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    Re: Older Colt II as beater watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aless View Post
    Hi guys!

    This tread and treads like this one have always tempted me to get my self a Colt! And the other day I did! I won an auction on a Colt Quartz A57035 in pretty good condition that are incoming! Not sure how old it is but I guessing it's from mid to late 90s it comes on a fighter bracelet. Anyway I will post some pictures on it before I ship it to Breitling for service. The service historic is unknown so I better start with that before start to wearing it!
    Congrats! The a57035 is a great watch, classic in design and definitely has that retro-cool thing going. I admire your discipline in having it serviced right away. I hope you post up some before and after!

    Where are you planning to have it serviced? I'm currently debating between the CA service center, and Nesbits.

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    Few more pics on the new bracelet. Can't wait for a new, clean crystal on here.





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    Re: Older Colt II as beater watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by rcoltellino View Post
    Quick introduction to the Breitling gang here, I picked up RColtellino's Colt II and am absolutely thrilled with it. Fabulous build quality, incredible AR on the crystal, and a great watch all around.

    Quote Originally Posted by daschlag View Post
    Bumping with IRL pic of the new a32350.

    Which strap is this? I've got a couple of watches, my new-to-me Colt included, that this would look great on.

    Thanks!
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    Re: Older Colt II as beater watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dre View Post
    Quick introduction to the Breitling gang here, I picked up RColtellino's Colt II and am absolutely thrilled with it. Fabulous build quality, incredible AR on the crystal, and a great watch all around.



    Which strap is this? I've got a couple of watches, my new-to-me Colt included, that this would look great on.

    Thanks!
    Welcome to the party! The AR is one of the things I just love about Breitling, just amazing.

    It's the Strapcode MiLTAT, kind of pricey for what you get (basic canvas) but it's well made, lightweight, and very comfortable.

    http://www.strapcode.com/store/miltat-m-38.html

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    Re: Older Colt II as beater watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by daschlag View Post
    Congrats! The a57035 is a great watch, classic in design and definitely has that retro-cool thing going. I admire your discipline in having it serviced right away. I hope you post up some before and after!

    Where are you planning to have it serviced? I'm currently debating between the CA service center, and Nesbits.
    Well, never mind, just called Nesbits and they don't do Breitling.

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    Re: Older Colt II as beater watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by daschlag View Post
    Congrats! The a57035 is a great watch, classic in design and definitely has that retro-cool thing going. I admire your discipline in having it serviced right away. I hope you post up some before and after!

    Where are you planning to have it serviced? I'm currently debating between the CA service center, and Nesbits.
    Quote Originally Posted by daschlag View Post
    Well, never mind, just called Nesbits and they don't do Breitling.
    Thanks! I like the fact that its smaller than my previous Breitlin and that its a quality quartz. I will post before and after pictures for sure. Will service it at Breitling workshop i Stockholm, Sweden.
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    Re: Older Colt II as beater watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dre View Post
    Quick introduction to the Breitling gang here, I picked up RColtellino's Colt II and am absolutely thrilled with it. Fabulous build quality, incredible AR on the crystal, and a great watch all around
    Congratulations. I love my Colt II, it's a real Goldilocks watch... just right for most occasions.

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    Re: Older Colt II as beater watch?

    Got the A57035 the other day. The overall condition were better than expected. But the crystal were scratched so today I left it to my local AD for a service including a new crystal. So far so goodName:  IMG_4051.JPG
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    Older Colt II as beater watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aless View Post
    Got the A57035 the other day. The overall condition were better than expected. But the crystal were scratched so today I left it to my local AD for a service including a new crystal. So far so goodName:  IMG_4051.JPG
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    Looks good! I just got a quote back today from the CA service center, $350 for the full overhaul and another $120 for the crystal, plus shipping both ways... I actually expected it to be a bit worse, and am more concerned with how long I will have to be without it!

    Edit: forgot to ask, is the crystal for your a57035 double AR like the newer ones? Amazing stuff.

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    Re: Older Colt II as beater watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by daschlag View Post
    Looks good! I just got a quote back today from the CA service center, $350 for the full overhaul and another $120 for the crystal, plus shipping both ways... I actually expected it to be a bit worse, and am more concerned with how long I will have to be without it!

    Edit: forgot to ask, is the crystal for your a57035 double AR like the newer ones? Amazing stuff.


    Thanks! Yours looking good as well! Be sure to send after pictures as well! Colt has something simply and raw. The original glas of mine did not have AR. Perhaps the replacement glas will have!
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    Fortis B42 Official Cosmonaut - Black
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