

This strap is very comfortable...

 By: kkochheiser : November 22nd, 2020-17:25
All synthetic so getting wet doesn’t hurt it and with a nice deployant. I have a gray NATO that will look nice too. Really nice watch. Kent

Great and beautiful BB58

 By: Watchonthewrist : November 23rd, 2020-01:05
I do like these Tudors a lot . After purchasing a black BB58 last year i knew when the Blue version came out i just had to add one too . Like you said the dimensions are just perfect. ...  

Yes, just perfect dimensions for many of us.

 By: Jay (Eire) : November 23rd, 2020-06:05
And as I mentioned given the different feel between the two, having both works quite well in a collection.

What a dial!

 By: Mary Anny : November 23rd, 2020-07:56
It reminds me those colours from the seventies... Enjoy it! ...