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TheEverydayWatch 24 March 2020 08:37 AM

Breitling - retirement gift for a police officer
 
My father in law has always wanted a Breitling but would never spend that amount of money on himself. I want to get him one as a retirement gift.

He's been a police officer for 40 years and spends a lot of time in the outdoors. I was thinking of a Breitling Colt, but not sure which reference number?

Thank you! :cheers:

The Everyday Watch

Saoirse32 24 March 2020 02:49 PM

Lots to consider here.
Is he a watch guy? Size of wrist? Auto or quartz? Used or new?

AG23 24 March 2020 07:24 PM

I think I’d go Avenger A17318101B1A1. I reckon there’s a bit of ‘avenger’ in anyone that has dedicated 40 years of their life to police work.

[IMG]https://i.imgur.com/0xyfYVJm.png[/IMG]

I’d also go automatic rather than quartz, just because. Really nice gesture for someone thoroughly deserving. :cheers:

ETA- also go Avenger for the wings logo- will possibly be important if he’s liked the brand for a while. It might also be on Colts too- I should’ve checked before editing....

Widows Son 25 March 2020 05:10 AM

Nice gesture!!! Whatever you buy, I'd suggest getting the clasp or back engraved with the date of hire, and date of retirement. Hey Sgt. Moderator, your input???

gh0stleader 25 March 2020 09:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Widows Son (Post 10482044)
Nice gesture!!! Whatever you buy, I'd suggest getting the clasp or back engraved with the date of hire, and date of retirement. Hey Sgt. Moderator, your input???

Excellent idea!
:thumbsup:

TK-710 4 April 2020 10:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Widows Son (Post 10482044)
Nice gesture!!! Whatever you buy, I'd suggest getting the clasp or back engraved with the date of hire, and date of retirement. Hey Sgt. Moderator, your input???

Yes! Great idea. I would also add his shield number if he had the same one his entire career.

As far as watches go I like the Aviator 8 Day-date. Great go anywhere do anything watch. Simple and rugged in design like an old field watch yet nice enough on the band to wear on just about any occasion.

Very nice idea to do this for him.

CKizzy 4 April 2020 10:09 PM

Very deserving as a first responder!

Boaters 6 April 2020 07:04 PM

Great idea very nice gesture on your end :cheers:

OGAL30 6 April 2020 08:53 PM

Great choice
 
Yes that, is the great choice

dimag333 6 April 2020 11:14 PM

I say avenger too, don’t they make a black one, bad ass!

steve

EtherBrown 6 April 2020 11:31 PM

Great idea! I got my father-in-law a DJ41 for Christmas after he retired. I think it moved me past the disappointing sons in the family ranking.

kauebm 9 April 2020 12:57 AM

Wonderful ideia. If he is a big guy with big wrists, there are lots of options. If otherwise, some classic models as well. That would be where I would start.

cop414 12 April 2020 09:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Widows Son (Post 10482044)
Nice gesture!!! Whatever you buy, I'd suggest getting the clasp or back engraved with the date of hire, and date of retirement. Hey Sgt. Moderator, your input???

Agree brother, possibly shield number also?

2000-NJDEVILS 12 April 2020 11:49 AM

My grandfather was NYPD for 35 years. Never met him, but I have his badge -
A wonderful gift for your father in law would be the Breitling Avenger in Titanium - it’s around $2900- worth every penny and, like I said, a well deserved and wonderful gift for your wife’s dad....


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