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      02-10-2018, 10:04 AM   #67
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Some very nice watches on here, thanks for posting the pics. I'm new to Breitling for the most part, so nice to see all the different models. By coincidence, I just came across this while looking into tools for a band resize - kind of a Breitling errata (but totally cringe-worthy, so it gets one of those 'trigger warnings' ):

http://forums.watchuseek.com/f423/ne...y-4617457.html
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      02-13-2018, 06:09 PM   #69
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As promised, though a bit late.
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Anyone have a view around the new ceo and strategy of breityling and what it means for the brand and value of the watches?
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. Great watch just traddd it for my new DJ41. I just learned how to use the bezel for currency, multiplication and division too lol
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      03-09-2018, 09:47 AM   #72
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. Great watch just traddd it for my new DJ41. I just learned how to use the bezel for currency, multiplication and division too lol
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I really want a navitimer with white face and brown leather band.
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      03-12-2018, 09:00 AM   #74
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Anyone have a view around the new ceo and strategy of breityling and what it means for the brand and value of the watches?
Kern is obviously a smart and talented CEO. He knows the watch business.

I think the intent to move toward simpler watches and a streamlined catalog is probably a smart one. Navitimer chronos are classic, but not every Breitling chrono needs to have a half-dozen different chapter ring markings.

Their aimed price bracket (~$3500-~$9K) is a smart move, too. Even with in-house movements, Breitling doesn't have the cache of Patek or A. Lange or others to command 5 digit prices, honestly.

We'll see how it actually works out, but I like the direction they're headed, although I think $3800 for the 3-hand Navi 8 with the ETA2824 in it is a bit over-inflated.
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      03-21-2018, 12:46 PM   #75
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About as big as I can pull off on my Michael J Fox sized wrist.
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      03-21-2018, 01:25 PM   #76
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yesterday at basel they released a 38mm Navitimer 1... first breitling I've been excited about in a long time. You can see it on their instagram account.
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      03-21-2018, 08:19 PM   #77
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yesterday at basel they released a 38mm Navitimer 1... first breitling I've been excited about in a long time. You can see it on their instagram account.
It's 41mm, which is still fine. Might be my next pickup. I don't like watches larger than 42mm.

https://www.ablogtowatch.com/breitli...raph-41-watch/
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yesterday at basel they released a 38mm Navitimer 1... first breitling I've been excited about in a long time. You can see it on their instagram account.
It's 41mm, which is still fine. Might be my next pickup. I don't like watches larger than 42mm.

https://www.ablogtowatch.com/breitli...raph-41-watch/
From Breitling's official Instagram. I think we're talking about different pieces. This will come with blue face too which I think will be my first Breitling
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yesterday at basel they released a 38mm Navitimer 1... first breitling I've been excited about in a long time. You can see it on their instagram account.
It's 41mm, which is still fine. Might be my next pickup. I don't like watches larger than 42mm.

https://www.ablogtowatch.com/breitli...raph-41-watch/
From Breitling's official Instagram. I think we're talking about different pieces. This will come with blue face too which I think will be my first Breitling
And here's the blue! I've been wanting a blue watch but I refuse to wear larger than 38mm so I'm looking forward to this one
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From Breitling's official Instagram. I think we're talking about different pieces. This will come with blue face too which I think will be my first Breitling
that color combo looks awesome, but the hands are mismatched. Minute hand is too narrow compared to hour's.
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From Breitling's official Instagram. I think we're talking about different pieces. This will come with blue face too which I think will be my first Breitling
that color combo looks awesome, but the hands are mismatched. Minute hand is too narrow compared to hour's.
Damn now the mini minute hand is going to bother me... hadn't noticed that.
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Differently sized (width) hands is not an unusual design element in watches. Nothing to let bother you, IMO.
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      06-23-2018, 08:54 AM   #83
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      06-23-2018, 01:03 PM   #84
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My Chronomat, a college graduation gift back when two-tone gold and steel with mother-of-pearl dial was a bit more in fashion...



Also, it's far smaller than most current Breitlings.
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      08-03-2019, 10:02 AM   #86
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Iíve been wanting a Breitling trans ocean for years but I canít bring myself to drop 5k on a watch. Theyíre so nice though
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Breitling carries the usefulness of a circular sliderule. After all, they all keep time.

As a professional Aviator is was a backup to calculate fuel weights, time of flight in holding, etc. It's crisp style would make easy reading in low light conditions.

That said they are over priced as new. My Seiko Chronometer does all that at 10% the price. Alas it does not have the cachet of being mechanical. And.......I still want a Breitling !
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I have a Breitling to add to the greater collection as well -- 40mm SuperOcean Heritage... loved the mesh bracelet.
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