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Old 18 July 2021, 11:44 AM   #1
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Ugh. WTH. Moisture in my 806 re-edition.

Ran from truck to house in rain for 10 seconds. Tonight I see condensation on crystal. Basically brand new watch with 50M water resistance. Grrr. Gonna drop it off at Mayors tomorrow for warranty service.
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Old 18 July 2021, 04:30 PM   #2
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Gonna drop it off at Mayors tomorrow for warranty service.
Good luck - I think you will have a fight on your hands.
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Old 19 July 2021, 07:29 AM   #3
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I'm so sorry to see this, what a shame. My love of water kept me away from watches like this or the Speedmaster for this exact reason.

Not sure if it'll get covered by warranty but either way hope it's somehow repaired for you soon.
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Old 19 July 2021, 08:38 AM   #4
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Dropped it off at dealer today. Google searches find others with Navitimer water issues and warranty covered it. Brietling requires water pressure test every 2 years to maintain warranty. Watch is 17 months old so hopefully I’m good.
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Old 19 July 2021, 11:18 AM   #5
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That is a lot of moisture and I have to wonder if the moisture did damage to the dial, hands, etc. So my thought would be to send it to Breitling in Wilton, CT. I would not let Mayors or Tourneau play with it. Good luck.
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Old 19 July 2021, 12:07 PM   #6
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Dropped it off at dealer today. Google searches find others with Navitimer water issues and warranty covered it. Brietling requires water pressure test every 2 years to maintain warranty. Watch is 17 months old so hopefully I’m good.
Best of luck to you, my fingers are crossed they look after this. If they deem it a manufacturers defect somehow, that would be easier.

Either way I'm glad you're seeing others with similar circumstances had theirs covered by the warranty. Be sure to keep us posted.
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Old 19 July 2021, 10:41 PM   #7
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That is a lot of moisture and I have to wonder if the moisture did damage to the dial, hands, etc. So my thought would be to send it to Breitling in Wilton, CT. I would not let Mayors or Tourneau play with it. Good luck.
Mayors told to me they are sending it to Breitling in CT .. thanks. They said if they DON"T hear from Breitling that means they are fixing it under warranty and will just ship it back. If they do hear from Breitling they would let me know .. because that would mean they are not covering it with warranty. I am in FLorida so its typical Rainy season here. Was going from truck to house in heavy rain ... I cannot believe this much moisture got in .. its crazy ... I guess going from hot humid rain into AC house is what caused it ... This reference is supposed to have decent water proof .. not swimproof of course .. but rain proof I would think - supposedly 5 ATM.
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Old 20 July 2021, 01:05 PM   #8
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Happy to hear it is going to Breitling in CT.
I just sent them a watch today also.
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Old 31 July 2021, 08:55 AM   #9
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just got an inherited 806 from the1960s and posted about water resistance feedback. Not looking good, then?
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Old 2 August 2021, 12:36 AM   #10
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I have a Navitimer Chrono-Matic that I run under the faucet to clean all the time. This is unacceptable and should be covered. Rainfall is “splash” exposure and should certainly not be an issue.
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Old 2 August 2021, 07:50 AM   #11
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Been 2 weeks and haven’t heard from dealer. Hope that means it’s getting repaired under warranty.
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Old 2 August 2021, 08:00 AM   #12
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Been 2 weeks and haven’t heard from dealer. Hope that means it’s getting repaired under warranty.

I'd have worked directly with Breitling, personally. They care much more about pleasing you than a dealer.


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Old 2 August 2021, 11:55 AM   #13
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JEEBUS - That is a lot of moisture!
Hopefully it has been caught in time to prevent major corrosion damage.

Let us know about it after the overhaul. Looks like a major gasket failure.
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Old 3 August 2021, 12:52 PM   #14
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It's wierd. That's a lot of moisture yet even hard rain should not be doing that. Maybe the air in Florida was super humid and you played around a lot with he chronometer? Then condensation in the house, without it being the rain? Strange.
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Keep us updated. I am very interested in how this works out.
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Old 3 October 2021, 04:46 AM   #16
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Got my 806 back today repaired under warranty. Invoice has 3 line items. Service, hands, crown.
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Old 3 October 2021, 05:06 AM   #17
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Thanks for the update, I'm very happy to hear this was taken care of! You should be good to enjoy this fantastic piece now, I hope.
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Old 3 October 2021, 08:11 AM   #18
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Got my 806 back today repaired under warranty. Invoice has 3 line items. Service, hands, crown.
Good, glad to hear it. Although I have not had to have my Breitling watches in under warranty, I have heard that they are more than accommodating
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Old 14 October 2021, 12:18 AM   #19
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Ugh. WTH. Moisture in my 806 re-edition.

I have a 1968 806. I can pop off the bezel and Crystal with just my fingernails and minimal effort. If they really replicated the original, I'd never expose it to water if at all possible.


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