BB Pro kinda broke my brain

So… I had this whole plan set to save for a BB58 Blue (waiting on a few ebay sales first), and I walked by the shop today just to take a peek… because, Watches. I tried on the Pelagos, still wishing it would magically fit my tiny wrist (it didn’t). But then I also noticed that they had a BB Pro in the window. I tried it on and compared it to the BB Blue, and I have to say, my plans may have changed. It’s definitely not as thin or light as the BB58, but nowhere near as thick as the original black bays or tudor’s pepsi gmt. The ‘faux-tina’ doesn’t bother me, the bracelet is spectacular. 
Ugh!! So many difficult choices! The wildcard here is actually the Christopher Ward C63 gmt, especially with the cleaner dial with their new logo.  
Anyone else deciding between BB58 and BB Pro? Or BB Pro and the Christopher Ward? 

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That faux-tina caught my attention.

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I love all 3. Only one is within reach for me in the nearest future. If I could buy any I would take BB pro. I don't care much about thickness.

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I suggest buying the CW and seeing if it scratches the itch. If it doesn't and you don't wear it, you can always return it within 60 days. 

If you don't have experience with CW, you might find yourself pleasantly surprised by what they offer. 

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KristianG

I suggest buying the CW and seeing if it scratches the itch. If it doesn't and you don't wear it, you can always return it within 60 days. 

If you don't have experience with CW, you might find yourself pleasantly surprised by what they offer. 

I do! I have two of the 36mm sealanders (white and red) and I used to have the hombre green gmt. I liked it but sold it because I didn’t wesr it much at the time— plus the bracelet didn’t taper much, which bugged me. It’s a good idea though… to maybe try the CW out…

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A few months ago I tried the Black Bay Pro. It is probably my favourite Tudor as of this moment but it is too large and bulky in my opinion. It might be okay on a short AD visit but long term I doubt I would like it much...

The Christopher Ward is a pretty good watch but it probably isn't quite as nice as a Tudor, much cheaper of course.

One of the issues I have with the Pro is that the hour hand moves instead of the GMT hand so when I am in the UK and want to track LA instead of NY time I need to set both home and local time because I cannot turn the bezel. The ChrWard does that better in my opinion. Call GMTs are much mire useful than travel GMTs if the bezel doesn't turn, something ti consider if you care to use the complication a lot.

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Went to an AD here in London to put my name down for a Pelagos 39, the brand ambassador there and I started talking, he told me his favourite Tudor at the moment was the Pro. He got me to try it and damn, i was impressed. It didnt look or feel that thick. Maybe because Im used to Grand Seikos SD, but the 39mm case and reasonable lug to lug make it a lot more wearable than I thought. And that bracelet is insane. I started hesitating. Perhaps it was just an AD crush.

I bought the CW Sealander GMT (black dial) on release day in May 21, but recently sold it cause it just didn't do it for my anymore. Weird, because it shares a lot with that BB Pro.

I held firm and still want to wait for the Pelagos 39 call, but i wonder if i won't change my mind down the line if the Pelagos just doesn't become available. Im just afraid that I like the same things I did when I got the CW, and that it'll end the same way.

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Go with the Christopher Ward C63 gmt.  Christopher Ward is surpassing Tudor's significance by creating innovative watches while Tudor pretends to be Rolex Light and follows their lead of offering nothing special.

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I have it absolutely love it.. you won’t even feel its thickness and the lume is great. 

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Tried to like the pro but i felt the thickness. it was a hockey puck on my 6.5inch wrist

but comparing the pro vs p39, i’d take the pro any day in any circumstances

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def. BBpro, the rest are ZZZzzzz

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M.addd

Tried to like the pro but i felt the thickness. it was a hockey puck on my 6.5inch wrist

but comparing the pro vs p39, i’d take the pro any day in any circumstances

Why is that if you don't mind me asking? 

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Didier

Why is that if you don't mind me asking? 

I find the p39 re-using the BB58 movement was abit lazy on Tudor’s part. Plus the case is a direct copy of the BB58’s case - again, I felt that was just uninspiring and lazy.

The sunburst dial and bezel was just too similar to Seiko’s SPB lineage imo. i couldn’t grasp how other collectors have reviewed that it actually isn’t as shiny in real life, it was too blinged out for me.

in comparison to the pro, at least they made the effort to bring back a solid watch from the past. The dial and hands look stunning. The only con was its thickness, for me

hope that helps and please take it with a pinch of salt :)

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try the pro, if you see it in the shop - it's a big boi, but sits very neatly compared to the heritage BB - I have 7.5" wrists and it looks great (and sits nice and snug, no wobbling!). I didn't buy it, as I have a couple of Explorers that do the same job, but if I didnt already have the Rolex, I'd buy this over the Explorer II wihtout hesitation. So having shown restraint, I did the honorable thing and requested an FXD (still waiting!!).......

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The Christopher Ward is on my radar where as neither of the Tudors are. 

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I have two BB58’s. Very happy with both. I think everyone should have one in their collection. My first one is like 4 years old and still gets more wrist time than many of my other watches, The blue one is a great looking watch. I’ve seen the pro in person, cool watch, but I prefer the BB58. The raised indices, finishing, etc. is just a bit more interesting IMO.

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zemurray

I have two BB58’s. Very happy with both. I think everyone should have one in their collection. My first one is like 4 years old and still gets more wrist time than many of my other watches, The blue one is a great looking watch. I’ve seen the pro in person, cool watch, but I prefer the BB58. The raised indices, finishing, etc. is just a bit more interesting IMO.

Yea, me too. I have the BB58 blue and I really like it. (shouldn't it really be called the BB 39?) Pics don't convey the whole story. You have to try one on. So comfortable, just right in so many ways. I've been wearing mine on a nato recently and really enjoying it. 

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