Which watch should I get?

Oct 11, 2018,04:57 AM

I am in abit of a dilemma now. Have always wanted to add a chronograph to my collection as it is something which I sorely lacks.

I have done some research and have shortlisted the Tudor Heritage Chrono Blue and the BB Chrono. Reasons for choosing them are:

1) Higher WR
2) Bracelet
3) Tough for weekend playtime
4) Versatile enough for very casual wear and office attires
5) Looks good and fun to wear

I was originally leaning towards the Heritage Chrono Blue but after trying my friend’s new BB Chrono, I feel it fits quite well on my wrist too and looks quite versatile.

Plus it has an “in-house” movement of 70 hours vs the 42 hours of the ETA 2894 on the Heritage Chrono. Downside is I feel the sub dials on the BB Chrono looks too small and the date window doesn’t gel very well with the rest of the dial.

To make thing slightly complicated, I also come into contact with the BB GMT recently and this is a watch which grows on me the more I see it and read about it. To be honest I didn’t care much about it initially as I was of the view that it is a poor man version of its Rolex counterpart. Now I feel differently as I feel it has its own merit that makes me want to own it. It is Tudor’s first GMT and it’s a Pepsi. It also sports Tudor’s first in-house GMT movement. Although value retention is not my priority in this purchase, I suspect the GMT will be the only one that will hold or retain its value.

It fulfils my above requirements except it is not a chronograph. However it is also a genre of watch which I do not own in my admittedly small collection.

Below are the pics of the three watches on my wrist. Which one do you think I should get?

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For me BB Chrono. [nt]

 By: Walter2 : October 11th, 2018-05:42

BB Chrono for me too

 By: jayeyedoubleemmwhy : October 11th, 2018-05:48
It’s a much more interesting (and modern) movement. Long power reserve, column wheel, vertical clutch, supposedly designed by the engineers that also helped make Rolex’s Daytona calibre (albeit for Breitling). The black dial w/ steel case is a very safe c... 

One more thought

 By: jayeyedoubleemmwhy : October 11th, 2018-06:22
Also, it was designed with a focus on repairability, so it has some features that I think contributed to Tudor’s decision to use it; auto-centering of chrono parts, partially modular design, etc.

Another vote for the chrono

 By: Peevee57 : October 11th, 2018-05:51
Don’t think you’ll ever get bored of it, classic design.

I am leaning towards one of these two as the BB Chrono date window and small sub registers somehow don't speak to me. The THC speaks to me more strongly now

 By: singingbee : October 14th, 2018-05:11
I have tried the BB Chrono at least 5 times since its launch. But something always hold me back from pulling the trigger.

Heritage Chrono Blue

 By: Bill : October 11th, 2018-08:19
I just feel the other two remind me of other watches. The heritage chrono is a faithful representation not trying to be anything else. Bill

Yes, this!!

 By: asonstuf : October 11th, 2018-12:18
Followed by the GMT. For some reason I was never turned on by the bb chrono. It always seemed to be trying to hard if that makes sense. So many things going on at once

Yes I agree.. [nt]

 By: singingbee : October 14th, 2018-05:29

I would

 By: Seamaster2254 : October 11th, 2018-11:05
recommend as follows; -Tudor BB Chrono - because it is beautiful, robust, water resistant, supermodern chronograph movement. Downside --> thick and chunky. -Tudor Chrono Heritage - stunningly beautiful but mostly in summertime i would say. Also a bit chun... 

Hello Aaron! If your main concern is to enter a chrono in your collection, I personally feel the Heriitage model is the one to go after.

 By: Subexplorer : October 11th, 2018-14:47
... The GMT is a superb watch and beautiful design, interesting complication... but not a chrono. BUT... main thing in your purchase decision is which of these three beautiful watches is the one YOU like better! You can´t go wrong with any of them, but as... 

Yes I very much prefer to add a chrono as it is something which I miss having in my collection.

 By: singingbee : October 14th, 2018-05:31
Will definitely follow my heart for this purchase and try not to let the technical aspect sway my decision. Ultimately I must be happy to wear and look at the watch daily instead of just telling myself the movement is superior. Somemore the movement can't... 

Do you really need a chronograph?

 By: jomni1 : October 11th, 2018-18:33
What will you measure with it?

sorry but...

 By: deanthebakedbean : October 11th, 2018-20:09
they are all to big for you're wrist, you need a 38mm or under chrono imho

If you buy the Heritage Chrono

 By: TS1987 : October 12th, 2018-07:27
Use the rotating bezel for second time zone

Will definitely do that! [nt]

 By: singingbee : October 14th, 2018-05:38

I made my decision and here it is

 By: singingbee : October 29th, 2018-19:43
After a few weeks of considering, comparing and going to the boutiques to see the watches again. I have made my decision and here is the latest addition to the family. I am a happy man now. ...  

Is that because

 By: TS1987 : October 30th, 2018-00:48
It didn't have a waitlist?

I was only seriously considering between the Black Bay Chrono and the Heritage Chrono Blue

 By: singingbee : October 30th, 2018-07:38
Both didn’t have a wait list. The BB GMT is nice but ultimately I didn’t went for that as what I wanted to add is a chronograph.

Thanks Nico! 😊 [nt]

 By: singingbee : October 30th, 2018-07:38