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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:37 pm 
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So I got this one a few years ago, and it works like a top.
Handwound, of course. Just got it serviced, and my watch tech says it's genuine.
I want to identify it ...am pretty sure it's 1956, based on the number on rear of case, and movement seems genuine mid 50-s movement.
Please help. :)

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:29 am 
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I'm not familiar with the reference to say its a fake, but certainly the dial and hands are not correct. And the caseback is contrived ("swiss made on a caseback?) Maybe someone knows if B used that movement. Curious to know what would be "antimagnetic" about it! It sounding a bit fake at this point.....


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The movement is an ETA 1100. Breitling did use ETA movements but I agree with Dave that the hands, dial and engraving (inside and out) look suspect.

Movement dates to 1955



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:34 pm 
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I agree with David, hands are complete fantasy, dial is at least a reprint, and the engraving machine has been used to enhance the "Breitling identity" of this watch .
Difficult to say if it has something really Breitling ? For sure I should not buy it !



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Thanks everyone. Appreciate the insight. So from what I'm hearing, it has a 1955 movement, and as per:
http://www.brittons-watches.co.uk/watch ... _dates.htm
the case number would signify a 1956 watch., if it were genuine.

I did already buy it several years ago, and it's works really well...long reserve and very accurate.
I paid $500 for it, which is obviously a lot of money, but hey...guess i'll just keep it.
It has a nice vintage look to it. My tech did say it has a quality movement. And I kinda like the dial with the blued/blue keystoney hands.
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