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Old 12 January 2020, 01:07 PM   #1
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Colt 41 durability

Iíve been looking for a daily watch-
My original plan was something with a ceramic bezel. However, I went to the local breitling AD and tried on several models. As I was leaving, I tried on the Colt 41 with the gray dial and was absolutely smitten. My concern is the durability of the brushed stainless bezel wearing it every day- does anybody own one and have any input?
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Old 12 January 2020, 10:55 PM   #2
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I own several breitling, there built like tanks, safe to say you can use and abuse
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Old 13 January 2020, 03:18 PM   #3
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Agreed. The Colt is a workhorse. It can take everyday wear and look great in a suit for dinner.
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Old 16 January 2020, 12:15 PM   #4
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beautiful piece.
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Old 17 January 2020, 04:16 PM   #5
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I have 3 Colts. An early Colt a17035 with a green dial, a black dial a17350, and a white dial Colt Ocean. I don't have the Colt 41 because it would be a little large for me. I'm sure it will serve you will.
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Old 28 February 2020, 03:40 AM   #6
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Ive just picked one up myself and I like it far more than the old model looks a lot cleaner
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Old 29 February 2020, 03:55 AM   #7
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Got one for my FIL, he loves it. The end links not quite matching the lugs bugs me but besides that it is a great piece and the AR coating is really well done.
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Old 15 March 2020, 09:09 AM   #8
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Brushed steel is far more durable than polished steel. Easy to refinish too.

I would not worry about it at all, I take my Chronomat Blackbird A44360 (fully brushed including bracelet) shooting and when doing anything I would label as "rough". Is still very clean!
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Great looking watch! I’ve got my eye on the same one. For $2k you can’t lose.

But it’s a Breitling. You can’t ever sell it.
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Old 22 April 2020, 12:31 PM   #10
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Have the same bezel on my Steelfish, and it still looks new after 10+ years!
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