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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:21 pm 
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Well I for one hope this works out.


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Geez, I take a break from the site for a while and come back to this discussion! Hmmmm.

D8, What time line were you thinking about for a finished product? I may be interested if it's after the first of the year. Watch funds are non-existant right now.

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It will certainly be after the first if the year, Scott. I'd guess well after.

Come on! Let's get some more members to rally around this project.


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I hope it works out too. I know we've experienced times in the past when people have dropped out due to design issues, and I'm sure that'll be the case here, but if there is a strong secondary market, BSource board numbers may not deter completion of the project. I'm not going to be super picky on design if that helps but certainly have preferences :wink:

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I hope it works out too. I know we've experienced times in the past when people have dropped out due to design issues, and I'm sure that'll be the case here, but if there is a strong secondary market, BSource board numbers may not deter completion of the project. I'm not going to be super picky on design if that helps but certainly have preferences :wink:



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Sounds cool. I was just on their website some good looking watches. Count me in...!

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Apologies again for the delay guys - I should be back to my normal forum attendance next week! I've fired off a mail to Crepas to ask a few of the questions from my last post - i.e. what happens to any watches that we don't sell on here.... which as it stands looks like about 90% of the total run! :lol: , etc. I'll see what they come back with, and feedback it back to you guys.

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Geez, I take a break from the site for a while and come back to this discussion! Hmmmm.

D8, What time line were you thinking about for a finished product? I may be interested if it's after the first of the year. Watch funds are non-existant right now.

Yes Scott, as Sharky said this will DEFINITELY be next year, and possibly a way into it.

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Here's a few examples of vintage dive watches to give you some ideas of styling cues. I wouldn't expect the final watch to look exactly like any of these : the pictures are more to give a flavour of retro divers. There's a mixture of both chronographs and non-chronos here. Personally I think it'd be nice to take a few styling cues from Wakmann's vintage divers given the association of Breitling and Wakmann over the years.

http://forums.watchuseek.com/attachment ... kmann2.jpg

http://i.ebayimg.com/t/70s-Wakmann-Two- ... ~60_35.JPG

http://i62.servimg.com/u/f62/14/62/28/39/certin11.jpg

http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Vintage-Certina- ... ~60_35.JPG

http://forums.watchuseek.com/attachment ... star_1.jpg

http://calibre11.wpengine.netdna-cdn.co ... avia33.jpg

http://static.squarespace.com/static/4f ... 9061/1000w

http://www.afinewatch.com/images/nivagrenchronking2.JPG

As worn by Richard Drefuss as Hooper in Jaws :wink: -
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_uc3YS2anmFs/S ... 020905.JPG

And here is a modern interpretation of a vintage dive watch by Aquadive to give an idea of what retro styling can turn out like :thumbsup: -
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-VrGJACi2cdg/T ... _pic23.JPG

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I have the Tektite and the fit and finish is awesome…I'd seriously consider one...


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Thanks for the info Mr Diver.

If the final version looked like the Aquadiver with Broadarrow hour hand, orange anodised minute hand, orange anodised crown, sapphire bezel and a mesh bracelet it would be perfect for me.

Finally, the more the WR the better.

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OK, so I am slowly "catching up" after my absence and have a few thoughts about this project.

I bought one of the first BreitlingSource LE's (and still own it!), but didn't care for LE #2, so I didn't buy one of those. But with that, I would be lying if I didn't say my interest is ....well......lets just say, you have my attension!

On the design aspect. I think that the retro look is OK, but not my first choice. I would like to see design elements that would really make this a special LE, not just a take off from Omega, Rolex or (fill in your favorite). By this I don't mean a zebra striped dial and a neon red strap, but something that stands out and would make the fan boys foam at the mouth. First thought was a blue bezel under a saphire ring (if that is possible), with a black textured dial. A little touch of "hey look at me" but plenty of "business casual". And if were talking about a real DIVER, no cluttered dials or bezels. Lets make it functional.

So depending on design and of course cost...I am tenatively IN.

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I'm hoping we can take a few cues from this beauty...
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=43566

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jimbob wrote:
I'm hoping we can take a few cues from this beauty...
http://www.breitlingsource.com/phpBB2/v ... =5&t=43566

yes, thought too this would be nice, though it would involve modifying a movement, afraid this might be a bit much.


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http://forums.watchuseek.com/attachment ... kmann2.jpg

And here is a modern interpretation of a vintage dive watch by Aquadive to give an idea of what retro styling can turn out like :thumbsup: -
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-VrGJACi2cdg/T ... _pic23.JPG[/quote]


---I like the two above to take some ideas from. Chrono or non-Chrono????

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jimbob wrote:
I'm hoping we can take a few cues from this beauty...
http://www.breitlingsource.com/phpBB2/v ... =5&t=43566

GORGEOUS!!!

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