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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:37 am 
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Hi all,

I recently purchased a Breitling Top Time but I am not sure if the hands are actually original. The reason I'm suspicious is that all the Top Times I have seen have had a red seconds hand and a bit different markers on the sides. I would be very thankful if someone could help me with this.

Here is a picture of my watch:
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:58 am 
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well, you may have asked before winning the auction?

these are controversial, as they do not correspond to the catalogs and ads, mk1 thin index and hands should have insert dials, not full dials and there is no documented mk1 panda for the 2002.

we have seen several of them over the years and they seem to be from the TopTime Square - no way to tell if B did such a series, if they are service replacements, or “assemled” from parts and franken.


the red hand is your smallest “issue, crown is evidently incorrect
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I think the subdials look repainted, they are a bit rough and have no grooves. The tension ring is gold rather than chrome


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Thank you both so much for your input!

Damn, sounds like I stepped into a mine.

And yes, I know I should have asked these questions before buying the watch... I was just so exited about this watch because it looks so good and I have been searching for one for a quite while...

Hope I can figure this out with the seller...

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