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Discussion in 'Watches' started by Lee1959, Jun 29, 2006.
analog,chronograph,tritium,titanium- ball hydrocarbon engineer.
Opinions on Breitling? Well, Im a fan. Ive "collected" three in the past 12 years : an old Navitimer (automatic analog, of course), Chronomat (automatic analog as well) and a Colt Chrono (analog quartz). I have been wearing the Chronomat from 1995-2002 on a daily basis. It was then "replaced" by my new EDC watch, the Old Navitimer. Ive been wearing that one almost constantly since then, and I love it. Of course, Breitling claims that the quartz watches are about 60 times more accurate than the automatic watches. And yes, I have to set them back (is that the term?) about two minutes every few weeks. Its not really fun, yet its part of owning an automatic watch-unless one is willing to get it serviced on a regular basis. And Im afraid that would get a tad expensive! So yeah-Im willing to live with that.
Other than that though, I really like them. I cant really say how tough they are, as I try to baby them. But Im pretty sure they are very durable watches.
Congrats and enjoy. Oh, and Id say wear the Breitling and retire the Rolex! ;D
TSAR for me..
Luminox watches, Seiko kinetics and swiss army renegade watch for me.
VINTAGE - Bulova Accutron ( Railroad Certified ) !
Anything with good tritium.
I have always preferred digital watches, no question.
I like the multitude of functions, the accuracy. I don't like to have to count on tiny parts working in synch.
I have not had a solar powered watch yet, but I like the idea of not being dependent on battery life. Rather like having a sailboat and sailing for free all the time as opposed to having a motorboat and having to keep it always fueled if it's going to work for you. So I plan to get a Casio G-Shock with "Tough Solar" power, though I don't know when, or which model. (I despise the ones that receive the atomic clock signal. Too complex.)
So lately I wear a simple $19 Casio -- I think the model is DB-36. It has a stopwatch, alarm, countdown timer, databank, and dual time. I added a slip-on compass to the plastic strap.
My only other watches are a Casio DW-5600E G-Shock (a classic) and a Heuer Pilot Chronograph (automatic). The Heuer is 21 years old. It was a Christmas gift in 1986 and I plan to never get rid of it.
I can't help you with the Breittling Automatic question, as I have never owned one. The ones I HAVE seen, look too busy for my taste. I hope someone comes along and CAN help you out. Sorry. I like automatic analog divers watches. Like this one:
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I like automatic tool watches for most occasions and digital/solar/atomic G-Shocks for everything else.
Watches weren't invented until 1983
This should give you an idea of my preferences. ;D
Cheap (Bahrain airport duty free shop), easy to read, great timekeeper. Seriously thinking about an Ollech & Wajs 2824-2, same style but with Tritium
I like Seiko divers watches, big and heavy........
I' am waiting on my Seiko SKX007 diver. Hope my wrist is not too small. ;D
As a general rule imho..
Small wrist + big watch = No problem :thumbsup:
Big wrist + small watch = No way :tickedoff:
This is a great rule. I hear the Seiko Black Monster knocking at my door.
I prefer analog automatics with easily read numbers and good luminosity on a basic pilot design. I haven't had a GMT yet, but I'd like one. The only other complication I like is a power reserve indicator, and occasionally a moon phase on a dressier watch. Some of my favorites are:
Limes Klassik Vintage 1924 Silver
Revue Thommen Airspeed
Pilot Oversized XL- Fliegeruhr Hand Winding with copper dial
Traser Classic Automatic Pro
Fortis Pilot Professional
Omega Speedmaster Day/Date (the one choice for chronograph)
IWC Mark XVI Steel Bracelet
My brother's got the speedmaster. O0
IWC should rightly rebrand themselves UWC the Ultimate Watch Company :shocked: They truly are the finest, I enjoy even looking at one, but :broke:. Got to leave getting all goose bumpy.
KHS Commander Titan Pro. Number 42.
Are the markers on that KHS very bright? Some sites are masters at photography with Black Light to make them look better.
ok so the KHS Commander Titan Pro, Traser Code Blue, and Luminox 3100 series are all based on the same design very strange, are they all made by the same company? notice the simularities of the bezel ring and case, and the location of the tritium.
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