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    Breitling Colt - High Accuracy Quartz

    So, I think it'll soon be time to add a new piece to the stable. I am seriously considering one of these as:

    They look good
    I don't have a HAQ
    I don't mind a date on a Quartz watch (as I don't need to keep setting it)
    I am after a change from a black face this time
    I don't have a Breitling (so no brand duplication)

    I am a bit torn between these two specs. I think the green leather and white face version looks great fun, but the steel and blue face version could be more practical in use.

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    I would be be keen to here from anyone with experience of these. How have you found them? Are the straps any good over time? I have a friend who has the chronograph Colt on steel, and he's been happy with that.

    Also, any view on the two versions I've created above? I am drawn towards the top one, but would I tire of it?
    Last edited by OrangeSport; May 9, 2015 at 08:18 AM.
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    Not a fan of green - I'd go for the blue, myself:
    a. Because of dial clarity, and
    b. It has a bracelet

    If the green 'speaks' to you; then that's the one you should go for. As for getting tired of it - Only you could know the answer to that.
    Some people have opinions - The rest of us have taste.

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    I can see why you are torn.....I would feel the same as both are nice in their own was. One thing that I would consider is its legibility, in the day, and I suspect the white dial could be an issue.. You probably need to see it for yourself. If legibility is not an issue, I lean towards the white - coz i would have more straps options than the blue.


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    Thanksboth, good call on the clarity. Hadn't considered that..

    Any my views on the movement; accuracy, longevity, reliability etc?
    Last edited by OrangeSport; May 9, 2015 at 08:31 AM.
    G-Shock: GW-7900-1ER & GW3000B-1A
    Rolex: Submariner 14060M
    Accurist: 1965 Shockmaster & 1961 Gold Shockmaster
    Omega: Speedmaster Professional 3570.50.00

    Meistersinger: Perigraph AM1002
    Ben Sherman: S489.OOBS
    1990: Rotary Gold Case

    Steinhart: GMT Ocean One 39mm

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    I'd go blue personally, I nearly got one myself a few years ago. Great, solid watches
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    personally i would go for blue on a blue rubber strap...i love HAQ-watches, so i might be biased towards the topic...

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    Thanks for the input.

    I'm not a fan of rubber straps. The blue face is nice though...
    G-Shock: GW-7900-1ER & GW3000B-1A
    Rolex: Submariner 14060M
    Accurist: 1965 Shockmaster & 1961 Gold Shockmaster
    Omega: Speedmaster Professional 3570.50.00

    Meistersinger: Perigraph AM1002
    Ben Sherman: S489.OOBS
    1990: Rotary Gold Case

    Steinhart: GMT Ocean One 39mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeSport View Post
    Thanks for the input.

    I'm not a fan of rubber straps. The blue face is nice though...
    Give the rubber a chance. You will be surprise how comfortable it wears. Again, if you could, try it on at the AD.


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    Sounds like you think the green would be more fun and different from your normal watch wear, and I can definitely see that. And with a brown, tan, black, grey, or blue strap, it could also be made more versatile when green doesn't fit the bill. As a "sport" watch, however, green should work fine most of the time.

    Jane
    Last edited by JAGtime; May 9, 2015 at 01:00 PM.

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    The blue is fugly as! The date, red text, everything is more harmonious on the beige dial. Breitling professionals are fantastic watches BTW. I'd go Aerospace myself but whatever floats your boat

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