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  1. S.H.

    S.H. Jul 14, 2019

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    Hello! :)

    I am doing some research about some Breitling models to prepare a potential WTB/WTT (I have a full set Heuer CS3110 that does not see the outside of the safe, it is a shame to let it rot, I may trade it someday).

    I have found this site : https://www.breitlingsource.com/, mostly good for modern references but I'd like to know more about older manual wind Navitimers and aviation models (Venus or Lemania)... I remember there was a good website (in German?) on the 806, can't find it anymore :unsure: . Any good vintage or pre 2000 Breitling resource? Also some details about Sinn models...

    Another question: I have not handled any 806 or equivalent recently. What it the impression on the wrist? Dinner plate? How does its size compare to a straight lug Speedy? I fear a little the 42mm diameter/22mm lugs...
     
  2. jaspers

    jaspers Jul 24, 2019

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    Kurt Boedrum's unofficial Breitling FAQ has just about anything you're looking for. Very well documented and researched.

    I own a 809 cosmonaute, and have a pretty slim wrist. Because the bezel extends beyond the case, the watch actually wears pretty small. The YUGE dome of the plexi also contributes to that. Generally I don't like large case sizes (40 is my max, normally), but this 809 doesn't feel large at all to me.

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  3. jaspers

    jaspers Jul 24, 2019

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    ...and to add: doesn't feel much larger than my speedmaster professional.
     
  4. S.H.

    S.H. Jul 24, 2019

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    Thanks! nice to know that it wears a bit smaller than its theoretical size... (contrary to modern Britlings).
     
  5. 64Wing

    64Wing Aug 6, 2019

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    The guys up at Schwanke-Kasten have always been a good resource for me on Breitlings. Great folks there.