Someone Talk Me Off This Ledge!!

Someone Talk Me Off This Ledge!!

Postby artman » January 22nd 2018, 9:21pm

Saw this on one of my watch walkabouts the other day and have become infatuated with this frickn thing. I know $2 grand is way too much for any plastic watch (they call it Breitlite) with a quartz movement (they call it a SuperQuartz) but dayam I can't get it out of my mind! Someone please tell me I'm an idiot for even considering this so I can go about my business. Thoughts??
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Re: Someone Talk Me Off This Ledge!!

Postby iwasbanned » January 22nd 2018, 9:25pm

Looks like a luminox to me.
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Re: Someone Talk Me Off This Ledge!!

Postby smellody » January 22nd 2018, 9:29pm

Sometimes you just have to scratch the itch. ....

New model?

You will find one second hand for Half the price in 18 months.
   
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Re: Someone Talk Me Off This Ledge!!

Postby svaglic » January 22nd 2018, 9:43pm

Keep looking around, something you like better will pop up and grab your attention.
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Re: Someone Talk Me Off This Ledge!!

Postby tiktok » January 22nd 2018, 9:47pm

I like it, Breitling HAQ is right up there with 9F quartz. Ms Tikker's ran +8 seconds/2017. But yeah it would be nice to buy second hand but hard to sell to a second owner.
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Re: Someone Talk Me Off This Ledge!!

Postby Racer-X » January 22nd 2018, 9:53pm

They're selling it for retail? $2k will buy an amazing second hand watch.
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Re: Someone Talk Me Off This Ledge!!

Postby bedlam » January 22nd 2018, 10:23pm

I'm sorry, at 2K these are trash at so many levels. A 'bakelite' case with a quartz movement for 2 feekin K???? Get the fuck oudda here! Total BS
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Re: Someone Talk Me Off This Ledge!!

Postby artman » January 22nd 2018, 10:37pm

bedlam wrote:I'm sorry, at 2K these are trash at so many levels. A 'bakelite' case with a quartz movement for 2 feekin K???? Get the fuck oudda here! Total BS

That's a winner! Thanks Bedlam.
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Re: Someone Talk Me Off This Ledge!!

Postby conjurer » January 22nd 2018, 10:56pm

Whew! That was close. Carl's like the Watch Whisperer.
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Re: Someone Talk Me Off This Ledge!!

Postby bedlam » January 22nd 2018, 11:03pm

conjurer wrote:Whew! That was close. Carl's like the Watch Whisperer.

And I didn't swear once!
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Re: Someone Talk Me Off This Ledge!!

Postby bedlam » January 22nd 2018, 11:20pm

artman wrote:
bedlam wrote:I'm sorry, at 2K these are trash at so many levels. A 'bakelite' case with a quartz movement for 2 feekin K???? Get the fuck oudda here! Total BS

That's a winner! Thanks Bedlam.

You want a kickass tacticool watch...buy a Damasko.

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Re: Someone Talk Me Off This Ledge!!

Postby foghorn » January 23rd 2018, 5:47am

You might be able to find one on Amazon for 800 bucks.
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Re: Someone Talk Me Off This Ledge!!

Postby codguy » January 23rd 2018, 5:51am

The OP watch is hideous
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Re: Someone Talk Me Off This Ledge!!

Postby EV2DEMON » January 23rd 2018, 6:08am

$2000 and they can't even spell "Chronometer" correctly? Geez.
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Re: Someone Talk Me Off This Ledge!!

Postby relaxer7 » January 23rd 2018, 7:14am

Tried on the plastic Breitling at their Bond Street AD before Christmas and it wasn’t bad – the thing that let it down badly was the cheap looking printed dial. It looked pretty bad to be honest.
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Re: Someone Talk Me Off This Ledge!!

Postby Mark1 » January 23rd 2018, 8:52am

This watch was discussed in an earlier thread. Still feel the same about it.

viewtopic.php?f=157&t=37022&p=381252&hilit=Breitling#p381252
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Re: Someone Talk Me Off This Ledge!!

Postby Hawk » January 23rd 2018, 10:28am

There are options if one wants a high accuracy quartz. But they can lead to a GS obsession.






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Re: Someone Talk Me Off This Ledge!!

Postby horn_doc » January 23rd 2018, 12:38pm

I tried one on at the AD in Fargo ND. Not much of a watch for 2K....I like my 300.00 Luminox much better. But it looks like plenty of Lord's have hit you with the cold bucket of water already.... :)
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Re: Someone Talk Me Off This Ledge!!

Postby artman » January 23rd 2018, 3:37pm

Mark1 wrote:This watch was discussed in an earlier thread. Still feel the same about it.

http://watchlords.com/forum/viewtopic.p ... ng#p381252

I totally missed this thread or I probably would have made some sort of negative comment as well, but when I actually tried it on at the AD it was speaking to me man! Fortunately, you guys have knocked some sense into me and I'm backing away from the over priced plastic quartz watch.


For now.
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Re: Someone Talk Me Off This Ledge!!

Postby svaglic » January 23rd 2018, 3:41pm

artman wrote:
Mark1 wrote:This watch was discussed in an earlier thread. Still feel the same about it.

viewtopic.php?f=157&t=37022&p=381252&hilit=Breitling#p381252

I totally missed this thread or I probably would have made some sort of negative comment as well, but when I actually tried it on at the AD it was speaking to me man! Fortunately, you guys have knocked some sense into me and I'm backing away from the over priced plastic quartz watch.


For now.


It was talking shit to you Arty, don't listen to it.
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Re: Someone Talk Me Off This Ledge!!

Postby spanky1 » January 23rd 2018, 4:30pm

Another Damasko Option

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Re: Someone Talk Me Off This Ledge!!

Postby Mark1 » January 23rd 2018, 6:01pm

artman wrote:
Mark1 wrote:This watch was discussed in an earlier thread. Still feel the same about it.

viewtopic.php?f=157&t=37022&p=381252&hilit=Breitling#p381252

I totally missed this thread or I probably would have made some sort of negative comment as well, but when I actually tried it on at the AD it was speaking to me man! Fortunately, you guys have knocked some sense into me and I'm backing away from the over priced plastic quartz watch.


For now.


No big deal I was just pointing out the thread because I remembered the airplane with the painted on rivets in the original. Buy what you like, but it's interesting to see what others would look for in that price range. Gotta agree with Damasko though, my DA36 looks brand new and I've had it 6 years or so. I would wonder about the bakelite or Breitlite holding up though. They mention it's light and tough. Then mention how much lighter than SS it is. They don't go into any specifics on how tough it is.
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Re: Someone Talk Me Off This Ledge!!

Postby TemerityB » January 23rd 2018, 8:23pm

I've become kind of a secret Breitling fan; not that I own one, but I really like a lot of their models. Really admire a few of them from afar.

Not that one.
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