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Re: Embarassed? Breitling
In Response To: Embarassed? Breitling ()

: Having read the ebay description, he did say it was a Venus 170 movement and that the dial had been restored!


: I think I may have bought the bait on this one.
: Received the watch and although it is good
: looking , I think it may be put together
: from various pieces. Before taking it to a
: specialist, I wanted to ask how I could
: check on my own if I bought a bastardized
: piece?

: Details: The crown appears new relatively new
: Back is marked with "1203", but I now
: understand that is marking for non-chrono
: Wear between pieces does not appear even
: Face could be original, but appears too clear
: and crisp to be from the 60s
: Movement is not signed "Breitling"
: but is likely a venus 170
: In hindsight, his description of himself give
: me great concern

: If anyone can offer advice, I would very much
: appreciate it.

: Thanks,

: Adam

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