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    Breitling 816 Packaging

    As I have possibly bored people on here before with, I was presented with a new Breitling Navitimer 816 when I was too young to fully appreciate it. Foolishly I threw away the box and papers that came with it. Over 41 years later I still have the watch and wear it occasionally, but lament the lack of that damn box!


    I canít remember for sure what it looked like, so I was pleased to see pic 1 a couple of years ago, as I thought that at least I now knew what Iím looking for.

    Now Iíve just seen an 816 up for auction next month and the catalogue shows a different style of box, but with a note that itís the original Ė pic 2.

    Does anyone here, please, know which of these is correct for a watch which was new in 1974, (though manufactured in í68)?
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    Re: Breitling 816 Packaging

    both box shapes are "correct" and were delivered w/ big case Navitimers, though the second box you show would be for a 1806 Chrono-Matic, but have seen the same box design for Chronomat and Pult too.

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    Re: Breitling 816 Packaging

    Thanks Fred - I appreciate your swift and helpful reply. Yes, I thought the second box was specific for the Chronomatic model. However, the first box - though I has that label indicating '816' is 'illustrated' with a Chronomatic drawing. Maybe with the lower volumes they didn't develop a box specific only for the 816 (?)

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    Re: Breitling 816 Packaging

    But... When do we get to see photos of the watch?


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    Re: Breitling 816 Packaging

    Quote Originally Posted by Ericherz View Post
    But... When do we get to see photos of the watch?

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