The Breitling Watch Source Forums

Breitling Watch Information Forums, Navitimer, Chronomat
It is currently Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:18 pm

All times are UTC - 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 22 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2020 1:53 pm 
Offline
Contributing Member
Contributing Member

Joined: Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:59 am
Posts: 805
Likes: 292 posts
Liked in: 354 posts
Location: "The Big Apple"
Recently I put a few pieces up for sale in an effort to consolidate the collection. Of the five watches that i put up for sale four were from Breitling. People asked why, and I responded that there were too many watches that were not seeing enough wrist time. Only because I was asked to share, here are some of my pieces.

From left to right, On the top row is the Bremont Alt-1C/PW, than the Navitimer Cosmonaut, Both up for sale, the a Glashutte Original Senator Chrono, then my SuperOcean Heritage ll, also up for sale and then my Breitling 1915 which happens to be #1/1915, back when Breitling used to do individual numbers.

On the bottom row is my Breitling Premier wheels and waves edition, then an older Breitling Superocean XL (my first Brietling), a Breitling Navitimer Mechcanique, another Breitling SuperOcean XL and a Bronze Helberg

Image

Here are some of my Rolex's, the Batman is mine, the Hulk and Pepsi are my wife's, on the bottom is my Breitling Unitime, and a very special older Chronomat, a Limited edition of 25 pieces which had the Statue of Liberty embossed on the back, mine is #1/25.

Image

Here is a Navitimer Rattrapant, a Vacheron Fifty-Six annual calendar, an AP15500 in blue, my Rolex white Sky Dweller, Breitling Chronoliner with the B04 movement, and a 46mm Gold Navitimer with Black dial.

Image

Here are my JLC's, an Annual Calendar with Metorite dial, Polaris L.E. and a Sector Dial Chrono
ImageImageImage

Finally here are some of the watches that the wife can choose from, these are hers, Some Breitling Top Times, an older Premier, an original 1959 Navitimer, an older Cosmonaute and a JLC chrono that was mine for about 15 seconds until the sales person said it had a small strap on it!

Image



5 people like this post.
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:34 am 
Offline
Contributing Member
Contributing Member
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 21, 2007 11:05 am
Posts: 12620
Likes: 117 posts
Liked in: 55 posts
Location: Zagreb, Croatia
Just WOW! :lovesloves: :drool:



56scooter likes this post.
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2020 7:58 am 
Offline
Breitling Maniac
Breitling Maniac
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 24, 2013 1:42 pm
Posts: 1347
Likes: 1749 posts
Liked in: 1697 posts
Thanks for this post, Scot. There are some real gems there -- and, overall, it is just a fantastic assortment of pieces.

Also, picking up from your other thread -- your Blue Sky Navi is gorgeous. :wink:

Many thanks for taking the time to share your fantastic collection!

_________________
Cheers,
Jim



56scooter likes this post.
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2020 5:21 pm 
Offline
Breitling Maniac
Breitling Maniac
User avatar

Joined: Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:30 pm
Posts: 1497
Likes: 99 posts
Liked in: 59 posts
Location: Minnesota, USA
Incredible collection :bow: . I do have one thing in common with you, the white dialed 44mm Steelfish was my first Breitling (actually first nice watch) also. Been through quite a few since and only have one left, still would like to pick up a Navitimer again of some sort.

_________________
Chronospace EVO Night Mission
Colt Quartz 41mm
Chrono Jetstream



56scooter likes this post.
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2020 7:41 pm 
Offline
Forum Sponsor
Forum Sponsor
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 19, 2007 10:10 am
Posts: 3639
Likes: 14 posts
Liked in: 307 posts
Location: Wisconsin
Good to see the full collection Scot. Seeing your Breitlings is a reminder that sooner or later I need to get a Steelfish.

_________________
Justin
Please contact me via PM for the contact details for Govberg Jewelers
Govberg is an AD for over 50 fine Swiss and German watch brands.
Visit them on the web at http://www.govbergwatches.com or call 800-528-8463



56scooter likes this post.
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:18 am 
Offline
Breitling Fanatic
Breitling Fanatic
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:37 pm
Posts: 471
Likes: 1916 posts
Liked in: 704 posts
Location: Zagreb, Croatia
Awesome collection, it is really difficult to choose a daily wear with that many choices. I could see my self going back and forth to the exit door while my wife waits in the car :D

And for me - I would be more than happy with your wife's box :bow:



56scooter likes this post.
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2020 2:11 am 
Offline
Contributing Member
Contributing Member

Joined: Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:47 am
Posts: 1254
Likes: 9 posts
Liked in: 65 posts
Location: UK
Splendid SOTC, thank you. Can't help thinking that you need a Zenith in there!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2020 2:17 am 
Offline
Contributing Moderator
Contributing Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 24, 2007 11:39 am
Posts: 12793
Likes: 141 posts
Liked in: 494 posts
Location: UK
Great pieces in there Scot! :thumbsup:

_________________
Driver8

Site Moderator
Image



56scooter likes this post.
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2020 6:43 am 
Offline
Contributing Member
Contributing Member

Joined: Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:59 am
Posts: 805
Likes: 292 posts
Liked in: 354 posts
Location: "The Big Apple"
TomP wrote:
Splendid SOTC, thank you. Can't help thinking that you need a Zenith in there!


