|Ref. No.||RCAF 236|
|Location||Canada, Victoria B.C.|
|Price||price on request|
|Availability||Ready to ship in 3-5 days|
|Base Caliber||VALJOUX 23|
|Power reserve||36 h|
|Number of jewels||17|
|Case diameter||36 x 38 x 44 mm|
|Dial numerals||Arabic numerals|
|Bracelet length||177 mm (101 mm / 76 mm)|
|Bracelet thickness||2 mm|
|Lug width||18 mm Size guide|
|Buckle width||18 mm|
|Small Seconds, Only Original Parts|
RCAF service time piece was worn by a proud Aircrew person, this is a very interesting project that Breitling participated on, and the RCAF was the recipient of so many of these fabulous time pieces for use in Military ops and training exercises, the dials and hands on all of these were generic and bore very simple tritium content on the dials. Due to the constant dangers whilst facing the live radium content on the dials, most of these fabulous Breitling single pusher time pieces had to be incinerated.
The single pusher chronograph watch represented a fascinating time in the history of the Canadian Armed Forces, especially this excellent Breitling single pusher chronograph watch - it was worn by a member of aircrew for his lifetime of service. [Provenance can be established with a purchase document showing the man's name] The chronograph wrist watch is available fully serviced, and has had a new crown.
The VALJOUX Chronograph as a military single pusher chronograph has it's roots from the old calibre 23.
The movement has several attributes, including the shock absorber system, and it has 3,000 Milspecs calibrated mechanism, this means that it can start-stop-reset 3,000 times, these are military specs for continual use before it is to be serviced once again.
Weather beaten but perfect Breitling RCAF Canada generic dial has been found for this time piece.
The case # 1,123,040 dates from 1967 exactly and the case back outer portions are too worn to disclose any RCAF military details, a large "S" is visible, this probably denotes Surplus, the other details are wiped out clean through wear and tear.
We do not ship to ASIA-AFRICA-S.AMERICA. Please take the time to have a look at our GTC page for more information on how to purchase this time piece.