Author Topic: Tudor BB 36mm vs Rolex Explorer 36mm  (Read 1218 times)

Offline lisa hasan

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Tudor BB 36mm vs Rolex Explorer 36mm
« on: May 05, 2019, 12:25:11 PM »
Hi all watch sifus, happy Sunday.

I'm in dilemma to choose as mentioned either Tudor Black Bay in 36mm or Rolex Explorer 36mm.

Currently i have Rolex datejust with flutted bezel in 36mm, Rolex oysterdate 34mm, Bell & Ross desert, Oris Aquis date and Omega Smpc in 36mm as well. I would say all my watch in 34 & 36mm only.

Im was looking forward to get Explorer 36mm but then, i saw tudor has offer same size in 36mm as well.

Nowadays hardly to find watch in 36mm.

What i can say from my understanding is,

Explorer 36mm: pre owned, watch only. Price range 19 - 21k

Tudor bb 36mm: brand new unit and of course more cheaper. Also heard that easy to service too.

So i was confused which one. I know rolex all better. But would appreciate you guys could give some insights. It will be much helpful to help me consider it.


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Offline Cocas

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Re: Tudor BB 36mm vs Rolex Explorer 36mm
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2019, 01:09:05 PM »
The new Tudor BB movement having date change problem (date jumping 2 days).


Although the new Tudor in-house is known as an unpublished Rolex movement.

Offline lisa hasan

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Re: Tudor BB 36mm vs Rolex Explorer 36mm
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2019, 01:42:11 PM »
The new Tudor BB movement having date change problem (date jumping 2 days).


Although the new Tudor in-house is known as an unpublished Rolex movement.

Tudor bb 36 doesnt have date bro


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Offline alfaizal

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Re: Tudor BB 36mm vs Rolex Explorer 36mm
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2019, 01:56:14 PM »
Explorer every single time.
Beautiful case shape vs BB case which is like a slab.
But BB's dial has a slight edge over Explorer, especially if you get the blue one.

Offline Cocas

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Re: Tudor BB 36mm vs Rolex Explorer 36mm
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2019, 02:44:08 PM »
The new Tudor BB movement having date change problem (date jumping 2 days).


Although the new Tudor in-house is known as an unpublished Rolex movement.

Tudor bb 36 doesnt have date bro


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Oops.  Sorry for the mistake.

Tudor BB 36 is non-date and powered by 2824. Its 2824 is a proven workhorse and it's well-known for ease of service.

Rolex 3132 movement power reserve is 10 hours more than ETA 2824.


Offline eugenegan

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Re: Tudor BB 36mm vs Rolex Explorer 36mm
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2019, 02:27:40 PM »
Get explorer if you’re able to ;) Differenr history ;)

Offline dualcarb

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Re: Tudor BB 36mm vs Rolex Explorer 36mm
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2019, 08:50:16 AM »
IWC also has a 36mm pilot. But between the BB36 and Explorer, I’d prefer the Explorer. Getting one in good condition is something else...

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Re: Tudor BB 36mm vs Rolex Explorer 36mm
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2019, 05:44:59 PM »
Assuming the Rolex's condition is decent, base on the list of watches you have, I think Rolex will be a better addition. As mentioned by eugenegan, despite having the same brand the stories behind each of them are different.

Unless brand collection is your objective, else, I'll vote for the Rolex any day.

Offline mh17

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Re: Tudor BB 36mm vs Rolex Explorer 36mm
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2019, 08:08:14 PM »
The dial layout and wrist presence of the explorer 36mm is pretty hard to beat, even if compared with other higher end watches.

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Re: Tudor BB 36mm vs Rolex Explorer 36mm
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2019, 02:12:00 PM »
i vote for BB36 for the modern design and ETA...

Offline marshall17

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Re: Tudor BB 36mm vs Rolex Explorer 36mm
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2019, 11:59:04 AM »
i vote for BB36 for the modern design and ETA...

i second this!

Offline lisa hasan

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Re: Tudor BB 36mm vs Rolex Explorer 36mm
« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2019, 04:25:10 AM »
Thanks for the opinion guys. Im yet to make decision. Maybe need more strong advise ? Hehe


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Offline swleong

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Re: Tudor BB 36mm vs Rolex Explorer 36mm
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2019, 07:08:37 AM »
My vote goes to Explorer 36mm.

