If you are looking to make your first serious watch purchase the limitless options can become overwhelming. Where do you look? Which brands are good? What watch styles work with a variety of outfits? What is the best watch for the money? Or What size watch is right?
Tudor Black Bay 58
There are so many different brands and watch styles to look at but for us the best all around watch to start a collection or to be your one watch that can work in most situations would be the Tudor Black Bay 58. Tudor has been around for close to 100 years. The brand is the sister company to Rolex and they were both started the very same year. When you buy a Tudor you are getting Rolex craftsmanship and quality without all the bells and whistles.
Why The Black Bay 58
The Black Bay 58 is a gorgeous watch. It is modelled after vintage diver watches from Rolex and Tudor, particularly the Submariner and Sea Dweller. What makes the Black Bay 58 so great is its 39mm size and 11.9mm height. This size is perfect for most wrists, not too big for a smaller wrist and not too small for a larger wrist. The watch can also be dressed up or down by changing bands. You can go with leather for a more dressed up look or the metal rivet band for a more casual look. Be warned, it is not easy to change the bands on your own. Your authorized dealer will do this for you, or there are some specialty tools out there that will allow you to do this as well, but it can’t be done without these.
In-House Built Movement at an Accessible Price
The black bay 58 is an automatic watch and features a highly regarded in-house movement that is designed and made by Tudor. A lot of high end watches have outsourced movements so it’s good to see that Tudor was able to build their own for the Black Bay 58 and keep it at an accessible price for a high end watch.
Kickstart Your Collection
All in all this could very easily be your one watch or the one to kick start your watch collection. It may not be in the same league as a Rolex or Patek Phillipe, but anyone who knows watches knows how good of a watch the Black Bay 58 is and if you know enough to pick it, it shows your appreciation for the art.