Well I finally got the watch I always wanted. Yes, I got the Breitling Aerospace. The price was good and the condition was just as good. Watch history also just as good.
The Aerospace model I got is the 1999 updated version with the COSC-certified movement, B65. The exact model I got is the F65362 which is the titanium and gold version. My first bling watch (and last). And best of all it comes with the black face I like and it has the repetition minutes complication.
Sadly the watch is not with me anymore. What happen you ask? Well, I plan to use this watch on a daily basis, just like my former boss, read story here:
So I decided to send it off to Breitling Service Center here in Taiwan. I asked them to service the watch, change all the seals and gaskets and to change the battery as well. Can't wait to get it back. On a side note, for those who want to know, additional bracelet links (Aerospace Bracelet) is about USD 138 each and a set of 4 'gold' bezel riders is USD 220.
A bit of history on the watch. The former owner was a pilot with the Philippines Air Force and upon his retirement, he flew commercial with PAL. He had this watch and another Breitling, the Navitimer. As I understand it, he has retired from active flying. So, the links to the aviation industry is strong.
Anyway, I always consider this watch among the two important quartz digital watch to come out from Switzerland. The other being the Omega X-33. This is because both watches have very long links to an industry I hold close to my heart, the aviation industry. I am happy that I have both.
Apologies for the lack of my own photographs as in the heat of the moment, I seem to have forgotten to take photographs.
OK, this is a cheap shot but I could not resist....