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Breitling Navitimer ref 806 with Olongapo Bracelet 1965/66

$6,500.00

A very cool vintage Breitling Navitimer aviator’s chronograph ref 806 circa 1965/66 with associated Olongapo bracelet with U.S.Air Force wings appliques. Original “Twin Jet” logo dial signed Navitimer shows aging and toning, but no loss of printing of dial or outer tachometer scale. All luminous intact on dial and hands. The case back serial # of 996,xxx dates the production of this model to late 1965 or early 1966. Unpolished case with name of owner engraved on case back.

Likely this watch belonged to a Vietnam era US Airforce pilot who would have commissioned the Olongapo bracelet to be made during a period of “R & R” in the Philippines during his service in Viet Nam. Recently serviced and in excellent operating condition. Offered with our 1 year warrantee of accurate time keeping and operation. A cool watch and a great find!

 

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Additional information

Maker

Breitling

Model Name/Type

Navitimer

Man's / Lady's

Men

Model/Case Ref#

806

Case mm

42mm

Case Metal

Stainless Steel

Bezel

bidirectional llogarthymic bezel

Crystal

Acrylic

Crown-Pushers

signed Breitling crown

Dial & Hands

original patina dial

Movement Type

manual wind

Movement Caliber

Venus caliber 178

Date Function

no

Movement Serial#

996,xxx

Strap / Bracelet

period Olongapo cuff style bracelet

Strap / Bracelet Size

8.0 inches

Country of Origin

Switzerland

Condition

Excellent

Box / Papers

No

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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