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Breitling Wristwatch Serial Numbers

DATE NON-CHRONOGRAPH SERIAL # CHRONOGRAPH SERIAL #
1944 298262 - 313351 563659-568959
1945 313352 - 354254 568971-636507
1946 354255 - 406688 636508-692266
1947 406689 - 417234 703562-717737
1948 417235 - 448093 717784-728688
1949 448094 - 467655 728724-740210
1950 467656 - 498512 740405-769843
1951 498513 - 592542 769844-808456
1952 592543 - 646974 808457-817915
1953 646975 - 660248 817916-832126
1954 660249 - 690037 832127-844123
1955 690038 - 740339 844124-868778
1956 740340 - 861841 868779-889562
1957 861842 - 881067 889563-898029
1958 881068 - 890396 898830-910504
1959 890397 - 903387 910505-922163
1960 903388 - 917613 922164-933063
1961 917614 - 971814 933064-947803
1962 971815 - 995108 947804-963553
1963 995109 - 996458 963554-975997
1964 996459 - 998198 975998-1002734
1965 998199 - 1000198 1002735-1060398
1966 1000199 - 1002543 1060399-1122809
1967 1002544 - 1002743 1122810-1204581
1968 1002744 - 1002943 1204582-1262904
1969 N/A 1262905-1337825
1970 1002944 - 1003103 1337826-1356899
1971 1003104 - 1003153 1356900-1382203
1972 1003154 - 1003213 1382204-1406566
1973 N/A 1406567-1426969
1974 N/A 1426970-1433372
1975 1003214 - 1003713 1433373-1439417
1976 1003714 - 1004083 1439418-1442922
1977 1004084 - 1004183 1442923-1448464
1978 N/A 1448465-1448473

Serial numbers are approximate.


Breitling Wristwatch Reference Number Decoder

Newer Breitling watches have 6 digit reference number codes.  The first letter/digit is the material code. Reference the table below for material code.

Breitling Material Codes
LetterMaterial
A stainless steel
B SS/18K (usually gold rider tabs)
C SS/rose gold (usually gold rider tabs)
D SS/18K (usually gold bezel)
E titanium
F titanium/gold (usually gold rider tabs)
H solid rose gold
J solid white gold
K solid yellow gold
L platinum
R solid red gold
 

Digits 2 and 3: Caliber/movement number
Digit 4: 0 means that it is not COSC certified. 3 means that it is COSC certified.
Digits 5 and 6: Show short model number.

Breitling Wristwatch Movements/Calibers

MECHANICAL CALIBERS MECHANICAL CALIBERS QUARTZ CALIBERS QUARTZ CALIBERS
B01 B04 B50 B79
B10 B11 B51 B80
B12 B13 B52  
B13B B14 B53  
B15 B16B B55  
B17 B18 B56  
B18B B19 B57  
B20 B21 B58  
B22 B22LC B59  
B23 B24 B61  
B25B B26 B62  
B26B B27 B64  
B28B B29 B65  
B29B B30 B66  
B31 B32 B67  
B33 B34 B68  
B35 B35LC B69  
B36 B37 B70  
B38 B39 B71  
B40 B41 B72  
B41LC B42 B73  
B43 B44 B74  
B44B B45 B75  
B47 B47B B76  
B48 B49 B77  
2897 ETA   B78  

Not a comprehensive list.

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