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      03-25-2018, 01:27 PM   #1
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where to buy Breitling

Hey everybody,

First time in this forum, I'm looking at a Navitimer 01 (46mm)

or Navitimer GMT

Visited a couple stores and prices were around $10K.
However, online the price drops to $7,600-$7,800.
A place out in Cali then a place in NY.
Can these places be trusted?
What's everyone's take on this?
Do i ask the local store to match price?

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Go to Timezone Sales Corner and the Breitling forum, read their rules about discussing pricing.

If your not in a boutique store definitely ask about discount.

Iím a little out of whatís going on with watches right now. Used to be really into horology and I know this sounds rude - but unless you REALLY know watches, i wouldnít spend 10K on a Breitling.


http://forums.timezone.com/index.php...=0#msg_7501281

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Look on Chrono24. I see them for $4600 or so. That’s one of the watches I want too.
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Go to Timezone Sales Corner and the Breitling forum, read their rules about discussing pricing.

If your not in a boutique store definitely ask about discount.

Iím a little out of whatís going on with watches right now. Used to be really into horology and I know this sounds rude - but unless you REALLY know watches, i wouldnít spend 10K on a Breitling.


http://forums.timezone.com/index.php...=0#msg_7501281
Hey Scott,
Will check out the links.
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Look on Chrono24. I see them for $4600 or so. Thatís one of the watches I want too.
Bro......$4600 are these legit? or the fallen off the back of the truck

Seriously , you feel comfortable buying a watch like this from some foreign country?
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Bro......$4600 are these legit? or the fallen off the back of the truck

Seriously , you feel comfortable buying a watch like this from some foreign country?
Yes these are certified with box and papers and sold at legitimate US dealers. You just need to know where to shop.
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I picked up one of mine from the boutique at Woodbury Common, price was pretty good.
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Bro......$4600 are these legit? or the fallen off the back of the truck

Seriously , you feel comfortable buying a watch like this from some foreign country?
Yes these are certified with box and papers and sold at legitimate US dealers. You just need to know where to shop.
Checkout watchbox too. I used WatchuWant for several watches, including a Breitling, and service is top notch. They are now owned by Watchbox/Govberg. I trust them completely.
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Try:
https://www.truefacet.com/

https://www.jomashop.com/
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I had quick service from jonashop. And no issues
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I've had good luck in the past purchasing from Kenjo in NYC. Sales guy at the time was Sec Diaz, though I think he's gone and not sure how much of a discount you'll now get. He was the WatchUSeek Breitling forum participants' "preferred" salesman/dealer back in the day.

Keep in mind Jomashop and others are "grey market" dealers. You'll likely get a "warranty" from the seller - the Breitling factory warranty will be void. For watches like Breitling that largely use unmodified ETA movements, it's not a huge deal to give up the factory warranty, IMO.


Good luck!
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You're in NJ, why not just drive to NYC. There are a TON of watch dealers in NYC. I could get a referral from a guy that I deal with for Breitling if you'd like (he mostly deals in vintage Rolex or AP).

You could also do some research on www.watchrecon.com
It brings watches in from a variety of forums and you can quickly do a search. The vast majority of dealers that are on these forums (WUS, TRF etc.) have really good reputations.
If they're a private seller, just ask for references. Most have great references and are easy to deal with.
If someone tries to pull a fast one on the forums, they're usually sniffed out pretty quickly and exposed.

Here are the results of a quick search for the Navitimer 01:
https://www.watchrecon.com/?query=br...01&last_days=0
And for the Navitimer GMT:
https://www.watchrecon.com/?query=br...mt&last_days=0
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Hey guys

Thanks for all your help/links

I'm following all these links and learning,
Its crazy how the gray market works vs the authorized dealers.

Cheers
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OP, I would suggest you go to authorized dealer. Your spending good money, and you should see the timepiece, and try it on. Buying from a AD will assure you a piece of mind. Especially if you have any mechanical issues. Might be out of the way for you. However, I recommend a London Jewlers in Manhasset LI.

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