Review: Breitling Avenger Automatic 45 Seawolf

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Review: Breitling Avenger Automatic 45 Seawolf

Post by Racer-X » November 2nd 2019, 10:12am

"The Breitling Avenger Automatic 45 Seawolf is described by the brand as a ‘Bold, extremely robust and shock resistant’, ‘pilots’ watch prepared for adventures well below the ocean’s surface (up to 300 bars – 3000m)’. While we absolutely agree with the brand that the watch is extremely robust, considering its size, we can’t help but to applaud the marketeer or copywriter’s dark humor with the latter line. After all, which pilot doesn’t dream of taking an adventure well below the ocean’s surface."

https://deployant.com/breitling-avenger ... 5-seawolf/

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Re: Review: Breitling Avenger Automatic 45 Seawolf

Post by 3Flushes » November 2nd 2019, 12:21pm

I like it.

But a watch for pilots 10,000 feet water resistant? Not very optimistic at all. What? They couldn't figure out how to make the 911 beacon work underwater? What if the crash occurrs on land? Maybe it's so when the wreckage is discovered someday and the watch is recovered from the pilots' skeletal remnances it can be returned to family? If it was me, I'd take the entire arm and wrist-hand assembly with the watch and mount it like a fish on a nice board with a little engraved brass plate.
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Re: Review: Breitling Avenger Automatic 45 Seawolf

Post by MKTheVintageBloke » November 2nd 2019, 1:59pm

The new Avenger line-up looks OK. This one's too big, and with an idiotic WR rating. Breitling also makes the time-only Avenger in a 43m case, with a WR rating of 300m. No yellow dial for that smaller one, but unlike this yellow hockey puck, it's not on the silly side.
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Re: Review: Breitling Avenger Automatic 45 Seawolf

Post by MKTheVintageBloke » November 2nd 2019, 3:48pm

tiktok wrote:
November 2nd 2019, 3:21pm
IWC the same, bloated and no in house for under 8-9K.
The current Pilot Spitfire, the basic time-and-date model in steel, costs a hair above $4300. The movement's roughly 2892-based, but no longer the completely generic thing...
https://watchbase.com/iwc/caliber/32110
...more like a new design built on the 2892 baseplate.
Unlike ETA, they've managed to boost the power reserve to 72h, without reducing the frequency from 28 800 a/h.

$5700 buys the chrono version, which is built on the 7750 baseplate, but they've kicked most of the 7750 out of it, replacing the cam with a column wheel (which means pretty much a complete redesign of the chrono mechanism), and throwing out the entire auto winding assembly in favour of the Pellaton pawl system.
https://watchbase.com/iwc/caliber/69370
https://watchbase.com/iwc/caliber/69380

Guess that's better than Breitling - they add pretty much nothing of their own to the ETAs they use.
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