A large and sporty BREITLING chronograph watch, this steel Ref. 1450 from 1975 has been professionally inspected in-house here at Localtime.
It is in excellent authentic condition throughout and ready to proudly wear or join your collection. The 43mm [45mm counting the centre crown] solid steel case is in excellent unpolished condition and houses a manual-wind Valjoux Cal. 7736. The reverse panda dial and gorgeous hands are in amazing condition. The plexi is brand new (I sell these separately) and shows off the dial wonderfully. I have included many photos, including some closeup snapshots I took, just for fun. This lovely chronograph is fitted with a handmade brown leather strap.
As with all the watches I handle in-house here at Localtime, the BIN price includes a written 6-month written warrantee from the date of purchase. Feel free to contact us for whatever questions you might have.
Extra: Try our my Localtime superior gator-grain leather straps! I have found these to be very comfortable and a great match for Breitling watches. They come in 5 sizes [16-18-20-22-24mm], 6 colours and have natural colour stitching. Their length is approximately 95mm on the buckle end [including the steel buckle] and 115mm on the tail end; so not short but not too long either. They are nicely padded, measuring 5mm thick at the lug end and they taper down to 3.75mm at the tail end. They have two keepers, one of them is fixed and the other one is floating. A good quality pair of spring bars is included with each strap. Feel free to contact me for whatever questions you might have. They can also be purchased separately from eBay item number 401610646373.
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.