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May 28, 2008
Breitling Watches - An Aviators Best Friend Or Overpriced Status Symbol?

Breitling watches have been solid tools for aviators for decades. The company was founded in 1884 and has produced very high quality watches ever since. Primarily used as a chronometer, Breitling watches have found a place in high-end fashion due to their price tag and remarkable style. The question still remains though whether the company is dedicated to making high fashion timepieces, or quality watches for aviators.

Style Or Substance In Breitling Watches

Throughout the company's history they have had a strong dedication to the everyman aviator. While the price of their watches is extremely high, they offer a quality and reliability that is needed in solo air travel. In addition they have listened to the requests of many of their customers and have incorporated features that they deemed necessary. While Breitling watches do have a lot of style to them, their features are what truly set them apart in the high-end watch market.

Looking at the different models of Breitling watches you can see variety but a consistent commitment to quality throughout their product line. Perhaps the best example of Breitling watches dedication to the aviator industry is the Emergency model. This watch has become synonymous with safety and is the pinnacle of watch for an aviator.

While many Breitling watches offer features that are very handy to have as an aviator, no watch offers as many that are helpful in times of need as the Emergency model. The watch has a distress feature that when activated will send out a signal on the 121.5 MHz emergency rescue band, alerting all rescue units within ninety miles of your presence. While this feature may seem a bit over the top, it was used to successfully save two pilots who crashed in Antarctica. They were pulled from a lifeboat by a Chilean rescue team.

In addition, the chronograph is accurate to 1 one hundredth of a second and is set up for keeping time on a 24-hour clock. This is very useful for space travel if you do not have any bearings as to whether it is PM or AM. And also helps when working above the artic circle in full daylight or darkness.

This watch is slightly water resistant, although there are other models available that are good to a depth of over thirty-three meters. This is not a scuba diving watch but should be able to handle a splash landing and come out ticking.

When you look at Breitling watches features you can clearly see that they have been dedicated to aviators. If you are a pilot and looking for the perfect accessory, a Breitling watch is it.
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Charlie Reese likes fixing watches and talking about them. Charlie also likes getting free psychic readings and astrology sorts of psychic readings.
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