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 Post subject: Navitimer 806
PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:32 am 
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Breitling-Navit ... 256a6defbe

Is this Navitimer real or fake, I was thinking of bidding on it.

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 Post subject: Re: Navitimer 806
PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:36 am 
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real, but in need of some TLC


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 Post subject: Re: Navitimer 806
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Anyone here won this, was extremely tempted:)


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 Post subject: Re: Navitimer 806
PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:47 pm 
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caseback engraving scared me off, did not bid on this


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 Post subject: Re: Navitimer 806
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Dear Watchfred

Please clarify the watch back engraving and why it scared you off.

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 Post subject: Re: Navitimer 806
PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:35 am 
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Rick, sorry, confused this with another 806 crovon had asked about (http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/ws/eBayISAPI ... 8734440253), this one is perfectly fine & will restore well, very minor issues.
if you bought this, forgive the error & congrats, it is a very nice watch.


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 Post subject: Re: Navitimer 806
PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:40 am 
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I didn't win it but I am second offer if the first person does not pay. I have 24 hours to go.
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 Post subject: Re: Navitimer 806
PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:30 am 
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Hi Watchfred

I won the 2nd chance offer. I will probably take the watch to Northeast Jewelers in Albany NY for service and to see if the can get a new crystal there. They are a breitling AD and have watch maker who I believe is the owner who has serviced my breitlings and my wifes Rolex. I have always been happy with their service. The watch appears to be very clean. Do you have any suggestions on service and what would be an appropriate band.

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 Post subject: Re: Navitimer 806
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rick wrote:
Hi Watchfred

I won the 2nd chance offer. I will probably take the watch to Northeast Jewelers in Albany NY for service and to see if the can get a new crystal there. They are a breitling AD and have watch maker who I believe is the owner who has serviced my breitlings and my wifes Rolex. I have always been happy with their service. The watch appears to be very clean. Do you have any suggestions on service and what would be an appropriate band.

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Modern Breitling is a different company than the one that produced this piece and you can do better than taking it to an AD.

Contact member chronodeco (Craig) and he should be able to help you out.


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 Post subject: Re: Navitimer 806
PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 5:17 am 
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Congrats, Rick/Ralph (slightly confused because some of your post are signed Ralph, some Rick) !

Let me give you some advice regarding servicing and repairs, though.

An AD for current Breitlings will most probably not be your best choice; there is absolutely no connection between the "modern" Breitling corporation and the one who manufactured your watch, neither does Breitling have spare parts for these vintage pieces; we sometimes hear outrageous prices charged for vintage parts (a crystal for the 806 is a very minor investment, they are still manufactured and widely available, Sternkreuz M, get a 38.5 and a 38.4 mm to find the perfect fit, both together will be well below $40).

If you are planning for this piece to be a daily/weekly/monthly wearer and not just put it in a drawer or on display, you should have it serviced.

As Roff has said my (and many other member´s) choice is clearly member chronodeco, I send my watches around half the globe to have only him touch them, you are much, much closer to him. The quality of his work is outstanding and the pricing is very, very fair; if you are used to servicing costs for modern pieces you would probably be pleasantly surprised and he has quite good access to vintage spare parts.

Regarding "appropriate" straps, there are some offered on ebay by billshaine that are quite close to the original black lizard straps, though my clear choice for these "rolled gold" 806s is a brown or gold OEM croc !


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 Post subject: Re: Navitimer 806
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Dear Watchfred & Rolf

I contacted Chronodeco and viewed his web site. He does some phenomenal work!! Will display pictures of the Navitimer 806 AOPA when he finishes it. Thanks so much for the referal!!! Rick :bow:

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 Post subject: Re: Navitimer 806
PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:49 am 
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I just recieved the 806 and it is absolutely pristine condition accept for the crystal which has minor crazing. I will post pictures when restored by Chronodeco. This is a picture how it arrived today.Image

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 Post subject: Re: Navitimer 806
PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:49 am 
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Congrats on the pick up! Looks nice...

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Congrats rick, post pics when done!!!


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I finally can add more pictures of how it arrived!!Image

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