An exquisite and classy BREITLING panda chronograph watch, this Top Time Mk2 Ref. 810 ‘Long Playing’ has been professionally inspected in-house by Localtime.
Serial number 1205847 places its production in 1968. The 38mm [40.50mm counting the centre logoed crown] solid steel case is in unpolished condition. The dial with anthracite sub-dials and set of hands create a wonderful contrast. I have included many photos, including some closeup snapshots, just for fun. This lovely chronograph is fitted with a genuine Horween Shell Cordovan strap in brown.
As with all the watches I inspect in-house here at the Localtime Spa, the BIN includes a written 6-month written warrantee from the date of purchase. Feel free to contact me for whatever questions you might have.
EXTRA! Check out my own Localtime straps: Handmade from premium calf leather to my own specifications in Italy, they come in 5 sizes [lug width/buckle width]: 18/16, 19/16, 20/16, 21/18 and 22/18mm & 11 colours: tan, brown, dark brown, black, cinnamon brown, olive green, denim blue, grey blue, smooth dark brown, cognac brown and vintage green. I sell these separately in my eBay store under eBay item number 401105271426.
Important Note On Condition: 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.
Important Note On Straps/Bracelets: The straps I use on my watches [leather, canvas, suede, rubber] are always brand new, unless otherwise mentioned and, in most cases, I also sell them separately in my store, in different colours and sizes. In the case of metal bracelets, if the watch is NOS, the bracelet is also unused. If the watch is pre-owned with its original bracelet, then the bracelet is also pre-owned, unless otherwise mentioned. Either way, if in doubt, please ask.