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    Favre-Leuba question

    Hi everyone, I'm new to the site and I'm not sure how it works so if I'm doing it wrong I apologise. I was just looking for some help identifying a Favre Leuba I just bought off eBay. It is my first mechanical watch so I'm pretty clueless. The ad said it was a 1970's but that's all I know.
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    Re: Favre-Leuba question

    Welcome to WatchUSeek.
    Moved your post to the more suitable forum (btw: hijacking a thread is no good idea).
    To me the dial looks renewed to me. However this may be, sometimes it is better to ask prior to purchase.
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    Re: Favre-Leuba question

    Looks to be a AS 2066 movement and they are rather expensive today. The thing is that Favre-Leuba is not a brand to just go out and buy without closer examination as this brand has been faked during such a long time so one can find watches with real movements in the early fakes to really cheap ones nowadays.

    It's so bad that 9 out of 10 Favre-Leuba on eBay are fakes in one way or another and it looks a bit odd to me.

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    Re: Favre-Leuba question

    Quote Originally Posted by Shum View Post
    Looks to be a AS 2066 movement and they are rather expensive today.
    Could you tell me what/why the AS 2066 is rather expensive? Only I own a few and would be interested to know.
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    Re: Favre-Leuba question

    Quote Originally Posted by bluestifford View Post
    Could you tell me what/why the AS 2066 is rather expensive? Only I own a few and would be interested to know.
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    It's of cource relative but they go for more money then equal watches with movements form AS and other ébauche manufacturers and this is because they often were put in little more expensive brands so even cheaper watches are more expensive as they are bought as donors.

    Generally a no thrills watch with this movement goes for $100+ but sure sometimes they slip through the cracks and go for as little as $10. Just try to find parts and you understand what I mean.

    A few years ago I was after some parts and I ended up buying two junk (really junk) watches so I could take the parts I needed. It turned out that they had already taken the same parts that I needed from one of them but thankfully the second had them in working order.

    For me $100 is rather much for a watch as I only pay $10-20 at most (not counting Certina and Tissot watches).
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    Re: Favre-Leuba question

    Thanks Shum, I just had one of my 2066 serviced and my watchmaker said very good movement, bulletproof in fact he said. Incidentally De Bethune and blancpain used that movement apparently, doing a quick google search revealed.
    Ps sorry for hijacking thread.
    Pps OP, seems like a definite redial. Otherwise a decent movement as you may have now read.


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    Re: Favre-Leuba question

    It does show that older fakes can actually be worth more now because of the movement used back when it was cobbled together and can be a great find today. The new fakes use FHF/ST 96 movement and these are worth nothing though.

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