Vintage Breitling Unitime 1765

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nmvw
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Vintage Breitling Unitime 1765

Post by nmvw » Wed Nov 11, 2015 12:42 pm

Hi Zaf,

I had my Breiting Unitime 1765 fully overhauled, repaired and serviced by Horological Services in PA last year.

They replaced the dial with a NOS and the mainspring was also replaced. The hands were vintage relumed and the case was refinished as per original

What's the value of it now?

-Thanks
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Re: Vintage Breitling Unitime 1765

Post by zafbasha » Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:17 am

If it have a NOS dial, service, etc. maybe around $6000? What are your thoughts?

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Re: Vintage Breitling Unitime 1765

Post by nmvw » Thu Nov 12, 2015 12:50 pm

That's the ball park figure I was thinking of too but I wasn't sure because in my years of tracking this watch, I had only come across watches that were more "original" than this, condition-wise.

I didn't know how much the overhaul and replaced parts would affect the value of the watch.

Good to know. Thanks!

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Re: Vintage Breitling Unitime 1765

Post by zafbasha » Thu Nov 12, 2015 5:55 pm

I think an NOS dial always increases value. A case polish usually decreases it unless there was some real nasty scratch. Nicely lumed hands are a wash.

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Re: Vintage Breitling Unitime 1765

Post by nmvw » Fri Nov 13, 2015 11:09 pm

Thanks Zaf. I wasn't sure if a NOS dial actually increased or decreased the value since I know how prized original dials are.

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