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    Re: Older Colt II as beater watch?

    Oopsie!
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    Re: Older Colt II as beater watch?

    Uh oh - incoming!

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    Older Colt II as beater watch?

    Well my 2nd a32350 is on its way to a new owner, and the above a32390 is on its way to me.

    Just to offer a few rambling thoughts...

    I ultimately decided that I wouldn't be able to "bond with" a heavily used watch. Of all the watches I've bought and sold, the ones I tend to keep were purchased new at the AD. So I debated heavily between:

    A) a32390 (Avenger II GMT)
    B) a17365 (Superocean II 42)
    C) Tudor 79220b (bbb ETA)
    D) Tudor 79230b (bbb in-house)

    I chose the a32390 due to several factors.

    1) Breitling is so unique. Love them or hate them. They have a design aesthetic like no other. On this one, the red/white/blue combo just pops.
    2) Case size: 43x12. Similar to my Aquis but with a more slender bracelet. The Superocean and BBB (especially the in-house version) were thicker, limiting versatility. I wanted something that would fit under a cuff.
    3) AR. Love that Breitling AR. If the 79220b had AR there may have been a different outcome.
    4) The polish. It's polarizing. It's blingy. Maybe even showy. But my other daily wearer is a Sinn 856 UTC, the anti-bling, so this will provide a nice balance. And when it starts to get scratched up I can always have it brushed. TBD.

    So I found a lightly pre-owned example and worked out a partial trade for my a32350. It arrives today, so I hope it meets or beats my expectations!
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    Re: Older Colt II as beater watch?

    Anyone on the fence on this one should know, it's amazing.

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    Re: Older Colt II as beater watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by daschlag View Post
    Anyone on the fence on this one should know, it's amazing.

    Nice, which model is that?
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    Re: Older Colt II as beater watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by ItnStln View Post
    Nice, which model is that?
    Thx - Avenger II GMT (a32390).

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    Older Colt II as beater watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by daschlag View Post
    Thx - Avenger II GMT (a32390).
    You're welcome! I was looking for a Colt GMT, but I do like that Avenger II GMT better actually. Does the hour hand adjust independently like on the Rolex GMT Master II? Thanks for the info!
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    Re: Older Colt II as beater watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by ItnStln View Post
    You're welcome! I was looking for a Colt GMT, but I do like that Avenger II GMT better actually. Does the hour hand adjust independently like on the Rolex GMT Master II? Thanks for the info!
    Unfortunately it does not work like a "true GMT" (aka Rolex GMT). It's a Breitling-modified, chronometer-grade ETA 2893-2. AFAIK, Breitling does not have a true GMT movement in their stable.

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    Re: Older Colt II as beater watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by daschlag View Post
    Unfortunately it does not work like a "true GMT" (aka Rolex GMT). It's a Breitling-modified, chronometer-grade ETA 2893-2. AFAIK, Breitling does not have a true GMT movement in their stable.
    I like the independent hour hand on the Rolex GMT Master II, but the Breitling Avenger II GMT looks nicer IMO!
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    Re: Older Colt II as beater watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by ItnStln View Post
    I like the independent hour hand on the Rolex GMT Master II, but the Breitling Avenger II GMT looks nicer IMO!
    Haha! There are many who would strongly disagree. But... then there's this.


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