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    Breitling Deployant Clasp Genuine vs Aliexpress "mid tier" Replica Photo Comparison

    I just received a Breitling deployant replica (the one for rubber straps) from Aliexpress, and I wanted to show the comparison with the genuine clasp. The gen clasp photos are from the internet.

    This clasp is "mid tier" as it is available from multiple sellers on Aliexpress for about $80. This puts it above the crap $18 ones that have springbar holes for adjustment instead of the sliding mechanism. It is cheaper (by half) that the top of the line AN factory replica that members have bought around $160-180 from our dealers. Link here for example: https://chazingtime06.co/products/ge...eployant-clasp

    I asked the dealer I purchased from what factory produced it, and I got "it is custom" as a response.

    I'll let the pictures show, but overall I am happy and impressed. The logo and depth of printing look right on. The clasp action feels solid. The most obvious missing feature is the lack of model number printing. I'll update with mounted photos and impressions on the wrist as well.












    #2
    Good comparison.
    I wish it existed in 18mm, I've been looking for one of that quality for a long time. I have the one that you comment, that I bought from Ali in 20mm and it is really good for that price.



    Last edited by Alangep; 28-07-20, 22:56.

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      #3
      I'm in love:

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        #4
        Originally posted by Alangep View Post
        Good comparison.
        I wish it existed in 18mm, I've been looking for one of that quality for a long time. I have the one that you comment, that I bought from Ali in 20mm and it is really good for that price.


        Well said and done, I have found one of 18 and is on the way. I hope it has the same quality as the 20mm one.



        Last edited by Alangep; 29-07-20, 05:59.

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          #5
          Originally posted by NaviChief View Post
          I'm in love:

          what a find!! Can we get the link for Aliexpress? Thanks

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            #6
            Originally posted by MarkMarky View Post
            what a find!! Can we get the link for Aliexpress? Thanks
            If you search Ali for "breiting deployant" you'll see plenty of them. These are in the $80-110 range, and the pictures are often the same despite being different sellers. It seems to come in black, brushed, and polished. I could not find the AN factory version on Ali.

            The specific seller I bought from is here: Top quality black siliver Stainess Steel Buckle For Breitling strap 20mm Polishing Double Click Clasp watch band watchband 1884|Watchbands| - AliExpress.

            Buy at your own risk, non TD, etc. I also bought Ocean racer straps in black and blue, and a Breitling deployant for leather from them. They shipped DHL at my request for additional cost, and they price matched the deployant to $80 after I showed them the other seller's prices.



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              #7
              Hey!
              thanks for this!!
              ive yet to get into the breitling reps that seem to necessitate rubber straps..
              also, pardon my absolute ignorance, but these can’t work with leather straps, yeah?

              Also, do you know the best place to get the best rep deployment clasp?? The one I get from the TD’s makes me nervous it is going to just pop off if/when I flex my wrist..

              I have two from eBay that I’m waiting on, but have a feeling they aren’t even going to be the same quality as the one I got from the td that normally comes on the leather straps...

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                #8
                Originally posted by Slanglican View Post
                pardon my absolute ignorance, but these can’t work with leather straps, yeah?

                Also, do you know the best place to get the best rep deployment clasp?? The one I get from the TD’s makes me nervous it is going to just pop off if/when I flex my wrist..

                I have two from eBay that I’m waiting on, but have a feeling they aren’t even going to be the same quality as the one I got from the td that normally comes on the leather straps...
                I would say that you could match pretty much any Breitling to one of the rubber designs and it would look fine. After wearing this a full week, it is the most comfortable, perfect fitting strap combo I've ever worn.

                This deployant would not work with standard breitling leathers, however, if you knew exactly what length would work for your wrist, you could have a custom strap maker like ziczac leather make one that would work with this.

                I bought a deployant for leather from the same aliexpress dealer. I'll show pics below. I haven't worn it yet. Quality looks good, except for the part with the logo is a bit rattly, but that could be solved by a thicker springbar or slight mod I believe. I picked this one because it was the most expensive on AE, so I'd either end up with a good one, or ripped off.

                I used standard rep leather deployants for years, and rarely, if ever did it pop off by itself. I did find them uncomfortable though, as with my small wrist, there was so much strap tucked underneath and the metal part dug right into a nerve in my wrist.



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                  #9
                  NaviChief yeah the metal part digs for sure!

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                    #10
                    Ooo. They have black. I may have to get get this.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by NaviChief View Post
                      I just received a Breitling deployant replica (the one for rubber straps) from Aliexpress, and I wanted to show the comparison with the genuine clasp. The gen clasp photos are from the internet.

                      This clasp is "mid tier" as it is available from multiple sellers on Aliexpress for about $80. This puts it above the crap $18 ones that have springbar holes for adjustment instead of the sliding mechanism. It is cheaper (by half) that the top of the line AN factory replica that members have bought around $160-180 from our dealers. Link here for example: https://chazingtime06.co/products/ge...eployant-clasp

                      I asked the dealer I purchased from what factory produced it, and I got "it is custom" as a response.

                      I'll let the pictures show, but overall I am happy and impressed. The logo and depth of printing look right on. The clasp action feels solid. The most obvious missing feature is the lack of model number printing. I'll update with mounted photos and impressions on the wrist as well.










                      Hi, thank you for this post i found it really helpful because i have a small wrist and when i bought my breitling super ocena heritage 2 i received the rubber strap without deployante (the one with the holes and the buckle), but the smallest hole was anyway too big for my wrist... so then i bought the clasp you showed in the last post to adapt my rubber strap with holes to it, but i have the same problem: the internal parte hurts against the wrist and the nerve... now that you showed me this deployante i looked in the same aliexpres shop for the rubber strap (the same of the one with holes and buckle but compatible with deployante so that probably it will go for my small wrist) and i found this:
                      € 8,91 38%OFF | Nuovo Braccialetto della gomma di Silicone Cinturino Per Breitling strap per Avenger Super Ocean Cinturino In Gomma di Sport 24 millimetri Strumento gratuito loghi
                      https://a.aliexpress.com/_BSlDvf

                      do you think it would be a good copy ?
                      the photos attached to this post are my current rubber strap with hole!
                      thank you very much!

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                        #12
                        (obviously i would buy both your same deployante at 90$ and then the rubber strap from the link i attached in the last message to replace the low quality deployante of the strap i founf with the one you posted at the begin)

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Watch_Addicted View Post
                          (obviously i would buy both your same deployante at 90$ and then the rubber strap from the link i attached in the last message to replace the low quality deployante of the strap i founf with the one you posted at the begin)

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                          The link you posted to Ali strap are sh!t, you cannot expect any kind of quality for that price...you get what you pay for!

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                            #14
                            Straps can now be purchased directly from the Breitling website. The rubbers are € 50. The original is definitely worth it.

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                              #15
                              Definitely the 18 size has the same quality as the 20, wonderful.
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