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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 8:03 pm 
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Hi Friends,

You would seen my posts elsewhere in the forum searching for suitable bracelets for my recently acquired Breitling. The seller game me his company service invoice etc. So I didn't really check with a jeweler about the authenticity of the watch. Today while I was searching the forum I happen to visit one of the Brietling Colt Chrono model(http://www.breitlingsource.com/watch_de ... e_149.html) explanation page, at first it looked same but closer look revealed both the watches had different dial pattern.

The experts here could you help me identifying my watch as fake or real ?

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Thanks in advance for all your inputs. Let me know I'm a victim in this deal or its just another dial pattern from Breitling. The bottom cover of my watch has this engraving A13035 and 1275 below that model number.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 8:18 pm 
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I looks ok to me but the other guys will confirm for sure.

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ade113 wrote:
I looks ok to me but the other guys will confirm for sure.


Thank God, Your words are giving me some hope. When I was paying to the seller, He stated it was genuine and if any AD says it is a fake then he will take it back.

Here is one more picture that has the B on the bezel over the hour marker 11 on the outer side.
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It's fine. :real:

There was more than one style of painted arabic numerals.

The serial number should be beneath the model #, but I can't see it on yours. Could have been over polished. The number between the lugs isn't a serial # - it's the week of the year and year of manufacture, but I'm not sure Breitling did that when your watch was manufactured.

Besides, I can't imagine why the fake industry would make a copy of a Breitling watch discontinued 11 years ago. Back then, the fakes were not even close.

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I would never doubt Sharman or Ade - they know an infinite amount more about watches than me....so just asking them, and not doubting the authenticity, but why is the pearl yellow?

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sharkman wrote:
It's fine. :real:

There was more than one style of painted arabic numerals.

The serial number should be beneath the model #, but I can't see it on yours. Could have been over polished. The number between the lugs isn't a serial # - it's the week of the year and year of manufacture, but I'm not sure Breitling did that when your watch was manufactured.


Once again, Thank you and God for this confirmation.

I did have the number beneath the model number. I have that information on my original post itself, just that I have posted in the bottom of the post.

sharkman wrote:
Besides, I can't imagine why the fake industry would make a copy of a Breitling watch discontinued 11 years ago. Back then, the fakes were not even close.


Makes perfect sense.

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I would never doubt Sharman or Ade - they know an infinite amount more about watches than me....so just asking them, and not doubting the authenticity, but why is the pearl yellow?


I'm new here and I did see their postings everywhere I trust the findings. About the pearl, I was thinking it is a enamel and I will leave that questions to the experts here.

Now one another question I have is about the brassing as you have all seen in the pictures close to the word Tachymeter, I could see that ring is not concealed with in the bezel. The dial facing picture you could see a minor brass line above the number 12, Is it easy repairable job ?


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nr123 wrote:
I would never doubt Sharman or Ade - they know an infinite amount more about watches than me....so just asking them, and not doubting the authenticity, but why is the pearl yellow?


The same reason the hour markers are tan. Tritium paint on watch dials was outlawed in the US During the years this watch was produced, about 1998.

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I'm reposting my question "Now one another question I have is about the brassing as you have all seen in the pictures close to the word Tachymeter, I could see that ring is not concealed with in the bezel. The dial facing picture you could see a minor brass line above the number 12, Is it easy repairable job ?"


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Going by the dial, made between 1995 and 1998.

If you're not happy with the aged appearance, best thing to do is send it to Breitling for a service/polish and it should come back looking like new.

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