Author Topic: Tudor BB 36mm vs Rolex Explorer 36mm  (Read 290 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Although the new Tudor in-house is known as an unpublished Rolex movement.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Although the new Tudor in-house is known as an unpublished Rolex movement.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Although the new Tudor in-house is known as an unpublished Rolex movement.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...

Offline tannitech

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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.