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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2020 6:11 am 
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Good afternoon everyone,
First, apologies if this topic is created in the wrong section.
I was wondering if i can get any opinions on buying a Bretiling Automatic Colt A17350.
First, the price is set at 1250€, the watch was purchased in 2004 and barely worn as there are only slight signs of wear which makes it look in a very good condition. Will the price be right for it considering that comes with papers,box, proof of purchase. What are they value at?
My concern is the following: the person that owns it says that the watch has never been serviced as it wasn’t used on a daily basis.
Will this be a very important thing? Of course i’m planning to have it serviced once i bought it but just asking for opinions regarding this from people that knows as this will be my first ever Breitling.
I really like the look of it but if not being serviced matters a lot i will pass the deal.
Many thanks for answers and help.
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Maybe could you post some pictures ?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:13 am 
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Jhdscript wrote:
Maybe could you post some pictures ?

Sure, here are they:


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I personally can not speak to the price of that specific watch but I can say any watch you buy you should buy assuming you will need to send it in for a full service. Whether or not it is immediately or after a year or two of enjoyment...always buy with that assumption and pay accordingly.

Just one man's opinion...

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MickeyWatch wrote:
I personally can not speak to the price of that specific watch but I can say any watch you buy you should buy assuming you will need to send it in for a full service. Whether or not it is immediately or after a year or two of enjoyment...always buy with that assumption and pay accordingly.

Just one man's opinion...

I’m really aware of that but my concern is the fact that the watch was never serviced in 16yrs. How bad is this thing, how is affecting the watch?
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The only way to know the impact of not having any service, is to send it in for service. Everything else is a guess.


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It's not that bad if it wasn't running most of the time.

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And you’ll know how “bad” it is by seeing how bad or good it’s keeping time currently… Also when you wind the crown what’d ya hear?


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FWIW it seems a fair price to me. I can't see condition from the pics but it's a lovely looking watch, and I'd be wanting to send it off for a service anyway - the (lack of) use wouldn't bother me.


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