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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:41 am 
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Just bought this on line for a good price so need to ask experts if it is genuine Breitling please?

It's to go on my white dial Chronomat Airborne 41.

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I have to say, this is a tough call. It's very hard to tell authenticity by a picture, especially when it's the calf leather straps. That being said, the stitching looks off to me, it could just be the pics but just seems off.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:04 am 
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MattC wrote:
I have to say, this is a tough call. It's very hard to tell authenticity by a picture, especially when it's the calf leather straps. That being said, the stitching looks off to me, it could just be the pics but just seems off.


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not an expert but would agree with the stitching issue...
the reference / lettering / font do not inspire confidence either!

easy decision... if it too cheap to be true, forget it!

BTW, a brand new leather strap is about GBP 130 at an AD...

hope this helps!

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Looks very fake to me. Stitching looks naff and the leather thickness is deficient. At the lug ends the strap looks particularly poor.


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Definitely looks fake to me also, the real ones are beefy from the side view, can you post a side shot of the strap?

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I think this is okay? Breitling recently changed to this block font for the embossed text. Presumably the fake are still using the older copperplate font?

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ade113 wrote:
Presumably the fake are still using the older copperplate font?

I've never seen a new font fake, and I'm struggling to see the stitching "issues".


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Roffensian wrote:
ade113 wrote:
Presumably the fake are still using the older copperplate font?

I've never seen a new font fake, and I'm struggling to see the stitching "issues".


You know how hard it can be to authenticate from a picture though Roff.


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Where did the strap come from? And were the spring bars supplied? One spring bar looks like oem, the other definitely is not.

The short strap looks a bit flat on the outer face, but that could be due to lighting

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MattC wrote:
You know how hard it can be to authenticate from a picture though Roff.

A lot harder than guessing apparently. :!:


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Thanks everyone...I'm now certain it's genuine OEM Breitling.

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Looks good to me but side view picture would help


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It looks good to me. The stitching on the fakes is shinier, a more synthetic fibre. I've not seen any fakes with the new font, and especially not in 20mm. They all tend to be 22mm or 24mm

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