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Thoughts on Breguet Classique 5177? It looks much nicer in this photo below than in stock photos.

 

 

I thought the 5177 was enamel?  Different version of it maybe?

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More fun though...I mentioned the desire for a micro-adjustable bracelet.  After some shopping around I settled on a preowned watch that Govberg had in stock.  Thought about a couple other things and thought very hard about the GO 70's panodate, but decided on something that I liked almost as much, was cheaper and had a whole lot of other positive traits I was looking for.

Was able to negotiate a fair price and received the package today less than 24 hours later: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Came with some nice reading material:


 Original Box:




BAM, love the Glide lock clasp:



Congratulations.

Just don't call it a "no-date" Sub and then you'll keep everyone happy LOL.

Seriously, great choice. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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The only "gold" watch I would ever wear (not my photo):
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Yes, that is a beautiful vintage Rolex.

For me, I've got no problems whatsoever with a nice gold watch on a strap.

Hope to have one myself soon.

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Thoughts on Breguet Classique 5177? It looks much nicer in this photo below than in stock photos.



Much respect for Breguet. Just don't love the proportions here.

It's a very "fine" and very ....elegant example of watchmaking, I suppose. But I personally can't get with the smallish numerals, and also the hands unfortunately. Of course that's basically their DNA, but it's just not my thing. Far too staid.

The dial however, is very cool.

And you don't see many Breguets in the wild (at least I don't).
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I thought the 5177 was enamel?  Different version of it maybe?

hmm, I think there may be two versions. I'm trying to figure that out now.

edit - I think this is the 5177BR 12 while the one you mention is the 5177BR 29... strange naming system.
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I usually am a big fan of the guilloche Breguet dials, but that one is not speaking to me.
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I guess nevertheless the exact model #, I prefer the enamel dial version.  It is just so well executed and screams Breguet to me.

 

The brand gets the token bump down for being in the Swatch group, which I don't agree with but that's the perception I get from the boards anyway.  Beautiful rotor and well finished movement as well.  Lugs look thin though!  (borrowed pic, don't own either)

 

 

5177wrist3.jpg 

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Is it bad to say I love Breguet numerals but on other manufacturers watches?  

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I love Breguet watches, not necessarily just the ones with Breguet numerals

My 3910 gets more wrist time than any other watch I own.
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That enamel dialed version is the money.
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Two more:


Breguet 7787BR 29

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Breguet 7787BR 12

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Yes, no, for me.
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Thoughts on Breguet Classique 5177? It looks much nicer in this photo below than in stock photos.

I tried it on for the heck of it when I was at one of their boutiques last year.  I don't really care for that style of guilloche, and the date window IMHO looks terrible.  I don't car for it being angled and getting larger as it goes toward the case, and it detracts from their watches.  I would only want a date if it were on a subdial for a Breguet, as it seem more traditional and more appropriate on what are generally very traditional watches.  

 

Personally, I like certain elements of them, some of their guilloche dials, the coin edging on the cases, and their hands.  They are also very finely finished.  Still some how I don't really have a desire to own one.  For what most cost I would generally rather have a Patek, Lange, AP, VC or maybe even a Piaget.  Also as someone else mentioned, it somehow seems to have a little less luster as part of the Swatch Group....I wonder if perceptions would be different if it were part of Richemont. 

 

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I guess nevertheless the exact model #, I prefer the enamel dial version.  It is just so well executed and screams Breguet to me.

 

The brand gets the token bump down for being in the Swatch group, which I don't agree with but that's the perception I get from the boards anyway.  Beautiful rotor and well finished movement as well.  Lugs look thin though!  (borrowed pic, don't own either)

 

 

5177wrist3.jpg 

The do nice work with enamel, however I almost always think a Breguet without a guilloche dial seems to be missing part of its DNA.  Yes, many people seem to think the brand lacks something as part of the Swatch Group...and in an odd way, I sort of agree.  

 

I have looked at them fairly recently.  I'm not sure that I think the lugs are that thin, it may be sort of the close proximity they are to each other (rather than having a bit more distance between them) that leads to that perception.  I think they make a very good quality watch, but I just hesitate at that kind of money to choose a Breguet.  I find the designs, and finish on other high end brands a bit more appealing. 

 

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Is it bad to say I love Breguet numerals but on other manufacturers watches?  

Agreed! :fistbump:  I sort of prefer them on other brands. 

 

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Two more:


Breguet 7787BR 29

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Breguet 7787BR 12

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I tried those on also.  I liked the asymmetry created by the power reserve and the placement of the Breguet name near 9 (although I hate the oval with the name on the Guilloche dial version). Again, it was a nice watch, but I questioned if this model or the brand really was something I would spend that type of money on when there are so many high end brands in that price range. 

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I tried it on for the heck of it when I was at one of their boutiques last year.  I don't really care for that style of guilloche, and the date window IMHO looks terrible.  I don't car for it being angled and getting larger as it goes toward the case, and it detracts from their watches.  I would only want a date if it were on a subdial for a Breguet, as it seem more traditional and more appropriate on what are generally very traditional watches.  

Personally, I like certain elements of them, some of their guilloche dials, the coin edging on the cases, and their hands.  They are also very finely finished.  Still some how I don't really have a desire to own one.  For what most cost I would generally rather have a Patek, Lange, AP, VC or maybe even a Piaget.  Also as someone else mentioned, it somehow seems to have a little less luster as part of the Swatch Group....I wonder if perceptions would be different if it were part of Richemont. 

The do nice work with enamel, however I almost always think a Breguet without a guilloche dial seems to be missing part of its DNA.  Yes, many people seem to think the brand lacks something as part of the Swatch Group...and in an odd way, I sort of agree.  

I have looked at them fairly recently.  I'm not sure that I think the lugs are that thin, it may be sort of the close proximity they are to each other (rather than having a bit more distance between them) that leads to that perception.  I think they make a very good quality watch, but I just hesitate at that kind of money to choose a Breguet.  I find the designs, and finish on other high end brands a bit more appealing. 

Agreed! fistbump.gif   I sort of prefer them on other brands. 

I tried those on also.  I liked the asymmetry created by the power reserve and the placement of the Breguet name near 9 (although I hate the oval with the name on the Guilloche dial version). Again, it was a nice watch, but I questioned if this model or the brand really was something I would spend that type of money on when there are so many high end brands in that price range. 

What other watches would you buy in price range and style? I don't like how most (almost all) Pateks look. Which Lange? Any of the more complex Lange are a lot more expensive.
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From my less experienced/learned POV, any of these 3 would be compelling (I like the Vacheron best): http://www.hodinkee.com/features/three-on-three-manual-dress-watch
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