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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:19 pm 
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Was scrolling through eBay and saw this. I noticed and blue crown and was confused. Messaged him questioning it and he claims the watch is 100% authentic. Am I missing something? I've never seen a blue crown like that.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 2883013522

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:55 am 
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think the "blue" crown is just reflection from something in the environment the picture was taken in...

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Be very cautious. I don't think this is a reflection. I have seen several Chinese fakes that have this coating on the crowns and pushers on chronographs. I don't think Breitling do this too.


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hard to tell, but NEVER buy these without verified paperwork, ideally from a trusted source - fakes are very, very close.


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I think it’s just the protection sticker that comes right off. Owning a jewelry store I do see a lot of watches come in with that blue protection sticker on them, but like watchfred said be cautious

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That is one watch where it is extremely hard to spot the fakes.... I wouldn't touch that model unless I trusted the source and it had all the matching docs.

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Watch nut wrote:
I think it’s just the protection sticker that comes right off. Owning a jewelry store I do see a lot of watches come in with that blue protection sticker on them, but like watchfred said be cautious
That was my first thought but i messaged the seller asking abhor it and he said that breitlings have a blue crown. I think I'm going to stay away from this one

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Danc1996 wrote:
Watch nut wrote:
I think it’s just the protection sticker that comes right off. Owning a jewelry store I do see a lot of watches come in with that blue protection sticker on them, but like watchfred said be cautious
That was my first thought but i messaged the seller asking abhor it and he said that breitlings have a blue crown. I think I'm going to stay away from this one

Definitely steer clear. I've seen older NOS models with a blue waxy sort of protection on the caseback and sometimes on the crown/pushers, but on a new model it's not something I've seen. As Fred says, that particular model is very well faked, so exercise extreme caution.

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If you look at the bezel you can definitely tell it's a fake. Stay away.


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