Ute Sambolo 2 piece strap released on Hodinkee!

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Re: Ute Sambolo 2 piece strap released on Hodinkee!

Post by dnslater » Sat Oct 02, 2021 8:24 am

JP Chestnut wrote:
Sat Oct 02, 2021 8:02 am
dnslater wrote:
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That's a pretty combo. I think the BB58 is the best "not expensive" watch in the world right now. I'll probably finally buy one if they fit the glidelock to the SS version, like the new bronze one.
I daily wore the black one for 18 months before selling for a 16600. Sold the SD and went back to try another 58. Perfect daily watch and like you said, cheap enough that I don’t feel like babying it. Never had an issue with the bracelet as is but maybe I’m lucky on size. Appreciate the thin clasp vs the bulkier Rolex clasps.

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Post by JP Chestnut » Sat Oct 02, 2021 8:48 am

dnslater wrote:
Sat Oct 02, 2021 8:24 am
JP Chestnut wrote:
Sat Oct 02, 2021 8:02 am
dnslater wrote:
Fri Oct 01, 2021 3:06 pm
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That's a pretty combo. I think the BB58 is the best "not expensive" watch in the world right now. I'll probably finally buy one if they fit the glidelock to the SS version, like the new bronze one.
I daily wore the black one for 18 months before selling for a 16600. Sold the SD and went back to try another 58. Perfect daily watch and like you said, cheap enough that I don’t feel like babying it. Never had an issue with the bracelet as is but maybe I’m lucky on size. Appreciate the thin clasp vs the bulkier Rolex clasps.
The tudor Glidelock is a lot smaller than the Rolex one. It’s a better design I think. I’m just picky about bracelet fit. I have a small and very lean wrist. If it were bigger less bony I bet less perfect sizing would wouldn’t be so painful.

I’d never sell my 16600 but either the blue or black 58 would be a nice addition.

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Post by Seppia » Sat Oct 02, 2021 9:08 am

I have a 14060m, a BB58 blue, and I agree 100% with you. I had the chance to buy a new sub but didn't (it was at slightly below grey prices so it doesn't really count), the BB58 is the one to get if you like the older rolexes
I'll keep adding to my five digit collection

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Re: Ute Sambolo 2 piece strap released on Hodinkee!

Post by Seppia » Sat Oct 02, 2021 9:11 am

JP Chestnut wrote:
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I’d never sell my 16600 but either the blue or black 58 would be a nice addition.
I have a similarly bony wrist (6.75), owned a 16600 and it wore like shit. way too tall.
The BB58 wears like a dream .
try it on

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Post by JP Chestnut » Sat Oct 02, 2021 9:17 am

Seppia wrote:
Sat Oct 02, 2021 9:11 am
JP Chestnut wrote:
Sat Oct 02, 2021 8:48 am
I’d never sell my 16600 but either the blue or black 58 would be a nice addition.
I have a similarly bony wrist (6.75), owned a 16600 and it wore like shit. way too tall.
The BB58 wears like a dream .
try it on
I like how my 16600 wears, but it's definitely not a "strap it on and forget it" watch. Those deep case backs work better for fat guys, since they did in to the blubber.

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Post by BBK357 » Sat Oct 02, 2021 11:25 am

I visited my local AD for the first time in years. Last time I was there they had subs and seadweller, explores, sky dwellers and every Rolex you can imagine. This time, only this single watch in a big empty case:
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But, they had a lot of Tudor to select from and I got to handle a BB58 for the first time.

I’m pretty set that a black 58 will be my graduation gift to myself in a few years.

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Post by dukerules » Sat Oct 02, 2021 11:31 am

The BB58 is really close to a perfect watch for me at this point in my watch owning life. And works extremely well in tandem with a 16600 in my collection.

