C70 resurgence.....forum trend spotted?

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C70 resurgence.....forum trend spotted?

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Just a forumite observation. It feels like the C70 lineup has received a bit of an attention renaissance since the calendar rolled over to 2021. I'm kind of enjoying it!
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Viognier wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 5:59 pm
Just a forumite observation. It feels like the C70 lineup has received a bit of an attention renaissance since the calendar rolled over to 2021. I'm kind of enjoying it!
:D
It does appear that way :thumbup:
...it seemed to kick off with the DBR1/2 that came up on eBay the other week.
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I like seeing the posts. I’ve always loved the C70 line up, and had been tempted on a number of occasions to purchase the C70 FR 1906. What always held me back was the size of the watch and simply not feeling I had the self-confidence to pull off wearing such a bold design.

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jkbarnes wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:24 pm
I like seeing the posts. I’ve always loved the C70 line up, and had been tempted on a number of occasions to purchase the C70 FR 1906. What always held me back was the size of the watch and simply not feeling I had the self-confidence to pull off wearing such a bold design.

They really are things of beauty!
They are indeed but, obviously, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Trying to find a good one is challenging 'cause those aluminum painted bezels don't half take a beating.
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StrapMeister wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:32 pm
jkbarnes wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:24 pm
I like seeing the posts. I’ve always loved the C70 line up, and had been tempted on a number of occasions to purchase the C70 FR 1906. What always held me back was the size of the watch and simply not feeling I had the self-confidence to pull off wearing such a bold design.

They really are things of beauty!
They are indeed but, obviously, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Trying to find a good one is challenging 'cause those aluminum painted bezels don't half take a beating.
In mint condition.

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Richard D wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:15 pm
In mint condition.
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Fantastic Richard and has obviously been treasured :thumbup:
...and love the model that you got the other day to go with it (as seen in another thread) :D

I was lucky enough to pick up a mint condition DBR1 COSC the other week
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...and have an excellent condition Monte Carlo on the way.
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^^^^ fabulous. :thumbup:
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StrapMeister wrote: ...and have an excellent condition Monte Carlo on the way.
Woo Hoo !
Well done mate.
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I used to think they were too busy and loud. Now I kinda like them
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MiniMpi wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:02 am
StrapMeister wrote: ...and have an excellent condition Monte Carlo on the way.
Woo Hoo !
Well done mate.
Cheers Ferg :thumbup:
Leon O wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 2:42 am
I used to think they were too busy and loud. Now I kinda like them
I felt very similar about them, i.e. too busy.
(which is also the way I feel about a lot of the Breitling offerings)
However, I've always been a big motorsport fan (both as a participant and viewing)
Funny how tastes change over the years.
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MiniMpi wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:02 am
StrapMeister wrote: ...and have an excellent condition Monte Carlo on the way.
Woo Hoo !
Well done mate.

LOL, I was watching that - still torn twixt completing my C70 Collection & the fact thats its not in the same design style as the original GPs ...

Heres a SOTC pic of most of my C70s sometime last year ....

WP_20200115_14_12_21_Pro.jpg
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^^^ like a lot.
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Laird wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:55 am


LOL, I was watching that - still torn twixt completing my C70 Collection & the fact thats its not in the same design style as the original GPs ...

Heres a SOTC pic of most of my C70s sometime last year ....


WP_20200115_14_12_21_Pro.jpg
Laird, now THAT"S a C70 collection !!!!
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Viognier wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 3:57 pm
Laird wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:55 am


LOL, I was watching that - still torn twixt completing my C70 Collection & the fact thats its not in the same design style as the original GPs ...

Heres a SOTC pic of most of my C70s sometime last year ....


WP_20200115_14_12_21_Pro.jpg
Laird, now THAT"S a C70 collection !!!!

Thanks - I'm very pleased with the C70s - also 'overflowed' is a C70 RAF Ad Astra in Silver/Blue, an older C70 BE & also the original non-COSC AM DBR
|C70s|C7 BlueBird, IRR, BRG, RC, Hornet, Valjoux|C3 GT |C4 Phoenix/40 SpeedHawk|C5 BoB, Aviator|C8 Pilots*3, UTC & AD|C60 316L Y, B, GMT & DD Valjoux|C65 Classic LE, 2VEV|C1 WT|C9 Pulsom, JH2, AMGT|C11 HRDC & Makaira|
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Laird wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:41 pm
LOL, I was watching that - still torn twixt completing my C70 Collection & the fact thats its not in the same design style as the original GPs ...

Heres a SOTC pic of most of my C70s sometime last year ....

WP_20200115_14_12_21_Pro.jpg

Thanks - I'm very pleased with the C70s - also 'overflowed' is a C70 RAF Ad Astra in Silver/Blue, an older C70 BE & also the original non-COSC AM DBR
I was wondering when you were going to come along and chip in :mrgreen:
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