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Bit of a odd question for you watch guys.
I have been doing one of my random tidy up's around the house and loft, came across a box with some old watches in, nothing special as such , a few nice bits from years back, anyway in among's them was a Breitling watch, not a quartz jobby but automatic, cant recall when I was given it as I didn't buy it, I think my late father gave it to me, anyway, is there any obvious ways of identifying it , genuine or copy.
Not fussed either way really as I have never worn it and its been in the loft for some years , but more curious really and it may swing what I do with it, bin it or sell it.

any help would be handy

rob
 

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As much as that...lol
 

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Generous to a T that's me Rob. lol
yep, I was going to bin it this afternoon so at £20 id be quids in..lol , maybe worth hanging back a bit then.
 

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Is this site any help for you Rob?


https://www.watchfinder.co.uk/sell-your-watch

You don’t need to sell it on there, but it may help in your quest for info
Thanks for the info, had a quick look and cant see it listed on the page, maybe its a copy then , looks nice but not really me and I kinda like to stick with breil as I have a few limited edition ones that I like and are really reliable.

thanks again for the info.
 

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any thoughts, keep or bin job....


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Looks like it could be a colt or superocean.

Whether it's a replica or not is hard to tell from those pics, but also with breitlings in general.
Fakes nowadays are very hard to spot the differences, especially with the the fact that breitlings use eta movements which are available to pretty much anyone. Breitling modify it, slap their name on it, so the difference between a genuine and a high quality fake would be the level of detail.

As you found it in the attic and was bought by your father, there's a few things I'd do before chucking it.

Take it to a decent independent watch repairer/jeweller. Not a chain like timpsons but an old independent. Watchfinder would be a good shout too, but you'd need to book an appointment or send it off to them.

The other things would be to inspect it yourself closely, looking for any imperfections. A Breitling isnt exactly haute horology but you're paying for the attention to detail so any rough cuts or sloppy engraving on the movement is a give away.

Another thing would be to think about your father. Was he the kind of person to buy, then give away, relatively expensive items. Most people aren't, but who knows.

Don't throw it away just yet
 

RS3 S.

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As above, a good independent jewler will be able to tell you if it's a fake or not. I own a ''used'' Breitling watch that came from a specialist & it came with all the correct paperwork etc. Had been for a ''service'' at an authorised Breitling jewler about 12 months befroe i purchased it & **** me if you thought Audi dealers are expensive !!!!!!!. Close to £400.00 for a watch service !!!!.
 

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What the hell kind of oil and filter do these watches take!?
.............i know it's a joke. I took my other watch, a Tag for a new battery & told the jewler there about it & even he said it's madness when you can replace the whole watch working parts for not much more as most of these Swiss watches use pretty much the same internals.
 

S32B

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It should have a reference number and serial number on the underside of its casing. The reference number will be a 12-digit code that will consist of numbers and letters. The length of the serial number can vary from model to model though. If you the contact Breitling and tell them the numbers they will tell you if it's fake or genuine and what it may be worth!

As for joinermans offer of £20 he's taking the P, I'll give you £21 if you post it as well ;)

Edit* Just thought of something else! If you can get some better pictures send them to sales@markworthingtonjewellers.co.uk he's based in Wilmslow and is very helpful. But be warned!!!! Don't look on his used watches section....you will end up a few £k down lol.
 
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boffin486

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Now then. If you out of hand dismiss all the light weights........... howabout £23.00 :star: (seasoned fleabay bidder).
 

royalsteve68

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Looks like it could be a colt or superocean.

Whether it's a replica or not is hard to tell from those pics, but also with breitlings in general.
Fakes nowadays are very hard to spot the differences, especially with the the fact that breitlings use eta movements which are available to pretty much anyone. Breitling modify it, slap their name on it, so the difference between a genuine and a high quality fake would be the level of detail.

As you found it in the attic and was bought by your father, there's a few things I'd do before chucking it.

Take it to a decent independent watch repairer/jeweller. Not a chain like timpsons but an old independent. Watchfinder would be a good shout too, but you'd need to book an appointment or send it off to them.

The other things would be to inspect it yourself closely, looking for any imperfections. A Breitling isnt exactly haute horology but you're paying for the attention to detail so any rough cuts or sloppy engraving on the movement is a give away.

Another thing would be to think about your father. Was he the kind of person to buy, then give away, relatively expensive items. Most people aren't, but who knows.

Don't throw it away just yet
Also weight might be a giveaway. Watches like this should have fair weight about them. I was bought a fake Rolex, never used it, but it’s really light
 

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Bit of a odd question for you watch guys.
I have been doing one of my random tidy up's around the house and loft, came across a box with some old watches in, nothing special as such , a few nice bits from years back, anyway in among's them was a Breitling watch, not a quartz jobby but automatic, cant recall when I was given it as I didn't buy it, I think my late father gave it to me, anyway, is there any obvious ways of identifying it , genuine or copy.
Not fussed either way really as I have never worn it and its been in the loft for some years , but more curious really and it may swing what I do with it, bin it or sell it.

any help would be handy

rob


Should weigh 55grams with leather strap, Rob; and the rear look something more, like this:

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I think Joinerman's 2nd offer, plus post £s, could be a good one... :blink:
 

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binned it a while back now...
 
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