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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:38 pm 
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My Breitling Pluton finally died and Breitling has discontinued it with parts unavailable. Breitling offered me $1000 off any non precious metal watch from list price. (not a good deal) I am looking at used B1 watches. Can anyone educate me, is it worth the extra $1000 price tag for a newer (78632) vs the older 68632. Any differences besides year of manufacture and Super Quartz name. (not sure if movement/quartz set is actually different)
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SuperQuartz is what it says, a super quartz. The movement is far more accurate, although to most punters this will make absolutely no difference.


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Fix the Pluton. Donor movements can be had for around $50.


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vintage wrote:
Fix the Pluton. Donor movements can be had for around $50.


Donor movements??


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vintage wrote:
Fix the Pluton. Donor movements can be had for around $50.



Donor Movements??


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I have bought them as cheap as $5 before working perfectly. Pulsar, Seiko, Phasar and many others used the same Miyota movement. I usually keep a few around just in case someone gives up on their Breitling and sells. Takes me about 15 minutes to swap the movements out on my kitchen table. :wink:

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vintage wrote:
I have bought them as cheap as $5 before working perfectly. Pulsar, Seiko, Phasar and many others used the same Miyota movement. I usually keep a few around just in case someone gives up on their Breitling and sells. Takes me about 15 minutes to swap the movements out on my kitchen table. :wink:

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Does the donor movement give all the same functionality?


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Arcam wrote:
vintage wrote:
I have bought them as cheap as $5 before working perfectly. Pulsar, Seiko, Phasar and many others used the same Miyota movement. I usually keep a few around just in case someone gives up on their Breitling and sells. Takes me about 15 minutes to swap the movements out on my kitchen table. :wink:


Does the donor movement give all the same functionality?


Exactly the same.


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vintage wrote:
Arcam wrote:
vintage wrote:
I have bought them as cheap as $5 before working perfectly. Pulsar, Seiko, Phasar and many others used the same Miyota movement. I usually keep a few around just in case someone gives up on their Breitling and sells. Takes me about 15 minutes to swap the movements out on my kitchen table. :wink:


Does the donor movement give all the same functionality?


Exactly the same.


No brainer then.

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vintage wrote:
I have bought them as cheap as $5 before working perfectly. Pulsar, Seiko, Phasar and many others used the same Miyota movement. I usually keep a few around just in case someone gives up on their Breitling and sells. Takes me about 15 minutes to swap the movements out on my kitchen table. :wink:

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... OK I’m all in to fix my Pluton. I’ve purchased a used B1 but would love to have my Pluton working as an everyday watch. How do you recommend I find a donor movement or can you recommend a watch repair shop. The one I called hadn’t heard of it.
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