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Thread: The Breitling Appreciation Thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonzodog View Post
    Took me a long time to bond with this one,changing the leather strap for rubber improved things no end.
    A good tip; I've never found that leather straps work well with Breitling sports - bracelet or rubber.

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    Somebody's fascinated by the Navitimer :)


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    I'm looking at the prospect of a Chrono-matic 44mm, a black '00s edition as per:

    https://www.breitlingsource.com/watc...itimer_81.html

    Any observations, reviews, watch-outs (no pun intended)? The ETA movement is presumably easily serviceable? Is the black ring around the bezel rubber, and if so does it degrade?

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    38mm Navitimer. Take note Breitling, it doesn't need to be bigger than this.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBin5 View Post
    Classy looking heritage


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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy4389 View Post
    Classy looking heritage


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    Thank you. Itís the 42mm

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    I picked this up in the watchfinder sale. Very happy with it. A bit smaller dia and much slimmer than watches I tend to wear, but i think the proportions are lovely.

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    Im going to need a bigger box. Mind you, this Transocean probably represents my last watch purchase for a good long time.

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    I do enjoy wearing mine.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Seadweller75 View Post
    I do enjoy wearing mine.




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    Hopefully a better picture



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    My first Bret 38mm Colt Quartz I love it! Perfect size for my chicken wrist!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy4389 View Post
    Classy looking heritage


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    Yup that's a lovely thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allthingsblue View Post
    I went for the all factory brushed steel Fighters edition, it just tones the Navitimer down enough for me the wear it on the bracelet.

    That is so utterly lovely.

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    I'm delighted that everyone is enjoying the thread ressurection, but just a wee reminder that any info pros/cons etc on the chronomatic would be greatly appreciated!


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    Quote Originally Posted by crimsondynamo View Post
    I'm delighted that everyone is enjoying the thread ressurection, but just a wee reminder that any info pros/cons etc on the chronomatic would be greatly appreciated!

    I looked at the silver dial variant and it wears much smaller that the dimensions suggest IMO. I didnít get it because I wanted a white dial watch at the time and the silver wasnít what I was after. Shame though as itís an utterly lovely watch and when Iím in the market for a Navitimer Iíll give this a look too. Not sure about the rubber bezel Iím afraid; maybe an e-mail to Breitling could help (Iíve always found them pretty helpful in the past)


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    Quote Originally Posted by S.L View Post
    Nice. I'm getting the wants for an Aerospace again, this would be ideal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBin5 View Post
    Thank you. Itís the 42mm
    Great size and so solid feeling, love that colour combo too! Great watch


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wooster View Post
    Somebody's fascinated by the Navitimer :)

    Haha class !


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    Last edited by S.L; 11th April 2020 at 16:15.

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    Well it took me a while

    and sorry for the terrible pic., but here's my first Breitling 1973 Navitimer Chronomatic:


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    Navitimer 806

    A model worn by Jim Clark and Graham Hill, still undervalued IMHO.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hagop1981 View Post
    A model worn by Jim Clark and Graham Hill, still undervalued IMHO.

    Posted a bit bigger !


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    I like this re-issue


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    I has the honour of trying one of these Rattrapante:





    K46322 Breitling - Rattropante Perpetual Calender. - posted in July 2011 how time flies

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartynJC (UK) View Post
    I has the honour of trying one of these Rattrapante:





    K46322 Breitling - Rattropante Perpetual Calender. - posted in July 2011 how time flies
    Thatís rather beautiful, Martyn.

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    The Breitling Appreciation Thread

    Been without a B for about a year, then just took an isolation-something-to-doĒ punt on this.
    Amazing watch. Comedy height but makes me smile! Very comfortable, more so than expected.




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    Last edited by notenoughwrists; 23rd April 2020 at 17:04.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyfire View Post
    38mm Navitimer. Take note Breitling, it doesn't need to be bigger than this.


    Is that a curved end strap mate?

    If it is, please could you tell me who/where from?

    Thank you.

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    Just got this old friend back on its bracelet. She still looks the part, me thinks.


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    Got the aerospace been a Great watch but love a bit of steel, thinking of trading it for a B1 or a seawolf

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    What a Dial!
    Gorgeous!

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    1915 Monopusher


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    Magnificent. Looks like the day it left the AD! My slate grey B1 is a watch I regret selling and miss more than any other.


    Quote Originally Posted by tanatron View Post
    Just got this old friend back on its bracelet. She still looks the part, me thinks.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Pure, classic Breitling styling. Wonderful!


    Quote Originally Posted by notenoughwrists View Post
    Been without a B for about a year, then just took an isolation-something-to-doĒ punt on this.
    Amazing watch. Comedy height but makes me smile! Very comfortable, more so than expected.




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    No-one does yellow dial watches better. They used to do these (or similar models) in a lovely coral/orange dial too.

    Quote Originally Posted by S.L View Post


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    After many years of searching I finally found a 1976 Navitimer. A birth year / grail watch, one that will definitely be worn on a regular basis rather than kept in its box.



    We have a family tradition of passing down a gold pocket watch and chain from eldest son to eldest son over the last 120 years, this watch will now be included too.


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    Iím not sure what I think of the new Chronomats yet.
    I like them in pictures... when I saw them at the AD I wasnít so sure.
    I think because I had the old one for so many years the new ones just look huge. Still quite fancy the green dial though.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Artium View Post
    My first Bret 38mm Colt Quartz I love it! Perfect size for my chicken wrist!


    Love that model. I had one, well over twenty years ago. One of the few watches I regret selling.

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    Colt Auto II


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    Steelfish today

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    I love the divers.

    Currently have:



    Still miss (and owned twice already):



    This was a beast!



    The dial on this one was gorgeous...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartynJC (UK) View Post
    I has the honour of trying one of these Rattrapante:





    K46322 Breitling - Rattropante Perpetual Calender. - posted in July 2011 how time flies
    Wow...I missed this one..unbelievable piece...Frederic Piguet at their best...was 53k euro at that time!!!

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