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Fila Magellano

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Fila Magellano

Post by domecurb on Fri Oct 28 2016, 16:57

the Fila Magellano is a bit of a wolf in sheeps clothing in that its basicly a breitling Jupiter Pilot, the dial layout [ forgetting the colours] handset, chapter ring and bezel are the same, the real clincher though is the movement, it runs a 12 jewel Miyota 3S10 movement....the Breitling designation is B233

heres the Fila

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and the Breitling

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Miyota 3S10
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Breitling B233

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what gets me is the Swiss watch industry has almost demonised the Japanese watch industry over the decades, in fact from the late 60's onward various swiss makers have not only used Japanese movements, but also their designs and technology.
i recently owned a Zenith time command:
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a cracking 70's watch from a cracking maker, everything marked Swiss until you get into the guts..........one of the circuit Modules is marked "Made In Korea" affraid  Smile
there is one Modern well known Swiss brand producing a range of watches with a Seiko designed movement Shocked  i will let you google who that is Very Happy
so the next time you look at your Swiss watch...you may actually be looking at a Japanese one

    Current date/time is Thu Mar 21 2019, 23:51