Jump to content
LightGeek

Bell & Ross Watch Vintage BR 123 Sport Heritage

Recommended Posts

LightGeek

Another Toro discount bin. It looks a little different than the one posted a few months back. DOMED CRYSTAL!

72500d634639f1d1e7ae6ed6a44972de.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
J!m

I like that... and I’m not a B&R fan. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Mr Stubbs

They are beautiful and comfortable  watches. Congrats!

BR123_zpsdnd9zawk.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Khronos

Do these actually come with a mineral crystal, like the description says on Toro's site? Or is it a typo and is in fact sapphire, like gen? It looks great!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
NCRich

Those domed crystals have a high failure rate.  They look nice but they explode in the box.  Ask @Thommo82

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Thommo82
3 minutes ago, NCRich said:

Those domed crystals have a high failure rate.  They look nice but they explode in the box.  Ask @Thommo82

Exploded right there in my watch box. 

Happened to another member too. Same watch of course.

Hopefully yours doesn’t have an issue as they are really nice. 

Gonna fit a domed plexi to mine I think

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
LightGeek
Exploded right there in my watch box. 
Happened to another member too. Same watch of course.
Hopefully yours doesn’t have an issue as they are really nice. 
Gonna fit a domed plexi to mine I think


Oh... I have the domed GMT and this fellow... same case set. If it does crack, I will definitely source out a replacement.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
NCRich

Domed crystals have a high failure rate.  Not just this one.  I had a Pam with a similar crystal explode 3 times.  Eventually put a plexi on it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
LightGeek
8 minutes ago, NCRich said:

Domed crystals have a high failure rate.  Not just this one.  I had a Pam with a similar crystal explode 3 times.  Eventually put a plexi on it.

No! Say it ain’t so! I’m just getting into the whole fondling domed crystal fetish.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Bamadadof3

Sexy ass watch and my B&R favorite. Enjoy its beautiful watch.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
J!m

What diameter is this thing?!? Looks huge in the second photo...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Thommo82
1 hour ago, J!m said:

What diameter is this thing?!? Looks huge in the second photo...

43mm without crown 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
J!m

Not too bad. My P.O. is 45, but that is my upper limit. 

I might have to pay Toro a visit...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
nunu78

I love mine too but has one of the most noisy rotor I’ve ever had

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
J!m

I’d probably swap in a 2892-A2 within a week anyway. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
JayA
19 hours ago, nunu78 said:

I love mine too but has one of the most noisy rotor I’ve ever had

Apparently a bit of grease really helps the noise, I'm planning on trying that.

 

 

I was really excited to receive mine from TB but as another member posted above, the domed crystal (mineral) exploded. I haven't yet been able to source a replacement, although I think I'll aim for a plexi as others have suggested. Pity as I really love the watch 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
LightGeek

This one is slightly different than the one posted a few months back. I’m casually optimistic for no explosion....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
funnystarsystem
On 3/31/2018 at 14:19, LightGeek said:

This one is slightly different than the one posted a few months back. I’m casually optimistic for no explosion....

So the ones that went boom are from a different factory or different version than the one Toro has on special now? 

Or is the boom why they're on special?

I've owned a good number of domed saphs and mins over the years and never experienced the boom, what am I doing wrong?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
cvp3

Just ordered mine from Toro. Busy weekend.....2 Bulovas and this B/R. Should I post my QC pictures?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
bloon

For this watch, pick up a domed acrylic. Should look better! :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
cvp3

My replacement crystal is inbound now. Count me amongst the 'crystal exploded in box club'. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
dtodoli

Sorry to pop in, just wanted to share some br123 love pics, I've been after one of this for a long time, especially for the looks with brown leather. Mineral crystal version from toro, I hope it doesn't go boom on me!

Now for the pics (with default band and with leather oneIMG_20180522_075518.jpg)

IMG_20180521_175715.jpgIMG_20180521_175657.jpg

Cheers!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Xpletiv

You took the back off so maybe the pressure has been released and it won't break............

 

Anyone have a clue as to why they are breaking? A fraction too big?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
JayA

So after getting a bunch of quotes from local watch makers (which really wasn't that easy, as nobody wanted to touch it), I've had to send it back to the TD.. It's a shame as I love the watch, but I want to be able to watch it without fear that it'll spontaneously explode! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Thommo82

Mine still sits in the box, crystal less....

Local guys won’t touch it. Wankers 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×