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HOLIDAY SALE: Rare Vintage Breitling ref. 2115 GMT Chrono-Matic Jumbo on Bracelet [OHPF]

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Up for sale is this scarce and original early 1970s Breitling reference 2115 Chrono-Matic GMT with beautiful original inverse panda dial, cool big orange hands and 24-hour calibrated “plus/minus” bezel for use in conjunction with the long yellow GMT hand for telling time in two timezones simultaneously. Though not for the faint of wrist, this Breitling GMT is well proportioned and is a fairly rare beast with a uniquely cool and funky layout. It also comes on its period correct and hard to find extra long signed Breitling bracelet. This uncommon and striking Jumbo GMT Chronomatic is in overall Excellent vintage condition and all functions are running well. This is a major league chrono-toolwatch for the major league collector that you won't see on everybody’s wrist.

This uncommon Vintage Breitling 2115 GMT on rare bracelet is now ON HOLIDAY SALE [OHPF] for $6,750 USD OBRO including worldwide shipping. If for some reason you don’t want the bracelet the asking price is just $5,950 USD OBRO and I will put it on a lightly used modern genuine Breitling strap with signed buckle. Bank Wire strongly preferred. Other payment options upon application. Payment must be made in US DOLLARS. Watch will ship upon full clearance of the funds, as well as any necessary bank vetting.

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CASE & CASEBACK: Massive 47 x 49mm left-side crown case shows little to no polish that I can see, with the edges still crisp and what might only be sleeve buffing from years of wear. This great Breitling has obviously been worn and enjoyed in its nearly 50 years of life and the case shows minor scratches and a couple of small dings commensurate with age. Overall Excellent honest vintage condition. The outer part of the screwed polygon caseback has acquired superficial scratches and looks to have also been softened by years on a wrist. But all the original Breitling nomenclature is still quite legible including the more lightly engraved complete serial number of 1.34 million. This dates the watch to circa 1970, pretty early in Chronomatic production especially for a complication. Likewise Excellent cosmetic condition for the exterior back. The inner caseback shows negligible corrosion and has the correct spare internal Breitling brand markings and some older service marks.

DIAL & HANDS: Beautiful and unique matte black dial in Excellent+ condition. It features calibrations for 24-hour time to be coordinated with the rotating bezel, crisp printing overall and only minor imperfections to some of the Tritium luminous visible under a loupe. Engine turned silver-white chrono sub dials are bright and unmarred. Inner rotating two-tone 24-hour “plus/minus” bezel insert has developed a cool patina to its darker section and is likewise Excellent+. The red date at ‘6’ is the cherry on top of this brilliant layout — an absolutely gorgeous and complicated dial as only Breitling seems able to execute. Oversized luminous-filled fluorescent orange hour and minute hands — my favorite style on a Chrono-Matic personally — are original and Near Mint, as is the long yellow 24-hour hand and the other chronograph-related hands. There is no constant seconds hand on these models.

BEZEL: The anodized rotating bezel itself is Excellent with just a few marks and the typical loss of black to the edges of the chunky serrated knurling. It rotates firmly but freely in both directions for calculation of the second time zone.

CROWNS & PUSHERS: Signed Breitling crown on the left of the watch in typical Chronomatic style (a la the Hueur Monaco) with the chronograph pushers on the right along with a sealed rubber plug in the middle where the crown would normally be. The large crown winds and pulls out to the time-setting position as it should. The top pusher stops and starts the chronograph and the bottom pusher resets the chrono crisply.

CRYSTAL: Large low-dome acrylic crystal appears older and is Excellent with only a few deeper scratches.

MOVEMENT: Legendary Breitling-Heuer micro-rotor automatic chronograph movement in rare 24-hour configuration looking very bright and clean. For whatever reason most of these Breitling 2115s have “Cal. 11” engraved on the bridge like this one, although technically the GMT complication makes it a cal. 14. Sometimes you will see a Breitling 2115 GMT with the caliber dremmeled out on the bridge and another number added ex post facto so one can assume that Breitling were not always conscientious about marking the exact caliber especially on these early examples (same thing occurs in some Heuer GMTs, I believe). This watch has always operated so well for me that I never bothered to have it serviced. All chronograph and time-keeping functions operate they should as does the semi-quickset date feature (by rapidly moving back and forth between around 20:00 and 24:00 hours one can quickly advance the date).

BRACELET or STRAP: This great Breitling comes on its period original full-length 22mm end folded flat link bracelet with signed Breitling buckle. These vintage Breitling bracelets are hard to come by and are worth a small fortune in their own right when they do come up for sale. This one shows some light stretch and small scratches but is easily Excellent overall. It is very long and will fit up to an 8” wrist if not even a bit larger but can be sized down to around 7 1/4" with the micro adjustable clasp. Alternately, if you don’t want the bracelet the watch will come on a lightly used modern genuine Breitling black leather strap with white stitching and signed steel buckle.

As a matter of policy I make NO guarantees for the water resistance of this watch in any way, shape or form.

This great Vintage Breitling GMT is offered with a 3-day inspection period from the date of receipt and may be returned for a full refund less any shipping costs incurred by the buyer. This refund is unconditional and once I get the watch back in exactly the same condition as it was sent to you, your money will be refunded. Of course, once the 3 days are over the sale will be considered FINAL.

