Reviewing the Tudor Black Bay 58 Navy Blue – Podcast Episode 100

Wow! We are seriously at 100 episodes of the Tenn & Two Podcast! So, before we get started we two ladies wanted to take a moment and say thank you to each and every one of you. What began with the two of us recording in a coffee shop for what we thought would be 20 listeners has grown more than either of us could have ever dreamed. For your time, your support, your kind words, for everything we thank you! Today we are coming at you with another podcast review, this time of the Tudor Black Bay Navy Blue. So, let’s dive right on into it!

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The Black Bay 58 Navy Blue

Introduced in July of this year, the Black Bay Blue (try saying that fast) was an instant hit and drew quite a bit of controversy and skepticism. Keeping true to the original Black Bay 58 standards, the stainless steel watch is 39mm and 11.9mm thick with a 47mm lug to lug measurement. The case and bracelet are designed for everyday wear with an all brushed finish and few polished accents, as well as a rivet inspired bracelet. The blue dial includes applied indexes with the traditional snowflake handset that Tudor is so well known for, and is surrounded by a blue aluminum diving bezel. As a dive watch, a screw down crown gives the Black Bay Blue 200m of water resistance with luminescence on the hands and markers. Powered by the MT5402 calibre, the watch is a traditional three hand design with 70 hour power reserve and COSC certification. Price: $3700 on bracelet.

If you’re new to our reviews, this is where the facts turn to opinion as we two ladies discuss the questions that we ourselves ask when considering any watch purchase. Again, these are all opinions, but they give us a clear and unbiased review of the watch as a whole and how it fits into our lives. The questions we answer during this segment are as follows:

1.) What are our favorite and least favorite features?

2.) How versatile did we find the watch to be and does the timepiece suit its designated purpose?

3.) Does the watch offer a fair value for its cost?

4.) Would this get regular wear and last long term in my collection?

A few other topics that we address during our review today are how the Black Bay Blue compares to the Tudor Harrod’s Black Bay that Kat has as well as our thoughts on Tudor being considered a lesser brand because of their affiliation with Rolex. Our overall consensus? Yes, it was a safe release…a blue steel sports watch isn’t all that original these days. But there really isn’t much bad that we can say about the watch at all. It has a unique way of wearing on the wrist that was beyond surprising and the shade of blue is just perfection. It’s one of those colors that, even though it looks flat, there is a ton of personality to it that plays with the lighting. There is a good reason Tudor has been so successful with their Black Bay 58 collection, and we continue to see that here. Not a single feature of this watch is done as an “afterthought”, and at this price point we can definitely appreciate the attention to detail. For more information, check out the Tudor website.

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