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Old 5 August 2018, 06:07 AM   #1
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Tudor Pelagos 25600TB Blue

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Being summer I thought it would be a great idea to do a review of what I believe is the best tool watch on the planet; the Tudor Pelagos, this one in blue. As it is hot I decided to put it on the blue rubber. As I am on my phone pictures will appear at the end.

Dial

Matte blue, non sunburst but varies with lighting. This thing is blue no doubt. It is a very clean look and somewhat industrial but not overly cold. I think it works in both summer and winter as the lume color uncharged is snow white. The text matches the lume and white hands perfectly. The lume is a cannon. The polts are over filled and puff up. This may not be for some but for me I like it as it isnt surgical flat like a modern Rolex.

The dial has a sunken face with a 90 degree minute track which allows the dial to flow seemlessly up to the matching bezel. Very stunning visually. It all sits under a flat sapphire crystal with no cyclops which I appreciate.

Case

42mm wide and 14.1mm thich with 50 mm lug to lug. The case is pronounced but not chunky. The crown guards are pointy. He value for saturation diving. The watch is rated to 500m which is more than a sub and less than a seadweller. It is titanium which means on the rubber strap it is under 100 grams at 94 grams. The lugs are skinny yet tall and the beveling is fantastic. The titanium is not as easily scratched as stainless steel based on my observations. It will also pick up a slight patina is uncleaned.

Bezel

60 click unidirectional with a ceramic insert and lume. Like the dial the bezel insert is matte blue. The coin edge is easy to grip wet. The 60 clicks are extremely crisp and very surgical. Not sure which i prefer between 120 and 60 but again you know when you are moving it. It does not move without decent counter clockwise pressure. The lume is the selling point for me. No other Rolex or Tudor has it. Very unique and incredibly legible and useful in low or no lighting situations.

Strap

The strap I have it on is a very comfortable oem blye rubber. The clasp is the Tudor crown in titanium. It fits to the watch case via endlinks which I prefer as it is secure and seamless. The selling point of the watch is the normal clasp that is used on the titanium bracelet. It is fantastic and moves with your wrist if you desire. It is spring loaded and you can read more on it elsewhere.

Conclusion

If you enjoy water sports, swimming, ocean activities or scuba diving you should own a Tudor Pelagos. Even if you don't consider it. To me, for the money, it is the best swiss luxury tool watch made. Everything about it is utiltiy however if you like variation the blue or left hand drive may be the model that pushes you to take the plunge. I've never regretted it. Now, to plunge into the pool....

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Old 25 August 2018, 06:36 PM   #2
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Excellent review of the best diver coming out from the Rolex company these days... Great pics too.
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Old 25 August 2018, 10:02 PM   #3
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Excellent review of the best diver coming out from the Rolex company these days... Great pics too.
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i did not go into the movement but it has been great as well. love the inhouse.
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Old 1 September 2018, 05:31 AM   #4
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Great watch, great pics!
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Old 1 September 2018, 09:36 PM   #5
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When it's on the bracelet how would you compare it to your 114060?
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Old 2 September 2018, 06:25 AM   #6
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When it's on the bracelet how would you compare it to your 114060?
that is an interesting question. it is definately comfy and fits like a glove. the clasp is what differentiates the watch from the subc. no pinching either similar to the subc.

this one fits better imo because if the lug design, flatter caseback and end links that dont extend out past the lugs.
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Old 2 September 2018, 12:54 PM   #7
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Great review, I love the Blue Pelagos!
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Old 26 September 2018, 08:23 AM   #8
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own one in black. i love the thing ... this one and the BLNR will never leave my collection. Keeps excellent time as well. The new in house mov't is a true gem.
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Old 7 October 2018, 05:53 AM   #9
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Thanks for this review. Love your insights and your photos are out of this world. Tudor should contact you for marketing assistance : )

Tough question. I have skinny wrists. I’ve always considered my BLNR and North Flag (40mm each) the biggest I could handle.

But after your review and the pictures, I love this blue titanium beauty. Subjectively, does it wear big? It looks perfect on you.

And does it come with the blue strap?

Thanks again for your awesome review!
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Old 9 October 2018, 05:35 AM   #10
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Thanks for this review. Love your insights and your photos are out of this world. Tudor should contact you for marketing assistance : )

Tough question. I have skinny wrists. I’ve always considered my BLNR and North Flag (40mm each) the biggest I could handle.

But after your review and the pictures, I love this blue titanium beauty. Subjectively, does it wear big? It looks perfect on you.

And does it come with the blue strap?

