Contemplating a 36mm 5800 (pre-Swatch) on a bracelet

 By: Spangles - Mr. Tabby : May 14th, 2019-08:24
It has a JLC 889 inside, I'm interested in the yellow gold case and bracelet. Dial versions include this yellow guilloche, a more usual silver guilloche, and a rare mother of pearl dial. What do you think about this yellow version?

Very nice looking watch. I've always like this model and prefer the yellow version so it would be an easy choice for me! [nt]

 By: Emil Wojcik : May 14th, 2019-09:11
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Thanks! [nt]

 By: Spangles - Mr. Tabby : May 14th, 2019-09:15
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As it is in yellow gold I think this size might work, but shouldn’t be smaller

 By: dedestexhes : May 14th, 2019-09:47
Still never even tried on a full gold watch. But this one breaths Breguet for me, so why not?

I try them on! But, yes, it's way too much for me, my watches tend to live under a cuff.

 By: Spangles - Mr. Tabby : May 14th, 2019-10:20
I thought a 36mm watch could work with the bracelet. Still thinking about it!

This was the first Breguet that caught my eye, back in the early 90s.

 By: DruidPadj : May 14th, 2019-09:56
I think I like it in WG better, but the yellow is rich and beautiful. This design was by the Chaumet Brothers when they owned Breguet and resurrected it as a matchmaking concern. Prior, Breguet merely serviced their historic pieces and now and then had a piece unique made by outside firms for special customers. When InvestCorp purchased Breguet from Chaumet it kept some of the latter's designs-this one included, I believe.

I'm a fan of Daniel Roth's Breguet designs, too.

 By: Spangles - Mr. Tabby : May 14th, 2019-10:18
William Ruhr (Messina) has said that Breguet has never been out of production in its history, so perhaps at least something was always serially made, even if it might have been a small output.

I’ve read that but I’ve also read that the “production “ under the Brown family was third party one-offs, mostly very complicated pieces by Victorin Piguet. [nt]

 By: DruidPadj : May 14th, 2019-13:28
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And you should definitely get it.

 By: DruidPadj : May 14th, 2019-13:29
There’s really nothing like it.

And I want to see it. [nt]

 By: DruidPadj : May 14th, 2019-13:30
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Ha, okay, let's see!

 By: Spangles - Mr. Tabby : May 14th, 2019-14:38
I'd love to come across some of those one-offs someday.

Okay, I found a single owner one in excellent condition (better than pictured)

 By: Spangles - Mr. Tabby : May 16th, 2019-09:57
Will buy!


 By: DruidPadj : May 17th, 2019-05:55
Hooray! Spanish Pirate Tabby Gato!!! Pirata! Atigrado! Whatever!

That is not a watch...

 By: VinnieD : May 14th, 2019-10:07
It is a jewel!

I would never dare to wear something like that but I do admire the craftsmanship. The sheen of this older gold is magical.
You can easily imagine the low amount of such pieces produced every year back in the days.

I don't quite dare, either! Under my cuff, though, maybe. [nt]

 By: Spangles - Mr. Tabby : May 14th, 2019-10:21
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Lovely! [nt]

 By: amanico : May 14th, 2019-10:11
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Thanks for the vote of confidence!

 By: Spangles - Mr. Tabby : May 14th, 2019-10:24
So, the champagne guilloché is okay?

Of course! More than ok! [nt]

 By: amanico : May 14th, 2019-13:56
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👍🏻! [nt]

 By: Spangles - Mr. Tabby : May 14th, 2019-14:38
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Its a classic Spangles, the first edition of the marine line I think and perfect in all gold given the size. Very much of the era :) [nt]

 By: templetowers : May 14th, 2019-11:56
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Thanks! It was quite a time, I like that era. [nt]

 By: Spangles - Mr. Tabby : May 14th, 2019-14:39
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Aww so nostalgically perfect..

 By: janef : May 14th, 2019-21:54
I love all these timeless classics!
The yellow gold makes the smaller size wear a ok. 😉

Yeah, I tried on one in pt a year or two ago and didn't look back.

 By: Spangles - Mr. Tabby : May 15th, 2019-04:27
It can appear a bit dated, is one concern.

Still prefer the “John Silver” version 😎 [nt]

 By: JLCman : May 15th, 2019-00:07
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Which one is that? [nt]

 By: Spangles - Mr. Tabby : May 15th, 2019-04:26
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The silver guilloche version...

 By: JLCman : May 15th, 2019-23:48
Just called it John Silver reminding the main character of Robert Louis Stevenson‘s „Treasure Island“ 😉 and your Avatar 👍🏻

Ah! 🏴‍☠️ [nt]

 By: Spangles - Mr. Tabby : May 16th, 2019-04:56
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Wow absolutely stunning

 By: KtWP : May 15th, 2019-11:34
Go for it! True Breguet DNA. 

Yes, waiting to hear back from a dealer

 By: Spangles - Mr. Tabby : May 15th, 2019-12:07
And got a crazy offer on a tourbillon, so let's see!