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    Why no love for this Breitling Superocean II

    Hi everyone.

    Just curious why no love for the Superocean attached. The A17365 or its similar style variants.?

    There is absolutely nothing in the forums or on the net.

    I realize its a little bit of a busy display but other than that it checks off a lot of boxes for me.

    I realize that if it "makes me happy who cares what other people's opinions are" but there must be a reason for the lack of love and I am curious what that is.

    Thanks and cheers!
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    Re: Why no love for this Breitling Superocean II

    There isn't enough groupthink to generate a "head of steam" that attracts people to talk about it.

    Other factors:

    It's not quite as accomplished as the older Superocean from 1995 on, which was a pretty hard-core diving watch in its day and very well regarded - yet is three times the price

    Me-too ceramic luxury bezels is in, no-one understands any other material

    Bizarrely in a world of luxury watches you can see from space, people still don't like the polished finish. I guess people who wear wristclocks don't like the attention it causes :)

    Heritage is in for another year or two yet, so everyone likes the, well, the Heritage version

    Breitling hasn't pumped it to oblivion on the internet (which is the only place that counts, a billboard at Zurich airport means nothing!)
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    Re: Why no love for this Breitling Superocean II

    I initially liked it (the look of it in photos anyway, I have never owned it), then I grew to not like it.

    As mentioned, display is too busy, and it needs to be brushed for my tastes.

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    Why no love for this Breitling Superocean II

    No love for the polished finish from me


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    Why no love for this Breitling Superocean II

    I haven't best-marked these thoughts with the forum, but for me personally the negatives are:

    1. Mashup of field watch (Arabic numerals with 13-24 inner markers) + dive watch styling.
    2. Is the inner "15" marking really cropped by the date window? That'd bug me. I tend to dislike cut numerals anyways.

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    Re: Why no love for this Breitling Superocean II

    Too busy of a dial for a non chrono, and don't care for the polished finish as someone else mentioned.

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    Re: Why no love for this Breitling Superocean II

    Quote Originally Posted by the.hatter View Post

    1. Mashup of field watch (Arabic numerals with 13-24 inner markers) + dive watch styling.
    I liked the older cartoon version but it just wasn't comfy on my wrist. This new one's major fault is what hatter said, its style just seems lost and all over the place

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    Re: Why no love for this Breitling Superocean II

    I think the size and slimmed down thickness is great. Don't care for the military hours, clutters the dial for me, otherwise I like it and seriously considered it when it first came out. Picked up an Omega PO 2500D instead so we'll see how that goes for now.

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    Re: Why no love for this Breitling Superocean II

    I have a black one and like it. With the polished case it actually looks more dressy than my Sub. It's problem might be it is a tweener - a bit too dressy for a diver and an everyday waych, but not dressy enough to be a real dress watch.


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    Re: Why no love for this Breitling Superocean II

    Quote Originally Posted by rreimer91 View Post
    It's problem might be it is a tweener - a bit too dressy for a diver and an everyday waych, but not dressy enough to be a real dress watch.


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    It's funny. That actually fits my lifestyle and might be exactly what has attracted me to it!

    I have been taking in everyone's feedback on this thread and exhaustingly mulling over the purchase of this watch and alas I think I am going to take the plunge. My only hurdle at this point is price. I'd be lucky to get half what I paid flipping it the very next day for what current pricing is for the very limited online stock.
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