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  1. #251
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    STOP THE PRESS!!

    I just put on a Tudor BB 58 (black and gold) on the wrist, and I was floored by how beautiful the rose gold colour was. I previously did not consider this watch, because in pics it doesn't look that great, but I was amazed by how beautiful it was on the wrist.

    Point is: Eddie, please do not use yellow gold on this watch! Trust me on this, rose gold looks much much much nicer. Please consider switching if you can.



    I had so many black dial/black bezel watches which is why I am in line for a blue version when the AD gets it, but I am seriously considering switching to the black just because of how beautiful the rose gold looks on a black watch. Of course, if your watch has rose gold, then I don't feel the need to get the black/rose-gold BB58.
    Last edited by grizzlymambo; 18th October 2021 at 03:41.

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    They should be available early in the New Year, there's too much else going on in the run-up to Christmas.

    Eddie

    Something lovely to look forward to as the dark nights draw in, saving the pennies for this one - whilst wearing a Smiths Navigator.

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    Still can't wait!

    Frankly, I'm amazed at my own patience!

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    I just received my BB58 black and my I must say, it is one of the prettiest sports watch I've ever seen. The adoration of this watch is well deserved. What makes this watch work is the rose gold - not pink gold; I put the watch next to a Breitling that was 2 tone and used pink gold, and the BB58 definitely is lighter on the reds, but to my eye is better looking. Also what I really like is that the matte dial matches the matte bezel and the bezel markings are rose gold too so it gives the watch a more dressier appearance.

    Anyway the reason I wanted to share this is because I think these elements can make the Smiths a nicer watch: using a subtle rose gold, rather than yellow gold and making the bezel a rose gold too as opposed to using lume fillings.

    This is how much I love the look: I have a BB58 blue, and I bought the black just because the rose gold looks so beautiful. Pictures just don't do it justice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grizzlymambo View Post
    STOP THE PRESS!!

    I just put on a Tudor BB 58 (black and gold) on the wrist, and I was floored by how beautiful the rose gold colour was. I previously did not consider this watch, because in pics it doesn't look that great, but I was amazed by how beautiful it was on the wrist.

    Point is: Eddie, please do not use yellow gold on this watch! Trust me on this, rose gold looks much much much nicer. Please consider switching if you can.



    I had so many black dial/black bezel watches which is why I am in line for a blue version when the AD gets it, but I am seriously considering switching to the black just because of how beautiful the rose gold looks on a black watch. Of course, if your watch has rose gold, then I don't feel the need to get the black/rose-gold BB58.
    Not sure I see what you're getting at - where is there any gold on the Smiths? I'm not seeing any yellow or rose or any other sort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hughtrimble View Post
    Not sure I see what you're getting at - where is there any gold on the Smiths? I'm not seeing any yellow or rose or any other sort.
    are you a troll or colour blind?


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    Quote Originally Posted by grizzlymambo View Post
    STOP THE PRESS!!

    I just put on a Tudor BB 58 (black and gold) on the wrist, and I was floored by how beautiful the rose gold colour was. I previously did not consider this watch, because in pics it doesn't look that great, but I was amazed by how beautiful it was on the wrist.

    Point is: Eddie, please do not use yellow gold on this watch! Trust me on this, rose gold looks much much much nicer. Please consider switching if you can.



    I had so many black dial/black bezel watches which is why I am in line for a blue version when the AD gets it, but I am seriously considering switching to the black just because of how beautiful the rose gold looks on a black watch. Of course, if your watch has rose gold, then I don't feel the need to get the black/rose-gold BB58.
    Maybe I'm colour blind too, but is that really rose gold? Looks like normal (yellow) gold TBH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingstepper View Post
    Maybe I'm colour blind too, but is that really rose gold? Looks like normal (yellow) gold TBH.
    well the previous poster was talking about the Smiths. If you read all the reviewers reviews on the BB58, they all say it's rose gold. I myself thought it was yellow gold until I saw it in person. In person, like I just said, isn't a "pink gold" - it is halfway between yellow and pink so it's a less red rose gold. It's a stunning colour in real life.

