Which to keep? Decision time!

Hi folks, I hope you’re all keeping well and enjoying your favourite watches. 
 

I’d appreciate your discerning opinion on a decision I’m mulling over. 
 

As you can see I own both the Ranger and BB58 Navy blue on bracelet and I will only be keeping one. I could sell either one as is or I could get the fabric strap for the Ranger and sell it that way and use the Ranger bracelet on the BB58 and sell the BB58 bracelet. 
 

interrested to read what you all think. 

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Sell the Ranger, as is, and you might be able to turn a profit (if you purchased at retail). Spending money to buy a strap to then downgrade the overall price of the watch and make a larger loss, just doesn't make sense. Plus you might find it hard selling to collectors who, more often than not, want the reference number on the card to match what comes in the box (slightly diff reference numbers for bracelet vs strap).

Use whatever profit you make on the sale of the Ranger to see if you can purchase the Ranger bracelet separately. BB58 bracelets are going for around 700 Euros on C24, so imagine the Ranger bracelet might be around those prices?

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I have both too but couldn't (currently) let either go. Despite their similarities they offer very different experiences. I've fallen in love with the Ranger and think that its simplicity is what makes it special. The criticism people have is all subjective. Objectively it can't be faulted, it's one of the best value propositions under £5k. If not the best. In my humble opinion. 

If it's imperative that you have to sell one, I'd actually say sell the BB58. (Oooh controversial!). However, if it is about money, you probably could make more by selling the Ranger.

Whatever you end up with, you have an excellent piece left. 

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TimeCop

I have both too but couldn't (currently) let either go. Despite their similarities they offer very different experiences. I've fallen in love with the Ranger and think that its simplicity is what makes it special. The criticism people have is all subjective. Objectively it can't be faulted, it's one of the best value propositions under £5k. If not the best. In my humble opinion. 

If it's imperative that you have to sell one, I'd actually say sell the BB58. (Oooh controversial!). However, if it is about money, you probably could make more by selling the Ranger.

Whatever you end up with, you have an excellent piece left. 

Sell the BB58?

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allthegearandnoidea

Sell the Ranger, as is, and you might be able to turn a profit (if you purchased at retail). Spending money to buy a strap to then downgrade the overall price of the watch and make a larger loss, just doesn't make sense. Plus you might find it hard selling to collectors who, more often than not, want the reference number on the card to match what comes in the box (slightly diff reference numbers for bracelet vs strap).

Use whatever profit you make on the sale of the Ranger to see if you can purchase the Ranger bracelet separately. BB58 bracelets are going for around 700 Euros on C24, so imagine the Ranger bracelet might be around those prices?

You make really great points there and I can’t fault your logic. 

Apart from anything else it might be convoluted to have to get the Ranger strap etc. Pity the BB58 doesn’t come with the Ranger bracelet!

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I don't have a BB58, but I do have the 43mm Black Bay Bronze as well as the Ranger.  It may be the honeymoon phase, but I cant' stop wearing the Ranger.  As @TimeCop mentioned, the simplicity of the Ranger I find adds significantly to the experience, and I personally love the numerals at the 3, 6, 9, and 12.  That explorer style dial really speaks to me (also why I got the 43mm BBB and not a BB58).  

But, as others have said, you can't go wrong with your choice.  I do think the bracelet on the Ranger is better than the one on the BB58 for sure.  Good luck! 

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TimeCop

I have both too but couldn't (currently) let either go. Despite their similarities they offer very different experiences. I've fallen in love with the Ranger and think that its simplicity is what makes it special. The criticism people have is all subjective. Objectively it can't be faulted, it's one of the best value propositions under £5k. If not the best. In my humble opinion. 

If it's imperative that you have to sell one, I'd actually say sell the BB58. (Oooh controversial!). However, if it is about money, you probably could make more by selling the Ranger.

Whatever you end up with, you have an excellent piece left. 

Yeah I think the Ranger is outstanding value and I previously owned the Heritage Ranger so bought this at retail quickly after launch. 
 

It’s a beautiful watch overall but I preferred the dial on the Heritage Ranger but the size etc. of the 79950. I do however think the dial is still slightly too large and I’m not crazy about the yellow flat lume. The white underneath with the ecru lume painted on top of the Heritage Ranger was just beautiful. 
 

I must also say I can get a much better fit on the Ranger than I can on the BB58 Navy Blue. 
 

It’s a major pity one has to go!

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I would keep the Ranger it is more versatile. 

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I honestly don't know anything about either one, but I'd keep the left one. Love the look better. Problem not the answer you are looking for, but hey, ya asked. 😉

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BigIona

I don't have a BB58, but I do have the 43mm Black Bay Bronze as well as the Ranger.  It may be the honeymoon phase, but I cant' stop wearing the Ranger.  As @TimeCop mentioned, the simplicity of the Ranger I find adds significantly to the experience, and I personally love the numerals at the 3, 6, 9, and 12.  That explorer style dial really speaks to me (also why I got the 43mm BBB and not a BB58).  

But, as others have said, you can't go wrong with your choice.  I do think the bracelet on the Ranger is better than the one on the BB58 for sure.  Good luck! 

Thanks man. The explorer style dial has always delighted me also. I had a Timefactors Smiths Everest previously also as I love that look. 
 

It’s a nice choice I have I suppose!  Your watches were certainly well chosen and I’m sure you’ll really enjoy them. 

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sir_andrew

I would keep the Ranger it is more versatile. 

It’s a great all rounder alright. It’s interesting to note too that a lot of the photos out there are shot in harsh bright light which makes the dial look very washed out whereas in more normal lighting conditions the dial looks nice and black. A very handsome watch indeed. 

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ThatZeeLiphe

I honestly don't know anything about either one, but I'd keep the left one. Love the look better. Problem not the answer you are looking for, but hey, ya asked. 😉

No, opinions are exactly what I was looking for and thanks for sharing yours. 

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No way to keep both? 😉

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mortalenema

No way to keep both? 😉

Unfortunately no as finances dictate that one has to go. 
 

I tend to not like having more than two watches as I dont like having watches that are only being partially worn and having too much money tied up in them. I have been wearing my O&W C-1000 nearly constantly since I got it earlier this year. 

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I think it totally depends on the rest of your collection if there is one and what your personal goal with it is. 

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simonswatch

I think it totally depends on the rest of your collection if there is one and what your personal goal with it is. 

I bought the Ranger as I liked the initial look of it and liked the Heritage Ranger too apart from it was a little big. 
 

I reckoned I might sell the BB58 as I already have a diver I love in the C-1000. Now, it’s much more of a decision to make as my love of the BB58 Blue has been rekindled with the nice shade of blue, silver text and crisp white lume. It’s just a pity the fit of the bracelet isn’t as good as it is on the Ranger. The Ranger bracelet is outstanding.