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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:24 am 
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Hey all,

2014 was a great year for me at work, and I managed to do quite well for myself (I lucked out) and I thought I would treat myself with a Breitling. I've wanted a Breitling since I was a kid and I saw my Dad with one. They're gorgeous watches and I just needed to earn enough money to buy one for myself (I have a bit of pride in that my first watch needed to be earned by me! No gift in that regard).

I went to the Boutique in NYC (I realize I could have gotten a discount if I went to an AD that sold them cheaper, but hey, I wanted the full experience).

The finalists were between the Chronomat 44 Raven (which is polarizing, some like it some hate it :D), some limited edition blacksteel watch, and the Transocean Chronograph

I ended up going with the Transocean Chronograph

Super happy with the purchase, and I realize I probably overpaid but what an experience :)

But I also wanted another watch that was more casual and a great option for daily wear - the Blackbird Blacksteel from 2012.

From 0 Breitlings to 2 in the blink of an eye!

UPDATE: ALBUM WITH CELL PHONE POTATO PICTURES!
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Sorry about the bezel not being centered and the small fingerprint on the BB BS - Don't hate me for the OCD pain it causes! :oops:


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:31 am 
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Congratulations and welcome to BS and the addiction!!

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Thank you! Exciting and expensive times are ahead, hahaha



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Nice choices. Here's to the Breitling experience. Enjoy the wear.

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Nice watches and welcome to the mad house.
The blackbird could go well on a black calf leather strap which come with white stitching.
You could consider to colour the white stitching to match the red accents on your BB, similar to what I did here. I just used a permanent felt marking pen. Just touch the stitching and the ink soaks in.

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You could also consider the new Breitling military cloth straps, I'm sure they have some in the boutique.

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I like the look of your watch! The work you did on the stitching really makes it look sporty.

I still have mine in the box - unsure what I want to do at the moment with it. I kind of want to go with a blacksteel bracelet. I'm a huge fan of the look though, and I'm very happy I was able to find one, on ebay, and it has a 2 year WARRANTY to boot!

Pics of the Transocean on my arm:
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Drop dead gorgeous watch. I am very happy with the purchase! Thanks all for welcoming me so nicely :)


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That's a VERY nice piece.... Enjoy!


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Very nice TOC. Looks also great on a brown croc. Wear it in good health and welcome to BS.

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http://imgur.com/a/4hSDI

I now have taken some photos of them together. I love both these watches. One is classic and elegant, and the Blackbird is probably my favorite Breitling watch outside of this Transocean...

I can't decide which one I like more! They're both awesome and fit very different usage profiles, so happy I saw the Blackbird BS

Sorry about the bezel not being centered and the small fingerprint on the BB BS - Don't hate me for the OCD pain it causes! :oops:


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Wow great pair, congrats!


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