  9. #259
    Quote Originally Posted by grizzlymambo View Post
    are you a troll or colour blind?

    Gosh you're a little angry thing aren't you. I saw this as the latest one, which apparently it isn't.

    Be calm. It's a watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hughtrimble View Post
    Gosh you're a little angry thing aren't you. I saw this as the latest one, which apparently it isn't.

    Be calm. It's a watch.
    How do you construe emotion in a post without any punctuation?

    Anyway, I'm taking a closer look at my BB58, and it appears that the dial text/markings are a subtle rose gold, and the bezel markings are a subtle rose gold, but the hands and hour markers are a rich yellow gold. So the combination together gives the appearance that the entire package is rose gold, when it is in fact a combination of 2 gold colours. This may be why so many people like this watch, because the combination of 2 gold colours is really nice. Sometimes a watch with too much yellow gold is too "yellow gold" and a watch with too much rose gold can also sometimes be too much "rose gold"; but the BB58 pulls gilt off so nicely because of using 2 different colours.

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    Just watched the mini review of the mono pusher Eddie, superb piece once again.

    Any update on the release of the commander??

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickyboyo View Post
    Just watched the mini review of the mono pusher Eddie, superb piece once again.

    Any update on the release of the commander??

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    The Commander isn't even in production yet, I'll pt that and the Tranglobal into production early in the new year.

    Eddie
    Whole chunks of my life come under the heading "it seemed like a good idea at the time".

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    Looks much better without the Commander word, which was much too big a font on the prototype, and made the dial look unbalanced (dominating the Smiths logo in the top half)

    I think that if you are going to do an Oyster bracelet without rivets, then it needs also to ditch the end plates that the rivets would sit on.

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    I don't get the obsession (not just Eddie's products) with rivet-look bracelets. A nice quality, regular oyster will always go down a treat.

    Quote Originally Posted by 459GMB View Post
    Looks much better without the Commander word, which was much too big a font on the prototype, and made the dial look unbalanced (dominating the Smiths logo in the top half)

    I think that if you are going to do an Oyster bracelet without rivets, then it needs also to ditch the end plates that the rivets would sit on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TaketheCannoli View Post
    I don't get the obsession (not just Eddie's products) with rivet-look bracelets. A nice quality, regular oyster will always go down a treat.
    +1, I don`t get it either and I much prefer a straightforward oyster design.

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    Quote Originally Posted by walkerwek1958 View Post
    +1, I don`t get it either and I much prefer a straightforward oyster design.
    And another +1, what's the point of faux rivets?

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    Same here. A plain oyster draws the attention to the watch and enhances it.

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    Hum I guess Iím in the minority here. Iíve always liked the black bay faux rivet bracelet, I like how it has a stepped type of taper. I have enough watches with a standard oyster so I suppose itís always nice to have something different and a bit of a throwback to older rivet bracelets. Either way Eddie will be changing it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theflyingfisherman View Post
    Hum I guess Iím in the minority here. Iíve always liked the black bay faux rivet bracelet, I like how it has a stepped type of taper.
    ..........
    That was the first thing I noticed when I got the Expedition with the faux rivets. It did take me back. To be honest, day to day I hardly notice the rivets. It must be another of those things like "the date" where 50% will hate it and 50% will love it.

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    Gorgeous.



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    Wow, lovely indeed.
    Got a new watch, divers watch it is, had to drown the bastard to get it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralphy View Post
    Gorgeous.



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    Love that old school gilding, apart from Smiths and NTH, do anyone know of other brands doing it?

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    I have just got myself a Helson Sharkmaster 300. Usually these are a Seamaster homages, but this one is an Eberhard Scafograf homage (the 60s Eberhards used a very similar case to the Seamaster 300), with gilded hands and indices. It's great (but sold out, sorry).

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    Picture by joey_c001 in Instagram



    Eddie
    Whole chunks of my life come under the heading "it seemed like a good idea at the time".

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    I do not need anymore watches
    I do not need anymore watches
    I do not need............

    Eddie you are ruining my attempts to exercise some measure of self control.

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