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Old 8 December 2019, 04:01 AM   #301
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Thanks! I am a pilot and know the slide rule functions. These markings were baffling me

Iím a pilot too and the first time I saw those markings I didnít know what they were for either. I had to do a little research.

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Old 8 December 2019, 04:20 AM   #302
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Just realized I never posted pics when I got mine a few weeks back!



Popped it off the factory strap and paired it with a previously broken in rough Hodinkee strap. Wears like a dream.
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Old 8 December 2019, 01:45 PM   #303
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Skyrider I’m glad it’s just not me! Those odd minutes dont apply to holding patterns or anything else I could think of...
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Old 8 December 2019, 03:30 PM   #304
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Skyrider Iím glad itís just not me! Those odd minutes dont apply to holding patterns or anything else I could think of...


This is a throwback but it doesnít apply to timing phone calls IMHO.

Rather it is an homage to a time when navigation was accomplished manually. LORAN came into use in the 1940ís and revolutionized air navigation. This required new training and a process that was repeatable.

A pilot had 3 minutes to plot a LORAN LOP for ground waves and make 3 successive readings to eliminate any uncorrected errors. For sky waves, this was expected in 4 minutes with the same triple checks. (I do not know why it took longer to get a fix with sky waves, but maybe a NAV instructor will come along and explain that part.)

Benrus also did a watch in the 1940ís just for that purpose and hashed at 4-8-12 minutes.



Here is a little more about the Benrus and navigation: https://nawcc.pastperfectonline.com/...3-934361395544

Even before LORAN, pilots took measurements the old-fashioned way: a sextant. Navigation tables advised that readings should be taken at least every four minutes. Then using the angle of the sun (or Polaris, at night) between the horizon and gauge the airplaneís position.

Sky waves were especially important in areas where LORAN ground waves werenít available due to widely dispersed towers like the early deployment days and even later in certain undeveloped countries.

The Navitimer was invented in 1952 and for more commercial air pilots who flew in developed countries where the ground wave method was preferred for accuracy - thus the 3-6-9 hashes.

Just my 2Ę - not a pilot but have stayed in a few Holiday Inns...


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Old 9 December 2019, 11:42 AM   #305
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Interesting! I got into aviation towards the end of LORAN. By that time it was all automated
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Old 16 December 2019, 03:37 AM   #306
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So I took my Aerospace to the Breitling boutique to get serviced and they had an 806 re-edition available for sale.

And with no interest financing for 36 months, a slight discount equal to the sales tax, and an extra brown strap, I couldn't pass this one up!



They also had the gold version available. Limited to 159 pieces.




Here is the steel and the rose gold side by side.
I asked them to put the brown strap on the steel version to see how it looks.


Congratulations! Great combo with that brown strap!
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Old 16 December 2019, 03:41 AM   #307
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For those who have received the watch, is the engraving on the case back lined up horizontally? I know someone who got one and the engraving isnít horizontal to the watch case. Iím guessing when the case is put on it does not necessarily line up?
I'm wearing mine today. I just took this shot, which appears to line up horizontally:
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Old 16 December 2019, 03:44 AM   #308
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Just realized I never posted pics when I got mine a few weeks back!



Popped it off the factory strap and paired it with a previously broken in rough Hodinkee strap. Wears like a dream.
That looks very close to the original strap combo! Great choice!
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Old 17 December 2019, 11:40 AM   #309
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Just put a Navitimer bracelet on the 806 and I could not be happier. It took a watchmaker to custom fit the end links to the case, but was well worth it.

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Old 24 December 2019, 12:27 PM   #310
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beautiful watch! Love this
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Old 25 December 2019, 06:28 AM   #311
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Received an early Christmas present... got a call from by Breitling AD this afternoon.... He had a package for me....

001 by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/150333170@N07/]

002 by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/150333170@N07/]

a Platinum 806... LE of only 59 pieces...

