I collect watches that like to get wet and go on adventures. I own a Rolex Submariner, an Explorer II, a Tudor Black Bay GMT and when I saw the Breitling Superocean Automatic 42 Replica, I thought it could be a great addition to my collection.
The Breitling Superocean Automatic has a classic “sub” style dive watch case that should seem familiar to most watch enthusiasts. The big advantage the Breitling has over a Rolex Submariner is that the Breitling Superocean Replica comes in five case sizes: 48, 46, 44, 42, and 36mm.
The Superocean loaner that I had was a stainless steel 42mm case and it wore extremely similar to my Rolex Submariner with its 40mm case. As with most modern dive watches, you get polished case flanks with a brushed top.
The 42mm version of the Superocean is not a thick watch, despite the robust 500m of water resistance. The Cheap Breitling Replica is 13.2mm tall including the crystal, maybe 11mm without the crystal. Flip the Superocean over and the back of the case shined with high polished steel. The caseback is brushed in a circular pattern and has enough branded engraving to make adding your own commemorative markings a little tight, but doable.
The Dial and Bezel
The Breitling Superocean Replica Watches China comes close to balancing legibility, branding, and functionality perfectly. The “12, 9, 6” Arabic numerals aid in legibility, though they are kind of big. Some of you may consider them unbalanced.
The numerals, hands, bezel pip, and indices are treated with Super-LumiNova that dayglow after being hit with a little sunlight. Breitling took care of that by treating the bezel with a matte finish and the sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment . I was very impressed with the lack of glare on the crystal.
Powering the High Quality Breitling Superocean 42 Replica Watch is the B17 self-winding mechanical moment. It is an ETA-based movement, not the B20 which is based on the Tudor MT5612. The Superocean Heritage 42, however, does use the Tudor-based B20.
The B17 is still rugged, reliable, and easily serviceable. Again, the intended mainstream audience isn’t likely going to care about the nuanases of the movment.With relatively inexpensive Seiko and Longines divers showing up with 70-hours of power on tap, the old-school ETA with 38-hours of power storage is, I presume, on notice.
The rubber was stiff enough to provide support while simultaneously flexible enough to wrap comfortably around my wrist.
The taper of the Breitling best replica watches in the world rubber strap was gentle starting at 20mm at the lugs down to 18mm at the buckle. The buckle was a tang-style.This is one of my favorite buckle styles because it adds so much to the wearing experience by keeping the strap’s tail tight and neat.
If I was to purchase this watch it would be on a bracelet, and I’d pick up an additional rubber strap from Breitling for summer wearability.