Colt A57035 Repair or Restore? Please Advise

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    Colt A57035 Repair or Restore? Please Advise

    I just found this circa 1993 Colt. I had packed it up to send in for a battery replacement and somehow the unmailed package got forgotten about misplaced... for like 20 years! I bought it new--it was my first "nice" watch and aside from the sentimental value to me, I realize it's a pretty great looking and sturdy watch. What do you guys think would be the best route to getting it up and running again? Send it in to Breitling? Full overhaul or just new battery and gaskets? I never had it serviced, only a battery replacement or two. Now after all this time, the lume in the hands looks a little ragged, though it still glows. The crystal has a couple of deep scratches, but no chips. I think the movement was in good shape when I packed it up all those years ago, other than needing a new battery. Is there somewhere that I can send it for less expensive, but still excellent work? Is it even worth repairing or restoring? Any advice about how to go forward here would be most appreciated!

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    Re: Colt A57035 Repair or Restore? Please Advise

    If it was mine I would contact BUSA and get full overhaul.

    I did this with my Ti Avengers and each came back in as new.

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    I'd put a battery in it myself to see if everything ticks first. If so, send it to Breitling for overhaul. If not, decide if you want to pay for a new movement or unload it as is. Hopefully the battery didn't leak. Just my .02
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    Re: Colt A57035 Repair or Restore? Please Advise

    Thanks for the advice! Did a little research and found a local Breitling dealer who will replace the battery for $10--maybe I'll just get it running again and see if it is something I'll actually wear before investing in an overhaul.

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    Re: Colt A57035 Repair or Restore? Please Advise

    Got the battery and seal replaced. Works great! I'm going to wear it a while to see if it's worth sending in to BUSA for the full treatment. I have some concerns that I may find it a little undersized by today's standards, but so far I'm kind of liking it. The relatively small size also means it's very comfortable and unobtrusive on the wrist. Too small or just right? Can't decide yet.

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