Re: Breitling Aerospace
- From: "John S." <hjsjms@xxxxxx>
- Date: 4 Dec 2005 15:54:18 -0800
Take a look at the Seiko Sportura series using the H023 movement. The
Breitling Aerospace I handled was not exactly svelte, so the Seiko
might be a possibility.
The Citizen Navihawks I've seen had an impossibly busy analog display
and a squinty LCD screen. The Seiko Sportura uses a simple 3 hande
analog display and makes the LCD screen large and readable. And they
do away with all those unreadable flight calculator slide rule bezels
that Citizen is famous for.
Mij Adyaw wrote:
> If Citizen made a watch that is as thin as the Aerospace with all of the
> features and the good looks, I would be the first to purchase it. I have
> owned a Citizen Skyhawk Blue Angels watch, and while it is a very nice
> functional watch, it is not aesthetically in the same category as the
> Breitling Aerospace. The Breitling Aerospace definitely has the look.
> "John S." <hjsjms@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> > Mij Adyaw wrote:
> >> I would also suggest to the original poster to goto www.timezone.com and
> >> www.watchuseek.com and solicit opinions there on the General forums and
> >> on
> >> the Breitling forum. The usenet group seems to be more oriented toward
> >> lower-end watches that provide great value for the money rather than
> >> high-end watches. IK believe that there is only one other person on this
> >> newsgroup that is a proponent of high-end watches and that collects them
> >> (Thore). If you subscribe to the logic of many folks in the forum, then
> >> even
> >> mechanical watches that cost $2500 that have ETA movements have very poor
> >> values. If you agree with this type of logic, then you should purchase a
> >> Citizen or a Casio rather than the Breitlings. These folks also probably
> >> drive Toyotas rather than Mercedes or BMW. There is nothing wrong with
> >> this;
> >> it's simply a lifestyle choice. I consider this the "utilitarian"
> >> approach
> >> and it does have its advantages especially if you do not want to spend
> >> much
> >> money. On the other hand, there are many folks like myself that like
> >> high-end watches and are willing to pay for them. You cannot really
> >> compare
> >> the Aerospace to a Citizen. To do so would be like to compare a low-end
> >> Toyota to a high-end Mercedes.
> > But the OP voiced concern that he felt he was overpaying when the
> > Breitling was 5x a watch of comparable performance from Citizen or
> > Seiko. Clearly the decision to pay $2,500 is not made on the basis of
> > cold logoc and performance, but on desire for what one considers to be
> > nice things and for a good dose of status.
> >> There is also no problem with the single crown to control all Aerospace
> >> features. It is extremely rugged and does not cause any problems. Over
> >> the
> >> past 14 years, I have owned three Aerospace watches and have never had a
> >> problem..
> > That record is not exactly confidence inspiring, unless you still own
> > all three.
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