So here are the long awaited pics of the movement from inside my fake CA. The dad of one of the guys I work with works at a local jewelry store and does watch repair and offered to put the broken second hand back on for free, so I headed down there, camera in hand. I was trying to get the balance between wanting to take 100 pictures and not annoying him with that desire. He did set the watch down a few times so I could try and get a better pic of it. The lighting wasn't the best, so these pics aren't quite the quality of my other ones, but here you go.
First off, I timed the watch and it was running about 30sec slow/day.
So he gets the cas back off and we see this somewhat decorated movement with the Breitling name, etc on it. His first thought was that I had a real watch. I quickly dismissed this possibility as it obviously made no sense to put a real movement in a fake watch. Then after a little more looking he decided that it was obviously fake because of the lack of serial number (or some sort of number) on the bridge (or somewhere in there where he said it was supposed to be). He said that it was a Chinese copy of a Valjoux 7750. Why they went to the trouble to somewhat decorate the rotor I have no idea. I guess thats just the quality of the fake. Maybe someone would get inside and if they didn't have the knowledge of a watchmaker might be convinced that it was real. One of the other guys that worked there had a horrible fake SuperAvenger that he popped open and it had a blank movement held in place with the plastic movement holder. Mine atleast made an attempt at appearing real.
He said that the real movements are very easy to work on, but that this one gave him a bit of trouble. He said if you take these apart too much that you'll never get them back together because they'll just fall apart. He was eventually able to get it out and get the hand back on and get the watch back together.
I asked him what he thought the watch was made out of. He said "base metal," which I guess is just a cheap metal. He said it would dent and pit and stuff.
Ok, so here are the pics.
First, here is a link to a picture of the real thing off of TZ:
And the pics of my fake.