I have my eyes on a Breguet Type XX Aeronavale. Could somebody kindly clue me in on the cost of a service from Breguet for this watch?
I wouldn't let anyone I didn't trust near my Breguet. A "local watch shop" is a terrible idea. Having said that, a trusted and skilled independent watchmaker is a fantastic person to know and, for example, mine services my Breguets faster, much better, and less expensively than Swatchgroup, but not much less expensively. You get what you pay for and this is a 20k watch which needs skilled care.Can a local watch shop service the Type XX? The Lemania 1350 is a tried-and-true, well-known movement right? Though it does look like you need a special tool to open the case back...
LOL, bad analogy in my opinion. I drive Mercedes and I have never really had any issues. Some people look at it like preventative maintenance but it depends on your take of it. I don't think there is any sort of evidence that would suggest that Breguet XX has a troublesome movement. Maybe not as robust as some but not trouble either and I don't think those prices are crazy compared to other brands.Is Breguet like a Mercedes and BMW where everything starts to break down if one doesn't adhere to the "service schedule".