Thoughts on this Baume & Mercier 902 Chronograph?
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    Thoughts on this Baume & Mercier 902 Chronograph?

    Hello,

    What can you tell me about this vintage Baume & Mercier 902?

    Thoughts on the dial? It's value? Also how much is a standard service for these watches if you happen to know.





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    Re: Thoughts on this Baume & Mercier 902 Chronograph?

    On the outside, looks legit- at least I have been able to find other specimens, which look identical, and which don't look like they were tampered with.
    A movement pic would be necessary in order to assess the authenticity of it. The case has some heavy brassing, the lume is in a bad condition as well.
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    Re: Thoughts on this Baume & Mercier 902 Chronograph?

    Should probably have a Landeron 48 inside, or variant. Also, I would guess that the diameter is rather small, something like 34mm. This would have to be considered an entry level vintage chronograph in very rough shape. A standard service varies quite a bit on location, but my watchmaker's fee would start at about $300, and rise if parts/repairs are needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mkws View Post
    On the outside, looks legit- at least I have been able to find other specimens, which look identical, and which don't look like they were tampered with.
    A movement pic would be necessary in order to assess the authenticity of it. The case has some heavy brassing, the lume is in a bad condition as well.
    I purchased it. Can provide movement shots when it comes in.




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    Quote Originally Posted by badbackdan View Post
    Should probably have a Landeron 48 inside, or variant. Also, I would guess that the diameter is rather small, something like 34mm. This would have to be considered an entry level vintage chronograph in very rough shape. A standard service varies quite a bit on location, but my watchmaker's fee would start at about $300, and rise if parts/repairs are needed.
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    Re: Thoughts on this Baume & Mercier 902 Chronograph?

    We don't provide valuations here...It's explained in the "sticky" threads with the rules of this sub-forum.
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    Re: Thoughts on this Baume & Mercier 902 Chronograph?

    You can search under sold items using eBay's advanced search to find sales prices for gold plated Landeron chronographs of similar size and condition. My sense is that you can buy them for ~$200 pretty easily. A serviced watch will not generally sell for much more than an unserviced watch on eBay, because buyers (correctly) don't really believe that they are serviced. So servicing a watch for resale purposes is not generally recommended, unless you can service it yourself.
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    Re: Thoughts on this Baume & Mercier 902 Chronograph?

    902 is a reference to the number of US Dollars that it will be worth in a period of hyperinflation.

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    Thoughts on this Baume & Mercier 902 Chronograph?

    Thanks for all the info!
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