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  • Mike D
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    Thanks, Johan

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  • James T. Kirkę
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    Once or twice I've seem them on eBay, usually in a quartz version. It looks nice.

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  • Mike D
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    A domed sapphire would be killer on this. Hmmm...

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  • TKite
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    I'm thinking that if you removed that mineral crystal and put a micrometer on it etc, you could get a domed sapphire crystal for it......

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  • TKite
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    Originally posted by Mike D View Post
    Thanks - no, it's definitely a mineral crystal.
    Oh well.

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  • Mike D
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    Originally posted by TKite View Post
    Very cool, is that a sapphire crystal?
    Thanks - no, it's definitely a mineral crystal.

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  • TKite
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    Very cool, is that a sapphire crystal?

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  • Mike D
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    Thanks, guys. Most Breil watches are like the one Mark posted or are more dress/fashion watches. They are made well and seem to be very popular outside the USA.

    TK, here are a couple of case back shots and a side shot. Pretty boring though.



    Last edited by Mike D; 10-14-2020, 04:23 PM.

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  • TKite
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    I like that one..... Any pics of the backside? Looks like a Jenny style case.

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  • kurt48
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    Looks really good on you, Mike.

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  • Watch Carefully
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    Pretty cool!
    I've not owned a Breil, but by coincidence, another was posted here on EOT today.

    Enjoy it, Mike!

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  • For TKite (and everyone else too) - Pics of the Breil Manta 1000m Diver

    I bought this one off ebay about 10 years ago. I remember getting it for a good price - like a couple hundred bucks. It's vintage, but given it has a Miyota 8205 automatic movement, it's probably not that old. It's 42mm and has an integrated bracelet, which I don't mind, but for those that like putting straps on divers, it's a problem. They made a rubber strap for it, but you'll not likely find one available. I've only seen two of these watches - mine and one exactly like mine that Colin Miller has.

    Breil is more popular in Europe from what I know. They mostly sell fashion watches, but have released some divers and still make the Manta in a quartz version - different from this one in every way. I had also bought a quartz Manta chronograph diver similar to this one, but it was too small and I sold it.

    I love the dial and bezel color - a nice dark blue. The lume is a light blue/gray and the bezel, unfortunately, is not lumed.

    Here are the pictures - interested to know if anyone else has one of these?




    Last edited by Mike D; 10-14-2020, 12:17 PM.
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