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    Show your Breitling

    After me falling out of love with the Breitling Iíve now found my passion for them again. Canít seem to find a show thread so Iíd thought I would try and ignite everyoneís passion again.




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    My only remaining Breitling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kippax View Post
    After me falling out of love with the Breitling Iíve now found my passion for them again. Canít seem to find a show thread so Iíd thought I would try and ignite everyoneís passion again.




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    Looks great! It was a SC post for a Night Mission that led to me trying to find a suitable canvas strap for my old Avantage - managed to track this one down and it's given the watch a new lease of life for the summer


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    Love my Avenger Hurricane 45mm, hard as nails and light as a feather


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    Love all the different functions of my B1


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kippax View Post
    After me falling out of love with the Breitling Iíve now found my passion for them again. Canít seem to find a show thread so Iíd thought I would try and ignite everyoneís passion again.




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    Great watch. Absolutely love the Night Mission Aerospace... hands down the best variant of the model for me. You take a good picture.

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    The more Ďinstrumentsí or Ďtoolsí the Breitling is, the better it looks to me. My all time favourite Breitling is the Blackbird from 2004. Iíve never owned one, I would like to, all that followed it with that subdued finish have appealed to me on one level or another.

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    Only the two:



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    Quote Originally Posted by Linc View Post


    Love all the different functions of my B1


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    one of my favourites
    Last edited by MartynJC (UK); 8th May 2021 at 22:52.

    "Time is an illusion, lunchtime doubly soĒ. HHGTTG


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    My one and only.




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    Hereís mine



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    I totally regret selling this vintage Breitling...


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    Quote Originally Posted by JPE View Post
    My one and only.



    Snap! Itís been my go-to summer wear watch for a few years now on the ocean racer



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    Another steelfish


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    Old style SteelFish was extremely popular watch back in the day. I wonder why they discontinued it. I thought it was a good seller.

    While the successor (ref A17392D8.C910.211S) was a nice watch somehow I always felt it was a huge downgrade. The dial was less interesting... I like the concentric circles on the old version.

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    just the one,

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    I think this was my first purchase in 1997-ish since buying a GMT-Master in '81.............

    Great for world travel and so light (75gm?), but titanium bracelet marks quite easily.


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    My only one, but a great way of diversifying a mechanical watch collection.

    Still love it

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    first " proper" watch a 2006 super ocean , still in my collection

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    Over the years i have always had a bit of a soft spot for Breitlings, my first was a hand winding Top Time for my 21st unfortunately i sold it broken long before i realised its true worth.

    My second was a Superocean which was around the time i joined here.



    This i traded with a member on here for my third a Chronomat.



    and then i traded that for my fourth and current an Avenger Seawolf II.



    I do have a urge for a B1 powered Chrono or even possibly a Navitimer but that will have to wait.

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    A bit of an oldie from me.


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    I donít currently have one but a Breitling was my first expensive watch purchase... my gateway if you will. Not my picture but was this

    Iíve also had this

    And this

    I always fancied a Headwind and a Steelfish.

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    Of all the watches to come and go this is one of those I miss most

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    Quote Originally Posted by colin t View Post
    A bit of an oldie from me.

    Thatís rather like the one I had only on a black strap


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    I must wear it again soon!

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    Vintage and modern...






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    Quote Originally Posted by geordie View Post
    Snap! Itís been my go-to summer wear watch for a few years now on the ocean racer


    Looks great on the rubber strap. Iím toying with getting one for mine.

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    Had a few (the coral one twice):









    Currently, this one is looking like a long-termer.


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    Navitimer 125th Anniversary.


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    My 0816.
    Well beaten up.
    Worn with much love.


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    Quote Originally Posted by unclealec View Post
    My 0816.
    Well beaten up.
    Worn with much love.

    There's a crack in it

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    One of my better posts. Two arses for the price of one.

    I appear within that issue of Mayfair; my cronies always say that they have never seen so many tits on one page.

    Apolpogies for dragging this thread down to my level.
    Last edited by unclealec; 10th May 2021 at 14:42.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unclealec View Post

    I appear within that issue of Mayfair; .
    During your modelling days Alec?
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    During my Riley driving days, Neil. I only ever bought Mayfair for the classic car content........

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    Thought I was on the wrong part of the forum for a minute.
    Back on theme - still a big fan of the aerospace.


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    Actually, The Breitling Appreciation Thread runs to 26 pages, so is a bit hard to miss!

    However, since I'm here I'll play...

    I'm a big Breitling fan, having owned 5 of which three remain in my collection.

    The first was this Breitling SuperOcean Steelfish X-Plus, which was my first £1k-plus watch purchase. A shame that it turned out to be a fake...



    Next was a Skyland Avenger, bought from a forum member via Sales Corner, which is still with me.





    The third was my yellow dial Avenger Seawolf II, also bought through this forum and also still in my watch box.



    No. 4 was this Navitimer World, bought new from a dealer in Italy and again, a permanent fixture for me.



    The final Breitling I bought turned out to be the only one I didn't enjoy. The Aerospace Avantage is something of a forum darling and when I saw this one advertised by an Austrian dealer on Chrono24 I felt I had to have it. Unfortunately for me the reality just didn't match up to the hype, so it went.



    Simon

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    Really need to add a yellow Seawolf to the collection!

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    Aviator 8

    My gorgeous new daily wearer

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    Last edited by colonel; 11th May 2021 at 09:52.

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    another Miss / Mr Photogenic...








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    Quote Originally Posted by seikomatic View Post
    another Miss / Mr Photogenic...







    Great photos. This is my favourite pic of mine

    https://i.imgur.com/VSxPYKj.jpg

    Simon

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    Miss this one, was a great one watch other than the WR, but didnít fit well into a rotation with the fiddly date. First world problem!



    Love the yellow seawolf photos every time they crop up - then google the thickness..

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    I really really need to get a battery in this
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    Quote Originally Posted by unclealec View Post
    During my Riley driving days, Neil. I only ever bought Mayfair for the classic car content........
    That's what they all say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil.C View Post
    That's what they all say.
    Going somewhat off topic, but I have a bit of a collection of gentleman's relaxation pamphlets from the 60's and 70's, and I have to say that they are about as erotic as an average knitting pattern. If I'd not looked through them I'd not believe it, but having done so I'd be a lot more convinced by someone that said they'd bought them for the motoring content than someone that claims they bought them for the titillation.

    Back on topic, does anyone have a Cosmonaute? I've always fancied a 24 hour dial.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gyp View Post

    Back on topic, does anyone have a Cosmonaute? I've always fancied a 24 hour dial.

    I always said that a Cosmonaut would be my end game, itís a watch I have wanted since I was a kid.
    I bought the Sinn version from SC earlier this year and whilst it has scratched the cosmonaut itch, it has not cured me of this illness.


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    Quote Originally Posted by njr911 View Post
    I really really need to get a battery in this
    Trivial to do so yourself if you feel inclined, I seldom open up any of my dive watches for obvious reasons but the Aerospace is a straightforward affair and has no pretensions about being massively waterproof

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    Quote Originally Posted by geordie View Post
    Trivial to do so yourself if you feel inclined, I seldom open up any of my dive watches for obvious reasons but the Aerospace is a straightforward affair and has no pretensions about being massively waterproof
    I'd certainly advise against sensing it to Breitling as, if they've not seen it for a while, they will insist that they can only change the battery as part of a full service.

    I've got a set of Breitling back removal tools if required!

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