Ive tried these on several times and I still cant decide. My heart says blue but I think for a daily wearer its the black. I think the shade of blue on this model is a bit vivid in daylight. If youre able to see the watches in daylight side by side that might sway you. Its not that the blue is bright. I own a blue pelagos and thats kingfisher blue which is as blue as you can get. Maybe its the white enamelled bezel that knocks the edge of it. It adds another colour into the mix? maybe it clutters the dial? with the black you have the black dial and the waves and numerals look more neutral as they look greyer? Having said all that I still love the blue as its a seamaster right? I kind of like the white but after spending some time browsing the christopher ward site, that black bezel is bothering me. Probably not much help but this is my wobbly thought process on these watches. Try and see them in natural light before pulling the trigger would be my advice. End of the day, you cant go wrong with the seamasters. Best of luck choosing. Keep this thread updated with your final choice. It might help me towards committing too.