Even better is the easy to follow Breitling watches documentation that I mentioned previously
The Breitling borrows from a lot of classic and popular designs. You can see a lot of Panerai and Bell & Ross BR-01 in the dial and case. Breitling watches especially. You also see a little Breitling in the lug design, and of course an essence of classic aviator watch in the hands. Despite having a friendly reminder of these above mentioned influences, the design of the M3 is completely independent http://www.tittleandpyne.com/cheap-breitling-watches-uk-for-seller.html, standing on its own, without the possibility of confusion from a trained eye.
Taking from all these legendary watch designs, the M3 draws upon a deeper level of mental association which I like to think of as a form of nostalgia. The Breitling reminds me of the countless early mid 20th century flights and military missions I was of course never a part of, but probably had participants using similarly styled instruments; so somehow I feel closer to them. There is a degree of fantasy in the cartier replica watches, an active reminder of machinist history and functional elegance. Its nice that such a wrist piece can be so emotional, and yet so affordable.
As a watch, the Breitling performs without fault. The quartz movement does its job without hesitation, and the included functions are useful. While the dial layout may suggest a 12 hour chronograph, this is actually a 30 minute chronograph with a synchronized 24 hours hand (useful for telling the difference between AM and PM). Owning this watch, you'll really be using the time telling function the most. The movement inside is not best suited for consistent chronograph usage. But if you are looking for a watch first, and a chronograph second, the M3 will suit you. Also included is an easy set date function. I like that the crown is screw-down, which adds a significant feeling of value to the watch. Legibility is good, and the view into the dial is clear thanks to the anti-reflective coating on both the top and bottom of the sapphire crystal.
You'll either love or hate the design, but you can't dispute that it is bold. What you will like is all the goodies that come with this Breitling watch. The box and leather case are unexpected for the price point, and are nice touches. Even better is the easy to follow documentation that i mentioned previously. Another plus is something I almost missed finding in the large case; Breitling also includes a high-polish steel bracelet (24mm wide), along with the black leather with orange stitching strap. Thus you have two options when wearing the watch. What I like about the strap is the included easy change pins making it really easy to take the strap on and off. The package was smart enough to include normal links for the bracelet. No changing tool, but I have plenty of my own. I would have liked the leather strap to be make from a slightly more pliable leather, though it is rugged feeling, and looks fine. The Breitling buckle is another highly polished piece of steel and has a deeply engraved Breitling signature.
For the money, the Breitling is an excellent buy. I get more comments on my Breitling than I do on many other, much more expensive watches; simply because it stands out and has a very unique presence to it. The included items in the packaging, AR coated sapphire crystal over the dial, high visibility lume, and impressive case polish are all items you'd never expect, and are happy to have for this kind of value. The Breitling should be the first in a line of nice, wearable watch from Breitling.