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This watch does not seem to get a lot of attention, but to me, it seems like a lot of watch for the money; great depth rating, helium escape, ceramic bezel, beautiful bracelet, and great size (at least for my 7" wrist). The only aspect I do not love is the date and batons covering the 15,18, and 21.

I can obtain one of these for less than $3k pre owned. That seems like a steel for essentially Breitlings version of the Submariner.

Currently, the only other watch in my collection worth mentioning is a Breitling Blackbird blue dial with blue alligator strap. I want a watch with some black, and the Submariner is out of my range at the moment.

Is this watch a good choice?

The picture attached is the watch on my wrist at the AD.


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My only issue with this watch is the 24 hour markers on the dial. I don't think it's necessary and I think it clutters the dial. Price wise it's a very tough watch to beat. If you're open to preowned, you could also try to find am older Steelfish which probably represents one of the best deals out there.

If you go outside Breitling, there are always deals to be had on Planet Oceans.

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mitchellb2005 wrote:
This watch does not seem to get a lot of attention, but to me, it seems like a lot of watch for the money; great depth rating, helium escape, ceramic bezel, beautiful bracelet, and great size (at least for my 7" wrist). The only aspect I do not love is the date and batons covering the 15,18, and 21.

I can obtain one of these for less than $3k pre owned. That seems like a steel for essentially Breitlings version of the Submariner.

Currently, the only other watch in my collection worth mentioning is a Breitling Blackbird blue dial with blue alligator strap. I want a watch with some black, and the Submariner is out of my range at the moment.

Is this watch a good choice?

The picture attached is the watch on my wrist at the AD.
I owned a Rolex day/date for close to forty years. A great time piece; I beat it like a rented mule and it ran like a top. So accurate I never needed to adjust the time till a date change. Now, to answer your question, I can think of a couple of reasons why Breitling. First is the build quality, Breitling's bezel, case and bracelet are a notch above Rolex. Second is price, everyone can pay to much for something. People are standing in line to do this for stainless steel Rolex sport models. I know every Rolex fanatic will comment on the following without regard to my first statement. Rolex, Breitling and Omega are in the same tier. This is not my opinion, but the opinion of people who make a living off the watch world. An example would be top drawer collectors whom their only source of income is from watches, such as the publisher of Watch Time magazine. No one is arguing the status/branding/marketing of Rolex, which is number one. The B01 movement was the movement that brought the five year warranty to the market place. The B01 movement is paramount to the 4130. Every movement of a Breitling is COSC certified, including their superquartz. A certification is included; nice touch. Great watch for a great price! Also, congratulations for your pre-owned purchase! That is smart money. Let someone else pay the vigorous. I own a day/date, Breitling chronomat 44 GMT 2-tone, and a VC. All pre-owned or grey market. No one knows but the smart money.

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