This week we’re taking care of another inquiry focusing on our encourage to choose a watch. Which, as usual, is a pretty individual thing and consequently hard to reply. We’ll attempt to peruse the inquiry cautiously, between the lines also, and answer as per realities however much as could be expected. Which watch to pick, the Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight or the Sinn EZM 13?

You Asked Us: Which Watch to Buy, the Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight or Sinn EZM13?

Let’s start with the complete content of our reader’s question:

Dear Fratellowatches,

I am searching for a watch in the 2500-3500$ territory. I need something with a generally little case size, avoiding a great deal of cool alternatives with regard to the blend. 38-41mm case size, and max of 46-47 haul to-drag. All the more explicitly I have been taking a gander at Y. I discover them appealing, obviously, they are very unique in relation to another.

The Tudor is most likely more flexible. I like the appearance of it, and the size is great. I don’t care for the chunk case side, yet this 58 is slimmer than the past versions of the BB so I get it won’t be that noticeable?

I love the device look of the Sinn. The case size is to some degree greater, however at 41mm and 47mm drag to-carry it is as yet satisfactory. I’m somewhat worried about the thickness of 15mm, yet for a chronograph, this is what’s in store I presume. However, it is simply irritating to the point that they don’t offer this watch on a coordinated silicone lash, as they accomplish for the vast majority of their watches.

Which one would it be a good idea for me to go for? Which one do you think offer the most for the cash? Any worries or inclinations with regards to brand or developments? (EZM13 utilizes an altered 7750 while BB58 utilizes another in-house Tudor development). Some other watches you would recommend instead?

Thanks and regards


What precisely is Knut looking for?

After perusing the inquiry an impression of wearability stays in my brain. Indeed, even prior to comparing any specialized particulars or taking a gander at pictures of the referenced watches. The expression ‘relatively little case size’ and referencing such explicit notes of sizes of the watch makes me figure the watch in any case ought to be comfortable to wear.

Secondly, I notice that Knut is taking a gander at two totally different watches. The Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight (we did a survey here ) is a somewhat vintage looking time-just watch which even doesn’t have a date sign. The Sinn EZM 13, then again, is a cutting edge style, substantially more complex chronograph. As the style of a watch is too close to home to even consider saying anything regarding in any case, I won’t let me occupy a lot by that.

What influences the wearing comfort of a watch?

Of course, that’s positively the size of it, however also the overall impression a watch gives. Besides the size, the shape is significant, nonetheless, totally the dial also. The dial isn’t deciding how the watch physically feels on your wrist, yet how it feels when taking a gander at it or seeing it in a look. Pulling in a ton of consideration will make it a more occupied watch.

So we have size, shape, and visual appearance. Where a bigger size will be less comfortable, a cumbersome shape with solid straight edges will be less comfortable, and a bustling dial with lot’s of differentiation can be viewed as less comfortable as well.

The new Tudor Black Bay has a moderately thin case design

About size and shape

Bearing as a primary concern Knut’s need for ‘something with a generally little case size‘. Regardless of whether Knut demonstrates about the Sinn ‘41mm and 47mm carry to-haul it is still acceptable‘ I wouldn’t say that the Sinn EZM 13 has a moderately little case. Also, that’s presumably especially as a result of its state. It’s extremely round and hollow fish can-molded. Extremely sufficient for a device watch, yet with these sizes, shape and 15mm height it’s simply a cumbersome watch. Our companions over at even discussion about it as aggressive and chunky.

The Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight in this light is a considerably more rich watch. It can even be said to be thin, at any rate for a watch with an energetic legacy like this. The size of 39 mm to me too can be viewed as pretty much awesome. It is more modest than previous Black Bay models in reality, and as Kut specifies himself, the straight case side is slimmer than past versions.

While the Sinn EZM 13 is actually molded the manner in which a device watch ought to be, the shape and size of the Tudor make it considerably more a broadly useful watch. Eventually, I don’t think it’s a smart thought to picked a watch exclusively on its hypothetical dimensions. A specialized bigger watch can accommodate your wrist better than a more modest one with an alternate shape.

What about the dials of both watches

With less data in the dial, not having the chronograph capacities, the presence of the Tudor is fairly unassuming. While the Sinn satisfactorily shows very high differentiation with its white print on a profound matt black dial, the gold subtleties on the egg-shell completed black dial of the Tudor gives a way gentler inclination. The Tudor even comes up short on a date work, which positively adds to the serenity and evenness in the dial.

