Breitling Colt Automatic Ref. A1738011/B784 Watch Review

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Breitling Colt Automatic Ref. A1738011/B784 Watch Review

Breitling Colt Automatic features a 41mm stainless steel case and unidirectional bezel with engraved diver’s scale. The dial is black with applied baton hour indices with luminous fills, printed white railroad minute track, date aperture at 3 o’clock, and polished-finish center hands that contain luminous fills. Powering this Colt Auto is a COSC-chronometer certified Breitling 17 (Base ETA 2824-2) self-winding caliber that boasts a 42-hour power reserve. Watch is on a stainless steel Breitling Professional bracelet with folding clasp.

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Comments

waynerjson says:

Breitlings  look brash, blingy and cheap. I don’t understand the appeal.

Aria Kowsarian says:

Did you have any problem screwing down the crown? I remember I tried one and it was surprisingly stiff

Hah Ggghj says:

My dad gave me that watch when I turned 16 and it’s genuinely beautiful

WatchBox Reviews says:

One of my favorite late-model Breitlings. There’s about a million references in Gretchen’s catalog, but nicely-sized modern sports watches like this rarely get the fanfare over the “Bentleys” and “Super Avenger IIs.” Score one for the traditionalists on the Breitling design team.
Best,
Tim

datsunmadman says:

I once owned a Superocean and I never worn it sold. 3 month later bought a colt . I wear it daily.

Chris Boulas says:

Fully agree. I had a reference A17380 that I regret selling. You get all of the Breitling design cues without the huge case size.

Sukhveer Kang says:

Is it blue or black dial?

Vasilis Gkolosi says:

I really enjoy your reviews, but please, distance yourself a bit from the microphone

hyperchord says:

My daily driver. My wrist is slightly bigger than yours. When Breitling was leaving my local jewelry store, this looked like it belonged on my wrist (apparently, my grail watch is a discounted watch). A beautiful and versatile piece

rumvodkaf1 says:

I tried one earlier, I was surprised at how light it was on the SS strap.

Thomas Moll says:

A polished bracelet on a current Colt 41? You’re sure??!

Andrew Steel says:

Love the colt. Have the quartz. So much bang for the buck. And robust. Great review!

Raff Time says:

Great review

xthunder says:

I just owned a breitling colt 41 and I absolutely love it!

Aria Kowsarian says:

If I remember correctly the ISO 6425 requires the presence of an indication that the watch is running in total darkness. This is usually indicated by a running second hand with a luminous tip or tail. but the Breitling Colt lacks a luminous second hand so…

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