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Old 5 August 2020, 09:52 PM   #1
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Breitling SuperOcean Rainbow

After a long week dealing with COVID this was a nice surprise.

Mini review:

Pros:
Love the interface of the concave dial with the convex crystal
Great sunburst blue dial
Of course the rainbow lume
Very light and thin

Cons:
Build quality
Links don’t “mesh” well with the mesh bracelet
No half link or adjustability (will always takes a glidelock over any other bracelet)




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Old 5 August 2020, 11:05 PM   #2
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Thanks for sharing - seems a like a cool funky piece.
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Old 5 August 2020, 11:33 PM   #3
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Great watch! Is that the galleria in Houston?

I ask because I got my DJ there years ago.


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Old 6 August 2020, 02:34 AM   #4
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Whats the con with build quality? I'm interested in the plain non rainbow version.
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Old 6 August 2020, 02:38 AM   #5
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Wow that's a pretty cool dial! I agree with you on the "mesh" bracelet but I think it does fit this model much better visually.
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Old 6 August 2020, 03:04 AM   #6
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That looks superb, especially in the sun.
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Old 6 August 2020, 12:35 PM   #7
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Congrats

What's the issue with the build quality?
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Old 6 August 2020, 12:41 PM   #8
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Yes this is Houston galleria but only for sizing. Ordered from a different boutique.

Coming from Other brands doesn’t seem as “solid” as other pieces. More toy like.
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Old 8 August 2020, 09:50 AM   #9
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Breitling SuperOcean Rainbow

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Cons:
Build quality
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Whats the con with build quality? I'm interested in the plain non rainbow version.
I'm in the same boat and would like to know too.

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Old 8 August 2020, 09:59 AM   #10
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Awesome time piece!
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Old 14 August 2020, 10:42 AM   #11
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...this was a nice surprise...
Congrats! T4S your "first take" - re. build quality - let's see how you feel after you've had it a while I tried one on (std. black) the other day but it was on leather so I can't comment about the bracelet; the watch itself looks great but I didn't really spend enough time to get a real feeling for it.

Enjoy it & please keep us posted
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Old 14 August 2020, 08:54 PM   #12
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Old 14 August 2020, 11:02 PM   #13
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would really want to hear more about the SO57 build quality, as we've received rave reviews up to now, what other mesh are you comparing it with?

Admittedly there is the shortcoming of a microadjustment clasp for both the New CHronomat and the "case fit Milanaise" we designed for the SO57, as both did not allow that without massively compromising the sleek "seamless" design approach, but I'd really want to hear your thoughts/criticism regarding the build quality?
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Old 22 August 2020, 03:43 PM   #14
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Wow! Congrats on a great pickup! I wish that I could have gotten one!
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Old 25 August 2020, 05:38 AM   #15
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I'm in the same boat and would like to know too.
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Never had an issue with the build quality of any of my Breitlings.
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Old 26 August 2020, 02:47 AM   #16
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how are you getting along with the watch? was planning on waiting for it, then even thought about a rado capt cook, and now back to considering the plain blue so57
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Old 27 August 2020, 04:57 AM   #17
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Actually holding up well

Again I guess the light weight made it “feel” not as solid.

Biggest gripe is the bracelet, the mesh links are unsightly.

Will probably put a strap on.
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Old 22 September 2020, 07:42 AM   #18
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Finally tried one on. Liked it but I see what you mean about the feel. Then again my first time trying on a 15202 I thought the bracelet felt tinny and I still don't think the nautilus bracelet is that nice... Didn't realize the bezel didn't click, and dang what a dish. My wife was like what the heck is with that watch. Anyways I still think it's cool but don't know if I'd pull the trigger.
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Call me old and conservative, but that is too much for my taste. But if you like it, go for it.
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