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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 4:09 pm 
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Hi! The seller tells me this chronographe is 100% original. Manufactured near the year 1950.
Real or fake? Thanks.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 4:35 pm 
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Well if it's real then it's nearer 1943 than 1950 but I am very suspicious of the movement. The out of focus shot doesn't help, but the Breitling engraving looks very dodgy. It's possible that the engraving was added to the original movement - a blank bridge would have been perfectly correct, and it is roughly correct for a 789, but wouldn't buy without a better photo. Would also like to see the inside of the caseback.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:52 pm 
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Thanks for comprehensive answer. Can you help me specify the model of this chronographe? I can show better quality photos later (including the inside of the caseback).


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 3:10 am 
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AlexSPB wrote:
Thanks for comprehensive answer. Can you help me specify the model of this chronographe? I can show better quality photos later (including the inside of the caseback).

the name is on the watch, ref. no. 789, that's it. defintely pre1944, agree with Roff that the bridge looks tampered with, case seems absolutely ok.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 3:39 am 
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WatchFred wrote:
the name is on the watch, ref. no. 789, that's it. defintely pre1944, agree with Roff that the bridge looks tampered with, case seems absolutely ok.

I just can't find in the internet this model of watch with exactly the same dial, like on my photo


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 5:24 am 
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AlexSPB wrote:
WatchFred wrote:
the name is on the watch, ref. no. 789, that's it. defintely pre1944, agree with Roff that the bridge looks tampered with, case seems absolutely ok.

I just can't find in the internet this model of watch with exactly the same dial, like on my photo



Well presumably that's one reason why you came here to ask :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 6:48 am 
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Roffensian wrote:
Well presumably that's one reason why you came here to ask :lol:


Sorry, I dont understand what do you mean. May be I say something wrong? (my english is not so good as i wish)

I wanna buy vintage breitling chronograph, and this photo (in the start of topic) I receive from seller. I know there is many fakes of this type of watch. And it seems strange to me, that I can't find exactly the same looking dial.

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AlexSPB wrote:
Roffensian wrote:
Well presumably that's one reason why you came here to ask :lol:


Sorry, I dont understand what do you mean. May be I say something wrong? (my english is not so good as i wish)

I wanna buy vintage breitling chronograph, and this photo (in the start of topic) I receive from seller. I know there is many fakes of this type of watch. And it seems strange to me, that I can't find exactly the same looking dial.

Best regards, Alex



I simply meant that because you couldn't find similar ones yourself then you came here to ask if it was real, that's all.

There were some minor variations in dials in watches produced in this era, and I am satisfied that the dial is correct for a 789. As I said, my only suspicion is the movement, and it's entirely possible that it's the original movement but someone engraved Breitling into the bridge in the mistaken belief that it should have been there in the first place.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 8:39 am 
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Roffensian wrote:
I simply meant that because you couldn't find similar ones yourself then you came here to ask if it was real, that's all.

There were some minor variations in dials in watches produced in this era, and I am satisfied that the dial is correct for a 789. As I said, my only suspicion is the movement, and it's entirely possible that it's the original movement but someone engraved Breitling into the bridge in the mistaken belief that it should have been there in the first place.


Thank you for detailed explanation. I'll try to get more photo.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:58 am 
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Hi!
I have another one watch with the movement engraved "Breitling"
What do you think about this chronograph - real or no?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:10 am 
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getting worse.
dial refinished, logo wrong, no model. no. on caseback, movements of this period should definitely have no logo on bridge.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:15 am 
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WatchFred wrote:
getting worse.
dial refinished, logo wrong, no model. no. on caseback, movements of this period should definitely have no logo on bridge.



:yeahthat

No way in the world that you would ever see that single B logo on the dial of a watch this early either.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:22 am 
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Thank you for quick reply.
Best regards.


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