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    Not really a Vintage watch but has got me interested

    I purchased this Breil watch on ebay a couple of months ago. It has the Valjoux 7768 movement. That would date this watch between 85-93. Nice watch, runs well, and I love the complications. My first watch of this type and it has sparked my interest in vintage watches. Would like to add another moonphase/chronograph to my collection. I understand there are a lot of landmines involved in purchasing watches of these types and a trusted "advisor" has told me to spend my money elsewhere (newer watches)Name:  IMG_0072.JPG
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    Just looking to pick up a few pointers. Want to stick with Swiss .

    What's the opinion on restored dials ?
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    Re: Not really a Vintage watch but has got me interested

    I think that everyone here will encourage you to pursue your interest in vintage watches; they are much more interesting than new watches, and certainly a better way to spend your money.

    New watches always decrease in value after you buy them. And while you should not buy vintage watches with the idea that they are a good "investment", with vintage watches you at least have a reasonable chance of breaking even if you make smart purchases. However, unlike with new watches, you must educate yourself to avoid the "landmines" you mentioned.

    Obviously you want to avoid restored dials (restored watches in general) if you possibly can. Restoration greatly reduces the desirability/collectibility of vintage watches. If you can't tolerate the looks of an aged dial, vintage watches probably aren't for you.

    The Universal Geneve tri-compax is the classic example of a vintage moonphase chronograph that immediately comes to mind for me. If you like complicated dials, they are gorgeous watches.

    https://www.timepiecechronicle.com/f...x-1944-to-1949

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    Re: Not really a Vintage watch but has got me interested

    hehe that UG is killer

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    Re: Not really a Vintage watch but has got me interested

    Thanks for the reply Dan and that's a great looking watch. I actually never buy "new" watches. Always used but not really Vintage. There does seem to be a lot to choose from which makes searching more difficult. Mostly searching in ebay and as I said would like to stick with swiss manual wind models. If I see something maybe I will bounce it off you.

    BTW.....my son lives in Wellington CO. Nice little watch shop there. Very friendly watchmaker.
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