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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:58 pm 
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Good Morning all.
For many years now I have been waiting for the right all black face 806 to come up at the right price.
This one has appeared on Ebay, and I am anxious to get some re assurance that it is the real thing, and reasonably priced.
To my untrained eye it looks a really nice genuine article.
I would be very grateful for any input you might have.
has it been re-lumed
Thanking you all very much,
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Ebay No 203245534423

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DOW wrote:
Good Morning all.
For many years now I have been waiting for the right all black face 806 to come up at the right price.
This one has appeared on Ebay, and I am anxious to get some re assurance that it is the real thing, and reasonably priced.
To my untrained eye it looks a really nice genuine article.
I would be very grateful for any input you might have.
has it been re-lumed
Thanking you all very much,
Regards David D

Ebay No 203245534423
Not finding anything for that item number. A link would be helpful.

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Sorry about that.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Brei ... %7Ciid%3A1

Hope this works. Not that computer savvy.
Thanks for all your time,
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David D
I think the eBay number was a UK listing so might not come up in that form across the pond.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:37 am 
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It looks to have a replaced / non original dial. Probably done in a service overhaul. The rest of it looks correct. It was listed on eBay 6 weeks ago but didn’t sell.


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Is it just me, or do the wings appear off center? I don't know much about this reference, so maybe that's how it's supposed to be, but it seems off to my eye.



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As Buddman mentioned, this is a non original dial. It’s a very good one, but not correct. Price may still be reasonable for that watch if anyone has the patience to look for a good dial...


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Thank you all for all your help. Having waited for so long for a black face 806 I decided to go ahead with this 806 because it’s only slight downside was that the face was a replacement albeit a good one. I can look for an original face, but not sure that will matter that much to me at the moment. It just looks so good, and I negotiated a price just below £3000.
I will now be looking for someone to service it in the UK (not Breitling I know) and I will post a separate question on the forum.
Thanks again
David.

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Hi DOW. Purely for my learning, would you mind posting the photo of the all black dial that you bought so that I can learn why it wasn’t the original dial? What were the differences that show it wasn’t the original? Thanks very much.


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