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Fake 18k Breitling Cadette, seller correya, Portugal
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Author:  WatchFred [ Mon Aug 22, 2011 6:11 am ]
Post subject:  Fake 18k Breitling Cadette, seller correya, Portugal

As I was one asking for this new section, I would like to start with a typical fake "Vintage Breitling" and describe the tells; please correct me if/when I go wrong and please add whatever I have missed to mention ?

Ideally we would build up a reference base that could help new vintage collectors to identify fake and Franken watches. ... 0636606288

quite typical rebranded "Chronographe Suisse"


dial clearly repainted, script logo wrong

"double caseback" 18k gold cases were not used by Breitling

Ref.# 1013 is not a documented Breitling model no.; seller knows this and claims it is a "1197", but this should then be stamped on the caseback !

No period correct Breitling serial number

movement technically correct Venus 175/188 but bridge markings not in line with claimed 50s production date


Author:  Roffensian [ Mon Aug 22, 2011 6:17 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Fake 18k Breitling Cadette, seller correya, Portugal

Additionally, the caseback (or one of them) is marked 'Metal' which would never occur with a gold piece. Breitling used SS casebacks on plated / rolled gold pieces, but not solid gold.

The combination of script and printed logos is usually (but not 100%) an indication that at least one of the logos has been faked or that it's a frankenwatch.

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