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Right, this is the third day that i have had my Aerospcae and i thought i would write an amateur review, please remember the word amateur as i am not a great writter.

I picked up my watch on tuesday night, i had bought it on E-bay and arranged with the seller to pick it up in newcastle (about 12 miles from me)
I was waiting all day to leave and when 4:30 came i was out of the door like a shot.
I met the guy outside the garage where his car was being serviced and he handed me a nice gift bag which held my new purchase.
Now normally i get really excited about picking up or awaiting delivery of a new watch, but this was more anticipation of trying on an Aerospace for the first time.
I opened the box and straight away was dissapointed, the watch looked really small and felt really light plus when I went to take it off the cusion I realised straight away that it would not fit, and even if i put in all the links it still looked like it would be tight.
After a brief conversation with the guy about his new watch and my obsession with Breitling i payed him the money and went on my way, but the more i looked at the watch the more i was starting to regret my purchase, i tried to be cool and tried to big the watch up, with "oh my god how cool" at the functions, but i was just not very impressed.
i took it back to the showroom and resized the bracelet, and as soon as the watch touched my wrist i knew it was actually a great watch, i spent all night playing with the functions sychronising the time and setting the second time zone. (french time)

The watch was a legend by wednesday morning and i loved it, the feel was great, the springloaded clasp was super comfy and the functions and ability to read the time unhindered by millions of registers and numbers was excellent.
I bashed it about a bit and went swimming on the night with it on, it performed as a true tool watch should, and made me feel totally at ease wearing it.
With the others i always feel cautious of scratching them or damaging them but the Aerospce just keeps taking what you throw at it and comes back for more.
This watch is a true tool watch and has proven itself to me as a worthy companion bringing both style and durability into my life.
Thanks for reading,
Andrew
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Hi Andrew,

Thank you for your hands on review.:thumbup::thumbup:

It was a great read and your photos are well done. I love that British racing green dial.:thumbup:

However, a little bit of spec on an unusual watch like this would be nice. Could you please give us a review of the various functions of this watch and the ease of use. I'm a mechanical movement nut really but I have considered one of these in the past due to their functionality. I would love to hear your thoughts on it.

Great stuff. Thanks for sharing. Glad you are now enjoying the watch.
 

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No problem rick,
the movement is a quartZ Breitling movement that has a crown operated multi function dual analogue and digital display movement.
the functions include:
Alarm
Chronograph
2nd timezone
Countdown timer
day/date display
Seconds counter and date
Digital readout of current time (24hr or 12hr)

The watch also benefits from a perpetual calendar and requires correction only once every 4 years.
The movement is not cosc certified but is within the boundarys.
Mine has not lost a single second since i got it, and i checked the time against the atomic clock.
the functions are selected by rotating the crown and then pushing to start the selected function.
Also the watch has an audio time readout so for 2:15 it would beep twice then triple beep once to represent two hours and 15 minutes.
Thanks for the interest,
Andrew
 

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Congrats Andrew,she's a beauty:001_smile:
The Aerospace was the 1st Breitling i fell in love with Many years ago,and i still love them but have never owned one:crying:
Looked at a new one a few weeks ago at the AD but didnt leave with it because the Seawolf was calling me too,so i have to deside which one will be next:confused1:
Glad to hear that you are happy with her after your initial feeling of a possiable mistake.

Breitlings have a way of doing that to you,they have hipnotic powers:blink:
Nice review,Thanks
Good Luck and Enjoy
 

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Thanks for the update Andrew.

That sure is an interesting timepiece you have there.

I'm confused by one of your comments though. You state that the quartz movement is not COSC qualified. Yet I thought all Breitlings were COSC qualified. Including the quartz models.
 

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Thanks for the update Andrew.

That sure is an interesting timepiece you have there.

I'm confused by one of your comments though. You state that the quartz movement is not COSC qualified. Yet I thought all Breitlings were COSC qualified. Including the quartz models.
All of them are COSC After 2001 or 2002:001_smile:
 

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My aerospace did not come with the attestation de chronometer.
Therefore making it non cosc, but i am sure if it went in for it then it would be well within the boudarys.
It is up for sale at the minute for 拢750-拢800 if anyone is interested, i am looking at a super ocean heritage 46mm and will probably need to let this go before i get it.
thanks,
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Titanium issues ...

I opened the box and straight away was dissapointed, the watch looked really small and felt really light plus when I went to take it off the cusion I realised straight away that it would not fit, and even if i put in all the links it still looked like it would be tight.
After a brief conversation with the guy about his new watch and my obsession with Breitling i payed him the money and went on my way, but the more i looked at the watch the more i was starting to regret my purchase, i tried to be cool and tried to big the watch up, with "oh my god how cool" at the functions, but i was just not very impressed.
i took it back to the showroom and resized the bracelet, and as soon as the watch touched my wrist i knew it was actually a great watch, i spent all night playing with the functions sychronising the time and setting the second time zone. (french time)


Hi Andrew, it is absolutely beautiful watch ..i was about to pull the trigger on this model few months back .. but one thing pull me back as some comments from the user that the titanium made it easily scratch .. is this true ?

Congrats.. wear it in good health :thumbup1:
 

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Wow, is that some kind of record...? In one thread, you've bought it, hated it, resized it, liked it, loved it, reviewed it, and now you're ready to sell it.... :scared:.
Do you sit at traffic lights thinking your life's wasting away while waiting for the lights to change...?? :lol::lol:
I can understand the desire for the SO heritage, so I guess if it has to go, it has to go.
Cheers.
 
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