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    Breitling Colt Skyracer - what's the verdict? Do we like it?

    Has this model been a success for Breitling? Are owners happy with the Breitlight case? What's the consensus?

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    Re: Breitling Colt Skyracer - what's the verdict? Do we like it?

    I don't know about your other questions, but yes, I like it. But then again I am a fan of Breitling.


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    Re: Breitling Colt Skyracer - what's the verdict? Do we like it?

    I like the watch but have a few reservations. 1) Breitling is not releasing any more straps for it (different colors). In fact, when I called Breitling (NYC) to see about the cost of the green strap they said they had no straps for sale at all. Not even replacements. Weird. As for the watch itself, I really would have preferred a fixed strap. I handled the watch in store and the loose (removable) strap seemed clumsy, especially when the watch is off the wrist. For example, when I placed it on the table and then picked it back up, the strap fell out. I also did not love the printed dial -- looks like a laser printer. I understand the idea behind not applying markers on a field watch, but could they at least do a high quality print! This looks like it will almost certainly fade. Finally, the markings on the strap are weird. No one will actually use this (obviously) and it cheapens the look of the watch. If they had made a high quality dial on a fixed strap with this beautiful carbon case they would have had a winner. As it's made, it looks (and feels) like a $200 watch. I wanted to love it, as I love Breitling and own several of their watches, but I just could not get myself to feel that it was a good value.
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    Re: Breitling Colt Skyracer - what's the verdict? Do we like it?

    I don't know about your other questions, but no, I don't like it. But then again I am not a fan of Breitling.

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    I don't know about your other questions, but yes, I like it. But then again I am a fan of Breitling.

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    Re: Breitling Colt Skyracer - what's the verdict? Do we like it?

    I love the look, I don't know anyone that owns one but I can see one in my future.





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    Re: Breitling Colt Skyracer - what's the verdict? Do we like it?

    I own one, I really like it, it is on a nato strap, not a fan of the original strap which has a very weird way to attach to the watch. I believe Breitling went with that novel and bad way to attach the strap so one could easily use it as a measuring tool, not a great idea. But the watch itself is very cool looking and light.


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    Re: Breitling Colt Skyracer - what's the verdict? Do we like it?

    My Breitling has been working for two years ,i enjoy it .

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    Re: Breitling Colt Skyracer - what's the verdict? Do we like it?

    I see a lot to like here. There are much more expensive watches for which the only information we have about the movement is "quartz," so the high accuracy quartz here provides better value at a lower price. Normally my tastes run towards dressier watches, but I like the way this one looks, the materials, and the light weight. I agree that at this price point I would want better alignment of the second hand, but based on the photos in the linked review it would not be an absolute deal breaker for me.

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    Re: Breitling Colt Skyracer - what's the verdict? Do we like it?

    I recently bought a used one. It's my only quartz watch, and I love it. Totally different than my other watches. Yes, the measuring marks on the strap are weird and stupid. Otherwise, it's perfect. Seller also had both the green and black versions of the strap, so that's also cool.

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