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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 2:58 am 
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Hello guys,

this is my first Breitling occasion, i'm a beginner in this brand.

What do you think about it? It is genuine or not?

Thx all. :superman:


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not original, 8808 is a Chrono-Matic


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WatchFred wrote:
not original, 8808 is a Chrono-Matic


Thx Fred,

Wow so it's not original. Can u explain it better?


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8808 is an automatic watch with crown on the left.

viewtopic.php?f=31&t=64195


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Could just be a wrong caseback, but it does make you wonder what else is wrong and call into question the integrity of the seller.


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WatchFred wrote:
not original, 8808 is a Chrono-Matic


buddman wrote:
8808 is an automatic watch with crown on the left.


There are quite a few similar watches on various sites (note: some might be the same watch) that have a similar Navitimer dial configuration but with a caseback stamped 8808, and more tellingly all have the Chrono-Matic ground out. Interestingly, some show signs of the case once having had a crown tube on the left, although they all have the more traditional crown and pusher layout now.

So what is going one here? Are these a batch of assembled watches made at the the end of the Leon Breitling era, although the serial number would date them to the mid-1970s rather than the end of the 70s? Or are these a batch of Franken watches that have fooled a number of online sellers?

https://www.craftandtailored.com/products/1974-breitling-navitimer-ref-8808

https://www.bachmann-scher.de/en/sold-watches/breitling-navitimer-vintage-ref-8808-mint-493.html

https://en.gmtbroker.com/mobile/productView/47737#&ui-state=dialog

http://www.luigirossogioielli.com/watches/info/breitling-navitimer/3ca8e2071b9d84df27f209195ccc423b/

https://www.r-l-x.de/forum/showthread.php/76788-wert-dieser-breitling-navitimer

https://www.ebay.de/itm/Breitling-Navitimer-Chronograph-Stahl-Ref-8808-Handaufzug-mit-Breitling-Box-/302477765886


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I know nothing about these arcadelt but my immediate reaction when I saw the original post was the former - that for whatever reason Breitling used 880i casebacks. It was the scratched out chronomatic that made me think so. My gut tells me that this left the factory like this. Again I proclaim ignorance so would be interested to hear from Fred or others.


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