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Old 4 November 2019, 05:28 PM   #751
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Hi , thank you for the advice and well wishes but I’ve already tried that method and it’s still not perfect for me. Maybe I’m just too used to the adjustable bracelet on my sub.
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Old 6 December 2019, 02:06 PM   #752
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After a long and thus far fruitless search for a new diver to pair with my 214270 I think I am coming back around to the 58. I had previously moved away from it in my search due to the gilt on the bezel and dial, but I simply can't find anything with better proportions than the 58. I had hopes that a blue version sans gilt would be released at Basel but we all know how that turned out. I may still end up waiting another year to see what emerges from Basel 2020, but it's looking more and more likely that the 58 will be the one.

I have a question for the members who own this watch on the bracelet. I like my watches to fit snug on the wrist, and my 214270 with half link and easylink provides an absolutely perfect fit. With no half link and no micro adjust, have you experienced difficulty finding a fit that works?
I found a fit that works but absolutely miss the EasyLink. If you have extra funds, this fellow forum member prlwatch created a Custom Rolex Bracelet with GlideLock working on his BB58.

Recipe: Rolex 93150 bracelet with end links from the BB58 bracelet. Finally swapped in a glidelock clasp from a Rolex 97200 bracelet.

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Old 1 January 2020, 04:18 PM   #753
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The one thing I continue to agonize over is the 58 vs pursuing a 14060m or a 16570 polar. One of the biggest factors pushing me toward the 58 is that I don't like the proportions or the ceramic bezels on the six digit Rolex sports models. I love the aesthetics of the 14060m and the 16570, but with those references would I be getting much more for my money vs the 58 beyond just having Rolex on the dial? The movement in the 58 seems to be at least equal to what is in the 14060m/16570, albeit not proven over time. What about the bracelets? How does the 58's bracelet compare to the bracelet you find on a late model 14060m/16570?

The increased cost of a 14060m/16570 vs the 58 is not exactly a huge consideration for me, but I also don't care to spend double (or more) simply to have a crown logo.


I had the same issue but it was not just price but also the fact that every 14060 or 16570 I saw had been polished badly.

As a result a bought the BB58 and I love it.

Although I do own a 16610 I bought new old stock so that may have helped my choice.

The BB58 is fantastic but it is not a Rolex. If you want a Rolex buy one.
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Old 15 January 2020, 12:43 AM   #754
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just got mine today 😍
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Old 16 January 2020, 01:02 AM   #755
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Has anyone put a black rubber strap on their BB58 ?


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Old 16 January 2020, 02:56 AM   #756
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Hi everyone,
Just to let you all know that mine BB58 keeps time with an amazing accuracy.
In 65 days (since the last time I wounded it) it is ahead 18 seconds!
0,28 seconds per day average.
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Old 16 January 2020, 06:40 AM   #757
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Has anyone put a black rubber strap on their BB58 ?


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Yep........from Vanguard and highly recommended. Rubber B and Everest don't yet have them in production.
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Old 16 January 2020, 07:02 AM   #758
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Looks good. Iím considering one ready for summer. Thanks for the pic


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Old 20 January 2020, 06:19 AM   #759
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Wanted this for ages. Going to finally pick one up on fabric strap, which is the Tudor signature. Have exclusive Rolex collection to date.
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Old 20 January 2020, 06:36 AM   #760
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Wanted this for ages. Going to finally pick one up on fabric strap, which is the Tudor signature. Have exclusive Rolex collection to date.
I just PM'd you. I am getting ready to list one for sale. Has both the bracelet and nato strap.
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Old 25 January 2020, 01:36 AM   #761
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I have had mine since August 2018. My wife bought me the watch with the bracelet but as I wear it every day I prefer the Erika's style strap that is in my pic, really comfortably.
I don't know if I have been lucky but the watch keeps amazing time as I changed it at the end October for the UK daylight saving and it has only gained 4 seconds. I don't sleep with it on but leave it face up. It is a great watch imo.

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Old 17 February 2020, 08:40 AM   #762
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Collected this today after only waiting 3 weeks. Apologies for the rough pic - I think it's a good size for my small wrist.

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Old 4 March 2020, 02:02 AM   #763
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Just picked one up last night, and found my wife trying it on and drooling over it. Hope she will share it with me !
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Old 4 March 2020, 02:08 AM   #764
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I've been coming back around to the idea of adding one of these. Had written it off after adding my Sub but I've never lost the itch for a strap monster diver. Nato, rubber, canvas, leather, whatever...this thing kills. I'd honestly probably just buy the leather strap version as I really have no need for another sports watch on a bracelet.
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Old 4 March 2020, 02:42 AM   #765
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It's awesome! I see them at the ad's a lot lately, no need to wait is a big plus.
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Old 4 March 2020, 04:25 AM   #766
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Itís a great watch but I just canít get past the fact that itís not a Rolex. Iíve owned mine for two months and pretty sure Iím be putting mine up for sale for under retail to help fund another Rolex.
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Old 4 March 2020, 06:24 AM   #767
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Itís a great watch but I just canít get past the fact that itís not a Rolex. Iíve owned mine for two months and pretty sure Iím be putting mine up for sale for under retail to help fund another Rolex.
Yeah, I sold mine for th same reason and replaced it with a 114060 as my daily.

I do miss it though, mainly because it wasn't a Rolex yet still so damn good.

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Old 4 March 2020, 06:42 AM   #768
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Itís a great watch but I just canít get past the fact that itís not a Rolex. Iíve owned mine for two months and pretty sure Iím be putting mine up for sale for under retail to help fund another Rolex.
To me, that's Tudors best selling point.

But I appreciate your honesty.
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Old 4 March 2020, 07:01 AM   #769
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I am definitely still in the honeymoon period with my 58. A couple of weeks ago was the first opportunity I have had to get out my DSLR and a lens to take some pictures of the watch. A few quick observations:

1. It is a fantastically photogenic watch (in my view). The dial and hands look very different depending on the angle and the light - especially direct sunlight - ranging form chocolate brown to gun metal black and almost speckled grey.

2. The lack of AR was quite apparent in some shots (I have left a couple of examples in below). I never find this hurts legibility but in direct light I had to work quite hard to find a good angle to avoid obvious reflections.

3. It is no Grand Seiko but the watch holds up really well under macro - it has made me love the watch more. The bezel particularly has a great texture and the gold indices are a joy to view under magnification.

4. I need to learn more about watch photography composition!

Here are some indoor and outdoor shots:

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Old 4 March 2020, 07:01 AM   #770
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Really fancy one of these, not actually seen one in person yet though. Went to my nearest AD a week or so ago and they said they have a waiting list but with a very short lead time. They require payment up front to go on the list though, which I wouldn’t do without at least trying one on first. Sounds like they’re popping up more frequently now though, so hopefully I’ll be able to pick one up without waiting soon anyway
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Old 4 March 2020, 08:49 AM   #771
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Another picture I forgot I had that I thought turned out pretty decent. Just an iPhone, no fancy camera for me.
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Old 4 March 2020, 10:00 PM   #772
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Great pics of a great reference.
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