Breitling ‘Jim Clark’ Navitimer ref 806 1960ies

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The famous ‘Silent Champion’ of formula 1 did not only wear the now very sought after and extremely popular Enicar Sherpa Graph but he has been seen on many occasion wearing a Breitling Navitimer ref 806 while driving his Formula 1 race car

This is a very nice Breitling Navitimer from the 1960ies and I rate this watch as ‘fair’ not a show case watch but a fine daily wearer , which is reflected in the price

It has been serviced in 2013


CASE & BACK: This watch measures a large 41 x 48.3 mm not including crown and is 13mm to the top of the flush fit crystal. The heavy all-steel case does appear to have been polished . There are a few superficial scratches and some nicks commensurate with a normally worn 49-year-old tool watch  — Fantastic vintage condition overall.

BEZEL & SLIDERULE: The Coin edged rotating bezel is in good condition . The bezel itself rotates with good tension in both directions as designed.  Sliderule is in fantastic condition

DIAL & HANDS: A Matte black and white dial with white printing and finely calibrated track and only the minor imperfections , small white silver subdials with nice and even patina

CROWN & PUSHERS: Signed Breitling crown looks very clean and winds and pulls out to the time-setting position as it should. It sits tightly against the case. The two pusher caps are likewise in Excellent shape and both chrono pushers work as they should and also nice and crisply.

CRYSTAL: Large flush-fit acrylic crystal is Excellent and without scratches and no marks and sits barely proud of the bezel, which I believe to be correct for this model.

MOVEMENT: Legendary Venus 178 chronograph movement is looking bright and working well with all correct Breitling nomenclature of the era and shock protection. Watch is keeping good time with a strong power reserve and all chronograph functions are working properly and returning to zero. This is guaranteed to be the case at the time of shipment.

BOX & PAPERS: This watch comes without any of the original warranty papers


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