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Hello. Been reading a lot on this forum and it helped me to finally make my decision to buy the Skyfall Aqua Terra. I tried it at an AD and really liked it, but not yet ordered because the deal was to poor. But than today I saw a threat regarding the breitling superoceon herritage. Breitling was my preferred brand before I really started my journey to find a 'real' watch.
Now I am doubting again :-(

What would you suggest and why?
I will wear it as an every day watch. I have a small wrist, but 42mm PO fitted very well too, so for the SOH I expect the same.

SOH 42 (don't like the mesh bracelet, so it will be on croco)


AT 8500 skyfall (38,5)


Thanks for helping. Regards, Marcel
 

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I'd get the AT.

First of all, that co-axial escapement is amazing. It'll ensure the watch lasts longer than you do.

Second, it's classic. You can dress it up with a suit or down with jeans.

Third, Bond wore it. This should be reason enough in it's own right.

Fourth, it's breathtakingly gorgeous. You'll never regret buying it.

I've owned pieces from both brands, and the best way I can describe my experience, is to say that Breitlings are chunky, heavy, solid and reliable.

Omegas are solid and reliable as well, but have a more refined fit and finish. Clasps, and bezels operate with silky smooth precision, bracelets never pull a hair... I'm sure you catch my drift by now.

Buy the Omega :)
 

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Very tough decision. It depends if you want a diver or basic sport watch. I really like both but the AT at 41.5mm is just a tad small for me personally. I wish they would make them in 43mm like the annual calendar models. The SOH, as advertised is very good. You can't miss with either. Good luck!
 

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Omegas are solid and reliable as well, but have a more refined fit and finish. Clasps, and bezels operate with silky smooth precision, bracelets never pull a hair... I'm sure you catch my drift by now.

Buy the Omega :)
I disagree with this statement. I own both Breitling and Omega and would say the finishing is absolutely equal. Actually Breitlings bracelets and clasps are much better in my experience.
 

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I figured I'd reply as the SOH thread you may be referring to is mine. I like the AT and Omega as a brand, however, the SOH was next in my collection as I like the look, feel and color combination. I have watches similar to the AT "look wise", so, it wasn't on my radar. If I didn't, the AT would certainly be on said radar.

If this is your first or to be your only watch, I'd say the AT as it's versatile. If you like the "dress diver" look, the SOH.
 

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Between that particular Omega and that particular Breitling, I'd go with the Breitling. To each his own, but I suspect that I would tire of the blue dial on the Omega and that has to be about my favorite Breitling.
 

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That is my absolute favorite Breitling and I would still take the AT. The AT is just gorgeous and the 8500 movement is top notch.
 

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AT for the movement and can be dressed up/down.
 

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get the SOH if you like the look, it's polarizing and I think it's very pretty and I usually don't get tickled by Breitling

But the AT wins just about everything else, the movement, the dial dail, resale, etc.
 

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between this particular breitling and this particular AT
I'd go with the SOH....i really like it on Croco, as mesh has never appealed to me. (although its very much loved on this forum)
it really depends on what you like....one is sportier and the other is dressier...i mostly prefer sportier ones when there is a choice
 

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Tough call. For me, I am going to say SOH. The only Breitling I like and I love it. Very fond of Omega but in this instance have to say SOH.
 

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I'm a sucker for blue dials and that 8500 movement kinda tops it up for me.
I'd have to say the AT here.
 
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