The Breytenbach BB7745BE is a Swiss made watch that has a sleek and minimalist design. The intricate details, such as the dial with Super-LumiNova hands and markers, make this watch worth purchasing from any level of buyer.
- Swiss movement- small second-big date
- Ronda small-second and big-date
- Classic style watch
- 3D design
- Water resistant to 165 feet (50 M): suitable for swimming and...
Finding reliable information on Breytenbach timepieces is difficult. In fact, this website is the top result when you search for their name on Google (gasp!). Breytenbach seems to belong to the class of timepieces known as “Germasian” watches, which combine Chinese-made parts with a German brand name. The intention is to give the timepiece a more distinguished sounding name than it really has.
The quality of German brands might vary greatly. Be careful as you go.
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Summary of Review
In this instance, the watch seems to be far more expensive than it really is. The Breytenbach BB7745BE isn’t inherently a poor watch; its automatic movement seems to be rather accurate (losing just 18 seconds each day), the leather strap is of decent quality, and the exquisitely adorned mechanism is almost a showstopper. Don’t let confusion lead you to believe that this watch is a decent deal, however. In many cases, you get what you pay for.
Technical Information about Breytenbach BB7745BE
- BB7745BE is the model number.
- MSRP: $585
- 44mm CASE DIAMETER
- Alternate models abound on Amazon.
- MOVEMENT: Sea-Gul huge date automatic
- Day/date, month, and open heart complications
- POWER RESERVE: 38 hours approximately
- RESISTANCE TO WATER: 50 m/164 feet
- Mineral crystal material
How to use the watch
Two buttons are located on the left side of the Breytenbach BB 7745BE’s case, while a third button is located on the right side of the case just below the crown. The button location makes it extremely easy to configure the numerous difficulties.
Setting the Time:
- Pulling the crown all the way back (position 2). To set the time, turn the crown counterclockwise.
The Month, Day, and Date Can Be Set By:
- Press the bottom-left button to change the month.
- Press the button in the bottom right to set the day.
- Press the top-left button to change the date.
Breytenbach BB7745BE Aesthetics & Design
This watch looks fantastic at first sight. The visible flywheel on the cream-colored dial nearly resembles a propeller in action. It comes with a polished stainless steel case and a brown crocodile-grain leather strap. The entire design is both pretty amazing and rather vintage. While I was wearing the watch, many people made remarks about it.
The dial features delicate texturing that truly makes it stand out. In comparison to the rest of the face, the hour markings are elevated. The outer ring has a little pop from the contrast with the textured inner dial.
However, if you turn the Breytenbach over, you’ll be able to notice its most alluring feature: the movement. The rotor and movement components, which are machined, contrast dramatically with the brightly colored screws and jewels that are widely distributed and have a rather smooth texture. Absolutely stunning to look at.
Additionally, I couldn’t help but notice how substantial this watch is. It nearly has an odd appearance beneath formal shirts. Even still, I wouldn’t wear a watch this flashy to a formal or semi-formal event.
The Breytenbach BB7745BE Automatic in More Detail
A Sea-Gul huge date multifunction is used as the automated movement. Many watches use this automatic movement, which is well-liked in the watch industry (including many Germasian brands). It is readily accessible and rather simple to service.
There is controversy around the Sea-Gul automated movements’ dependability. Apart from the glaring lack of accuracy, my experience has been mostly excellent.
After 24 hours, a digital stopwatch test of the Breytenbach found an 18 second loss. If you keep going at that pace, you’ll probably have to reset the clock after 3-5 days of use.
Worth the money
The evaluation starts to become a bit strange at this point. On the one hand, if you’re looking for problems, having a complex and ornate movement does have some benefit. On the other hand, there’s not much that sets this Breytenbach apart from the many other German brands that are available—many of which utilize the same movement and sell for far less than the $500 or so that this watch looks to be priced at.
Then you must take into account what you are purchasing. With a $500 Swiss or Japanese watch, you’ll receive a dependable, well-known mechanism, maybe a sapphire crystal, and the accompanying guarantee. Although you may not discover the same intricacies in the watch you do purchase (you’re more likely to find a day/date than a complete calendar), there is a very high likelihood that it will be more dependable in any case.
According to me, the Breytenbach’s $585 MSRP does not represent fair value. Without a doubt, purchase it for less than $150 knowing that you received a reasonable deal. Anything beyond $150 is difficult for me to suggest.
C. M. Martel