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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:58 am 
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Hi All,

Please follow the link below to my review, and loads of pictures, of the brilliant, and yet outgoing, four year calendar Montbrillant Olympus.

http://www.andrewmichaels.co.uk/amj/mon ... -my-review

As always any comments and constructive criticisms are always welcome.

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ricardo, today i was found your reviews - thanks a lot for your time, great information and so pretty photos!

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Thank You Mike,

I appreciate your kind words.

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Nice review Ricardo.

Interesting you mention the low crown on these - the Navitimer Olympus you had (and I also owned) has the same "feature" which, as I'm sure you know, is just a product of the B19 movement being modular - i.e. it's a modified ETA 2892 with the calendar and chronograph module bolted on top. Hence the pushpieces (associated with the chrono module on top) are not aligned with the crown as that is attached to the lower 2892. Misaligned pushers with the crown are always a good indication of a modular (as opposed to an integrated) movement.

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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2011 8:20 pm 
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What a great review of a wonderful Breitling. I read it with fascinating curiosity about this mechanical wonder and I learned a lot. Thanks ricardo!

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Driver8 wrote:
Nice review Ricardo.

Interesting you mention the low crown on these - the Navitimer Olympus you had (and I also owned) has the same "feature" which, as I'm sure you know, is just a product of the B19 movement being modular - i.e. it's a modified ETA 2892 with the calendar and chronograph module bolted on top. Hence the pushpieces (associated with the chrono module on top) are not aligned with the crown as that is attached to the lower 2892. Misaligned pushers with the crown are always a good indication of a modular (as opposed to an integrated) movement.


That's great information Mr Driver.

I was aware of it. It's amazing just how deep the calendar module makes the Olympus models. It's a shame it makes the crown dig into the top of the hand because other than that it is a very comfortable watch to wear.

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What a great review of a wonderful Breitling. I read it with fascinating curiosity about this mechanical wonder and I learned a lot. Thanks ricardo!


You're very welcome Alex.

I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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:wowzers ricardo, what an interesting and detailed review this is. Not only for the Olly itself but for mechanical watches and complications as well. I really appreciate your posting and your time.

You should issue an annual "Breitling reviews", I'm sure it would be an instant hit over here.

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That watch is stunning, nice pictures too!


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Hi Very enjoyable and informative read... I am on the fence whether to buy a Navitimer, Monbrilliant maybe the Datora or Heritage I was leaning to but I must say this watch is stunning..... hmmmm food for thought and I was with Sam last week! :)


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Thanks for Your kind words Gents.

Makes all the hard work worth while.

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FYI, this review moved to this location if anyone is trying to find it:

http://www.andrewmichaels.co.uk/blog/montbrillant-olympus-my-review/


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ricardo very nice watch and photos!
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nikif1 wrote:
ricardo very nice watch and photos!
Thanks !


Thanks for the review, very helpful and some beautiful photographs.


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Eloquent review for an elegant watch. I had one of these and now another member here gets to enjoy it. Too bad Breiting discontinued it a couple years ago.


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