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Old 2 August 2011, 08:40 AM   #1
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Breitling Resale Value

What is the resale value for Breitling (granted I can maintain it in pristine condition)? Brand Superocean. What's a rough estimate? (e.g. 70% the original value)
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Old 2 August 2011, 11:14 AM   #2
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I'd guess closer to 40 - 50% depending on the model. I just bought a Longitude with a yellow dial with black totalizers that still commands a premium for its desirability, and if you look around, it's going for between more to much more than half its original retail price. A few are actually much higher, though I don't think the sellers are being reasonable. Look at the prices of used Breitlings and compare them to original retail, and you'll get a general idea, but again, some models have a greater following and demand.
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Old 2 August 2011, 06:41 PM   #3
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Breitling resale on the whole is terrible.
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Old 6 August 2011, 11:30 AM   #4
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Breitling resale on the whole is terrible.
Agree.
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Old 6 August 2011, 09:02 PM   #5
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I recently picked up a Steelfish at about 23% off retail. Therefore, I agree that the resale will be much lower. At that point (low 2000s), many would opt for new rather than preowned, imo.
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Old 9 August 2011, 12:15 AM   #6
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Breitling resale on the whole is terrible.
I agree, with the exception of Navitimers.
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Old 2 August 2011, 07:00 PM   #7
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If you look at full retail, awful. However, Breitlings can often be had at massive discounts. If you buy pre-owned, you probably wont do too badly.
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Old 3 August 2011, 09:44 PM   #8
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I'd guess closer to 40 - 50% depending on the model. I just bought a Longitude with a yellow dial with black totalizers that still commands a premium for its desirability, and if you look around, it's going for between more to much more than half its original retail price. A few are actually much higher, though I don't think the sellers are being reasonable. Look at the prices of used Breitlings and compare them to original retail, and you'll get a general idea, but again, some models have a greater following and demand.
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If you look at full retail, awful. However, Breitlings can often be had at massive discounts. If you buy pre-owned, you probably wont do too badly.
This sounds like real good advice if you are concerned about resell value.
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Old 2 August 2011, 11:57 PM   #9
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where is the review ??

Too many posts on this part of the site that are not at all reviews

But to answer your querstion, resale valus sucks.
Don't sell it or buy second hand :-)
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Old 3 August 2011, 12:01 AM   #10
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If you're looking at the new SO Abyss, they're currently selling for ~$2000 in new/like new condition. Keep that in mind when determining your purchase price.
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Old 6 August 2011, 05:54 AM   #11
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Well I did not know that, thank you for the information.
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Old 9 August 2011, 12:49 AM   #12
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Well i have a Breitling for Bentley Silverstorm in mint condition that i want to sell. Paid 9800 May 2010 and I'm hoping to get 4000 now :(. Who knows hopefully I can sell it, I'm addicted to rolex now
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Old 9 August 2011, 11:59 AM   #13
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You're probably looking at about 55% of retail as far as resale is for most Breitlings. Discounts on Breitlings are being cut back since the dealer cost is going up in the end of August.
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Old 10 August 2011, 12:14 AM   #14
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Like has been said on here if you buy full retail resale is a killer

But buy well with good discount and its not that bad

I bought a Breitling Crosswind 7 years ago at 37% discount from AD can get more than I paid for it now, its just if you can wait long enough for new prices to rise and second hand follow (slower on Breilting/Omega than Rolex but do get there)

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Old 12 August 2011, 03:42 PM   #15
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Breilting... Possibly 50%
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Old 21 August 2011, 02:03 PM   #16
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Poor on the whole.

If certain limited edition models, better resale value.
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Old 9 January 2017, 04:14 AM   #17
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Im thinking of buying a new, gray market super avenger 2 in blue with a steel bracelet for around $4201. How much on average will I lose if I buy it and then sell after a year or so?
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Old 11 January 2017, 11:55 PM   #18
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Im thinking of buying a new, gray market super avenger 2 in blue with a steel bracelet for around $4201. How much on average will I lose if I buy it and then sell after a year or so?
Bad deal.
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Old 12 January 2017, 08:40 AM   #19
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Bad deal.
So how much should I be paying for this watch if I wanted it with the box and papers in flawless condition? This is the exact watch I want. Thanks

https://www.watchmaxx.com/watch/brei...7111/C871-168A
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Old 9 January 2017, 04:22 AM   #20
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Resell on a Breitling is 50% of MSRP, at best.
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Old 9 January 2017, 07:32 AM   #21
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Resell on a Breitling is 50% of MSRP, at best.
If i could buy a SA 2 right now for $2200 with box n papers in good condition Id do it right now but im seeing pre owned ones for sale over $3k
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Old 9 January 2017, 07:54 AM   #22
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If i could buy a SA 2 right now for $2200 with box n papers in good condition Id do it right now but im seeing pre owned ones for sale over $3k
I said MSRP. I believe it is close to $5,400, so half is $2,700. A newer model still under warranty in minty condition should be more. Sellers, of course, want more, but $3K is isn't that far off.
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Old 9 January 2017, 10:58 AM   #23
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Breitling is really hard to get most of your money back
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Old 10 January 2017, 05:02 AM   #24
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More than just the cost, it will probably take a lot of time. You may end up sitting on a watch for months trying to sell it. Don't assume you can just flip it, even if you lose a ton of $$.
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I'd never buy a new Breitling for anything but 25% off from an AD
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Old 11 January 2017, 04:12 PM   #26
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like most new watches it depends on how long you keep it. Breitling will lose easily 30-40% just walking out the store no matter what discount you got, then again a rolex in the first year can do that too if you dont buy smart. Buy a watch to keep it, the longer its kept the lesser the hit off retail, oh and never buy retail
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Old 12 January 2017, 11:44 AM   #27
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http://www.chrono24.com/breitling/br...-id4391361.htm
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Old 12 January 2017, 05:00 PM   #28
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I'm wondering if that watch is new or used. Would you pay an extra $400 for a brand new gray market one that comes with a blank warranty card ?
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Old 12 January 2017, 10:28 PM   #29
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That one is probably used.

It all depends on your tolerance for loss. The resale will likely be under $3k so you're looking at a $600 loss vs $1000.

I'd offer the guy on chrono24 $3200 or $3400 and try to get it for that.

Current breitling come with warranty devices they activate online. It's a much different process from Rolex.
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Old 13 January 2017, 04:39 AM   #30
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That one is probably used.

It all depends on your tolerance for loss. The resale will likely be under $3k so you're looking at a $600 loss vs $1000.

I'd offer the guy on chrono24 $3200 or $3400 and try to get it for that.

Current breitling come with warranty devices they activate online. It's a much different process from Rolex.
Out the door their current price on Chrono 24 is coming out to $3870 with shipping and checkout fee. I offered $3200 plus shipping and the checkout fee. See how it goes.

Article price:$3,675.00
Shipping costs:$65.00
Checkout fee:$130.90
Total price:$3,870.90
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