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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:47 pm 
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-Vintage-Breitling-1940s-WW2-Era-Chronograph-VENUS-Cal-170-JUST-SERVICED/282770707291

I'm new to the world of vintage watches and I'm still developing my ability to spot a real watch out of the sea of fake/franken-monsters out there.

This one caught my eye, and I actually was able to inspect it in person last night. The printing on the dial looks crisp to me, although I was surprised at how reflective and bright the copper-colored hour numerals were.

Anyone think this would be a good first purchase?

- Chris


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NO!!! Avoid!!! Franken!!!

Wayne



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:12 pm 
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Fake!!


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Franken is actually better, dial could be from an original ref. 171. case is non-Breitling



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The fact it says VXB on the balance cock might be a clue. (VXB = Chase, Hamilton, Louis)


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