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  1. Rodmar

    Rodmar Jan 10, 2017

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    Wasn't sure if this is the right section, if it isn't let me know and I'll see if Mods can move it.

    I've found a Breitling Jupiter that I'm interested in but the seller states that it needs a new movement. I'm having a hard time finding anything since the watch is 20+ years old now.

    I'm going to keep looking to see in general what movements cost to replace inBreitlings.

    From what I can gather so far the watch is a 88-93 model, trying to narrow it down to exact year, waiting on the seller.

    Be easier to know what to offer, he has come down to $500 shipped but I think he'd come down more as well.

    http://m.ebay.com/itm/GENUINE-BREITLING-SWISS-MADE-ETA-VALJOUX-7750-MOVEMENT-/262793264538?hash=item3d2fb2fd9a:g:RAEAAOSwnHZYRjBc&_trkparms=pageci%3A1233166e-d742-11e6-bece-74dbd180ba2c%7Cparentrq%3A88ce67a11590a5e181029ce0ffbc3ec4%7Ciid%3A8

    Still trying to figure out what the movement would be, best source I can find doesn't have the information though:
    http://forums.watchuseek.com/f39/br...ification-91.html#/topics/91?page=1&_k=wvexcb


    Found this source I'll look at

    http://kronometric.org/review/jp/jp.html

    Found the movement cal .59 ebauche Miyota Cal. 3S10.
     
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    Rodmar Jan 10, 2017

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    Was able to talk the seller down to $350, still needs a movement, no box or papers, and I'm now on the hunt for the right movement. Just want to make sure I have it lined up incase I buy it. I don't think he will sell it anytime soon, so I should have time to look now.
     
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    Rodmar Jan 10, 2017

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  4. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Jan 10, 2017

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  5. Rodmar

    Rodmar Jan 10, 2017

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    You're correct, I just noticed that it is a Automatic. It is a 3 subdial.

    I'm having a hard time finding a 3S10 movemet, as you can see I've been looking all day.
     
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  6. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Jan 10, 2017

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    You need a dial or a movement? I would stay away esp at that price.

    Best bet assuming you had a perfect Jupiter dial and case, you would buy a 150-180 dollar donor watch from ebay (there are currently 4) and pull the movement from that. Then pay a watch maker another 50-200 bucks to open and swap the movements and hands from case to case.

    It appears that 3 subdial Jupiters are being sold in the 1-3k range on ebay.. but how many are actually selling? How many have been sitting unsold for long periods of time.
     
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  7. Rodmar

    Rodmar Jan 10, 2017

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    I meant to say movement, I think if I could get it for $350, plus say $150 to switch movements, and $150 donor, I'm at $650. I would agree that I have been looking heavily at the Jupiter market, and they seem to sit, but no one will budge. I guess people would rather hold onto them, and I can understand it.
     
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    Rodmar Jan 10, 2017

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    Do you have links to the donors you're talking about?
     
  9. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Jan 10, 2017

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    Go to eBay. Search Breitling 59 or 3s10. One has "video" in the title and a video of it working.
     
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    Rodmar Jan 10, 2017

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  11. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Jan 10, 2017

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    yes the 3510 and 3s10 are the same. Its a typo from citizen.
     
  12. Rodmar

    Rodmar Jan 10, 2017

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    So at $150 for the "New" movement, $350 for the watch, and you think I can get it replaced labor wise for $150-200?
     
  13. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Jan 10, 2017

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    I have no idea where you live or who your local watchmakers are. I assume a quick google search and a phone call or 2 would answer that question. FYI if you buy from the link posted, make sure the watch you buy has the crown and stem...
     
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    Rodmar Jan 10, 2017

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    I completely understand, I just thought maybe you had someone on the forum people may use for this kind of ordeal :)

    The watch is complete, the movement just doesn't work, so from what I can see, I think everything i would need is there.
     
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    Rodmar Jan 10, 2017

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    The question now is that I finally figured it all out (I think), is the watch a good value at $700( worst case scenario) haha.

    Ill have to figure that out for myself.
     
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    Rodmar Jan 10, 2017

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    I have emailed several sellers on Chrono24 and am awaiting response.

    I'll give that a shot before I buy a project.

    I do wish I could post a WTB ad here at least to put one out there in the chance someones got one to let go.
     
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    Rodmar Jan 11, 2017

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    Thinking I'll just hold off for now, but if anyone's interested in a project I can give the info for the Jupiter I was looking to get as a project.

    At least all the footwork is done for those who maybe want to do the same later.
     
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    Rodmar Jan 16, 2017

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    Grabbed a complete Jupiter working condition with box and papers, but on a leather band. Anyone know what size I need for the bracelet? I was thinking 22mm is what I'd need to order. I do plan to use this as a beater watch per say so I'm going to to aftermarket on the bracelet.

    Unless I can find a genuine bracelet for say $200 haha.
     
  19. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Jan 16, 2017

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    Measure the lug distance or use a known size watch band to figure it out. Congrats on your purchase.
     
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  20. Rodmar

    Rodmar Jan 16, 2017

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    Of course I find it using lug distance as a search term on Breitling source haha.

    20mm for those interested seems to be it.