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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:25 am 
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Hello from a Breitling-Newbie!

After looking for a Vintage Navitimer 806 or 809 from my year of birth I finally ended with this Cosmonaute from 1966 (unfortunately I was born in 1965 :roll: but I could imagine that movement, dial, hands.... are already made in 1965... :wink: ).

During the last weeks I often read in this forum about vintage Navitimers and this was very helpful for me!
Many thanks esp. to buddman for his always kind advices!

I bought the Cosmonaute from a big watch-dealer "Chronext" - with a warranty of 2 years and a voucher for a partial revision (whatever this could mean).

First image was taken from the Chronext-Homepage:
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On my wrist:
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The movement isn`t bad, it runs very good.
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Movement nearly without signs of screwdrivers on screw heads:

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I`m really happy with this watch!
Next step will be finding a nicer strap for it.


Best regards to all of you

Frank



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:27 am 
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welcome to the forum and the the world of vintage Breitling!

what a superb example, congratulations!



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:13 am 
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Lovely preserved piece. You just have to relearn how to tell time, and you’ll be fine :-)



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@watchfred and buddman:
Thank you for you kind words!

Yes, reading time takes some seconds more compared to 12 hour watches.... :D :shock:
But its easier than expected and I think nobody is buying a vintage Cosmonaute for telling the time. :lol: :mrgreen:

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Frank


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:47 am 
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Congratulations on a very nice 809 indeed. Love the creamy patina!



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:09 am 
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Also Thanks @orologium!

One more image in daylight:

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And some more details from the nice Venus 178 movement:

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Sorry for the bad lighting conditions on my working bench....

Greets

Frank



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Welcome to the club (I have a '67) :)

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:35 am 
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Thanks snowman40!

Here comes a short update. I bought a strap and buckle from billshaine (ebay):

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I don`t know, if these are real NOS buckles but I`m happy with the look of the strap and buckle and it wears very comfortable.

Best regards
Frank



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:01 am 
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Wonderful example. Congrats and enjoy. You will need a nice matching 806 :D



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