006 by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/150333170@N07/]

008 by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/150333170@N07/]

013 by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/150333170@N07/]

020 by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/150333170@N07/]

030 by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/150333170@N07/]

I am glad that Breitling chose to stay true with the solid dial (though blue) on the platinum version, as opposed to the panda dial on the RG version.

Merry Christmas to all!
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Old 25 December 2019, 06:34 AM   #312
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Received an early Christmas present... got a call from by Breitling AD this afternoon.... He had a package for me....


a Platinum 806... LE of only 59 pieces...


I am glad that Breitling chose to stay true with the solid dial (though blue) on the platinum version, as opposed to the panda dial on the RG version.

Merry Christmas to all!
Huge congrats!

I agree with you on the solid dial. I had a chance to buy the RG version, but I preferred the dial of the Steel one which is also true to the original version.

Merry Christmas!
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Old 25 December 2019, 06:38 AM   #313
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Thank you Skyrider! Yes I had originally ordered a RG version of the watch, but when I saw it had the panda dial I lost interest. When I found out about the platinum version with the solid dial, I asked my AD to order one for me.
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Old 27 December 2019, 12:49 AM   #314
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Here are some side-by-side pics of the SS and Plat. editions:

018 by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/150333170@N07/]

012 by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/150333170@N07/]

with my gold vintage 806.

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Old 5 January 2020, 01:54 PM   #315
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Very very nice!

I’m thinking about putting my steel version on a spare black deployment Breitling strap
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Old 5 January 2020, 02:14 PM   #316
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While looking at Instagram, came across this from Georges Kernís account.

New Breitling Navitimer that will be shown at Basel 2019. Itís the 1959 homage to the famous Navitimer from the 60s. It has the original dimensions at the Reference 806 (41mm with bezel) and is powered by the Breitling Caliber B09 which is derived from their B01 movement. Hand applied lume and a nice vintage OEM strap.

I think it looks great!





This is awesome. As a kid window shopping and not knowing anything about watches I always loved the navitimer
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Old 17 January 2020, 01:44 AM   #317
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Picked up my rose gold version a few weeks ago and really enjoying it.
The boutique was also able to get me a very meaningful limited edition number that I requested.




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Old 17 January 2020, 12:47 PM   #318
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Picked up my rose gold version a few weeks ago and really enjoying it.
The boutique was also able to get me a very meaningful limited edition number that I requested.




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Absolutely gorgeous. Like this one more than the more monotone SS.


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Old 20 January 2020, 04:27 PM   #319
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Breitling are value destroyers 35% down out the door if youíre lucky

This has a nice dial but depending on your needs - no date
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Old 20 January 2020, 05:48 PM   #320
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Breitling are value destroyers 35% down out the door if youíre lucky

This has a nice dial but depending on your needs - no date
No date is a good thing.

Show me a single 806 reedition piece anywhere in the world you can buy for 35% off. In any case, if your interest in life is acquiring assets that will only increase in price, stick to property and consolidated equities my friend. Buy watches to enjoy them.
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Old 21 January 2020, 12:13 AM   #321
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806 discount

I was offered 20% discount from an AD.
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Old 21 January 2020, 05:13 AM   #322
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Picked up my rose gold version a few weeks ago and really enjoying it.
The boutique was also able to get me a very meaningful limited edition number that I requested.




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Wow. Stunning piece!


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Old 21 January 2020, 05:18 AM   #323
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I was offered it three times so far, I really like it, but without a substantial discount, it is not worth it, in my book. I think the right price for this piece would have been around $6,000 - for me with tax at a local shop it would have been north of $9,000.

Also, the action of the chronograph was surprisingly stiff and hard to operate when I handled the watch - anyone else experiencing that?
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Old 21 January 2020, 05:50 AM   #324
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I was offered 20% discount from an AD.
Both of mine the SS and Plat. models came with a discount. Breitling hyped this piece as being sold out and difficult to come by, however the reality is they are available through AD's and were even available for a time online through Breitling.com.
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