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    Part for an old Breitling

    I have an old (possible Breitling) chronograph, marked Kronometer Stockholm. I want to have it functional again.
    So I need a new/old button:


    As you can see one of the push buttons(it is probably called something different, but my watch terminology is close to non-existing) is missing.

    My friend the watch maker told me it had to be the following measurements:
    Outer diameter: 3,8 mm
    Tread 0.9 mm
    Inner diameter 2 mm
    Height 2 mm

    Can anyone help me, or point me to where I could get hold of one?

    I would be very grateful.
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    Re: Part for an old Breitling

    That's a Landeron 42 in your Kronometer Stockholm. This model really has no connection to Breitling as does the dual marked dial models. I just sold mine but it had flat pushers. It will be much simpler if you just have a competent watchmaker replace both pushers with a matching set. A suitable set should be simple to find.

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    Part for an old Breitling

    How can you be so certain that it has no connection to Breitling? As I understand Kronometer Stockholm had dual marked dials as well as without the Breitling logo on them.
    The dial looks very much like the Breitling.
    And the serial number puts it in the second half of the 1930s.
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    Re: Part for an old Breitling

    This is why Breitlings are one of the most faked/frankened chronographs on the planet. Maybe it is and maybe it isn't, but everyone wants to assume it is because hey, Breitling, right?
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    Re: Part for an old Breitling

    There were two users of the Landeron 39 (the 42 appears to be the cal.39 + hour register) that I know of- Nicolet and Breitling. There were cases of co-branding by Breitling and KS, but that doesn't make every single KS a Breitling. Exempli gratia: a few Zenith cal. 135 watches were co-branded by Favre-Leuba, but it doesn't mean that any Favre-Leuba is actually a Zenith.
    Serial puts it in the 1930s? Maybe. The telephone call timing markers on the minute register were more often seen on 1940s/1950s pieces, but 1930s is plausible.
    The serial might as well place the watch in the 1930s, but the good question is whether the serial number has been matched with the serial number table of the correct brand...
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    Re: Part for an old Breitling

    Quote Originally Posted by arttylux View Post
    . . . So I need a new/old button: . .
    Where are you located?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mkws View Post
    There were two users of the Landeron 39 (the 42 appears to be the cal.39 + hour register) that I know of- Nicolet and Breitling. There were cases of co-branding by Breitling and KS, but that doesn't make every single KS a Breitling. Exempli gratia: a few Zenith cal. 135 watches were co-branded by Favre-Leuba, but it doesn't mean that any Favre-Leuba is actually a Zenith.
    Serial puts it in the 1930s? Maybe. The telephone call timing markers on the minute register were more often seen on 1940s/1950s pieces, but 1930s is plausible.
    The serial might as well place the watch in the 1930s, but the good question is whether the serial number has been matched with the serial number table of the correct brand...
    +1 to what AbslomRob said.
    Cool, I like to learn more about this watch.
    I know the watch is not frankened. It was my grandfathers since 1942/43.
    He got it as a thank you after smuggling a man over the border from Norway to Sweden.

    Edit: changed "I" to "He"
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    Re: Part for an old Breitling

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    I am in Oslo, Norway.

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    Re: Part for an old Breitling

    Quote Originally Posted by mkws View Post
    There were two users of the Landeron 39 (the 42 appears to be the cal.39 + hour register) that I know of- Nicolet and Breitling.
    Actually there were many different users of the Landeron 39 and a simple Google or Ebay search will show many of them. Breitling did do co-branded watches for Kronometer Stockholm but they are easy to identify. These early chronographs with the Landeron 42 don't appear like anything sold by Breitling as the Landeron use by Breitling is very uncommon and open for debate. Breitling primarily used Venus three register movements from the late 1930's on.

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    Re: Part for an old Breitling

    Of course there many brands, which used the Landeron 39/42. Check them out in Mikrolisk, the results might be quite a surprise...
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