Controversial Watch Opinions.....Again

Since I've been getting into watches again recently I thought I'd do another one of these and my opinion would be that I don't think the Tudor Black Bays wear well on the wrist at all they seem so boxy. 

Share your own or let me have it 😂

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I kinda agree with you, it’s not a bad watch but it is heavy and bulky hence I traded mine. Off course this is just my opinion as well…also I’m referring to the heritage line 

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Ichibunz

I kinda agree with you, it’s not a bad watch but it is heavy and bulky hence I traded mine. Off course this is just my opinion as well…also I’m referring to the heritage line 

Yeah I tried on the bronze one today, and actually I'd say that buying a bronze watch is really dumb cause it looks awful when it oxidises

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CombatWombat

Yeah I tried on the bronze one today, and actually I'd say that buying a bronze watch is really dumb cause it looks awful when it oxidises

😂 Don't think it’s dumb it’s just a matter of preferences…we can’t all like the same things then it gets boring…🍻

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I agree and disagree 🤣

I had the harrods one and it was too big but my root beer GMT fits lovely. Admittedly though I'm a big chap so it's 40mm minimum for me

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I am not a fan of the Black Bay, and the prevalence of them seems to suggest that I might be the one with the issue and not others. I agree, I think it doesn’t wear particularly well on my wrist, but I also find that some of the model‘s original references do not either, so again it’s probably a @SteepleOfKnives issue rather than a BB issue. Then again, I think my main issue with Tudor are the finishes, I am not particular enamoured with the ceramic in the bezel, they just look a little powdery to me, slightly dull; I think the rest are slightly uninspired. I am also not a fan of the snowflake handset either, it’s too distracting. I also like to swim against the current so perhaps that fuels my aversion to many popular brands.

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Ichibunz

😂 Don't think it’s dumb it’s just a matter of preferences…we can’t all like the same things then it gets boring…🍻

Idk the one I tried on today looked like junk (was second hand) but still 3,5 k for that nahhh 😂

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Allwehaveistime

I agree and disagree 🤣

I had the harrods one and it was too big but my root beer GMT fits lovely. Admittedly though I'm a big chap so it's 40mm minimum for me

It really hurts me cause I absolutely love Tudor especially the Black Bay and really want one but I can't really wear the 58 cause I have packed on size from weight training so now my wrists are too large and I hate the way the standard one wears, here is to hoping the Pelagos works for me.  

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It kind of depends on what you’re comparing to. If you’re use to thinner watches, it will seem thick. But as far as larger watches go, it’s not all that big. It’s all about perception and expectations. When I tried on the GS Snowflake, I was disappointed/put off by how light it was on the wrist. But I think it’s just because it wasn’t what I was used to.

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SteepleOfKnives

I am not a fan of the Black Bay, and the prevalence of them seems to suggest that I might be the one with the issue and not others. I agree, I think it doesn’t wear particularly well on my wrist, but I also find that some of the model‘s original references do not either, so again it’s probably a @SteepleOfKnives issue rather than a BB issue. Then again, I think my main issue with Tudor are the finishes, I am not particular enamoured with the ceramic in the bezel, they just look a little powdery to me, slightly dull; I think the rest are slightly uninspired. I am also not a fan of the snowflake handset either, it’s too distracting. I also like to swim against the current so perhaps that fuels my aversion to many popular brands.

Fair enough I see what you mean I think all these brands are super hyped tbh I tried on a Rolex recently and was immediately disappointed, and Tudor well a used Bronze Black Bay looks in my opinion awful as I discovered today actually. I think that's what makes me hesitant to buy a proper luxury watch cause I can get buyers remorse quite easily. 

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ezpzCA

It kind of depends on what you’re comparing to. If you’re use to thinner watches, it will seem thick. But as far as larger watches go, it’s not all that big. It’s all about perception and expectations. When I tried on the GS Snowflake, I was disappointed/put off by how light it was on the wrist. But I think it’s just because it wasn’t what I was used to.

I have a Seiko turtle which is a Thiccc boi watch, but the case shape is nice and smooth and makes it feel a bit more sleek, whereas with the Black Bay it feels a bit boxy, I think the shape kind of accentuates that. 

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The BLUE bay 36 is rather slender. Slimmer than the Baby Alpinist it replaced, but the slab sides gives it a kinda brutal presence for it's size 😊

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They look boxy to me. Not keen on the hands either. 🤷

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CombatWombat

I have a Seiko turtle which is a Thiccc boi watch, but the case shape is nice and smooth and makes it feel a bit more sleek, whereas with the Black Bay it feels a bit boxy, I think the shape kind of accentuates that. 

The case shape IS boxy. You’re right about that!

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I think the Black Bay series, while generally wonderful has been oversold.  I think the slab sides are a much more specific aesthetic than people think they are.  I know I have historically disliked it.

Here's a controversial opinion.  Dive watches are too casual to be real GADA watches. GADA also includes times where one might have to wear a suit.  And while Bond might do it, there's just no percentage in deluding ourselves that we can.

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I think the BB58 wears well, but all larger ones are too much for me. Also I don’t like the snowflake hand, it looks like belonged on a kids toy watch