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  1. aw5588

    aw5588 Feb 18, 2018

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  2. Florent

    Florent Feb 18, 2018

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  3. aw5588

    aw5588 Feb 18, 2018

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    Im not sure about the subdials (in fact looking weird), but dial (especially numerals) and hands are looking fine to me. i have not my sala aside so i cant look for numbers.
     
  4. Florent

    Florent Feb 18, 2018

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    subdials are horrible :eek:
     
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  5. aw5588

    aw5588 Feb 18, 2018

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    yes :taunt:
     
  6. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Feb 18, 2018

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    Non radial seconds sub.
    i want to say redial but UG management. And designers must have lost their minds just before the end so some of this s...t is real.
     
  7. bgrisso

    bgrisso Feb 18, 2018

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    Keep developing your eye, soon you will spot redials like this without even thinking...
     
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  8. LouS

    LouS Mrs Nataf's Other Son Staff Member Feb 18, 2018

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    That is an early case with a low serial number, from well before the firm's breakdown.
     
  9. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Feb 18, 2018

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    So late 60s Dial / Hands in an earlier case?
     
  10. rustynuts

    rustynuts Feb 18, 2018

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    5oclocksomewhr said:
    I have never seen this ref, can anyone weigh in? the subdials and their numerals remind me of the Seamaster chronos.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Un...ck-Gilt-Dial-Top-Time-Venus-178-/132506796984[​IMG]View attachment 513521

    Update: more examples and a similar Breitling version here...

    http://www.vintage-breitling.com/?product=universal-geneve-compax-with-venus-178-movement-mint
    http://www.vintage-breitling.com/?product=breitling-ref-810-top-time-venus-178-movement-2
    Click to expand...
    i want to say redial but UG management. And designers must have lost their minds just before the end so some of this s...t is real.

    serial number suggests it's 1967 (if the reference tables are correct)
     
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  11. Florent

    Florent Feb 18, 2018

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    it's from 1941 and clearly bad redial ::facepalm1::
     
  12. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Feb 18, 2018

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    We are talking about the plated watch with mid 60’s logo. Don’t know why but it’s hideous and interesting at the same time.
     
  13. rustynuts

    rustynuts Feb 18, 2018

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    An interesting article on the closely related Breitling Top Time which seems to confirm that the case design is from 1967. Subdial printing looks as poor on some of these as it does on the gold plated Compax. My feeling is it's probably genuine (and both interesting and ugly!)

    https://www.fratellowatches.com/tbt-breitling-top-time-810/
     
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  14. bgrisso

    bgrisso Feb 18, 2018

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    I like it, but what puts me off is the plated case and the really dark lume.
     
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  15. watch3s

    watch3s Feb 19, 2018

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  16. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Feb 19, 2018

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    Hell no ... it’s beautiful but having had one in the shop for almost a year .. I am over these big time.
     
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  17. R3D9

    R3D9 Feb 19, 2018

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    I’ve been lusting after a Polerouter for a while now, but didn’t realize there were quality issues with them. Is the issue you’re having with yours related to finding parts or are the movements just flat-out bad/unreliable?

    The one mentioned in the listing is not super-attractive, IMO...
     
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  18. watch3s

    watch3s Feb 19, 2018

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    vintage has been such a tricky thing for me. luckily im after something from the site now. Having seen the certina ds the other day in another thread, Im getting over the polarouter slowly. Back to the drawing board for me. Also a shop? you have a b&m watch shop?!
     
  19. Larry S

    Larry S Color Commentator for the Hyperbole. Feb 19, 2018

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    Quality is a relative term...Old and weird is more the term. I have a good watchmaker who can rebuild a tri compax in his sleep ...he's cursing this thing. Right now he sourced a new rotor assy. and its in test. Fingers crossed.
     
  20. nickw

    nickw Feb 21, 2018

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    Edited Feb 21, 2018