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 Post subject: £475 for a service!
PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:48 am 
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On a aerospace battery operated watch ! Surely that is expensive and if they find anything wrong it's even more .... don't mind on a mechanical watch but quartz
I'm sorry but that is just a joke

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 Post subject: Re: £475 for a service!
PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:55 am 
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Yeah, for a quartz that's ridiculous, surely just battery and seals change, plus a little tidy up of scuffs and scratches.
I'd be interested what the service price will be on my Avenger Chrono then?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:41 pm 
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For quartz watches, battery swap and ring change is very easy to do. Maybe you can try to do it yourself

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Hiya,

Just had my friends B1 & UTC have both batteries changed and a pressure test for £49.99. Took 10 day's.

This company have also replaced a total UTC movement for me for £99.00

They replaced the battery on my Chrono Avenger M1 with test for £40 But that was a couple of years ago.

Give them a call. I hate how Breitling are charging way above the odds for this simple procedure.

https://www.chatfieldsjewellers.co.uk/

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:33 am 
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On a aerospace battery operated watch ! Surely that is expensive and if they find anything wrong it's even more .... don't mind on a mechanical watch but quartz
I'm sorry but that is just a joke

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It’s a real sting, just paid the same for an ‘overhaul’ on my B-1. Granted, it came back looking like new but when the service costs approach 40% of the watch value one has to wonder. The last battery did last 4.5 years but as I’m now a pensioner it’s a cost I can do well without.

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Now i replace the battery myself on all my quartz watches...

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Now here is an example of GOOD customer service.........My Fujifilm X70 has lost a baseplate screw so I emailed Fujifilm to ask if I could purchase one. They replied by saying they would be happy to supply one free of charge.........apologising for any inconvenience. I doubt that if I emailed BUK to ask for a bezel screw they would sell me one let alone give me a free one with postage thrown in.

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Definitely seems like too much. I sent my Aerospace to Breitling USA for service 6 months ago and paid US$300.
This included a full service (battery, gasket, check of movement), polishing of the bracelet and replacement of the crystal.
I think the polishing and new crystal were about $200, so the service around $100.


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300$ with water resistant ?

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Jhdscript wrote:
300$ with water resistant ?


Here is the breakdown:
Basic Service: $110
includes: New battery, movement adjustment, new crystal gasket, new back gasket, pressure test and quality control.

Sapphire crystal replacement: $120

Bracelet polish: $70

$300 total plus tax.

So to answer your question, yes, water resistance check is included in the basic service of $110.


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I just got a repair estimate from BUSA for $1800 on a 20 year old Aerospace that needed a super quartz movement replacement (dead analog). They wanted $1k just for the module. I've never spent more than $500 for a super quartz module before on other Aerospace's so not sure why the difference in a "full service" cost. They wouldn't elaborate. Then $500 for the bezel and $250 for a dial. Of course I just had them send it back. From their description the case and crystal was beat to death along with the crown but I had previously bought those parts nos myself so I know that wasn't the case. All it needed was a movement. Breitling is trying very hard to run me off I think.


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Just got the watch back from BUSA. They actually have Complete Service (CS-E75362) and movement replacement (700.E10351.5) as two separate items. Before I always had movement replacement as part of the Complete Service. Disappointing.


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I just got a repair estimate from BUSA for $1800 on a 20 year old Aerospace that needed a super quartz movement replacement (dead analog). They wanted $1k just for the module. I've never spent more than $500 for a super quartz module before on other Aerospace's so not sure why the difference in a "full service" cost. They wouldn't elaborate. Then $500 for the bezel and $250 for a dial. Of course I just had them send it back. From their description the case and crystal was beat to death along with the crown but I had previously bought those parts nos myself so I know that wasn't the case. All it needed was a movement. Breitling is trying very hard to run me off I think.


Yeah that's crazy! The watch probably isn't even worth that much. Better to just buy a new one.


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