The Breitling Watch Source Forums

Breitling Watch Information Forums, Navitimer, Chronomat
It is currently Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:15 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:31 am 
Offline
Breitling Newbie
Breitling Newbie

Joined: Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:27 am
Posts: 2
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 0 post
I have owned a Navitimer Men's watch for the last 5 years and have nothing but trouble. Sure the watch is beautiful however it has not worked for more than 10 months at a time. It has literally been in service longer than I have have had time to enjoy the watch. from water ingress through to hands falling off the dial and now I have been advised 'impact' has caused the latest breakdown which has been quoted at US$1,100 to repair. I am an architect and only wear the watch to work and dinner. If this type of daily activity causes 'impact' which creates US$1,100 damage, these watches are extremely poor quality! I have 5 other watches which I also have worn over the past 20 years, all subject to the same daily activities and have NEVER had to repair another watch. How does the Breitling need repair every 10 months or less. DON'T BUY ONE......like all others on the Forum, YOU WILL REGRET IT!!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:01 am 
Offline
Forum Sponsor
Forum Sponsor
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 19, 2007 10:10 am
Posts: 3147
Likes: 4 posts
Liked in: 88 posts
Location: Wisconsin
Welcome to the forum, thanks for your contribution.

_________________
Justin
Please contact me via PM for the contact details for Govberg Jewelers
Govberg is an AD for over 50 fine Swiss and German watch brands.
Visit them on the web at http://www.govbergwatches.com or call 800-528-8463


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:52 pm 
Offline
Breitling Fanatic
Breitling Fanatic
User avatar

Joined: Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:58 pm
Posts: 259
Likes: 4 posts
Liked in: 29 posts
Location: Monaro, Australia
Like all mechanical devices, sometimes you get lemons. The trick is to find the point beyond which it is uneconomical to repair and then cut your losses. It is unacceptable that this watch has had so many problems, so you could ask Breitling to trade and use this watch as credit towards that. Failing that, seek out consumer affairs support in your area to see what they say.

_________________
Breitling A13330 | Breitling A13024.1 | Breitling A35330 | Breitling A68362 | Breitling 806 | Girard-Perregaux 49585-11-131 | Panerai PAM 116 | Panerai PAM 069 | Omega 3570.50 | Omega 3569.31 | Omega 3570.40 | Rolex 116610 | Zenith 03.2240


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:05 pm 
Offline
Breitling Newbie
Breitling Newbie

Joined: Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:27 am
Posts: 2
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 0 post
Thank you for your feedback. I totally agree with your comments and will raise this with head office in Switzerland again.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:36 am 
Offline
Breitling Enthusiast
Breitling Enthusiast

Joined: Sun Mar 09, 2014 12:16 pm
Posts: 40
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 9 posts
Location: Ohio/Abu Dhabi
"Like all others on the Forum, YOU WILL REGRET IT" ???

Fairly bold words. I know I've bought three Breitlings, one eleven years old when I got it, and haven't regretted a single one.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:09 am 
Offline
Breitling Maniac
Breitling Maniac

Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:00 am
Posts: 1025
Likes: 1119 posts
Liked in: 530 posts
Location: Nottinghamshire UK
In total I've owned about seven Breitlings, all purchased used from various sources including eBay and this forum. Only had one issue with my CSO which was resolved during an overhaul. As with all things it is possible to get a troublesome one but by and large I reckon the brand is reliable and of high quality. Customer service can be less than good at times but persistence and contacting the right people can usually get a result. And a supportive AD can be of great benefit when trying to sort things out.

_________________
Breitling B-1 1999
Breitling Chrono Superocean 2004
Casio G Shock
Citizen Eco Drive AT4000-02E (for gardening)
Seiko 5 SNZG15J1


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:24 pm 
Offline
Breitling Connoisseur
Breitling Connoisseur

Joined: Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:46 am
Posts: 655
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 3 posts
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Henryj wrote:
"Like all others on the Forum, YOU WILL REGRET IT" ???

Fairly bold words. I know I've bought three Breitlings, one eleven years old when I got it, and haven't regretted a single one.


Indeed, even though I have had a bit of trouble with my watch as well, Breitling has been more than gracious. Their service is great in these regards. They hold themselves to very high standards when dealing with problems of such kind.

_________________
Cheers from Switzerland,

Fred



Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  

Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
 

All Watch Sites 
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group