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    Picture Identify Breitling Doctor's Watch

    A local pawn shop has this beautiful Breitling Doctor's watch would make a good addition to my collection, however it is need of repair, plus as with all watches I collect (new hobby of mine!) I do like to know specifically what watch I have.

    I have photos of the watch, strap, case, movement. I also have photos of the damage, one of the buttons is missing. I presume this would be used to measure a patient's heart rate etc. using the dial. As a period piece, it's pretty cool. They say it runs, but I was unable to wind it or see it running, but I was able to get some photos. I haven't discussed price yet due to the missing part.

    A brief search shows later models of this type of watch used a Venus 170 movement, but I can't find info on this watch other than a handful of Google Photos and even hose don't match this face unless this one is darkened with exposure, but I think that tan/brass inner is original and not a result of aging. Thanks for all who can help!

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    Re: Identify Breitling Doctor's Watch

    fake
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    Re: Identify Breitling Doctor's Watch

    Since @watchfred is a true expert on Breitling, it looks like your question has been answered, and I guess you already had some significant doubts. If you look again at the Breitling "PULSATIONS" chronographs that you found in your research (with Venus 170 movements), I think you will notice that the subdials are arranged completely differently, at 12-and-6 (this is also called an up-down chronograph), not 3-and-9. I believe this is a Venus 175 movement, which was often used in Breitling chronographs, so somebody did put some effort into assembling this.
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    Re: Identify Breitling Doctor's Watch

    sorry, was extremely short above, as I was in a hurry.

    movement is a Venus cal. 175, as Dan says, but the marking on the balance cock is totally incorrect for Breitlings, as is the case - no such model was ever produced, ref. 275 is not a Breitling model reference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WatchFred View Post
    sorry, was extremely short above, as I was in a hurry.

    movement is a Venus cal. 175, as Dan says, but the marking on the balance cock is totally incorrect for Breitlings, as is the case - no such model was ever produced, ref. 275 is not a Breitling model reference.
    Thanks for the help!

    Would this be one of those Frankenstein watches I hear about that have bits and bobs from several watches? Or is this an all out fake?

    I still like the design, so the next question might seem odd, but I do have a few replicas in my collection, I didn't pay anything for them other than perhaps a strap or two. If I were to make an offer for this watch, would it have any "perceived" value? I would probably offer like $50 and simply add it to the collection.

    The other reason I collect replicas is they are perfect fodder for me to learn watch repairs. Why risk a several hundred dollar watch when I have crash test dummies I can use as cadavers? :D

    David

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    Re: Identify Breitling Doctor's Watch

    The movement is worth significantly more than $50 in parts.
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    Re: Identify Breitling Doctor's Watch

    I think that, now that the exact identity has been revealed, we will draw the curtains on this one and let it sleep - preferably forever!

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