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I've been doing some research in order to wrap my brains around how Breitling classifies their clasps and buckles as I'm trying to upgrade a rubber strap and deployant clasp on my Super Avenger Blacksteel. I think the information below is accurate and I'm posting it here as I haven't seen anything else like it on the web. If anyone out there with better insights than mine recognizes inaccuracies, please correct them. Here goes:

Sample Part Number:

Ex. M20DSA.4

- 1st digit: Material type and/ or surface coating
    A = Stainless Steel
    E = Titanium
    M = Stainless Steel; Blacksteel DLC Coating
    V = Titanium; Blacksteel DLC Coating
    X = Breightlight

- 2nd digit, 3rd digit: Size
    18 = 18mm
    20 = 20mm

- 4th digit and/or 5th digit: Type
    BA = Leather strap buckle ("square-shaped")
    D = Deployant clasp (leather and rubber)
    S = Rubber strap buckle, engraved logo ("rectangular-shaped")
    SS = Rubber strap buckle, raised logo ("rectangular-shaped")

- 5th digit, 6th digit, and/or 7th digit: Finish
    [No character] = Polished finish
    SA = Satin finish ("brushed")

- Last digit after decimal point: Version
    .1 = First iteration; leather buckles and leather deployant clasps (as far as I can tell, all buckles/clasps are versioned as .1)
    .2 = First iteration; rubber deployant clasps (older style deployant clasp with exposed spring bar pinhole and tapered folding bars)
    .3 = Second iteration; leather buckles and leather deployant clasps (conjecture: I haven't been able to find any examples of this part number anywhere. It's likely being reserved for a buckle/clasp redesign)
    .4 = Second iteration; rubber deployant clasps (newer style deployant clasp, no exposed spring bar pinholes, square folding bars)

M20DSA.4 Decoded
    Material and Surface coating: Stainless Steel material w/ Blacksteel DLC surface coating
    Size: 20mm
    Type: Deployant clasp
    Finish: Satin
    Version: Second iteration of rubber deployant clasp



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