A favourite Breitling Superocean model is the "Steelfish". Early examples of the Breitling Superocean Steelfish are fitted with square "Stop Sign" seconds hands, models after 2007 are fitted with arrow hands.
Swiss Watch Trader is an independent Breitling watch dealer and shop selling the very best second hand Breitlng watches for men in Hampshire and online. Unless there is a valid reason, all our Breitling watches for sale will include their original boxes, papers, manuals and hang tags. Buy your next Breitling watch online with your debit/credit card, PayPal or bank transfer or book an appointment to view and buy in person. All pre owned Breitling watches purchased from Swiss Watch Trader will include free UK delivery and a 12 month warranty. Our collection of pre owned, used & second hand Breitling watches include the Breitling Navitimer, Breitling Avenger and Breitling Superocean.
If you’re located in Hampshire or the surrounding areas and nervous about the prospect of buying a pre owned, used or second hand Breitling watch without at least seeing it first then you’re in luck. Our main office is located in Solent Business Park, Whiteley and available for in-person viewings of our Breitling watches for sale. Please note that viewing of our watches is strictly by appointment only, we do not offer a walk in service - please get in contact to book an appointment. If you’re from further afield or can’t get to our offices then don’t worry, we will cover all the postage costs.
Buy your next pre owned Breitling watch from Swiss Watch Trader today and take advantage of being able to spread the payments over 36 months with low rate finance provided by Klarna. We are please to offer our customers the option of paying just a 10% deposit and spreading the balance over 6, 12, 24 or 36 months. Finance is currently available on all Breitling watches under £5,000. However in certain curcumstances this limit can be increase. Please get in touch if you have any questions about our finance options on Breitling watches.
When buying your next pre owned, used or second hand Breitling watch always check online reviews and feedback to ensure that the seller is honest and genuine. Verified reviews left by previous customers on website such as Trustpilot and Google are a great way of seeing how the watch dealer / seller operates. Also be sure you check the company out on their social media channels including Instagram, Facebook and YouTube. Check the they are posting images of the actual watches for sale and have a reasonable following. Check their website for high quality and most importantly original and un-edited images of the the watches for sale and you are interested in purchasing. Don't be afraid ask for a video if aren’t 100% sure on the condition or can’t quite see certain aspects of the watch for sale. If a seller is serious about providing the customer with all the information required to make the buying experience as stress free as possible then they will be more than happy to help. If the seller does not offer the option to view the watch in person prior to making a decision, or at least do so through high-quality imagery, then you may want to look elsewhere. At Swiss Watch Trader we always tell our customers to purchase the very best Breitling watch, in the best condition, at the very best price with as much or the original packaging and paraphernalia as possible. Original boxes and warranty papers/card are a must, manuals and hang tags are essential but not necessarily deal breakers (there are exceptions). Please get in touch if you have any questions about our any of our new, used, pre owned and second hand Breitling watches.
SELL YOUR BREITLING WATCH
Have you ever asked yourself “where can I sell my watch” or "where can I sell my Breitling"? If so, you’ve come to the right place. We specialise in selling a wide range of Swiss watches including Breitling. Our simple process allows you to sell your watch in just few easy steps. We are happy to consider selling your Breitling watch on a consignment basis taking a small free from the selling price. Your Breitling should ideally be in the best possible condition with original boxes and paperwork. This isn't a deal breaker but it will obviously effect the price we will be able to achieve for you. We are always looking for quality new, used and vintage watches and will do our upmost to get you the very best market price.
