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    Navitimer 806

    Think this might be a keeper.:)

    I bought this for about £57 over fifty years ago.

    IMG_2916 by Brian Tompkins, on Flickr

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    I absolutely love that, and it must be brilliant knowing everything about its history.

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    That’s a fantastic example, Brian, and how amazing to have owned it for so long. The 806 is without doubt one of my all-time favourite watches.

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    Wow that is lovely .... How much is £57 in todays money?


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    Lovely thing, the design of the 806 is just absolutely spot on, even that style of Breitling logo looks great.

    50+ years is a heck of a long time to own a watch, it's now part of the family !

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    That’s a fantastic example, Brian, and how amazing to have owned it for so long. The 806 is without doubt one of my all-time favourite watches.
    In all truth Tony I gave it to my son about ten years ago. I had it serviced about 1990 and he recently had Breitling give it a once over about a year ago. It is literally as new.

    £57? about £1100 by my reckoning. In fact I bought it from a mail order catalogue and paid about 15/- a month.

    P.S. Any advice on how I could pinch it back....short of breaking his arm..............Oh well, fractures heal.

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    I love Navitimers, one of the great chronographs and relatively rare to see. This is about as good an example of the Navi. Beautiful.

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    Blimey, that's a corker.
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    A great watch and a great post!!


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    Amazing example, and to have had it that long, fair play!

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    Up there with Ed White's for me. I've got 2, both with the larger, more attractive, larger subdials.

    Great to see an appreciated true icon & THE Pilots watch with a good backstory.

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    Lovely looking example.

    I love my 809, but I would love an 806 to go with it.

    Great history too.

    I paid more than £57 for my Cosmonaute, in fact more than £1100, but it still seems a bit of a bargain!

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    Well played, sir!

    To have owned such an iconic watch for that length of time is something i would love to have done.

    My own Navitimer (which i bought new) is a mere 17 years young.
    I probably don`t have enough time left to one day reach the 50 year mark....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianT View Post
    Think this might be a keeper.:)

    I bought this for about £57 over fifty years ago.

    IMG_2916 by Brian Tompkins, on Flickr
    I have this poor man's 806 Navitimer. It still cost a lot more than £57 though


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    Brilliant watch and looks really classy. Id take that over any waiting list rolex !

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    Can I ask, is that one of the Albert Wajs (of O&W) watches ? Looks class.

    Quote Originally Posted by trident-7 View Post
    I have this poor man's 806 Navitimer. It still cost a lot more than £57 though


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    Quote Originally Posted by bongo View Post
    Up there with Ed White's for me. I've got 2, both with the larger, more attractive, larger subdials.

    Great to see an appreciated true icon & THE Pilots watch with a good backstory.
    Actually, the smaller subdials are far nicer. Mine has them

    Last edited by learningtofly; 11th February 2019 at 23:54.

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    Quote Originally Posted by learningtofly View Post
    Actually, the smaller subdials are far nicer. Mine has them

    some of us actually do like big 'uns

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimeThoughts View Post
    Can I ask, is that one of the Albert Wajs (of O&W) watches ? Looks class.
    Yes it's Ollech & Wajs, who bought up the parts from Breitling when they were in difficulties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianT View Post
    Think this might be a keeper.:)

    I bought this for about £57 over fifty years ago.

    IMG_2916 by Brian Tompkins, on Flickr
    Now that’s a beauty and doesn’t break the bank classic that navitimer mate


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