Thanks again for your awesome review!
wears smaller based in lug design and flat caseback.

i have a 6.3 go 6.4 inch wrist
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Old 28 December 2018, 12:16 PM   #11
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Such a cool watch. Too big for my wrist though and I was not a fan of 5 lines of text on the dial. Tudor knows how to build watches.
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Old 25 April 2019, 05:18 AM   #12
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I found a used blue Pelagos that looks interesting. I have several questions I could not find the answer to on the Tudor website.

1) What is the warranty period for a watch that sold in December of 2017? Are the terms the same as for Rolex; transferable to subsequent owners with the warranty card? Do you send the watch to a RSC if work is needed?

2) Has anyone replaced the original crystal with a cyclops version. Is there a specific crystal from another Tudor or Rolex model that would provide the same watertight seal and have the "eye" in the correct position?

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Old 25 April 2019, 11:24 AM   #13
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I found a used blue Pelagos that looks interesting. I have several questions I could not find the answer to on the Tudor website.

1) What is the warranty period for a watch that sold in December of 2017? Are the terms the same as for Rolex; transferable to subsequent owners with the warranty card? Do you send the watch to a RSC if work is needed?

2) Has anyone replaced the original crystal with a cyclops version. Is there a specific crystal from another Tudor or Rolex model that would provide the same watertight seal and have the "eye" in the correct position?

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3 year warranty. Same terms as rolex.

You can add a cyclops on top of the crystal without replacing the crystal.
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Old 26 April 2019, 06:44 AM   #14
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I owned one...

...for several months.

Really nice watch but I tired of the blue and traded if off.

I bought one of these instead to scratch that itch without having nearly $3K invested in a "Blueish" dial.

nice review and pics.
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Old 29 April 2019, 11:33 PM   #15
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Great review - I love the Pelagos (in blue) on so many levels and now I’ve got that “itch” for it...


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Old 7 May 2019, 07:33 AM   #16
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Really nice
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Old 7 May 2019, 12:45 PM   #17
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Old 13 June 2019, 11:34 PM   #18
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Great review! I would like to keep this for future reference! Thank you
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Old 14 June 2019, 06:08 AM   #19
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Great thread with great pics; thanks for taking the time for this write-up!

It's on my short list for sure!

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Old 23 June 2019, 12:52 PM   #20
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I wanted a Pelagos for a while. I finally got one (here, from a great seller).

I wear a DJ41 daily, but I had to send it into the shop, so I had a good chance to get to know the Blue Pelagos.

I grew VERY fond of it. I loved it when I got it, and I loved it way more after wearing it for a month straight.

I can't say enough good things about it. Thanks for posting your review. I'd agree!

It's got a lot of that Rolex thing going on, only at a much kinder price. One thing it has that Rolex doesn't is a modern flare. Tudor does some things that Rolex just can't...because history I guess.

The fit and finish of mine was spot on. Very desirable lines, edges, textures and finishes.

So many small bits of cool that add up to a really nice whole. It's well thought out, just right.
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Old 26 June 2019, 08:40 AM   #21
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Great review. Love the look of the watch, but feel like, even though I like blue...it's just a tad too much blue (I have similar feelings on the Hulk). Thoughts?
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Great review - really like this piece - After some travels am going to go in and have a look at this.
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Old 2 July 2019, 04:37 AM   #23
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Thanks for the review. I just bought one for myself as well.
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Old 14 July 2019, 05:13 AM   #24
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thanks again for the fine review. I have owned mine for 12 days now and it keeps great time. Maybe -1 sec per day while wearing but plus 1 to 2 sec/night if I store it crown up, so I can keep it right on without resetting it. Very comfortable with titanium bracelet but I have just switched to the blue rubber one. Had to buy the $150 spring bar pliers to switch bracelets but the pliers work GREAT (Bergeon 7825).
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thanks again for the fine review. I have owned mine for 12 days now and it keeps great time. Maybe -1 sec per day while wearing but plus 1 to 2 sec/night if I store it crown up, so I can keep it right on without resetting it. Very comfortable with titanium bracelet but I have just switched to the blue rubber one. Had to buy the $150 spring bar pliers to switch bracelets but the pliers work GREAT (Bergeon 7825).
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Old 28 July 2019, 12:56 AM   #26
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Nice color blue
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Old 28 July 2019, 08:00 AM   #27
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hands down one of the best watches ever made

unbelievable value for money

best all round diver in the Rolex/tudor family
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Old 30 July 2019, 06:04 AM   #28
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Great write up! Love the blue!
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Old 31 July 2019, 04:13 AM   #29
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Very nice write up indeed.
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Still want to snag one of these, idk why it keeps calling me, but it does. Nice review!
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