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Old 2 May 2011, 07:09 AM   #241
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Decided to join the ranks and be one of those that have both Rolex and Breitling. I chose the Navitimer World, something completely different in regards to look and feel than anything I have so far, however I do have an affinity for Chronographs and now I have a Navitimer.

I think Rolex will always be my favorite brand, as almost half of my watches are Rolex. However viva la difference.
the navi world is a great piece. serious bang for the IMO. what color dial did you get and is it on bracelet or strap. congrats on a great piece. The navi line screams Breitling.
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Old 2 May 2011, 12:17 PM   #242
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the navi world is a great piece. serious bang for the IMO. what color dial did you get and is it on bracelet or strap. congrats on a great piece. The navi line screams Breitling.
Thanks for asking. Black dial on the Black Calf strap. They had the same piece on a Black Croc, however I actualy liked it better on the Black Calf strap for some reason.
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Old 6 May 2011, 02:22 PM   #243
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Old 6 May 2011, 02:37 PM   #244
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Both are great watches, depends of which model of rolex or breitling that I have to choose. we can not compare Daytona to Super Ocean for example. so in my opinion both are great watches , either one is a good choice just depends of which model.
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Old 6 May 2011, 03:21 PM   #245
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Without a doubt, Rolex definintely feels better on the wrist
I can agree when it comes to their diver models. The superocean sits sort of tall and feels like it's weight is concentrated, while the sub is relatively flat so it spreads its weight more evenly on the wrist.
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Old 11 May 2011, 12:00 PM   #246
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I like my Breitlings better than most Rolex watches. The only Rolex I care for is Meteorite face Daytona. I feel Rolex is getting way over priced now.
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Old 11 May 2011, 02:20 PM   #247
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The Breitling is a great watch, but a Rolex is in a different league... like a Porsche & Ferrari for instance...
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Old 11 May 2011, 06:02 PM   #248
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I can agree when it comes to their diver models. The superocean sits sort of tall and feels like it's weight is concentrated, while the sub is relatively flat so it spreads its weight more evenly on the wrist.
thats the thing about most breitlings is that they are thicker. i think a good comparison in terms of diver vs diver would be the steelfish to the sub. i would say the sub is still thinner.
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Old 13 May 2011, 11:35 PM   #249
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I have two Rolex Oysters and one Breitling Colt. As far as I can tell, both are exclusive watches found at similar type jewelers--in some cases, the same jeweler.

Breitling, I believe, was originally an aviator watch and had one of the first chronos.
I've read Amelia Erhardt wore a Breitling on her flights. Rolex (the name from Rolls and Timex!) was one of the first waterproof watches. The perpetual self winding, I believe, was a pioneering watch.

I don't think Rolex established its elite reputation, however, until the 1960s.
I say that because my mother visited Italy in 1950, and wanted to buy the "best Swiss watch." She was told Zenith--over Longines and Rolex.
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Old 14 May 2011, 02:13 AM   #250
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I have two Rolex Oysters and one Breitling Colt. As far as I can tell, both are exclusive watches found at similar type jewelers--in some cases, the same jeweler.

Breitling, I believe, was originally an aviator watch and had one of the first chronos.
I've read Amelia Erhardt wore a Breitling on her flights. Rolex (the name from Rolls and Timex!) was one of the first waterproof watches. The perpetual self winding, I believe, was a pioneering watch.

I don't think Rolex established its elite reputation, however, until the 1960s.
I say that because my mother visited Italy in 1950, and wanted to buy the "best Swiss watch." She was told Zenith--over Longines and Rolex.
very interesting. is it also true that it wasnt till the 80s that Rolex started to make everything in house?
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Old 25 March 2020, 11:41 AM   #251
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I think Breitling is a solid watch brand and I love the fact that they are now making an in-house chronograph. Although the Company hasn't been family-owned for just over 40 years now, Leon Breitling and his son/grandson would be happy to see that the company still keeps to its chronograph DNA.

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Old 6 April 2020, 08:52 PM   #252
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Old 9 April 2020, 05:31 AM   #253
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I have 126710 Pepsi, 16700, 16710 Coke & not to mention other Rolex models.

But recently Iíve started to look at Breitling.

I want to buy one to commemorate my flying career and Iím looking the one from 90s era.

Yes I know all models from 90s are not fitted with in-house caliber, but to me (I said again: ďto meĒ)as an aviator, Breitling gives some feeling that Rolex doesnít have.

Looks like Breitling name has some sweet spot to me.


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Old 10 April 2020, 06:21 AM   #254
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As Rolex has become more and more flashy jewelry I think Breitling has become less so and is getting into vintage-style design. Which is really good since the last few decades of Breitling have been too large and garish for me.

Breitling has the Chronograph heritage few others can claim. Between my Mossie and SOH 42 I am very happy. While the 14060 and the SkyD come out on special occasions.

So I wear Breitling more than my Rolex.
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Old 14 April 2020, 03:26 PM   #255
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Yeah, Breitling has started to tone down their models. I liked some of the bigger ones from a few years ago (like the Bentley models, etc.) but my tastes have changed.
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Old 24 May 2020, 12:32 PM   #256
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Each has its place, I own both.
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