Nostalgia has a powerful effect on the way we look at the past – it distorts and idealizes what we choose to remember.
That’s what makes the new best 1:1 fake Breitling AVI Ref. 765 1953 Re-edition an interesting release. Even without the ’50s backstory, it’s a damn good watch. It doesn’t use history as a crutch to push the watch and it doesn’t use modernity as an excuse to cut corners when re-interpreting the design. This watch is, in theory, as close to the original 1953 model as Swiss made replica Breitling UK could get while still producing a commercially viable reference.
The AVI Ref. 765 is emblematic of best quality copy Breitling during the 1950s. With a booming economy on the ground in America and Europe and a sky filled with supersonic booms, Breitling set the standard for applied functionality in aviation watches. And the best 1:1 fake Breitling of 2020 didn’t forget that.
Almost every watch is a re-interpretation of a previous design. That’s how brands come to be defined by their unique design language, using the same cues over and over again. Swiss movement fake Breitling calls this watch a Re-Edition, and I think it’s a justified and astute way of naming the watch.
Some folks will say that it doesn’t have the spirit of the old model because it incorporates fauxtina (which is “just a color,” sure, but it seems to mostly appear on re-editions or aaa quality replica watches UK meant to pay homage to an older model; its inclusion is usually intentional) and the lack of radium for the lume plots. I had both watches together for a significant amount of time, and if the ’53 top Swiss replica Breitling were NOS and hadn’t aged a single day, I would have had a seriously hard time telling them apart. Even the difference in weight between the watches is indiscernible.
Powering the replica watches Paypal UK is Breitling’s caliber B09. Like the original, it’s a hand-wound column wheel movement. Winding the watch put a smile on my face. The crown is incredibly communicative, and you can feel each click of the ratchet wheel as it advances. You cannot see the ratchet wheel turning, however, because the cheap fake Breitling features a solid caseback. A good thing.