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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2020 8:41 pm 
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Hi all! After a couple years of admiring from afar, I'm finally gearing up to make my first vintage Breitling purchase. Primarily interested in a Chronomat 769, ideally with a gold case.

Any advice on sourcing or trusted dealers/sellers? I of course scan eBay, Chrono24 and the forums quite frequently, but just wanted to check if there are any other recommended places to look.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:36 pm 
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Not really. Vintage pieces, you just buy them when you find them. With a bit of patience you’ll find what you’re after. The website “watchrecon” is a good one to easily search forums. You can also set up a “google alert” that will do a web scan daily for you.



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2020 6:01 am 
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buddman wrote:
Not really. Vintage pieces, you just buy them when you find them. With a bit of patience you’ll find what you’re after. The website “watchrecon” is a good one to easily search forums. You can also set up a “google alert” that will do a web scan daily for you.
Got it. Yeah I already have those kinds of alerts under control, just checking if there were any more “straightforward” sources. Oh well! Thanks anyway.


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Unfortunately not. The joy is in the hunting!

Also try chronotrader



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buddman wrote:
Unfortunately not. The joy is in the hunting!

Also try chronotrader

Thanks. Do WatchRecon/WatchPatrol not pick that one up?


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Not sure TBH but don’t think so.


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I sent you a private message. I might be able to help :)



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I sent you a private message. I might be able to help :)
Thanks! Will reply shortly.


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buddman wrote:
Not sure TBH but don’t think so.
K will keep checking. And do you have a sense of market price for a 769? From what I can see, it ranges pretty widely based on condition obviously.


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Dial configuration/style will also drive price. Buying at auction is almost always cheapest. The good news is that if you’re after a gold plate case, they are cheaper than steel. If you’re after solid gold, they’re obviously more. I would have though with patience a good example gold plate case around €1800-2200, steel €2.5k, gold €3-3.5k? Condition and source bring the primary drivers in those ranges and a pristine example you’ll pay a premium for, as you should. If buying from a dealer prices would be higher. All just my opinion of course.

Bit of an older price trend here https://www.collectorsquare.com/en/watc ... ng-769/lpi



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buddman wrote:
Dial configuration/style will also drive price. Buying at auction is almost always cheapest. The good news is that if you’re after a gold plate case, they are cheaper than steel. If you’re after solid gold, they’re obviously more. I would have though with patience a good example gold plate case around €1800-2200, steel €2.5k, gold €3-3.5k? Condition and source bring the primary drivers in those ranges and a pristine example you’ll pay a premium for, as you should. If buying from a dealer prices would be higher. All just my opinion of course.

Bit of an older price trend here https://www.collectorsquare.com/en/watc ... ng-769/lpi

Much appreciated. Thank you!


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Yes Collector Square is a good source for vintage Breitling.

I also use Watch-Deal Breitling page to avoid missing good vintage models on eBay.

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WatchRecon should give you a broader view


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WatchRecon should give you a broader view
Thanks, I definitely have my WatchRecon alerts set up and check it frequently. WatchPatrol as well.


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