Help educate me on my first vintage breitling purchase?

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    Help educate me on my first vintage breitling purchase?

    Hey guys, i posted this in the breitling forum, but it doesn't seem to be getting any views - and last time i posted to this forum - y'all were rockstars!


    Just got my first vintage Chrono a Breitling 2112-15. I thought it was beautiful, but know nothing about it (or chronos). What year... movement... what it's original purpose was... the story behind it.


    Also, I dont know how to change the date!


    One more thing - I think i need to replace the crown with an original crown - how would i go about finding the right one?


    Educate me, please!



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    Re: Help educate me on my first vintage breitling purchase?

    Well, you sure confused those Breitling guys! Could be those mirror image shots. Anyway, hard to know what crown your watch needs as we can't read the model name or see the movement. Breitling 2112-15 is Chrono Matic, so that's a start. There are quite a few Breitling crowns on eBay at the moment. Sorry I don't know what diameter yours is, but someone will - or you could measure it. Trot along to your watchmaker and get him to change it for you, as it will require opening the back, taking out the stem and so on.

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    Re: Help educate me on my first vintage breitling purchase?

    Seeing as this is a left side crown I am guessing a Chrono-matic movement as well. Worth quite a bit of money nonetheless.

    I am more a Heuer than a Breitling guy but if the prices for chronomatic (cal 11, 11i ,12) are vaguely similar prepare to open your wallet wide.
    Vintage Chronographs and Divers are my thing.

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    Re: Help educate me on my first vintage breitling purchase?

    Since the small second is at 10:00, it will be a Cal. 15 (as the reference number already implies).

    bidfun-db Archiv: Uhrwerke: Heuer 15 Chronomatic (Buren 1281)

    Hartmut Richter

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