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Old 19 March 2017, 12:12 PM   #1
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Tudor Pelagos or Black Bay

So I'm a couple of months away from buying my first "real" watch. The watch I wanted was the the no date sub but everything changed. I tried on the black bay black and the pelagos, and I have to say those are two great looking pieces. I really like the dial on the pelagos. The square indices are my favorite part. The black bay is also a beautiful watch.

I definitely will buy the Rolex way down the road.
For now, I think it will be the black pelagos.

The price at the local AD is $1,000 more than online (Jomashop, Watchmax). Is the factory warranty worth the extra grand?
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Old 19 March 2017, 10:34 PM   #2
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You know the answer.

Buy pre owned from a trusted seller here on TRF. You will save more then a $1000 off MSRP and most likely be able to find a late model with the majority of warranty remaining.

I have a Black Bay love it to bits.

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Old 20 March 2017, 09:27 PM   #3
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Of those two, I much prefer the Pelagos
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you can get warranty and $1k off from trusted sellers. stay away from jomashop.
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Old 21 March 2017, 04:39 AM   #5
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These guys have already pointed you in the right direction.

Both are phenomenal watches - you can't go wrong either way.
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Old 21 March 2017, 10:20 AM   #6
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Thanks guys. Great advise.
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Old 30 April 2018, 10:01 AM   #7
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I used the services of DavidSW to get my (then-new) Burgundy Black Bay. Couldn't be happier - and as someone said above, you can get the warranty card and $1k off from trusted sellers here. I went with the BBR as my wrists aren't that huge - and I prefer the classier look since I tend to wear suits often.
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Old 1 May 2018, 04:11 AM   #8
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Black bay all the way! And I now own three “real” watches, each purchased from trusted sellers here!
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Old 3 May 2018, 04:49 AM   #9
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I was wondering the same thing until I found this well done review:
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Old 3 May 2018, 10:35 AM   #10
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I like the blackbay
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Old 6 May 2018, 04:10 PM   #11
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I’m a fan of the Black Bay, love the vintage / modern styling combo! I have the M79730 incoming this week. Either way, you can’t go wrong!
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Old 8 July 2018, 01:55 PM   #12
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Pelagos all the way. Nothing else like it. There's a whole bunch of Black Bays just like the Black Bay.
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I bought a pre-owned Black Bay from Govberg last year and I was very pleased with them. I've been in contact with them since then about some different watches and they are always great to work with. I also have used DavidSW and I was very impressed. I would recommend looking at both of them.
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Old 8 July 2018, 05:31 PM   #14
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Black bay is closer to the sub , pelagos is a real tool watch and can be a bit limited as the bb can be worn in almost all occasions .
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i like black day
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