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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2021 2:48 am 
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Could anyone of standing please validate this watch? I think it looks like a fake, but of course I do not know every watch that has ever been in the Breitling catalogue. Many thanks in advance.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2021 3:00 am 
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2021 3:05 am 
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buddman wrote:
Fake
Even with the evidence of this image? Granted the pushers are completely off.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2021 3:09 am 
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arcadelt wrote:
buddman wrote:
Fake
Even with the evidence of this image? Granted the pushers are completely off.

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To be fair, never seen it, so good find! So, maybe ok - at least the dial is real!

Caseback looks very unconventional too I might add…What’s inside?


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2021 3:30 am 
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buddman wrote:
…What’s inside?


Apparently a Valjoux 7733

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To be fair, never seen it, so good find! So, maybe ok - at least the dial is real!


From the "good" examples I have found since my original post, I can see that the pushers are aftermarket, the lugs are heavily polished (which is odd for a plated watch, so maybe it has been re-plated too) and the sub-dial hands are completely wrong.

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a ref. 9122, the same also marketed as a Wakmann.
horrible, but basically authentic, pushers are (poor) service replacements.
manufactured May, 1972.


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I noticing the lug shape too as I was trying to see if it was the same case as the long player (it’s not). Sometimes these polished lugs still look plated in photos - reflection I guess. I think in person, they would be polished with base metal showing through.


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Is telemeter even spelled correctly at the top? Hard to tell fr pics but it looks like telemter


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2021 12:28 pm 
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Is telemeter even spelled correctly at the top? Hard to tell fr pics but it looks like telemter
Yes, looks like it. Nice pickup.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2021 12:29 pm 
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Thanks everyone for the feedback.


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REF 9122. First time I saw one, I thought it was fake too, but a quick Google revealed plenty of examples. REF 9121 (in my humble opinion) is a much nicer looking ref.

Here is one that I saw on ebay not too long ago that sold for a little under $2k (I feel they paid too much for it though)

https://www.ebay.com/itm/BREITLING-CHRO ... 632-2357-0


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