Is this vintage Breitling original or franken? Please help!

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    Is this vintage Breitling original or franken? Please help!

    Hi,
    Vintage Breitlings have suddenly caught my fancy and hence I am planning to buy this one. Ref. no. 2211 is etched on the case back but the movement is Valjoux 7734. I've never come across this combination.
    Can you please guide me regarding it's authenticity? Is it a franken?
    Thanks in advance
    Aashdin
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    Re: Is this vintage Breitling original or franken? Please help!

    Quote Originally Posted by Aashdin View Post
    Hi,
    Vintage Breitlings have suddenly caught my fancy and hence I am planning to buy this one. Ref. no. 2211 is etched on the case back but the movement is Valjoux 7734. I've never come across this combination.
    Can you please guide me regarding it's authenticity? Is it a franken?
    Thanks in advance
    Aashdin
    Absolutely NOTHING on this watch is Breitling!

    1. Breitling Ref. 2211 is the same square case as 814.

    2. The case back is hand engraved and doesn't look like the original breitling case back

    3. Breitling dial (Heuer too) never says anything about the 17 jewels or antimagnetic or anything for that matter

    4. The Chrono Bridge 8500 is also hand engraved

    5. Ref. 2211 is a top time watch with Valjoux 7733 movement.

    there was a guy in Eastern Europe making these watches and selling them on eBay, now some folks in Argentina and Brazil joined him.

    the first thing you should do is to search the Internet for "Breitling ref. 2211".
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    Re: Is this vintage Breitling original or franken? Please help!

    Agreed. Fake. Caseback looks legit though, and there are a few exceptions apparently where good dials have a jewel count. But this isn't one of them.
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    Re: Is this vintage Breitling original or franken? Please help!

    I thought also the case back is legit but the Breitling Sign on the legit case back is always in the middle, as seen in the attached photo, for all square cases: 2211, 2111, 814 etc.
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