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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:33 am 
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enough lovely options for the next decade ;)


I'm suddenly more optimistic about the Top Time... :wink:

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More optimistic about everything Breitling at the moment

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Between this and the Premier, I’m anxious to see what else will be unveiled. I had to laugh since over on the Rolex forums they feel that the Navitimer is overpriced. One person suggested it’s 2000-2500 more than it should be.

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well, considering how tough a crowd they are, feedback there is actually surprisingly good?


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well, considering how tough a crowd they are, feedback there is actually surprisingly good?


It has been very positive over there although it’s a small sample size. The Breitling forum on there is usually a ghost town but maybe it’ll change with more releases like this.

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DAMNIT! Now I have to upgrade my standar B01 Navi!!!!

Nice retro offering! Kudos to new Breitling management and Fred for his invaluable influence!!!!!!! :lingsrock: :lingsrock: :lingsrock: :lingsrock: :lingsrock: :lingsrock: :lingsrock:

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I had to laugh since over on the Rolex forums they feel that the Navitimer is overpriced.


We all know that the majority of the individuals on the Rolex forum have drank the Rolex Kool Aid a long time ago!

If I was to post this comment there, I would be immediately banned! At least on this forum you are allowed to have constructive discussions of watches regardless of your allegiance to a particular brand!


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At least on this forum you are allowed to have constructive discussions of watches regardless of your allegiance to a particular brand!

And of course you have your wonderfully tolerant Moderators here to thank for that! :wink: :lol: :lol:

No, in all seriousness, the "freedom of speech" we have here with regards to watches (by all brands) is one of the things that has kept me coming back over the last 12 years. This is just a general comment (and not directed at any other place) but I've never really seen the point of a forum or FB group only allowing sycophantic "love-in" comments. Everyone has an opinion and as long as it's expressed in a constructive, or at least respectful, manner then I think that's a healthy thing to have. Plus it inspires discussion, and discussion is the lifeblood of forums IMO.

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well, haven't read anything similar on RolexForums ever:

""I own a daytona, and this thing blows it away in every way. First, this Navi is actually legible, looks to be an excellent and hand-wound movement, and has real heritage, not just something that is famous because the salad dressing guy wore it. Indeed, Omega with their coming 321 release and this Navi, the reality is Rolex has not been that exciting to be recently. Can you imagine if they did something like what Breitling just did with the Navi to the Daytona, now that something worth getting excited about. Like a Daytona 6263 reissue! "

guy hasn't been banned or crucified yet, overall responses are quite similar actually.



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well, haven't read anything similar on RolexForums ever:

""I own a daytona, and this thing blows it away in every way. First, this Navi is actually legible, looks to be an excellent and hand-wound movement, and has real heritage, not just something that is famous because the salad dressing guy wore it. Indeed, Omega with their coming 321 release and this Navi, the reality is Rolex has not been that exciting to be recently. Can you imagine if they did something like what Breitling just did with the Navi to the Daytona, now that something worth getting excited about. Like a Daytona 6263 reissue! "

guy hasn't been banned or crucified yet, overall responses are quite similar actually.


I'm actually shocked that nobody has called this guy crazy yet but I think most of the Rolex fanatics aren't going on the Breitling sub forum.

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I think most of the Rolex fanatics aren't going on the Breitling sub forum.


Exactly Justin, very few Rolex enthusiasts visit the Breitling sub forum, so few that they was a movement not too long ago to remove it completely and replace it with another brand!


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First video I've seen of the 806 1959.

Good to see it "moving" in a video, but unfortunately we're also treated to Ariel Adams' usual lack of knowledge in the voiceover. Apparently it's a "relatively good authentic homage", with a dial "inspired by the original from 1959". :roll:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfOvfTCH38w

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This is a beautiful watch. Congratulations Breitling. Nice work.
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Hi everyone,
Apparently I'll be one of the 1959 to have the steel version.
Can't wait for it!
It'll be by far my most expensive and special watch.



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rather nice review of the 806 Re-Edition on monochrome yesterday:
https://monochrome-watches.com/breitlin ... iew-price/

"You have to take your hat off to Breitling, and to Kern specifically. Not only has he been listening to the brand’s customers but he’s also pulling out all the stops to give them exactly what they’re asking for. It would have been far easier to create a homage piece that used an existing movement, dial, etc. Instead, Breitling chose to dive into its archives, work with a passionate and knowledgeable collector and recreate something genuinely cool. I have no doubt all 1,959 pieces will sell out. This is a really great watch. It’s comfortable, it looks good, it’s reasonably priced and it has genuine appeal for collectors and enthusiasts alike. I just didn’t expect to be saying that about a Breitling watch."


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