Quartz Quality

Very few high-end watch brands offer a variety of quartz models today.  Some prestigious brands, such as Blancpain and Rolex, actually make zero battery-operated watches for men (Blancpain has never made a quartz watch since they were founded in 1735 and never will).  Breitling, however, makes sure that those watch enthusiasts who prefer their watches to house quartz movements have options.

All Breitling watches are certified by the Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC), the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute.  COSC regulations require an automatic watch to be running on time within +6/-4 seconds a day.  Some people are so precise though that even if their watch is only a few seconds fast or slow a day, it bothers them; they prefer their watch to be as accurate as possible and therefore, look to the quartz timepieces.  Lucky for them, Breitling provides them with some awesome choices.

Breitling Colt Quartz

In addition to quartz watches such as the Colt Quartz and the Avenger Seawolf Chrono, Breitling offers some battery-operated watches with digital displays like the Aerospace, the Airwolf and the Emergency.

Breitling Emergency

My personal favorite digital quartz ‘ling is the multifunctional Volcano Black Airwolf Raven.

Breitling Airwolf Raven

What a hot piece!?  I love the sporty look and it is crazy how many features it has.  In addition to the time, it has a 1/100th of a second chronograph, an alarm, a countdown timer, a second timezone with an independent alarm and a battery end-of-life indicator.  Not too shabby!

What is you favorite quartz Breitling?  How about your favorite Breitling with a digital display?

10 thoughts on “Quartz Quality

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  2. If I’m buying a quartz model, it would probably be the Airwolf. I still prefer the older sunburst dial compared to the newer one.

  3. I bought a B-! and was pretty happy with all the bells and whistles. The only problem was that it was hard to read. I then got one of the last Omega X-33s. It’s still my favorite watch for work.

    Then, after being in love with the Aerospace for years, but annoyed by near silent alarm, I got the Aerospace Avantage. This is pretty much my “day off” watch.

    Somewhere in all this, I also picked up a vintage Chronospace. Also very nice.

    Yeah, I’m a Breitling Quartz Guy.

  4. I’m not sure how I could be more pleased with my B-l. It has proven to be incredibly accurate, and the polished stainless body is not a “scratch magnet”.

    My wife has a quartz gold Serius that she loves.

    The exceptionally high quality of service, with reasonable price, from Breitling makes it an easy decision for any future watch buying.

    • Owners of the B-1 seem to say nothing but good things about it. It is unfortunate the model is no longer being made.

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    • The obvious “workout” Breitling was the old Colt quartz. It was light, shock-proof and water-resistant to 300 meters. A second choice, and my personal one, is the old chrono Colt quartz, also light and shockproof but not as water-resistant. I have worn mine while rock-climbing and white-water rafting. The new Colt 2 quartz is too heavy, and while water resistant to 500 m, it is too easily scratched, because of the brushed finish.

  6. The aerospace and airwolf quartz models are so
    practical, easy to read, and if you’re too tired to look, the audible chime time is a great feature.

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