Today's offering showcases this very cool, original, and uncommon Breitling waterproof style mens wristwatch with dramatic "Bugs Bunny" lugs. In contrast to the relatively large number of chronograph models built by Breitling, the company created comparatively fewer dress style watches.
It has a rugged screw back water-resistant style case and classic dial with luminous hands. The original and untouched dial has toned to a sepia color giving it a true vintage look.
It is all original down to the dial, hour and minute hands, and winding crown. Its only replacement part is the second hand. It is in honest original and unmolested condition.
Our watchmaker has just servicing its Breitling handwound movement, which is very clean. It continues to run at extremely accurate levels, keeping time within a few seconds per day. Included with the purchase is a full one-year international warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate attesting to its performance.
Note: A similar mens dress watch is published in Breitling: The History of a Great Brand of Watches 1884 to Present by Benno Richter, 2007. Breitling non-chronograph watches:
Since its founding in 1884, the Breitling firm has been known for working tirelessly to define what the perfect watch should be. Embraced by pilots since the dawning of aeronautics, Breitling watches are the only ones that grace the wrists of the world's elite aerobatic groups, namely the Blue Angels, the Thunderbirds, The British Red Arrows, and the Russian Knights. Breitling's timepieces rank with those of the very fine Swiss houses.
In contrast to the relatively large number of chronograph and complicated models built by Breitling, the company created comparatively fewer dress style watches. As fine as the chronographs yet seen less often, these special, vintage Breitling's are sought after by collector's, Hollywood celebrities, and anyone who desires to wear a desirable vintage timepiece.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Serial no.: 339,907
Year built: 1945
Model: Ref. 123
Designed for: Men
Case material: Chrome and stainless steel
Case condition: Honest original and unmolested condition. Wear to the chrome as is often the case.
Dimensions: 33.3mm wide (excluding crown), 42.5mm long lugs tip-to-tip
Dial: Silver with painted Arabic and triangular pyramid, 100% original and untouched, excellent condition with aging and toning to sepia
Hands: Original, luminous "dauphines", luminous missing from minute hand
Jewels: 17 rubies
Band: Olive NATO style canvas, brand new and unworn. We also stock lizard and a variety of others straps in various prints, skins, materials, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.
Width between lugs: 18mm
Crystal type: Acrylic, domed, mint condition
Servicing: Freshly cleaned and oiled.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.
Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate
Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee
We offer a 100%
satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way
unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime
within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our
client's expectations throughout the buying experience.
All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially
constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All
watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic
shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail,
and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier.
International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.
The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any
required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and
taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.
Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be
guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not
recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed
to be waterproof.