The Breitling Watch Source Forums

Breitling Watch Information Forums, Navitimer, Chronomat
 
It is currently Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:06 pm

All times are UTC - 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 23 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2
Author Message
PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 11:42 am 
Offline
Breitling Enthusiast
Breitling Enthusiast

Joined: Thu May 16, 2019 2:53 am
Posts: 24
Likes: 1 post
Liked in: 7 posts
Location: USA
After getting no where with watchmakers I must side towards leaving the watch as found. I don't feel comfortable entrusting the watch to people that have no interest in what I want. I'm sure they must treat their regular customers better and hopefully will listen to them.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2019 2:17 pm 
Offline
Breitling Enthusiast
Breitling Enthusiast

Joined: Thu Apr 23, 2015 10:10 am
Posts: 94
Likes: 30 posts
Liked in: 40 posts
Firstly, maybe don't muck with it, it's got some raduim as you probably know.
If you are selling, often a buyer wants to have his own service done.

Beautiful watch!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:58 am 
Offline
Breitling Enthusiast
Breitling Enthusiast

Joined: Thu May 16, 2019 2:53 am
Posts: 24
Likes: 1 post
Liked in: 7 posts
Location: USA
You folks have provided me with the ammo and the gun to be dangerous. But do I really want to shoot myself in the wallet? I agree with you as well - leave it alone. The commenters on this forum are more knowledgeable and I am willing to listen to good advice.

As far as Radium, I’m a geoscientist and have worked with radiologicals. I actually have quite a collection of natural radioactive materials. I’ve had watches with “hot” radium dials that hit >900cpm and one vintage pendant that is a glass vial lined with Radium so it would glow on the wearers chest. :shock:

On another note, others warned of inquiries. One dealer from Australia said he has found 7 of these in nice condition, including one never worn, each well under $10K. :roll:

I also located a period lizard band so at this point I may just have it repaired and keep it myself. A lot less trouble than the alternative.



WatchFred likes this post.
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:47 am 
Offline
Breitling Enthusiast
Breitling Enthusiast

Joined: Thu May 16, 2019 2:53 am
Posts: 24
Likes: 1 post
Liked in: 7 posts
Location: USA
One of the pusher caps has some scrapes on it. At some point I would like to find an original replacement.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:07 am 
Offline
Breitling Connoisseur
Breitling Connoisseur

Joined: Fri Mar 28, 2014 1:06 pm
Posts: 944
Likes: 158 posts
Liked in: 204 posts
Location: London
Vintbreit wrote:
One of the pusher caps has some scrapes on it. At some point I would like to find an original replacement.


put the tools down. Walk back. Leave it.....


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:11 am 
Offline
Breitling Enthusiast
Breitling Enthusiast

Joined: Thu May 16, 2019 2:53 am
Posts: 24
Likes: 1 post
Liked in: 7 posts
Location: USA
buddman wrote:
Vintbreit wrote:
One of the pusher caps has some scrapes on it. At some point I would like to find an original replacement.


put the tools down. Walk back. Leave it.....


No worries. Just thought I would buy one to keep with the watch. No intention of trying my hand at any repairs.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:13 am 
Offline
Breitling Connoisseur
Breitling Connoisseur

Joined: Fri Mar 28, 2014 1:06 pm
Posts: 944
Likes: 158 posts
Liked in: 204 posts
Location: London
They’re actually quite hard to find. Can’t buy new anymore, so you’d be after a used one. To be fair, no one will care with such a lovely watch.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:23 am 
Offline
Breitling Enthusiast
Breitling Enthusiast

Joined: Thu May 16, 2019 2:53 am
Posts: 24
Likes: 1 post
Liked in: 7 posts
Location: USA
Good point. Thanks.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  

Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 23 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
 


Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group