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:
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!