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    My latest:



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    Loving the watches...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigvic View Post
    I love this thread. However seeing these pics of the custard Seawolf makes me realise that flipping mine was the one I regret letting go!
    I miss Old Yeller
    Why not give Andrew Michaels a call... You know you want to (and the new custards are so much nicer that those older ones!)...


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    Aah, so they're back to being 'custards' now, are they Adrian?!



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    Quote Originally Posted by mycroft View Post
    Aah, so they're back to being 'custards' now, are they Adrian?!



    Feeling wicked today...

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    Oh dear, Simon - FAIL.

    SS Yellow Seawolf = Custard
    SS Cobra Yellow Seawolf II = Mustard

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    Aaaargh! I think I'll just stick to describing them as 'yellow'!

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    I'll play - here's some pictures of my Navitimer 01 taken with my brand new macro lens (been wanting a Macro for ages!)



    A few scratches on the back from being my daily wearer for the last year, but a handsome back nonetheless.....



    A proper marmite watch as a Breitling should be (?!) but there's nothing else quite like it.


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    My 13 year old Colt Ocean. Worn every day for all of that 13 years except for 3 weeks when in for service. It's been dropped, kicked, stood on, bashed against a wall and God knows what else. Pretty good condition considering! Tough old beater.


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    My Super Avenger II
    I have had it for a month now and loving it, have posted some photos when I got it but thought I'd put it in this thread.










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    Here is my recently purchased lovely seawolf SS (thanks langdalematt).My first Breitling and I love it.
    Sorry about the phone shots.




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    So Mark sold his Seawolf to you and his Avenger Skyland to me - both within the last month.

    Busy boy.

    I suspect you're as happy as I am?!

    Simon

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    Quote Originally Posted by mycroft View Post
    So Mark sold his Seawolf to you and his Avenger Skyland to me - both within the last month.

    Busy boy.

    I suspect you're as happy as I am?!
    Yep love it hasn't been off the wrist since I got it, I fear my others may be collecting dust for sometime.
    The sky land is beautiful but enormous in size and presence.

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    I love the look of Breitling watches. One of my favourite brands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeeb1 View Post
    Yep love it hasn't been off the wrist since I got it, I fear my others may be collecting dust for sometime.
    The sky land is beautiful but enormous in size and presence.
    Errrr..... really?

    Seawolf = 45mm
    Skyland = 45mm

    I grant you it may have a bit more 'presence' due to being a chrono (y'know, more knobs 'n dials), but I'm pretty sure they are basically the same size.

    Now the Super Avenger (like Stew's, above) - that's a whole different ballgame. I tried one on once and I like really big watches - but it's over 48mm!!!!

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    Trying out the lume on this Blackbird tonight, it's as good as it gets, it will leave me again without a Breitling when it's moved on, but the pull of the Supermarine S2000 is too strong at the minute.


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    Nice photo, mate.

    I really like (almost) everything about the Blackbird... but I'm not sure about the position and size of the date window. Just seems a little odd to me.

    Simon

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    Quote Originally Posted by mycroft View Post
    Errrr..... really?

    Seawolf = 45mm
    Skyland = 45mm

    I grant you it may have a bit more 'presence' due to being a chrono (y'know, more knobs 'n dials), but I'm pretty sure they are basically the same size.


    Simon
    Yep realised that after posting but the wrist presence make a lot of difference, especially as I'm not 100% sure I'm able to carry the seawolf off with my girls wrist, but I love it so who cares.

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    I suspect you'll grow into it! When I started out around 9 years ago I struggled with the size of 40mm watches. Now my 'sweet spot' is between 43 and 46mm.

    So the Skyland is right there...

    ...and is the best watch I've ever owned.

    Simon

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    Transocean with mesh.... Forget about it....what a sexy watch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captainhowdy View Post
    it will leave me again without a Breitling when it's moved on, but the pull of the Supermarine S2000 is too strong at the minute.
    Oooh Paul, is that a stealth sales post... let me know when it's listed, so I can agonise over it (i want it i want it i want it... i dont need it i dont need it i dont need it)

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    You are a lost cause, Adrian...

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    I don't know if this has been mentioned already but I was in prestons of Bolton today and they were selling all their breitling watches for 30 percent off. I didn't ask why as I'm not in the market for a new watch and only thought later that it might be something of interest to some of you guys.

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    If anyone sees one of these for sale for not silly money etc... feel free to let me know. I might need one!



    Cheers!

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    My trusty Emergency Mission, done 3 tours of Afghan with it! Think I'm going to move it on soon! Not sure on value though!

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    Love my old Headwind!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rber View Post
    Love my old Headwind!

    Quite possibly the finest Breitling ever made.

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    My trio:

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcus fenix View Post
    My trio:
    Nice Trio....Da-Da-Da

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    Just arrived to day Mk1 Blackbird, a classic windrider


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    Just arrived to day Mk1 Blackbird, a classic windrider
    Nice, is that the one from SC? I was tempted myself!

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcus fenix View Post
    Nice, is that the one from SC? I was tempted myself!

    I can only say, he who hesitates...................

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    A Brace of Blackbirds.



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    I got three new Breitling straps for the Blackbird today, I think it looks good on them all.









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    My navitimer...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Captainhowdy View Post
    Just arrived to day Mk1 Blackbird, a classic windrider

    Very nice. This is a bit of a grail for me. I've wanted one ever since I tried one on about 15(?) years ago. Missed out on that one on SC!

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    Quote Originally Posted by o u t a t i m e View Post
    My navitimer...

    That's lovely. I'm in the process of getting my 1st Breitling & tried on some Navitimers & Montbrillants this weekend.

    Prior to trying them in I was adamant I wanted a leather strap but have totally changed my mind now & decided steel is the way to go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by robcat View Post
    Very nice. This is a bit of a grail for me. I've wanted one ever since I tried one on about 15(?) years ago. Missed out on that one on SC!
    They do come up now and again on Chrono24, but any Windrider would be a good choice. I've no idea why I sold this Cockpit, It has just about the perfect spec. sized at 41mm, big date, 300M WR and looks good on either the bracelet or strap.




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    Evening Breitling fans, heres my present two offerings.

    Seawolf 2



    Blackbird big date



    Hope all have had a good weekend.

    Col.

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    Avenger Skyland. This is the perfect all around watch for me right now. I think it's great for anything except dress.





    Also approved by the captain. =)

    Last edited by Possu; 10th August 2013 at 14:10.

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    Thanks to Robs tipoff I saw this pair today.

    "Bite my shiny metal ass."
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    My second 806 - one of may all-time favourite watches, as it happens.


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    Blue Blackbird is right at home on the Pro2 rubber strap, I can't believe I almost sold this watch.






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    Absolutely beautiful watches in this thread.

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    One for the Breitling fans: Superocean 44 "Orange"


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    Since selling my grey Seawolf I have to admit I have been missing it, so a trip to Birmingham led to an impromptu purchase from Gary, I am the owner of this beauty:

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    Quote Originally Posted by zak View Post
    Since selling my grey Seawolf I have to admit I have been missing it, so a trip to Birmingham led to an impromptu purchase from Gary, I am the owner of this beauty:
    Even though it's never gonna fit under your cuff, it's still looks great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captainhowdy View Post
    Even though it's never gonna fit under your cuff, it's still looks great.
    Thanks! I really love the colour of the dial! No watch fits under my shirt cuffs as I don't like loose cuffs :)

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    New to me.


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