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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2021 8:11 pm 
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Hi all! I am curious for y’all’s opinion on a watch being marketed in an auction as a Breitling Sprint circa 1940s.

I am certainly aware of the Breitling Sprint models — I have one being restored at Horological Services as we speak! — but came across this on eBay and wondered whether it was legit. I am doubtful this is a Breitling, but perhaps I am wrong? Maybe Sprint was once a sub brand?

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Also, I see a “sprint” dialed watch photographed in this story: https://www.fratellowatches.com/vintage ... nterviews/


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Possibly…yes. Similar to this one

https://www.catawiki.com/fi/l/21774903- ... en-ca-1927


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I’m sure it’s real and correct. 1930s though, not 1940s :)


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Interesting. Researching this, I’ve seen a few other watches with Sprint on the dial. Was it a sub brand of Breitling? When did the Sprint dials (without Breitling on the dial) stop? Do they have any value or are they just curiosities?


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Here's the Breitling version. Small watch.

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Breitling only started to use their name for branding in the mid-1930s, before that most dials were “sterile”, i.e. without branding, or “Montbrillant” and “Sprint”.



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WatchFred wrote:
Breitling only started to use their name for branding in the mid-1930s, before that most dials were “sterile”, i.e. without branding, or “Montbrillant” and “Sprint”.
Ah, how interesting. Didn’t know that. Thanks for the info!


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