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    Re: Why no love for this Breitling Superocean II

    I liked it until I tried it on. It was too big. I still like the way it looks though.

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    Re: Why no love for this Breitling Superocean II

    I have the 44mm version and really like it...I think the rubber bezel is a bit of a marmite thing but I've been wearing mine almost daily for two years now and see no signs of wear/tear despite some fairly rough treatment. With its brushed steel case and bracelet it's fairly subtle (for a Breitling) and fits nicely under a shirt cuff. None of my other watches gets a look-in, really, on work days certainly.
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    Re: Why no love for this Breitling Superocean II

    A Moose is a horse designed by a committee.......too many ideas not well integrated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yankeexpress View Post
    A Moose is a horse designed by a committee.......too many ideas not well integrated.
    One might also call that "beautiful chaos", or some similar term.

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    So I visited a Breitling AD today... and I tried her on... and... I cannot put into words how disappointed I was! This watch was such an obsession for me... now its the last watch i would want... The bust dial was much more busy in person than from online pics... the watch felt light and cheap and just simply was not attractive. My subjective opinions of course.. Sorry for the horrible pic, but my phone would not focus.. the bezel is a much lighter blue than any of the pics i've seen online... btw the 44 version was much nicer... but a tad too big for me...

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    Re: Why no love for this Breitling Superocean II

    Did you try on any others?

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    Re: Why no love for this Breitling Superocean II

    Quote Originally Posted by BiggerJon View Post
    Did you try on any others?
    I was like a kid in a candy store. I tried lots. Other Breitlings, every Tudor on the planet, and a few omega's.

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    Re: Why no love for this Breitling Superocean II

    Quote Originally Posted by Ambull View Post
    So I visited a Breitling AD today... and I tried her on... and... I cannot put into words how disappointed I was! This watch was such an obsession for me... now its the last watch i would want... The bust dial was much more busy in person than from online pics... the watch felt light and cheap and just simply was not attractive. My subjective opinions of course.. Sorry for the horrible pic, but my phone would not focus.. the bezel is a much lighter blue than any of the pics i've seen online... btw the 44 version was much nicer... but a tad too big for me..
    That's a shame. My much older (though similarly styled) SO Professional from 2000 weighs 190g on its full bracelet and even today has virtually no stretch. Satin finish from the factory too, for those allergic to any polished surfaces. I guess they really were better 18 years ago!

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    Re: Why no love for this Breitling Superocean II

    I like it, but don't love it. My A17360 has a similar dial, which is admittedly busy, but I think the contrast with the steel bezel and less polished bracelet pulls it together. It's still a nice watch, and if I were in the market for another Breitling I'd consider it, but could easily see myself choosing something different with all of the options out there.

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    Re: Why no love for this Breitling Superocean II

    I like the watch but I probably personally wouldn't wear it. But thanks for sharing! To each his own, I suppose

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