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Breitling Datora


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Basic Info

Brand Breitling
Ref. No. 2018
Movement Manual winding
Case material Steel
Bracelet material Leather
Year 1970
Condition 1 (mint)
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location United Kingdom
Price £1,600 (= [SOLD])
Availability Ready to ship in 3-5 days


Movement Manual winding


Case material Steel


Bracelet material Leather
Bracelet color Red
Bracelet thickness 3 mm
Lug width 18 mm Size guide
Clasp Buckle
Clasp material Steel
Buckle width 16 mm




This is a lovely example of a Datora with the original hands and original finish to the dial, including the lume.

BRAND – Breitling

MODEL – Datora


DATE – circa 1970

SERIAL NUMBER – 1 438 513

CASE – Cushion-shaped steel case, 36mm. diameter, snap-on cover with 18mm. lugs, plain pushers, original signed crown, case back signed inside Breitling Watch Ltd.

DIAL –SN panda dial - silver with 2 oval blue subsidiaries for seconds and 45 minute counting chronograph, calendar aperture at 6 o’clock with red numerals, lumed black baton hour markers and outer concentric UPH tachy scale.

HANDS – Steel lumed matchstick hour and minute hands red chronograph hand, white seconds, red recording chronograph hand.

MOVEMENT – Valjou 7734 manual movement signed Breitling Watch Ltd

STRAP – Modern red Hirsch strap

By repute the Datora is so named after the fact that it was Breitling’s only vintage chronograph made with date indication.
In the 60’s chronograph wristwatches became very popular and by the ‘70’s they were de rigueur. Watchmakers like Breitling had to keep up with fashion and the Datora reference 2018 personifies everything ‘cool’ about the 1970’s. The silver dial contrasts really well with the blue ovoid subs, and the orange chrono hands stand out to attract the eye and to emphasise the fact that this is a wrist chronograph.

The cushion-shaped case was an elegant design for Breitling and its 36mm. diameter meant that it wasn’t too big for ladies to wear – which is true today as it was then.


All watches are either covered by a six month warranty. However some vintage watches should not be subjected to the same conditions as when they were new.

Your watch will be sent by Royal Mail Special Delivery by Next Day. All of our parcels are fully insured. The buyer covers the cost of postage.

If ordering from outside the UK, your watch will be dispatched by a reputable shipper which may take a few days to arrive. Delivery time may also depend on customs clearance. The buyer covers the cost of postage.

Size guide for wristbands

1 | Lug width

The lug width is the width of the strap at the end that is attached to the watch. This is the interior distance between the two lugs (horn-like protrusions) on the watch casing. The strap will fit your watch only if the lug width of the watch is the same width as the strap.

2 | Buckle width

The buckle width is the width of the strap at the buckle end. If you want to keep your watch’s original buckle and replace only the strap, the width of the original buckle must be identical to the strap width. For watches with folding clasps, please choose a strap specially made for your particular clasp.

3 | Strap length

The strap length is the combined length of the short strap side 3A (without buckle) and the long strap side 3B. For metal straps, the length of the strap including the clasp is measured in the closed position.

4 | Strap thickness

Strap thickness is the height of the strap. Many leather straps thin out towards the buckle end, or “taper”. If you want to keep your watch’s original buckle and replace only the strap, the strap thickness must match the height of the original buckle. For watches with folding clasps, please choose a strap specially made for your particular clasp.