Being a good boy

I always liked the BB58 (I’m sure a lot of people are in the same boat). The reasons why I never really got one were:

  1. Something else always jumped the queue in front of it.
  2. Up until recently they were quite hard to get hold of (black/gilt on a bracelet).
  3. I already have 14060M Sub (similar size).

Walking around town I popped into a Tudor boutique and asked if they had the BB58 or Pelagos 39. Despite having more vintage tastes, I really liked the Pelagos much more. Even though it’s so much more similar to my Sub. The crown guards, glossier dial,  taperering bracelet, size/weight, colour. The BB58 has a reputation for being a slimmed down version of the regular BBs but holding that and the Pelagos makes feel incredibly ‘chunky’. If anyone is deciding between the two, it’s worth comparing them both in person. I liked the Pelagos 39 on my wrist better.

On a side note, Pelagos 39 was not on display. The sales assistant said they were holding them back unless someone specifically asked to see one. I enquired about the wait time and was told ‘around a month or so’. We had a nice chat and I carried on looking around the boutique - just before I left, the sales assistant caught me up and said that, that particular Pelagos had been declined by a client and was free for general sale….before you ask, go back to reason no. 1…😉

Edit: I didn’t get it!

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I love the BB58. This watch is in my near future on 65th bday (3yrs) 🙁.

Teddy Baldassarre just did a comparison review on both models. Love Tudors and I will have her on the wrist soon.......lol

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Congrats! Isn’t it amazing how opportunities turns up on watch safaris👍

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If I were starting from a position of no Tudors, I can totally see getting the Pelagos 39 over the BB58.

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jcwatch

I love the BB58. This watch is in my near future on 65th bday (3yrs) 🙁.

Teddy Baldassarre just did a comparison review on both models. Love Tudors and I will have her on the wrist soon.......lol

It’s a fantastic watch - I’m splitting hairs!

Good luck - hope it finds it’s way to you soon!

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WatchYourIntruder

Congrats! Isn’t it amazing how opportunities turns up on watch safaris👍

It did require willpower not to pull the trigger! I’m saving up for the AnOrdain and nothing’s going to stop me now!

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Chunghauphoto

It did require willpower not to pull the trigger! I’m saving up for the AnOrdain and nothing’s going to stop me now!

Aah, you tricked me. I thought by going back to #1 the Pelagos came between you and the BB58. Great willpower then.

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Congrats!! Enjoy and wear it well!!

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Ichibunz

Congrats!! Enjoy and wear it well!!

I didn’t get it! Saving up for another one…

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Only thing better than the BB58 or the Pelagos 39… is a BB58 AND a Pelagos 39 😂

Definitely plan to check out the 39 next time I head into the AD if they have one on hand!

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bevelwerks

Only thing better than the BB58 or the Pelagos 39… is a BB58 AND a Pelagos 39 😂

Definitely plan to check out the 39 next time I head into the AD if they have one on hand!

I hear that 🤝

I think it’ll a little time to get used to the weight of the P39 - it does feel odd given it’s looks and specs

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Righton!! Looks great

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I think you need to clarify that you didn’t get it.  Post reads like: since it was suddenly available, you bought it!  
Anyway - glad to hear you’re staying focused on the Anordaine.  I think my Kurono is maybe too similar in style for me to get one, but would still love to see one IRL.  

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The pelagos does look great on you... But Anordain is another level entirely. Stay strong! 💪

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Fieldwalker

I think you need to clarify that you didn’t get it.  Post reads like: since it was suddenly available, you bought it!  
Anyway - glad to hear you’re staying focused on the Anordaine.  I think my Kurono is maybe too similar in style for me to get one, but would still love to see one IRL.  

Thanks - have edited!

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If you're the type to be picky about the thickness I'd say go for the Pelagos 39. If not, go for whatever you fancy. If you're blessed by the horological gods like @JaeBust or @Jt0909 buy both and double wrist the babies to us! 😛