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Is Your Breitling Unconfortable?


kirksti
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Hi I brought my 2008 Cockpit with the metal strap a few months ago, Im very happy with the watch but I find the inside of the clasp digs into my wrist. I have had it adjusted twice and had the clasp section moved slightly further around the wrist but it still cuts in. I understand all Breitling metal straps are built the same way. The inside of the folding clasp has a lip on the end pivot point and that juts out from what should be a smooth surface. I have no idea why it is designed this way?

I spoke to the AD and they said they had not heard of simular complaints. Although they said they could return it so Breitling "could have a look at it". I have two cheaper watches with metal staps and they fit fine. Its leaving red marks on my wrist!

Has anyone else experianced the same???

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No mate but you could try a leather strap or something like that or try diffrent metal straps on it
Thanks but I really like the pilot strap and I have seen a simular design on all those in the shop. Does your clasp have that lip thing I mentioned? I just dont see why such a watch should be uncomfortable?! and my wrists are not abnormal... but thanks for the response

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Mine is a Ti braclett tahts flat but I have had other Breitling Watches with the same type Pilot starps and they were very comfortable in fact I read somewhere that Breitling is renowned for haveing the best straps in the buisness (but someone will argue that)

Go to an ad and try opthers on just to set your mind at rest that its not just yours

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I have had may be 5 Breitlings, and all of them have been very comfortable, despite my wrist being very small (6.5"), even the Hercules (44 mm with integrated bracelet weighing ~ 220+ g).

I have tried to picture what you describe in my head but still don't understand it. Could you post a picture, diagram or something?

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I suspect that kirksti is referring to this bit:

blingclasp.jpg

I'm skinny but suffer from that weird ailment that I know at least a few of you are familiar with where my wrist may be slightly fatter or thinner at certain times of the day and depending what I've been doing. Ahem!

Anyhow, when the bracelet is tight, yes, it does dig in a little. But, having said that, I find that the Breitling bracelets are by far the most comfortable of all and the only ones I can tolerate wearing long-term. Almost all my other watches that were supplied on bracelets have been transferred to leather or NATO straps.

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I have found that I need the bracelet on the 6 o'clock side of the watch to be a link or two shorter than the 12 o'clock half - that moves the clasp around my wrist into a more comfortable position. The actual ratio varies depending on the bracelet but 1.6 links at 12 o'clock for every 1 link at 6 o'clock seems to work for me.

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I suspect that kirksti is referring to this bit:

blingclasp.jpg

I'm skinny but suffer from that weird ailment that I know at least a few of you are familiar with where my wrist may be slightly fatter or thinner at certain times of the day and depending what I've been doing. Ahem!

Anyhow, when the bracelet is tight, yes, it does dig in a little. But, having said that, I find that the Breitling bracelets are by far the most comfortable of all and the only ones I can tolerate wearing long-term. Almost all my other watches that were supplied on bracelets have been transferred to leather or NATO straps.

Thats the right bit but the one on my pilot strap is not smooth it juts out. I have a pic but dont know how to post it..... help please

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  • 1 month later...

All's well in the end, I sent it back to Breitling and they filled down the clip so it is much smother on the wrist, it has been thoroughly polished also and only took 2 weeks to get back. Excellent service Breitling!! I am so glad that I brought it from an AD instead of on the net where I could have saved a few quid but would never have been able to return it to make it comfortable. I would pay the extra for that any day. :D I even got a new Breitling travel case to keep it in which was free. My advise is ALWAYS use an AD when spending lots of money!!

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I agree to a point, in using an AD for that extra service. But it does depend on the AD of course.

I find that a good enthusiastic independent, can be just as good though, if not better, as they tend to have a genuine passion for the watches they sell, rather than shifting units thinking of the commission as some ADs do.

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