The Breitling watch has its humble beginnings in Switzerland and owes its success to the chronograph. A chronograph is like a stopwatch. Breitling Watches began in1884, founded in Saint-Imier, Switzerland by Léon Breitling. His son, Gaston, took over the running of the company in 1914 when his father passed away. The brand isknown for its precision timepieces, and being most commonly adopted by the aviation industry. In the 1940s, a circular slide rule was added to the bezel of thechronograph models, specifically to help pilots with navigation. The model was known as the Navitimer. Its revolutionary combination of functionality and eleganceproved popular, and a commercial version was released to the public in 1969. In 2002, Breitling Watches partnered with Bentley Motors to design the dashboard clockfor its Bentley Continental GT. Following the success of this, Breitling began manufacturing a range of Bentley-themed chronographs a year later. In 1892, Breitling'schronographs were perhaps the best and most accurate time measures. In fact, the Brietling chronograph was so good it was quickly adopted by the military andpolice. Brietling watches are best known today for their connection to the aviation industry. They had special timing and conversion rulers, unique to no other watch.These features allowed pilots to calculate their speed, fuel use, and distance. It was not long before the Royal Air Force, many commercial and business pilots -- andeven astronauts -- started wearing them. Breitling continued to issue more refined and technologically sophisticated watches to meet demand. Including the ground-breaking and ever-more accurate chronometer. Breitling is a world leader, and is the only major watch brand to chronometer-certify all its models. A Breitling watch is awonderful timepiece with an unparalleled reputation for technical mastery and accuracy. Each one of our used Breitling watches is subject to our experts' qualitychecking -- so you can be sure your pre-owned Breitling will be of fantastic quality. A famous model is the Breitling Emergency watch, and the Breitling Cosmonaught.Want to know more about our luxury second-hand Breitling or used Breitling watches? Then contact us today. We will be happy to answer any questions.
The first Breitling Navitimer, the 806, was relealse in 1956 and featured the iconic slide-rule bezel. The model used the a Venus 187 manual movement with chronograph function. In the early 1960s, Scott Carpenter was preparing for the Mercury mission and wearing a Navitimer, but realized that the dark environs of space may be disorienting. Breitling creating a Navitimer Cosmonaute which featured a 24-hour dial to help tell night from day when in Space, and an enlarged beaded bezel to help manipulate the watch with gloves. Scott Carpenter wore this watch during the Aurora 7 mission and on 24th May 1962, it became the first Swiss wrist-worn chronograph in space.
The original Breitling Emergency was released in 1995. The watch featured a beacon that, when activated, transmitted a signal on the international distress frequency of 121.5MHz. This transmission could be received up to 167km away and was directional, allowing authorities to locate the beacon with great accuracy. The Emergency was eventually offered to the general public once a document was signed acknowledging their responsibilities in paying for rescue attempts in the event of a false alarm. However, if the transmitter was utilised during a true emergency situation, Breitling offered to replace the watch at no charge to the owner.
The Breitling Superocean started life back in 1957 with the reference 1004. The watch featured a 39mm stainless steel case and a depth rating of 200m. By 1983, the depth rating had increased to 1000m with the Breitling Superocean ‘Deep Sea’ ref. 81190. Pupular version of the Breitling Superocean include the 44mm Steelfish and 42mm Abyss.
In 2007, Breitling commemorated the model’s 50th anniversary with the Breitling SuperOcean Heritage Collection. The SuperOcean Heritage is a tribute to the first ever SuperOcean, with its braided steel bracelet. Breitling even brought back its original 1950s logo for this collection. However, to keep up with modern tastes, the SuperOcean Heritage is available in a 38 mm or 46 mm case size in a variety of different colors and in three different bracelet materials: rubber, leather, and steel mesh.
The first Breitling Avenger was released in 2001. The Breitling Avenger range of watches have been available in numerous sizes and materials over the years. A very popular version is the 44mm titanium Breitling Chrono Avenger E13360 as worn by Leonardo DiCaprio in the 2006 movie Blood Diamond.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BUYING A PRE-OWNED BREITLING WATCH?
Buying a second hand Breitling watch has many benefits. Firstly, Breitling watches are built with quality in mind. This means you can trust that they will last more than less prestigious Swiss watch brands. For extra security, Swiss Watch Trader also offers a 12 month warranty on all our pre-owned men’s Breitling watches.
