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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:46 pm 
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Have there been any reports on how Breitlight is holding up under daily use? Although I really like the look of the Avenger Hurricane, it is way too big for me. Now, however, with the release of the 45mm version, I am considering adding it to the top of my "want" list. That matte black case with the black dial and yellow accents really speaks to me.

The problem is, at $8,400 (!), I'd have to sell all my "good" watches (and, maybe, one camera) in order to afford it. Since Breitlight is supposed to be harder than steel and the rough, matte finish would, in theory, hide any minor dings or scratches, I could see the Avenger Hurricane 45 being my only watch. That is, if it really lives up to the hype.

Thoughts on this?

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:43 am 
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After a recent watch purchase of another brand that my wife thought was a secretive purchase she went out and bought a Skyracer, a watch that she had always admired but one that I would not buy for her! Since that day it has become her daily wearer despite an extensive collection of other watches. She absolutely loves it, it has held up extremely well, no scratches or damage of any type. Granted she does not wear it in an physically demanding environment but it does see its share of "knocks". FWIW, two friends of mine have also purchased one and also love them. Although the list may be $8400, I am sure that you could get a 20-25% discount off of that price, hopefully you will be able to hold onto the camera and a couple of other watches. If you need the name of an AD drop me a pm and I will forward you their contact info. Good Luck!!


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:21 am 
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56scooter wrote:
-snip- bought a Skyracer -snip- Although the list may be $8400, -snip-


Hold on .. a Breitlight Colt Skyracer .. $8400 ???
that cant be right ? they're selling here for around 1700 euro


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:23 am 
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I believe that the OP was referring to the MSRP of the Avenger Hurricane, I was commenting on the Breitlite material in the Skyracer.



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I still don't understand why the Breitlight range doesn't have proper dive-watch water resistance, and whether the reason is something to do with any limitations of the material.

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I have handled the Hurricane at an AD and was impressed by the weight and feel of it. So far I have not heard of any complaints about it. The tactical look, in conjunction with the yellow accents shouts Breitling to me. The price is also cheaper than I thought to be considering that it is in-house movement. I would have gotten it if I had the extra cash.

However, I wouldn't get it as my only watch because I am the kind of guy who is more into a classic steel watch with bracelet as my main or one and only watch. The Hurricane is good to have in the collection in my opinion because it is "something different", but if you are planning to have it as your one and only watch I am worried that you might change your mind one day. My concerns are:

-100m WR is a little low for such a size IMO.
-The lifespan of the strap. Of course you can change the strap if it gives way one day. For me I avoid changing the main components of the watch(e.g. case, bracelet, caseback) that would take away the sentimental value of it and would make it no longer the "same watch". That is if you have the intentions of making it your family heirloom.
-The versatility of it as compared to a steel watch.

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Thanks all, for the input and suggestions. It sounds like the Hurricane Avenger 45 would hold up as a daily wearer but, as Chronomat01LE pointed out, it may be tough for me to keep as my only watch. Unfortunately, because of the cost, it would have to come down to that for me, I'd really have to sell off just about everything in order to afford it.

The low water resistance and eventual wear on the strap don't bother me but wearing the same watch every day will become old sooner or later, no matter how hyped I am about the watch. I guess this is the decision I have to make... now that I know that it could work as my one and only, should I really do it?

56scooter: sending PM, thanks.

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Wtf is a bright light lol


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What’s interesting about the Breitling Avenger Hurricane is that despite their large case sizes, the cases are made from a Breitling-patented polymer called “Breitlight,” which is 3 times lighter than titanium and nearly 6 times lighter than stainless steel in weight. Despite the lightweight case, the polymer is significantly harder than titanium and stainless steel and more resistant to scratches and corrosion.


http://blog.authenticwatches.com/?p=1209


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