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Old 21 February 2017, 07:47 AM   #31
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Thank you very much, i will definitely fill you all in the coming week ahead. Is there someone out here with a breitling to trade for my HULK?
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Old 26 February 2017, 02:01 AM   #32
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Pretty good. Used to have chronomat 44 gmt but traded for Panerai.
still regret it!
Solid build , 5 years warranty, in house movement. Most accurate watch ever had.
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Old 11 March 2017, 05:42 AM   #33
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I've never owned a Breitling timepiece, however, I would consider purchasing one in the future. Anyone ever have any issues with Breitling watches? Are they reliable and durable? I don't expect a Breitling watch to be Rolex quality but are they worth buying?

I just pull the trigger in purchasing this beauty right here! A very big thank you to seller
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Old 11 March 2017, 02:10 PM   #34
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very nice!!!
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Old 11 March 2017, 07:29 PM   #35
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The movement in my superquartz Aerospace died a few years ago (about 7 years into ownership) but to their credit they did replace it for a pretty reasonable price during a full service.
The build quality on my B01 Navitimers is superb and I've not had any issues at all with them, though only had them a year and they don't get regular use. Mind you, their prices have risen too, so I'd expect build quality to be as good as or close to the likes of Rolex!
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Old 12 March 2017, 01:49 AM   #36
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You have to tell us what you think of the new watch? Aren't the Breitling rubber straps like butter!!!!!!!!!!!

PS, I have the same watch with the black dial.
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Old 13 March 2017, 05:18 AM   #37
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My SuperOcean GMT is a beast. You could drive nails or possibly use it as a weapon............or even dive with it.
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Old 17 March 2017, 09:19 AM   #38
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This is an encouraging thread. I've been considering a Colt for a while now and I've been spoiled by the durability and reliability of Rolex. I'm glad so many have had good experiences with their Brietlings, help my confidence as I want to branch out. Probably go AD on a new model if I can get the price down enough. The Colt is only about $3400 full retail, they're suggesting $2800 before it's even out of the case for a demo. Probably a bit more room. But they ere all great looking watches.
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Old 17 March 2017, 09:39 AM   #39
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Go for it. I would easily put it as robust/reliable as Rolex. (Rolex owner for 20+ years) Breitling makes a effort to regulate their watches to extremely high standards well better than COSC. My Breitling Blackbird is more accurate than a quartz at + or - 0 seconds in 4 weeks. I hated to reset it for DST last Saturday. So far still dead on and I have used it while operating a snowblower for 2 hours yesterday and it didnt deviate at all from the excessive vibrations.

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This is an encouraging thread. I've been considering a Colt for a while now and I've been spoiled by the durability and reliability of Rolex. I'm glad so many have had good experiences with their Brietlings, help my confidence as I want to branch out. Probably go AD on a new model if I can get the price down enough. The Colt is only about $3400 full retail, they're suggesting $2800 before it's even out of the case for a demo. Probably a bit more room. But they ere all great looking watches.
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Old 17 March 2017, 10:10 AM   #40
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That is one rugged looking watch. Love the blue dial, that's my choice in a Colt. Is that a 45mm case?
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Old 17 March 2017, 10:23 AM   #41
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Old 17 March 2017, 10:28 AM   #42
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Thanks. Its actually the AR in the pic. Its a Limited Edition Blackbird in 44mm. I currently have it on the Breitling pro 3 rubber dive strap. Very comfortable.
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That is one rugged looking watch. Love the blue dial, that's my choice in a Colt. Is that a 45mm case?
Better pic. Breitling uses very similar double AR as on my Omega PO. That is to say.."best in the industry". If you have a Rolex and Omega, you will love the Breitling. Quality is outstanding.




On its very comfortable "pilot bracelet"
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Old 21 March 2017, 01:00 AM   #43
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The vast majority of Breitlings floating around use an ETA 2824 or a Valjoux 7750 unless you are buying brand new. Those movements are mostly bulletproof, although I did drop a Super Avenger (with a B13 which is just a 7750) off a second floor balcony and it caused the chronograph seconds hand to misalign when resetting to zero (but still kept excellent time) so avoid dropping them from 20 feet in the air onto concrete, if possible. Breitling in-house service is Rolex-level expensive (the service on my 90s Chronomat was $800), so I'd recommend taking them to any decent local watchmaker for issues and you'll be fine.

As for new ones, I have no experience with the B1. But I'm not sure I'd ever buy a new Breitling again because the depreciation is pretty fierce, even if your watch is mint.

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If you are looking at a new Colt, be aware that historically, they depreciate more than any other model because they used to use a quartz ETA 251.262 which is the same movement used in cheap Tag Heuers for the last 20 years. The new Colts, however, have an in-house quartz (whatever that is) so maybe they won't depreciate as badly. All I'm saying is the quartz option has pulled the value of the automatic Colts down, so if I were after a Colt, I'd buy a mint used piece with box/papers from a reputable dealer. One good thing is, I don't think I've seen counterfeit Colts floating around, so you can at least put that worry aside.
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Old 21 March 2017, 01:12 AM   #44
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Hold on....there is a story about a second story free fall and the watch was still operational that cant be passed up. Please elaborate on the details how the watch took such a fall. No judgement here.

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Old 21 March 2017, 05:07 AM   #45
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Hold on....there is a story about a second story free fall and the watch was still operational that cant be passed up. Please elaborate on the details how the watch took such a fall. No judgement here.
I wish it were a better story. While alcohol was involved, it was not the primary factor. A friend of mine asked to try it on when we were outside on his balcony. He put it on and loved it, but when he started to take it off, one of the spring pins jumped out and the watch fell off his wrist. We grabbed at it but it fell. If we hadn't grabbed at it, it would have just fallen by our feet. Oops. It was totally my fault. I had a few straps I'd change out. For swimming I used the generic Pro Diver rubber on tang. But to dress it up I had a caiman strap. I must have not gotten the pin in all the way. The Super Avenger has a ton of space to work with when taking straps off, but putting them back on is awkward because the holes are very far back on those enormous lugs.
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