Secondly, Breitling is a well-known, luxury brand that has been well-positioned in the men’s fashion and style industry. If you’ve always dreamt of being like Brad Pitt or Tom Cruise, purchasing one of our second hand Breitling watches for sale in the UK will help you to achieve this. The brand exudes sophistication and a sense of celebrity, which you’ll be hard-pressed to find with many other generic watch brands.
Finally, opting to buy a Breitling watch second hand rather than brand new is ideal for those looking to save on costs. When buying any of our pre-owned Breitling watch models from us, the costs compared to buying brand new are drastically reduced. What’s more, we also offer a range of options for those who want to spread the costs, including offering our Breitling watches on finance.
IS BREITLING BETTER THAN ROLEX?
Both Breitling and Rolex are highly prestigious timepiece makers; between them they dominate the Swiss watch market. Whether you choose a second hand Breitling or used Rolex, you can rest assured that you’re choosing a high-quality, reliable watch.
While the two brands have their advantages and disadvantages, both Rolex and Breitling watches for men are built with quality in mind, so investing in them means you can rest assured that they will last for years to come.
We stock a range of second hand Breitling and pre-owned Rolex watches, all in top condition. Our men’s used Breitling watch collection includes second hand Breitling Superocean watches and pre-owned Breitling Avenger watches.
WHAT IS A BREITLING WATCH WORTH?
Used Breitling watches that are kept in good condition, can be worth very large amounts of money if sold properly and at the right time.
Popular second-hand Breitling watches include the Breitling Navitimer and Breitling Colt. If you are a collector and you’d like to view any of our second-hand or vintage Breitling watches in the UK before you make your purchase, we offer in-person viewing appointments at our main office in Fareham, Hampshire. These are by appointment only; contact us to arrange a viewing appointment now.
ARE BREITLING WATCHES A GOOD INVESTMENT?
Generally speaking, most Breitling watches depreciate in value after they are first purchased new, with estimates saying this depreciation is around 30-40% in the first year.
But pre-owned Breitling watches hold their value if they are kept in good condition. This means keeping them in clean, working condition.
If you are a Swiss Watch collector, and you want to keep hold of your Breitling watch for a number of years in hopes of auctioning it, you are advised to keep your watch in its case and store in a temperature-regulated area that’s away from moisture.
Many of our Swiss watches have been bought by collectors and antique dealers over the years. We are proud to hold a range of mint condition second-hand Breitling watches in our UK office, including the Breitling Emergency and the Breitling Colt.
WHAT IS THE BEST SECOND-HAND BREITLING WATCH TO BUY?
There are many varieties of men’s Breitling watches that have been designed and produced over the years. Breitling watches have appeared on many Hollywood wrists, including Tom Cruise and David Beckham.
Because of this, good-quality vintage Breitling watches can fetch a fair amount at auction, depending on the model, era and the level of care that has been taken to preserve their original condition.
In terms of the Breitling Navitimer, secondhand models that have the most value and are therefore the best to buy for collectors are the Datora and Montbriliant, while the most popular Breitling to buy now would be the Breitling Superocean or Breitling Avenger.
WHAT IS THE CHEAPEST BREITLING WATCH?
Generally, new and second hand Breitling watches are more affordable to buy outright than other major Swiss watch brands, like Rolex.
The cheapest Breitling watches to buy are the Breitling Colt and Breitling Superocean.
However, Swiss Watch Trader stocks a range of affordable options for people who want to buy pre-owned Breitling watches without worrying about the price tag.
For example, we offer a range of finance options, which allow you to spread the costs of your chosen watch. You can either choose to place a 10% deposit on the second hand Breitling watch of your choice, and spread the payments over 24, 36 or 48 months.
If you prefer, we also offer a 0% APR option over 12 months on all Breitling watches for sale for those who want to buy a used Omega watch using credit. Our finance option is subject to status and provided by Klarna.