1945 Breitling Vintage Mens Waterproof Style Watch - Stainless Steel


Item No. 5809

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.

  • Manufacturer: Breitling
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Serial no.: 339,907
  • Year built: 1945
  • Model: Ref. 123
  • Functions: Time
  • 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 concierge@cotwatches.com 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.

To get an idea of how this watch will look on the wrist, please use the Watch Sizing Guide


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