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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:01 am 
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This forum has a wealth of information and I have very much appreciated reading everyone's post to educate myself in this process. I am looking to make my very first purchase of a vintage Breitling and I am very much in need of the opinion of the experts. Specifically I am looking for a all black dial AOPA Nativtimer from 1955-1962. Could everyone be so kind to give their opinion of this one? I think it dates to 1960-1962. Thanks a ton in advance. Daniel


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:38 am 
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Looks fine to me except the hands look to have been painted given how white they are but no biggie.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:42 am 
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Agree the hands do look very white but the owner claims both the hands and the dial have never been retouched fwiw


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 7:47 am 
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The luminescent material in the hands is clearly not original, so you’ll need to take the sellers claims with a bit of scepticism.



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Thanks for the heads up. From a value perspective is having original untouched hands pretty essential? Would a true collector opt to swap these hands for ones that are original?


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Well it is about little details and originality, for some very important and others not.
I personally would love to have it all original.
Finding those hands in original condition is a hell of a quest. But hunting is the fun of collecting right?



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Good point. Any other details that anyone has an issue with?


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Can't help; no expertise, just an amateur - but what a lovely watch!



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Thanks so much for the help so far everyone. Anyone else have any thoughts?


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danielmsweet wrote:
Thanks so much for the help so far everyone. Anyone else have any thoughts?

Guess it all can be boiled down to 2 things.
What do you want, and how much will u pay.
Forget about finding a set of hands for it, it won’t happen.
Lume is not attractive imo.

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I saw this watch listed on eBay. It sold for $6,400 and included one of the more “generous” descriptions I’ve seen in a for sale listing.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1960-BREITLING ... 7675.l2557


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darkstar_xiii wrote:
I saw this watch listed on eBay. It sold for $6,400 and included one of the more “generous” descriptions I’ve seen in a for sale listing.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1960-BREITLING ... 7675.l2557


I’d call it an awful lot of rubbish . . . ! !

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Thanks Kurt and to everyone who responded in this thread. As a newbie I now realize I have nowhere near the depth in this subject that I need to make a correct purchase. Luckily I did not buy the watch. Kurt I will be reaching out to you directly. Thanks again.


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