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Author:  SirMilo [ Mon Sep 28, 2015 5:43 pm ]
Post subject:  Authentic?

Hello everyone.
First post here but I have found this site to be an excellent source of info over the years, especially when I purchased my 1st preowned Breitling 10 years ago. I am looking at another preowned Breitling and wanted to find out what you think about this one since there are high quality fakes out there these days. The seller has a good reputation and has been very receptive to my requests for info and additional pictures. I would still like to get some more opinions though.

The watch is priced fairly for a complete set.
It comes complete with all boxes and paperwork, including the manual, COSC certificate, and the warranty certificate. The numbers on all paperwork matches the serial on the caseback and the warranty certificate is stamped by a US AD with a date of sale. The country and dealers name are also punched. The serial is intact on the caseback but I did blur a few digits in the pic before posting them.
The first pictures requested from the seller made it very difficult to determine the condition of the watch due to reflections from a flash. He was very accommodating with taking additional pictures in natural lighting when I requested them the next morning. Other than needing a little minor detailing, it looks to be in fairly decent shape and is currently running within COSC spec. I have sent an email to BUSA about the watch/serial but have yet to hear back.

Author:  WatchFred [ Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:22 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Authentic?

authentic, no doubt - but you have matching documentation too ?

Author:  SirMilo [ Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:30 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Authentic?

Thanks for the response. Yes, all paperwork has the correct serials.
I had little doubt of authenticity due to matching documentation but I prefer to be cautious when spending this kind of money.

Author:  WatchFred [ Mon Sep 28, 2015 10:51 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Authentic?

there is no really good replica of this model afaik - really no need to worry here; enjoy it !

Author:  SirMilo [ Tue Sep 29, 2015 10:51 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Authentic?

Thanks WatchFred!

I received the "we don't authenticate via email or phone" email this morning from Breitling. I was only looking for them to confirm the serial number belongs to a Steelfish. Since it has full documentation and the warranty certificate shows it was purchased from the Breitling Boutique on Danbury Road (BUSA), there was very little concern on my part. As mentioned before, better safe than sorry has always been my policy when it comes to a large purchase, even if everything appears 100% legit.
I appreciate your input and the watch is officially on its way.

I have removed the pics from the OP since I didn't ask the seller if I could use his pictures.
When the watch arrives, I will post my own pictures which may help others out when looking for a Steelfish.

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