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Thread: New arrival: Breitling B50 Cockpit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chinnock View Post
    This post made me make a cheeky offer on eBay. What a fantastic bit of kit. Bloody awesome!




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    Nearly forgot the congrats! 👍

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chinnock View Post
    I think there is / was a recall regarding the crown, if it helps save some pennies.

    Thanks for that, almost reassuring!
    Fortunately the watch is with it's warranty period, so Breitling will fix it.
    Sadly not due back to until early July.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewcregan View Post
    Thanks for that, almost reassuring!
    Fortunately the watch is with it's warranty period, so Breitling will fix it.
    Sadly not due back to until early July.
    I vaguely recall Martin having one of the first in the UK and he had to send two back before he got one that worked, for this issue, I think..

    Congrats to Chinnock also!

    I also LOVE this watch and think it's a real looker.

    I love Breitling, as is well known, and I just think this one looks amazing (even with the tiny squashed logo)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arcam View Post
    I keep looking at these, had a B55 that was nothing but trouble, the B50s does not have the BT connection option and is better for it.

    Nice looking watch

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    I’m afraid to say same experience with my B55. It’s back with Breitling but I’m pushing for a full refund under consumer rights law for faulty goods as it’s already been repaired once under warranty. I’ve lost faith in these more exotic quartz modules.

    Martyn

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartynJC (UK) View Post
    Iím afraid to say same experience with my B55. Itís back with Breitling but Iím pushing for a full refund under consumer rights law for faulty goods as itís already been repaired once under warranty. Iíve lost faith in these more exotic quartz modules.

    Martyn
    I got a full refund from my AD Martyn, hope you get the same. BUK and BS support was very poor.

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    I just discovered the picture on my phone. I took this a day or two after picking up my B50. It better shows the colour of the face.

    I thought it was worth adding it to the thread for anyone doing a search.

    I hope you get yours back soonest Andrew.





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    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt London View Post


    I just discovered the picture on my phone. I took this a day or two after picking up my B50. It better shows the colour of the face.

    I thought it was worth adding it to the thread for anyone doing a search.

    I hope you get yours back soonest Andrew.
    Almost an exact match to your jeans Matt. Very useful to add another version to the thread.

    Thanks Matt.
    My watch arrived at BUK today, so I donít expect to see it until the very end of May, at the earliest.
    The official estimate is the beginning of July, but like most watch companies, Breitling try to expedite warranty work.

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    Well the watch has arrived back from Breitling UK service



    The watch was returned in the newer style Breitling service case, which is the first time that I have seen one.




    Old version (left) and new version (right).



    As the watch went in via my local AD, there was no mention of what was done to the watch.
    Out of curiosity I decided to phone the BUK service centre direct, after finding them very helpful and friendly in the past. I was not disappointed, as the lady in service couldnít do enough to help me out. Cutting a long story short, no fault could be replicated, so the watch got a firmware update, went through Quality Control, and then back to me (rather impressively in about 3 weeks!)
    I have now broken my rotation of recent arrivals, and shall wear the B50 for some time, to ensure that the fault has indeed been fixed.

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    Result! The new service case looks nice. Reading about BUK makes me envious. We don't have a proper Service Center over here and thus we need to use the Swedish one. There's nothing really wrong with the Swedish SC, but it's not quite up to your very high standards. Or at least that was the case six years ago when I last used them.

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    Good to hear of the fast turnaround and great customer service. These really are rather exceptional watches in my opinion. Shame I need to pay for two special incomings otherwise mine would still be on my wrist.

    Enjoy!

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    Out and about with the B50 today



    Love it!

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    Wow some lovely watches.

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    I feel I should add mine to this thread only got it today but I can see what all the raving is about. Didn't think I'd be that taken with it after not bonding with my Chronospace Military, how wrong I was!


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    ^^^^ Congratulations Paul.
    Great to see another one of these stunning watches within the TZ community.
    I am sure that you will get the same pleasure from it as I do. Enjoy.

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    Thanks Andrew, appreciate the recommendation and the advice

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    They are nice, only thing that drove me bonkers with mine (and actually my Aerospace Evo as well) was that the minute hand (and seconds hand in the case of the b50) wouldnít line up with the markers. Apparently itís a Ďquirk of the movementí. Shame as the watch is amazing although you do need a Phd in astrophysics to work out how to use all the functions :)


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    B50 - ssshhh, donít tell everyone.

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    I am glad to see you have yours back in good time Andrew.

    I have mine on a cheapo ebay strap today. I donít like the white stitching (I didnít think I would) but have a plain green one on the way.



    Getting the bracelet of is a bloomin chore! I cannot seem to grip the Breitling spring bars with my Bergeon tool. I tried some after market 24mm bars for the bracelet but they were a touch too long. I now have some 23mm ones to try.





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    Mine will be staying on the Titanium bracelet Matt, which I donít think can be bettered.



    In work today.

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    That is a cracking watch, donít think I could pull it off though!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt London View Post
    I am glad to see you have yours back in good time Andrew.

    I have mine on a cheapo ebay strap today. I donít like the white stitching (I didnít think I would) but have a plain green one on the way.



    Getting the bracelet of is a bloomin chore! I cannot seem to grip the Breitling spring bars with my Bergeon tool. I tried some after market 24mm bars for the bracelet but they were a touch too long. I now have some 23mm ones to try.





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    How do you find the strap comfort and quality wise?

    Do you have a link to the eBay seller?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Estoril-5 View Post
    How do you find the strap comfort and quality wise?

    Do you have a link to the eBay seller?

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    Itís comfortable and the quality is nice enough. The holes could be a bit sharper looking and it may not be long enough for someone with big wrists.

    I got it here
    https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/24mm-120-75...app-cvip-panel

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    Thanks to Paul (Cat7) sheís back. Been culling the collection of late but realised I miss a big watch. The B50 ticks a lot of boxes for me.






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    Lovely watch, I just wish the lugs were a bit more curved.

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    Wow Love it

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