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Breitling Chronograph ref 790 circa 1940’s Original Box & Tags

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Breitling Stainless Steel Chronograph ref 790 with original box & tag. 35mm diameter case with round pushers and screw down caseback stamped 790 for reference # and 583627 serial #. Featuring nicely patina’d original 2 tone silver dial with luminous Arabic figures and original blued steel luminous hands. Dial additionally features outer tachometer scale. Powered by 17 jewel manual wind Venus 175 movement and original unsigned oversize crown. Complete with original Breitling stamped box with bottom of box featuring original sticker R2713 12-45 BK LK 2900, stamped Fabrication Suisse, and further with case reference # 790 written in pencil in top left corner. Great collectors example. In excellent operating condition. Shown with period pigskin strap with fine contrasting stitching, or with your choice of strap.

Additional information

Maker

Breitling

Model Name/Type

Chronograph

Man's / Lady's

Men

Model/Case Ref#

790

Case Serial#

583627

Circa

1940s

Case mm

35mm

Case Metal

Stainless Steel

Bezel

n/a

Crystal

Acrylic

Crown-Pushers

original crown

Dial & Hands

original patina'd dial & hands

Movement Type

Manual

Movement Caliber

Venus calibre 175

Date Function

no

Strap / Bracelet

Fine leather, cordovan, or exotic skin strap

Strap / Bracelet Size

n/a

Condition

Excellent

Box / Papers

box

Condition

Excellent

Brand

Vintage Breitling & Pre-owned Breitling Watches

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Breitling, more so than any other Swiss watch brand is associated with aviation.

Breiting may have the distinction of introducing the first, and most well known “tool” watches; watches designed for a specific function, particularly as adjunct instruments for private, commercial, and military pilots.

Some of Breitling’s most well known and collectible vintage models include the 1950’s and 1960’s era Chronomat, the Navitimer and 24 hour Cosmonature version, as well as the very scarce and desirable AVI (Avigation) and Co-Pilot models. These large aviator chronographs are extremely desirable and have seen huge increases in value in recent years. Many of the classic Breitling models have been introduced in more contemporary versions. Used examples of these more contemporary models can be purchased at good discounts and represent good value in modern sporty chronograph and diver’s models.

All of our pre-owned Vintage Breitling watches are fully restored and guaranteed genuine to give you excellent service and piece of mind.

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