Opinions requested! What do you think of the Breguet 5317, please?

 By: Spangles - Mr. Tabby : May 15th, 2019-11:19
Received an unexpected offer and the input of Watchpros will make deciding more fun. I like Breguet more than is healthy! Please give your take, like or dislike and why! Thanks!

I had this one once.

 By: DruidPadj : May 15th, 2019-11:23
Gorgeous movement. But tourbillons aren’t magical to me. Make sure that that complication alone will satisfy you.

I appreciate it, what led you to move on?

 By: Spangles - Mr. Tabby : May 15th, 2019-11:55
Something specific or just not magically delicious?

I guess the latter.

 By: DruidPadj : May 15th, 2019-12:22
At the time I got it I thought I had achieved horological heaven: a Breguet tourbillon. Then I quickly realized that tourbillons did nothing enchanting for me. I came to the opinion that they were vanity projects for watchmakers. Which is fine-much of mechanical watches and watchmaking is that. But this particular endeavor didn’t excite me like flybacks and rattrapantes did. And now chronometres. Having said all that (bet you wish you hadn’t asked) this movement in particular is stunning. But get the YG Marine!!!!

I'm glad I asked! [nt]

 By: Spangles - Mr. Tabby : May 15th, 2019-12:45
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Breguet and Tourbillons... A long story. This one is exquisite, even if it is not my favorite Breguet. [nt]

 By: amanico : May 15th, 2019-11:34
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The longest tourbillon history for sure!

 By: Spangles - Mr. Tabby : May 15th, 2019-12:00
Anything that rankles about this one or just others sing more to you?

Others which sing more to me. One example? The Tradition. Another example I will soon show... [nt]

 By: amanico : May 15th, 2019-12:15
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Looking forward to it! [nt]

 By: Spangles - Mr. Tabby : May 15th, 2019-13:55
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Lugs apart, I love Breguets

 By: sham1 : May 15th, 2019-11:40
and its wide selection of tourbillons, the 5317 being no exception! That 5 day power reserve was quite something in its day and still is actually. The engraved movement is a huge plus and I will not even mention the dial smile

Thanks Sham!

 By: Spangles - Mr. Tabby : May 15th, 2019-12:05
The engraved movement is part of the allure!

Stunning movement

 By: Uncle Chico : May 15th, 2019-12:00
Very balanced dial. If the goal is to own a tourbillon this is the classic example. I think there are other Breguet references that are more graceful with more complicated guilloche but this is definitely a serious presence on the wrist. I wouldn't say no.

πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»! [nt]

 By: Spangles - Mr. Tabby : May 15th, 2019-12:05
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At 66%off, still decided to pass.

 By: Spangles - Mr. Tabby : May 15th, 2019-14:35
Won't see that deal again, but it's not the watch for me.

Not a buy and flip person either.

In case of doubt, pass. I will post some very nice ones, soon. [nt]

 By: amanico : May 15th, 2019-22:00
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You have wonderful self-control. [nt]

 By: DruidPadj : May 16th, 2019-06:15
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I just deeply imagine what it will be like, and if it's disappointing then I don't go ahead.

 By: Spangles - Mr. Tabby : May 16th, 2019-09:55
It's also why I didn't marry a girlfriend or two!

I agree sincerely

 By: ChristianDK : May 16th, 2019-21:20
I’m much more hesitant now, before pulling the trigger. It has to be a burning desire to own it,  before I buy it. There are so many watches that I like - but I’m not sure they would make me a happier person. Ownership is an other issue.

I think of it like a museum--many beautiful things to look at but no need to take home! [nt]

 By: Spangles - Mr. Tabby : May 17th, 2019-05:50
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πŸ‘ [nt]

 By: ChristianDK : May 17th, 2019-08:01
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Big like [nt]

 By: Jurry : May 16th, 2019-07:34
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A very nice watch, great complication horologically (but I feel a bit like Padj).

 By: eklektik : May 17th, 2019-05:00
5 days Reserve is very nice, although I feel they should have put a 0 instead of the decreasing lines, it does not match the rest of the style of the watch.
It is a Breguet so should be easy to resell if you don't feel the love anymore (although I never buy with that in mind).
Let us know what your choice is!

I passed on it!

 By: Spangles - Mr. Tabby : May 17th, 2019-05:51
Bought a good example of a yellow gold bracelet pre-swatch Breguet that I think will be fun to own.

Great stuff! As long as you're happy I'm happy :) Best, Γ‰. [nt]

 By: eklektik : May 17th, 2019-13:05
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Thanks and appreciated! [nt]

 By: Spangles - Mr. Tabby : May 18th, 2019-06:39
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I hate excessive text

 By: Spartacus : May 17th, 2019-08:42
Especially on a dress watch.  That means the "five days" on the top example is a non-starter for me.  I much prefer using all Roman numerals like the bottom example.  I find the shape of the power reserve window, specifically the hard acute angle at the bottom, a bit inelegant.  

The rest is lovely.  

Yes, lovely but didn't grab me. [nt]

 By: Spangles - Mr. Tabby : May 17th, 2019-10:19
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