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1946 Breitling Chronomat Ref. 769 Chronograph – Venus Cal. 175 – SN 695717

1946 Breitling Chronomat Ref. 769 Chronograph – Venus Cal. 175 – SN 695717

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An all original and lovely condition Breitling Chronomat chronograph Ref. 769 with the Venus Cal. 176, ready to wear or join your collection. It has been professionally cleaned, inspected and tested in-house here at Localtime. The plexi-glass has been changed to a new, correct one.

Serial number SN#695717 places its production in December of 1946. There is really nothing specific to mention, this is a very clean watch. I have made many photos, including some macro shots, just for fun but also to allow you to enjoy the lovely details on this classic timepiece.

As with all the watches we handle at Localtime, the BIN price includes a 6-month written warrantee from the date of purchase. Feel free to ask me whatever clarifications you might need.

Important Note: Sometimes I am asked what I exactly mean with ‘professionally inspected by Localtime’. Here is my theory on vintage watches: as a purveyor of vintage watches, my effort is to always do only what is needed to the watch. I do not buy ‘junk’ watches to resell. I am choosy with my purchases and always sell watches that are, to my knowledge, authentic and in good condition. I first inspect the watch, both visually (cosmetically) and then mechanically. If I judge that the watch is not yet in need of a full service then I do not put the watch through a service which, by the way, entails a lot of risks too. Instead, I give it what I call my ‘Spa’ treatment which will include a cleaning, changing of gaskets, oiling, lubricating and mechanical testing. If the plexi is heavily scratched or discoloured and it can not be cleaned, I change it. If the crown is wrong or worn, I also change it. Now, if the watch is in need of a full service, then my ‘professionally inspected’ description becomes ‘professionally serviced’. In both cases, I include a written warrantee with my buy it now price and I always describe what I have changed, if anything, on the watch.

Extra: Try my Localtime Cordura Canvas straps! Very excited about this new line of straps that I decided to carry. High quality Cordura canvas in 8 colours [black, blue, brown, khaki, green, orange, red and yellow] and 4 sizes [18-20-22-24mm with a 2mm tapering] with ‘Lorica’ waterproof liner, Italian-made. The length is 90mm including the steel buckle by 120mm on the tail side. Thickness-wise, they start at approximately 4mm and thin down to 3mm. They have two ring-holders: a fixed one and a semi-floating one with fabric ‘belt’ to hold the tail, for a safer and more comfortable fit. They will be a very welcomed upgrade to the either ‘naked’ canvas [no liner] or the calf-lined canvas which are considered of a ‘simpler’ quality. A pair of good quality spring bars will accompany each strap. Feel free to contact me for whatever questions you might have.I sell these separately in my eBay store under eBay item number 401496392712.

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Additional information

Brand

BREITLING [Swiss]

Production Period

1946 [SN#695717]

Model

Chronomat Ref. 769

Functions

Time, Chronograph, Tachymeter, Telemeter

Movement

Manual-Wind

Caliber

Venus Cal. 175

Case Material

Stainless Steel

Case Back

Stainless Steel

Case Size

36mm case, 38mm counting the crown at 3h

Lug Width

18mm

Condition

Pre-Owned & Working With Warrantee

Last Known Service

Inspected by Localtime – June 2018

Shipping

FREE [Express & Fully Insured]

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Andreas