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PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2021 7:54 am 
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A really nice looking gold Premier 788. Looks like the 4 has lost its lume and there's some oxidization to the case. Also some weird printing at the 15 minute/second mark near 3 o'clock? Otherwise looks really nice to me--am I missing anything?


Chronomat 769 in steel with black non-lume stick dial and dauphine hands. I'm not sure I've seen a 769 with dauphine hands; is this transitional?


A neat later Chronomat 8806. I haven't seen this reference before but it's a cool blend between Navitimer and Chronomat. Condition report notes that the hands are relumed; interestingly the minute hand still has some lume loss so I guess they didn't do a great job.


Chronomat 808 in gold with lume dial. Hands clearly relumed IMO, condition report also says dial is relumed. Good amount of aging/damage to the slide rule and dial in general. Crown also looks off to me. yet they still estimate $4K-$8K USD.


Here's a wild one that I've never seen before: ref. 2117 Chronomatic in a sort of bullhead design with a super funky dial. Has almost every scale known to man on it: pulsation, tachy, decimal, and a 12hr/60min bezel. Just missing the telemeter lol. Looks like someone might have screwed up while reluming the hour hand, and the dial lume is a wild mint green, not sure if that can be original.


Last but not least, the crown jewel (literally) of the entire show: a Breitling Emergency in white gold that has been completely iced out with 4 carats of diamonds on the case and bracelet. Could this be the most oxymoronic "tool watch" of all time??


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PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2021 8:45 am 
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Generally considered bad form to post links to active auctions. If you have questions on an item, it’s more considerate of fellow collectors to post a photo rather than links.


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the 2117 is incorrect (hands and date wheel), avoid
769 is a mid 1950s execution. correct and quite rare w/ the black dial



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buddman wrote:
Generally considered bad form to post links to active auctions. If you have questions on an item, it’s more considerate of fellow collectors to post a photo rather than links.

Okay apologies, links removed. Is there another place to discuss active auctions? Or is that just not done here?

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