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 Post subject: Got The Breitling Bug
PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:28 pm 
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I want a GMT and have been looking at The Super Ocean, Avenger ll and the Colt. I don't know much about the Colt. Is this sort of a "junior" Breitling? At first I had misgivings about the Super Ocean too, just because Breitling is so closely tied to aviation. Then after reading the history I realize it's a serious offering. So, I guess right now the Avenger ll and the Super Ocean are neck and neck, but I want to learn more about the Colt. I'd like for it to be 43mm or less because I don't care for the bigger watches on me. They look good on others. I can't get used to them on my own arm is all.
What do you more experienced "Breit guys and gals" think?

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:52 pm 
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From my own experience, the Avenger GMT is the one I'd go for, nice slim case & very wearable 43mm case. If you have a look around they can be bought at good discounts from AD's or some great prices in the pre-owned market. Colt's are nice too though as long as they are automatic movements. Hope you find the 'one'.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:18 pm 
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There is a lot of Breitling Colts. The Colt series seems to be a little lower in price and may have a slightly simpler design/finishing. Here is some more info: http://www.breitlingsource.com/models/colt.html

I have a Breitling Colt Chronograph II (among other watches) and I really like it. It is "super quartz", basically it means the quartz movement is much more accurate than normal quartz. Mine runs about 3-4 seconds slow a year, I guess. The way they manage to do this is to make the temperature of the (high end) quartz itself more stable than in a normal quartz watch.

And if you choose a quartz watch with a chronograph you will not really notice the second hand ticking, since the second hand will be on a small sub-dial.


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The Avengers GMT would be my pick due to reachability. But I’m sure you’ll make the best decision for yourself


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