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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:07 am 
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Sal wanted to see some additional pics of the SuperOcean ref. 2005, happy to post those.

The ref. 2005 was, according to documentation available, launched in 1965; replacing the first SuperOcean models from the mid/late 1950s, the non-chrono ref. 1004 and the chronograph ref. 807.

The movement used in the ref. 2005 is actually a well known friend, the Venus 188 chronograph movement, but heavily modified by Breitling, it measured elapsed diving time in minutes (the rhomboid-tipped hand), a display at 6 is blank when the diving timer is inactive, shows a big green lume dot when engaged, a small lume dot when paused.

This watch was quite recently serviced by Breitling in Switzerland, surprisingly returned unmolested; I just replaced the green-dotted bezel with a NOS orange-dotted bezel I was lucky to find, so please do not be surprised by different bezel dot colors, they do not change by themselves :wink: .

The "inactive" SuperOcean 2005; as close to it's "natural" habitat as I'll ever let it aooroach, a terrace over the bay of Piran.

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"active", Dive Timer running:

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"stopped", Diver Timer paused:

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rather nice caseback & movement:

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:27 am 
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Fred, that is one of the best yet!!! And the wrist shot with blue denim sleeve helps make that piece even more unique and beautiful. :!: Thank you so much for sharing. :lingsrock:
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Thanks for the explanation. I just assumed typical second hand with a cool tip. So very cool to hear how it work. Black/Lume and 6 is really slick for back in the day. I want one!


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Very interesting piece. I can't say that I've ever seen one before.

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And it's actually a size that's quite contemporary to today's times. 40mm was it Fred?

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yes, Andrew; case is very similar to the AVI, diameter 40mm, bezel diameter is 41.3mm.
wears quite large, actually "feels" larger than the Navi 01 on the wrist.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:54 pm 
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Great looking watch, I'd never seen one before until recently, it jumped straight to the top of my list.

Fantastic!


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