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Breitling Top Time - what to look out for?

  1. jerryct

    jerryct Sep 2, 2017

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    Recently looking around for something new to buy in the market and I have always adore panda dials and chronograph. Came across this Breitling top time on Ebay and it fits the bill. But I have no idea what to look out for and what price range this should be in. Therefore, I am here to seek opinions from great guys like you guys.

    http://www.ebay.com.sg/itm/Breitlin...e=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649
     
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  2. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Sep 2, 2017

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  3. Nathan1967

    Nathan1967 Sep 3, 2017

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    I used the Springbar guide that Phil has sent you the link for when I bought mine a few months ago - this is the definitive guide I think. I also used the following Fratello article, which had some great pictures:-

    https://www.fratellowatches.com/vintage-breitling-the-expert-interviews/

    The watch that you're interested in looks appealing, but the watchout for me would be the condition of the minute track on the LHS of the dial which is very worn.

    Shameless Plug- I'm looking to sell mine here on the OF Sales Forum. It may not be to your taste but may help provide a useful comparison.

    https://omegaforums.net/threads/fs-breitling-top-time-reverse-panda-£1650-ono.61328/

    All the best

    Nathan
     
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  4. jerryct

    jerryct Sep 3, 2017

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    Thanks for the inputs !
     
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  5. Rodmar

    Rodmar Sep 3, 2017

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    Have you seen this tho?

    IMG_3125.JPG IMG_3171.JPG
     
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  6. NT931

    NT931 Sep 3, 2017

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    Besides the 2 subdial TT's, which are a bit smaller at 36.5mm, take a look at the 38mm TT 810's too.
    https://www.fratellowatches.com/tbt-breitling-top-time-810/
    they wear very well, and come in panda, reverse panda, and all silver configurations, and can be dressed up or down quite easily.
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  7. jerryct

    jerryct Sep 4, 2017

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    That's really nice !! Thanks for the recommendation.
     
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    jerryct Sep 4, 2017

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  9. Foo2rama

    Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Sep 4, 2017

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    Depends on old vs new. And that's not a Navitimer it's a top time no slide rule bezel ;)
     
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  10. Edward53

    Edward53 Sep 4, 2017

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    If you are lucky enough to find one of these in good condition - and it's a big IF as they have become extremely sought-after - they are around £3000-£4000 and still on the up.
     
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  11. Rodmar

    Rodmar Sep 4, 2017

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    Think he's talking about the one I posted.
     
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