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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:14 pm 
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I have a 1960s 806 Navitimer that I have had overhauled by a local service outfit. The only thing they couldn't get was new hands, which I would like to source as the old ones had been very clumsily 'restored' by a previous owner.

Turns out the only way to buy hands from the authorized service depot is to submit the watch to them for an estimate - which I am told would probably include all the things I recently paid to have done elsewhere. You can't just send it in and tell them that you only want a new set of hands fitted. They will not sell hands to any other watchmaker to service their customers' watches. And apparently their estimates are a take it or leave it situation - you don't get to say that you want some things done and not others.

I don't know if Breitling even stock hands that old, but don't seem to want to tell one by email unless they see your watch.

Anyone know of any other sources for hands?


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Hands for panda Navitimers can be regularly found on eBay.


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