To me, when one isn’t explicitly searching for a practical device ish chronograph, the Tudor would be a superior decision as a day by day wearer. Explicitly the height of the Sinn EZM 13 could even make it impossible to wear it with a shirt for example, in any event under the sleeve.

Picture © Sinn agent in the US, WatchBuys

How to wear it

Both watches are accessible on a cowhide lash (the Sinn even on an assortment of calfskin ties) just as on a treated steel arm band. Moreover, Sinn offers a black silicone elastic lash, and Tudor a shading coordinating black and gold texture NATO-type tie. Both metal arm bands do coordinate the kind of watch well indeed. Sinn utilizes their pretty much standard weighty connected model arm band, while Tudor supplies an excellent re-release of their vintage rivetted steel bracelet.

I can envision that the hardened steel wristband would profit the Sinn most. With just about 100 grams the watch’ head is generally weighty and presumably would leave better set up on your wrist with a metal wristband than it would with a calfskin tie. Kurt specifies that Sinn appears to be not to offer an incorporated silicone wristband. Taking a gander at the website that’s the case undoubtedly. In any case, before, I’ve seen that with little assist it with being that an incorporated silicone tie implied for another model could fit with just a little assistance. On the off chance that this absence of coordinated silicon wristband would be a major issue I’d positively contact Sinn about it.

The Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight would do great on both the coordinating metal arm band or the calfskin tie as I would like to think. While I’m not a particularly extraordinary fan or customary NATO-type lashes, the Tudor NATO-tie here is an exemption. It doesn’t simply crease under the watch yet it’s fixed with spring bars.

Differences in the Sinn and Tudor movements

Obviously, there’s a significant contrast between the two developments. Sinn utilizes a moderately uncommon chronograph type for this model, Sinn type SZ02. Gotten from the reliable ETA/Valjoux 7750, Sinn changed the development to have a 60-second scale for the stopwatch minute, rather than the standard 30 moment counter.

There are two different things to note about the Sinn. First that the watch is a ‘lefty’, implying that the crown and pushers are on the left side of the casing. While the crown perks out significantly with the state of this watch, this way it won’t jump into your wrist. What’s more, besides, I might want to specify here that the development works in an almost dry environment on account of defensive gas filling and the utilization of a drying container. This will improve the existence of the oils, in any case, may make it more hard to have the watch overhauled at simply any watchmaker.

Picture © Worn & Wound – Don’t neglect to peruse their audit on the Sinn EZM 13

Tudor uses their new in-house type MT5402 in the Black Bay Fifty-Eight. Uniquely designed in view of medium-sized watches, henceforth the more modest breadth of this Black Bay compared to previous models. The type MT5402 is 26 mm in breadth and, as said, just shows hour, moment and seconds. It’s said to be developed to guarantee strength, life span, and dependability. Its variable inactivity balance, for example, is kept up by a solid traversing span with a two-point obsession. The MT5402 highlights a 70-hour power hold and is COSC chronometer certified.


In no chance, we should think about these watches as far as one being superior to the next. Truth be told, they’re too extraordinary to even consider comparing straightforwardly, from a specialized perspective. The two of them have their favorable circumstances. Thus, individual inclinations or what one anticipates from a watch will figure out which watch would be the decision. Seen the idea of Knut’s question, I imagine that for this situation the Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight would fit better into his current requirements.

What else could we suggest?

That’s not even half as simple as it would look. Around  $ 2,500.= – $ 3,500.= (let’s say max € 3.000,=) is a packed fragment. Be that as it may, the two watches Knut has picked are miles and miles separated as I would see it. Let’s say we could recommend practically any watch in that value range. However, let’s attempt to limit it to some degree down. The two watches have programmed developments, and the two watches are jump watches. The two watches are made of tempered steel. Both have a sapphire precious stone, and the two watches have a black dial.

With that as a primary concern, as a substitute for the Tudor Black Bay Fifty-Eight I could think about a TAG-Heuer Aquaracer, Bell & Ross Vintage BR V2-92, or a Oris Sixty-Five . A substitute for the Sinn would even be more troublesome. Perhaps the Tudor  Black Bay Chrono 😉

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