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Breitling crown fault

Post by mcb2007 » Fri May 19, 2017 7:44 pm

I have a Breitling Superocean 2002 model that has developed a fault with the crown. It's pulls out to every step and adjusts hands and date but will not screw down , it pops back out .

Can anyone recommend an independent watch repairer that deal with Breitling , with it being so old I don't really want to send to BUK .
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Re: Breitling crown fault

Post by CBMVic20 » Fri May 19, 2017 10:32 pm

Just wondering if it might be worth getting it serviced if it hasn't been done already? That way, you get the crown fixed as well as all the internal parts checked, cleaned and oiled. Case, bezel and bracelet will come back looking new as these are refurbished as part of the service.
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Re: Breitling crown fault

Post by mcb2007 » Fri May 19, 2017 10:58 pm

Any recommendations on an independent repairer rather than BUK.
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Re: Breitling crown fault

Post by CBMVic20 » Sat May 20, 2017 12:01 am

I could recommend my local repairer here in Surrey but I think you're in Bury (which I never knew was home of the black pudding). You could look here to find an accredited repairer near you:

http://bhi.co.uk/find-a/how-to-find-a-professional/
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Re: Breitling crown fault

Post by Lego » Sat May 20, 2017 8:09 am

LVMH in Bolton

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Re: Breitling crown fault

Post by kevin_b1 » Sat May 20, 2017 8:15 am

Watch Doctors in Tring have done a great job servicing my Rolex and a couple of others for my friend, they accept either in person or by post once you have completed their form.


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Re: Breitling crown fault

Post by mcb2007 » Sat May 20, 2017 2:20 pm

Lego wrote:LVMH in Bolton

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Did a search and came up with Christian Dior ?

Tried Genesis but Duncan can't do repair as Breitling don't sell parts ?

Watch Doctor don't list Breitling so they prob won't do it either.
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Re: Breitling crown fault

Post by mcb2007 » Wed May 24, 2017 8:50 pm

Apparently it needs a new mid case stem and crown, because the tube is soldered in . But then BUK will want yo service it so that amount will be more than the watch is worth .

Could the solder be melted out and a new generic tube fitted and a new stem ? Any ideas appreciated.
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Re: Breitling crown fault

Post by Bahnstormer_vRS » Wed May 24, 2017 10:11 pm

mcb2007 wrote:Apparently it needs a new mid case stem and crown, because the tube is soldered in . But then BUK will want yo service it so that amount will be more than the watch is worth .

Could the solder be melted out and a new generic tube fitted and a new stem ? Any ideas appreciated.
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Re: Breitling crown fault

Post by mcb2007 » Wed May 24, 2017 10:32 pm

I took it to a local watch repairer who's had it three days and said he can't get parts.

Then I spoke to perpetual time who told me over the phone it would need the new case .

The other bit just seemed like a solution , the watch would stay with me and be serviced by anyone but Breitling . It's 15 year old and I didn't want to chuck more at it than it's worth.
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