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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:42 am 
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Sorry if this has been discussed before, but I did a quick search and didn’t find any threads.

I have been away a while. I sold my last Breitling a few years ago when I bought my Milgauss. Loved the Avenger but couldn’t afford to keep it and the Rolex at that time. The Breitling I always wanted has been on my mind lately, namely a Navitimer, and I’ve been looking at them online. There are some real deals on brand new ones, like a 2020 AB012721 Navi 01 46mm on a bracelet with activated warranty card for just over 5 grand. The exact same reference watch used with the only difference I can see being the wings logo instead of the script B all have 6k plus asking prices. Always loved the blue face Navis, also the Panamerican editions, but these are hard to find.

Do people not like the B logo as much as the wings logo? I’ve noticed a similar price difference on other Breitlings with the only difference being the logo. I know I can’t say I like the B better, especially on a Navi. The wings are just iconic.

Just curious what you guys thought.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:58 am 
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It's most likely people with the used winged logos being overly optimistic about what they can get for a premium for the old logo. There are people that prefer the wings on the navi, I'm one of them, but I don't like it enough to pay over 1k more for it. Maybe I'd pay 200 more. I bet the 6k winged logos sit there unsold.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:38 am 
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I have been searching for another Navitimer so I have been looking at prices for a while now. I have seen both the winged and the non winged versions go for about the same price. As a matter of fact, I have seen many winged versions go for less than the b versions as the b version is newer and people like the newest model. At the end, I would say they go for the same price. $6000 for a winged version?. Like the poster above said, I doubt those will ever sell. Winged version or not, $5-5.5k is a fair price for a nice Navitimer with warranty left.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:35 pm 
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I guess it’s just the ones I’m looking at are reaching a bit on price. Thanks for the feedback. I’ve been out of the forums for a while now, so I’m not very informed about prices anymore.

I’ve been itching for a new watch for a while, and Rolex has just gone insane with prices. No way I’m paying near double retail for anything. The Navis seem to be softer than they were a few years ago, especially the 01s. I just don’t want to pay too much. I bought my Avenger right and didn’t lose anything when I sold it a couple years later.

I like the wings so much better myself but a brand new Navi for $5200 with full warranty is mighty tempting. Maybe I can get used to the script B.


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I love my winged breitlings, but the 43mm Navi B01 I bought last year has a nice clean look to it especially in the top area. Just the logo and Navitimer written underneath. Very clean look & it’s growing well on me. Now, all B01 watches come with exhibition cashback. The finishing work on B01 movement through the caseback is pretty nice, in my personal opinion. In fact, it’s awesome since it doesn’t cost 20,000 or 30,000$ to enjoy a pretty movement.

For the price you are getting it for, I’d say pull the trigger & wear it in good health.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:11 pm 
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I own 4...don't think the B will ever grow on me. I'm half sorry and glad b/c I am running out of watch money!

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