The Breitling Watch Source Forums

Breitling Watch Information Forums, Navitimer, Chronomat
 
It is currently Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:36 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 24 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Chronomat Flying Fish
PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:04 pm 
Offline
Breitling Enthusiast
Breitling Enthusiast

Joined: Mon Jul 23, 2012 4:57 pm
Posts: 83
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 0 post
I am new to these boards and luxury watches in general! For the last 2.5 years I have been looking at watches and trying to figure out what a good starter watch I should get. I honestly went to the AD's 100 times to try on everything from Tag all the way to Rolex. For one reason or another I decided the flying fish was the best watch for me. It looks awesome and has the B01 movement. Not sure about the other movements but so far its accurate and the power reserve lives up to its name. I am really scared to put it under water though!!! Overall this watch is awesome, feels great and looks good. People tell me that for the 6k I paid I could have got a better watch but honestly I do not think that is the case. Im really happy with this model and hopefully I will overcome the small fear and put the thing under water!!!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 6:10 pm 
Offline
Breitling Enthusiast
Breitling Enthusiast

Joined: Sat Mar 19, 2011 1:56 pm
Posts: 60
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 0 post
:uselesspics:

_________________
911monty

SOSF
SOP


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:06 pm 
Offline
Breitling Enthusiast
Breitling Enthusiast

Joined: Mon Jul 23, 2012 4:57 pm
Posts: 83
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 0 post
I mean I'll take pics tomorrow but I'm guessing since this a breitling forum people know what is what? I could be wrong though.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:10 pm 
Offline
Breitling Enthusiast
Breitling Enthusiast

Joined: Mon Jul 23, 2012 4:57 pm
Posts: 83
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 0 post
Some pics.


You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:27 pm 
Offline
Breitling Fanatic
Breitling Fanatic

Joined: Wed May 09, 2012 2:42 am
Posts: 158
Likes: 104 posts
Liked in: 117 posts
Please, don't fret, just check pushers & crown are firmly screwed down, and get that watch IMMERSED. It'll be fine, honest.
My favourite Chronomat BTW, it really is stunning in the flesh IMO. Congratulations.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:10 pm 
Offline
Breitling Connoisseur
Breitling Connoisseur
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 25, 2012 3:44 am
Posts: 682
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 1 post
Don't listen to others. You got a badass watch. The movement in it is incredible, the family is legendary, and it is meant to get wet.

For other outings, you may also want to get a Pilot bracelet. I have read and been told by numerous members that it is the finest of bracelets.

And as far as getting wet, it was made for saturation diving so it will absolutely handle whatever water you throw at it (minus steaming it over a pot of boiling water, perhaps)...it was even named after the most extreme freediver in the world.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:50 pm 
Offline
Contributing Moderator
Contributing Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 24, 2007 11:39 am
Posts: 12465
Likes: 92 posts
Liked in: 330 posts
Location: UK
FlyingFish44 wrote:
People tell me that for the 6k I paid I could have got a better watch

Yeah and I bet those people know jack about watches and all said, "You could've got a Rolex instead"! :lol:

The Flying Fish is a great watch - the best Chronomat 01 variant out there IMO - with a full in-house chronograph movement. "Better" is a hugely subjective word in the world of watches, so if you like the look (which you obviosuly do), then you've got the best watch for you. Plus the movement is damn fine too - and there's a lot of watchmakers out there who don't have their own in-house chronograph movement.

I think it's a great watch! :thumbsup:

_________________
Driver8

Site Moderator
Image


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:41 pm 
Offline
Breitling Enthusiast
Breitling Enthusiast

Joined: Mon Jul 23, 2012 4:57 pm
Posts: 83
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 0 post
So far I still love this watch! I did ding it a little as I wear it everyday but you can't really notice unless you stair at it! I've done even more research on watches as its my new little hobby and it comes
Down to this... Breitling is by far my favorite.
Other watch companies have crazy price points for their good offerings. I like how breitling you can get one of their best models for about 6k give or take.