Thanks for looking,
T.
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FINAL SALE: Vintage Dodane Type 21 French Military Flyback Chrono Valjoux 235

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Up for sale is this super cool Dodane Type 21 French Air Force chronograph dating from the height of the Cold War era. This genuine issued military watch features the fantastic Valjoux caliber 235, a 30-minute chronograph caliber with flyback complication and an absolutely gorgeous dark chocolate dial. While MilWatch grading is somewhat beside the point this Dodane Type 21 is in overall Excellent condition with just the right amount of sexy Wabi and loads of wrist presence. The famed Valjoux cal. 235 is running strong and all chronograph functions, including the flyback/retour en vol, are operating as they should and resetting properly. This is a rare opportunity for the serious collector to land one of the seminal late-20th century aviator’s chronographs in outstanding overall condition for a fraction of the price of the Breguet version.

This classic Armée de l’Air Dodane Type 21 is now on FINAL SALE for a greatly reduced asking price of $3,975 USD OBRO including worldwide FedEx shipping. Bank Wire strongly preferred. Other payment options upon application. Payment must be made in US DOLLARS. Watch will ship upon full clearance of the funds, as well as any necessary bank vetting.

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CASE & BACK: Beautifully proportioned 38mm x 44mm stainless steel screw-back case in Excellent overall condition showing some likely light previous polish and some marks from wear. Likewise, the steel back has some minor external scratches but the full 6-digit issue number and one Fin de Garantie mark from 1979 are crisp and present, both of which confirm its provenance as a French Air Force-issued watch.

DIAL & HANDS: Exceptional original dial has aged to a stunning shade of dark chocolate and is in Excellent condition overall. It features original intact Tritium Arabic numerals that will glow briefly under black light, fully tracked constant seconds at "9" and 30-minute register at "3." The surrounding finely calibrated outer seconds track shows a bit of paint loss here and there with some discoloration between the 20 and 30-minute area. Pencil-style hour & minute hands also appear to retain their original, briefly glowing luminous. Original luminous-painted chronograph sweep seconds hand retains its lume coating but has lost the very tip of its arrow end. Overall the handset is also in Excellent original condition. While there are "cleaner" Dodane Type 21 dials and hands this one ticks all the boxes for me in terms of wabi-sabi and overall vintage patina on the wrist. The dark brown tone of the dial really puts it over the top.

BEZEL: Steel (I believe) rotating countdown bezel features unusual decreasing numerals counting down clockwise from the 12 triangle. This can be used to gauge overall elapsed mission time and also to note departure time as the triangle lined up to the hour hand at take off will record that time at "12." As is typical the numerals have lost their original enamel paint giving the bezel a cool all-steel look. There are a couple of minor scratches and a bit of light pitting but the numerals are crisp and the knurling is still very sharp — Excellent condition and the bezel rotates firmly but freely in both directions, as designed.

CROWN & PUSHERS: Slightly oversized unsigned winding crown winds and pulls out to set the time as it should. The appearance of the pushers doesn't quite match with the top stop-start pusher having its plating worn off and the bottom flyback and reset pusher still fully plated and bright. Whether this happened at service or through normal wear and tear I have no idea. All pusher action is plenty crisp, though, and the flyback function resets and restarts with a firm press of that bottom pusher.

CRYSTAL: Older low-dome acrylic crystal is chip & crack free with just a few minor residual scratches.

MOVEMENT: This great Type 21 features the beautifully engineered Valjoux caliber 235 Flyback chronograph movement with a high beat rate of 21,600 bph, shock protection and sophisticated Triovis regulation. This is the correct movement for the later execution 2-register Type 21s. I had the watch fully overhauled when I first acquired it some years ago and it has run beautifully ever since. So while I can’t guarantee that it won't need service in future, this Dodane Type 21 keeps great time and all chronograph functions record and reset properly, including the flyback function of course. Guaranteed to be the case at the time of shipping.

STRAP: This great aviator’s chrono comes on a gently used gray Maratac NATO strap. This watch has a 19mm lug width and uses conventional spring bars.

As a matter of policy I make NO guarantees for the water resistance of this watch in any way, shape or form.

This great Dodane Type 21 military chrono is offered with a 3-day inspection period from the date of receipt and may be returned for a full refund (less any shipping costs incurred by the buyer). This refund is unconditional and once I get the watch back in exactly the same condition as it was sent to you, your money will be refunded. Of course, once the 3 days are over the sale will be considered FINAL.

Thanks for looking,
T.
tomvox1@hotmail.com


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This great 2115 Chrono-Matic GMT is now on END OF SUMMER SALE at a newly REDUCED price!
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Issued French Military Dodane Type 21 Flyback Chronograph with lovely chocolate patina now added to the thread at a nicely reduced price (scroll down)! :wowzers

Rare Breitling Chrono-Matic GMT on hard-to-find OEM bracelet greatly REDUCED and waiting for an astute vintage Breitling collector to take him home! :lingsrock:
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Breitling 2115 GMT now offered with bracelet or head-only pricing options!
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Dodane Type 21 now even further REDUCED for New Year's! 8)


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