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    Re: Older Colt II as beater watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by daschlag View Post
    Haha! There are many who would strongly disagree. But... then there's this.

    I'd take that over an GMT Master II any day!

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    Re: Older Colt II as beater watch?

    I've got a Colt that I nearly never wear, thinking about getting it back out as a "beater" as well.

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    Re: Older Colt II as beater watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cliffio View Post
    I've got a Colt that I nearly never wear, thinking about getting it back out as a "beater" as well.
    Which one?

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    Re: Older Colt II as beater watch?

    Can't take it off.


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    Re: Older Colt II as beater watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by daschlag View Post
    Hi everyone, thanks for taking the time to read my thread. I'm looking for a beater watch, and one of my prime contenders is the Breitling Colt II.

    I'm considering several models, including the A17040, the A17360, and the A32350 GMT, and even the quartz A74380. These are all sometimes available for around $1000-1200, which seems like a pretty good buy for this watch, even considering that most of them are very well worn. I'm not bothered by scratches and dings, even lots of them, but will insist that the watch be 100% original.

    My question for you Breitling experts - is there any reason this is a bad idea? Anything I should know about this particular model or vintage, such as known, recurring problems, or prolific counterfeiting?

    I'm new to Breitling and the size of these classics is really perfect for my needs, and I love the idea of having a watch I don't need to worry about scratching.

    Thanks in advance, guys!
    Let say you ask this question out of a durability question then i say as a technician you can use everyone in the Breitling lineup except Navitimer
    i used a chrono colt for 5 years as everyday watch no fuss newer failed fixing my house or swimming, but now days i have to admire that i use a 1972 Rolex 1675 as a everyday watch as i can easy fix my crystal from ding and scratches with polywatch and the watch easy can stand it
    the Breitling crystal is defiantly due to change when the watch get its tlc in service department ;)
    if you care of your watches as a collector item then a big NO use a Seiko or similar
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    Re: Older Colt II as beater watch?

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    Nice Rolex GMT Master

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    Re: Older Colt II as beater watch?

    The Colt is a great watch. My first swiss watch was a Colt auto A17380. I've always thought it was one of the most underrated in Breitlings collection. Manageable case size at 41.5mm, fully polished, and just as much attention to detail as you'd find in a Chronomat.


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    Re: Older Colt II as beater watch?

    What's people's thoughts on the Colt versus the Airwolf?

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    Re: Older Colt II as beater watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by ItnStln View Post
    What's people's thoughts on the Colt versus the Airwolf?
    I find the Colt more versatile in terms of size, the Airwolf is cool but at 43.5x16 or whatever it's a bit bulky compared to the Colts. Breitling definitely knows how to do ani-digi, though, beautiful watch.

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    Re: Older Colt II as beater watch?

    Quote Originally Posted by chrisboulas View Post
    The Colt is a great watch. My first swiss watch was a Colt auto A17380. I've always thought it was one of the most underrated in Breitlings collection. Manageable case size at 41.5mm, fully polished, and just as much attention to detail as you'd find in a Chronomat.


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    Looks very well cared for, nice pair you have there.

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