I hate cyclops, so I would keep the Tudor.
Your turn to decide now.
Your turn to decide now.
some corrections. Not that it makes a diff at this point. I think OP needs to make the decision. Fact is, Ball isn't worth beans on the aftermarket. Might as well keep it and sell the watch he can make money on. If money is the issue. Down the Road the Tudor may actually increase in value, so keeping may be worth it for that reason if money is not an issue.I would keep the Ball.
Nicer blue dial
Better WR - Incorrect. The Tudor has more water resistance
Better proportions than the 41 mm BB - Incorrect. The Ball is a hockey puck in thickness. Exceeding most dive watches
Round indices on Tudor clash with snowflake hands
(This coming from a guy who drools over the BB36 despite its round hour markers.)
My thoughts are going in the same direction, but definitely not lite for me. Full strength all the way, with low carbs.Unfortunately, I'm not as thorough in my thoughts as the poster of #14. That's a lot of effort to put into a...well...post like that.
I came on here fully expecting to be in the minority. I'm a little shocked with the responses, so far. I like the Marvelight better. I think it's a sharp watch. Of the two, that would be my choice.
Edit...fixed typo. Lite is a beer. It's Marvelight. My mind was obviously somewhere else.
I own a Tudor BB36 and a Ball Fireman Night Breaker, so consider I know a little about both watches. The Tudor has a top grade Sellita movement, the Ball has an Elabore version. As a result the Tudor was more accurate until I regulated the Ball, now they both run within a few spd. As far as the dials go its hard to separate them, although I don't like the Cyclops on the OP's version. From a personal standpoint I prefer the case on the Ball,but the bracelet on the Tudor. The final consideration is the residual value, where the Tudor wins hands down. I voted for the Tudor, but I can understand anyone going for eitherWhich should I keep? So I might be downsizing my collection. I have both a Ball Engineer iii Marvalight and a Tudor BB41. Both of these are blue dial sport watches with clean bezels, so I am thinking of letting one go and keeping the other as I am wanting a smaller collection that is a little less repetative.
The Ball is made of 904 steel, has 100 meter water resist, tritium tubes, has a date, sapphire and is anti-magnetic
The Tudor is 316L steel, has 150 meter water resist, very nice lume and a sapphire crystal.
Both are amazing and both wear very well. Both are very accurate with the Ball edging out the Tudor with about a 2 spd difference on average.
I am not sure which to keep and which to let go. Both have a neat history and both are quality Swiss made pieces, albeit I am not sure of one is “more Swiss” than the other.
Either way both are my heavy hitters in my humble collection. So what do you all think?
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