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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:38 pm 
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Hey fellas,

First off, thanks for the help. I'm new around these parts and this is my first post.

Ironically, I was actually at the watch store this morning trying to see what my first luxury watch purchase should be, was sold pretty persuasively on a Breitling but left the jewelry store to ponder the question a little while before finally pulling the trigger.

As fate would have it, while moving some boxes around today, I found an old watch that belonged to someone in our family - not sure whom. I can't even date it - tried googling but met no success. I took it to a local watchsmith and he remarked that it seemed real to him, but he couldn't date it exactly either - his guess was 50 years old. I bought a new strap from him just in case it was the real deal, haha.

I'd like to see if this is a true antique or if it's a bunk purchased from my family's many trips to Asia. Don't have a camera attached to my phone but have one on my computer, so these pictures are a little low-tech. Let me know if you guys need clearer ones to identify.

In case the pictures are too blurry:


Though the writing is sort of fading, the front reads:

BREITLING
GENEVE

17 JEWELS
ANTIMAGNETIC
SHOCKPROTECTED

The back reads "Automatic / Waterproof / Incabloc / Lusina" in some sort of circular fashion, surrounding the lettering "Stainless Steel Back 240066"

Thanks all,

Sam


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 08, 2011 7:37 pm 
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Yeah those are some tough pics... can't really tell, but from the looks of the first pic it doesn't look good... looks like a frankenwatch to me...

Your mentioning of "Lusina" doesn't help either... sorry but others will chime in...

welcome to the source... :lingsrock:

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Garbage.

That dial layout with name and logo beneath centre and those caseback markings could never be real.


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Thanks all, appreciate the no-BS responses.

Looks like I'll be headed to the store to either pick up a Breitling today, haha.

EDIT: I found a camera so took some higher quality photos for the curious:


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You can clearly see that the B logo looks nothing like a real Breitling B and the caseback / serial number is completely inconsistent with Breitling.


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