Breitling Buying Guide

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Breitling Buying Guide

People prefer Swiss watches because of their high quality and precision. Breitling watches are just like that, very precise and also luxurious. They are thus the first choice in watches for many people. The Breitling company brands itself as a manufacturer of instruments for professionals, so buying a Breitling is not as simple as buying just any watch. These devices have many advanced features, and the natural result is that they are also high in price. Therefore, it is essential to make an informed decision, paying attention to all the features and watch types available. Breitling watches are available from high street jewellery stores, as well as from sellers on sites such as eBay.

Parts of Breitling Watches

Each part of a Breitling watch, as with most watches, is essential and has a specific role. The main parts include the case, dial, hands, bracelet, movement, and crystal.

Breitling Watch Case

The case is the mantle of a Breitling watch, which surrounds the timepiece. The design of any Breitling watch case is durable in order to provide maximum protection in case of any impact. Titanium or stainless steel alloys with quality finishes make for top-class covers that are often also water-resistant. Other popular Breitlings materials include gold in its many variations (including rose gold). Bezels, crowns, backs, and push pieces attach to the case.

Breitling Watch Dial

The dial is the plate that displays the figures showing the time of day. The hands on the dial indicate the exact time. Breitling produces both simple watches and more sophisticated chronographs, which have more precise chronometres. Typically, a Breitling dial looks like a complex instrument panel rather than like an ordinary watch.

Breitling Watch Hands

The brass hands on the dial show the time. The hands are very resistant, as they can withstand 30 Ncm of torque at a minimum. The luminescent substance on the hands makes them glow in the dark, so one can glance at the watch at any time of day and still be able to read the time.

Breitling Watch Bracelet

The bracelet is the part that goes around the wrist. Breitling watches come with high-end bracelets with hand-polished, elegant finishes, and these bracelets are also comfortable to wear. The clasp and end pieces connect the two sides of the metal bracelet and attach it around the wrist. Besides metal straps, Breitling also offers various hide straps. Sports watches come with sturdy rubber straps.

Breitling Watch Movement

The movement on a watch is the internal mechanism responsible for accurately keeping time. Breitling movements are sturdy and reliable. Breitling designs use mechanical movement that involves a power source, an escapement, a wheel train, and an oscillator. The watches are typically self-winding and thus require no maintenance on the user's part.

Breitling Watch Crystal

A synthetic sapphire crystal covers the delicate dial and the hands of a Breitling watch. It is scratch-resistant and prevents glare, thanks to its glare-proofing treatment. This glass is extremely sturdy and allows the watch to be readable in all sorts of conditions.

Breitling Watch Sizes

When it comes to the sizes of Breitling watches, the models vary in terms of the diameter and the thickness of the case, which is the main body of the watch. Many of the most renowned models are smaller than one might expect. The following chart details the models and their respective diameters and thicknesses, as of 2013.

Breitling Watch Model

Diameter (mm)

Thickness (mm)

Chronomat 41

41

15.4

Chronomat 44

44

16.95

Chronomat 44 GMT

44

16.9

Chronomat GMT

47

18.35

Chronomat Blackbird

44

17

Navitimer 01

43

14.25

Navitimer World

46

15.5

Navitimer Cosmonaute

43

13.85

Navitimer 1461

46

15.5

Superocean 42

42

15

Superocean 44

44

16.7

Superocean Chronograph II

44

17.2

Superocean Chronograph M2000

46

19.1

Superocean GMT

41

12.65

Avenger II and Avenger II GMT

43

N/A

Super Avenger II

48

N/A

Avenger II Seawolf

45

N/A

Transocean Chronograph

43

14.35

Transocean Chronograph 38

38

N/A

Transocean Chronograph GMT

43

N/A

Transocean Chronograph Unitime

46

15.4

Transocean Chronograph 1461 and QP

43

15.25

Transocean Day & Date

43

12.8

Galactic 41

41

14

Galactic 36 Automatic

36

12.3

Galactic 32

32

12.7

Galactic 30

30

12.2

Superocean Heritage 46

46

13.6

Superocean Heritage 42

42

12.95

Superocean Heritage Chronographe 46

46

16.4

Superocean Heritage Chronographe 44

44

16.2

Montbrillant 01

40

13.5

Montbrillant 47

47

15

Montbrillant Datora

43

14.1

Colt Chronograph II

44

13.45

Colt 44

44

14

Colt 33

33

11.6

Aerospace

42

10.4

Chronospace

48

15.2

Chronospace Automatic

46

15.95

Knowing the exact measurements of a Breitling watch not only helps one to choose a watch that fits perfectly, but also allows one to determine with confidence whether the watch is genuine or fake. For those watches that have "N/A" as the thickness value, Breitling has not detailed the value in the watch specifications.

How to Buy a Breitling on eBay

When looking for Breitling watch deals on eBay, start by typing your keywords into the search box at the top of any eBay page. After you receive the initial search results, you can sort them by price, or click on similar results if you did not receive the result you were looking for. View the item listing and any photos for details on the watch's size and appearance. All parts of Breitling watches are high in quality, and the production process is under careful scrutiny and control at each step. The main parts include the movement, dial, hands, case, bracelet, and the covering crystal. On eBay, top-rated sellers, rated by other buyers, are more likely to know more about these watches, and should be able to answer any questions you may have.

 
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