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|Location||Canada, Victoria British Columbia|
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|Base Caliber||Venus 178|
|Power reserve||40 h|
|Number of jewels||17|
|Case diameter||43 x 45 x 52 mm|
|Dial numerals||No numerals|
|Bracelet length||220 mm (110 mm / 110 mm)|
|Bracelet thickness||3 mm|
|Lug width||22 mm Size guide|
|Buckle width||20 mm|
|Small Seconds, Rotating Bezel, Only Original Parts|
This excellent Breitling Navitimer 806 was produced in 1965 and the dial seems to be heavily patinated. The rigueurs of wear and tear are apparent to see on the case and dial, the watch has been expertly serviced - the functions of the watch, the chronograph and the patented Breitling tachymeter scale and slide rule are all in superb working condition. Due to the fact that there are several areas of wear, the watch has received a fine rating. It is presented as you see it, and although one can re-clean the case out, the goldfilled nature of the case means that it is indeed not recommended to over-polish it, so leaving it as it is, is desirable.
One of the world famous calibers, the VENUS 178 is an iconic and super reliable watch movements, the chronograph is robust, and you could say it will last a few more decades ! All the functions are in good working condition, and the movement is performing well within acceptable norms. The case pushers are in pretty worn condition, the caps which are gold filled have got the nickel showing through underneath. The crown is very clean.
Dial condition to note as you see in the pictures, several areas of the dial are worn well, and the patina on the dial looks like cream colored..
Overall it still is a 6/10 and I think that the TWINJET patina dial is actually desirable to be worn on a 22 mm NATO band, it should look extremely cool. Please bear in mind that this watch is mostly not resistant at all, and the slide rule area where the bezel rotates is known for water seepage, so it has to be worn completely dry.
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