Decided on this older-version Aeronavale Type XX 3800

Jun 07, 2024,16:11 PM

Being a Breguet fan, I had been looking quite a while for a Breguet aviation watch to go with my 2 Breguet dress watches. I tried on and compared different metals, sizes, and styles. Making a decision took a lot of time, but in the end this one is my choice because:

The dial looks simpler (cleaner) than the looks of dials on other models, especially because there is no date function, something that I never use and feel is a distraction that clutters dials IMO. (Once seen it cannot be "unseen".) The 39mm case is a perfect "Goldilocks" size, not too big, not too small. The pure white hands (vs patina, silver, metal, greenish, etc.) against the matt black dial make it super easy to read the time. There are no "chopped off" numbers on the dial. It is an SS and not a dressy precious metal. It has a shiny/polished finish that adds some bling and a touch of fine watch-making to a basic black-dial SS sports watch. I am a traditionalist of sorts and this 3800's retro charm and iconic Breguet look were the most appealing to me overall. For lack of a better word, it looks "cute". (Ha ha!)

I understand well that everyone has their own personal tastes and preferences, and this watch would not be everyone’s choice, of course. While I liked other models that I saw and tried, I continued to look at this one again and again.

I enjoy being here and reading about everyone's likes, dislikes, wants, needs, etc. when it comes to owning watches. Thanks for reading and HAGWE everyone.

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Yes indeed

 By: Moka-Tiger (Ron) : June 9th, 2024-01:19
And thanks for joining in the post with yours. Looks great on strap too.

Great choice indeed!

 By: KMII : June 7th, 2024-16:46
And fully agree on the no date version 😁👍🏻

I like it a lot

 By: Bruno.M1 : June 7th, 2024-18:30
A d even when I have one in white gold I’m pretty sure I’ll add one in steel one day. With some luck you can find a nice example for the same price as a Tudor Chronograph from your AF I mean … comme on… a steel breguet chrono or a black bay chrono ?? ... 

Always a nice sporty Breguet.

 By: hora12reborn : June 7th, 2024-19:47

Congrats to your Breguet Type XX! Love that beauty❣️🍀🤩

 By: MCG (Markus) : June 7th, 2024-20:20
I also prefer nodate versions! Also with this watch! However - when I bought mine almost 20years ago, I was also seduced by the brushed bezel, the high-gloss dial and turned out subdials, the beautiful indexes and the steal hands! Finally I decided agains...  


 By: MCG (Markus) : June 8th, 2024-07:22


 By: amanico : June 8th, 2024-10:24


 By: taipeigirl89 : June 7th, 2024-22:08
her cousin says hi 😊 ...  


 By: amanico : June 9th, 2024-05:31

This is the older Aeronavale that’s got my attention these days

 By: xto : June 7th, 2024-22:09
I like the slender bezel and smaller raised numbers. Plus the case size is good-ish for me, 3803 ...  


 By: xto : June 8th, 2024-19:22

A very good one.

 By: amanico : June 9th, 2024-21:39

Very nice Ron!

 By: patrick_y : June 7th, 2024-23:22


 By: patrick_y : June 9th, 2024-23:56

I think that’s rectifiable. They can just loose the date wheel which I understand the CEO mentioned that there will be a version without one.

 By: Abu Alex : June 8th, 2024-08:29
For me personally the bigger problem is the crazy thickness of the watch case and - more importantly - the movement. The finishing of that movement isn’t immediately saying haute horlogerie. The bevels should be wider and hence more visible. It’s also sad... 

On the new one???

 By: amanico : June 10th, 2024-05:50


 By: Abu Alex : June 16th, 2024-12:29

moi aussi

 By: xto : June 11th, 2024-19:25


 By: amanico : June 10th, 2024-05:50

Can’t go wrong

 By: Brandon Skinner : June 8th, 2024-00:12


 By: Brandon Skinner : June 8th, 2024-06:08


 By: MCG (Markus) : June 8th, 2024-07:23