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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:19 am 
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Hello all - First, thank you for the wealth of info available in this forum.

My question. I've located what appears to be a clean and authentic Cosmonaute 809. It was advertised as having the Venus 178 movement, however the reference on the case back indicates 809-36. After educating myself in this forum it is my understanding that this reference usually (always?) used the Valjoux 7736. Further examination from a subsequently supplied photo of the watch with the back removed confirms it has the Valjoux 7736. Seller is asking US $5,800 - worth the purchase?

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seems to be in very good condition, but at least 20% too high for me



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WatchFred wrote:
seems to be in very good condition, but at least 20% too high for me


Thank you Fred.


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The watch looks great and in goodcondition.

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is it not a gold version dial?


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CAJazzGuy wrote:
Hello all - First, thank you for the wealth of info available in this forum.

My question. I've located what appears to be a clean and authentic Cosmonaute 809. It was advertised as having the Venus 178 movement, however the reference on the case back indicates 809-36. After educating myself in this forum it is my understanding that this reference usually (always?) used the Valjoux 7736. Further examination from a subsequently supplied photo of the watch with the back removed confirms it has the Valjoux 7736. Seller is asking US $5,800 - worth the purchase?

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We need a better picture to confirm that the lume on the numbers are actually Tritium as the dial indicates. Personally I don’t think it’s Tritium.
Pushers have definitely been replaced.

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Kurt, 7736 pushers are longer, need more travel.
but good pics would be nice ;)


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WatchFred wrote:
Kurt, 7736 pushers are longer, need more travel.
but good pics would be nice ;)


Maybe you’re right.

Subdial hands are wrong too. (Sorry, they are not, saw subdials as small at first)

The watch is a freak imo.

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must admit I have no reliable comparison base for the 7736 Navs & Cosmonautes - which, btw., did not appear in the production ledgers



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Kurt B wrote:
WatchFred wrote:
Kurt, 7736 pushers are longer, need more travel.
but good pics would be nice ;)


Maybe you’re right.

Subdial hands are wrong too. (Sorry, they are not, saw subdials as small at first)

The watch is a freak imo.

Kurt B http://www.kurt-b.com


For all interested, offered without any endorsement or prejudice here is the link to the seller's site with additional photos:
https://www.bernardwatch.com/Breitling/ ... s'/BRT2828


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CAJazzGuy wrote:
Kurt B wrote:
WatchFred wrote:
Kurt, 7736 pushers are longer, need more travel.
but good pics would be nice ;)


Maybe you’re right.

Subdial hands are wrong too. (Sorry, they are not, saw subdials as small at first)

The watch is a freak imo.

Kurt B http://www.kurt-b.com


For all interested, offered without any endorsement or prejudice here is the link to the seller's site with additional photos:
https://www.bernardwatch.com/Breitling/ ... s'/BRT2828


As predicted, Luminova dial...

Kurt B http://www.kurt-b.com


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have you ever seen a confirmed Tritium dial on the 809-36, Kurt?


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WatchFred wrote:
have you ever seen a confirmed Tritium dial on the 809-36, Kurt?


Confirmed by whoom ?

I don’t pay any attention to them at all, just noticed the “T”......

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confirmed by you was my question - I don’t remember seeing other lume on 899-36, but never owned one.


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CAJazzGuy wrote:
Kurt B wrote:
WatchFred wrote:
Kurt, 7736 pushers are longer, need more travel.
but good pics would be nice ;)


Maybe you’re right.

Subdial hands are wrong too. (Sorry, they are not, saw subdials as small at first)
https://www.autoclicker.onl/
The watch is a freak imo.

Kurt B http://www.kurt-b.com


For all interested, offered without any endorsement or prejudice here is the link to the seller's site with additional photos:
https://www.bernardwatch.com/Breitling/ ... s'/BRT2828

did not appear in the production ledgers


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