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PostPosted: Mon Sep 07, 2015 4:03 am 
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What do you guys think to the new Breitling Navitimer Battle of Britain limited edition?

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Well, since you are asking. No, it does not cut it for me. I guess its the more modern style crests that put me off. As small as they are and not to judge it sight unseen, I don't think I could warm to this one. B of B is something I am very interested in however and I hope the charity makes some money out of this, and that its a great success.

Of course, one of 75 will probably get it there for some and good for them if they buy, but I can't get enthusiastic about this type of celebration item. Sorry.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 2:56 am 
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I have never been into limited editions of any sort but this does look to be a tasteful commemoration of a significant piece of history. I am sure this will resonate with those who have connections with the Battle of Britain. I also echo Jim's hope that the charity will earn some well deserved funds.

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I certainly wish everyone does well with this one. That being said, the design elements leave me cold. I think it would have been interesting to see the RAF "target" take up an entire subdial.

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This is a real shame. Could have been done so much better. Think they've just ruined a nice watch rather than enhance it
Surprised AMJ didn't 'guide' them a little better...


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We've just received ours into stock, here are a couple of quick images, personally I do think its a very tasteful piece, its understated!

10% of the retail price goes to the RAF benevolent fund, and the number 1 piece will be auctioned off today at the RAF Benevolent Fund Royal Gala.

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I'm RAF and have had an RAF edition Aerospace for 10 years, but this has massively missed the mark. The modern day RAF corporate logo is just completely unfitting for a watch that celebrates 75 years of The Few. Stick a B of B roundel on there and replace the Breitling logo with a kings crown pilots brevet and you are on your way to a much better watch.


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