Breitling Datora 592
1970 Breitling Datora 592: My Fixer Upper
August 4, 2014 By Stephen 4 Comments
This is a web site about grails: Watches people spend their lives looking for. Approximately zero people will spend their lives looking for a beat up, common, 1970 Breitling like this bracelet homme combo Datora 592. But I bought it, and I thought it might be interesting to my readers to know why and what I doing next.
This bracelet homme perle verre Breitling 592is probably not anyone grail get some background out of the way: Breitlingchronographs were especially popular in aviation after World War II, with their Navitimer functioning as bracelet homme senegalais a sort of slide rule flight computer and sold with the AOPA logo on the dial. In the 1960 Breitling worked with rival Heuer to support development bracelet homme simili cuir of the Chronomatic, an automatic chronograph movement developed by Buren andDubois Dpraz. The company stumbled after the quartz crisis but has rebounded nicely bracelet homme cuir pas chere and today is one bracelet homme dodo of the more popular independentSwiss watch brands.
Breitling was never much of a manufacturer. Like most Swiss brands, they designed watches and outsourced production paracord bracelet homme to others for most of their history. As chronographs became wildly popular in the 1960 many brands began din vahn bracelet homme churning out simple designs that shared the same case and movement, with only the dial and brand differing.
Such is the case with this watch, which has a Valjoux 7734 integrated cam switched chronograph movement inside a fairly generic but histoire d’or bracelet homme gravure stylish 1970 case. The 7734 is recognizable dial side for the30 minute counter at 3:00, date wheel at 6:00 and small seconds at 9:00. Inside one notices the V shaped bridge and lack of a column wheel. bracelet homme cuir laniere It also has a fairly massive balance wheel ticking tatouage bracelet homme coude at just18,000 A/h.
The Valjoux 7734 movement was based on the Venus 188, which Valjoux acquired in 1966
Historically, a Breitling with a date function has been called a though this is not universally true. This watch, for example, does not have that name anywhere on it. In fact, it site de bracelet homme doesn even say though that apparently the model number. But it often called a 592 so that what I calling bracelet homme ancre paris it, too.
My firstBreitling, I picked this up at auction and was surprised by how rough it was on arrival. Although it ticks, collier ou bracelet homme the mainspring is too weak and the gear train too gummed up to viking bracelet homme keep it running for long. And there not enough torque to push the minute counter over the whole thingjust bracelet homme double infini stops. tatouages poignet bracelet homme Plus, the repainted hands are ugly and the case is nicked and scratched beyond belief. And I liked the look of it. Essentially, it just the sort of spur of the moment buypeople tend to make, though I would have let it pass if I knew how bad it was. Now that it in my hands, bracelet homme en.cuir though, I have a choice to make. So I reached out to him for an estimate.
After reviewing my photos and evaluation, Craig came liste marque bracelet homme back with a fair estimate to bring it back to taille de bracelet homme condition. I weighed the additional cost and decided thatthe watch would remain below market even after that additional expenditure. So bracelet homme blog I packaged it up and am sending it on a trip to Oregon to beserviced and refinished. I be reporting back once it returned, hopefully with some joy at having my bracelet homme acier inoxydable bleu first and only Breitling back on my wrist!
Such is the life of a watch collector: Find something interesting, evaluate the cost and value, decide what to do next, and move forward.
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