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    I can't decide between the Omega Speedmaster Pro or the Breitling Navitimer01

    Hi,

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    As the title states, I can't decide. I tried on the Speedmaster, but it looked much smaller on my wrist than I thought it would be (and I have small wrists!). I thought about the sapphire sandwich, but that wouldn't be the same as getting the hesalite version. On the other hand I don't want to worry about scratches all the time.

    So, I'm thinking about getting the Breitling instead. I like the size (43 mm), and I've heard good things about the movement.

    Guess I'd ask the experts, what do you think I should do? What would you do?

    Thanks!

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    Re: I can't decide between the Omega Speedmaster Pro or the Breitling Navitimer01

    Breitlings just do nothing for me, so it wouldn't even be a contest between those two. That said, if you find the Speedmaster too small, you sholdn't buy it. But there's a whole great big world of 43-46mm chronographs out there for you to consider beyond those two.

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    Re: I can't decide between the Omega Speedmaster Pro or the Breitling Navitimer01

    Hello!

    Most will recommend the Speedy Pro - it's a very well respected watch. I find the Navitimer's dial to be too busy, but I don't suppose you do as you're considering it

    I tried on a watch that I really liked from pictures and I thought it was a bit small. But I reckon that I'd get used to it pretty quickly.

    So...dunno. Up to you

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    Re: I can't decide between the Omega Speedmaster Pro or the Breitling Navitimer01

    Welcome! think about both and go for the Omega Speedmaster.
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    Re: I can't decide between the Omega Speedmaster Pro or the Breitling Navitimer01

    I think I'm focusing too much on size. I've also been considering the Omega De Ville Hour Vision. I agree with the Breitling being a little too "busy". The De Ville on the other hand is just simple and gorgeous. I just might end up with the De Ville, and I'm liking the silver dial.

    Silver dial, yay or nay?

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    Re: I can't decide between the Omega Speedmaster Pro or the Breitling Navitimer01

    Quote Originally Posted by Yukon View Post
    I think I'm focusing too much on size. I've also been considering the Omega De Ville Hour Vision. I agree with the Breitling being a little too "busy". The De Ville on the other hand is just simple and gorgeous. I just might end up with the De Ville, and I'm liking the silver dial.

    Silver dial, yay or nay?
    Yay.

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    Re: I can't decide between the Omega Speedmaster Pro or the Breitling Navitimer01

    Appreciate the feedback!

    My next question is should I go for the 8500 or 8501?

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    Re: I can't decide between the Omega Speedmaster Pro or the Breitling Navitimer01

    Quote Originally Posted by Yukon View Post
    Appreciate the feedback!

    My next question is should I go for the 8500 or 8501?
    8500 is SS whilst 8501 is for the gold model, no? Bit of a price difference.

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    Re: I can't decide between the Omega Speedmaster Pro or the Breitling Navitimer01

    Gone from sports chrono to dress watch? The DeVille is nice - and the blue dial Orbis edition the nicest of the lot to my eyes. The 8500 is a terrific movement. But dare I say it sounds like you maybe need to think about what type of watch you really want.

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    Re: I can't decide between the Omega Speedmaster Pro or the Breitling Navitimer01

    Now I see you're considering a DeVille. But I just wondered if you have considered the Speedy 9300?
    Not my pic, but I can't resist this one.

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