Breitling service ''Exchange of balance wheel''
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    Breitling service ''Exchange of balance wheel''

    Hi
    I just got the service estimate for my Titanium Seawolf and extra to the published service charge there is a charge for the ''Exchange of balance wheel (worn)'' which is an additional half the price of the complete service on top !
    Doesn't this come under ? :

    This service includes: refurbishment* of the case and metal bracelet, changing all seals, partial changing
    of hands and checking of water resistance.
    Disassembly, cleaning and REPLACING OF STANDARD MOVEMENT PARTS, assembly, lubrication, adjustment and
    setting of movement function parameters.

    Thanks
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    Re: Breitling service ''Exchange of balance wheel''

    I would have thought that the balance wheel would count as part of the standard movement parts too, but I often overestimate and find myself disappointed when it comes to this sort of stuff. I guess it's also possible that they only include replacement of the parts that typically wear down between services.

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    Re: Breitling service ''Exchange of balance wheel''

    Balance wheel is like the gearbox in your car... normally should last life of car but if you get unlucky they occasionally do blowup.

    It wouldn't be a routine service replaced item like a mainspring, certain gears/clutches or plastic crystal.

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    Re: Breitling service ''Exchange of balance wheel''

    Smells like rotten fish.

    Just brought to mind the olde ball-joint racket.
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    Re: Breitling service ''Exchange of balance wheel''

    I’v had good experiences with Breitling factory service, so I’m inclined to say it’s legit.
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    Re: Breitling service ''Exchange of balance wheel''

    Well considering the crystal, case and bracelet are in fantastic condition then they want over $800 to service what is essentially an ETA 2824 cosc movement, the standard charge I would pay but $280 extra for a balance wheel is taking the p#ss

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    Re: Breitling service ''Exchange of balance wheel''

    Quote Originally Posted by john.6 View Post
    Well considering the crystal, case and bracelet are in fantastic condition then they want over $800 to service what is essentially an ETA 2824 cosc movement, the standard charge I would pay but $280 extra for a balance wheel is taking the p#ss
    A person could buy a new top grade ETA 2824 movement for $250 which is exactly the same as a cosc movement but without the certification, and take whatever parts needed from it, balance, mainspring etc.

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    Re: Breitling service ''Exchange of balance wheel''

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