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

 
 By: Spangles - El Atigrado : 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 arenโ€™t magical to me. Make sure that that complication alone will satisfy you.

I appreciate it, what led you to move on?

 
 By: Spangles - El Atigrado : 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 didnโ€™t excite me like flybacks and rattrapantes did. And now chronometres. Having said all that (bet you wish you hadnโ€™t asked) this movement in particular is stunning. But get the YG Marine!!!!

I'm glad I asked! [nt]

 
 By: Spangles - El Atigrado : 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 - El Atigrado : 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 - El Atigrado : 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 - El Atigrado : 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.

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป! [nt]

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

 
 By: Spangles - El Atigrado : 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 - El Atigrado : 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
Iโ€™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 Iโ€™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 - El Atigrado : May 17th, 2019-05:50
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๐Ÿ‘ [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!
Best,
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I passed on it!

 
 By: Spangles - El Atigrado : 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, ร‰. [nt]

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

 
 By: Spangles - El Atigrado : 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 - El Atigrado : May 17th, 2019-10:19
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