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Old 14 April 2013, 02:48 PM   #1
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Vintage Navitimer Chronology: A must read collectors guide for Navitimer hunters

For those interested in adding vintage Navitimers to your collection, here's must read research on Vintage Navitimers by a respected Navitimer researcher/collector, Kurt Broendum, who also published his research in the British Horological Society Journal some months ago, enjoy!

http://www.watchlife.com/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabid=144

and copy of the British Horological Society Journal research paper here

http://kurt-b.com/publication-of-my-...ogical-journal

And whist we are at it, do post pictures of your vintage Navitimers!

Here's my only vintage Navitimer, a 1955 pre 806 Valjoux 72 AOPA Navitimer, made for about 1 year in 54-55 with the Valjoux 72 for http://www.aopa.org/ and that lead to the Navitimer line being a great Pilots favourite. This first series is also called the Broendum Breitling, for Kurts research on Navitimers!
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Old 15 April 2013, 12:50 AM   #2
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Nice read. I will contribute with a picture of the the actual navitimer cosmonaute worn by Scott Carpenter aboard the Aurora 7 in 1962.
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Old 15 April 2013, 10:39 PM   #3
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Nice read. I will contribute with a picture of the the actual navitimer cosmonaute worn by Scott Carpenter aboard the Aurora 7 in 1962.
An iconic beauty, thanks for posting!
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Old 19 April 2013, 01:47 AM   #4
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Here is my 1966 AOPA Navitimer 806, it has'nt been in space, but it has been with me since my 16th birthday in 1967! Jim.
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Old 19 April 2013, 07:01 PM   #5
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Here is my 1966 AOPA Navitimer 806, it has'nt been in space, but it has been with me since my 16th birthday in 1967! Jim.
A beauty and a heirloom for sure, congrats!
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Old 19 April 2013, 10:12 PM   #6
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Here is my Breitling Nevitimer timepiece since wearing from office days...

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Here is my Breitling Nevitimer timepiece since wearing from office days...



Looks great mate!
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Anymore vintage Navis?
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Anymore vintage Navis?
Bump!
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Bump for more vintage Navitimer pics!

Here's another pic of my pre 806 Valjoux 72 AOPA Navitimer with a 1946 18kt rose Breitling Datora 785


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Hi, Cruvon

Here is my c. 1960 Breitling Navitimer. Venus calibre 178.

I'll upload more pics soon.
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Old 22 June 2013, 01:24 PM   #12
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Here is my c. 1960 Breitling Navitimer. Venus calibre 178.

I'll upload more pics soon.
Thanks Bill, that's a beauty, do post the Cosmo too.
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Here is the Navitimer Cosmonaute c. 1967.
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The numerals on the dial of my Navitimer caught my attention today.
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Old 26 June 2013, 12:50 PM   #15
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The numerals on the dial of my Navitimer caught my attention today.
Both beauties Bill, love the lume shade/patina on them. Have had those beauties for long?
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These Breitlings have been in my possession for about three years now. I'm probably the "youngest owner" of these old timers.
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These Breitlings have been in my possession for about three years now. I'm probably the "youngest owner" of these old timers.
Great taste Bill!
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my beloved navitimer

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Old 19 April 2014, 05:45 PM   #20
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Great pics guys, 1955 Navitimer getting some Easter break sun, Happy Easter break guys and do post your Navis!

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