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Old 9 February 2014, 10:12 PM   #1
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Rolex owners that have a Breitling in your collection?

Just wondering if anyone has a Breitling in their collection? I randomly stopped by the Breitling AD yesterday and found the Superocean to be a beautiful watch for a very good price. I looked on the Breitling forum but it doesn't have a lot of activity. I like the 42 and 44. Their resale value is not good from what I can tell. Just curious to what ownership is like. Here is the model I would buy:

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Old 9 February 2014, 10:16 PM   #2
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Old 9 February 2014, 10:19 PM   #3
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3 Rolexes and 3 Breitlings in my collection


Nice Collection! Any insight to owning Breitling?
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Old 9 February 2014, 10:30 PM   #4
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I love my Superocean Abyss 42. It's the only watch I've ever bought new. Out of the ocean of Breitlings the AD had, it took me 1.5 seconds to pick my favorite one. I like the rubber bezel insert, and the fonts. I went with the red chapter ring, although I think all the options look good. The bezel feel is not as good as my Sub...but otherwise the quality/timekeeping are pretty much on point.

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Old 9 February 2014, 10:38 PM   #5
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Breitling makes a great product. Really they are some very nice pieces. The resale value is anemic, especially if you get into their Breitling for Bentley watches. Then you are getting into territory where you have to just about buy them to keep them. Not great watches for flippers unless you bought them used.

I myself have had a Navitimer World, a Superavenger and the Flying B. Service wise the Flying B has had to go back twice for an issue with the jump hour, both times they fixed it for free, even out of warranty. I can't say that having complications go wrong is a unique thing though, my Daytona had to be sent back twice as the chronograph would stop adding minutes.

On the Superocean 44, in that dial you have pictured, you can order it with this really cool leather strap that is black but then has wetting on the sides of it in that blue color. Really is a very unique looking combination. If you go that way, get it with the deployment, as Breitling makes a very nice one.
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Old 9 February 2014, 11:53 PM   #6
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The only Breitling i have in my collection
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Old 10 February 2014, 02:03 AM   #7
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Thanks guys. For $3K I would not be looking to flip it, but simply wear it without worry kind of like I do with my Tag now. More than likely replace my Tag for its "beater" purposes.
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Old 10 February 2014, 02:30 AM   #8
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Breitlings are great watches and I used to have two in my collection (down to one now...Aerospace). My only personal dislike about them is that too many of their models are moving towards "bling" and every surface seems to be polished. To me at least, a tool watch, or "Instruments for professionals" as their slogan reads, should really be more brushed. Again, personal opinion.

The Superocean is a great watch and still retains a lot of their tool watch lineage. Go for it, you won't regret it.
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Old 10 February 2014, 03:22 AM   #9
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I love my Chrono Superocean. One watch multiple looks.
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Old 10 February 2014, 03:30 AM   #10
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I love my Chrono Superocean. One watch multiple looks.
Great looking watch!
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Old 10 February 2014, 03:51 AM   #11
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One rolex and one Breitling. The Explorer was first, the Transocean GMT new in November.

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Old 10 February 2014, 05:25 AM   #12
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One rolex and one Breitling. The Explorer was first, the Transocean GMT new in November.

Nice grouping.
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Old 10 February 2014, 05:32 AM   #13
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In addition to my Rolex GMT-II, YG DD, and 2 TT DJs, I have this Breitling Navitimer Olympus:

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Old 10 February 2014, 05:44 AM   #14
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I have a Breitling that I haven't worn for about 20 years...
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Old 10 February 2014, 05:57 AM   #15
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My breitling barely gets any wrist time, but I still keep it since it was my first nice watch
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Here's my SO Abyss 42 as well. Love it and the custom shark strap I had made for it.



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I have a Daytona and a Breitling Navitimer 01 LE. Love them both
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Old 10 February 2014, 10:43 AM   #18
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I have a TT SUB, HULK, TT tog and a Super ocean heritage, which ever best suits a days activity and dress code dictates the watch.
My job takes me from the board room to construction sites, so diversity is important in my small collection.
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My Breitling was one of the first nice watches that I bought and will not sell it.

Resale sucks - so of you're concerned, buy right or just keep it.

For the price, the product is great.
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Old 10 February 2014, 12:59 PM   #20
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My breitling barley wear it but! Still like it.....
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Old 10 February 2014, 01:18 PM   #21
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I love my vintage Breitlings and bought them new 10 and 20 years ago.
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Old 10 February 2014, 01:24 PM   #22
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These 2 alongside a coupes of Rolex and an IWC

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Old 10 February 2014, 02:17 PM   #23
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Old 10 February 2014, 11:31 PM   #26
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Old 10 February 2014, 11:33 PM   #27
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Nice duo Justin
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Old 10 February 2014, 11:37 PM   #28
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Here are mine
Your 3 Rolexes are a beautiful trio man!!!
Good choice (the Breitling not really my taste)
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I have a Breitling Aerospace and I absolutely love it.

(three rolex, two omega, one breitling, one muhle glashutte, one hamilton..etc)
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They are 2 completely different styles


Uh Oh, look at my number of posts, bad omen (shudder)
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