How to date your Breitling wristwatch?So you are wondering when your Breitling watch was manufactured? You might be able to find the week your watch was made. Sometime in the 2000’s, Breitling began stamping watches with production dates. The stamps are coded by week and year and are located on the case between the lugs at the bottom of the watch. You have to remove your strap or bracelet to see the code and even then you may need to use a loupe.

  • Carefully remove the bracelet or strap at 6:00
  • Stamped on the case between the lugs will be four numbers
  • The first two numbers are the week (for example 15 would be the 15th week out of 52)
  • The second two numbers represent the year (for example 07 would be 2007)

The watch we used for this post is stamped 2507. This watch was manufactured in the 25th week of 07 which translates to June 2007. Note: If you have a Navitimer Montbrillant Legende, you will be able to find the stamp on the back of the lug.

Breitling Manufactured Date

Breitling watch case date stamp in between the lugs

Your Breitling bracelet might also have a similar production stamp on it that can be used to figure out the date it was made. Don’t be alarmed if this date is inconsistent with the case. Sometimes bracelets or straps are moved around and swapped out for a different configuration.

This watch also has a “B5” stamped to the right of the date stamp. We cannot confirm exactly what this represents, but we think it would be a code for the dial color or style.

We hope this information was useful to you. Please consider buying your next watch from our shop.

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    […] Breitling Chronomat Evolution Windrider Chronograph Watch Model: B13356 Movement: Automatic, 42 hour power reserve Caliber: Breitling 13 (ETA Valjoux 7750) Case: Stainless steel Diameter: 43.7mm (about 48mm including crown, 32mm dial) Thickness: 17mm Weight: 206g/7.3oz Dial: Black with gold subdials Features: Date at 3:00, gold stick markers Bezel: Steel and gold, uni-directional rotating Band: Two-tone steel and 18K gold bracelet Lug Width: 22mm Crystal: Sapphire Depth Rating: 300m/1000ft Crown: Screw-down with screw-down chronograph pushers Retail Price: $9,300 Extra Info: The case is stamped at 6:00 with “2706″ which translates to a production date sometime around July of 2006. The bracelet was produce 6 weeks later. (for more information about how to find the production year on a Breitling watch, go to https://www.keepthetime.com/blog/the-faqs/when-was-my-breitling-watch-manufactured/) […]

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  2. DELIN

    Hi,
    Would you please tell me when my Breitling Cadette has been made?

    Ref: 1185
    B13040
    8 3145

    The chronopraph is made of gold.

    Many thanks.

    Jacques

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  3. russ hartley

    can you please tell me the age of my watch and how much it was when new its for insurance purposes. its a breitling navatimer 1461c serial number J19340 NUMBER 9 OF 25 Ltd Edition. its in 18ct white gold with a brown leather strap.

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  4. George Mailloux

    Happy Holiday. Would be able to tell the age of the folowing watch Navatimer model 806 venus 178 serial # 1222173.This was left to me by inlaw who worked for Kamman Aircraft

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  5. Joe Berkemeyer

    I have a Montbrillant W.my stop watch that I pick up in a junk shop a few years ago . IT works fine the lenz is missing . I can’t find any serial numbers in side it says Montbrillant W. my under it it says 2 two adjmt’s swland 7 jewels. I’m not a coll. I ‘m just trying to find more about it. If anybody knows anything about the stop watch I would love it. Also I almost forget on the face it says THE RACER. THANK JOE

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  6. Ralph Frank

    I am offered a Breitling Bently A25362 HJ with engraved Codes on 713071 below – What year and other details does this watch have.

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