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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:18 am 
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Altair wrote:
Interesting! I did not know Breitling had a racing history. Do tell!


well, if you are into Formula 1, then Graham Hill & Jim Clark would be good examples? here

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:19 am 
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Very cool, thanks for the info Fred.

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btw. not aware of any F1 driver wearing the Monaco, only Steve McQueen in the movie afaik, case is hideously uncomfortable to wear?


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here's Jim, Monaco 1967

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I have heard that allot of the Monacos. Everyone who has one complains its unwearable.

The modern day Autavia is a great homage to the original, I just dislike TAG nowadays, those Connect smartphone things killed the brand for me.

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Fred's post inspired me to do a little bit of research (the first 5 links in google) and I found this piece from Breitling from last summer: https://www.breitling.com/us-en/news/de ... ture-23666 Of course, he is mentioned, but I found the selection of photographed watches interesting especially considering Breitling's recent social media posts.

Here is another piece on Jim Clark and his Top Time: http://www.automobiliac.com/automobilia ... -time.html

Anyway, I wasn't aware or Breilting's racing connection.

Altair, there is something about the new Autavias that just bother me. I think its the proportion of the bezel, but I can't quite put my finger on it. Have you tried it on?

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that Toptime is fake news, this is an Enicar ;)


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Thanks for the heads up, Fred. I guess I learned a very important lesson: don’t believe everything you read on the internet. :)


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mwheatley wrote:
don’t believe everything you read on the internet.


That quote is generally attributed to Abraham Lincoln...

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Moana43 wrote:
mwheatley wrote:
don’t believe everything you read on the internet.


That quote is generally attributed to Abraham Lincoln...


Yes, it is.

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