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    Met a Cool Dealer Today

    Had a really great experience shopping for deals today. Met a dealer and merchant named Steve who has been collecting for decades and showed me his 30 year old "deal" watch. Cool guy.

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    Re: Met a Cool Dealer Today

    Quote Originally Posted by KRSVINTAGE View Post
    Had a really great experience shopping for deals today. Met a dealer and merchant named Steve who has been collecting for decades and showed me his 30 year old "deal" watch. Cool guy.

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    Re: Met a Cool Dealer Today

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    What is a 'deal' watch?

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    An 18k Breitling Chronograph he bought 30 years ago on the cheap. And any watch one considers a deal, I suppose.


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    Re: Met a Cool Dealer Today

    neat looking breitling with a venus 150 I suppose
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    Re: Met a Cool Dealer Today

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    neat looking breitling with a venus 150 I suppose
    Interesting caseback. You could push it in (collapse the rounded back) and it would pop back out. He was asking me if there was supposed to be a reinforcing insert; I didn't recall. Regardless, a beautiful chrono, I didn't get a peak at the movement but he and I will be speaking again.



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    Quote Originally Posted by georges zaslavsky View Post
    neat looking breitling with a venus 150 I suppose
    I think you probably mean Venus 170. Venus 150 watches have side-by-side sub-dials, sort of a mini Venus 175.
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    I think you probably mean Venus 170. Venus 150 watches have side-by-side sub-dials, sort of a mini Venus 175.
    Yes, thanks for the heads up
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    Re: Met a Cool Dealer Today

    Quote Originally Posted by KRSVINTAGE View Post
    Interesting caseback. You could push it in (collapse the rounded back) and it would pop back out. He was asking me if there was supposed to be a reinforcing insert; I didn't recall. Regardless, a beautiful chrono, I didn't get a peak at the movement but he and I will be speaking again.
    There is supposed to be a inner dust cover for that watch. The way they were constructed, that cover is very important for the integrity of the case. The 18K gold is so soft and thin that the whole case could fall apart without the cover.

    In fact, it happened to me:





    Breitling was one of the brands that used the Venus movements, so the dial looks good to me.

    Nice watches, but very fragile.
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