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PostPosted: Sun Dec 03, 2023 10:59 am 
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Hi all,

I bought a project watch. It appears to be a Breitling Premier 788 dating to 1945 - based on the serial number - with a Venus 152 movement. Could someone here look at the pictures of the movement and tell me if this is, indeed, a Venus 152? Obviously it is missing many parts. The caseback seems correct but it’s in a different style that I’m used to seeing from Breitlings of this era. Any details you experts may know are greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Is the plate not marked with the movement number under or near the balance?

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Nope, there is not a single marking under there. I even did some disassembly to check. Is this a problem? See images. Image


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Looking for more clues, I took the dial off. Here is the underside of the movement and dial, the latter of which is marked 8. There is also a star logo on the dial. Is this genuine? Image
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2023 11:31 am 
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it is a 15x 13 lignes - nothing else would fit the case.
but all the dial side parts that would make it a 152 are missing (as are most other parts)
quite a project ahead…


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Hi - the 'star' denotes a venus movement but the base parts do not look like a 150 movement (The base of the 152 movement)
A part lists can be found here:

https://www.cousinsuk.com/PDF/categorie ... %20150.pdf

the combined, and the barrel and train wheel bridges are different. Unfortunately you have none of the chronograph parts. Best option would be to find a replacement movement - probably cheaper than buying all the missing parts individually.


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