Question about Breitling Watches
Keep in mind that I dont have the watch in my hand... :-)
If this is an authentic Breitling...
You should have 2 buttons on the right with the crown between them. The crown screws down so you need to unscrew it before you attempt to set! Once unscrewed with gentle pressure pull the crown out. There should be 2 clicks, pull to 2nd click or furthest distance from case. That should be the time setting mode. Turn clockwise until the date changes then set your time. To change the date push back to the 1st click and that should be the date set mode. One direction will be for day and the opposite will be date. I believe that if you pull the crown back to 2nd click and push your buttons that should change the subdials for chrono. You might need to push both buttons at the same time.
Ive set Breitlings before but they arent a common watch we see. Most people dont use the Chrono so if the directions dont work for setting those then I wouldnt worry too much about it! Not many people are going to notice those. :-) Also be so very careful if its a real Breitling as they are a very expensive to fix! :-)
***DONT FORGET TO SCREW THE CROWN BACK DOWN OR YOU WILL GET WATER INSIDE THE WATCH!***
Posted on Jan 09, 2010
Read the manual.
No Seriously, go to and AD and get the manual.
Please bear in mind the Date Change mechanism is already engaged between 9pm and 3am, if you atempt to change the date during this period is will damage the watch requiring its return to Breitling for repair. Over £200 guaranteed.
Always ensure its not between 9pm and 3am before changing date either by setting the time forward or using the quick date change mode.
And seriously, read this section of the manual carefully.
Posted on Mar 10, 2010
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One other note.
The COSC number generally refers to the movement number not the case number.
Inspect the hang tags that came with the watch.. the movement number may be referred to on one of them... or to the COSC certificate.
Otherwise the only way the movement number can be viewed is to remove the back.
Watches have several numbers.. reference and serial.
A - Stainless Steel
13 - Caliber
3 - Certified
40 - Model (Super Ocean)
The case will have a number the movement and the bracelet.. the crystal etc etc.
When you have the watch serviced.. have them write the movement number down for you.. for comparison.
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