Community Guide to best BREITLING Replicas

Discussion in 'Breitling Replicas' started by By-Tor, Oct 3, 2006.

  1. dan89

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    Thanks @teddy875. z2 is A2836? It's still unreliable? I guessed probably a new batch with minor changes rather than major improvements.

     
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    The z2 is not an A2836. It is a movement that is based on the 2836, but a completely different movement. It's real name is SB1HRZ2 and there are a number of deficiencies present. First, and easiest to spot is the dial is held in place by screws vs clips on a 2836. The overall fit and finish is not the best. The biggest problem is the autowind bridge. If the screws that hold it to the movement come loose, all of the gears fall out and then you have a bunch of small loose parts rattling around which risk getting into the hairspring and balance shaft, etc...well you can see where it's going, vs the 2836 it would come off as a unit with the gears still attached. Best thing, either get one off the bat with an ETA movement or buy it and plan on a movement swap. A movement swap will run you in the neighborhood of $250-$280, but then you have a watch which will last for years, if not decades. The build quality of the case in the v2 is top notch and mine is my daily wear watch. The problem is the dealers keep advertising them as an A2836 when they are not.
     
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    haha noted and thanks for the info.

     
  4. teddy875

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    No problem! They are good solid watches, and the price is very attractive. The movement deficiencies can be fixed. Best of luck! Let me know if you do buy one!
     
  5. Nomadenjoe

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    Excellent Guideā€¦very good for a Newbie like me.
    Thanks !