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    Breitling Top Time Deus

    Just had this pop up, looks rather nice.


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    Nice looker. I like a Top Time.

    I've got an old version from 1965.

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    Just seen this elsewhere....an interesting design but the thing(s) that stuck out...were the pushers!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob View Post
    Just seen this elsewhere....an interesting design but the thing(s) that stuck out...were the pushers!!
    Was just going to come and say the same. They could've shaved a fair whack off those pushers!

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    I don't like it. I don't like the colours on the dial and those pushers look ridiculous.
    Give me the original anyday.

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    I ordered one earlier, think I was suckered into it as I love Deus. Should be here tomorrow apparently..

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    Not bad but what's with the DEUS logo, looks hand drawn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petay993 View Post
    Not bad but what's with the DEUS logo, looks hand drawn.
    That's what I was thinking, makes my eyes go funny.

    Love it overall though.

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    I had the original back in the 70ís



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    I like it. Haven't really kept up with Breitling releases so no idea if they have used it elsewhere recently but I really like that font for Breitling.

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    The watch somehow reminds me of Dunkin Donuts or Wimpy Burger......

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    I really, really don't like this. The Top Time is my favourite Breitling and this version does nothing for me. The font, colours, chronograph hand, shape of the sub-dials, pushers...
    The association with a clothing brand is the cherry on top of the cheapening of the design. What next? Primark?
    It just proves we all have different tastes, and the world is probably better for it. I wouldn't have commented if they hadn't called it "Top Time".
    'Against stupidity, the gods themselves struggle in vain' - Schiller.

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    Prefer this one myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petay993 View Post
    Not bad but what's with the DEUS logo, looks hand drawn.
    It is. I do like it. It's quite sqirky.

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    Just seen Goldsmiths have it on sale already for £4100

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint-Just View Post
    I really, really don't like this. The Top Time is my favourite Breitling and this version does nothing for me. The font, colours, chronograph hand, shape of the sub-dials, pushers...
    The association with a clothing brand is the cherry on top of the cheapening of the design. What next? Primark?
    It just proves we all have different tastes, and the world is probably better for it. I wouldn't have commented if they hadn't called it "Top Time".
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    I think itís great that the Top Time is back
    But just give a black dial please

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    Really like the colours, squiggly second hand. Never even heard of Deus.

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    I do like the new versions design, however as others have said the pushers are too long.

    I would be always worried I'd catch them on something and cause damage to the watch.

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    Mine arrived yesterday. It's much nicer in the flesh than in pictures, but would be nice if the hand on the minute subdial was actually alligned!!


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    How does that wear on a tiny wrist?
    I'd have gone for it if it was 39mm and a couple of mm thinner - just think it would be a tad too big for my little stick wrist :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougjb View Post
    Mine arrived yesterday. It's much nicer in the flesh than in pictures, but would be nice if the hand on the minute subdial was actually alligned!!

    I see your point. Are you returning it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coot View Post
    How does that wear on a tiny wrist?
    I'd have gone for it if it was 39mm and a couple of mm thinner - just think it would be a tad too big for my little stick wrist :(
    My wrist is a little under 7" and I find it relatively small - I'm used to much larger watches though.

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    Pushers look way too long ...


    I had one a while back, kept having issues with the crown. Put me off vintage.


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    Quote Originally Posted by j111dja View Post
    I see your point. Are you returning it?
    Yes, the subial resets to the position in that picure, as though 2 mintes have already elapsed so it has to go back. Not sure whether I'll get a replacement or a refund yet - I like it a lot but I'm finding it a little uncomfortable as a correct fit would be between strap holes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougjb View Post
    Yes, the subial resets to the position in that picure, as though 2 mintes have already elapsed so it has to go back. Not sure whether I'll get a replacement or a refund yet - I like it a lot but I'm finding it a little uncomfortable as a correct fit would be between strap holes.
    I don't blame you. That's a serious QC issue. It's bizarre how it left the manufacturing process like this. I'm surprised it wasn't QC checked prior to it being shipped to you.

    My last Top Time ownership was back in the 80's. They were a bit lightweight back then and not that well built. They were also a touch small when compared to the current trend of larger watches.

    I do like the look of this new model and that includes the extended pushers.
    Last edited by j111dja; 25th February 2021 at 12:10.

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    Minute counter aligned OK on mine. Will give it a day so see if it's a keeper - love the dial, just not used to the girth. She said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coot View Post
    Minute counter aligned OK on mine. Will give it a day so see if it's a keeper - love the dial, just not used to the girth. She said.
    You went for it then! Looks great. If mine had been right I think I'd have kept it.

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    Cant beat a panic buy - and the strap and buckle sit really well!

    It is a few mm thicker than I'd like but the dial is quite lovely.
    Will see what timekeeping is like after 24 hours as that's the only other reason it would be going back I think...

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    A quick release Barton strap makes it sit even better.



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    How do those pushers feel on the wrist? There's been quite a lot of comment on how far they appear to protrude, but doesn't sound like there's a problem.

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    I wear watches on the right side, no issue with pushers.

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    I really like that, lovely edition!

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    thats a very nice looking watch for sure

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    amazing piece, love the colou combo on the dial

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    Breitling have nailed their recent releases, at least those drawing on vintage designs.
    Colour combo on this is great and although the pushers look a bit ungainly, they stick out less distance than the crown so shouldn't be an issue even on the left wrist.

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    Iím afraid itís a big NO from me. Just hate the colours - makes it seem cheap.

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    I like it, especially the use of colour(!), not so sure about the co-branding and some of the text. At least itís a bit different.

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    A very unusual collaboration in my eyes, although I do like the colours of it. Makes a difference from their high end associations with Bentley


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    Why do I think Heuer? The sub-dials and logo, maybe? What's with In Benzin Veritas...and where have I seen a lightning bolt second hand before? Now Neil.C's 1965 version...that I like...a lot.

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    Breitling Top Time Deus

    Iím sticking with the vintage camp - the new releases are tempting, just not quite tempting enough.


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    ^^^

    That's really classy Colin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil.C View Post
    ^^^

    That's really classy Colin.
    Yeah it's a really nice example. Aside from the aged lume it might as well be new!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coot View Post


    Minute counter aligned OK on mine. Will give it a day so see if it's a keeper - love the dial, just not used to the girth. She said.
    The dial is really beautiful and that bit off the beaten track, personally I really like that.

    Is it a keeper?


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    Quote Originally Posted by dougjb View Post
    Mine arrived yesterday. It's much nicer in the flesh than in pictures, but would be nice if the hand on the minute subdial was actually alligned!!

    Seems strange it would escape the factory like that?

    Is there a procedure for aligning the sub dial hands, I know it isnít quartz, but wondered if the manual covered it.

    It could have taken a knock between the dealer and you I suppose, assuming it was posted to you.

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    Such a shame it has to go back but wow!! Itís a stunner I would love one of those m, very vintage with a modern twist. All these vintage new releases are great especially the Oris lineup at the moment.

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