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    Re: Older Colt II as beater watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by Novacastrian View Post
    Have you thought about a Steelfish? Hefty, brushed. A total beast for not much more than a Colt.



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    I had not considered the Steelfish, until Davidgt showed his 42mm version above. I've added this one to my list but they do appear to be very rare.
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    Keep looking buddy
    They're out there .. Somewhere :)

    I lucked out on a full kit , box and papers and pro 1 with steelfish original polished center links :)

    I think you will be very impressed with the feel of the
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    I have to say up front, I really hate the term beater when it comes to a Breitling. I have a $19.00 Casio or a Citizen for that. Enough, The first shot is my Steelfish xl and the second is my Colt auto. The Colt is 40mm and the Steelfish is, I believe, 44. I wore the Steelfish every day for years and when it went in for service I switched to my Blackbird. The size of the watch never bothered me but I had a Skyland Avenger that was just that much too thick and I would catch it on too many things. Hope this helps.
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    I have been considering a Colt II myself. Of course I would like a Navitimer but that is more than 10% of my salary. The Colt series seems like a bargain
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    Re: Older Colt II as beater watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by helderberg View Post
    I have to say up front, I really hate the term beater when it comes to a Breitling. I have a $19.00 Casio or a Citizen for that. Enough, The first shot is my Steelfish xl and the second is my Colt auto. The Colt is 40mm and the Steelfish is, I believe, 44. I wore the Steelfish every day for years and when it went in for service I switched to my Blackbird. The size of the watch never bothered me but I had a Skyland Avenger that was just that much too thick and I would catch it on too many things. Hope this helps.
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    I can understand that, I should have qualified it - when I say "beater" I mean the watch I grab on Sunday morning for pancake duty, or the one I wear to the pumpkin patch. When I'm doing real physical labor (rare) I go sans watch. I just sold my old "beater", a G-Shock, and it was embarrassingly mint.

    Both pieces look awesome. I can't believe it took me so long to catch on, the more Bs I look at the more obsessed I become.

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    Re: Older Colt II as beater watch?

    Just grabbed a Colt GMT (a32350) on the Bay. Will do the responsible thing and post pics on arrival.

    Thanks to all who weighed in! Greatly appreciate your time.
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    Re: Older Colt II as beater watch?

    I'm glad that you're joining the Breitling family and found a Colt that you like. I have 2 of them. Colts are fine watches which will serve you well. Enjoy.
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    Re: Older Colt II as beater watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by chris c View Post
    I'm glad that you're joining the Breitling family and found a Colt that you like. I have 2 of them. Colts are fine watches which will serve you well. Enjoy.
    Thank you sir!

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    Colts are great watches, and very robust. I've worn mine camping, hiking, etc. As long as you're not using it to pound rocks, you're not going to damage it by wearing it, you'll just put a few little scratches on it. Enjoy it!
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    It's here, and it's lovely. Got it resized and cleaned up, one quick picture for now but will add more tomorrow, I prefer natural light.
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