The watch is already a classic in its own class among the collectors.

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Re: Tudor BB 36mm vs Rolex Explorer 36mm
« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2019, 10:35:44 AM »
Thanks for the opinion guys. Im yet to make decision. Maybe need more strong advise ? Hehe


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I'll pick the Explorer if I were you, provided it's in good condition.

Good luck!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Offline lisa hasan

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Re: Tudor BB 36mm vs Rolex Explorer 36mm
« Reply #14 on: June 03, 2019, 04:12:11 AM »
Thanks for the opinion guys. Im yet to make decision. Maybe need more strong advise ? Hehe


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I'll pick the Explorer if I were you, provided it's in good condition.

Good luck!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


Still searching.. but hardly to find in 36mm with cert. most of the time just watch only.. between 19 - 21k


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Offline swleong

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Re: Tudor BB 36mm vs Rolex Explorer 36mm
« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2019, 10:23:56 AM »
Thanks for the opinion guys. Im yet to make decision. Maybe need more strong advise ? Hehe


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I'll pick the Explorer if I were you, provided it's in good condition.

Good luck!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


Still searching.. but hardly to find in 36mm with cert. most of the time just watch only.. between 19 - 21k


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That's 1 in the Member's Pre-Owned section, 36mm with cert

Offline josephw

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Re: Tudor BB 36mm vs Rolex Explorer 36mm
« Reply #16 on: June 05, 2019, 04:43:57 PM »
Explorer every time...get the one with paper. You will be happy with your decision now in the future.   

Offline ckcspice

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Re: Tudor BB 36mm vs Rolex Explorer 36mm
« Reply #17 on: June 08, 2019, 06:53:35 AM »
Exp1 for the history, pedigree n of cos 904L steel. Make sure u get one with cert too!! All da best


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Offline lisa hasan

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Re: Tudor BB 36mm vs Rolex Explorer 36mm
« Reply #18 on: June 10, 2019, 01:16:04 PM »
Yet to make up my mind, still have plenty of time till end of this year to do searching.

Also do some reading to find strong point for explorer


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Offline an36

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Re: Tudor BB 36mm vs Rolex Explorer 36mm
« Reply #19 on: July 04, 2019, 08:21:52 PM »
If the explorer is watch only, then go for Tudor

36mm Tudor black bay has the best proportion compared to the 41 and 32..

Offline Watchlover78

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Re: Tudor BB 36mm vs Rolex Explorer 36mm
« Reply #20 on: July 05, 2019, 05:55:00 PM »
I prefer explorer 14270 with tritium dial.  It is a classic watch among collectors, good luck in hunting . 

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Re: Tudor BB 36mm vs Rolex Explorer 36mm
« Reply #21 on: July 05, 2019, 09:42:03 PM »
I prefer explorer 14270 with tritium dial.  It is a classic watch among collectors, good luck in hunting .

I am looking for the same watch but got no luck finding the watch that suit my requirement. Btw, I would go for Explorer for every reason. No question ask. :)

Offline watchpassion

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Re: Tudor BB 36mm vs Rolex Explorer 36mm
« Reply #22 on: July 06, 2019, 08:56:25 AM »
rolex explorer 36mm, always rolex . tudor is a fine watch too.

Offline xavern81

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Re: Tudor BB 36mm vs Rolex Explorer 36mm
« Reply #23 on: July 06, 2019, 11:54:51 AM »
Explorer for me

Offline Watchlover78

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Re: Tudor BB 36mm vs Rolex Explorer 36mm
« Reply #24 on: July 07, 2019, 08:25:17 AM »
I prefer explorer 14270 with tritium dial.  It is a classic watch among collectors, good luck in hunting .

I am looking for the same watch but got no luck finding the watch that suit my requirement. Btw, I would go for Explorer for every reason. No question ask. :)
explorer 36mm t25 not much available in Malaysia... I hardly find any sales from the grey dealers.   I wish 2019 can find one in my collection.