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Old 1 November 2015, 06:25 AM   #1
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Finally bought red Black Bay

After months of research on Rolex and Omegas, I finally purchased a watch with Rolex DNA in it, i.e. Tudo Black bay. It's been a couple months and I love this watch. I always thought Tudors to be poor man's Rolex but, not this watch. It has carved its own path forward for watch collectors.
It was bought in SS, and I added the brown retro let her strap with deployment buckle as a separate item.
Though it's a sports watch, but, I have found it to be truly amazing at night time, giving different shades to its red bezel and golden hands. Before this, I was trying to get a ND SS submariner, but, now I will wait for that and maybe add an omega moon watch 39.7 in my collection. Here are some pictures of this beauty...
My opinion, don't be like me when making a decision buying this piece. SlRolex and this Tudor are two different timepieces and can co-exist in a collection.
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Old 1 November 2015, 10:24 AM   #2
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Best BB out there. congrats. (it isn't poor mans anything, enjoy).
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Old 1 November 2015, 08:31 PM   #3
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Old 1 November 2015, 09:46 PM   #4
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I agree with you. A great watch.
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Old 2 November 2015, 01:16 AM   #5
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Congratulations! Great watch.
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Old 4 November 2015, 01:44 AM   #6
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Old 4 November 2015, 04:52 AM   #7
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thanks everyone!
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Old 4 November 2015, 05:05 AM   #8
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Super nice piece. I like the red best IMHO...
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Old 4 November 2015, 05:27 AM   #9
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Old 11 November 2015, 02:18 AM   #12
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Old 14 November 2015, 02:01 AM   #13
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this is my dream watch, from all point of views.
but, unfortunately, way to expensive for me.

congrats! amazing watch!
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Old 27 November 2015, 08:51 AM   #14
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Old 27 November 2015, 08:53 AM   #15
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Old 28 November 2015, 01:59 PM   #16
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Old 1 December 2015, 10:50 PM   #17
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Old 3 December 2015, 11:33 AM   #18
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The watch looks great with the brown straps. Red bezel really rocks too!

How thick does it sit on the wrist?

Do you have problems with a botton long sleeve getting hung up on it?
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Old 6 December 2015, 07:31 AM   #19
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Do you have problems with a botton long sleeve getting hung up on it?
I wear mine under a cuff all the time, without a problem.
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Old 21 December 2015, 01:53 AM   #22
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Old 21 December 2015, 02:22 AM   #23
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Congrats. I have its blue brother and it is just a beautiful watch. I replaced a dssd with it and a Pelagos. And could not be happier.

And you are spot on. A poor man does not buy a $2000+ watch.


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Old 22 December 2015, 10:32 PM   #24
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Great looking watch! Red bezel looks fantastic and nice wearing a brand you need to "know" to recognize.
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Old 23 December 2015, 11:02 PM   #25
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Almost pulled the trigger multiple times on this watch. Such a great looker. Congrats!
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Old 26 December 2015, 11:15 AM   #26
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Hi! I'm new to TRF and have been reading up to gain insight and information on Rolex, Tudor, and Omega time pieces. Like you, I did some research on the Tudor BB and Omega. For me, it basically came down to the Black Bay Black SS or Speedy SS. Finally, I pulled the trigger and purchased the Black Bay Black SS from our local AD three days ago. I was very close to choosing the leather strap option because it looked so cool and defiintely gives the watch an entirely different look. Would you be able to tell me where you purchase your original leather strap from? Appreciate your Thanks for your help. Also, it's great to know that you love your watch. There were a couple of times that I've wondered if I made the right choice...
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Old 26 December 2015, 11:27 AM   #27
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Old 27 December 2015, 06:14 PM   #28
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Hi! I'm new to TRF and have been reading up to gain insight and information on Rolex, Tudor, and Omega time pieces. Like you, I did some research on the Tudor BB and Omega. For me, it basically came down to the Black Bay Black SS or Speedy SS. Finally, I pulled the trigger and purchased the Black Bay Black SS from our local AD three days ago. I was very close to choosing the leather strap option because it looked so cool and defiintely gives the watch an entirely different look. Would you be able to tell me where you purchase your original leather strap from? Appreciate your Thanks for your help. Also, it's great to know that you love your watch. There were a couple of times that I've wondered if I made the right choice...
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Hello Jay,

I bought the SS version of Black Bay that came with black nato strap. Then I ordered the Brown leather and deployment buckle through the same AD I bought the watch from. It cost me another ~$500 for brown leather strap and buckle.
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Old 28 December 2015, 08:15 AM   #29
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Bought the Blue BB and love it on the steel bracelet. The satin sheen is great. But I have to admit that the Red BB on the leather strap is by far the sexiest looking one!
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Bought the Blue BB and love it on the steel bracelet. The satin sheen is great. But I have to admit that the Red BB on the leather strap is by far the sexiest looking one!
My kids loved the blue Black Bay and it was hard to decide between the two. All three black bays are great watches to have.
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