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Old 13 October 2020, 11:40 AM   #31
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...The ref. 807 Dive Chronograph was launched in 1957 too ... yes, it seems to be the first dedicated diving chronograph and also the first to use "reverse panda" subdials to improve legibility of the minute counter.

A true Re-Edition is technically impossible ... even the 38mm (42mm bezel) case of the current "Vintage-inspired" SO '57 wouldn't be big enough to fit the in-house cal. B09.
T4S, Fred! A shame, that ...but I know Team "Vintage Breitling" will (once more) whip up something from the old catalog just as exciting ...

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This was a cool read and interesting. Thanks for sharing. I am looking to ad the Navi to my collection.
Many thanks The 806 re-edition is awesome but there are for sure a few other Navitimers in production. Go 4 it!

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Old 17 October 2020, 12:17 AM   #32
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This was a cool read and interesting. Thanks for sharing. I am looking to ad the Navi to my collection.


Go for it. I haven’t taken it off.

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Old 18 October 2020, 07:04 AM   #33
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Go for it. I haven’t taken it off.

That is a seriously good looking watch. I’m scouring the sites to look for one this weekend. What’s the lug to lug on it? Much over 48 never works with me.
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Old 18 October 2020, 07:27 AM   #34
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That is a seriously good looking watch. I’m scouring the sites to look for one this weekend. What’s the lug to lug on it? Much over 48 never works with me.

Unfortunately the calipers I have need new batteries.

Wrist is 7”. Lugs are somewhat long but watch does not wear large for me at all. I wouldn’t want it any other size having owned navitimers in 46 and 43 mm 41 is ideal. Go figure they got it right the first time.
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Old 18 October 2020, 07:44 AM   #35
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Go for it. I haven’t taken it off.

That looks so good on that strap.
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Old 19 October 2020, 12:20 PM   #36
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That looks so good on that strap.

Thanks I bought a couple straps but haven’t been able to take it off this one just yet
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Old 19 October 2020, 09:27 PM   #37
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Unfortunately the calipers I have need new batteries.

Wrist is 7”. Lugs are somewhat long but watch does not wear large for me at all. I wouldn’t want it any other size having owned navitimers in 46 and 43 mm 41 is ideal. Go figure they got it right the first time.
lug-2-lug on the Navitimer 806 Re-Edition is 48.3mm (same as for all vintage 806 after the very first 100pcs batch from July 1954, these had shorter lugs w/ 46.5mm)
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lug-2-lug on the Navitimer 806 Re-Edition is 48.3mm (same as for all vintage 806 after the very first 100pcs batch from July 1954, these had shorter lugs w/ 46.5mm)

Thanks for the info Fred. Sounds like the gentleman above should be good to go.
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Wow, what a nice watch and excellent job you've done putting this all together.
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Wow, what a nice watch and excellent job you've done putting this all together.
Many thanks

A few recent wristshots of both





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I really like the Navitimer
(great post Traveller, thanks )
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these look great on brown/tan straps too ;)



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Old 7 November 2020, 09:34 PM   #43
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I really like the Navitimer...
A man with good taste (glad you liked the post, too )

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these look great on brown/tan straps too...
Nice combos, Fred - T4S

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