Query: Repairing/refurbishing Breitling Top Time ref 2009 circa 1965/6
I have a Breitling Top Time that dates from either 1965 or 1966. I think it is the Breitling TOP TIME gold ref 2009 cal Valjoux 7730 Diameter 36mm from 1966.
The watch belonged to my father.
It is unfortunately not in working order and I would like to have it repaired and possibly refurbished if possible.
I am currently living in Hanoi, Vietnam and thus contacted the main distributor for Breitling in SE Asia in Singapore to inquire whether the registered service centre in Hanoi at "Galle Watch" would be able to do this.I bought my Orient from them and they have serviced that watch, but this Breitling is more than 50 years old and a family heirloom - not sure I want to trust them with that.
The person I spoke to in Singapore informed me that because it's a vintage watch, it would need to be sent back to the main repair centre in Grenchen, Switzerland.
Has anyone got any experience with this or have any other suggestions on what I could do to get the watch repaired? I don't trust the shipping companies and postal services in Vietnam as things have a tendency to go missing.
Any advice would be much appreciated.