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Old 25 May 2023, 04:32 AM   #1
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The Resurgence of Breitling

Hereís a good write up on Breitling that includes some early history, the quartz crisis, confusion of brand identity, and the recent restructuring/resurgence of the brand that helped it rise into the top 10 brands by sales in 2022.

https://www.thewatchmuse.com/blog/br...hes-resurgence

Iím a fan and have 3 in my current collection.


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Old 25 May 2023, 10:37 AM   #2
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Thanks for sharing, Roger! That was an interesting read and I'm definitely a proud Breitling owner. Their historic connections to early chronograph watches, aviation, and dive watches is fascinating.

The good thing about a previously overcomplicated product like are some hidden gems for sale that represent the past era.

At least they've got a lot to potentially reissue some day in the future, so this will only continue to get better.
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Old 25 May 2023, 11:00 AM   #3
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Thanks for sharing, Roger! That was an interesting read and I'm definitely a proud Breitling owner. Their historic connections to early chronograph watches, aviation, and dive watches is fascinating.

The good thing about a previously overcomplicated product like are some hidden gems for sale that represent the past era.

At least they've got a lot to potentially reissue some day in the future, so this will only continue to get better.

So true. Iím not a fan of all the current lineup - like my Superocean better - but thereís always been something for everyone over the years.
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Old 25 May 2023, 12:17 PM   #4
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Very nice, thanks for sharing. I'm a big fan of Breitling and it's great to see them getting back on track. I actually picked up a Navitimer 35 for my wife's birthday this year, it's a great piece! Looking forward to picking up a 42 for myself soon.
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Old 25 May 2023, 06:35 PM   #5
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Thanks for sharing this article.

I hope Breitling continues to do well and make the most of their potential as a watch brand without sacrificing the stuff be love about their watches.

I'd personally be quite upset if they go down the Rolex (and other's) route of playing hard to get. I enjoy wearing my Rolex's, but the situation has gotten a bit silly of late and I'd hate for Breitling to follow the trend.

Btw, beautiful watches you got, OP! The yellow dial superocean looks strikingly good!

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Old 26 May 2023, 01:56 AM   #6
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Thanks for sharing this article.

I hope Breitling continues to do well and make the most of their potential as a watch brand without sacrificing the stuff be love about their watches.

I'd personally be quite upset if they go down the Rolex (and other's) route of playing hard to get. I enjoy wearing my Rolex's, but the situation has gotten a bit silly of late and I'd hate for Breitling to follow the trend.

Btw, beautiful watches you got, OP! The yellow dial superocean looks strikingly good!

Cheerio

I hear you. My last two Brietlings were easy to source and available at great discounts through the grey dealers.

On the flip side, Iíve been waiting on a watch with my Rolex AD for nearly 3 years!
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Old 26 May 2023, 04:30 AM   #7
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I hear you. My last two Brietlings were easy to source and available at great discounts through the grey dealers.

On the flip side, Iíve been waiting on a watch with my Rolex AD for nearly 3 years!
Exactly, and I wouldn't want to worry about wearing my Breitling, and perhaps scratching it while doing so since it could decrease its great market value. I love my Breitling because I can enjoy it without having to worry about all the noise that surrounds Rolex, Ap, Patek and all those brands.

Sure, its nice to know that Breitling does well as a brand, but somehow I hope they won't follow along what the above brands do.
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Old 26 May 2023, 09:29 AM   #8
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Exactly, and I wouldn't want to worry about wearing my Breitling, and perhaps scratching it while doing so since it could decrease its great market value. I love my Breitling because I can enjoy it without having to worry about all the noise that surrounds Rolex, Ap, Patek and all those brands.

Sure, its nice to know that Breitling does well as a brand, but somehow I hope they won't follow along what the above brands do.
Same here, those points definitely contribute to the brand's appeal to me. My interest shifted to Breitling due to the lack of hype and hurdles. Yes, I still appreciate those other brands but don't find myself wearing them as much or at all lately.
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Old 26 May 2023, 09:39 AM   #9
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The closest I get to a Breitling is with the Black Bay Chrono..
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