The Rolex Forums   The Rolex Watch

ROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEX

Old 9 April 2020, 05:22 AM   #1
jimmytamp
"TRF" Member
 
jimmytamp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Middle East
Watch: Rolex
Posts: 226
Navitimer From the Nineties

Dear All,



I would like to ask your opinions/suggestions.

Iím now in the market to get a 90s (era) Navitimer either the Airborne, Cosmonaute or Twin Sixty 2 to commemorate my flying career.

If I may ask:

1. If any of you have or had owned on these three models I mentioned above, kindly please share you thoughts with me (what you like/unlike).

2. For this nineties period, what kind of box/paper I expect to get for a full set: yellow box with yellow papers or blue box with white papers or combination on these?

3. How long the ideal service interval for the 2892/7750 based movement?



Thanks...


https://www.instagram.com/fliegerb777/
__________________
Find me on Instagram: fliegerb777
jimmytamp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9 April 2020, 08:36 AM   #2
arcadelt
"TRF" Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Monaro, NSW
Posts: 657
Quote:
Originally Posted by jimmytamp View Post
Iím now in the market to get a 90s (era) Navitimer either the Airborne, Cosmonaute or Twin Sixty 2 to commemorate my flying career.

If I may ask:

1. If any of you have or had owned on these three models I mentioned above, kindly please share you thoughts with me (what you like/unlike).

2. For this nineties period, what kind of box/paper I expect to get for a full set: yellow box with yellow papers or blue box with white papers or combination on these?

3. How long the ideal service interval for the 2892/7750 based movement?

Canít comment on question 1 as I havenít owned those specific models, although in many cases Navitimer variations are only superficially different.

For question 2 it very much depends on which period (early, mid or late) in the 90s, because boxes changed, and some specific watches came with different boxes than the main.

The simple answer for question 3 is every five years - but Breitling would probably say a minor service every two years and a major every five, and some watch owners would say that most watches can go without a service for ten year, provide the last service was done using modern lubricants.
arcadelt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 April 2020, 05:24 PM   #3
jimmytamp
"TRF" Member
 
jimmytamp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Middle East
Watch: Rolex
Posts: 226
Quote:
Originally Posted by arcadelt View Post
Canít comment on question 1 as I havenít owned those specific models, although in many cases Navitimer variations are only superficially different.

For question 2 it very much depends on which period (early, mid or late) in the 90s, because boxes changed, and some specific watches came with different boxes than the main.

The simple answer for question 3 is every five years - but Breitling would probably say a minor service every two years and a major every five, and some watch owners would say that most watches can go without a service for ten year, provide the last service was done using modern lubricants.


Many Thanks, arcadelt


https://www.instagram.com/fliegerb777/
__________________
Find me on Instagram: fliegerb777
jimmytamp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14 April 2020, 02:22 AM   #4
ADIGA
2020 Pledge Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: AMM, YYZ, DOH
Posts: 74
Quote:
Originally Posted by jimmytamp View Post
Dear All,



I would like to ask your opinions/suggestions.

Iím now in the market to get a 90s (era) Navitimer either the Airborne, Cosmonaute or Twin Sixty 2 to commemorate my flying career.

If I may ask:

1. If any of you have or had owned on these three models I mentioned above, kindly please share you thoughts with me (what you like/unlike).

2. For this nineties period, what kind of box/paper I expect to get for a full set: yellow box with yellow papers or blue box with white papers or combination on these?

3. How long the ideal service interval for the 2892/7750 based movement?



Thanks...


https://www.instagram.com/fliegerb777/
Great choices. I got an Airborne. I got it preloved recently. Donít go for box and papers - two reasons: 1 - itís gonna a heavy premium 2 - likely to be eBay collected items to make it complete.

For service, and you need it once and for all for a care free use, do it at Breitling and they will overhaul, use all original parts, and give you a service warranty document= thatís the best paper you can get on your 90s B.

Widen your search: Navitimer Olympus, though the early 1461 variations, are mostly ď90sĒ.
ADIGA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14 April 2020, 07:11 AM   #5
ishan74729
"TRF" Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2020
Location: Bakersfield, CA
Posts: 2
I can answer #1 and #2

I bought a early 2000s Navitimer Cosmonaute (A12322 COSC Lemania on strap) with box and papers in Tokyo last December. The watch was very very gently used by its previous owner and was pretty much in mint condition. I had always wanted to own a Navi and once I saw this one in person, totally fell for it. Beautiful dial, good size and wears very well and works like a charm (more accurate than my less than year old Speedy when I wear both over a couple of days).

Paid roughly $3400 for it (after JPY to USD conversion) and it came serviced. Would definitely recommend this over a regular Navi as it is a fun experience wearing a 24-hr watch and would appeal to the pilot inside you.

PM me if you need any more information regarding the reference.
ishan74729 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


*Banners Of The Month*
This space is provided to horological resources.





Copyright ©2004-2020, The Rolex Forums. All Rights Reserved.

ROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEXROLEX

Rolex is a registered trademark of ROLEX USA. The Rolex Forums is not affiliated with ROLEX USA in any way.