This watch was the first luxury watch I ever bought before I knew much about different brands, styles, etc. When I decided I wanted to buy a “proper” watch, Breitling was the brand that popped into my head. I don’t know why, but for some reason, I decided that I wanted a 1:1 perfect replica Breitling watch. I don’t ever recall seeing any marketing or anything as a kid or as an adult, but Breitling it was. When browsing their catalog, the dive watches were the ones that stood out to me as being the best looking, and particularly the Swiss made replica Superocean Abyss! I read tonnes of reviews and digested every piece of content I could find online, and I made the plunge and ordered it online without ever having seen it in the flesh. Oh, the audacity!! Probably not something I’d do these days!
I remember babying this watch when it first arrived. Then, one fateful morning, I scraped it along a wall while opening a gate and scratched the bezel, and slightly damaged the rubber bezel insert. From then on, I wore this stainless steel fake watch more freely and began to savor and enjoy the wear it accumulated. Since then, it’s been traveling with me to Thailand, it’s been diving in the North Sea with grey seals, and it’s been a familiar companion while out hiking. I have no fears when wearing this watch. It’s a serious tool watch, and I know it can handle any bump, fall, or submersion in the dirt. It also helps that it looks pretty damn sharp — that yellow chapter ring is just super cool.