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    Breitling Superquartz

    A friend of mine bought her Son a Brietling B1 for his 18th birthday in 2004, he wore it for a year or so then it went in the draw. She moved house a few months ago and the watch was discovered in the draw dead as a Dodo. She as expressed an interest in getting it overhauled and back working again, in hope he may wear it again. Anyone know of any watch repairer or Independent specialists, or will it have go back to Breitling

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    What a waste! Worn for a year and then ignored. Obviously wasn't the best present ever. I'd guess it just needs a new battery, but can't help feeling that this would will be throwing good money after bad.

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    I know I was horrified when she told me, I handled the watch and itís in fantastic condition, I think because he is a lot older he may wear it now, if not he could always trade for something else but itís needs to be working to achieve a better price or trade in.

    I was told that if the hands are also dead itís more than likely just the battery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hilly10 View Post
    I know I was horrified when she told me, I handled the watch and itís in fantastic condition, I think because he is a lot older he may wear it now, if not he could always trade for something else but itís needs to be working to achieve a better price or trade in.

    I was told that if the hands are also dead itís more than likely just the battery.
    The battery powers the hands !! right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toad monitor View Post
    The battery powers the hands !! right?
    I was told if all is dead including hands itís most likely the battery, so yes battery powers all

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    5yrs from batteries. Hope the battery hasnít leaked in that time - that could be terminal.

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    If the battery has been sitting in the watch for 14 years is it not likely to have leaked and ruined the movement?

    I suspect a trip to Breitling might be the best solution but expect a hefty bill. Unless the battery didn't leak, in which case it will hopefully just need a maintenance service for £140

    https://www.breitling.com/us-en/serv...ces/breitling/

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    Iíd send back to Breitling call / email via webpage them direct rather than AD and they will send you a service pack - insured postage.

    may insist on a full service - perhaps a module change. But will end up with a brand new watch - worth a lot more than a full service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartynJC (UK) View Post
    Iíd send back to Breitling call / email via webpage them direct rather than AD and they will send you a service pack - insured postage.

    may insist on a full service - perhaps a module change. But will end up with a brand new watch - worth a lot more than a full service.
    When my 'standard' movement required parts (unavailable apparently) - it was fitted with a Superquartz movement. Total cost including new battery, seals etc: £800+

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackal View Post
    When my 'standard' movement required parts (unavailable apparently) - it was fitted with a Superquartz movement. Total cost including new battery, seals etc: £800+
    I doubt it is cost effective to replace electronic components inside the movement?

    The only current Breitling using the movement in the B1 is the chrono military.

    https://www.breitling.com/gb-en/watc...M78367101B1W1/

    MRP >£4K.

    but given the chance I’d take a B-1 any day!!

    glad yours got sorted - and upgraded to SQ too.

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