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    Breitling Colt Quartz Vs Breitling B-1

    Hi there all Breitling guys!

    Iam new here and I live in sweden and this is my watch. Itīs a Colt Quartz from 2008.

    I have just found very much information about the little older breitling (B1)! Iam a little bit intrest to change watch to a past one B1.

    What are you think of that?

    Does anyone know the diffrence beatween the B1 and the Colt Quartz 2008?

    and the last question, How many of you are in my age 19?

    sorry for my bad english!

    Have a nice Christmas and a happy New year!
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    Re: Breitling Colt Quartz Vs Breitling B-1

    i think it depends what you're looking for in a watch. IMO the B-1 is a superb watch and i'd take it any day over pretty much anything else but i'm not that hooked on mechanicals, which rules out a lot of the competition. so, from my perspective, i'd say get the B-1. but it's a personal choice and i'd strongly advise you to see both side by side before deciding.

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    Re: Breitling Colt Quartz Vs Breitling B-1

    Hopefully Ron, Davey, Lou, or one of the other authorities on this subject will add to this post but for now this is my view. The B-1 is a discontinued watch that I believe is moving toward "Classic" status as a Breitling. The Colt you own, while a fine time piece in it's own right, will probably never reach the level of popularity of a B-1. The Colt is a thermo compensated Quartz movement and thus very accurate. As I understand it, were you to have the B-1 serviced, it would be upgraded to this caliber. Forgive me if I hedge this point but I just can't say this for sure. With this in mind I believe even without the upgrade the B-1 would maintain a higher resale value over the Colt. This to me is not important as I do not buy my watches, photo equipment, or audio gear as an investment. I buy what I like and will let my children decide what goes on the $5.00 table and what ends up on the $10.00 at my estate sale. If you can get the two side by side your gut should tell you what is the right decision for you.
    I hope this has been some help, best of luck with your decision. I believe that what ever choice you make you can't go wrong with a Breitling.
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    Re: Breitling Colt Quartz Vs Breitling B-1

    Quote Originally Posted by helderberg View Post
    Hopefully Ron, Davey, Lou, or one of the other authorities on this subject will add to this post but for now this is my view. The B-1 is a discontinued watch that I believe is moving toward "Classic" status as a Breitling. The Colt you own, while a fine time piece in it's own right, will probably never reach the level of popularity of a B-1. The Colt is a thermo compensated Quartz movement and thus very accurate. As I understand it, were you to have the B-1 serviced, it would be upgraded to this caliber. Forgive me if I hedge this point but I just can't say this for sure. With this in mind I believe even without the upgrade the B-1 would maintain a higher resale value over the Colt. This to me is not important as I do not buy my watches, photo equipment, or audio gear as an investment. I buy what I like and will let my children decide what goes on the $5.00 table and what ends up on the $10.00 at my estate sale. If you can get the two side by side your gut should tell you what is the right decision for you.
    I hope this has been some help, best of luck with your decision. I believe that what ever choice you make you can't go wrong with a Breitling.
    Best health, Frank
    I spoke to BUSA a couple of weeks ago on this subject and the answer I was given was that it would not be upgraded during service. There is one version of the Airwolf that is upgraded, but the B-1 with caliber 68 movements is still being serviced and returned with a 68 movement.

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    Re: Breitling Colt Quartz Vs Breitling B-1

    Thank you for correcting my statement. I knew there was something they did with that caliber.
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    Re: Breitling Colt Quartz Vs Breitling B-1

    Two very different watches, I adore my B1 the same way I adore my superocean. I would not sell any of them, they complement each other damn well. So maybe you should think of keeping your colt and buy a B1 =)

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    Re: Breitling Colt Quartz Vs Breitling B-1

    god jul

    i say the same as Danne you regret all the watches you sell later on

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    Re: Breitling Colt Quartz Vs Breitling B-1

    Thanx a lot for all good advice ! as you guys think about the B1 compared to the colt quartz is that they are two different watches and I sould keep the Colt!

    but for me the B1 seams to be moore advanced and better and if I buy the B1 I think I will use the B1 and let the colt be in the winder :)

    What is the the secound hand price of the B1? in dollar.

    Best regards

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    Re: Breitling Colt Quartz Vs Breitling B-1

    att blocket.se is one in stockholm price is 17000kr
    i found it ok

    bether safe than sorry

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    Re: Breitling Colt Quartz Vs Breitling B-1

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktorh View Post
    Thanx a lot for all good advice ! as you guys think about the B1 compared to the colt quartz is that they are two different watches and I sould keep the Colt!

    but for me the B1 seams to be moore advanced and better and if I buy the B1 I think I will use the B1 and let the colt be in the winder :)

    What is the the secound hand price of the B1? in dollar.

    Best regards
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