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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:44 pm 
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Hello guys
Thanks for your advices!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:48 pm 
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Do you mean a chronograph seconds hand or a subdial continuous seconds hand? And by MK1 do you mean the all black dial?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:22 pm 
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On ebay you could buy hands for low value

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Jhdscript wrote:
On ebay you could buy hands for low value

with all respect, care to post an example?
whether the original chrono seconds or running seconds hands, both are extremely hard, almost impossible to find?



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:28 am 
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I ll look for it when i come back holiday

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well, looking forward to learn something new then!


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Thanks all for your answer. Looking for an all black 806 navitimer for the central second hand . Not for the subdial.
Nothing on ebay actually. Will post pic this evening.


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I haven’t seen one for sale for years, if ever.

I took a hand from a 1970s Navitimer, and my watchmaker carefully cut/sanded the left and right corners of the arrowhead off, and it looks perfect. If you cut the arrowhead off completely, it’s too short. Key thing is that the “tail” of the hands on both are the same, so the appearance is correct. And you can find the arrowheaded version on forums, eBay, etc.

In this image, one watch has the original chronograph seconds hand, and the other is modified with the arrowhead tips removed https://i.imgur.com/ZVPj94f.jpg


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I put a picture of my 806 navitimer from 1959
https://ibb.co/pw6FsRT

Thanks for the advice to modify the arrow head , i thought about it but i was not sure it was possible.


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You’ve got a few hand problems!



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buddman wrote:
You’ve got a few hand problems!

Thanks for your advice
can you tell me more about it?
I am not a breitling vintage specialist :(

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I see for the minut hand which body is too long...Never seen these hands before. It's strange.
And what do you think about dial?
Do you think it can have been relumed?


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i find on internet this pic with the same hands
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I think the lume looks very nice to my eyes. The minute hand is wrong, and the left and right subdial hands are too long.


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Ouch!! my eyes aren't good enough... I was just concentrated on central second hand when i bought it. I liked the lume because they are often green and not nice on this first generation.
I didn't have seen these problems. I think it is quite impossible to find all those hands...
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