Help me decide between BB58 or Omega Seamaster 300 Heritage!

Hey folks, currently in Rome on honeymoon trying to decide between the Tudor Black Bay 58 in blue or the Omega Seamaster 300 Heritage in blue. Need to decide by Sunday! Looking to hear thoughts in comments as well!

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I'd take Tudor any day of the week. Loved this Omega before, but changed my mind. Tudor doesn't yet leave my heart

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Both watches are very nice but I would definitely choose the Omega. Due to the popularity of the BB58 we see it everywhere. Good luck!

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I own the Seamaster 300.  It's the only Omega still in my collection, and there are a number of reasons for it.  Leaving out design (as that's entirely subjective)...

  • The bracelet and clasp are phenomenally comfortable.  It's the only Swiss watch I've ever owned with such a great fitting, comfortable, and robust-feeling bracelet - and I've had like 10 different Omegas, a Rolex, and a few different Breitling
  • It's an absolute strap monster!  Get an Artem loopless black sailcloth strap for it, and it's gorgeous.  Put it on a brown leather strap, and the vintage vibes are heightened.  Get an integrated ballistic rubber strap for it, if you wanna do James Bond cosplay

https://www.fratellowatches.com/strap-check-rubber-b-swimskin-ballistic-on-the-omega-seamaster-300/#gref

  • Finally, the domed crystal is out of this world.  Omega got it right.  With the polished steel ring that runs the circumference of the glass, you get this incredible effect when light hits the watch from an oblique angle, the entire thing looks smoky and silvery - what you might expect Gandalf's palantir to look like

https://www.fratellowatches.com/omega-seamaster-300-heritage-dive-watch/#gref

Watchmaker of mine talked to me about how Omega can't say this in any of their materials, but when he went in for certification on their co-axial movements, it was widely understood but unstated that with the latest set of co-axial calibers, Omega's intention was to create a movement that literally would last a lifetime without any need for service whatsoever.  Take it with a grain of salt, but the intention was there - only time will tell!

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I’m  a sucker for vintage style, and you just can’t beat that Seamaster. 

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I think this is a big case of being able to try it on. I have the 58 and it wears Like a dream on my small wrist. I have always had a hard time with Omega divers when I have them on the wrist. Both are great, so whatever feels right, is right imo.

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No wrong choice here. I just like the looks of the BB58 a bit more.

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Does the Omega have the Co-axial escapement? I like the vintage look too with the numerals.

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You are going to love Omega so many things. Looks, functionality, and if this one has open case back, then evermore. If you that the budget, go for #omega seamaster 300m with the wave dial. 

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Half_Life

You are going to love Omega so many things. Looks, functionality, and if this one has open case back, then evermore. If you that the budget, go for #omega seamaster 300m with the wave dial. 

Thanks for the comment! I already have a 300m Nekton addition, love it but looking to add another diver! Omega is hard to beat. 

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Mike_2

I think this is a big case of being able to try it on. I have the 58 and it wears Like a dream on my small wrist. I have always had a hard time with Omega divers when I have them on the wrist. Both are great, so whatever feels right, is right imo.

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Love both on wrist and looks! I'm a huge Omega fan and already have a 300m from the diver line. The Tudor is tugging at my heart though. The large price gap doesn't help in favor of Omega. But the Omega bracelet is far superior. 

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Look, I think the BB58 is an amazing cool and vintage inspired watch that is wonderfully proportioned and made and all, but it's also hyped for no exciting reason other than it photographs so damn well! I'd totally go with the Omega, it's far superior technology and robustness and also the design is more Omega history and Omega than Tudor which inspired, either watches are awesome, but for some reason I feel the Omega has a super longevity and still more "brand" than Tudor. also but this is only my opinion, I'm not a fan of the BB58 blue, I like the OG, but yet again I bought it and sold it 2 times, cause I like its concept and idea but couldn't fall in love with it. 

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oh also, Congrats on getting married! cheers! 

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The Tudor is 39mm and the Omega is 41mm. I’d try them on first because that’s a bigger difference than it seems. Both are great, I prefer the looks of the Tudor. The Omega is technically higher end but also more expensive. 

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The Seamaster 300 is the superior watch, but every time I've gone to the AD to try it on wrist, it never really captures my imagination.  Maybe it will yours!  

Conversely, the BB58 is verging on generic in its ubiquity so I keep looking in other places, but every time I try one on it feels easier to own.

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Tudor for me in this case...I love Omega but this version looks a little to dressy for me...I think the BB looks a tad more sturdy...both are amazing...I wish I had such decisions to make!

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Out of those 2 choices I would buy the Omega as I personally think that it is a better looking watch with the classical lines and style. Vintage seems to be in, marketplace wise so if you fell out of love with it you could always sell it for a decent price probably