1946 BREITLING [Swiss] Ref. 178 Vintage Chronograph Venus Cal. 170 SN # 678066


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A classy ‘lady’ with 71 years of age already, this is an honest and correct example of a BREITLING vintage chronograph watch with Ref. 178 from 1946 has been professionally inspected by Localtime.

It is in authentic condition throughout and ready to proudly wear or join your collection. The 35.50mm [37.50mm counting the centre crown] case is in a good and unpolished condition. The over-under dial and gorgeous hands/indices have an even patina commensurate with its age. I have included many photos, including some closeup snapshots I took, just for fun. This lovely chronograph is fitted with an excellent quality Horween Shell Cordovan leather strap in dark burgundy/brown, that I think fits it wonderfully.

As with all the watches I handle in-house here at the Localtime Spa, the BIN price includes a 3-month written warrantee from the date of purchase. Feel free to contact me for whatever questions you might have.

Information about the Localtime straps: Handmade from premium calf leather to our specifications in Italy they come in 5 sizes [lug width/buckle width]: 18/16, 19/16, 20/16, 21/18 and 22/18mm & 4 colours: tan, brown, dark brown and black. We sell these separately in our eBay store under eBay item number 401105271426 and you can also see them in the last photo here.



Production Period

1946 [SN # 678066]


Ref. 178


Time, Tachymeter, Telemeter, Chronograph




Venus Cal. 170

Case Material

Chrome-Plated Metal

Case Back

Stainless Steel

Case Size

35.50mm case, 37.50mm including centre crown

Lug Width



Pre-Owned – Working With Warrantee

Last Known Service

Inspected by Localtime – November 2017


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