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Review: Breitling Avenger Skyland v3

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First off I would like to thank Mary @ WatchIntenational, she managed to WOW me once again with her level of service, product quality & price! Mary, if you read this, you are tops in my book.

 

On to the watch...

 

The Breitling Avenger Skyland v3

 

In the world of reps you gotta know what kind of collector you are, i.e. "out-of-the-boxer", "modder" or "franken builder". The answer for me is "out-of-the-boxer", I have no delusions that I have the skills or the patience or for that mater the inclination to make a good rep a better rep. So knowing this vital info in advance, I know to look for what more experienced and seasoned rep collectors consider to be super reps. Reps that tend to be so good that, although they still have minimal flaws, you don't have to go and start modding the watch to be with in 97-99% accuracy levels.

 

Breitlings, I have been told, tend to be some of the best "out of the box" reps avalable, so being an "out-of-the-boxer" I started my search. So many models, so many dial configurations and so many colors to chose from. After coming across two fantastic reviews on the AS by By-Tor & Toad, pointing out all the subtle flaws and which versions they recommended and why, I made my decision.

 

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This watch is just WOW! It has all the characteristics of a tool watch which I luv (big, heavy, thick) combined with a flawless super high mirror polish finish that makes it suitable for a night out on the town (because, like a magpie, we all know women love shiny objects...lol).

 

 

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The dial IMO is captivating, not too busy as some Breitlings, yet definitly not plain or boring. At first glance it's the stencil arabic numbers that jump out at you, second glance the chrono dials and from there you start getting lost in all the details.

 

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Then you start to move on to all the details of the case design, bezel, pearl, crown & chrono pushers...

 

 

 

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Take a look at the case back, which is also done to perfection including font, model number & serial number.

 

 

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From the case your eyes flow down following the bracelet's links which are done on a bias...

 

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If you like Breitling, and you like tool watches that have a dressier side to them, but you can't pull off a Super Avenger at 48mm, than the Avenger Skyland at 45mm is for you! I know this and my DSSD, also from Mary, will be getting the most wrist time from my collection. Both are truly in the leauge of "Super Reps", which for me is exactly what I was looking for.

 

 

Thanks for reading

GC

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scope

Great review Curio. Now it looks like I gotta get one of those too dammit! :D

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AllergyDoc

Beautiful watch and superb pictures! I can't wait to get mine back.

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GC
Great review Curio. Now it looks like I gotta get one of those too dammit! :D

 

Thank you scope, that's exactly the way I felt after reading By-Tor's review.

 

 

Beautiful watch and superb pictures! I can't wait to get mine back.

 

Thanks Doc, I opted to use the 1024x768 pic size for the review because I felt that

the 800x600 size I used in the pictorial lost a lot in translation from the original 1600x1200 size

I shot these in.

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Member X

Damn you Breitling freaks, you're making me want one of these... :morebeer::D

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GC
Damn you Breitling freaks, you're making me want one of these... :morebeer::D

 

Thanks X, this is one of the reasons I can't get the SOH any time soon...

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Luthier

Our secret goal is to seduce Greg to buy it. He's great guy, and deserve a great watch, at least one...

:P

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dingle

wowsers, that's nice. :lol:;)

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Silverspeed

That looks real good (and I'm not a Breitling guy :lol: ).....and very well finished

great shots...btw

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bene3

An awesome watch and you also take great pics.

I really want a Breitling now.

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k3rm87

Great review, even better pics mate. This made me buy one from Mary, i'm very happy!

 

:P

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jonnyboy

ok now I have to start working out to be able to carry around a watch like that :D

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SubFrog

Excellent review...and photos!

 

One of my favorites!

 

:D

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KeNnY

great review and photos, make me to decided to buy this version of watch in blue color dial ! :rofl: great !

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MikeMcNair

is there any way to get this watch in a "brushed" case and bracelet? i cant do all the bling, but i LOVE the watch.

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surfer2278
is there any way to get this watch in a "brushed" case and bracelet? i cant do all the bling, but i LOVE the watch.

 

Scotch Brite pad!!

Edited by surfer2278

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MikeMcNair

Yeah, but getting in-between EVERY lug on the bracelet would take decades!!!!!

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mondeov6

Fantastic photos!!... and a very, very nice watch!! :boobies:

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SteveA

Now you've got me wanting one !Where will I get the cash my wife will kill me shes just found out about the 3 I've got on their way !

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KBH

Great review and pictures. How did I miss this one?

 

Thanks for the time and effort GC.

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KeNnY

yes this is simply BEST !!!! GC photos makes you wanna buy everything what he photographs !!!! :D

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Pentax

She is a beauty!

 

Ulimate watches, only them I will buy!

 

Understand the need for low cost perfection!

 

Enjoy it mate

 

Oh and great pictures!!

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nunu78

Gr8 pic as always mate, cheers , may I know how much you have paid for this beauty.

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Del

I know you've had this one a while GC but I just have to say how superb it looks :D. Hmmm, my next purchase I wonder......:D.

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tsomers

Bought one of these today from Mary! Very Excited!

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