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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 3:27 am 
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so the 3 register Top Time (not going into Mk1, 2 etc)

ref 810 in panda w/ venus 178
ref 810 in reverse panda w/ venus 178
ref 810 in silver w/ venus 178
ref 810-24 in reverse panda w/ venus 178 (24 hour version)
ref 824 in reverse panda w/ venus 178 (24 hour version)
ref 7656 w/ valjoux 7736
ref 1765 w/ venus 178
ref 1765/36 w/ valjoux 7736

the ref 814 & 815 are in my opinion not a Top Time ?
they do not have Top Time on the dial, the 814 is the square version with venus 178 and the 815 was advertised as 'long playing' and has a 7736 movement

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815 are not Toptime - neither on the dial nor described as such in any advertisement or catalog.

814 according to the Breitling catalog was a member of the Toptime range, although the name does not appear on the dial.
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810Mk2 & 824 were described as "Top Time Long Playing" btw.
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Vandeg wrote:
Hi DJ, thanks very much. That is really great additional info. I knew about the switch from Venus to Valjoux, so it is very good to have technical background. It is really very good to have somebody contributing on the technical aspects. A little bit of original topic, I know of several other Breitlings that both used the Venus and the Valjoux. The 814 and the 7656 both three reg chronos. Don’t know if any of these two were considered nicknamed long playing. K


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814 was one of the very early watches in the series going back to 1965-1966 and it was sold for a few years before they made the long playing mainspring. Therefore, to avoid confusion, they didn't call 814 a long playing after installing the new mainspring in early 70's and later. By the way, I had never seen a 814 with a Valjoux 7736 until your post recently. Elgin used the 3 register dial from 814 with Valjoux 7736 but I wasn't aware of Breitling doing that.


Ah that is interesting, thanks. For me always a bit of a guessing game when a watch was launched. I was not able to find 814 with Valjoux 7736, but looking at the the quite late serial number and the fact that other Breitlings models around the same time also had the 7736 replacing the Venus, seemed logical. But i dont have hard (catalog or factory production) evidence, so theoretically could be a project.


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This is my 815 LP.

Is there a steel bracelet that fits with Endlinks on this case?
Would like to wear it with steel bracelet.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:23 pm 
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It did not come on a steel bracelet, but there's no reason you can't put one on. As there is no "correct" one, you can add what you like.


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Yes but wich Endlinks?


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I don't understand the question. There are no proper bracelets, so no proper endlinks. I think most people would not use endlinks anyway.



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