Which watch should I get?
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
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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Which watch should I get?
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...
BB Chrono for me too
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
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.
Heritage Chrono Blue
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
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
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...
they are all to big for you're wrist, you need a 38mm or under chrono imho
I made my decision and here it is
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. ...