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Old 24 September 2022, 04:52 AM   #1
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The SuperOcean 42 is too big for me

I have a 6.25 wrist. Too big. Also not sure I like the slanted bracelet. Added to it the poor movement, and it's a no for me. But glad I got to try it on.

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Old 24 September 2022, 08:47 AM   #2
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Yea. Not even close. Good choice
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Old 24 September 2022, 09:00 PM   #3
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The movement is not poor at all; it's just not in-house. An in-house movement doesn't make a watch superior, as there are more expensive watches that use ETA movements. In this case, it's the venerable Selitta movement. In my collection I have in-house B01s, B20s ("Tudor-Breitling exchange program"), B17s (ETA 2824-2) and they're all fantastic. The B17s (whether Selitta or ETA) are durable, reliable and inexpensive to maintain. For a watch like this, I would have zero issue with a movement like this... in fact, it would be preferred over an in-house due to its durability and lower cost of service. It all boils down to what makes you smile, so don't be afraid to buy a Breitling with a non in-house movement. If you do, you'll miss out on a lot of fun!
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Old 24 September 2022, 09:13 PM   #4
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The movement is not poor at all; it's just not in-house. An in-house movement doesn't make a watch superior, as there are more expensive watches that use ETA movements. In this case, it's the venerable Selitta movement. In my collection I have in-house B01s, B20s ("Tudor-Breitling exchange program"), B17s (ETA 2824-2) and they're all fantastic. The B17s (whether Selitta or ETA) are durable, reliable and inexpensive to maintain. For a watch like this, I would have zero issue with a movement like this... in fact, it would be preferred over an in-house due to its durability and lower cost of service. It all boils down to what makes you smile, so don't be afraid to buy a Breitling with a non in-house movement. If you do, you'll miss out on a lot of fun!
I agree with this 100%. I have an Avenger as well as a SuperOcean, both with ETA 2824-2. Both are as accurate as my Rolex watches,.
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Old 24 September 2022, 10:02 PM   #5
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I agree with this 100%. I have an Avenger as well as a SuperOcean, both with ETA 2824-2. Both are as accurate as my Rolex watches,.

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Old 27 September 2022, 05:35 AM   #6
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Agree regarding the movement. My Avenger Seawolf runs superbly well.
Regarding the slanted bracelet, it’s one of the comfiest and best designed bracelet out there in my opinion. Each to their own though
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Old 27 September 2022, 06:16 AM   #7
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I agree with everyone else for the most part and I'll also add that it doesn't look too big.
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Old 28 September 2022, 05:48 AM   #8
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I have about 6.3Ē wrist and thought it was fine. Is agree itís decent movement but should be cheaper


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Old 3 October 2022, 05:01 AM   #9
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The movement is not poor at all; it's just not in-house. An in-house movement doesn't make a watch superior, as there are more expensive watches that use ETA movements. In this case, it's the venerable Selitta movement. In my collection I have in-house B01s, B20s ("Tudor-Breitling exchange program"), B17s (ETA 2824-2) and they're all fantastic. The B17s (whether Selitta or ETA) are durable, reliable and inexpensive to maintain. For a watch like this, I would have zero issue with a movement like this... in fact, it would be preferred over an in-house due to its durability and lower cost of service. It all boils down to what makes you smile, so don't be afraid to buy a Breitling with a non in-house movement. If you do, you'll miss out on a lot of fun!

I completely agree!


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Old 3 October 2022, 05:24 AM   #10
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What turns me off isn't the fact that it's not in-house but the short power reserve. Also with that much real estate I wanted to have a date complication, obviously without ruining the authentics.

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Old 3 October 2022, 05:30 AM   #11
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Well itís down to your choice. If itís not okay with you then thereís no reason to settle.


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Old 5 October 2022, 04:01 PM   #12
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I wore Breitling B17 movements for decades. Extremely accurate and tough. When I purchased my 1st SO with a Sellita I was sorely disappointed. Not near as accurate, very short power reserve. Not a Breitling tuned ETA by any stretch of the imagination.

I never purchased another, never will. I purchased several Longines with there L888.4 and .5 movements. Superb movements with truly outstanding accuracy. Big difference between ETA and a Sellita.

In fact, I won't consider any watch no matter how much I may like it that is equipped with a Sellita. Just me, but had nothing but problems.
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Old 6 October 2022, 07:10 AM   #13
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Sharp looking watch and I’m considering it myself as my next watch. As others have mentioned, the movement is not an issue. Love the design of this one
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Old 9 October 2022, 04:18 AM   #14
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I don't have an intrinsic issue with the movement per se, but the cost of the watch being comparable to one that invested the time, effort, and money to develop an in house movement is what turns me off a little. A two to three thousand dollar watch with a base SW or ETA movement and I'm all in, but in a 5K watch, not so much. It's a reliable movement but the 38 power reserve is the glaring deficient stat. It is a pretty watch though, I think the turquoise is striking in particular.

I had a Longines heritage diver with an ETA movement and it was incredibly accurate and it was a gorgeous compressor style diver. I thought it was well worth the retail minus 20% I paid for it a few years ago.
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Old 9 October 2022, 04:40 AM   #15
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I have very similar wrist size. I dont think its too big. Im wearing much larger watches and its fine. You have to wear it for few days and you will be fine. And this one its very nice. Good choice
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Old 12 October 2022, 04:55 PM   #16
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I did try the SuperOcean 42 once and had same feeling.
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Old 26 October 2022, 02:41 AM   #17
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The movement is not poor at all; it's just not in-house. An in-house movement doesn't make a watch superior, as there are more expensive watches that use ETA movements. In this case, it's the venerable Selitta movement. In my collection I have in-house B01s, B20s ("Tudor-Breitling exchange program"), B17s (ETA 2824-2) and they're all fantastic. The B17s (whether Selitta or ETA) are durable, reliable and inexpensive to maintain. For a watch like this, I would have zero issue with a movement like this... in fact, it would be preferred over an in-house due to its durability and lower cost of service. It all boils down to what makes you smile, so don't be afraid to buy a Breitling with a non in-house movement. If you do, you'll miss out on a lot of fun!
I totally agree there is nothing inherently wrong with ETA or Sellita movements - they're durable workhorses, with plentiful spares, and simple/cheap servicing by any competent watchmaker. No arguments there.

What I DO have a problem with are the prices that Breitling are currently putting on their ETA/Sellita pieces. This SO is one example, and the new Chronomat GMT is another. The GMT comes in at £4,700 in the UK and runs a Sellita/ETA movement. For £3,170 (over £1,500 less) you can buy a Tudor Black Bay Pro with a full manufacture, "true" GMT movement with 70 hours PR.

I fully appreciate that in-house/manufacture doesn't automatically mean "better", but (to use the tired old car analogy) I personally wouldn't spend Ferrari money on something that just looks like a Ferrari, but runs a nice reliable 2 litre Ford engine. To me it's about value for money, and at the moment Breitling are failing that test with their non-in-house stuff when you look at the competition.
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