breitling chronomat 44 vs breitling blackbird big date

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    breitling chronomat 44 vs breitling blackbird big date

    Hi guys, so the breitling chronomat 44 was the first watch that i was REALLY into, but i always had an issue with the offset date, and the font style on the bezel.
    the blackbird big date seems to solve pretty much both those issues and the high polished style, the only downside being the eta movement as compared to the chronomat 44's B-01 (which i dont mind).


    My only concern is the case/bracelet and the heft - is the blackbird case & bracelet the same as that of the chronomat 44?
    I really liked the chronomats solid crown and the screw down pushers. If the blackbird big date has those exact same features, i'll be sold, but i've not handled one yet.

    Thanks guys

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    Re: breitling chronomat 44 vs breitling blackbird big date

    Both watches should be about the same weight, they're nearly identical:

    Chronomat: Width: 44 mm / Height: 51 mm / Thickness: 17 mm / Lug Width: 22 mm
    Blackbird: Width: 44 mm / Height: 50.5 mm / Thickness: 17 mm / Lug Width: 22 mm

    Would just be personal preference for which style you like better. Advantages to the ETA movement would be cheaper to service down the road. But the B01 is awesome and would increase the overall value of the Chronomat.

    For me, I like how the date is kind of tucked away on the Chronomat. If it's going to be a daily wearer I feel like the the big date on the Blackbird might get stale after a while.

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