Breitling Watch Source Blog
Breitling Watch Source Blog
This is a blog about mechanical and quartz luxury watches, with a slight focus on the brand Breitling. Is a blog component of a informational Breitling site.
Spotting the Good Breitling Fakes
I wrote a new article on some of the differences between the good fakes and the real Breitling s. Not a super intensive definitive guide on a model-to-model basis, but rather a general guide as to what to look for and where the fakes falter. I included some pics to illustrate the differences.. I hope you enjoy ...
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Cartier Roadster Video Review
I posted a Video review of the Cartier Roadster a couple weeks back, but did not get a chance to post it on here as I have been busy moving! Now that I have started settling back in I am catching up a bit on the posts. This Cartier Roadster was a surprisingly nice watch, ...
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Super Complication! Franck Muller Aeternitas Mega 4
Franck Muller put out a set of 4 complicated watches last year, dubbed the Aeternitas Mega series 1, 2, 3 and 4. The fourth watch is the one of interest here. With over 1200(!) parts this is one of the most complicated watches in existance. Here is the list of impressive features: Grand tourbillon Grande and Petite ...
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Panerai Case Styles Explained?
Have you ever wondered what the different styles of Panerai cases are? If you’re already a seasoned Panerai collector, this will not be anything you already don’t know, but if you’re new to the brand, this article might be of interest to you. I know from personal experience that it was difficult to tell the ...
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How do you pronounce Submariner?
After having a conversation over the phone today with a fellow about watches, I noticed he pronounced the word “Submariner” as in Rolex Submariner as sub MAH ren ner. Like the baseball team the Seattle Mariners but with Sub in front. I pronouce it Sub mah REEN ner like the word Submarine with an R ...
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The Panerai Source Is Open!
I’ve been working hard for the last few months collecting data and building a new site: Panerai Source . This site is intended to be a culmination of information on all the Panerai watches in an easy-to-use format similar to the one used for Breitling Source, but this time for Panerai Watches. Every single Pre-V and ...
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Chuck Maddox, Rest in Peace
It has been brought to my attention that Chuck Maddox , a legened in the Watch community, providing us with an amazing amount of information on watches, especially Omegas, has passed away yesterday. A moment of silence for one of the most knowledgeable watch guys on the net. Chuck’s Blog: http://chuckmaddoxwatch.blogspot.com/
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LVMH Picks up Hublot
Moet Hennessey Louis Vuitton, the largest luxury brand group in the world, has just acquired Hublot . This will really ramp up the level of quality high-end watches that the group produces. They will join Tag Heuer and Zenith among others at LVMH. Hublot has been around since 1980 and produces some of the most advanced ...
Marathon CSAR Video Review!
My good friend Norman aka “Nubo” has posted a great review on the hunky chunky Marathon CSAR. Marathon is a Canadian company that produces products for military and other such entities. The Marathon CSAR is a huge watch, 47mm in diameter, and looks almost as big as a Breitling Super Avenger, but much more tool ...
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Baselworld 2008 Breitling Booth
One of the more knowledgeable but new members of the Breitling source forums, Bere4421 recently visited Baselworld 2008 in Switzerland and took some pics when he was there of the beautiful Breitling Booth. Again the fishes were back, and the massive booth does not fail to amaze. Here is the shot he took of the Front corner ...
Breitling Super Avenger White Dial
Here’s a video review of a Breitling Super Avenger White dial that I did. This is the first generation of Super Avenger… it went through one change with the Pro II and larger Applied Wings logo, and next years model will lose the arabics and have trapezoidal indices instead. The Super Avenger is a hulking watch ...
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IWC Portuguese Chronograph
The IWC Portuguese is one of the most recognizable classics in the IWC line of watches, having changed very little from generation to generation, though new variations have been coming out such as the F.A. Jones, 7 Day 5000 series Portuguese with the Pellaton winding system, and the new Regulateur Portuguese. The Portuguese Chrono is ...
Patek Philippe Manufacturing Process
This is a VERY cool promotional video by Patek Philippe showing their manufacturing process, perhaps illustrating a day (or month) in the life of Patek Philippe. One of the most well done videos I have ever seen made by a company showing the process. Not to mention that a Patek is probably one of the ...
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Diamond Bezels for Breitlings
One of the more Charismatic members of the Breitlingsource Forums, acceldebt, posted one of his wonderful videos on Breitling Diamond bezels, to help educate and encourage the newbie to Diamond Bezels. They are a beautiful accessory when used correctly, at least in my opinion. Some people despise them, to each his own! Enjoy the video:
Richard Mille and the Mille-Starck
When Richard Mille first launched his collection of watches in 2001, he caused quite a stir with his unique cases and movements. Now his signature skeletonised cases and calibers with futuristic materials and style are an icon of high-end technology combined with old world horology. The Mille-Starck watch, which is a collaboration with the designer Philippe ...
New Tudor Iconaut - Tudor gets big too!
Tudor, which is a brand of Rolex, is really starting to be more progressive in their styling. Perhaps Rolex, which is notoriously slow to change, is living vicariously through it’s sub-brand Tudor. Rolex has suprised a lot of Watch collectors with the introduction of the Yachtmaster II last year and this year with the Sea-Dweller ...
