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Originally Posted by chocsosa View Post

I am inheriting a Breiting watch from my dad for being a new dad to my little girl. It was purchased in the 90's and its a quartz. I dont see a lot of love on here for quartz watches being of course the art behind automatic movements. What is the general consensus behind the Breitling brand and one that's a quartz?

 

I, too, would like to echo all the support above for your sentimental quartz. To think any less of this gift because of the actual implementation of spinning hands would miss the whole point, and sadly devalue such a special gesture.

 

In support of sentimental quartz watches, let me introduce the only watch I own that isn't more at home in the in the Poor Man's Watch Thread: the Omega Speedmaster Professional X-33 that I'm wearing today. It was given to me by my father, who was lucky enough to pilot STS-125, the final Hubble Space Telescope servicing mission. My understanding is that though it was already being discontinued, Omega did a special run of a hundred-or-so watches to allow astronauts aboard the last handful of Space Shuttle missions to continue the tradition of buying a Speedmaster for use in space. There was a limit of one per person, but a fellow crew member passed on the opportunity so my dad bough one for me and my brother. He wore mine, my brothers, and a third that he borrowed from NASA for his own use, during the actual launch into orbit.

 

Anyway, it's a quartz. And hell, considering what it was made for, it absolutely should be. Regardless, I would never let it take away from the sentimental value of this gift, and I surely wouldn't trade it for any mechanical watch in the world. This is something I plan on passing on to my son, and your Breitling sounds like a perfect eventual gift for your daughter's first son.

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Sorry for the blurry photos. And while it has a titanium bracelet, but I usually like to usually like to wear it on NATOs.)

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Great gift, my man!
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Originally Posted by kentyman View Post

I, too, would like to echo all the support above for your sentimental quartz. To think any less of this gift because of the actual implementation of spinning hands would miss the whole point, and sadly devalue such a special gesture.

In support of sentimental quartz watches, let me introduce the only watch I own that isn't more at home in the in the Poor Man's Watch Thread: the Omega Speedmaster Professional X-33 that I'm wearing today. It was given to me by my father, who was lucky enough to pilot STS-125, the final Hubble Space Telescope servicing mission. My understanding is that though it was already being discontinued, Omega did a special run of a hundred-or-so watches to allow astronauts aboard the last handful of Space Shuttle missions to continue the tradition of buying a Speedmaster for use in space. There was a limit of one per person, but a fellow crew member passed on the opportunity so my dad bough one for me and my brother. He wore mine, my brothers, and a third that he borrowed from NASA for his own use, during the actual launch into orbit.

Anyway, it's a quartz. And hell, considering what it was made for, it absolutely should be. Regardless, I would never let it take away from the sentimental value of this gift, and I surely wouldn't trade it for any mechanical watch in the world
. This is something I plan on passing on to my son, and your Breitling sounds like a perfect eventual gift for your daughter's first son.











(Sorry for the blurry photos. And while it has a titanium bracelet, but I usually like to usually like to wear it on NATOs.)
post #17493 of 33484
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Originally Posted by kentyman View Post

I, too, would like to echo all the support above for your sentimental quartz. To think any less of this gift because of the actual implementation of spinning hands would miss the whole point, and sadly devalue such a special gesture.

In support of sentimental quartz watches, let me introduce the only watch I own that isn't more at home in the in the Poor Man's Watch Thread: the Omega Speedmaster Professional X-33 that I'm wearing today. It was given to me by my father, who was lucky enough to pilot STS-125, the final Hubble Space Telescope servicing mission. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
My understanding is that though it was already being discontinued, Omega did a special run of a hundred-or-so watches to allow astronauts aboard the last handful of Space Shuttle missions to continue the tradition of buying a Speedmaster for use in space. There was a limit of one per person, but a fellow crew member passed on the opportunity so my dad bough one for me and my brother. He wore mine, my brothers, and a third that he borrowed from NASA for his own use, during the actual launch into orbit.

Anyway, it's a quartz. And hell, considering what it was made for, it absolutely should be. Regardless, I would never let it take away from the sentimental value of this gift, and I surely wouldn't trade it for any mechanical watch in the world
. This is something I plan on passing on to my son, and your Breitling sounds like a perfect eventual gift for your daughter's first son.









(Sorry for the blurry photos. And while it has a titanium bracelet, but I usually like to usually like to wear it on NATOs.)
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I wouldn't trade that for any other watch in the world if I were you, either.
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Originally Posted by ErikW View Post


im not a huge fan of their square watches, though i like a few. but if they suit your wrist, that is a different story.
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Originally Posted by Belligero View Post

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I wouldn't trade that for any other watch in the world if I were you, either.

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What does this model call? Never seen this royal oak before.

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Originally Posted by jkiu View Post

Just got this, the 40th anniversary royal oak

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Originally Posted by Belligero View Post


That looks great in steel, especially with the non-fluted bezel.

