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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:28 am 
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Founded in 1933, Kronometer Stockholm was a pretty big Swedish retailer, until 1975.
They imported and sold watches both for professional and civilian use.

Dates are not very clear but earliest examples seen with Kronometer Stockholm signature are dating from the mid 40’s while we have also seen some early 70’s Top Time 815.

Concomitantly to the sale of co-branded Breitling, Kronometer Stockholm also sold Breitling watches under its own name.

Those watches were using same reference numbers, serial numbers and movements as their Breitling sisters but with a Kronometer Stockholm only dial.

From 1933 to the 50’s the following logo was used:

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Logo 1933 - 50’s

It was then replaced by this one:

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Logo 50’s - 1975

As for many retailers, if not all, it seems that many Breitling sold by Kronometer Stockholm were either unsold watches or later assembly of unsold case/movements with later dials.

Breitling Ref 734:

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Ref 734 with a case from 1945 and a post 1953 dial
Source: Auction archive


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Ref 734 Kronometer Stockholm only
Source: @swewatch


Breitling Ref 765 - Pre AVI:

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Source: @swewatch

Breitling Ref 765 - AVI:

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Source: @Jean Luc Desplats

Breitling Ref 786 - Chronomat:

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Breitling Ref 788:

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Ref 788 with a case from 1945 but a later Kronometer Stockholm logo
Source: Auction archive


Breitling Ref 808 - Chronomat:

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Source: @swewatch

Breitling Ref 2508 - Chronomat:

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Source: BreitlingSource

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Source: @swewatch

Breitling Ref 815 - Top Time:

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Source: auction archive

Those 815 were supplied to the Televerket company and a second serial number was stamped on the case back (most probably for internal identification through the company).
Televerket was the Swedish company (state-owned) responsible for telecommunications in Sweden between 1853 and 1993.
While initially named Kongl. Elektriska Telegraf-Werket (Royal Electric Telegraph Agency), it was renamed Televerket in 1953.

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Here is one of my 734:
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Hi Nicolas
interesting article !

can you please explain how you come to the conclusion that some of them have later dials in earlier cases , and what you mean exactly ?

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or later assembly of unsold case/movements with later dials.


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Awesome article Nicolas. Great work. Thnx for sharing!


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Dracha wrote:
Hi Nicolas
interesting article !

can you please explain how you come to the conclusion that some of them have later dials in earlier cases , and what you mean exactly ?

nicolas07 wrote:
or later assembly of unsold case/movements with later dials.


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Hello René,

Actually, i was refering to cases with a mid 40's serial but fitted with mid 50's dial.
I thought Breitling produced more cases during the 40's than they made watches so they continued to use mid 40's cases for their 50's production.

Is that inexact?

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no, Nicolas; quite correct, but not restricted to the 1940s; we also see 1953 Co-Pilot case assembled until the late 1950s.


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