A Zenith is definitely in the works, have my eyes on one of two pieces. Either one of the two below would be my choice!

https://shop.******.com/collections/w ... 5036114959. or

https://topperjewelers.com/collections/ ... 05-51-c915


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2020 2:32 pm 
Offline
Contributing Member
Contributing Member

Joined: Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:47 am
Posts: 1254
Likes: 9 posts
Liked in: 65 posts
Location: UK
56scooter wrote:
TomP wrote:
Splendid SOTC, thank you. Can't help thinking that you need a Zenith in there!


A Zenith is definitely in the works, have my eyes on one of two pieces. Either one of the two below would be my choice!

https://shop.******.com/collections/wat ... 5036114959. or

https://topperjewelers.com/collections/ ... 05-51-c915


Excellent taste. I have one of the limited edition Tipo CP2s as @

https://www.********.com/articles/zenit ... ntroducing
or
https://www.fratellowatches.com/zenith- ... p-2-review

- so I would say that. It's one of my absolute favourite watches: 43mm but (as the reviews) observe it wears smaller due to the curved lugs; wonderful legibility; the El Primero movement etc.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2020 6:45 pm 
Offline
Breitling Maniac
Breitling Maniac
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 24, 2013 1:42 pm
Posts: 1347
Likes: 1749 posts
Liked in: 1697 posts
56scooter wrote:
TomP wrote:
Splendid SOTC, thank you. Can't help thinking that you need a Zenith in there!


A Zenith is definitely in the works, have my eyes on one of two pieces. Either one of the two below would be my choice!

https://shop.******.com/collections/wat ... 5036114959. or

https://topperjewelers.com/collections/ ... 05-51-c915


Some good choices!

When I was in the hunt for a Zenith, I was drawn to the 410 -- it's a beautiful chronograph. The thing is though, that that the "star" on the end of the chrono seconds hand sits right over the moonphase window, and pretty much obscures it. The workaround from a photo standpoint is to photograph it with the chrono seconds hand running, or to opt for angles that minimize this fact. For me personally, I decided that this would drive me nuts over time -- so, sadly, I decided against the 410. But, it is indeed a really nice Zenith.

I'm surprised that the Cronometro is no longer in the Zenith catalogue. For a while there, Zenith had some really nice versions of this one. The one you're thinking of is certainly a great version, as well.

Don't know if you've seen the Zenith Defy in action -- it is a true horological marvel. Really amazing. It's one you really have to see in action to believe it!

The one Zenith I still think about is the Pilot Extra Special, in either the time-only or chronograph versions. 45mm is pretty substantial, but I really am drawn to these models -- very cool!

_________________
Cheers,
Jim


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2020 7:58 pm 
Offline
Breitling Enthusiast
Breitling Enthusiast

Joined: Wed Sep 28, 2016 6:33 pm
Posts: 23
Likes: 5 posts
Liked in: 1 post
Location: NYC
Wow, just wow - incredible collection... I can only imagine some of the stories that must be tied to some of these pieces - proud to be the owner of one of the Breitling Backpacks you sold a few years ago, haha!



56scooter likes this post.
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:29 am 
Offline
Breitling Enthusiast
Breitling Enthusiast

Joined: Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:10 am
Posts: 15
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 1 post
Your collection is mind blowing! Wow thanks for sharing.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:50 am 
Offline
Breitling Fanatic
Breitling Fanatic

Joined: Wed May 09, 2012 2:42 am
Posts: 207
Likes: 140 posts
Liked in: 159 posts
Speechless!!! Thanks for posting, I'd be happy with anyone of those in my collection. The Chronoliner has been on my radar since it's release, so hopefully, sometime this year I can put that right.
P.S. do you ever 'nick' any of your other-halfs?


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:40 pm 
Offline
King of Ling
King of Ling

Joined: Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:58 pm
Posts: 2734
Likes: 5 posts
Liked in: 39 posts
Very nice!!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  

Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 22 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 38 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
 




Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group