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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:08 pm 
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:lingsrock: hello bought my first Breitling today of ebay/ I know/ asking for trouble. got it reasonably cheap/ another red flag however its not new. trying to work out if its a fake or not. certainly looks the goods/ have been on the examples of fakes given online and cant see that it is


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leadfoot wrote:
trying to work out if its a fake or not.


I don’t know this model well, so could you post the reference number, and it would be helpful to everyone if you didn’t expect a response based on just one picture (at least it is in focus). On first glance, it looks OK, but I would need to do some further looking to give a more definitive response. Being used is not a "red flag" in my books, as secondhand buys can be the best. Certainly the box is not original, but that is common for used sales. Did it come with any papers?


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sorry about one photo. here is another. I cant see the model number on the back. should it be?


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I cant see the model number on the back. should it be?


Yes it should, and now that I have had a closer look, the watch is a fake. Actually, I could have told that from the first photo as the sub-dial functions/marking are all wrong. I suggest you open a case with eBay to return it.


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thankyou for your help. looking at the ones on the net that were showing serial numbers on the back as most watches do. what do you mean sub dial functions?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:01 pm 
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what do you mean sub dial functions?


Most three-register chronographs have: a running seconds sub-dial, marked with 60 seconds; a minute totaliser, which can range from 10 to (most usually) 30 minutes; and a 12 hour totaliser. Your watch has two sub-dials marked to 60 and one marked to 24. If you look at a genuine Chronospace Automatic, which your watch is copying, it has 30 minute and 12 hour totalisers.

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just wanted to let you know they refunded my money in full. shame it wasn't real. maybe you could point me in the right direction for a good used brietling watch. ian



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Glad you got it refunded. Definitely a fake. You can also see that the strap is a fake stamped strap and not genuine croc.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:38 pm 
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leadfoot wrote:
just wanted to let you know they refunded my money in full.


Wow, that was surprisingly fast.

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maybe you could point me in the right direction for a good used brietling watch.


A good used Breitling watch is a subjective topic so you would need to tell us which models you like and which you don’t, and most importantly what your budget is.


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leadfoot wrote:
just wanted to let you know they refunded my money in full. shame it wasn't real. maybe you could point me in the right direction for a good used brietling watch. ian


that's good to hear

sometimes the process on eBay / PayPal can be a pain in the butt, and still unable to get the money back

I lost $1200 once, never got it back; PayPal said they were unable to retrieve the money because the guy had emptied and closed his PayPal account

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yeah. with all the millions that paypal rape out of people and with their so called insurance to cover people I think you may have been ripped off/ but/ hey/ lifes lessons I guess.i should have taken it to here before I purchased it/ lucky I got the money back so quick/ the guy didn't hesitate either. I just told this had better not be a Chinese copy otherwise I was going to be a little upset/what are they worth. 10 bucks at m ost/ he hasn't got back to me about me sending oit back/ although I haven't received it yet


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