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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:55 am 
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I've just bought a 1940s Brietling with a venus 175 movement. The advert says watch runs well but chronograph needs a service. In the past I've jused Stephen Burrage to work on my watches and I've been very happy but he is retiring. Can people recommend anybody else?


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Post a picture, we'd love to see the watch!


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:49 am 
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davedc74 wrote:
Post a picture, we'd love to see the watch!


I'm struggling to post a picture from work but will when I get home.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:19 am 
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There seems to be a retiring epidemic going on with uk watchmakers!

Richard Askham is a good shout http://thewatchspotblog.com


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buddman wrote:
There seems to be a retiring epidemic going on with uk watchmakers!

Richard Askham is a good shout http://thewatchspotblog.com


thank you. I've sent him a email. A lot of the reason chaps are booked for years :)


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This is proving to be more difficult than I thought. Some don't want to work on watches that old and say no parts are available. The parts bit I expected but I've spoken to one person that sounds hopeful - peterrobertswatches.com but waiting to hear back from the other emails I've fired off.


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Andy Leftley http://www.timeworldservices.co.uk does older pieces I think.


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buddman wrote:
Andy Leftley http://www.timeworldservices.co.uk does older pieces I think.


thank you


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:04 am 
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Just got a recommendation from Nic Green for these chaps. The certainly seem to have venus movement experience

http://www.superlativetime.com/


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Here are some pictures. The condition looks pretty good for a 70+ year old year!

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Checking the serial number guide on here it's a 1945 watch. 600026


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Message just back from the chap that is servicing my watch

"I have had a look at your Breitling - it is a very nice example of the model. It requires a full service ... new minute recorder jump spring"

I'm pretty happy with that so a big thank you to Rene van den Nieuwenhuijzen for the watch being as described in the advert.


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Back from http://www.peterrobertswatches.com watch running very nicely.



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