Thanks.  I don't think I've ever seen a ref 17000 with anything other than the smooth bezel.  I believe you could only get a fluted bezel on models that used a gold bezel.

 

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Originally Posted by kentyman View Post

 

I, too, would like to echo all the support above for your sentimental quartz. To think any less of this gift because of the actual implementation of spinning hands would miss the whole point, and sadly devalue such a special gesture.

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

In support of sentimental quartz watches, let me introduce the only watch I own that isn't more at home in the in the Poor Man's Watch Thread: the Omega Speedmaster Professional X-33 that I'm wearing today. It was given to me by my father, who was lucky enough to pilot STS-125, the final Hubble Space Telescope servicing mission. My understanding is that though it was already being discontinued, Omega did a special run of a hundred-or-so watches to allow astronauts aboard the last handful of Space Shuttle missions to continue the tradition of buying a Speedmaster for use in space. There was a limit of one per person, but a fellow crew member passed on the opportunity so my dad bough one for me and my brother. He wore mine, my brothers, and a third that he borrowed from NASA for his own use, during the actual launch into orbit.

 

 

 

Anyway, it's a quartz. And hell, considering what it was made for, it absolutely should be. Regardless, I would never let it take away from the sentimental value of this gift, and I surely wouldn't trade it for any mechanical watch in the world. This is something I plan on passing on to my son, and your Breitling sounds like a perfect eventual gift for your daughter's first son.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great story about the watches your dad gave you and your brother!

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F**k, wish I had $100k to drop on a watch. It's a beaut. Let me know if you're interested in adopting a 27 year old.

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Originally Posted by jkiu View Post

Just got this, the 40th anniversary royal oak

post #17499 of 33484
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Originally Posted by ErikW View Post

 

 

 

I'm not a fan of the B&Rs above, but you are the only person that will be wearing it, so if you like it go for it.

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Originally Posted by ErikW View Post

F**k, wish I had $100k to drop on a watch. It's a beaut. Let me know if you're interested in adopting a 27 year old.

What's that model called? 

post #17501 of 33484
Thanks all for the great suggestions. I think I will go for a TF and see if it gets any wrist time before upgrading her to a twenty4.

And here is my contribution to this great thread smile.gif. Apologies for the smartphone photo quality...


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Thanks all! The stories are awesome! My dad is more about achievements.. every milestone has been a small little gift. When I graduated undergrad he gave me his vintage Oris..when I finished Grad school he gave me his Omega seamaster.. now with the baby he is giving me his breitling..he is urging me to get a Phd and he will get something big, lol... Im not even thinking of going that route for a very , very, very long time..lol.. Thanks for all the stories again guys.. will post when I get it

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Originally Posted by chocsosa View Post

Thanks all! The stories are awesome! My dad is more about achievements.. every milestone has been a small little gift. When I graduated undergrad he gave me his vintage Oris..when I finished Grad school he gave me his Omega seamaster.. now with the baby he is giving me his breitling..he is urging me to get a Phd and he will get something big, lol... Im not even thinking of going that route for a very , very, very long time..lol.. Thanks for all the stories again guys.. will post when I get it

 

Glad you appreciate your dad's gestures. I got my PhD years ago and as a graduation gift I received... nothing.  I was too busy working in any case.  

 

Years later I started making up for the gifts I never received hahaha. :)

 

Congratulations again!

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On topic, here's a pic to support the notion of heirloom/sentimental value.  From earlier this afternoon - me wearing my museum Movado.  

 

 

 

OMG!  Movado!  Quartz!  But hey, a his-and-hers pair was given to me and my wife when we got married more than a decade ago.  My parents-in-law must have saved up for months to buy that, given what I know of their financial capabilities.  I loved them for it, and honor their gift.  Today they are retired, and we're fortunate to be able to support them as their retirement savings were obliterated by this and that financial crisis.  

 

Yeah, we have several Rolexes and Pateks in our stable now but sometimes I still whip out my Movado. Frankly, I think it works well with the suit/shoe ensemble. :)

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Originally Posted by no frills View Post

On topic, here's a pic to support the notion of heirloom/sentimental value.  From earlier this afternoon - me wearing my museum Movado.  





OMG!  Movado!  Quartz!  But hey, a his-and-hers pair was given to me and my wife when we got married more than a decade ago.  My parents-in-law must have saved up for months to buy that, given what I know of their financial capabilities.  I loved them for it, and honor their gift.  Today they are retired, and we're fortunate to be able to support them as their retirement savings were obliterated by this and that financial crisis.  

Yeah, we have several Rolexes and Pateks in our stable now but sometimes I still whip out my Movado. Frankly, I think it works well with the suit/shoe ensemble. smile.gif

looks like you have delicate hands. satisfied.gif

Nice story though and it's great that you guys support her parents and are okay with doing so. smile.gif
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