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    Quote Originally Posted by davestrong View Post
    This was my first "serious" watch purchase. It has now gone to a new home in Finland but I still look out for another on the various forums. Have never seen the same model up for sale. Datora 2034.3 from the late 60s.

    One here, but not going anywhere


    My only other:

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    Quote Originally Posted by rob-vicar View Post

    With a couple of minor design adjustments this could have been the ultimate Breitling. In no particular order, I would have liked to seen a 41mm case WR up to 300M and a bigger crown.
    You can have that today, in the Chronomat 41 - in-house movement, too. However, you will need 6,000 to buy one :(.
    ...but what do I know; I don't even like watches!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanford View Post
    One here, but not going anywhere


    My only other:
    Good to see another one. Thanks for posting it. Regret selling it in some ways but used the funds towards something else I had been stalking so all is not lost!

    Dave

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    My first 'proper' watch was a SuperOcean, now I have that and a B1.





    Cheers

    Ash

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    I have a Superocean dating back to 2008, cant show a picture as its away at Breitling for a service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Goyne View Post
    Superocean heritage anyone?
    Another one....



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    My solitary effort

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    This one is my everyday beater and has not been off my wrist since I got it back.....



    This ones not seen the light of day for over a year and a half but looking at the picture makes me think I should get it out of the safe......

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by andy tims View Post
    I do like the Blacksteels - Can one of the aficionados please remind me which is the less than enornous auto chronograph version please?
    That would be the reference m13380 @45mm (wears a tad smaller IMO).
    Basic facts here: http://www.breitlingsource.com/watch...mited_189.html

    Here next to the SBGA011 (beauty and the beast?) for a little perspective,


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    Great thread, I love this:


  12. #62
    Quote Originally Posted by Chomega View Post
    My first 'proper' watch ....

    I like these modern Premiers. It's on my list as a future purchase.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PWatch View Post
    That is a beauty! never appreciated the Chronomatic in the cataglogue but looks fantastic on the wrist
    Thanks! It wears large, (being 49mm!) but I really like it. Here is it with a couple of it's older brothers:




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    Quote Originally Posted by S.L View Post
    That would be the reference m13380 @45mm (wears a tad smaller IMO).
    Basic facts here: http://www.breitlingsource.com/watch...mited_189.html

    Here next to the SBGA011 (beauty and the beast?) for a little perspective,

    Thanks
    Andy

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    Here are the three that I own. Latest one first. There are some Breitlings I totally can't stand and then there are some that are sooooo Purrrrrrdyy!!!!







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    Quote Originally Posted by rocket-roy View Post
    Great thread, I love this:

    What size is your wrist ?

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    Here's mine - my first. Very happy with it as well - especially on the OEM leather.


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    becoming almost a daily wearer this one...


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    Quote Originally Posted by K80 View Post
    What size is your wrist ?
    Puny wrist only 6.7 inches

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    Quote Originally Posted by MFB Scotland View Post
    Another one....


    That is one gorgeous watch! My next watch I think..... Until my funds reach a level were I get the black bay first

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    I thought this was great



    If it was a little less "Breitling", i would still have it.

    I toy with the idea of getting a more used one, removing the bezel over-riders, painting out the useless compass rehaut numerals and characters, filling the bezel indices with paint and re-luming it to a super-bright level.

    It would almost be perfect then.

    D

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweets View Post
    I thought this was great



    If it was a little less "Breitling", i would still have it.

    I toy with the idea of getting a more used one, removing the bezel over-riders, painting out the useless compass rehaut numerals and characters, filling the bezel indices with paint and re-luming it to a super-bright level.

    It would almost be perfect then.

    D
    Seeing that you are doing a little changing of things to get this watch just right for you can I suggest that you do something about that "5" overlapping the date window border.

    That would drive me insane!! (I hope I have not just pointed out something that will annoy you evermore. Apologies if I have)

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    Love Breitlings.Have done for years.Here are my remaining Black and white pair....


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    this is my only breitling, and indeed, the only watch i have left.
    i lost interest in flipping and became rather attached to it.. ticks all the boxes for me.
    its back on mesh at the moment but i do like to switch to perlon in better weather.


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    Here's mines, a Colt GMT. It looks likes they don't make it anymore, which is a shame as its a nice watch. Its just a stock image because I'm crap at taking photos.


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    Here are a couple of mine

    B1


    SuperOcean 42mm

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    Another colt here.
    It may be the poor mans Breitling, but I like it (being a poor man).




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    A few of my old Breitling watches.

    Cheers Mick

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    I 'm in............

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    Im in again with a new arrival soon ha ha


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    Hubba Hubba!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam100 View Post
    The only one I have, but I like it

    or on a strap




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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewcregan View Post
    or on a strap



    Can I ask how much these new rubber straps are?

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    My Superocean 44


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    Quote Originally Posted by Captainhowdy View Post
    Can I ask how much these new rubber straps are?
    +1

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    Its a pro 2 rubber and are under 100 if I recall correctly

    yes I see now I thought it was a pro 2 rubber at first didn't see the yellow band I stand corrected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonyman View Post
    Its a pro 2 rubber and are under 100 if I recall correctly
    It's not a Pro2 strap, I believe these are the new "Abyss" straps, I was told 190 but I'd like to know for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captainhowdy View Post
    It's not a Pro2 strap, I believe these are the new "Abyss" straps, I was told 190 but I'd like to know for sure.
    Superocean Abyss straps I believe, hence available in red, yellow (I have one of each) and blue.
    My red one came from cgs (Col) who I believed paid 160 incl tang buckle.
    190 could possibly be the full RRP?

    My yellow Seawolf was supplied on the strap, at my request

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewcregan View Post
    Superocean Abyss straps I believe, hence available in red, yellow (I have one of each) and blue.
    My red one came from cgs (Col) who I believed paid 160 incl tang buckle.
    190 could possibly be the full RRP?

    My yellow Seawolf was supplied on the strap, at my request
    If you have a blue one could you post a photo of it as I would like to buy one for my Blue Blackbird.




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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewcregan View Post
    Superocean Abyss straps I believe, hence available in red, yellow (I have one of each) and blue.
    My red one came from cgs (Col) who I believed paid 160 incl tang buckle.
    190 could possibly be the full RRP?

    My yellow Seawolf was supplied on the strap, at my request
    i believe white is also an option.

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    I love my SOH Chronograph




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    Andrew - could you do some good photos of the abyss straps - I don't think anyone had shown them properly on here yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by ach5 View Post
    Andrew - could you do some good photos of the abyss straps - I don't think anyone had shown them properly on here yet
    Any good for you Adrian?


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    Quote Originally Posted by MFB Scotland View Post
    i believe white is also an option.
    Now I could use one of them

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewcregan View Post
    Any good for you Adrian?


    Lovely!

    How did Breitling slip these under the radar?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ach5 View Post
    Andrew - could you do some good photos of the abyss straps - I don't think anyone had shown them properly on here yet



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5RVNVz6DmQ

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    Cost me 135 posted from Andrew Micheals.

    Col.

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    A few of the colours


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    Can't help but notice that Navitimers seems to be out of favour at the moment looking at the forum members collections.

    Got a sentimental heirloom 1969 Navitimer 816 in need of some serious attention though. Really can't decide how to go about it. Big overhaul or light service. That said, I don't have the money for either so futile thought really.

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