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    Wakman Breitling Valjoux 7733

    I am interested in your impressions of this watch. I'm just not sure how to put a link up to it from here. It's on that bay site.


    VINTAGE WAKMANN BREITLING 2 REGISTER CHRONOGRAPH VALJOUX 7733 WRIST WATCH

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    Re: Wakman Breitling Valjoux 7733

    not a specialist in Wakmann -but-I think this one looks very okay.
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    Re: Wakman Breitling Valjoux 7733

    My impressions are that while I think the watch is fine, Wakmann was not made by Breitling, so I wish sellers would stop trying to fool folks into thinking they were. From what I understand, Wakmann stores were the first stores to sell Breitlings in the USA.

    That being said, since the auctions says "or best offer", do a completed search for Valjoux 7733 and see what folks are paying for them. I picked up this one a year or so ago for under $300:
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    Re: Wakman Breitling Valjoux 7733

    Quote Originally Posted by RonD. View Post
    My impressions are that while I think the watch is fine, Wakmann was not made by Breitling, so I wish sellers would stop trying to fool folks into thinking they were. From what I understand, Wakmann stores were the first stores to sell Breitlings in the USA.
    That is not quite correct. Breitling was not able to import watches to the USA due to trade restrictions so Wakmann imported Breitling watches (and other Swiss suppliers) and did the final assembly of products in the USA. Some Wakmann watches are indeed made from Breitling components but I think the cases were usually different.you can find co branded models as well.

    The brand that seems to get masqueraded as Breitling is Sicura, Who's CEO purchased Breitling asserts during the company wind down in 1979, and has no association to Breitling in components, design, or models produced before then. I think Sicura was subsequently closed due to Breitling superior quality and reputation.
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    Re: Wakman Breitling Valjoux 7733

    I did some searching earlier. Some went for as low as under $200.00. This particular watch has been relisted four times. I was thinking of making a lowball offer of $150.00 - $175.00.

    It will need some work on the case. The movement looks good, and I like the dial. I asked the seller some questions last night, and am waiting for a reply.

    I assume I am looking at about $400.00 for a basic service, no parts?

    Did anyone notice the worn areas on the pushers? Concerning?

    I will/am continuing to search.

    Thanks for the insights
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    Re: Wakman Breitling Valjoux 7733

    To me movement looks good, but I believe dial has been re-worked albeit a long time ago.
    Not sure its current state suits me, but that is just my personal taste
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    Re: Wakman Breitling Valjoux 7733

    Never mind this one. Further research has shown I am not really interested in this model. I'll take some time and look around a bit.

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    Re: Wakman Breitling Valjoux 7733

    Hi Ron,

    Quote Originally Posted by RonD. View Post
    ...not made by Breitling, so I wish sellers would stop trying to fool folks into thinking they were.
    No hope, it is a business model done with many such relations between brands. And it works well on ebay, because the huge community allways provides enough fools who believe this junk. Meanwhile one can notice sellers who relate almost every trash to any randomly chosen famous brand. They simply noticed that there is a demand for such fairytales, and care for an according supply.

    I click further since long, when I read such nonsense, because it almost always boosts the bids. There is a kind of parallel universe, where people are happy with things they believe to have - no need for the real things.

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    Re: Wakman Breitling Valjoux 7733

    Thanks for clearing things up Buddman. I also agree with your comment Roland.

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