Service: Breitling Navitimer 806 calibre 178

P1110306A good client has sent in his lovely 1959 Navitimer. It’s not keeping good time and needs a service.

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Lovely Venus 178.

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One would like a little better timekeeping than that!

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I remove the hands and dial.

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I start taking the movement apart.

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Down to the base movement.

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I now take apart the lower chronograph section. Look at all that dirt!

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Old mainspring.

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The movement has been cleaned. Now I see that the balance moves freely after fitting the cap jewels.

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I fit a new mainspring.

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Base movement coming together.

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Case movement back together and ticking.

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That’s more like it!

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I start fitting the chronograph components.

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Movement almost back together.

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Movement ready for dial and hands.

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Movement back together looking great.

Great looking Breitling!

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3 Responses to Service: Breitling Navitimer 806 calibre 178

  1. Andrew Cookson says:

    Great post Mitka and lovely watch. Something that occurred to me as I’ve not seen a Venus movement with that plating finish before – is there any perceived wisdom about what finishes are better than others, Omega obviously used to go for rhodium…etc which I assume must be purely decorative rather than anything particularly functional?

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  2. Ryan Mcfall says:

    Wow, that’s amazing the reading you got on the timegraph after it all. Just goes to show a little tlc is sometimes all that is needed.

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