The Art of Restoration: Breitling Navitimer

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The Art of Restoration: Breitling Navitimer

Post by koimaster » September 27th 2020, 4:58pm

Restoration: The act of restoring or state of being restored, as to a former or original condition

he above definition is all very well but in my opinion it is impossible to restore a watch to it’s original factory condition. The exception may be if the watch is returned to the factory of origin where they fit new old stock parts including dials and not modern replacement parts, such as the restoration of the existing dial.

Superlative Times’s perspective is that we try and sell watches as close to original as possible, which is what all reputable dealers want to do and all collectors want to buy. The most important part of the watch is the dial and there the value lies, therefore on rare and high value items it is best to leave well alone and do as little refurbishment work as possible.

Whether we undertake work for a customer or our own stock, we have to take into

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