The ultimate grab & go?

I’ve been on an almost constant quest for the “right” ana-digi, do anything, grab & go watch. I’ve tried a multitude of Aerospaces, an Airwolf, TAG Heur’s “Aerospace killer”, the Chronotimer… all have come and gone because I knew that the watch I really wanted was none of these. It was the B-1.

I’ve seen a few go on the forums… not many, as they’re bloody hard to find, and not always at the right price or in the right condition. Anyway, yesterday my quest ended. This is apparently the last new B-1 to have been sold in the UK, by Andrew Michaels to a mate on TZ-UK. They were discontinued in 2006 with the last stock sold for the most part in 2007; however, this was sold in 2009, and it’s obviously the later Superquartz A78362 with a spec as follows:

Model: B-1 SuperQuartz
Production Years: 2002-2006
Gender: Mens
Case Material: Steel
Movement: Breitling 78
Battery/Battery Life: CR2320/2-3 Years
Water Resistance: 50m
Bezel: Bidirectional
Crown: Push-Down
Crystal: Sapphire
Diameter: 43.2mm
Thickness: 16.5mm
Weight: 95.7g
Bracelet: Fighter
Lug Width: 22mm

I’ve just given the bracelet (which was nice and clean anyway) an ultrasonic bath, so took the opportunity to pop it onto a black Zulu. Whatever I wear it on I’m going to enjoy it a lot. Mind you, but I’ve got no idea what I’ll use the slide rule for 🙂

And on the Zulu…

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