Last Updated:  December 22nd, 2020

Tudor Black Bay Homages & Alternatives

The Tudor Black Bay is a watch many people lust after, but often just can’t afford. Sure, it’s a dive watch that is very much inspired by the likes of the Rolex Submariner. However, it also has it’s very own style.

The flat unprotected crown is where it starts for the Black Bay, and the coin-edge bezel is another striking feature of this watch. 

Not all Black Bays are the same, as there is a lot of choice, but many also have a stunning gold/black dial and gold highlights. Of course, Tudor also keeps the dial simple with no date window or chronograph either.

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So, how many Tudor Black Bay homages are there out there? Let’s find out…

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Mens Automatic Watch Stainless Steel Analog Mechanical Watches with Date, Japanese Movement, Sapphire Crystal
Best Budget
Corgeut Black Bay Homage
  • Japanese automatic movement
  • Sapphire crystal
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NEYMAR 41.5mm Men's Automatic Watch 300m Diver Watch 200m Stainless Steel Watch
Neymar Dive Watch
  • Japanese automatic movement (Seiko NH35)
  • Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
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Stuhrling Original Watches for Men - Diver Watch - Mens Sport Watches Water Resistant Wrist Watch up to 100M - Nylon Analog Watch Japanese Quartz Watch Movement -Mens Watches Collection
Stuhrling Aquadiver
  • Miyota quartz movement
  • Stainless steel case
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Bulova Men's 98B203 Stainless Steel Watch
Great Homage
Bulova Marine Star 98B203
  • Japanese quartz movement
  • Mineral crystal
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Hager Aquamariner
  • Miyota 9015 automatic movement
  • Domed, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
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Ocean One Vintage two-tone
  • Swiss Automatic movement
  • Sapphire glass with anti-reflective coatings
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Timex Men's TWZHLIGMM NHL Acclaim Tampa Bay Lightning Watch
Timex NHL Acclaim
  • Quartz movement
  • Mineral Crystal
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Best Budget

Corgeut Black Bay Homage

Mens Automatic Watch Stainless Steel Analog Mechanical Watches with Date, Japanese Movement, Sapphire Crystal

One of the most affordable options you can find online is the Corgeut Black Bay homage for just over $100. It comes in a range of bezel colors, but the black with gold highlights is the truest homage if you ask me.

The hands are exactly on point, including the hour and second hands with their unique style. The bezel has very fine ridges, which is something you only see on the Black Bay. The crown is flat and without crown guards, however, it is not sticking out like the original, so that is a slight difference.

The bezel detail is also quite spot on, with the font being very close, but not perfect – especially on the four. And the pip is not highlighted red like on the Black Bay original. And let’s not forget that this model has a date window which the original certainly does not have!

All in all though, if you want the closest and most affordable homage then this is your best bet.

Specifications

  • Japanese automatic movement
  • Sapphire crystal
  • Stainless steel case and band
  • Date window at 3 o'clock
  • Water-resistant: 100m (330ft)
  • Case size: 41 x 12.5mm
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Neymar Dive Watch

NEYMAR 41.5mm Men's Automatic Watch 300m Diver Watch 200m Stainless Steel Watch

Neymar has also made a very affordable Tudor Black Bay homage, complete with all the color trappings. Again, many of the Black Bay design elements are there including the bezel and crown. Neymar has gone for the Rolex Submariner style Mercedes hands though. It also has 300m water resistance, which is mind-blowing if it really works for the price.

Other notable differences are the Arabic numerals on the dial and the small date window. But otherwise, it’s a stunning alternative.

It also comes in a range of colors, from dials to bezels, there is a lot of choice!

Specifications

  • Japanese automatic movement (Seiko NH35)
  • Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
  • Stainless steel case and band
  • Water-resistance: 300m (990 ft)
  • Case size: 41.5 x 15mm
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Stuhrling Aquadiver

Stuhrling Original Watches for Men - Diver Watch - Mens Sport Watches Water Resistant Wrist Watch up to 100M - Nylon Analog Watch Japanese Quartz Watch Movement -Mens Watches Collection

This version of the Stuhrling Aquadiver is a great Black Bay alternative. It has many of the hallmarks of the original, but not so many that you would call it a copy.

The crown and the bezel are the two that bear the closest resemblance. And there is the tip of the second hand as well. However, the other hands are standard batons and there are Arabic numerals at 3, 6 and 9 0’clock.

Of course, being a more affordable Stuhrling watch it only has a quartz movement and 100m water resistance. And the band is a more daily beater style Nylon. But the color of the face and overall style of the watch make it a great homage indeed.

Specifications

  • Miyota quartz movement
  • Stainless steel case
  • Nylon strap
  • Water-resistant: 100m (330ft)
  • Case size: 44 x 9mm
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Great Homage

Bulova Marine Star 98B203

Bulova Men's 98B203 Stainless Steel Watch

Bulova’s Marine Star also has a variant that is very much a homage to the Black Bay. With the flat crown and small crown guard, as well as the typical diver bezel, it is a strong contender.

There are other variations in this watch such as the hour markers and the date window. Not to mention the mercedes hands which are not standard Tudor by any means.

However, if you are after a true homage or alternative and not a copy then this is a stunning watch anyone will love wearing.

 

Specifications

  • Japanese quartz movement
  • Mineral crystal
  • Stainless steel case & band
  • Date window at 3 o'clock
  • Water-resistant: 100m (330ft)
  • Case size: 43 x 10mm
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Hager Aquamariner

The Hager Aquamariner is so close to the Tudor Black Bay it’s almost better to call it a copy than a homage, but there you have it.

And as you may know, the Black Bay itself is very much in-line with Tudor’s cousin the Submariner from Rolex. With the large round pips and clear numerals on the bezel, with minute markers up to 15 minutes. The use of the Mercedes hands is an absolute must of course.

It’s nice to see some quality parts in this watch though with a Japanese automatic movement, sapphire crystal and 300m of water resistance, so a real diver!

The only place you can get one of these is on their website.

Specifications

  • Miyota 9015 automatic movement
  • Domed, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
  • Stainless steel case & band
  • Date window at 3 o'clock
  • Water-resistant: 300 m (1000 ft)
  • Case Size: 41 x 12.5mm
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Best Swiss Made

Ocean One Vintage two-tone

Steinhart love making homages of expensive watches and we have reviewed their Submariner homage before. This watch is in the same Ocean One range, but has the specific Black Bay crown style instead.

The hour markers and bezel markers are not as true to form, with some slight variation here, but that is always good to see in a homage. This watch is more like the two-tones you see in the Black Bay range, and are often harder to find.

Specifications

  • Swiss Automatic movement
  • Sapphire glass with anti-reflective coatings
  • Stainless steel case and band
  • Water-resistant: 300m (990 ft)
  • No other complications
  • Case size: 42 x 16mm
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Timex NHL Acclaim

Timex Men's TWZHLIGMM NHL Acclaim Tampa Bay Lightning Watch

Moving a little further from the true homages, the Acclaim model from Timex is a Black Bay alternative worth considering.

It has the clean black dial and bezel, along with the flat crown we all know and love from the Tudor style. The bracelet is also a worthy piece, with the 3-link style.

Additionally, Timex has provided a date window at 3 o’clock and the NHL logo at 6 o’clock. Owing to this being an NHL line, many won’t like it. But, it’s a close alternative nonetheless.

Specifications

  • Quartz movement
  • Mineral Crystal
  • Brass steel case and bezel
  • Stainless steel bracelet
  • Water-resistance: 50m (150ft)
  • Case size: 42 x 10mm
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