closing tag is in template navbar
timefactors watches



TZ-UK Fundraiser
Results 1 to 27 of 27

Thread: New arrival Breitling Superocean 44

  1. #1
    Master
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    My house (unless I'm out).
    Posts
    2,788

    New arrival Breitling Superocean 44

    Although I was very impressed with the Superocean Abyss I bought a couple of weeks ago, I couldn't get on with the rubber strap. I changed it from a buckle to a deployant, which was a big improvement, but still not quite for me.
    I also felt the 42mm case was a little small.
    After I sold the Abyss on Wednesday, I posted a WTB for a Superocean 44 and within a couple of hours andrewcregan contacted me and we agreed a deal on this.

    I absolutely love it. The only thing I'd change is I'd add more numbers to the dial, like on the Abyss. I know many don't like the font on the new Superoceans, but I do and I think it would work much better on the larger dial of the 44.
    Last edited by Cynar; 17th December 2012 at 21:51.

  2. #2
    Master geordie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
    Posts
    1,570

    Re: New arrival Breitling Superocean 44

    Agreed on the more numbers - needs at least a 12 on there but you can see why they left off the 3.

    Lovely looker though, some of the newer breitling offerings have been great IMO.

  3. #3
    Grand Master andrewcregan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Highlands, Scotland
    Posts
    11,056

    Re: New arrival Breitling Superocean 44

    I still think it looks stunning 8) and I am pleased to see it found such an appreciative owner :)

  4. #4
    Master
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    My house (unless I'm out).
    Posts
    2,788

    Re: New arrival Breitling Superocean 44

    Quote Originally Posted by geordie
    Lovely looker though, some of the newer breitling offerings have been great IMO.
    Have to agree. The Breitling display in my AD had more watches I liked than any I've seen in a long time.
    I need a Transocean.

  5. #5

    Re: New arrival Breitling Superocean 44

    Beautiful watch

  6. #6

    Re: New arrival Breitling Superocean 44

    Looks very nice that, like you say it could perhaps do with some more numbers but its still a cracking looking watch.

  7. #7

    Re: New arrival Breitling Superocean 44

    Very nice!

  8. #8
    Craftsman
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Leicester
    Posts
    723

    Re: New arrival Breitling Superocean 44

    Beautiful watch, I have it in blue, lovely size and very comfortable

  9. #9
    Journeyman mattusa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Oslo
    Posts
    86

    Re: New arrival Breitling Superocean 44

    What size wrist do you have? I really like the look of them but worry it'll be a bit too big for me. thanks

  10. #10
    Craftsman AZTIME's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Finland...next to a lake...somewhere in the forest.
    Posts
    643

    Re: New arrival Breitling Superocean 44

    Agree a 12 at the top would complete the package. Also like how the end links and bracelet flow together. Nice.

  11. #11
    Craftsman
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    320

    Re: New arrival Breitling Superocean 44

    That is nice and I didnt notice the odd numbering

  12. #12
    Craftsman
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Heemskerk, The Netherlands
    Posts
    418

    Re: New arrival Breitling Superocean 44

    Very nice indeed...Liked this one from the start...

  13. #13
    Craftsman
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Surrey/St Johns Wood
    Posts
    602
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: New arrival Breitling Superocean 44

    I love that, hadn't seen one before

  14. #14
    Master
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Northern Ireland
    Posts
    1,761

    Re: New arrival Breitling Superocean 44

    Lovely piece hope it's a keeper!!

  15. #15

    Re: New arrival Breitling Superocean 44

    I tried one of these on in Gibraltar a while ago. It had a blue second hand but what a great watch. Sat on my wrist really well. Didn't seem to wear as tall as the spec suggests. And super legible.
    Definitely a future consideration.

  16. #16
    Master
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    west midlands,UK.
    Posts
    1,609

    Re: New arrival Breitling Superocean 44

    Im so glad they bought out the 44mm 42 is a lovely piece but just a tad on the small side, looks fab pal!

  17. #17
    Journeyman
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Dublin
    Posts
    82

    Re: New arrival Breitling Superocean 44

    Very nice watch - looks great, and you can tell from the pic the 42 would be too small on you.

    I was unsure of the font style used on these, especially on the bezel - but really growing on me now.

  18. #18

    Re: New arrival Breitling Superocean 44

    Very nice looking watch!

  19. #19
    Journeyman Drum2000's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Sunny Herne Hill, London
    Posts
    191

    Re: New arrival Breitling Superocean 44

    Very nice piece. In an ideal world (for me at least) if the dial had 3, 6, 9 and 12 with the date at 4 then we'd be firing on all cylinders.

    Still, a great capture! Enjoy!

    PS - 42mm too small? How big are your wrists?!

  20. #20
    Craftsman
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    North West UK
    Posts
    700
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: New arrival Breitling Superocean 44

    great watch, wasn't a fan at first but definetley a grower! Congrats

  21. #21
    Master
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Ann Arbor, MI USA
    Posts
    2,133

    Re: New arrival Breitling Superocean 44

    I'm not sure that I would like to look at my watch and see "69" every day. I suppose it's better than that "Ball Deep" model, but not much.

    Seriously though, it's a nice looking watch and fairly tasteful for a Breitling.

  22. #22
    Master Orange Peel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Derby - UK
    Posts
    3,554
    Very nice!
    I tried one on at my local AD and was pleasantly surprised on how well it wore on my slim 6.75" wrist?
    It just exuded quality and solidity.
    Very heavy though.
    My only "niggle" about it was the 9 & 6 numerals. They seem out of balance and lack symmetry.
    I personally don't like numbers on the dial of a diver and wish it were just plain batons like on the latest Seawolf SS plain baton version.
    Still, I am considering buying one, can I live with the large unbalanced numbers? Not sure.

    Great watch though.

  23. #23
    Journeyman
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Belfast
    Posts
    51
    That is stunning - I think these are a brilliant watch, though possibly not to everyone's taste esp die-hard breitling traditionalists.

    I really love the blue arrowed version, but upon seeing yours I think its topped it and is the perfect combo - how are you finding for comfort/overall build??

    Congratulations

  24. #24
    Master
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    My house (unless I'm out).
    Posts
    2,788
    Quote Originally Posted by Lenny63 View Post
    That is stunning - I think these are a brilliant watch, though possibly not to everyone's taste esp die-hard breitling traditionalists.

    I really love the blue arrowed version, but upon seeing yours I think its topped it and is the perfect combo - how are you finding for comfort/overall build??

    Congratulations
    The build quality is superb. As Neil mentioned, it is quite a heavy watch, but the bracelet is excellent and it's really comfortable to wear. Of all the watches I've owned, this is definitely one of my favourites.

  25. #25
    Really nice Breitling - one of my current fave's. It's simple, but just has enough design flourishes without being too much.

  26. #26
    Craftsman
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Telford
    Posts
    277
    Lovely watch, congrats.

    Agree with a few thoughts below, the missing 12 looks abit odd to me

  27. #27
    Journeyman
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    A Coruņa SPAIN
    Posts
    52
    Beautiful and nice watch, enjoy it.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Do Not Sell My Personal Information