Panerai- way too much for a decent model.
Zenith - way too much for a decent model
Rolex - not for me! Also the submariner is the only one in a similar price range
IWC - Jesus those are outrageously priced
Ulyse Nardin - I will buy the maxi marine one day for sure!!!
Breitling - will get another super ocean heritage in blue!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:58 pm 
Offline
Contributing Moderator
Contributing Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jul 27, 2007 5:09 am
Posts: 36521
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 485 posts
Location: Ontario, Canada
FlyingFish44 wrote:
Zenith - way too much for a decent model


:huh


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:57 pm 
Offline
Breitling Enthusiast
Breitling Enthusiast

Joined: Mon Jul 23, 2012 4:57 pm
Posts: 83
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 0 post
Roffensian wrote:
FlyingFish44 wrote:
Zenith - way too much for a decent model


:huh



Yea the el primo is about 10k give or take a few hundred. Thats 4k more than a Breitling. Im just estimating but its really in that ballpark.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:06 pm 
Offline
Contributing Moderator
Contributing Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jul 27, 2007 5:09 am
Posts: 36521
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 485 posts
Location: Ontario, Canada
FlyingFish44 wrote:
Roffensian wrote:
FlyingFish44 wrote:
Zenith - way too much for a decent model


:huh



Yea the el primo is about 10k give or take a few hundred. Thats 4k more than a Breitling. Im just estimating but its really in that ballpark.



Well give or take a few thousand.

Captain comes in at under $7,500 - not bad for a high beat movement. Add a flyback for under $8,000, same for the retrotimer. Heck the three hand Captain lists for $5,000.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:23 pm 
Offline
Breitling Enthusiast
Breitling Enthusiast

Joined: Mon Jul 23, 2012 4:57 pm
Posts: 83
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 0 post
Roffensian wrote:
FlyingFish44 wrote:
Yea the el primo is about 10k give or take a few hundred. Thats 4k more than a Breitling. Im just estimating but its really in that ballpark.



Well give or take a few thousand.

Captain comes in at under $7,500 - not bad for a high beat movement. Add a flyback for under $8,000, same for the retrotimer. Heck the three hand Captain lists for $5,000.


I only like the el primo from them. Are they considered a better brand than breitling?


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:39 pm 
Offline
Breitling Connoisseur
Breitling Connoisseur
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 25, 2012 3:44 am
Posts: 682
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 1 post
FlyingFish44 wrote:
So far I still love this watch! I did ding it a little as I wear it everyday but you can't really notice unless you stair at it! I've done even more research on watches as its my new little hobby and it comes
Down to this... Breitling is by far my favorite.
Other watch companies have crazy price points for their good offerings. I like how breitling you can get one of their best models for about 6k give or take.

Panerai- way too much for a decent model.
Zenith - way too much for a decent model
Rolex - not for me! Also the submariner is the only one in a similar price range
IWC - Jesus those are outrageously priced
Ulyse Nardin - I will buy the maxi marine one day for sure!!!
Breitling - will get another super ocean heritage in blue!


I think a lot of it is personal preference. I like Breitling far more than Rolex. But hey, a Casio is multiple orders of magnitude more accurate than the best autos, so it all comes down to what the buyer wants. :)

The heritage of the Flying Fish is really cool. The guy who this watch was made after is as badass of a diver as they come...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KGfBIdP ... ature=plcp

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eM8RW464 ... ature=plcp

His goal is to exceed the 1,000 foot mark on a free dive. The training, and physical and psychological conditioning that goes into something as such is unreal

and his infamous, toilet dive.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSJ5YrsG ... ature=plcp


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:49 pm 
Offline
Contributing Member
Contributing Member

Joined: Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:46 pm
Posts: 1232
Likes: 4 posts
Liked in: 18 posts
Location: NSW, Australia
nickzac wrote:
FlyingFish44 wrote:

lol


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:43 am 
Offline
Contributing Moderator
Contributing Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 24, 2007 11:39 am
Posts: 12465
Likes: 92 posts
Liked in: 330 posts
Location: UK
FlyingFish44 wrote:
I only like the el primo from them. Are they considered a better brand than breitling?

"Better" is a highly subjective word. That said (and despite Breitling claims that the B01 is the "best chronograph movement in the world") the El Primero is arguably considered as the finest chronograph movement around today. In terms of the brand in general, then as Roff will attest, they have been known to have a few QC issues at times.... but then there are a few people here who could say the same about Breitling. It's all swings and roundabouts really.

_________________
Driver8

Site Moderator
Image


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  

Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 24 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


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