Since the company’s founding in 1884, Breitling watches have appealed to the adventure-loving, fun-seeking watch enthusiast. Not only do Breitling watches please the wearer aesthetically, but they are also extremely useful and functional in all situations. Breitling introduced the first independent chronograph push piece, which assisted in timing sports competitions and flight times.
The Breitling models are extremely reliable and functional and are the watch of choice for most in the aviation industry. Because Breitling watches are so dependable and useful, they are always in high demand. Due to this high demand, the prices of new Breitling watches remain high. Once a brand new Breitling watch is purchased, it immediately depreciates in value and is worth significantly less than what the owner purchased it for. As a result, many Breitling fans prefer to purchase a pre-owned Breitling watch. Because the company produces such reliable and dependable watches, buyers know that the pre-owned Breitling watch will still be perfectly functional. There are many factors that affect the price of a pre-owned Breitling watch. Here are just a few:
The model number can be found on the case back of all Breitling watches. The model number tells many important facts about the watch, such as material and model. There are many types of Breitling bracelets and Breitling Source has done a great job compiling a list of most of the different types of bands. Most of the Breitling bands are either metal or rubber. The material of the band affects Breitling watch prices.
Another obvious factor that contributes to prices for Breitling watches is condition. If the Breitling looks extremely worn, it shows that the previous owner truly enjoyed the watch. However, it also can mean that the owner did not take very good care of the watch. If the Breitling bracelet is stretched and worn, that will lower the price. If the bracelet was kept in excellent condition, then the Breitling will be worth more money. If the watch was not kept in great condition, chances are that it will need servicing, which can lower the price of the Breitling. The better condition the watch is in, the more a buyer will be willing to pay.
The rarity of the Breitling watch also contributes to the market value of the watch. For example, many of the Breitling for Bentley watches are limited edition watches that may be one of only 200 watches. The rarer the watch, the higher the demand and the lower the supply, increasing the market value for the limited edition Breitling watch.
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