I am on the verge of getting a BNIB 'V' serial Sea Dweller from my AD in the next few weeks.
However I have today seen (and tried on) the Breitling Avenger Sea Wolf.
I confess to not usually being a Breitling fan as I tend to find them too "bling" and too large for my tastes.
However, the SW has really grabbed me despite it's (to me) huge 44mm x 18.4mm and weighing in at 102g.
I tried on the blue dial version (which is a very grey/blue and almost black/grey in certain light). I was bowled over by it's superb build quality and the general "feel" of it.
I love the tool like simplicity of the dial and the crown, winding, setting time etc was smooth as silk and (dare I say it!) better than any Rolex or Omega I've ever owned!
The Ti case & bracelet made it a very light watch for it's proportions and if anything added rather than deterred from it's feel of quality and solidity.
The legibility of the dial was excellent too.
All in all I was very impressed.
Thing is I don't know about the size?
I think the 44m width looked OK on my 6.5 / 6.75 (depending on temperature) wrist but I was a little unsure if i'd look ridiculous with the Empire State height of the case!!!
It sure is a beast and that's the question! Is it too much of a beast for a 5'8" tall, 12.5 stone, 6.5/6.75" wristed person like me?
It wouldn't be my only watch so wearing with a suit wouldn't be a major issue.
On the other hand I love the sea Dweller! I've owned one before, flipped it and regretted it.
It's 40mm width and thinner case do seem to be more in proportion to my wrists but it would cost significantly more.
It's re sale would undoubtably be far better as well as being easier to esll too.
It would work better in a suit or dressy situation than the SW but as I said that's not a major issue for me anyway.
So pound for pound or dollar for dollar which do YOU think is the better watch and why?
Anyone got or had a Sea Wolf and either love it or flipped it and why?
How did you get on with the height?
Is it a better watch than the SD for the money?
Would it be better to sink all my funds into an SD or split them into a SW + another?
It's my decision of course but I'd love to hear your thoughts on it.