A great looking and easy wearing Breitling Chronograph with three register panda dial. Model Reference 815.

HOW DO WE DATE THIS WATCH?

From the serial number on the case back we can accurately date this watch to being made in 1973.

CONDITION

In case you haven’t clicked, a panda dial is a white dial with black subdials. a reverse panda is a black dial with white or silver subdials. Named after the panda bear.

Let’s start with the case. A 38mm Stainless steel case with pump pushers, there is little not to like. It is unpolished, so shows some marks, but very little for the 45+ years. The the movement is accessed via the screw down case back. Once this is removed you then find the dust cover, an item that is often lost, and under this is the Valjoux 7736 movement where everything is working as expected. The movement is stamped Breitling, and the crown also carries the Breitling ‘B’ logo. The dial is quite clean, although not perfect, and the subdials have a slight purple tint to the black where they have just started to fade, or become tropical if we want to boost the value. It’s quite a pleasing effect and will show best in the video. There is a small scratch near six right at the edge of the dial, maybe 2mm across. The hands haven’t lost any of their tritium lume. The strap is a 20mm nylon NATO style that suits the watch well, but a 19mm leather strap could be fitted if preferred.

We have updated the photos showing this watch on a vintage style new leather strap, just to demonstrate the difference a simple strap change can make.

This watch will be supplied with our Certificate of Authenticity.

Please see the HD video for more detail. All photos and videos are part of the description and are of the actual watch unless mentioned. We do not photoshop any pictures, and the images are copyright of birthyearwatches.com and should not be used without permission.

​SIZE

Width with crown 40.6 mm

Width without crown 37.7 mm

Between lugs 19 mm

Lug to lug length 47.5 mm

Case Thickness 13.9 mm

All sizes are approximate.

Included with this watch is a 3 month guarantee and free delivery to UK addresses. If you live outside the UK we can still deliver to most countries. Please see our Worldwide Shipping information, or Contact Us. Payment can be made by most credit or debit cards, bank transfer or PayPal.

From 1st September 2021 we will be planting a tree for every watch we sell, working with the International Tree Foundation (Est 1922) to make this business positive on carbon. By buying anything pre owned you are effectively reusing what already exists, but this takes it further and makes us feel good.

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