New Breitling 2008 Watches and Dials
The new 2008 Breitling Lineup has been released at Baselworld, and here are the new looks for the year. New Super Avenger, new SuperOcean and many others. Breitling Super Avenger Dial - No more arabics, now just stick markers. This watch is less sporty than it used to be.. not sure if I like it or ...
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Big Rolex Day-Date II - Rolex Moves past 40!
The day has finally come. Rolex has taken one of their classic Oyster Perpetual models and increased the diameter past 40. Enter the Day-Date II 41mm: Available only in Platinum, White, Yellow or Everose (Rose/Pink) Gold. Why Rolex has to called it “Everose” I don’t know… its kind of like “Rolesor” or “Rolesium”. This new big ...
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New Rolex Sea Dweller DeepSea
Rolex announced a new version of the Sea-Dweller, the DeepSea, which goes deeper than previous models, and looks pretty sweet to boot. Rolex is really starting to step up to the plate and bring some new models out that step outside of that cramped little Rolex box finally and I am liking it. Rolex purists ...
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Tag Heuer Forumla 1 Chronotimer
I did a review on a Tag Heuer Formula 1 Chronotimer that I had briefly in my possession. This was actually a pretty neat watch and I liked the way it looked on my wrist, but I figured if I didn’t keep the Breitling B-1, why would I keep this one? I’d make the typical ...
A. Lange & Sohne Lange 1 goes Grand
Who says bigger watches are going out of style? At SIHH 2008 A.Lange & Sohne announced a new watch, the Grand Lange 1. Which is a 42mm version of the Lange 1, originally in a 38mm case. This is a move towards larger watches by the high-end German watch manufacturer, which has traditionally made watches ...
Franck Muller Casablanca Watch Review
For a change, I decided to get myself a Franck Muller Casablanca watch.. Its now traded, but I really enjoyed it for the short time I had it. The Franck Muller is an interesting watch, very different from anything I’ve ever had, but very well made. The case has an extremely interesting shape, which Franck ...
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Breitling Blackbird Video Review
Forgot to post this when I uploaded it.. but Figured i’d give you all a heads up. This is a video review of the Breitling Blackbird.. the newer one that is based on the same case as the Chronomat Evolution, with the faceted Pilot bracelet which is unique to the Blackbird. Very nice. This bad boy ...
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Garinin Watch Winder Video!
The Garinin Watch winder review was very popular amongst the readers of my blog, as everyone is always looking for a good deal on a watch winder… one of the posters on my forum sent me this youtube video he made! Really nice to see what it looks like in video… Enjoy!
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Cartier Roadster Automatic Large Mens Watch
I’ve been starting to try and branch out towards watches witha non-round shape. I’ve owned a few rectangular watches, such as a Longines Dolce Vita and some others here and there, but I really wanted to try a Tonneau shaped watch, aside from the knock-offs that people give you as gifts when they visit ...
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Maximilian Busser and Friends HM3 Coming soon?
Max Busser came to fame as the man who brought Harry Winston brand to the forefront of Horological technology with stunning peices such as the annually released Opus series, which collaborates with a different independant watchmaker each year. After launching his own brand in 2006, MB&F (Max Busser & Friends ), and following the same pattern of ...
Baselworld, SIHH and WPHH 2008 Coming Up!
With Baselworld and SIHH (Salon International de la Haute Horologerie) coming up all the watch houses and getting their new models up to show. Baselworld takes place April 3-10 and SIHH takes place on April 7-12. The WPHH (World Presentation of Haute Horlogerie) created by Franck Muller Watchland I do not know when that is, ...
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IWC ? A company to Watch out For
With the booming Swiss Watch industry there have been certain brands that are doing extremely well, among them, IWC is showing a very large increase in sales over the last few years according to the Richemont Group. IWC has always been a player in the high end and midrange with their more affordable Aquatimer series of ...
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Urwerk – Great Innovative and Useful Complications
Urwerk has been around for a while now, and their Urwerk 201 Model with the UR 7.01 Calibre movement is an extremely recognizable watch in WIS circles. The unique way in which it tells the time is only one of the things that makes Felix Baumgartner’s creation unique. Felix started the company around 10 years ago and in the last few years it has taken off. The small manufacture only makes around 200 watches a year, and one of the most creative and useful features of the watch is on the caseback: The ability to regulate your own watch! I personally would love to see this feature on other watches, because it could be really useful. At the same time I understand how that kind of thing would be confusing to the casual watch wearer so it may not be a good feature on say a Rolex, Breitling or Omega, but I would love to see it on an affordable and attainable watch (for a man of my modest reach). Not only does it give you the ability to regulate your own watch without opening the case ba...
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Wyler – Geneve ZagatoMore articles from this author:
I’d seen an occasional ad here and there for a brand called Wyler, but noticed that there were very few if any dealers in North America. For a brand that carries such a hefty price tag and has such famous brand ambassadors such as Richard Gere, you’d thing they’d have better brand recognition. Wyler is based in Geneva, and produces some very beautiful and unique manufacture movements including their new Wyler Geneve Zagato, which is produced in a limited edition of 25 peices. It is powered by a 10-day power reserve movement with indicator, and unique crown guard that is something of a Wyler signature. Front: Back: Specs: Manual Wind 8-day power reserve Titanium Case Exhibition Back Power Reserve Indicator
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