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Old 13 November 2018, 10:58 PM   #31
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Breitling Transocean Chrono 38 or the Montbrillant 01 would be good choices as well for your wrist size.
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Old 16 November 2018, 10:15 AM   #32
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Breitling is a brand who charges you for a new case if the crown tube is worn...
Come on Bas, you know that is only for two models of Avengers.
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Old 16 November 2018, 03:47 PM   #33
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Come on Bas, you know that is only for two models of Avengers.
Eh no? They solder tubes, not just on two models.
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Old 16 November 2018, 08:04 PM   #34
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The Superocean Chrono hasn't had a day feature in a long time. The current model is date only. But it is still 42mm.
Good Suggestion
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Old 16 November 2018, 11:51 PM   #35
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Well put! I have an A13050 chronomat and have to agree. There are a lot of wonderful dial configurations from the 40mm chronomat era.... it amazing when you think about it. My chronomat had a msrp of ~$3900usd when it was sold back in ‘98. A 16610 in that same year had an msrp of $3350usd...
This! I had the exact model, tough as nails, and fantastic proportions, as my wrist is under 6.5 inches. Another possibility is the older Navi, which were 41mm.
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Old 17 November 2018, 02:30 AM   #36
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Eh no? They solder tubes, not just on two models.
i never commented about solder. I replied to the practice of forcing purchase of a new case instead of a new tube.

you can get a new crown tube without buying a new case on higher end breitlings and older brietlings. the fact a new mid case is required on some limited models during service is well documented elsewhere, and there are some statements from brietling that mirror what i have said needing to buy a new case is limited to certain models.

furthermore i myself have had a new tube installed by breitling usa on a chronomat without a new case.
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Old 17 November 2018, 03:56 PM   #37
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i never commented about solder. I replied to the practice of forcing purchase of a new case instead of a new tube.

you can get a new crown tube without buying a new case on higher end breitlings and older brietlings. the fact a new mid case is required on some limited models during service is well documented elsewhere, and there are some statements from brietling that mirror what i have said needing to buy a new case is limited to certain models.

furthermore i myself have had a new tube installed by breitling usa on a chronomat without a new case.
Then this practice must differ as to where it is serviced. Breitling Netherlands tends to charge for a new case if the tube is worn, regardless of model.
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Old 17 November 2018, 10:20 PM   #38
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I have the colt, at 41mm. Love the size.


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Old 19 November 2018, 11:07 AM   #39
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The b01 is one of the best calibers on the market !! Don't hear and repeat everything you read on the internet ..


I cannot tell you unfortunately, b01 is a great movement but the problems still exist, the older movements are more reliable


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Old 24 November 2018, 08:30 AM   #40
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That's a Superocean Heritage Chrono; I was referring to the standard Superocean Chrono. But good call all the same, because that's a new development. Previous models did not have a day feature.
The 42 mm CSO I. from 2003 through a couple of years had a day-date, then came the CSO II. with 44 mm, day-only and the ugly rubber bezel, while a few laters followed the CSO II. Steelfish Chrono with the same case, steel bracelet with minimal rubber inlay and day-date. I have the BEB dial and love it!
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Old 26 November 2018, 04:30 AM   #41
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The new one has day date.
It's actually a 44 but imo wears smaller.
Pics on husband's wrist and mine. Mine is a 6.25

I plan on getting a leather strap so i can wear it sometimes.

Tried it on at an AD last month,
Absolutely stunning watch in person.
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Old 7 December 2018, 01:58 AM   #42
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Tried it on at an AD last month,
Absolutely stunning watch in person.
It really is. And it looks a lot different on the wrist than just sitting in the case.

This one has the Tudor/Breitling movement too.
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Old 7 December 2018, 02:13 PM   #43
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This one has the Tudor/Breitling movement too.
No, that chrono version has the B13 movement in it which is based on the Valjoux 7750. I believe only the 3 hand models have the B20 movement which is the Tudor/Breitling movement.
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Old 7 December 2018, 02:52 PM   #44
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I believe only the 3 hand models have the B20 movement which is the Tudor/Breitling movement.
I believe you're right. As I understand it, the deal is Breitling can use Tudor's MT5612 movement (which Breitling re-brands as the B20) for some of its three-hand watches, and Tudor can use Breitling's B01 movement (which Tudor re-brands as the MT5813) for some of its chronographs. Breitling isn't borrowing any chronograph movements from Tudor for its own chronographs. Indeed, I don't think Tudor makes its own chronograph movements; they're either ETA or "in house" Breitling.
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Old 7 December 2018, 05:04 PM   #45
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No, that chrono version has the B13 movement in it which is based on the Valjoux 7750. I believe only the 3 hand models have the B20 movement which is the Tudor/Breitling movement.
I guess I misunderstood. Thanks for clarifying it.
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Old 8 December 2018, 01:09 AM   #46
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I guess I misunderstood. Thanks for clarifying it.
No worries, I was hoping you weren’t misled by your AD when you bought the watch.
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