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    Re: Why no love for this Breitling Superocean II

    I like it myself, just never pulled the trigger on one myself. Congrats if you've picked one up.
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    Re: Why no love for this Breitling Superocean II

    Same here. Liked it until I tried it.

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    Re: Why no love for this Breitling Superocean II

    was just at the Breitling boutique in NYC today actually and was looking at the SOH and the new SOHII. I also had the Avenger blackbird out. Loved them all, the new SOHII is special. But anyway, the saleswomen suggested I look at this watch in all black as a combination of designs between the SOH and the Avenger. I could see why she said it but somehow it missed more than hit IMO in trying to bridge the gap. The dial looks a lot like the Colt dial, the bezel was more "regular" or "common" feeling and looking that the Avenger or certainly the SOHII. NOT AT ALL A BAD WATCH! But next to other B'lings doesn't quite get to the same level... IMO.

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    Re: Why no love for this Breitling Superocean II

    If you had asked me a year ago..even half a year if I would ever buy and or wear a Breitling my answer would have been "are you kidding me?!!? Of course not!!" but then I saw the Superocean in the flesh .. It made me read about Breitling for the first time unbiased.. I saw some pictures of the blue one.. (hard to find on the web) ..I fell in love.. I ordered it .. should arrive next week or in 2 .. I will try to do a review so that there are more pictures available once I got my hands on it plus time and weather for pictures
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    Re: Why no love for this Breitling Superocean II

    I prefer the heritage version - much more subdued and functional for me as a dress diver.
    Neither version of the superocean are worth anything writing home about I guess but the heritage is at least attractive.


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    Re: Why no love for this Breitling Superocean II

    I can't recognize a dive watch in the Superocean with those big arabic numbers and i miss the trademark steel bezel that previous versions sported. For me the Colt now covers the Superocean space plus it's own...

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    Re: Why no love for this Breitling Superocean II

    Too many numerals, 27 if I'm not wrong. I like simple dials.

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    Re: Why no love for this Breitling Superocean II

    Quote Originally Posted by Verydark View Post
    I can't recognize a dive watch in the Superocean with those big arabic numbers and i miss the trademark steel bezel that previous versions sported. For me the Colt now covers the Superocean space plus it's own...
    The 1995 Superocean was called the "Colt Superocean" and only became its own line in 2002, but by then the arabic dial had become the standard Superocean look. In fact arabic dials have always been used with the modern-era Superoceans.

    This was a hairy dive watch back in the day and its specs are still better than anything else in its price range, or double its price range in fact.

    Pic shamelessly stolen from Don Indiano's excellent Breitling resource site:

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    Re: Why no love for this Breitling Superocean II

    This thread reminds me of why i love my SuperOcean Steelfish.

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    Re: Why no love for this Breitling Superocean II

    Quote Originally Posted by publandlord View Post
    The 1995 Superocean was called the "Colt Superocean" and only became its own line in 2002, but by then the arabic dial had become the standard Superocean look. In fact arabic dials have always been used with the modern-era Superoceans.

    This was a hairy dive watch back in the day and its specs are still better than anything else in its price range, or double its price range in fact.

    Pic shamelessly stolen from Don Indiano's excellent Breitling resource site:

    And when it did become it's own line, the following I believe was it's best version (the shadow dial) (pic not stolen, this one is proudly mine :):
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