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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:05 am 
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Hello! I’ve put this Vintage Breitling 765 on hold while I research it and I was curious if anyone here could give me any information on it? I have spent the last few weeks finding what I could - but 99% of the information online and in forums is on the AVI and navametre and co-pilot.

The movement is a venus 178 (sorry, no photos yet!) but the dial is AMAZING! There is a clear orange scale around the outside and I just Love this watch, but can’t find anything on it outside of it’s relation to the models mentioned above.

It keeps great time, and everything runs perfectly.

I know the hands appear to be re-lumed , which I’m okay with-but I wanted to share and see if anyone has seen one of these in the metal before, in such condition- and if any red flags jump out. The know the crystal has been replaced , but I’m happy with that and they did a great job as it shows the outside scale on the dial perfectly. I trust the dealer and love the watch- just curious about what this awesome community thinks!

1) could the dial be a replacement dial from some point , since it’s in such good condition? I betting it’s not - but can’t find anything but the original booklet photo in black and white.
2) the seconds hand on the left Subdial seems like a replacement- does it seem off? Perhaps just aged differently?
3) anyone know anything about the history of this specific model? It was war time and I know Breitling played a part.
Im surprised to not see more of these out there - anyone know the reason for this since there are loads and loads of AVI’s , etc?
4) notice the “antichoc” on the dial- all I have found is “premier” or no writing at all- I know this is French for anti-shock, does that provide any information about the watches origin, etc, by chance?


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need decent pictures to say anything, this is WAY too small


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:10 am 
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WatchFred wrote:
need decent pictures to say anything, this is WAY too small


These might be better @WatchFred. The OP had far better pictures when he originally posted it on WUS. No movement picture unfortunately.

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thank you, Harry!
- the "anti choc" is fine for earlier examples, "Premier" only started to appear in ca. 1943 and was gradually introduced.
- hands are relumed, afraid the dial is too, color & texture of the lume are off; dial is basically corerect
- re history; there should be several articles here, the 734&765 were introduced by the "Breitling HUIT" military aviation division in 1938/39
- subdial hands are fine



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