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    WHY MAINTENANCE ?
    Your Breitling watch is a sophisticated precision instrument which is constantly subjected to a wide variety of stresses and strains. In a very tight volume, numerous components are operating together and contribute in their own way to ensure all the time and chronograph functions. Wear and tear is the unavoidable result of any mechanical movement. Maintenance serves to control this phenomenon by renewing lubrication as well as replacing worn parts. For example, your movement is protected by a case fitted with gaskets to ensure its water resistance. Under the influence of various external elements, these gaskets progressively deteriorate and must be periodically replaced. Your watch must be regularly maintained in order to ensure it operates as efficiently as possible.


    MAINTENANCE DESCRIPTION

    The Authorized Breitling Service Centers offer two major services:

    1. The Maintenance Service
    The frequency of this operation mainly depends on how often you use your watch in water. It includes:

    Mechanical Watch:
    Balance wheel and escapement cleaning and lubrication, checking of the movement and the watch functions. Cleaning of case and metal bracelet, replacement of all gaskets and control of waterresistance.

    Quartz Watch:
    Battery replacement. Checking of all working parameters of the movement and the watch functions. Cleaning of case and metal bracelet, replacement of all gaskets and water-resistance control. An explanatory video is available at: www.breitling.com/service-quartz

    2. The Overhaul
    The frequency of this operation is about 4 to 6 years, but it can be influenced by the way the watch is used.

    Mechanical or Quartz Watch:
    Movement overhaul. Complete dismantling of the mechanism, cleaning, replacement of worn-out components, assembling, lubrication and adjustment of functions and daily rate. Exchange of battery on quartz watches. Refurbishing of case and metal bracelet, replacement of all gaskets and water-resistance control. An explanatory video is available at: www.breitling.com/service-chrono

    Polishing (refurbishing) the case and bracelet restores the watch to its original appearance. It must only be done by a watchmaker specially trained in an authorized Breitling technical center. The above-mentioned maintenance procedures must be applied for each intervention, which is why
    we strongly urge you to contact an officially authorized Breitling technical center. The complete list of authorized retailers and technical centers is available on our website www.breitling.com

    The maintenance of your watch is the best way to protect your investment.


    SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICES IN USD - UNITED STATES

    Prices subject to change without prior notice.

    MAINTENANCE SERVICE

    SELFWINDING WATCH $100.–
    SELFWINDING CHRONOGRAPH $130.–
    CHRONOGRAPH WITH COMPLICATIONS $130.–
    CHRONOGRAPH WITH PERPETUAL CALENDAR & SPLIT-SECOND MECHANISM Based on an estimate
    QUARTZ/MULTIFUNCTION QUARTZ WATCH $80.-
    QUARTZ CHRONOGRAPH $100.–

    COMPLETE OVERHAUL
    SELFWINDING WATCH $320.–
    SELFWINDING CHRONOGRAPH $520.–
    CHRONOGRAPH WITH COMPLICATIONS $650.–
    CHRONOGRAPH WITH PERPETUAL CALENDAR & SPLIT-SECOND MECHANISM Based on an estimate
    QUARTZ/MULTIFUNCTION QUARTZ WATCH $280.-
    QUARTZ CHRONOGRAPH $350.–
    EMERGENCY * -.–

    * The maintenance service for the Emergency comprises all the work required to ensure smooth operating of the instrument as well as re-polishing of the case and bracelet. Two years after its purchase, the first maintenance service is provided free of charge by Breitling. Each intervention is guaranteed 12 months.

    Maintenance service: an explanatory video is available on www.breitling.com/service-quartz

    Complete overhaul: an explanatory video is available on www.breitling.com/service-chrono

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    I found this on the Breitling website & thought it was very informative.

    While I'm not someone who services on a set schedule but instead when a watch starts to act up, I thought the information & descriptions were very good information. Really explains some of the differences between a regular maintenance (to insure water resistance) vs. the full overhaul.

    Also, if you haven't watches the 2 videos at the end, they're well worth the 3 & 4 minutes of time. Note, the language will default to French, but you can change the language in the upper right corner...

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    Hey Scott,
    Thanks for the info.

    This is something i'm going to have to do on my SA soon and wasnt sure what i may be in for as far as pricing

    At least i have an idea now

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