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Post by toxicavenger » Sat Oct 02, 2021 3:16 pm

JP Chestnut wrote:
Sat Oct 02, 2021 9:17 am
Seppia wrote:
Sat Oct 02, 2021 9:11 am
JP Chestnut wrote:
Sat Oct 02, 2021 8:48 am
I’d never sell my 16600 but either the blue or black 58 would be a nice addition.
I have a similarly bony wrist (6.75), owned a 16600 and it wore like shit. way too tall.
The BB58 wears like a dream .
try it on
I like how my 16600 wears, but it's definitely not a "strap it on and forget it" watch. Those deep case backs work better for fat guys, since they did in to the blubber.
same. i loved the sd but it ate my bony ass wrist up. kind of like the seiko mm did. :banghead:

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Post by toxicavenger » Sat Oct 02, 2021 3:18 pm

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Fri Oct 01, 2021 3:06 pm
And the blue for color reference. Wears like a NATO but closer to the skin.

If there is a downside, in the short time wearing it the side with the loop seems to want to loosen over time, very quickly. May have to superglue the loop together or something.

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If you put on the wrist tight it will loosen up just a hair to make it fit perfectly. the strap needs to break in a little to keep it from moving. i washed mine in the sink with some water to move the break-in process forward.

that looks great on the Tudor. :thumbsup:

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Post by toxicavenger » Sat Oct 02, 2021 3:20 pm

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so it’s a 2 piece nato that you can adjust…. But why do you need to adjust it? I feel like I’m missing something.


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so you dont' have to stock/produce 3 different version to fit everyone.

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Post by BacoNoir » Sat Oct 02, 2021 3:25 pm

Nice. Going to try one of these on the Zodiac Seawolf.
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Post by dnslater » Sat Oct 02, 2021 3:36 pm

I tried ironing the crease into it. So far it is staying in place now.
toxicavenger wrote:
Sat Oct 02, 2021 3:18 pm

If you put on the wrist tight it will loosen up just a hair to make it fit perfectly. the strap needs to break in a little to keep it from moving. i washed mine in the sink with some water to move the break-in process forward.

that looks great on the Tudor. :thumbsup:

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Re: Ute Sambolo 2 piece strap released on Hodinkee!

Post by BBK357 » Sat Oct 02, 2021 7:20 pm

toxicavenger wrote:
BBK357 wrote:
Fri Oct 01, 2021 7:37 pm
so it’s a 2 piece nato that you can adjust…. But why do you need to adjust it? I feel like I’m missing something.


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so you dont' have to stock/produce 3 different version to fit everyone.
So these don’t tuck like 1 piece nato ?


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Post by toxicavenger » Sat Oct 02, 2021 7:31 pm

BBK357 wrote:
Sat Oct 02, 2021 7:20 pm
toxicavenger wrote:
BBK357 wrote:
Fri Oct 01, 2021 7:37 pm
so it’s a 2 piece nato that you can adjust…. But why do you need to adjust it? I feel like I’m missing something.


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so you dont' have to stock/produce 3 different version to fit everyone.
So these don’t tuck like 1 piece nato ?


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if you adjust it to have the extra nylon to tuck it then you can. :salute:

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Post by blkgsl » Sat Oct 02, 2021 8:59 pm

JP Chestnut wrote:This is something I've been wanting for a while. I like the canvas/nato look but I hate the way "under the bottom" style raises watches off my wrist.
Agreed!! I’m so in.

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Post by Axelay2003 » Mon Oct 04, 2021 9:45 am

No black hardware?
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Post by unsub073 » Mon Oct 04, 2021 10:13 am

dnslater wrote:
Fri Oct 01, 2021 3:06 pm
And the blue for color reference. Wears like a NATO but closer to the skin.

If there is a downside, in the short time wearing it the side with the loop seems to want to loosen over time, very quickly. May have to superglue the loop together or something.

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That combo looks really good together. :cheers:

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Post by toxicavenger » Mon Oct 04, 2021 4:13 pm

Axelay2003 wrote:
Mon Oct 04, 2021 9:45 am
No black hardware?
one thing at a time. :salute:

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Post by Axelay2003 » Tue Oct 05, 2021 8:32 pm

toxicavenger wrote:
Mon Oct 04, 2021 4:13 pm
Axelay2003 wrote:
Mon Oct 04, 2021 9:45 am
No black hardware?
one thing at a time. :salute:
Nice!
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