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Hi !

I registered on this forum to have more information
about a vintage breitling that my father had lying around
thinking it's worth nothing.... he gave it to me...

I did some research recently and discovered his watch
was worth a lot and was rare...

It is a 24h Unitime 1765 from the 1960...

Sadly it was not working anymore, so I went to a Breitling dealer
and ask to get it fixed. They recently called to tell me they
have to change a spring and do an overall. I don't know what they
do with an "overall" ??
Cost of 475$ CND. I told them to go ahead and fix it.

How much do you think it is worth now (after being fixed) in good
condition ? There is no strap on it now. I was thinking of buying
an original leather strap to put on.

The question is : do I keep it and wear it
(father bought it new about 40-45 years ago) or sell it ?
We are both pilot.

Will it be worth more in 20 years ?

Thanks for your help !

Olivier
 

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Hi !

I registered on this forum to have more information
about a vintage breitling that my father had lying around
thinking it's worth nothing.... he gave it to me...

I did some research recently and discovered his watch
was worth a lot and was rare...

It is a 24h Unitime 1765 from the 1960...

Sadly it was not working anymore, so I went to a Breitling dealer
and ask to get it fixed. They recently called to tell me they
have to change a spring and do an overall. I don't know what they
do with an "overall" ??
Cost of 475$ CND. I told them to go ahead and fix it.

How much do you think it is worth now (after being fixed) in good
condition ? There is no strap on it now. I was thinking of buying
an original leather strap to put on.

The question is : do I keep it and wear it
(father bought it new about 40-45 years ago) or sell it ?
We are both pilot.

Will it be worth more in 20 years ?

Thanks for your help !

Olivier
Is there sentimental value?

I just posted my father-in-laws Jeager that I had restored, it will go to my son. Cost $660, and a 2 year wait. Was it worth it, I think so.



 

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They did an overhaul, not an overall. Essentially its like a tune up for your movement. It means replacing broken or worn out parts, aiding lubrication to the movement, replacing gaskets and refinishing the case. When it comes back from being serviced the jeweler should be able to tell you exactly what has been done to the watch. The watch may come back looking brand new depending on the shape of it going in.

Personally I would keep the watch but I'm sure you could make a little money especially after having it serviced. When it comes back post some pictures, I am interested to see how it looks.
 

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Hello Olivier,

J'entends la voix d'un Québécois!! Bonjour mon ami.
Il marche bien dans la belle provance?

You have a very very fine example of what(models like this) made the Breitling brand what it is today.
You may sell it but you won't understand what you have sold if you don't take your time.
Will it be worth more in 20 years? Maybe. Markets rise and fall. Your watch will always be part of the family if you keep it. If you sell it will only be a memory.

For the long story click below...

The history of the AVI, Aviastar and Co Pilot
 

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Thanks for all the info !

Comment avez-vous devine que je suis du Quebec (montreal) ?

I will take pictures for sure when it comes back from Breitling.
Should get back at the beginning of january.

The watch that sold on ebay is excatly like mine. Except mine
has a serial number under the model number 1765.

Thanks for the overhauling info...

My first idea was to keep it... so I will take time to think about it.
I`m not in need of money right now, and I like the watch too.

I bought a tissot 2 weeks ago, and returned it (had a little bug)
I really liked it but I lost confidance on the brand : (
So I will be using that money to pay the breitling overhauling.

I will give news as soon as I get the watch back.

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Hi, Olivier.

Ton prénom + la devise de la remise en état en la montre (CND $) = qq'un de la Belle Province... (ça ne marche pas à tous les coups !)

Concerning your Unitime, here you possess a real and rare beauty, far beyond any Tissot watch - IMHO - and I'm sure the "overall servicing" will totally rejuvenate her ! b-)

We all want to see pics of it...

Cheers,
Brice
 

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Hi !

I registered on this forum to have more information
about a vintage breitling that my father had lying around
thinking it's worth nothing.... he gave it to me...

I did some research recently and discovered his watch
was worth a lot and was rare...

It is a 24h Unitime 1765 from the 1960...

Sadly it was not working anymore, so I went to a Breitling dealer
and ask to get it fixed. They recently called to tell me they
have to change a spring and do an overall. I don't know what they
do with an "overall" ??
Cost of 475$ CND. I told them to go ahead and fix it.

How much do you think it is worth now (after being fixed) in good
condition ? There is no strap on it now. I was thinking of buying
an original leather strap to put on.

The question is : do I keep it and wear it
(father bought it new about 40-45 years ago) or sell it ?
We are both pilot.

Will it be worth more in 20 years ?

Thanks for your help !

Olivier
Hi Olivier,

A 24 Unitime is one of the most sought after and rarest models of Breitling - occasional I see them advertised on ebay and they seem to go for a lot - the least price I have seen was around $3500.

How fantastic that it was this watch that you father had.

I would love to own one !!!!

Brad
 

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Brice, bonne deduction, effectivement j'avais oublie que j'avais
mentionne la devise...

De quel region es-tu ?

Pics as soon as I get it back :-!
 

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Bonjour Olivier.

Je suis parisien (un indigène de la 5ème génération), actuellement à Paris et partageant mon temps avec Pékin.

Since you're pilot (many of them in here... but me :-(), send us asap pics of your Unitime, aka Co-Pilot, "in situation".
It should be great ! |>
(Btw, I do feel I really miss something not being a pilot...)

Cheers,
Brice
 

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Hi there !

Some news, it will take a bit more time to get the watch
back. The dealer called me, it will probably be back during
next month. They are waiting for a part...

;-)
 

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Hello Olivier,

J'entends la voix d'un Québécois!! Bonjour mon ami.
Il marche bien dans la belle provance?

You have a very very fine example of what(models like this) made the Breitling brand what it is today.
You may sell it but you won't understand what you have sold if you don't take your time.
Will it be worth more in 20 years? Maybe. Markets rise and fall. Your watch will always be part of the family if you keep it. If you sell it will only be a memory.

For the long story click below...

The history of the AVI, Aviastar and Co Pilot
What SnapIT said X2. I could not put it into words any better than that. I just had my Fathers two Hamilton watches gone through so as to give them to my children. "Once gone, only a memory!"
Best Health, Frank
 

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Thanks for your input...

Good news, the watch is ready !
I will go get it in a few days at the dealer...

Pics to come soon b-)
 

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Got my watch today !
It`s looking good... :-!

Sadly they had no bracelet in black...
So he gave me a cheaper one while I wait to get a breitling original.
They are out of stock :-(

Pics probably tomorrow...

Sorry to tease you for such a long time :-d
 

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Salut Olivier,

We are not so many to be lucky enough for having a valued watch in our family for more than 40 years ! I wish I had the same chance ! This watch has to be sold ONLY if you really NEED money. Otherwise, keep it keep it keep it and think of giving it one day to your son !
Ce splendide chronographe ne doit être vendu qu'en cas de famine !! ;-)
Un grand salut de France !
 

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Salut a toi Pascal !

Finally a picture of the watch... sadly my camera is **** so
it's not so good :-(. I took a quick pic, I will take some time later
with another camera to make some nice pictures.
So I decided to keep the watch !



It's too bad I don't the right strap...
It looks so much better in person...

;-)
 
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