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 Post subject: Avenger II GMT
PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:44 pm 
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Breitling Avenger II GMT A32390 Review

This is my first review, I decided to do it because when researching this model I couldn't find much. So here it is...

First off, the avenger line never had any appeal to me until I saw this modest size 43mm GMT version. The case is also surprising thin for an avenger.

Box: this is the one thing that was a disappointment. They seem to be getting cheaper and cheaper on the boxing which makes me wonder about the rest of their manufacturing processes.
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Dial/hands: IMO Breitling hit a home run on this one. I have always wanted a blue dial B and this is my first. Some of the recent blues that have come out have not appealed to me. This version is Marine Blue. In artificial lighting at some angles it has a matte bright blue look. When I took it outside it looked almost black. It really plays with the light as most breitlings do.
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Bezel: The bezel is sold as a 3rd time zone. I'm not sure about that practically but it goes with the GMT concept. The new larger pearl and different style rider tabs that bend over the crystal work well. The rider tabs do not snag as easily on shirt/jacket. The bezel is the only brushed finish on this watch, everything else is polished.
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Crown: it's a typical avenger crown, very easy to get your hands on. Works well, lasts a long time!
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PRO III Bracelet: This is a big change for the line. It is a bit thinner than the pro II and has a minor clink if you shake it. The clasp lock is no longer on an angle like the rest of the bracelet. The jury is still out on the pro III, but overall it is very well made and functions perfectly. Oh, and this model has end links, I really don't care much for the no end link look on some of the new models.
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Overall I have a positive first impression of the watch. It's the right size, comfortable on the wrist and has a GMT hand to boot.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 3:31 pm 
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Nice watch Brad. I have a lot of time (pardon the pun) for the Avenger range. I don't own one, but if I was to venture away from NAVI, then this would be on my trigger list. Wear this watch in good health and may it bring you years of great service and enjoyment.

Your point regarding the crown is a very good one. Crowns should never be made difficult to use, especially if you suffer from arthritis, and aesthetics should never overtake function, IMO. The Avenger resolves this beautifully, its just right and has been a for a long time one of the reasons I would pick this model.

Nothing we can do about the box situation I fear, but the down market packaging does take the polish off somewhat, I agree.

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Thank you for the review and the good pictures. I genreally like the Avenger II series and this particular model looks really sharp! Enjoy it!


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how big is the face?


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I am seriously contemplating this over an Explorer II for my next watch. Nothing against the Rolex, in fact I love it, but having to shell out more than what I paid for my Chronomat makes me think. Any idea on the movement and whether the hour hand can be operated independent?


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That is really nice! I really like the other 2 in the pic as well :bow:


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Thank you for the review, I choose this same model for my first Breitling today.


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Now that you've had your Avenger II GMT for almost 2 years. Are you just as happy with it now as you were when you wrote the review?

I'm in the market for my first Breitling and am leaning towards this watch.

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Same here. Still considering to have this one as my first Breitling. Hope the OP can give some update about it.


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